In the 1990’s, OCTA developed a program called the Senior Mobility Program in which local agencies are provided with funds to operate their own bus program. The idea behind the program is for each municipality to control their own program and design it to meet the needs of their community. The City of Seal Beach secured this grant funding and has been successfully operating this program for the past 15 years.
The current program primarily consists of three components: the Senior Nutrition program, Shopping Shuttle, and the Dial-A-Ride program.
The Senior Nutrition Program is offered by the City of Seal Beach Recreation Department at the North Seal Beach Center. This component of the Senior Transportation Program allows Seal Beach seniors access to the Senior Nutrition Program.
The Shopping Shuttle is a program that assists Seal Beach seniors in accessing shopping areas within the City. The shuttle runs to the Shops at Rossmoor and the Seal Beach Regency Center.
The Dial-A-Ride component of the program has traditionally offered to drive a senior resident to any location within City limits. Residents can utilize the Dial-A-Ride program for medical visits outside the city by up to three miles. The Dial-A-Ride service is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and can be utilized by calling (562) 439-3699 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule the date, time, and location.
A copy of the operating schedule can be viewed here.
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is a multi-modal transportation agency serving Orange County. Orange County is kept moving with countywide bus and para-transit service; Metrolink rail service; the 91 Express Lanes toll facility; freeway, street, and road improvement projects; Share the Ride commuting options for individuals and employers; motorist aid services; and by regulating taxi operations. Here are the bus schedules for Route 1, Route 42, and Route 60.
OCTA began in 1991 with the consolidation of seven separate transportation agencies. By increasing efficiency and eliminating duplicate functions, county taxpayers save millions of dollars.
An 18-member Board of Directors governs OCTA. The Board consists of five county supervisors, 10 city members, two public members, and the Director of the Department of Transportation District 12 (Caltrans) as a non-voting member.
Seal Beach Community Services, in cooperation with Community Senior Serv, offers a hot, nutritious meal Monday - Friday at the North Seal Beach Center, located at 3333 St. Cloud Drive in Seal Beach. Besides maintaining the physical health of active older adults, the Lunch Program also works to enrich the emotional/physiological health of seniors by sponsoring a wide range of speakers, dancers, games, health forums, and other social and educational activities. Meals, support services, and transportation are available to all persons age 60+ on a donation basis.
The North Seal Beach Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch is served at approximately 11:15 a.m. Seniors should check in by 11:00 a.m. at the front desk. Reservations are not needed.
The Senior Lunch Program is open to all adults age 60+. The suggested donation for lunch is $3.00. Guests under 60 can enjoy lunch for a fee of $5.00.
Any donation, no matter how large or small, is always greatly appreciated and accepted although no individual will be turned away due to inability to donate.
For homebound individuals 60+ years of age who are unable to shop and/or prepare meals for themselves, Community Senior Serv delivers three meals directly to their home: breakfast items, a cold lunch, and a frozen dinner. These meals, which provide 100% of the U.S Nutritional Recommended Dietary Allowance, are available five days per week. The suggested donation is $4.50 per day. For more information, please call (714) 220-0224.
707 Electric Avenue, Seal Beach
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Individuals 50+ years of age are invited to drop in. The club provides opportunities to meet new friends, develop new interests, and socialize. There is no fee for attending. Coffee and tea are provided.
The City is pleased to offer free assistance for low-income seniors in preparing State and Federal income tax returns. Tax assistance is offered at:
Fire Station #48, Community Room
3131 N. Gate Road
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Appointments will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Monday mornings ONLY February – April
Please call (562) 431-2527 x1344 for more information.