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|Senior Citizens' Assistance Program - (S.C.A.P.)| Community Services Dept.
West Covina Senior Center
2501 E Cortez St.
(626) 966-3508 Fax
To provide a comprehensive program of Social Services that is responsive to and representative of the diverse needs of older adults while enabling self determination and independence, increasing dignity, and supporting autonomy.
Social Services are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays.
Assistance offered free of charge such as: help in finding home care/home chore workers; transportation; services to help those who would like help in maintaining independence in their homes, including case management; assistance with Social Security and Medicare forms/questions; volunteer opportunities; and support groups. Feel you need someone to talk to, are home bound, disabled, alone or simply don't know where to turn? Please call (626) 967-7251.
Social workers can be reached for needs assessment at (626) 967-7251.
Social Services offers assistance in the following areas:
Initial in-home assessment and ongoing coordination of services are developed to meet the individual needs of the indigent and homebound in the city of West Covina.
Social Services provides a supportive problem-solving approach, acting on behalf of the client in need of services from other agencies.
Social Services coordinates informative programs that address issues that are of interest and relevance to older Adults, which includes:
- Safety and Security
- Living Trusts
- Health Insurance
- Managed Care
- 55 Alive Driver's ED.
- Disaster Preparedness
- Preventative Health Care (including free screenings)
- Annual Consumer Information Fair
- Notary Service
A HICAP counselor provides objective counseling, support, and assistance with Medicare, HMO's and supplemental insurance coverage.
More information about Medicare can be found at:
TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048
Official Web Site: www.medicare.gov
Short term supportive assistance providing information and referral to facilitate coping with the multiplicity of needs which encompass our rapidly growing senior population.
The senior center offers support groups in the following areas:
Information & Referral
- Alzheimer's family support group
- Visual impairment
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Weight Management
Current information is provided on community service agencies, linking older adults and their families with appropriate resources: i.e...
- Home Improvement
- Meals on Wheels
- Senior Housing
- Emergency Food Services
- Legal Services
- Health Insurance
- Medi-Cal and Medicare
- Home Assistance
- Managed Care and other agencies needed to enhance an older adult's quality of life.
- Social Security
S.C.A.P. coordinates screenings and education in the following areas:
- annual Flu Clinic
- blood pressure
- blood sugar
- medication assessment
- Senior Expo
Legal Assurance Program
Designed to inform and assist seniors understanding their legal concerns while alleviating anxiety caused by common misunderstandings or misinformation. Offered by attorneys at no cost to seniors.
West Covina Information and Referral Services
|Social Services |
| ||(626) 967-7251 |
|Emergency Services || ||911 |
|Meals on Wheels || ||(626) 960-2995 |
|Dial-a-Ride || ||1-800-425-5777 |
|Access Services || ||1-800-827-0829 |
|Social Security & Medicare || ||1-800-772-1213 |
|S.S.I. & Medi-Cal |
| ||(909) 865-5268 |
|Citrus Valley Health Partners |
Community Wellness Services
| ||(888) 456-2847 |
|Lawyer Referral Service || ||(626) 966-5530 |
|Bet Tzedek Legal Services || ||(213) 939-0506 |
Housing Information for Low Income Housing
|Section 8 || ||(626) 960-4011 ext. 481 |
|Section 8 Waiting List || ||(626) 939-5285 |
|Home Improvement Assistance || ||(626) 960-3963 |
|Fair Housing Council || ||(626) 579-6868 |