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CPLC Conexión: COVID-19

Seniors

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Seniors can call CPLC's bilingual 24-Hour Senior Help Line for help with any of the following:

  • Housing Options
  • Transportation
  • Referrals to Services
  • Home-Delivered Meals
  • Home Care
  • Nurse Visits
  • General Information

Call (602) 264-HELP (4357) or Toll-Free at (888) 783-7500

For the hard of hearing and deaf, text (520) 775-1899

Grocery Shopping Help

Area Agency on Aging Locations

Valley grocers offering special hours for seniors during the coronavirus

COVID-19 help for older adults and disabled adults

Older adults (60 years and older) or disabled adults (18-59) who are at risk for COVID -19 are eligible help and assistance when they meet any one of the following criteria:

  • COVID -19 positive OR
  • Discharged from hospital or skilled nursing/rehab facility OR
  • Have a chronic disease condition (diabetes, heart disease, stroke, asthma, emphysema, kidney disease etc.) and may be living in an area where COVID infection rates are high even though they have no symptoms or did not test COVID-positive.

The program will help for a period of at least 30 days from (and up to 90 days based on need), on providing timely access to in-home social support, psychosocial support services and health care coordination services based on need. Examples of services provided include:

  • Home-delivered meals for 30 days
  • Weekly Telephone reassurance calls
  • Grocery shopping assistance
  • Prescription pick-up or delivery assistance
  • Arrangement of follow up visits with PCPs and specialists
  • Reinforcement of discharge plan instructions
  • Coordination with client’s health plan or insurer for timely receipt of covered services
  • Access to other community social programs such as rental assistance, utility assistance, application for SNAP, ALTCS, SAIL etc.

In Maricopa County

For clients, please refer them to their dedicated 24-hour referral line (602) 883- 3527. For additional program information, contact Christine Liberato, VP Program Development at (602) 280-1050 or via email at Christine.Liberato@aaaphx.org

In Tucson/Pima County

Shopping services up to two trips per month to obtain food and other essential items will be provided at no cost to eligible older adults. Enrolled individuals will pay for the items they receive. Limited financial assistance may be available.

Qualifications for the expanded grocery shopping program are as follows:

  • Must be a City of Tucson resident
  • Must be 60 years of age or older
  • Must have income of 200% of the federal poverty level or less per year ($25,520 for one person)

For more information please see this Nuestra Causa interview with PCOA

Pima Council on Aging is partnering with Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest to provide this service. If you or a loved one are in need of grocery shopping assistance call (520) 790-7262 or email help@pcoa.org