Local Grocery Stores with Seniors-Only Hours
The City has created a list of local grocery stores open for business during the COVID-19 crisis. The list includes which stores offer special hours just for seniors.
The Encinitas Out and About Transportation Program is currently on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City is managing a volunteer interest list for those interested in driving for the Out and About Program once social distancing guidelines are relaxed. To be considered as a driver for the Out and About Program, please call (760) 633-2261.
The City is encouraging seniors to email [email protected] or call (760) 943-2221 if they need other assistance. This hotline and email will be checked on a regular basis, and staff and volunteers will work to help connect seniors to resources to meet their individual needs. Please note, this is not an emergency number. In the case of an emergency, call 911.
Additionally, hours for senior nutrition meal pick-up has changed. Seniors may pick-up their meals between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center located at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, between Encinitas Blvd. and Balour Drive. To protect their health, seniors should remain in their cars and line up for curbside pick-up. Meals are also being delivered to seniors that would like that service. To enroll in the program, please call (760) 943-2258.
Great Plates Program
The County of San Diego Great Plates Program enrollment is open. Seniors that are not part of another federally funded food program are eligible and may be able to receive 3 meals daily from approved restaurants. Residents can visit visit the Great Plates Program website or call 1 (800) 339-4661 or 211 to learn more about the program.
Ride FACT (Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation) is a FREE service for anyone 60 years of age and older (at this time, students and parents are also able to partake in the service when drivers are available).This service is offered until social distancing orders are lifted. Essential travel is recommended however all rides are being honored without mileage limitation in San Diego County.
FACT prefers a one-day notice to arrange rides. They operate daily, including on weekends, and can accommodate wheelchairs. To schedule a ride, please call (888) 924-3228.
Staying Connected at Home During Covid-19
Click here for tips from The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults
Virtual Recreation Center
The City recognizes the importance for recreation in the community and is proud to offer online seniors. Quality instructors are excited to teach online classes such as T’ai Chi Chih, Line Dancing, Watercolor Painting, Zumba, Yoga and more, all virtually, online. Also on the Department’s Virtual Recreation Center webpage, you’ll find a listing of Senior Assistance resources and links to online activities for various ages including fitness, fun and educational activities.