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COVID-19: City of Belmont Updates

The Belmont City Manager has proclaimed a Local State of Emergency to protect the public health and safety caused by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). More information...

 

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Last update: 6/29/2020
The Center is closed until further notice.
Please call 595-7444 for any updates.

Due to the growing concerns over the COVID-19, San Mateo County Health has determined that all non-essential public functions be cancelled and people should Shelter-In-Place, especially those aged 65+. 

The following resources are available for older adults.
(Availability subject to change).

Food & Supplies

  • Great Plates Delivered: Seniors at high risk or already affected by COVID-19 are matched with local restaurants to get meals delivered three times a day. To apply for this meal service, call 1-800-675-8437. For restaurants wanting to be part of this program, click here. The program has been extended through July 10. 
  • Zoomers to Boomers: If  you are 60+ and or immunocompromised, and need help to shop and deliver groceries for you (and you live in Belmont, San Mateo, San Carlos, or Redwood City),  you can fill out an online form to have groceries delivered 1x per week by volunteers. Just pay for the items you buy. Click here
  • Samaritan House: If you are homebound and low-income and need food or supplies, you can also contact Samaritan House at 650-347-3648
  • Special Senior Shopping Hours: The following local supermarkets have provided special hours for people aged 60+
    • Lunardi's: Tues + Thurs, 7-8am, (starting 3/24, 5% senior discount still applies)
    • Safeways: Tues + Thurs,  6-9am

  • Reducing Food Waste at Home: Free online videos on how to use leftover food supplies from home and save money! Click here.

Financial Assistance

  • Tax assistance: Tax-Aid, a non-profit agency, is hosting several documentation drop-off events for qualifying people around the Bay Area. You can call (415) 229-9240, email admin@tax-aid.org, or go to their website here
  •  AARP Tax Preparation Services: The deadline to file taxes was extended to July 15. Due to Shelter-In-Place, AARP Volunteers cannot help file taxes at this time. For questions on Tax Returns, call the AARP directly at 1-888-227-7669, or click here.  
  • Job Loss: Have you or a loved one lost their job? Go to www.OnwardCA.org, a new state website dedicated to provide resources and services to those who have become unemployed due to COVID-19. 

Social, Emotional, or Mental Support

  • Senior Services Resource Line (from Peninsula Family Service): A support and referral line for people aged 60+ that can connect you to a range of resources such as food services, weekly well-being calls with a Senior Peer Counselor, and more. Call 650-780-7542

  • Aging & Adult Services: If you know of an older adult or person with disabilities who is in urgent need of help and there is no friend, neighbor or family member close by that can assist them, call Aging & Adult Services at 1-800-675-8437, available 24/7.
  • Friendship Line: Institute on Agingā€™s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. They also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. Call 1-800-971-0016. For more info click here

Recreation

  • Well Connected: If you are aged 60+ and looking for activities to do, or would just like to talk to friendly voices, we suggest trying out Well Connected, a "senior center without walls" that provides activities and conversations over the phone or online. Call 1-877-797-7299. For more info click here
  • Virtual Rec: We now have "Virtual Recreation" offerings. Click here to go to our dedicated page that has activities of all different kinds for you to enjoy at home. 
  • Activity Kits: Download our "Activity Kits"; 10 pages of brain teasers, puzzles, and some humor to break the routine at home (and exercise the brain!)

 

 



 

Adult programs can vary from fitness to lifelong learning.
For a full listing of activities, check out the Activity Guide.

Twin Pines Senior & Community Center

(650) 595-7444

Hours:   
Monday - Friday,   
8:30am - 4pm

How the Center works

The Twin Pines Senior & Community Center is operated by the City of Belmontā€™s Parks & Recreation Department. This hidden jewel in Twin Pines Park offers daily low-cost or free activities for adults 18+ including movies, table tennis, language groups, and exercise programs. 

 Use of the Center is for programs sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department, or for the Belmont Senior Club activities that are free and open to the community. Sponsored programs include classes, lunches, lectures, social services, special events and recreational activities. For any new activities, please contact the Center Staff Cheri or Andrea.

  • No memberships or residency requirements
  • Open to adults 18+
  • Code of Conduct

If you would like to use the Center for your private group or to conduct business - these are considered rentals and can only be done after-hours. Please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (650) 595-7441 or email parksrec@belmont.gov

 

CONTACT PARKS & RECREATION
30 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, CA 94002 | 650-595-7441 | ParksRec@Belmont.gov