Today, March 19, 2020, the County of Orange announced the availability of resources and support for seniors over 65 who may be self-isolating during the COVID-19 situation.
Orange County’s Office on Aging serves as the lead advocate for 577,000 older adults residing in the county and is responsible for understanding the needs of Orange County’s older adults and utilizing the federal funding and programs available to meet those requirements.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Office on Aging has:
• Implemented contingency plans to convert warm lunches served at senior centers in group settings to frozen take-home meals.
• Executed a plan to have take-home meals delivered to seniors’ homes if they are unable or unwilling to pick up at the senior center.
• Implemented a process that allows take-home lunches from the senior center to be picked up by the seniors’ designee.
• Ensured home delivered meals will continue without interruption. Deliveries will be less frequent and contain enough food for several days.
• Confirmed drivers have been trained to deliver food using safe distances and have been given gloves to use if seniors need food to be brought inside their homes.
In direct response to seniors in need in our Tustin community, The Tustin Community Foundation (TCF) is accepting applications for those who’d like to volunteer in assisting our seniors. TCF has also set up a COVID-19 Tustin Response Fund which will provide resources to local nonprofit organizations serving our community. The fund will support local nonprofit organizations that have deep experience providing people and families with services and support.
For more information on these programs, please visit or call:
Orange County Office on Aging: officeonaging.ocgov.com, (800) 510-2020
Tustin Community Foundation, tustincommunityfoundation.org, (714) 393-8506