Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites

Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites


The organization provides services for older adults age 50 and older and people with disabilities age 18 and older and their families who live in Los Angeles County. Services include adult day care, caregiver/care receiver support groups, case/care management, congregate meals/nutrition sites, friendly visiting, health/disability related support groups, home based mental health services, long term care ombudsman program, peer counseling, personal financial counseling, senior ride program, specialized information and referral, tax information, welfare rights assistance and widow/widower support groups. The senior ride program is restricted to Santa Monica zip codes 90401, 90402, 90403, 90404, 90405; for all other services there are no geographic restrictions.

Adult day care services are tailored to adults with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke victims, and other frail elderly. Health-related support groups, support groups for caregivers, and support groups for widows and widowers are available.

The center also provides peer counseling by trained volunteers and professional mental health services for older adults. In-home counseling is available for frail elderly and a friendly visitor program provides companionship for isolated seniors.

The Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) provides support to unpaid caregivers caring for frail, elderly relatives, and to older adults providing care for younger family members. The program provides access to support services including respite care, caregiver training, support groups, and counseling.

The Long Term Care Ombudsman program provides advocacy for residents in long term care facilities (skilled nursing and assisted living). The Ombudsman investigates complaints and conducts preliminary abuse investigations in that setting.

A Public Benefits information line is available to help older adults with public benefits applications. Staff provide information and education, advocacy, screening, and application assistance for Medicare part D, Medicare Savings Program, Medi-Cal, CalFresh, HEAP and other utility discount programs.

The Senior ride program provides curb-to-curb transportation for older adults, age 60 and older and people with disabilities age 18 and older. Wheelchair lift equipped vans are available. It also provides alternative transportation resources, mobility education and hosts AARP Driver Safety Classes.

The Supportive Services Program (SSP) and Linkages program provide case management services for older adults age 60 and older and persons with disabilities to allow them to stay in their homes as long as appropriately possible and prevent premature or inappropriate institutionalization.

Information and referral is provided to anyone seeking information on a variety of resources for seniors.

Tax information includes information about federal and state income tax forms as well as assistance with rent rebates and property tax forms. Service is available to individuals 50 years and older who have low-incomes. Trained volunteers provide personal money management counseling for adults, age 55 and older, who reside in Santa Monica and the west Los Angeles area. Counselors meet with individuals to discuss budget planning, assist with bill paying and organize information for taxes.

Trained volunteers assist older adults with money management activities on a monthly basis. Services include bill paying, review of mail, reconciling check book and budgeting. Information is offered to help low income seniors finds and apply for help paying for prescription drugs, medical care, food and utilities. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call for information, service or to apply; an appointment is required for any in-person service. Proof of age, address, and information about the physical condition and the doctor's name is required for transportation service. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE The fee for Care Management services and Adult Day Services is on a sliding scale and is a share of cost fee based on income; subsidies are available for low-income participants. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per lunch for Santa Monica registered WISE Diners. The required cost for non-Santa Monica diners is $5.00. The senior ride program contribution is $.50 per ride as the share of cost; caregivers may ride for $.25. There are no fees for public benefits assistance.
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1527 4th St., 2nd Fl.

Santa Monica , CA 90401 (Physical)

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Service hours
Meal served Monday through Friday, 12:00pm.

After Hours

(800) 231-4024 (State CRISIS Line - Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program)


(800) 334-9473 (WISE Long-Term Care Ombudsman - L A County) (310) 394-9871 (Main Line) (855) 636-7655 (Public Benefits Assistance) (310) 394-9871 ext 455 (Transportation Program Information) (310) 394-9871 ext 264 (Caregiver Training & Education) (310) 394-9871 ext 482 (Adult Day Service Center)


(310) 395-4090 (Ombudsman Intake Fax) (310) 394-1631 (Ombudsman Fax) (310) 395-0863 (Main Office Fax)

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