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Below you will find a list of resources available. Special thanks to San Diego Pride, CBS 8, The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing, and The Center for contributing this list. If you have a resource to add, please reach out to San Diego Pride.
- 211: Operating 24/7, 211 San Diego is the region’s trusted source for access to community, health, social, and disaster services. 211 provides access to 6,000+ services, including Food Assistance, Health & Wellness, Senior Transportation resources and programs through the online database or phone line.
- County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency Aging and Independence Services: 800-339-4661
- Information from EDD/State of California provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California including employment issues focusing on reduced work hours, caregiving, quarantine, closures, and more
- STRONG by Zumba combines bodyweight, cardio, muscle conditioning and plyometric training synced to music. Several at-home workout options are available on YouTube with no equipment needed. Options include 7-minute, 20-minute and 30-minute classes.
- OASIS is offering online courses from topics training from Spanish to how to use your new Android phone.
- Yoga Glow offers a free two-week trial with a variety of classes.
- Yoga With Adrienne offers free online classes for all levels via her Youtube channel.
- Jstor offers academic articles and journals
- The Metropolitan Opera will live stream operas for free during this time
- Twelve museums offer virtual tours you can take from home
- Live broadcast from the National Aquarium
- Live camera feeds from the San Diego Zoo
- 10 live camera feeds to choose from at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Skillshare offers some free classes, from pencil drawing to brewing the perfect cup of coffee
2. Financial Assistance
- The Families First Coronavirus Response Act extends sick-leave benefits for some workers, expands access to free virus testing and offers $1 billion in food aid for vulnerable populations.
- An update from SDG&E letting customers know that services will not be suspended due to non-payment during the Coronavirus pandemic
- An update on Public Utilities from the City indicating that they have suspended all water shutoffs as a result of nonpayment and utility bills will not be charged interest fees for late or nonpayment
- Special Grocery store hours for seniors
- Information on San Diego Food Bank resources
- El Cajon Boulevard businesses open with stocked shelves
- Serving Seniors: Call 619 235-6572 and selection option 1.
- Meals on Wheels of San Diego County: Available to anyone 60 or older or younger people with health considerations. Call 619.260.6110 or 1-800-5-SENIOR (736467).
- San Diego Food Bank: The Food Bank’s 200 food distribution sites throughout San Diego County are continuing to operate for families and seniors to receive food assistance during this crisis. Call 1-866-350-FOOD (3663).
- Jewish Family Service: This includes their Foodmobile. For services, please call (858) 637-3210.
- Many senior centers are still offering their nutritious lunches, just for pick up (no dine-in). Call your Senior Center to learn about the cost and details. http://www.sandiegoseniordirectory.com/page2.html
- Instacart (online grocery service comes with a fee) – https://www.instacart.com/
- Individuals in San Diego have started a free food delivery service called “Stay Home San Diego” – visit the site at https://www.stayhomesd.com/ or call (619) 800-3252.
- A group of students in North County has come together to offer free pick up and delivery of groceries for seniors, call Amy at 760-826-9302 or email FoodforSeniorsNSanDiego@gmail.com.
- For those who need food assistance, the San Diego Food Bank will continue its food distribution sites. Learn more here: https://sandiegofoodbank.org/response/
- If you know of anyone that needs Masks, Gloves and Incontinence products, TotalDry is selling 14-day packages and will deliver them. Email Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.