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Updates for Manhattan Beach Older Adults
City has established a dedicated phone number for older adults who may need assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. Older Adults Hotline: (310) 802-5010.
Older Adults Program is now on ZOOM
May 7, 2020 - As Manhattan Beach residents observe the public health orders to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic, the Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce Older Adults programming on Zoom. Check out the Zoom tab on the Healthy at Home webpage to participate LIVE with other older adults in:
|Agility, Balance and Coordination
Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
|Movies with Bob
Thursdays from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Movies for next week's discussion:
Me Before You
You can also view NEW weekly content in the Older Adults tab on the Healthy at Home webpage, such as Living in Your Good - Meditation with Jaqueline from Older Adults Program, Yoga with Eden and more.
Healthy at Home for Older Adults
April 15, 2020 - As Manhattan Beach residents observe the public health orders to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic, the Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the new “Healthy at Home” virtual recreation program in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and business community. The new program is being launched to provide the community with additional options for staying active and healthy at home and includes instructional fitness and overall wellness videos, printables, and healthy tips.
During these uncertain times, it is natural to feel a sense of anxiety, loneliness, and uneasiness as your day to day routines have changed. It becomes more important than ever to maintain social relationships, exercise regularly, eat healthy, and develop routines. In collaboration with class instructors, staff, youth sport organizations, and local businesses, the “Healthy at Home” initiative serves to provide residents of all ages with virtual arts, craft and cooking projects, fitness and instructional classes, and various tips and tools to stay grounded, active and positive from the comfort of their homes. There is even a tab for classes and activities for older adults!
City Coordinates Resource Delivery for Older Adults through Community Partnerships
March 23, 2020 - Utilizing various community partnerships, the City of Manhattan Beach has coordinated a resource delivery program that serves older adults that need assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. Older adults can now call the City’s Older Adult hotline at (310) 802-5010 and coordinate meals, transportation, medication, groceries, or other essential items from community and City employee volunteers. Read more...City Coordinates Resource Delivery for Older Adults through Community Partnerships (PDF)
AARP Tax Aid Program
Call 1-888-227-7669 for alternative tax filing options
Grocery Store and Pharmacy hours for Older Adults
Updated March 26, 2020 - Local grocery stores have been altering their hours to accommodate older adults and some "vulnerable" shopper" individuals. Please see the chart below or download the Oder Adults Grocery Store Hours List (PDF).
|99¢ Only Stores||7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Tuesday and Thursday)||2701 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 • (310) 536-9221
For seniors 65+, pregnant women, disabled with compromised immune systems.
|Safeway Stores (Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions)||7:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Tuesday and Thursday)||410 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 379-3051
For “vulnerable shoppers," including senior citizens and other at-risk populations, such as pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems. The company is also "asking customers to respect quantity limits of select, high-demand items (like hand sanitizers and household cleaners) to help ensure more of our neighbors can find the products they need."
|Big Lots||9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (Daily)||1207 Aviation Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 • (310) 374-4044
All stores are reserving the first hour of each day for our senior citizens and those most vulnerable to this virus.
|COSTCO||8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Monday through Friday)||14501 Hindry Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250 • (310) 727-0403
For seniors 60+. No other guests will be admitted during that hour.
|Dollar General||Open for the first hour 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM||1000 South La Brea Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301 • (424) 331-0411
For seniors 60+. No other guests will be admitted during that hour. The retailer is "strongly encouraging" shoppers who are not considered high-risk to avoid visiting stores during the first hour of opening, reserving that time for seniors. Dollar General also will close all stores an hour early every day for cleaning, restocking and to give workers a bit of a break.
|Fishbar Marketplace||Open for the first two hours 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM||3801 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 796-0200
For seniors 55+. Option to download and email your grocery list for easy pick-up.
|Food For Less||Open for the first half hour 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)||14500 Ocean Gate Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250 • (310) 644-1183|
|Gelson's||7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Daily)||707 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (424) 452-0412
Home Delivery Offered or Pre-Order In-Store Pick-Up Offered
For seniors 65+
|Grow Market||8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Daily)||1830 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 545-2904
Home Delivery Offered
6:00 AM to 7:00 AM
| 2510 California Route 1, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 • (424) 260-1400.
For seniors 62+
|Mother's Market||7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Wednesday Only)||1700 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 844-6232
|Northgate Gonzales Market||7:00 AM (Daily)||3930 West Rosecrans Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250 • (310) 973-1079
For senior and disabled customers.
|Ralph's||7:00 AM to 7:30 AM (Daily)||2700 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 546-2472
For seniors 65+ and must show ID.
|Smart and Final||7:30 AM to 8:00 AM (Daily)||1516 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 • (310) 540-6157
615 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 • (310) 372-2852
15205 Hawthorne Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260 • (310) 973-2355
21035 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503 • (310) 540-1848
17500 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504 • (310) 538-5329
Seniors 65+ and disabled
|Superior Grocers||7:30 AM to 8:00 AM (Daily)||Hawthorne, 12630 Hawthorne Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250 • (424) 348-2083
Gardena, 1500 Crenshaw Boulevard, Gardena, CA 90249 • (310) 538-5411
Inglewood, 11202 South Crenshaw Boulevard., Inglewood, CA 90303 • (323) 757-6012
Seniors 65+ and disabled
|Target||First hour of opening 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Wednesdays Only)||1200 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 546-5601
For "vulnerable guests," including the elderly and those with underlying health concerns. The company is encouraging others to shop outside of that time. The retailer is also cutting its opening hours, closing all stores at 9:00 PM local time and is enforcing limits on how many items of particularly high-demand products one shopper can buy.
|Trader Joe's||Varies by store, but typically open for seniors 15-30 minutes earlier than the store hours of 9:00 AM||Trader Joe's Manhattan Beach Blvd (34), 1821 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 372-1274
Trader Joe's Manhattan Beach Blvd (106), 1800 Rosecrans Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 725-9800
|Walmart||One hour before opening 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM (Tuesdays Only) March 24 through April 28||Walmart will offer hour-long senior shopping for customers aged 60+. Check location hours before going. Walmart will be temporarily closing Auto Care Centers and imposing per-person restrictions on paper products, milk, eggs, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, water, diapers, wipes, formula and baby food.|
|Walgreens||One hour before opening 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Tuesdays Only)||
Walgreens Manhattan Beach, 2400 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (424) 241-1950
Walgreens will offer hour-long senior shopping for customers aged 55+.
|Whole Foods||One hour before opening 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Daily)||Plaza El Segundo, 760 South Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, CA 90245 • (310) 333-1900
Redondo Beach, 405 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 • (310) 376-6931
For customers who are 60+ under each store's new adjusted hours. Whole Foods also says its locations will close to shoppers "up to two hours early," though they will remain open for pickup and Amazon Prime delivery.
City Facility and Event Programming Changes
Manhattan Beach, CA (March 13, 2020) – In response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Manhattan Beach has closed the Joslyn Community Center and cancelled all Older Adult Programming until the end of April 2020. This action is taken out of an abundance of caution, and to protect the health and safety of the public, and older adults in particular that are vulnerable to COVID-19. In addition, following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City has postponed or cancelled special events with large public gatherings until the end of April 2020. Read more...download the City Facility and Event Programming Changes (PDF) Press Release.
City Takes Additional Actions to Address Coronavirus Pandemic
Manhattan Beach, CA (March 13, 2020) – As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, the Manhattan Beach City Council took additional actions to protect the health and safety of the public. Read more...download the City Takes Additional Actions to Address Coronavirus Pandemic (PDF) Press Release.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the City of Manhattan Beach will continue to provide updates. Information regarding the coronavirus is changing frequently. For accurate and up to date information about COVID-19, please visit DPH’s website, the City’s website, sign up for eNotifications and Nixle public safety alerts, and follow the City on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, and Instagram.
For questions on the implementation of the State and County’s Order and new City measures related to addressing COVID-19, please send them via email.
Community Interactive Forum: The Space Park Chorale Celebrates Older Americans Month
All Are Welcome!
- Date: 05/28/2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- Location: Manhattan Beach Library - Meeting Room
1320 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Individual voices of South Bay employees are transformed into a symphony of harmonious melodies. A live-action entertainment, the group blends music and lyrics that lifts your heart and takes you to a place of joy. The program is a celebration of spring and National Older Americans Month. Thank you to the Space Park Chorale for sharing their art and to the 55+ community for their contribution to our wholesome coastal culture.
- Chorale Coordinator: Ellen Steinmetz
Tuesday, May 28th
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Manhattan Beach Library Meeting Room
Community Interactive Forum
All Are Welcome! Cool Teens and Adults - Young, Mature, Older, and Senior.
Hosts: Manhattan Beach Senior Citizens Resources Committee, County of Los Angeles Manhattan Beach Library, Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Older Adults Program, Manhattan Beach Conservancy and Manhattan Beach Historical Society
Light Snacks and Refreshments will be served compliments of the Friends of the Manhattan Beach Library
For more information, feel free to contact the Older Adults Program at (310) 802-5430. For more classes, activities, excursions and bus trips offered by the Older Adults Program, please visit the Older Adults Program page.