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 and leave a message. A Librarian will return your call as soon as possible.

(310) 377-9584 x601

Visit https://www.pvld.org/yourlibraryathome 

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.

 

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.

 

Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday: 10 AM - 3 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 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.

California DMV Coronavirus Response

Census Information

Stimulus Check Information

Stimulus Check Scam Information

Tax Forms: California State and Federal 

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

AARP 

Online workouts from balance to Zumba!

Bay Club

Free videos on Youtube featuring workouts, meditations, yoga with kids, and nutrition/cooking tips you can do at home.

Change Directions Helplines & Resources

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.

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 (iTunes Google Play), stream, or download the guided meditations at the link Recorded by UCLA MARC's Director of Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston.

Hoopla

With just your library card, access workout videos, books, music, and more!

Woebot

Free app available from the Apple App Store and Google play which teaches cognitive behavioural therapy techniques for improving mental health

YMCA

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.

Los Angeles Department of Mental Health

The below links are all resources gathered by the Los Angeles Department of Health. Visit their site for more and please note that LA Department of Health clinincs are remaining open.

Local Links to local resources and resource guides:

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

Los Angeles County Covid-19 Get Support

Other assistance programs:

Critical Delivery Service FAQ 

Great Plates Delivered program

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)

PVLD's Explore and More: The World at Your Fingertips

Links to museums, live animal cameras and so much more

Torrance Lomita Meals on Wheels 

San Pedro Meals on Wheels 

Your Library at Home 

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. 

 

Links to local cities' information on Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

Palos Verdes Estates

Rolling Hills

Rolling Hills Estates

Rancho Palos Verdes

Organizations that focus on older adults in the PVP community.

Resource guide to the entire PV Peninsula 

PVE-CARES

Palos Verdes Peninsula Village

Peninsula Seniors

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