COVID-19 Information for Seniors and Medically Sensitive Groups
If you are over 60, are immune suppressed or have pre-existing medical conditions including respiratory diseases, it is advised to practice social distancing such as staying away from large public areas and events.
The Riverside County Office on Aging team is available to assist you via telephone at 1-800-510-2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
CalFresh is the program formally known as Food Stamps and federally known as SNAP. This program issues electronic benefits to purchase food to California residents who meet the eligibility requirements.
Apply online: https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/
CalFresh Info Line: 1-877-847-3663
Riverside County Office on Aging
Several locations throughout Riverside County are continuing to provide temporary alternate meals for seniors.
Riverside Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels Riverside continues to keep its wheels in motion during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Volunteers are continuing the coordination of getting hot, nutritious meals to the hundreds of clients – and precautionary steps have been taken to ensure safety of the volunteers and the clients.
Meals: 951.683.7151 x102
Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino (FARSB)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, FARSB will distribute food to individuals in a drive-thru style on select days. Please call (951) 359-4757 for more information.
Special Hours for Grocery Stores
Many grocery stores and chains have announced they will be holding special shopping hours only for seniors and medically sensitive individuals. Individual stand-alone stores may also be offering special hours. These special hours vary greatly by store and location. We advise you call your individual store to check on whether it is holding special hours when planning your trip to buy groceries.
*Special hours are designated for seniors and at-risk individuals only
For Those Feeling Isolated at Home
California Statewide Hotline
California has launched a statewide hotline, in coordination with the non-profit local 2-1-1 systems, so that Californians have a one-stop shop to answer their questions and get assistance during this crisis.
Call (833) 544-2374
The Friendship Line
Accredited crisis intervention program for older and disabled adults; provides emotional support, reassurance, elder abuse prevention, and information and referral.
Call (800) 971-0016 (24-hours) or visit https://www.ioaging.org/services/all-inclusive-health-care/friendship-line/contact-friendship-line
City of Riverside Police Department's "You Are Not Alone" Program
Call (951) 826-5235
Program only available to seniors.
Additional Information and Resources
- Riverside County Resources
- State Health and Emergency Officials Encourage Individuals at Higher Risk of Severe Illness due to COVID-19 to Take Precautions
- What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know?
- People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19
- Guidance for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs