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PRCS DEPARTMENT CANCELLATIONS AND CLOSURES

Read the Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) Department update regarding cancellations, closures and restrictions related to coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions.

Additional news and PRCS Department staff contact information may be found on the PRCS Department homepage. Email the PRCS Department or call us at 310-253-6650. Get the latest updates about the City of Culver City’s response to COVID-19.

Senior Center information desk staff is available via phone at 310-253-6700 between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm to answer any questions.  Many of our partnership organizations such as WISE and Healthy Aging and the LA County Department of Mental Health will be available by phone should patrons need to contact them.  If you have questions regarding specific programming and activities, please contact programming staff at 310-253-6715.

Notice of Changes to the Senior Nutrition Program

Per the directive of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, “older adults 65 and older must send a family member, friend or caregiver who is under the age of 65 to pick-up meals” at Congregate Meal sites.  Due to this new guideline, the Culver City Senior Center has adapted its meal service for existing registered nutrition program patrons, who are over 65 years old:

  • 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.
  • Existing Home Delivered Meal clients will continue to be served on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • All meals are frozen, with two meals provided on Mondays and three meals provided on Wednesdays.
  • If you have a neighbor or family member who is a Culver City resident age 65+ and you concerned about their ability to get food, please send an email to Daniella Gutierrez.
  • If you live outside of Culver City and are looking for resources regarding senior meals Here is a map with detailed plans for meal sites throughout LA County. You may also call 1-800-510-2020 for assistance.

The City’s social services partner, Special Services for Groups, will be available at the Senior Center to receive calls between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm and they can be reached via phone at 310-253-6717.  Special Services for Groups social workers are here to provide you mental health services, care management, and address other social service needs.


Home Delivered Meals

Hot, nutritious meals are delivered to seniors who live within the City of Culver City boundaries and are homebound and unable to prepare meals on their own.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Office Phone Number: 310-253-6748

Requirements to participate in the Home Delivered Meals Program are:

  1. Person must be homebound due to illness or disability and unable to prepare his/her own food.
  2. Person must live inside the boundaries of Culver City. 
  3. A home visit and interview with a Culver City Nutrition employee is required to be enrolled in the program. All forms are filled out during this meeting.  To schedule a Home Visit, call (310) 253-6748.
  4. Submit a Physician's Certificate of Need completed by Physician.
  5. Sign the Home Delivered Meals contract.   
  6. Complete the required Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services In-Take Form.    
  7. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per meal.
  8. Every 3 months a member of the Nutrition Program staff will contact the client to reassess the need for HDM program.
  9. Every 6 months, a member of the Nutrition Program staff will make a home visit to the client to reassess the need for HDM program.    
  10. As part of the Home Delivered Meals Program, trained volunteers call frail seniors who live alone. These calls, made regularly between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., provide friendship and support and enable us to obtain input regarding the quality of the services from one of the participating clients. This service is offered in both English and Spanish. The Congregate Meals Program, Home Delivered Meals Program and the Telephone Reassurance Program are funded, in part, by the Los Angeles County Area Agency on Aging, through the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, the City of Culver City and the generous donations made by program participants and our community. If you would like to make a contribution, please contact Adam Ferguson.

Did you know last year our Program provided over 6,000 Home Delivered Meals?

Volunteers

Telephone Reassurance

  • Make phone calls to our Home Delivered Meal clients to find out how the program is working, how their day is going, and how they are feeling that day. 

Delivery Drivers

  • Help deliver meals to homebound seniors
  • Must Provide their own car
  • Be 18 or older
  • Driver is responsible to ensure that the vehicle is in proper mechanical condition, has current registration, and insurance. 
  • All vehicles must have functioning seat belts, functioning cigarette lighter/power outlet and provide seating for at least 3 people.
  • Vehicle's owner must allow the vehicle to be inspected
  • Willing to transport food, runner (volunteer) and/or monitor
  • Vehicle must be maintained in sanitary condition

Delivery Runners

  • Help deliver meals to homebound seniors
  • Must be physically able to work at a fast pace
  • Must be able to carry twenty pounds
  • Required to walk many steps and climb stairs

Packers

  • Prep meals at Senior Center when delivered from caterer
  • Pack all our meals for delivery