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Senior Resources

Senior Resources

Welcome!

Here you will find a collection of information and resources for older adults. We hope this information is useful in helping you stay informed and active in your daily lives. Please check this page frequently for new updates and new content.

If you have any questions, please call the Palos Verdes Library District reference desk.

(310) 377-9584 x601 or option *5*

Senior Resources - Getting started with Tech

Online resources and websites to help you get started with using tech in everyday life. From using your mobile devices to ordering groceries online, and more.

Senior Resources

Quick answers and links to frequently asked PVLD reference questions.

For more assistance please call the PVLD Information Desk and leave a message. (310) 377-9584 x601

A librarian will return your call as soon as possible.

What is my PIN number? 

Your PVLD account PIN number is usually the last 4 digits of the phone number we have on file in your account. If that doesn't work, you can click on the "Forgot my PIN" link at the bottom of the account sign in box, type in your library card number, and you will be emailed instructions on how to proceed. If you do not use email or if you are still experiencing issues, please call the PVLD Information Desk at (310) 377-9584 x601

I don't have a library card or need a new one. How can I do that?

You can fill out an application for a library card online here. Once you receive an email with your library card and PIN number, you are ready to use our online resources and place materials on hold.  Or you can stop by any library branch and we can help you fill one out. Call for library hours and locations 310-377-9584 ext. 601

I need help getting started with Libby. Can you help?

Yes, we can! You can always call the PVLD Information Desk and a librarian can help you over the phone or schedule a Book a Librarian Appointment.  You can also check out the Libby Help website which has many great video tutorials on how to get started with different devices.

I need help getting started with Hoopla. Can you help?

Yes, we can! You can always call the PVLD Information Desk and a librarian can help you over the phone or schedule a Book a Librarian Appointment.  You can also check out the Hoopla Help website which has many great video tutorials on how to get started with different devices.

I need help getting started with Kanopy. Can you help?

Yes, we can! You can always call the PVLD Information Desk and a librarian can help you over the phone or schedule a Book a Librarian Appointment. You can also check out the Kanopy Help website which has many great video tutorials on how to get started with different devices.

California DMV Online Renewal

Los Angeles County Voter Information - voter registration/check voter status

Tax Forms: California State and Federal 

Senior Resources for Health

Online resources and websites virtual exercise programs and mental health resources and tools.

AARP 

Online workouts from balance to Zumba!

Still Got It Fitness

Fitness For Those In Their 50s, 60s, And Beyond

CorePower Yoga

On demand free 20-60 minute yoga workouts and meditations for a variety of skill levels. 

Guided Meditations

For an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, download the UCLA Mindful App (App Store / Google Play), stream, or download the guided meditations at the link Recorded by UCLA MARC's Director of Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston.

Partners in Care Online Wellness Programs

Partners in Care Foundation offers evidence-based internet wellness programs that will keep you healthy, mentally engaged, entertained, and safe in your own home!

Sanvello

Free app available from the Apple App Store and Google play that provides clinically proven therapies for dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, or whatever you may be going through

YMCA

On demand videos for group classes including Bootcamp, Yoga, Active Older Adults, and Youth Sports performance. YMCA membership required.

Los Angeles Department of Health: The below links are all resources gathered by the LADH.  Visit their site for more info.

Friendship Line

Last updated: 07/20/23

Local Resources For Seniors

Links to local resources and resource guides:

California State Master Plan for Aging

City of RPV Community Action Network

Palos Verdes Peninsula Senior Resource Guide 

City of Los Angeles Department of Aging

State of California Department of Aging

Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging & Community Services

Other assistance programs:

Great Plates Delivered program

  • City of Los Angeles (Dept of Aging Hotline): (213) 263-5226 - 9am-5pm
  • Los Angeles County: 1-800-510-2020 or request updates

For adults unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19

Free tech help

Cyber-Seniors Tech help (similar to PVLD's Teen Tech 4 Seniors/TechKnows)

Links to museums, live animal cameras and so much more

Torrance Lomita Meals on Wheels 

San Pedro Meals on Wheels 

Breakdown of the Best Grocery Delivery Services for Seniors 

Friendship Line California

Toll-free 1-888-670-1360.  Provides a listening ear, a warm voice and a human connection to older Californians facing loneliness, isolation and anxiety. 

Last updated 7/13/2021

Senior Resources - Local City Information

Links to local cities' information:

Palos Verdes Estates

Rolling Hills

Rolling Hills Estates

Rancho Palos Verdes

Organizations that focus on older adults in the PVP community:

PVE-CARES

Palos Verdes Peninsula Village

Peninsula Seniors

H.E.L.P. - Healthcare and Elder Law Programs assistance

Senior Resources - Book & eBook booklists

Booklists and resources to keep up on what's new and trending in the literary world.

Print Booklists:

Cozy Mysteries

Mysteries

Science-Fiction

eBooklists

PVLD Libby Newly Added Collection

PVLD Libby What's Popular Collection

Skip the Line Titles on Libby

Senior Resources - Covid

Residents with disabilities or without computer access can call the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health line for assistance at (833) 540-0473 between 8:00 am and 8:30 pm 7 days a week for assistance with appointments.

California State Covid-19 vaccine information and plan

California State Department of Public Health Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record information

LA County Covid-19 testing sites

Veteran Covid-19 vaccine information

Los Angeles County Covid-19 Get Support

Local government Covid-19 resource pages:

Last updated: 7/22/2023