There is a network of local support services for seniors affected by COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. A list of commonly needed phone numbers is available here. Additionally, the City has gathered a list of resource guides designed to help seniors and their families, which can be found here.
For a list of general City resources available to Irvine seniors in the community, please see below.
Senior & Community Support Hotline
949-724-6926 · Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The City of Irvine has established a hotline to assist older adults and residents that may have difficulties obtaining basic necessities. Trained and knowledgeable city staff will assist residents in connecting with vital support services including: food acquisition, mental health resources, financial relief programs, and COVID-19 specific resources. Residents can also call the hotline to request wellness checks on their neighbors or loved ones via phone by a trained care manager.
Irvine Police Department (Non-Emergency)
Irvine Police Department remains open, but community members are strongly encouraged to call or email before coming to the station. For all medical emergencies, such as a stroke or heart attack, call 9-1-1.
Care Management Resources
Assistance via the telephone is available to seniors to help them connect to local in-home and care management resources related to nutrition, transportation, home care, and health care services.
Check on Your Neighbors
During this unprecedented time of need, the City encourages you to check on your senior neighbors so they can stay safe and at home. For tips on being a good neighbor to elderly residents, see the flier developed by the County of Orange Office on Aging flier here.
Delivery service is ongoing to active, registered participants in the Congregate Meals and Irvine Meals on Wheels programs. Call the program office for more information.
Great Plates Delivered
The County of Orange has launched the Great Plates Delivered program to support seniors and local businesses needing assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. By partnering with local food vendors, adults 65 and older, and those 60-64 years of age who are at high risk from COVID-19, can receive three nutritious meals a day in order to stay home and stay healthy.
To sign up, visit https://covid19.ca.gov/restaurants-deliver-home-meals-for-seniors/, or call 714-480-6450. Please note, to participate in the program you cannot be receiving assistance from any other nutrition assistance program, such as Meals on Wheels.
TRIPS ride services are currently suspended until further notice, but assistance via telephone is available to help seniors connect resources for grocery services or transportation for medical appointments.
General City Resources
For a list of general City resources available to the community, click here.
The City of Irvine is closely monitoring the national outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information on the City’s measures to prevent spread in our community and updates on this rapidly evolving situation, visit cityofirvine.org/covid19.
Zoomers to Boomers is an organization led by young people who set out to help their local community by delivering groceries to senior residents and those who are immunocompromised. Zoomers to Boomers’ Irvine branch can help Irvine residents with these essential needs. Visit their website at zoomerstoboomers.com/Irvine to learn more and sign up for the program.