Cortez Community & Senior Center
2501 E. Cortez Street
Please contact the Cortez Community & Senior Center at (626) 331-5366 to schedule and appointment to use one of the many services listed below.
Services are offered free of charge in a wide variety of areas including: 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.
Case Management Provided by YWCA Internal Senior Services (Partially funded through CDBG): Initial in-home assessment and ongoing coordination of services are developed to meet the individual needs of the indigent and home-bound in the City of West Covina.
- Support Groups: The Cortez Community & Senior Center offers support groups in the following areas:
- Alzheimer's Family Support Group (More details below)
- Visual Impairment EyeDas
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Information & Referral: Current information is provided on community service agencies, linking older adults and their families with appropriate resources:
- Home Improvement
- Meals on Wheels
- Senior Housing
- Emergency Food Services
- Legal Services
- Health Insurance
- Medi-Cal and Medicare
- Home Assistance
- Social Security
- 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.
- Tax Aide Assistance: AARP volunteers are available to seniors to help answer any tax questions (from February to April).
- Alzheimer Caregivers Support Group: Meetings from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month. To register, call (626) 963-6000.
- The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. 24/7 HELPLINE: (800) 272-3900.
- To learn more about Alzheimer's or to learn the 10 signs of Alzheimer's click here: 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's.
- CAPS Alzheimer's Day Services: CAPS Alzheimer's Day Services is an adult day care program specializing in care for older adults with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. CAPS provides a safe and friendly environment in which persons experiencing memory loss and confusion can socialize with others and participate in enjoyable activities such as music, crafts, and exercise. CAPS also focuses on helping family members and caregivers by providing support groups, free educational seminars, consultation, and a rest from the difficult task of care-giving.
Eye-Das: A daytime support group for the sight impaired on the first Thursday of every month, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. It is open to anyone - wearing glasses to total blindness. The group will also offer an opportunity for socialization, education, sharing of similar problems, and the seeking of solutions. Please tell those who cannot read this about the group. For further information, call (626) 335-5733 or 335-EYES.
The Spirit of Success: Meets the second and fourth Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Center. This activity provides a support group for persons with Multiple Sclerosis.