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*

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:

Tuesday - Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Saturday: 10 AM - 4 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 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 Online Renewal

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

Stimulus Check 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. 

GoldenTALK

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.

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!

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!

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.

Last updated: 7/13/2021

Local Links to local resources and resource guides:

California State Master Plan for Aging

City of RPV Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)

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 

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

 

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 

 

              

 

 

 

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 My Turn Tool

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

CDC: When You've Been Fully Vaccinated

LA County Covid-19 testing sites

LA County Public Health vaccine booking, phase and tier information

Veteran Covid-19 vaccine information

Local government Covid-19 resource pages:

LA Public Health: Vaccine FAQ

Please check back frequently as information is rapidly changing and being updated.         

Last updated: 6/22/2021