Resources for Seniors


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.


According to the Center for Disease Control, people over the age of 65 have a high-risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19. Because of the increased risk, Seniors should continue to stay at home, except to travel for essential needs.

View the latest recommendations for Seniors.

Senior Meal Programs

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

MEal gap program

The City of Yorba Linda operates two weekly drive-thru food programs for Seniors and residents experiencing food insecurity: the Senior Lunch Meal Program and the Grocery Food Distribution Program. The new Meal Gap Program -- approved by the City Council at the July 21 meeting and funded by the County’s coronavirus relief efforts -- will partner with local restaurants to provide fresh boxed meals to participants of our two weekly food programs during the distribution process, starting August 10. To register or for more information about the food programs, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 714-961-7160 or review the programs listed below.

Senior Lunch Program

The Senior Lunch Program has been converted into a frozen meal pick-up program which includes a week’s worth of meals at pickup. Distribution days and times are subject to change. Please call 714-961-7181 for more information and to verify program days and times.  

  • Distribution Schedule: Meals are available for pick-up at the Yorba Linda Community Center.
    • Beginning August 3, 2020: Mondays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 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). 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:Grocery items (non-perishable items and produce) will be distributed via a car drive process on Thursday mornings from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
  • 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.


Meals on Wheels OC, on behalf of the County of Orange Office on Aging, would like to introduce you to “Great Plates Delivered”, a temporary home-delivery meal program created by the State of California in response to the COVID-19 emergency. This program delivers three nutritious meals a day to qualifying seniors and is currently available while funding lasts. For more information visit our Great Plates Delivered page.

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.
22633 Savi Ranch Parkway
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
Exclusive shopping hour Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. for members 60 and older and those with physical disabilities.
Stater Bros.
18527 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92886 
Exclusive shopping hour from 7 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
Exclusive shopping hour from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. for seniors over the age of 60 and those with disabilities who may need more assistance.  
20446 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Exclusive shopping hour from 6 to 7 a.m. for seniors.


The Islamic Center of Yorba Linda will drop of groceries to senior citizens and others in need.  Three different packages are available (see below).  Those in need should email or text 714-584-3346 with which package they would like.

  • Package 1: Rice, milk, eggs, fresh vegetables, cereal, cookies, canned beans, various fruit, tomato sauce, and cooking oil.
  • Package 2: Bulk quantities of sugar, flour, cooking oil, etc.
  • Package 3: Rice, lentils, oil, flour, sugar, and dates.

Other Resources

Senior MEDICARE Scam Information

The Senior Medicare Patrol advises seniors to be aware of COVID-19 related scams Seniors should beware of offers by phone, email, or mail about "opportunities" for COVID-19 testing.  Seniors are advised to contact their own doctor if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms and to not give out their Medicare number to any solicitors. 

REporting Scams

The Orange County District Attorney has established a Coronavirus Scam Hotline, which can be reached at 714-834-3482.  Scams can also be emailed to