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Martinez Senior Community Resource Center

The Martinez Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am-3:00 pm. For more information call (925) 370-8770. To contact staff anytime via email, please email martinezseniors@cityofmartinez.org. 

Below please find a list of resources available to seniors during this time. 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 five-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.

Restaurants - Eats, Sweets, & Coffee
Includes Restaurants and Coffee Shops offering carry-out and/or home delivery.

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 through instacart.com and doordash.com
(925) 372-8661

Safeway (north of Highway 4)
- Home delivery/Curbside Pick-Up
(925) 229-0212

Safeway (Virginia Hills)
- Home delivery/Curbside Pick-Up
(925) 933-0540

Wal-Mart
- Home delivery/Curbside Pick-Up
(925) 313-5716

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

Home Depot
- Home delivery/Curbside 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 Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
- Free prescription delivery available
(925) 370-8077

Walgreens
- Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-9pm, Saturday 9am-6pm & Sunday 10am-6pm
- Prescription delivery available through the Walgreen App.
(925) 372-0337


Indoor Fitness Activities

There are plenty of ways to stay active - both virtually and outdoors. See below for various options available at this time.

Martinez Athletic Club
Outdoor fitness classes, fees associated 

Do Yoga With Me
Online yoga classes, free 2 month subscription

Fitness Blender
Variety of free videos, low impact workouts for beginners 

Jazzercise on Demand
Virtual Exercise Class
Monthly fee associated, free trial available

Indoor Fitness Activities
Silver Sneakers, free online workouts

National Institute on Aging
Getting Fit for Life Workout Videos

AARP
Free 15- Minute Workout Video

BeFit
FreeYouTube Channel that includes workouts for all fitness levels

POPSUGAR Fitness
Free workouts for everyone via YouTube

HASfit
Free workouts for all fitness levels via YouTube

Live Exercise
Offers a variety of free workout videos for all fitness levels


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.” Appointments can be made beginning Monday, February 1, 2021. This service is a drop-off basis only with a 24-hour turnaround. Income requirements of 75k or less.

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

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) 655-1393 (TDD: 925-655-1399 for the hearing impaired)

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: February 28, 2021 

Contra Costa County Senior Peer Counseling
If you are 55 or older and facing challenges that are difficult to cope with alone, Senior Peer Counseling can provide free and confidential services. Senior Peer Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 
Senior Peer Counling
2425 Bisso Lane, Suite 110 Concord, CA 94520
(925) 521-5653

Contra Costa Senior Legal Services
Provides free legal assistance to Contra Costa County residents aged 60 and older. Phone appointments only.
(925) 609-7900

Covia: Well Connected
Provides laughs, intellectual stimulation, conversation and more,all via groups you can join from home, by phone, or online.
Register by calling (877) 797-7299 or email coviaconnections@covia.org

 


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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