Senior Resources

Be Aware - Scams

COVID Testing Scams

According to the LA County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, “There are no home test kits for coronavirus. Be wary of the unapproved or fraudulent test kits being marketed on the Internet, in magazines, and elsewhere. Patients who suspect they may have the virus or that they may be infected should consult with a physician on the best way to provide a specimen for testing.”

There are no FDA approved home tests for antibodies. For more information about serological tests for COVID-19, see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s statement

Scammers

Los Angeles County Consumer and Business Affairs want you to be aware that scammers are everywhere and are taking advantage of fears surrounding coronavirus. They’re setting up websites to sell bogus products, and using fake emails, texts, and social media posts as a ruse to take your money and get your personal information. They are forging emails mentioning the outbreak that appear to be from business partners or public institutions to try to get users to open the messages, unleashing malware. Visit the LA County Department of Consumer and Business Affair website for more information about scams and what you can do to avoid them.

Price Gouging

Los Angeles County Consumer and Business Affairs also wants you to be aware of profiteers. During an emergency, there are sometimes people who exploit others by increasing prices on much-needed goods. Price gouging is the act of a business or individual raising prices of needed products and services over 10% during a declared emergency and it is illegal. If you believe that you have been a victim of price gouging or you suspect a business is price gouging, contact the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs at (800) 593-8222.

California for All

In partnership with the Governor and the California Department of Aging, AARP has launched the California For All resource card, a one-stop information guide on COVID-19 for ALL Californians. 

The Resource Card is a centerpiece of the “Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In.” campaign, which urges all Californians to help combat social isolation and food insecurity by checking in on vulnerable neighbors with a call, a text, or a “physically-distanced” knock on the door.

 

Check-in Call

We want you to know that we are here for you.  If you or another Culver City resident would like a check-in call for a quick chat, let us know.  Our friendly City staff are making weekly phone calls to any residents 18 and older just to say “hi," see how you are doing, or offer information and resources.  You don’t need a reason—we’ll call you.  If you would like to sign-up for the weekly phone call program, give us a ring at (310) 253-6890.

 

Do You Need a Volunteer?

If you or someone you know has a non-emergency, non-medical need related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and you would like assistance from a volunteer, please email the City or call the City’s Coronavirus Hotline at (310) 253-6890 (Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM). If you email or leave a message at the Hotline after hours, please include your name, address, phone number, email address, and your need. In an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

 

Senior Nutrition Program

The Culver City Senior Center is closed, but the Senior Nutrition Program is operating as follows:

  • For registered Congregate Nutrition Meal patrons under the age of 65 and those who are 65+ who have a family member, friend, neighbor or caregiver under the age of 65 who can pick-up the meal please use our drive-up service located in the Senior Center parking lot Mondays and Wednesdays between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
  • For registered nutrition patrons ages 65+ who do not have anyone to pick up their meals, the City will deliver frozen meals on Mondays and Wednesdays between 11 AM and 2 PM.
  • For existing Home Delivered Meal clients will continue to be served on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • For more information about the programs offered to older adults, please visit the Culver City Adult and Senior Services website or call (310) 253-6700.

 

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