Resources for Seniors

***Update: Price Gouging Enforcement

Los Angeles County has approved an urgency ordinance to strengthen protections for County consumers and small businesses, and to eliminate price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies. Effective immediately, the ordinance authorizes the filing of civil actions against price gougers and imposes a civil penalty of up to $10,000 per violation.

If you've seen examples of price gouging in your community or online, report it to L.A. County's Department of Business and Consumer Affairs (DCBA) counselors.

To file a complaint online visit You can also call (800) 593-8222 to speak to one of our consumer counselors directly. ***

On March 15, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom advised that individuals at high risk for serious illness due to COVID-19, including persons over 65 years of age, or have serious chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, or compromised immune systems, should practice home isolation. For more information, please click here.


Senior Lunch Program participants will receive meals that they can take home. Meals are available at Garvey Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will receive two lunches on Mondays (lunch for Monday and Tuesday) and three lunches on Wednesdays (lunch for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lunches are available on a first come first service basis. For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at (626) 569-2160.


Local retailers are offering special shopping hours for senior citizens to make available a less crowded environment for seniors to shop for their essentials. The following stores have special hours:

Dollar Tree
Seniors 60 and Over: Daily, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Dollar Tree Logo


Seniors 65 and Over: Tuesdays8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Target Logo
Expectant Mothers: Tuesdays8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Disabled/Special Needs: Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

WalmartWalmart Logo
Seniors 60 and Over: Tuesdays, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.


Seniors in Rosemead can also access food assistance through the various programs and services available throughout Los Angeles County. The following programs can be accessed: 


San Gabriel Valley Service Center Emergency Food Assistance Program

Emergency food is available by appointment only at the San Gabriel Valley Service Center. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.

San Gabriel Valley Service Center
1441 Santa Anita Ave
South El Monte, CA 91733
(626) 575-5431


Los Angeles Food Bank Locator
Food Bank Logo

The Los Angeles Food Bank has different locations throughout Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles Food Bank Locator will provide you with the closest location to your home.



CalFresh Restaurant Meal Programs

Calfresh LogoThroughout LA County, the Restaurant Meals Program allows current elderly, disabled and homeless CalFresh participants to purchase hot, prepared meals with their Golden State Advantage (EBT) cards at approved participating restaurants.


Great Plates Delivered Program
UPDATE: Effective January 8, 2021, the City of Rosemead is no longer a local administrator for the Great Plates Delivered Program. All Great Plates Delivered Program inquiries should be referred to 2-1-1. 


The Los Angeles County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites have a wealth of information on what you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community. Following is a summary:

What you can do:

  • Go to the grocery store
  • Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
  • Go to medical appointments but check with your doctor first
  • Outdoor exercise such as going for a walk or bike ride but maintain social distance (six feet apart from others)
  • Walk your pets and take them to the veterinary, if necessary
  • Deliver necessary supplies to someone
  • Do continue to frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Do use sanitizer with a 60% alcohol level
  • Do clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently touched

What you cannot do:

  • Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by the County Order
  • Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
  • Maintain less than 6 feet of distance from others when you go out.
  • Travel to or from a job outside the City, unless to perform essential services
  • Don't shake hands
  • Don't touch your face
  • Don't go to the doctor if you are not sick


SoCal Gas Company 

SoCal Gas LogoSoCal gas company has different payment options for residents who are experiencing financing hardship due to COVID-19. Please call 1-800-427-2200 or visit:


Southern California Edison

Edison LogoSouthern California Edison is offering flexible payment plans to customers impacted by COVID-19.


California Department of Tax and Fee Administration

For special assistance including filing and payment extensions, and/or relief from interest and penalties.


State of California Franchise Tax Board

FTB logoFor special tax relief available to California taxpayers affected by COVID-19.