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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 and leave a message. A Librarian will return your call as soon as possible.
(310) 377-9584 x601
for more updates on PVLD's Coronavirus response and resources for all ages.
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.
Cyber Seniors - Includes videos on how to join Zoom calls, and more!
Getting started with grocery delivery - Reviews from Consumer Reports on the different grocery delivery options available.
AARP Guide to Online Banking - Please contact your bank by phone or check their website for information specific to them
Sign up for the Alert SouthBay System - for alert notifications from all 4 PV Peninsula cities.
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.
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 1 PM
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 and leave a message. A Librarian will call you back as soon as possible.
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. You can also check out materials at curbside service with your picture ID.
I turned in my items on time but they are still showing on my account as checked out/I received an overdue notice. Why?
Our bookdrops are open 24/7! When you return items, our staff will collect the items and then place the items on a 96 hour hold before checking them in to our system. That means our system will not register that you have returned your items for about 4-5 days, and you may receive an overdue notice. Once items are checked in, any fines accrued during that holding period before check in will be removed. **Please note: regular overdue fines and fees are still being applied as appropriate. For more information visit: https://pvld.org/about/borrowing **
I need help getting started with OverDrive and/or Libby. Can you help?
Yes, we can! You can always call the PVLD Information Desk and leave a message, and a Librarian will return your call as soon as possible. You can also check out the OverDrive 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 leave a message, and a Librarian will return your call as soon as possible. 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 leave a message, and a Librarian will return your call as soon as possible. You can also check out the Kanopy Help website which has many great video tutorials on how to get started with different devices.
Online resources and websites virtual exercise programs and mental health resources and tools.
Online workouts from balance to Zumba!
Free videos on Youtube featuring workouts, meditations, yoga with kids, and nutrition/cooking tips you can do at home.
Need someone to talk to? Helplines & Resources has free numbers with real people on the line for veterans, people in crisis, emotional distress, who may be suicidal, or suffering substance abuse.
On demand free 20-60 minute yoga workouts and meditations for a variety of skill levels.
Chat and crisis line for seniors over 60 years of age. Provides a listening ear and warm voice, as well as referrals throughout all of LA County for crisis support.
Call 1-(888) 604-6533 from 10 am - 11 pm daily.
For an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, download the UCLA Mindful App (iTunes / Google Play), stream, or download the guided meditations at the link Recorded by UCLA MARC's Director of Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston.
With just your library card, access workout videos, books, music, and more!
Free app available from the Apple App Store and Google play which teaches cognitive behavioural therapy techniques for improving mental health
On demand videos for group classes including Bootcamp, Yoga, Active Older Adults, and Youth Sports performance. Normally behind a paywall, the YMCA has made these videos free for everyone.
Links to local resources and resource guides:
Other assistance programs:
- 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
Cyber-Seniors Tech help (similar to PVLD's Teen Tech 4 Seniors)
Links to museums, live animal cameras and so much more
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.
Links to local cities' information on Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Organizations that focus on older adults in the PVP community.
H.E.L.P. - Healthcare and Elder Law Programs assistance