By 2025, one out of every four Americans will be 65 years of age or older. With more seniors in the U.S. projected to outnumber children for the first time1, and with prolonged life spans, planning for senior care is more important than ever.

This is especially true for senior care in Palos Verdes. According to the U.S. Census, approximately a quarter of the Palos Verdes Peninsula population are 65 years and older. 19% of those seniors living in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA are living alone.2

Fortunately for the large Palos Verdes senior demographics, the Palos Verdes Peninsula has many resources to help elderly lead fulling lives, whether they are still active or need support.

A Peaceful Way Home Care in Rolling Hills Estates has aggregated information about these senior care resources for your convenience.*


happy palos verdes seniors on beach

Staying Active and Alert

The Palos Verdes Village
916 Silver Spur Road, Suite 302, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90275
(310) 991 3324
http://www.peninsulavillage.net/

A non-profit organization dedicated to preserve and enhance the comfort, security, dignity and social engagement of older adults who want to continue independent living in the Palos Verdes Peninsula area through education, social events and needed services provided by dedicated staff and volunteers. Activities include a monthly book club, discussions, and more.

Membership is open to people age 50 years or older who live on the on the Palos Verdes Peninsula or surrounding area.

  • Individual Membership: $675
  • Household Membership: $975

Peninsula Seniors
30928 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274
Call: 310-377-3003
email: seniors@pvseniors.org
https://www.pvseniors.org

A non-profit organization that offers activities and services that enhance and enrich the lives of senior adults living on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and surrounding areas.

Programs include:

  • Monthly newsletter with the latest activities
  • Lecture series Hesse Park Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
  • Consultations with professionals, e.g., finance, legal, podiatry
  • Meet & Greet Mondays 10-noon
  • Ping Pong
  • Mah Jong Wednesday 1-3 at Hesse Park and Mondays 10am – Noon at Peninsula Seniors
  • Scrabble 2 & 4th Friday 1pm
  • Veterans lunch 1st Wed/month at Fu Yuan Low restaurant
  • Writers’ Group Tuesday 1;30 pm
  • Classes at Marymount CA University tuition-free

Membership Fees range from: 100 – $5,000

Omnilorefor minds not ready for retirement
514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach 90277
(310) 243-3208
http://www.omnilore.org/

This Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at California State University, Dominguez Hills program is centered on study/discussion groups (SDGs), which meet in Redondo Beach. A learning-in-retirement community of approximately 300 seniors, we organize study discussion groups that are conceived, planned, and directed by the members. There are no tests or grades. Membership is open to all age 50+ who seek intellectual stimulation and the challenge of shared inquiry. Attend a required orientation session to learn more about Omnilore and how to join.

2 Omnilore Orientation Sessions each trimester—six sessions in total throughout the year, and typically begin at 10:00 AM or 1:30 PM and last 1 ½ – 2 hours.

Membership Fees: $130.00 per person ($20 surcharge for members who prefer to receive communications by USPS mail)

Peninsula News Calendar
Check the latest local events including plays, concerts, craft fairs, speaker events, and more on the online PV News calendar here.

Local AARP Palos Verdes Peninsula
https://local.aarp.org/palos-verdes-peninsula-ca/
Check for local events, services, and discounts with local businesses.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteermatch.org
    You can find volunteer opportunities that match your interests and skills, whether locally or online
  • AARP Experience Corps
    https://www.aarp.org/experience-corps/
    Seeking adults 50 years and older interested in tutoring K-3 students who are struggling to read.

helping hands for palos verdes seniors

Helping Hands

A Peaceful Way Home Care
4000 Palos Verdes Drive North, Suite 100, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Phone: (310) 377-3776
Email: info@apeacefulwayhomecare.com
https://apeacefulwayhomecare.com

Provides compassionate, customized senior care for Palos Verdes and Los Angeles South Bay elderly in their home. Sometimes one needs assistance in their daily lives where after an accident, operation, or limited mobility. Or family caregivers may benefit from respite care. Please call us – we are family-owned and operated and only hire those we’d entrust our own loved ones with.

Transportation:
Peninsula Transit Authority Dial-a-Ride
38 Crest Road West, Rolling Hills, CA 90274
(310) 544-7108
http://palosverdes.com/pvtransit/

Flyer (pdf)

A convenient way to travel around the Palos Verdes Peninsula area. Serving seniors and residents with disabilities in Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates and unincorporated Peninsula areas of Los Angeles County. Taxi cabs and ramp vans are used to transport passengers on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and surrounding areas.

Passengers must register with the Authority Prior to using the service at the office or by mail. The cost is $10 per year to register ($5.00 from July – Dec.). Once you are registered, you become a member and can purchase rides for $5.00 each. Please purchase your rides at the same time you register. Maximum of 24 rides in a month. One ride is good for a one-way trip within the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Two rides are required each direction for a trip off the Palos Verdes Peninsula into surrounding communities for medical trips only.

Service operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Dial-a-Lift service (wheelchair) is available from 6 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday only. Wheelchair members must call at least twenty-four hours in advance to request a wheelchair vehicle. Service may be limited during peak periods.

Safety

PVE-CARES
340 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes CA 90274
(310) 378-4211 x2131
http://www.pvestates.org/services/police-department/pve-cares

This program was designed in 2004 by the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department to address the rise in elder abuse crimes against seniors. The acrynom is short for Palos Verdes Estates Care Assistance Resources Education and Socials. It is a free service for PVE seniors (65 and older) and dependent adults (18-64). PVE-CARES provides education, available resources and socialization for Palos Verdes Estates’ senior residents so that they may avoid becoming victims as well as be able to live independently, in their own homes, for as long as possible.

With the utilization of a select group of volunteers within the community, the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department created a Reference File with the names and addresses of PVE residents, age 65 and older. The goal is to visit residents and determine specific needs, if any, of the individual and refer them to one of many existing organizations. The impetus is to act as a “referral hub” between law enforcement and other organizations, while providing safety, comfort and dignity as well as educate seniors on how to avoid becoming a victim of elder abuse.

Typically 5-6 events each year. Rotating between educational and social, over the years, many of the events have remained constant, being well received by members. A sample of the PVE-CARES events are:

  • Spring Event (March) – Introduces a topic of interest; technology (grandPad), medical (Mind Boosters), social (student working with seniors)
  • May Social – Has been a Senior’s Prom, musical or theatrical production
  • Summer Concert (July) – in Lunada Bay (Chaussee’s Big Band)
  • Doctor’s Talk (Sept) – Panel of Doctors speak
  • Senior Health & Wellness Fair (Oct) – Over 45 exhibitors, flu shots and more
  • Fall Annual Senior Health Fair

Register here.

Adult Protective Services Los Angeles
(213) 351-5401 or (877) 477-3646

Local Police contacts listed here.

KEEP-SAFE Coalition
https://keep-safe.org/

Keep every elder protected – stop abuse and financial exploitation
Non-profit organization based in the Los Angeles South Bay established in 2000 with volunteers from social services, law enforcement, and financial institutions. We heighten awareness and help community members recognize, prevent and stop elder financial abuse through community programs and law enforcement education. Seniors may attend informational presentations, or schedule one for groups. Website provides tips and scam alerts.

H.E.L.P. (Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation)
http://www.help4srs.org/

Non-profit organization dedicated to empowering older adults and their families by providing impartial information, education and counseling on elder care, law, finances and consumer protection so they may lead lives with security and dignity. Provides information and referrals through: telephone and walk-in services, educational website updates, free community classes, and short private legal consultations with our volunteer attorneys. Publications include:

  • H.E.L.P. Is Here, a quarterly magazine that contains important articles about current issues that affect seniors and their caregivers;
  • Your Way – a guide to help you stay in charge of decisions about your medical care;
  • Torrance Guide to Services for Older Adults, a comprehensive directory of services in Torrance and other cities throughout the South Bay and beyond that assist older adults in addressing current issues and future planning tools,
  • Your Aging Preparedness Kit.

Safety Driving Courses – Offered through AARP
Anyone 50 and over can get all the great member benefits. Plus membership includes your
spouse or partner free! Joining online is fast and secure, and once you’ve signed up and received your membership number, you can start enjoying benefits right away!

Membership $16/1st year ($12 save 25%)

  • 3 years for $43
  • 5 years for $63

More Senior Services Information Resources

2017 Palos Verdes Health Directory

 

 


* NOTE: Information is subject to change and information provided is as was available at the time of this article publication. By posting this information, A Peaceful Way Home Care is not endorsing or warranting the services of these organization. They are being provided as a convenience for reader who should investigate the organization/activities before engaging to ensure they are appropriate for the user.

1 Elderly in U.S. Are Projected to Outnumber Children for First Time by Paul Overberg and Janet Adamy. The Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/elderly-in-u-s-are-projected-to-outnumber-its-children-for-first-time-1520967362

2 United States Census http://census.gov