Senior Services

Leisure World CDBG Bathroom Accessibility Grant – accepting applications now

The City of Seal Beach has a Bathroom Accessibility Program to help seniors who have trouble stepping into or out of the shower. Thanks to a generous grant from HUD, which is coordinated through the County of Orange, the City of Seal Beach is able assist qualifying Seniors through this program.

The City is able to convert a bathtub into a shower and can provide a high-boy toilet completely free to Seniors who qualify for the program. Seniors are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity, however, funds are limited. 

Please follow the links below to download the information flyer and application forms.

Program Information Flyer
Application
Application FAQs
Doctor's Form & Instructions

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 three components: the Senior Nutrition program, Senior 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 Senior 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: Anthony Nguyen, anguyen@sealbeachca.gov, or (562) 431-2527 x1344.

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 Program

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. 

Since COVID-19, Grab & Go frozen meals have been available for pickup on Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-noon. 

Starting Aug. 4, a dine-in Lunch Café will be served on Thursdays, from 11 a.m.-noon. For the Lunch Café, participants would need to reserve in advance by calling the site at (562) 430-6079 during the hours of 8 a.m.-noon. 

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, 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.

Senior Tax Assistance

Program not currently offered in 2022. We hope to offer this again in 2023.
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.