Governor Newsom announced Friday, April 24, the launch of a first-in-the-nation “Restaurants Deliver: Home Meals for Seniors” partnership with counties, cities, and Tribes.
Restaurants Deliver has two purposes:
• Help older and other adults at high risk from COVID-19 to stay home and stay healthy by delivering three nutritious meals a day, and
• Provide essential economic stimulus to local businesses and workers struggling to stay afloat during the COVID crisis.
As the local programs get established in the next few days, more information will be provided on this page. In the meantime, here are resources that are available now:
• Enter your location into 211.org to find local services, such as nutrition, financial, health care, and housing assistance. Every community has an Aging and Adult Info Line to connect to aging and adult services: 1-800-510-2020.
• Visit the California Department of Aging’s COVID-19 page for a list of resources for older and other at-risk adults.
• Do you suspect someone is being neglected or abused? Call Adult Protective Services at 833-401-0832.
• Suspect fraud? AARP has a Fraud Watch Network Helpline: 877-908-3360.
• Concerned about someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s or their caregiver? Call the Alzheimer’s Association: 800-272-3900.
Reach out to California’s COVID-19 hotline for questions about coronavirus: 833-422-4255 (833-4CA-4ALL).”
The link to the state web site is: https://covid19.ca.gov/restaurants-deliver-home-meals-for-seniors/