Manhattan Beach Coordinates Resource Delivery for Older Adults

March 25, 2020

Utilizing various community partnerships, the City of Manhattan Beach has coordinated a resource delivery program that serves older adults that need assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. Older adults can now call the City’s Older Adult hotline at 310-802-5010 and coordinate meals, transportation, medication, groceries, or other essential items from community and City employee volunteers.

“During this difficult time, it is incumbent upon our community to step up and assist the identified vulnerable populations associated with this pandemic. I’m proud to say our community has stepped up. Volunteers from the Rotary Club, Beach Cities Health District, Salvation Army, City employees, Neighborhood Watch, and our CERT Team are all on board and will do all they can to assist older adults,” said Mayor Richard Montgomery.

The hotline is available seven days a week, Monday – Friday (6:30 AM – 5:30 PM) and Saturday – Sunday (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Upon calling the hotline, City staff will coordinate how resources will be delivered in partnership with the Rotary Club, Redondo Beach Salvation Army’s Meals on Wheels Program, and Beach Cities Health District.

For specific assistance with hot meal delivery, older adults may contact the Salvation Army’s Meals on Wheels program, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, directly at 310-318-2827. In addition, the Beach Cities Health District has a helpline for emotional support and ongoing care management for older adults and adults with disabilities. Beach Cities Health District staff is available 7 days a week, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM by calling 310-374-3426 ext. 256.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the City of Manhattan Beach will continue to provide updates. Information regarding the coronavirus is changing frequently. For accurate and up to date information about COVID-19, please visit DPH’s website, the City’s website, sign up for eNotifications and Nixle public safety alerts, and follow the City on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, andInstagram.

For questions on the implementation of the County’s Order and new City measures related to addressing COVID-19, please send an email to covid-19questions@citymb.info.