Resources for Seniors

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION HOTLINE

To better serve our community, the City of Yorba Linda has launched a Coronavirus Information Hotline.Residents can speak with a City staff member by calling 714-984-5900 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to receive referrals to local services and non-medical information. 

Senior Meal Programs

Due to the current facility closures in place, regularly scheduled senior meal services will be provided through alternate methods.

Senior Lunch Program

The Senior Lunch Program has being converted to a frozen meal pick-up program which will include an individual frozen meal, beverage, and fruit and/or snack. Distribution days and times are subject to change. Please call 714-961-7181 to verify program days and times.  

  • Distribution Schedule: Currently, meals are available for pick-up Monday through Friday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Pick-up times are subject to change; please call 714-961-7181 to verify days and times.  NOTE: Beginning, Monday March 30, this program will transition to a weekly distribution system and five meals will be handed out on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Location: Yorba Linda Community Center, 4501 Casa Loma Avenue
  • Program Eligibility: This program is available for adults age 60 and older. Registered participants can have a family or friend pick up their meal by providing the first and last name of the program participant. Unregistered participants may pick-up the meal by first pre-registering and completing a registration form (PDF). If the person who is registered or unregistered in the program is not present at the time of pick-up, the person picking up the food must have the program ID card for the individual for whom the meal is intended for. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per meal (the donation is made to Meals on Wheels Orange County).

Second Harvest Food Bank-Grocery Distribution

This program is intended to provide groceries to those in need.  The items will include only non-perishable food items, and should be enough to accommodate 75-120 families.

  • Distribution Schedule: For the month of April 2020, grocery items will be distributed via a car drive-thru process every Thursday on April 2, April 9, April 16, April 23, and April 30 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The items will include only non-perishable food items, and should be enough to accommodate 75-120 families.  
  • Location: Yorba Linda Community Center, 4501 Casa Loma Avenue
  • Program Eligibility: This program is intended for low-income households; however, no ID or income verification is required. Participants sign-in, indicate their city of residence, and number of people in their household.
  • Distribution Method:  Due to COVID-19 concerns, food will be distributed to cars via a drive-thru process.  Cars  may only enter through the eastern driveway located off of Casa Loma Avenue. The parking lot to the Community Center will remain closed until 7:30 a.m., so early arrival will not be accepted. Please call 714-961-7181 or check the website frequently for further information.

Placentia Yorba Meals on Wheels

At this time, Placentia Yorba Meals on Wheels continues to deliver meals to program participants.

  • Program Eligibility: Placentia Yorba Meals on Wheels is dedicated to providing nutritious and affordable meals to those who are unable to shop for and prepare their own meals. There are no income, age, or health requirements.
  • Costs: The cost for three meals delivered is $10.00 per day. Placentia Yorba Meals on Wheels is a private, non-profit 501(c) 3 Charitable Organization and relies entirely on private donations, corporate donations, fundraising, and grants.
  • Program Registration: Those interested in enrolling in the program can contact Meals on Wheels at 714-524-5056, and request a no-obligation consultation. Meals on Wheels personnel will schedule a time to come and meet with you in your home. They will assess your needs with you and answer any questions you may have. You are welcome to include a friend or family member if they have an interest in learning more about the Meals on Wheel service that you are considering.

County of Orange Resources

The County of Orange has announced the availability of resources and support for seniors over 65 who may be self-isolating during the COVIS-19 outbreak.

The Office on Aging is available to assist seniors who may not have access to food and other necessities as they self-isolate to avoid exposure to the COVID-19 virus.  Older adults and/or their families are encouraged to call their Information and Assistance Call Center at 800-510-2020 for assistance. Call center staff will screen calls and link senior residents with Orange County community partner organizations.

Grocery Shopping Assistance

The businesses below have extended their hours to assist senior citizens with their shopping needs.  As a reminder, grocery stores are stocked regularly and their is no need for individuals to "stock-up" on more items than they can use. 

Business NameResource Provided
Bristol Farms
18421 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Exclusive shopping hour from 6 to 7 a.m. for seniors 65 and older.
Costco
22633 Savi Ranch Parkway
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
Exclusive shopping hour Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. for members 60 and older and those with physical disabilities.
Smart & Final
21500 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
Exclusive shopping from 7:30 to 8 a.m. for seniors 65 years and older, individuals with disabilities, and pregnant women.
Stater Bros.
18527 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92886 
Exclusive shopping time from 7:45 to 8 a.m. for seniors.
Tokyo Central
18171 Imperial Highway
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Exclusive shopping hour for seniors 65 and older from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Trader Joe’s
19655 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Trader Joe’s employees are available to assist seniors with their shopping. Seniors may call the store directly at 714-970-0116 to place an order, or provide their shopping list to the greeters located outside the entry.