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What's needed?

Socializing, activities, senior centers, meal sites, volunteer programs, education...

 
Organization
Phone Number

  • (310) 320-5918

  • Bartlett Senior Center
    (310) 320-5918

  • Redondo Beach Senior Services
    (310) 318-0650

  • RSVP Volunteer Program
    (310) 320-3322

  • Torrance YMCA Senior Center
    (310) 325-5885

  • The Volunteer Center
    (310) 212-5009

  • Torrance Adult School Older Adult Program
    (310) 533-4454

  • Check Your Local Senior Center
    (800) 510-2020

What's needed?

friendly caller or visitor program, someone to call

 
Organization
Phone Number

  • Beach Cities Health District
    (310) 374-3426 x149

  • HOTLINE of Southern California
    (562) 596-5548

  • Providence Little Company of Mary Company Calls
    (310) 303-6129

  • South Bay Senior Services
    (310) 325-2141

What's needed?

meals provided at home or in group setting

 
Organization
Phone Number

  • Bartlett Senior Center
    (310) 320-5918

  • Contact Area Agency of Aging
    (800) 510-2020

  • Meals on Wheels (Manhattan/RB/HB)
    (310) 318-2827

  • Meals on Wheels (Torrance/Lomita)
    (310) 542-3434

  • Torrance YMCA Senior Center
    (310) 325-5885 x2732

What's needed?

dental and vision care and information

 
Organization
Phone Number

  • California Board of Dental Examiners
    (916) 263-2300

  • (800) 736-7071

  • South Bay Family Healthcare
    (310) 802-6170

  • Center for the Partially Sighted
    (310) 988-1970

  • Eye Care America
    (800) 222-3937

  • Braille Institute
    (323) 663-1111

What's needed?

assessment, care plan, changes to make home safer, private nursing care, home aide

 
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What's needed?

assessment, care plan, homemaker or home aide services

 
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Phone Number

What's needed?

special housing options, retirement communities

 
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Phone Number

What's needed?

transportation programs for older adults

 
Organization
Phone Number

  • Access Services
    (800) 827-0829

  • Dial-A-Taxi & Senior Taxi (Torrance)
    (310) 618-2536

  • Metro Disabled Riders Hotline
    (800) 621-7828

  • Redondo Beach Senior Services
    (310) 318-0650

What's needed?

an adult day care center for the days you work

 
Organization
Phone Number

What's needed?

a caregiver support group, counseling, respite care

 
Organization
Phone Number

  • Advantage Program at Torrance Memorial Medical Center
    (310) 517-4666

  • Alzheimers' Association
    (800) 660-1993

  • Beach Cities Health District
    (310) 374-3426 x149

  • Jewish Family Services
    (877) 275-4537

  • Providence Little Company of Mary Health Resource Center
    (800) 618-6659

  • L.A. Caregiver Resource Center
    (800) 540-4442

  • L.A. County Area Agency on Aging
    (213) 738-4004

  • National Family Caregiver Association
    (800) 896-3650

  • The Wellness Commun. (Cancer Support)
    (310) 376-3550

What's needed?

bereavement support group

 
Organization
Phone Number

  • Advantage Program at Torrance Memorial Medical Center
    (310) 517-4666

  • L.A. Caregiver Resource Center
    (800) 540-4442

  • The Gathering Place
    (310) 374-6323

  • New Hope Grief Support
    (888) 490-4673

What's needed?

referral to physician specializing in mental health problems of older persons, evaluation, counseling and assistance

 
Organization
Phone Number

  • Advantage Program at Torrance Memorial Medical Center
    (310) 517-4666

  • Alzheimers' Association
    (800) 660-1993

  • Didi Hirsch Mental Health Center
    (310) 390-8896

  • Harbor View, Inc.
    (310) 547-3341

  • Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital Health Resource Center
    (800) 618-6659

  • Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital San Pedro Bridges
    (310) 514-5359

  • Tingstad Older Adult Counseling Center
    (213) 740-3493

What's needed?

evaluation, treatment, counseling

 
Organization
Phone Number

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    (310) 618-1180

  • (310) 679-9035

  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
    (310) 328-1460

  • National Rehab Information Center
    (800) 346-2742

What's needed?

hospice medical, counseling and social services for patients and family,

 
Organization
Phone Number

What's needed?

advocacy, complaints to improve care

 
Organization
Phone Number

What's needed?

investigation of charges, adult protective services

 
Organization
Phone Number

  • Adult Protective Services Elder Abuse Hotline (LA County)
    (877) 477-3646

  • L.A. County Consumer Affairs
    (213) 974-9778

  • Torrance Police - Community Affairs Officer
    (310) 328-3456

  • Check Your Local Police Department Community Affairs Officer

 

What's needed?

assessment, home health care, day care, financial aid, etc.

 
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Phone Number

 

What's needed?

legal, advocacy and planning assistance, power of attorney for health care, power of attorney for financial affairs, will, trust, conservatorship

 
Organization
Phone Number

What's needed?

information or legal services

 
Organization
Phone Number

  • Bet Tzedek Legal Services
    (323) 939-0506

  • Eviction Defense Center
    (213) 487-7609

  • Housing Rights Center
    (800) 477-5977

  • L.A. County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Services
    (213) 896-6533

  • L.A. County Consumer Affairs
    (800) 593-8222

  • South Bay Center/Dispute Resolution
    (310) 376-7007

 

What's needed?

legal advice (low income)

 
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Phone Number

What's needed?

credit counseling, money management services

 
Organization
Phone Number

What's needed?

housing repairs, relief from property tax, help with utility bills

 
Organization
Phone Number

  • Focal Point
    (310) 320-1300

  • Info Line (Gas/Energy Assistance Fund)
    (800) 339-6993

  • Love INC
    (310) 831-5683

  • (310) 999-5050

  • Check Your Local City Housing Department

What's needed?

low cost housing options

 
Organization
Phone Number

  • Focal Point
    (310) 320-1300

  • LA County Housing Authority
    (800) 731-4663

  • Redondo Beach Housing Authority
    (310) 318-0640

  • Torrance Housing Office
    (310) 618-5840

What's needed?

tax filing and savings advice

 
Organization
Phone Number

  • California Franchise Tax Board
    (800) 852-5711

  • Income Tax Filing Assistance (Torrance)
    (310) 618-2930

  • Internal Revenue Service
    (800) 829-1040

  • Check Your Local Senior Center

What's needed?

assistance with health insurance issues, with in-home care, prescription drug costs

 
Organization
Phone Number

What's needed?

explanation of charges, services, appeal rights, choices in coverage

 
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Phone Number

What's needed?

information on long-term care insurance, reverse mortgages

 
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What's needed?

Medi-Cal / financial information regarding long-term care

 
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Welcome to the H.E.L.P. Website!

H.E.L.P. is dedicated to empowering older adults and their families by providing impartial information, education and counseling on elder care, law, finances and consumer protection so they may lead lives with security and dignity. Find out more about H.E.L.P.

H.E.L.P. Enjoys “Moonlight on the Serengeti”

H.E.L.P. held its 2014 annual Celebrate Summer fundraiser, themed “Moonlight on the Serengeti,” on a balmy June 6 evening at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. With a raffle prize of a 10-day luxury safari to Kenya and Tanzania, donated by Macato Safaris, and guests attired in everything from black tie to safari helmets, the lively crowd enjoyed a celebration of the work of H.E.L.P. 

A Call for Help!

 
Question:  My mother lives alone and is prone to falling.  We want to be sure that she can get help if she falls or has some other type of emergency.  Where do we start?

Medicare Patients Beware!

Question:  My mom was in the hospital for three days and then transferred to a skilled nursing facility for recovery.  Why is Medicare refusing to pay for her stay in the nursing facility?

Senior Corps Volunteers

Bad news: So many people need assistance. Good news: You can enlist in Senior Corps!

In 2009, President Obama signed the Serve America Act. It assists older adults in sharing their skills, talents and lifetime experiences with members of their communities. Just last year, California’s Senior Corps volunteers:

Why Am I So Blue?

 

Feelings of grief, loneliness and financial insecurity are often considered parts of the normal aging process.

Depression involves a lot more than just feeling blue, however. According to the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation or GMHF, if left untreated, severe or clinical depression may seriously impact a person’s physical and mental well-being. Reported incidences of depression among adults aged 65 and above exceed 6.5 million. Unfortunately, only 10 percent seek medical treatment or psychological support.

Special Gifts to Care Providers

Because reports of elder financial abuse continue to rise, the California Legislature enacted the Donative Transfer Restriction Statute. It ensures the validity of written gifts – also called donative transfers – made to people who provide older adults with legal advice, personal care or other support. The statute’s purpose: Eliminate gifting that may heighten accusations of undue influence or financial fraud.

Finding a Professional Geriatric Care Manager

As part of the normal aging process, many people need assistance with specific types of care. This might mean help with bathing, dressing, preparing meals and accessing transportation. It might also include finding medical services, social orientation and psychological support. A geriatric care manager or GCM is a human service professional who assists individual older adults in meeting their care needs.

Many older adults hire GCMs to do the following:

Senior Baby Boomers

In 2011, 2.5 million baby boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 - will become “senior citizens.” For many, Social Security, Medicare and veteran benefits will provide special tools and options:

Social Security Retirement

Reverse Mortgage: What’s It Really All About?

These days, because the costs of living seem to be higher than ever before, a record number of senior homeowners are considering reverse mortgage loans that convert their home equity into available income. Although reverse mortgages may provide an affordable way to obtain needed funds, they can sometimes turn out to be much more expensive than standard home loans.

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