COVID-19 Programs, Services, and Resources: Older Adults and Adults Living With Disabilities
Aging & Independence Services (AIS) is committed to providing the support and information necessary to ensure that members of the community have access to the resources they need to stay healthy and safe.
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We've organized resources and information below by topic to help you find the right support during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please select the topic associated with your concern by clicking on the tiles below. Note this information is subject to change. Be sure to check back regularly.
The Aging & Independence Services Outreach & Education Team has created videos to share information, resources, and tips for coping during COVID-19.
COVID-19 and Older Adults: Information and Resources
In this video conversation (filmed safely from each person’s home!), you’ll hear answers to older adults’ common questions about COVID-19. You’ll learn how to access information from reliable federal and local sources, tips on precautionary measures you can take, and how to access food and transportation resources.
COVID-19 Scams: How to Protect Yourself
Scammers are taking advantage of fears and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. This video highlights new scams related to COVID-19 and offers helpful tips on how you can stay vigilant and avoid new scams. Key takeaways include watching out for phishing emails and texts, researching before you donate, hanging up on robocalls, and more.
Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may experience emotions like stress, anxiety, fear, sadness, and loneliness. This video provides practical tips on taking care of your mental health and well-being. You’ll learn about signs of stress, ideas for how you can support yourself and your loved ones, and resources available in the San Diego region.
Ways to Engage During COVID-19
In this conversation, you’ll hear practical guidance on how you can stay connected while practicing social distancing. You’ll learn ideas on how to reframe your situation, create and maintain social connections, and keep your spirits up while staying home.
How You Can Help During COVID-19
This video provides information on how you can lend a helping hand during the pandemic. We give four tips on ways you can help others, even while practicing social distancing.
Download and read the AIS Special Edition Bulletin: Coronavirus
2-1-1 San Diego
For health or testing related questions, contact your healthcare provider. For general questions about COVID-19, information about community resources, or if you are uninsured, call 2-1-1 San Diego.
County of San Diego Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Visit the County’s website (www.coronavirus-sd.com) for daily updates on coronavirus in San Diego County and other resources and materials. Text COSD COVID19 to 468-311 to get text alert updates.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Be prepared by staying informed about COVID-19. For COVID-19 guidance for older adults, click here.
For inquiries regarding COVID-19:
- Older adult and disability service providers can submit questions to: COVID-AIS@sdcounty.ca.gov.
- Long-term care and residential care facilities can submit questions to: COVID-LTC@sdcounty.ca.gov.