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Martinez Senior Community Resource Center

The Martinez Senior Center will remain closed to the public until further notice as directed by Contra Costa Health Services.  Starting on March 17, 2020, City staff have been available to answer phones and provide support to our senior community from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  All phone calls will be logged so that City staff can determine the services and resources needed.

City Staff will continue to support Meals on Wheels and CC Café by remaining as a pick-up and drop off location (no sit down meals).  Registered participants of the CC Café program, identified as being at higher risk, will be contacted by City staff to arrange pick up a 7-day frozen meal pack at the Senior Center which will be provided to them each Tuesday for the next three weeks.

Staff will coordinate with outside organizations, agencies and the Senior Citizens’ Club of Martinez membership to solicit donations. Those interested in donating will be instructed to call the Senior Center office line at (925) 370-8770 to make arrangements for the donation. A list of the most needed items is being formulated and will be posted in the near future.

Below please find a list of available resources; please note we do not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.  This list is subject to change and will be updated periodically.


Nourishment

Visit these sites for information on food resources.

Senior Nutrition Program- All cafes will be serving home style meals for take away or delivery only, not to be eaten at the café sites. A seven-day meal pack will be delivered on Mondays only after 10:30am. Seniors ages 60 and over should call the Martinez Senior Center at 925-370-8770 if they would like to be placed on the list to receive these meals. All orders must be placed by Fridays no later than 11am.

Martinez Restaurants
Open for delivery and pick-up

Sunday Farmers' Market
Starting Sunday, April 12th, offering a special early shopping hour from 9 - 10 a.m., which is reserved for Seniors and those most at risk.

Food Bank of Contra Costa
Distributes food to low-income people at community sites and makes food available for other non-profit organizations serving the ill, needy, and infants.
4010 Nelson Avenue, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 676-7543

Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa
Provides community-based food programs and partner services that focus on basic needs.
835 Ferry Street, Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 293-4792

Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa
Nourishes frail, socially isolated, homebound seniors by delivering meals 5 days each week.
(925) 937-8311

Monument Crisis Center
Provides food, education, and referrals to individuals, families, children, and seniors in need, regardless of legal status.
1990 Market Street, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-7751


Household Needs/Pharmacies

Stores offering home delivery and/or pick-up of groceries, household, and miscellaneous items.

Nob Hill
*Senior Essential Bags available curbside or in store.
- Home delivery
- Curbside pick-up (at rear of store)
(925) 370-9400

Lucky
- Home delivery
- Temporarily offering senior shopping hours (seniors and immune compromised customers), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6am - 9am; Pharmacy 7am - 9am

Safeway (north of Highway 4)
- Home delivery
- Temporarily offering senior shopping hours (seniors, caregivers, expectant mothers, and immune compromised customers), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6am - 9am
(925) 229-0212

Safeway (Virginia Hills)
- Home delivery
- Temporarily offering senior shopping hours (seniors, caregivers, expectant mothers, and immune compromised customers), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6am - 9am
(925) 933-0540

Wal-Mart
- Home delivery
- Temporarily offering senior shopping hours, Tuesdays, 6am - 7am
(925) 313-5716

Bill's Ace Hardware
- Home delivery
- Curbside pick-up
service@billsacehardware.com
(925) 228-6135

Home Depot
- Home delivery
- In-store pick-up
(925) 335-0223

Rite Aid Pharmacy
- Senior Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-10am
(925) 372-0945

Wal-Mart Pharmacy
- Senior Hours: Tuesdays from 6am-8:30pm
- Curbside pick-up available. Call the pharmacy when you arrive and they wil bring your prescription to you.
(925) 313-9059

Safeway Pharmacy
- Senior Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6am-9am
- Free prescription delivery available
(925) 933-0822

CVS Pharmacy
- Hours: Monday- Friday, 9am-8pm and Saturdays, 10am-5pm
- Free prescription delivery available
(925) 370-8077

Walgreens
- Hours: Tuesdays, 8am-9am and Monday, Wednesday-Sunday, 9am-9pm
- Prescription delivery available through the Walgreen App.
(925) 372-0337


Indoor Fitness Activities

Take a Virtual Fitness Class - There are plenty of FREE options online.  Here are a few ideas for staying active indoors.

Martinez Athletic Club
Online fitness classes

Lucid Vitality
Online mind-body wellness classes

Do Yoga With Me
Free Yoga Videos

Fitness Blender
Variety of free videos

Nike Training Club
App filled with free fitness videos

Jazzercise on Demand
Virtual Exercise Class
Enter Code 60DAYSFREE

Indoor Fitness Activities
Silver Sneakers

National Institute on Aging
Getting Fit for Life Workout Videos

AARP
15- Minute Workout Video


Community Resources for Seniors

Cooling Center Information

Contra Costa County Information and Assistance Senior & Disabled Helpline
(800) 510-2020

Transportation Assistance
Dial 511

General Services and Resources
Dial 211

SparkPoint Contra Costa Tax Preparation Assistance
With many tax aide centers closed, many seniors are worried about where they can find help to do their taxes. SparkPoint Contra Costa will continue to provide income tax assistance as it is considered an “essential service.” The service is on a drop-off basis only.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistant Program (VITA)
Location: Ambrose Center
3105 Willow Pass Road
Bay Point, CA 94565
Phone: (925) 252- 2331

Fact Sheet on COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments ("Stimulus Checks")
Information provided by Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

Affordable Home Care Agency of California, Inc.
Access to 24/7 caregivers.
Contact:  Katelynn Mann, President
1150 Burnett Avenue, Suite C, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 933-3732

Home Match-a-Covia Community Service
Award winning program offers activities, education, support groups, and friendly conversation over the phone or online.
Contact:  Gabriela Perez, Director
gperez@covia.org
(925) 956-7385

Health Insurance and Counseling (HICAP)
Phone Appointments Only
(925) 602-4168

AARP Tax Preparation
General Information
(925) 726-3199

Institute on Aging - Friendship Line
The Friendship Line can be a much-needed support service to aging adults at this time to those who need a connection or a listening ear. They provide calls in English, Mandarin, Canonese and Spanish.
Friendship Line number is 800-971-0016.

AARP Smart Driver Online Course
Promo code for 25% discount: DRIVINGSKILLS
Good through: July 31, 2020

 

 


Giving/Donating

If you are interested in donating to local non-profit organizations providing services to Martinez seniors and families in need, please consider the following:

Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa
PO Box 3195, Martinez, CA 94553
(866) 669-6697
mowcc@cchealth.org
From their website: “We bridge the widening gap between an ever increasing number of frail homebound elders in need of Meals on Wheels in our County, and insufficient government funding for these critical services….The average Meals on Wheels participant in Contra Costa County is 80 years old, lives alone or with a co-dependent spouse, and has one or more chronic health conditions that prevents them from preparing or shopping for nutritious daily meals.”

Food Bank of Contra Costa
4010 Nelson Avenue, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 676-7543
From their website: “Mission: Leading the fight to end hunger, in partnership with our community and in service of our neighbors in need.”

Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa
835 Ferry Street, Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 293-4792
From their website: “We provide community based food programs and partner services that focus on basic needs.  We nourish lives!”

Monument Crisis Center
1990 Market Street, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-7751
From their website: "We are a family resource center that provides food, education, and referrals to individuals, families, children, and seniors in need, no matter your legal status.  We are here to help you!  Together we succeed!"


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