Specialized Information and Referral

Specialized Information and Referral ( Older Adults, Older Adult/Aging Issues )

Provider: CITY OF TORRANCE - SENIOR CITIZENS CENTERS - BARTLETT SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER

Services are only being provided virtually due to Coronavirus. Meals are currently unavailable. Please call for more information.

The center provides services for older adults age 50 and older who live in the Torrance area. Services include congregate meals/nutrition sites, legal counseling, medicare information/counseling, recreational activities/sports, recreational/leisure/art instruction, senior center, specialized information and referral and volunteer opportunities. Services are targeted, but not restricted, to Torrance area residents.

Staff provide phone and in-person information about and referrals to a wide range of community resources that may be of interest or assistance to seniors. They can also provide information about activities and services offered at the center. In addition, seniors may join the 5-0 and on the Go Association and receive a monthly newsletter which lists events and services at facilities throughout the area.

Volunteer attorneys visit twice a month and assists seniors with legal concerns by appointment. In addition Focal Point on Aging provides the information and referral to seniors, caregivers and their families.

The center provides a hot meal program 5 days a week for seniors who are interested in having lunch at the facility. It also provides a variety of recreational and social activities which include classes in yoga, aerobics, knitting and crocheting, beading, lapidary work, exercise, ceramics, and line dancing. Other activities at the center include sing-a-long's, shuffleboard, table games, cards, bingo, dances, matinee movie program (movie), a discussion group and guest speakers. People who join the 5-0 and on the Go Association are also eligible for a variety of trips and excursions. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call or walk in for information. An appointment is required for legal assistance and medicare counseling. A 24-hour or longer advance reservation for the congregate meal is requested. For information about the Torrance Senior Ride program, see the separate entry. Call the Center for volunteer opportunities. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE The fee for a congregate meal is $2.50. There are fees for some activities. Legal, health screening, information and referral, Medicare advocacy, RSVP, and Long Term Care Ombudsman services are free. The fee for some classes is $1; others are free. Membership in the 5-0 and on the Go Association is $5 per year and is optional.
Languages
English Only
Service Condition Fee

Free

Free

Address

1318 Cravens Ave.

Torrance , CA 90501 (Physical)

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Service hours
Center hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:00am to 4:00pm; Sunday, 12:30pm to 4:00pm. Programs vary, call for information.

Service/Intake

(310) 320-1300 (Information and Referral) (310) 320-5918

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