Senior Services

For more information on available Senior Services, please see the Senior Services quarterly newsletter here:
Seal Beach Senior Services Winter 2023-24 (PDF)

Aging and disability resource connection

The Orange County Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) serves older adults and individuals with disabilities with information and access to available long-tern services and supports. 
For more information please call 714)480-6450
Visit http://www.adrcoc.org/#:~:text=The%20Orange%20County%20Aging%20and,%3A%20714%2D480%2D6450.

CDBG Bathroom Accessibility Grant – accepting applications now

The City of Seal Beach is pleased to offer a Bathroom Accessibility program for our senior community with mobility challenges. A portion of the program is dedicated solely to Leisure World residents, however, due to one-time grant funds, the City expects to expand the program to any resident in Seal Beach that meets the qualifications described below, including being 55 or older, for a short time.

This program covers the cost to convert fiberglass bathtubs of qualified applicants into a walk-in shower.  Further alterations included in the upgrade are: refinishing the glaze and adding non-slip coating; installing glass door/enclosure; and providing fiberglass seats and grab bars.  The program also offers installation of High-Boy toilets by request with no qualification requirements.

The temporary program expansion is funded through the CARES Act and awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the County of Orange, it will cover up to 55 installations, so we encourage interested residents to apply now.

The application process will include a physical exam by a licensed medical doctor of your choice to determine mobility, pain, and balance limitations so that the program may prioritize installations to those in most urgent need first.

Qualified applicants must be over 55 years of age and a homeowner in Seal Beach. Details about the income are outlined in the chart below.

HUD 2022 Income Restrictions

# of Persons Living in Home

1

2

3

Maximum Gross Annual Household Income

$75,900

$86,750

$97,600

 

Please follow the links below to download the information flyer, doctor form, and application forms.
CivicStone, Inc. Program Manager Monique Miner is available for any questions. 

Citywide Information Materials:

Leisure World Information Materials:

Transportation Program

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 two components: the Senior Transportation Shuttle, and the Dial-A-Ride program.

The Senior Transportation 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 to the pier/main street.

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 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and can be utilized by calling (877) 224-8294 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule the date, time, and location.

More information for the senior shuttle and the dial a ride program can be found here:

Senior Transportation Shuttle
Dial A Ride Program

For more information on the Senior Transportation Programs please contact: Tatiana Marocco, at  tmarocco@sealbeachca.gov or (562) 431-2527 x1307.

Orange County Transportation Authority

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is a multi-modal transportation agency serving Orange County. Orange County is kept moving with countywide bus and paratransit 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. Each of these routes is a link. Link up like on City’s existing website in City Departments Public Works Traffic and Transportation.

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.

Senior Lunch cafe

The city of Seal Beach partners with Meals on Wheels OC to provide a senior lunch program at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Drive, Seal Beach. The Lunch Café is served from 11 a.m.-noon, Monday to Fridays. 

The lunch program is open to all adults age 60 years and older. A suggested donation for lunch is $3. For more information, call (562) 431-2527, ext. 1344, or visit the website at www.sealbeachca.gov/city-services/senior-services.

Home Delivered Meals

For homebound individuals 60+ years of age who are unable to shop and/or prepare meals for themselves, Meals on Wheels OC delivers two 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 the site at (562) 430-6079 between the hours of 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday to Friday. 

SENIOR card games

The Seal Beach Recreation and Community Services Department hosts the Senior Card Games at the North Seal Beach Community Center located at 3333 St. Cloud Drive on the first Thursday of each month  from 2:00pm - 3:30pm. Games can include: Pinochle, Bridge, Rummy, or any other card games participants may want to play. This is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with other players. For more information, please contact Anthony at (562) 431-2527 ext. 1344, or email anguyen@sealbeachca.gov.

Senior AARP Tax Assistance

The AARP Tax Aide Program for 2023 is now full.
The City is pleased to partner with AARP in offering free assistance for low-income seniors in preparing State and Federal income tax returns. Tax assistance is offered on Monday mornings only, from February to April. This program is located at the Fire Station #48 Community Room, located on 3131 N. Gate Road, Seal Beach, CA 90740. Appointments will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Starting in January, please call (562) 431-2527 x1307 to make an appointment or for more information.