COVID-19 Resources

Community Resources for Seniors

 

Updated April 20, 2020

The Riverside County Office on Aging is a central location to answer many questions and to help you apply for assistance. 1-800-510-2020

Statewide help call the Governor's Hotline 1-833-544-2374

Mizell Nutrition Program
“To Go” Lunch
Café 480 is now preparing meals “to go” available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The boxed lunch is delivered to your vehicle Monday thru Friday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. To participate, enter the parking lot from Ramon Road and follow the orange cones or direction of staff.

Click here for the April menu. We ask for a $5 contribution per meal or $3 for those on our congregate meal program. Our Nutrition staff will conduct a quick in-take for new clients in our congregate meal program.

Meals on Wheels
For information and enrollment in Meals on Wheels the Riverside County Office on Aging at 1-800-510-2020.

With our revenue streams deeply impacted by this crisis, a donation of any amount is very much appreciated.

Additional Food Resources
Find Food Bank
Find Food Bank’s mobile Farmer’s Market takes place at locations across the Coachella Valley. The most current list of Palm Springs locations can be found here.
For other cities, click here scroll to the bottom of the page and select your location.

CalFresh
CalFresh is for people with low-income who meet federal income eligibility rules and want to add to their budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table.

Mental Health Resources
Feeling anxious, depressed or need to talk with someone about coping with isolation? Contact one of these organizations to scheduled a telephone or videochat appointment. Y

Desert Aids Project Behavioral Health
Desert Aids Project Behavioral Health
760-323-2118
Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 4 pm to schedule an intake call.
Unlike before, you do not need to be a current client of DAP's health center to access this service. Takes most insurance.

Jewish Family Service of the Desert
Jewish Family Service of the Desert encourages you to call (760) 325-4088 or email to schedule a telephone or video chat in-take. Accepts most insurance.

Fitness online

At FlexTogether.com  you can find Dr. Diane Ross, Mizell’s AM Fit After Fifty instructor ready to instruct and encourage you to keep up with her blend of gentle, yet tough, cardio moves. Want to try chair yoga? You can do that at FlexTogether, too. Actually, you and a friend can both see the instructor’s video and one another.  Accessing the video call is easy! Exercise designed for the needs of seniors.  21st C. seniors, that is.

 

Legal Assistance
Inland Counties Legal Services (ICLS)

Provides FREE legal services to low-income and elderly residents, as well as people with disabilities. The areas of practice are: Bankruptcy and Tax, Consumer, Education, Family, Health, Housing, Immigration, Impact/Systemic, and Public Benefits.

 

Residents interested in applying can call our intake line at (800)245-4257 or our senior line at (888)977-4257 or apply online at inlandlegal.org/apply. Our website also offers information regarding new COVID-19 laws as well as downloadable forms, if notifying a landlord of their inability to pay rent.

 

If qualified, clients receive counsel and advice, document preparation, or direct legal representation at no cost. If clients do not have adequate resources to receive our services (no phone or computer) we will try to accommodate their needs to the furthest extent possible, with regard to their safety as well as our employee's.

 

If you have additional resources or questions about the Mizell Center, please email StacyM@Mizell.Org

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay home.