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Welcome to the City of Lafayette's Virtual Community Center! Here you will find fun, education, recreation, and resources for all ages. We are committed to keep creating community and enhance the quality of life for the people of Lafayette through parks, trails and programs through these interesting times.

Visit this page often and follow us on Instagram & Facebook for new updates and ideas!

Have a great idea or resource you’d like to share? Email us at recreation@lovelafayette.org

NEW! HELP SHAPE LAFAYETTE'S SUMMER - TAKE THE SURVEY HERE

NEW! Email recreation@lovelafayette.org to join the Summer Programs mailing list

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Health

Excercise

Nutrition

  • Kids

    • Kid-Friendly Recipes - Learn to cook and help make some meals! 
    • FREE Lunch provided by Acalanes Union High School District - Info HERE
  • Seniors

    • NEW! The Lamorinda Spirit Van is offering modified service during the COVID-19 Stay at Home Order.  The Spirit Van will only be providing delivery service to Lamorinda Seniors 60+, from Lafayette essential businesses. Email dispatch@lovelafayette.org or call 925-283-3534
    • Covid-19 Resource Page
    • Lamorinda Village is offering a temporary, free Shelter in Place (SiP) membership for all seniors in need of assistance during this time. For help with grocery shopping and pharmacy pickups: info@lamorindavillage.org or (925) 283-3500.  
    • Several businesses have committed to letting seniors shop early before the crowds
      • Lamorinda Safeways will open 7am-9am Tuesdays & Thursdays for senior shoppers
      • Whole Foods will open 8am-9am Every Day for senior shoppers
      • Target is reserving Wednesday mornings for senior shoppers
      • Trader Joes has a priority line for seniors to get in quicker
      • Walgreen 8am-9am every Tuesday for seniors
    • Meals on Wheels Diablo Region
    • White Pony Express - Relaying food and goods to those in need in Contra Costa County 925-322-0604
  • All

    • Safe Grocery Shopping 
    • Support a local business - Find out who is open from the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
    • Buy what you need and don't over buy
    • Use grocery delivery if available and support local businesses
    • Check-in with neighbors to make sure they have what they need

 

Connect & Learn

Socially

Educationally

 

Resources for Seniors

  • NEW! Friendship Line California: The State is expanding the toll-free Friendship Line California to serve as a resource to provide emotional support to older Californians experiencing loneliness, isolation, and anxiety. (888) 670-1360
  • NEW! The Lamorinda Spirit Van is offering modified service during the COVID-19 Stay at Home Order.  The Spirit Van will only be providing delivery service to Lamorinda Seniors 60+, from Lafayette essential businesses. Email dispatch@lovelafayette.org or call 925-283-3534 
  • Governor Gavin Newsom announced the “Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In.” campaign urging Californians to help combat social isolation and food insecurity among Californians who are over the age of 65 – a community that is uniquely vulnerable to COVID-19.  
    He also announced the creation of a statewide hotline — 833-544-2374 — in coordination with the non-profit local 2-1-1 systems, so that Californians have a one-stop shop to answer their questions and get assistance during this crisis. For example, the 2-1-1 system is able to help older Californians access grocery and medication delivery while staying at home.
    Click here to read full press release. 
     
  • Covid-19 Resource Page
  • Lamorinda Village is offering a temporary, free Shelter in Place (SiP) membership for all seniors in need of assistance during this time. For help with grocery shopping and pharmacy pickups: info@lamorindavillage.org or (925) 283-3500.
  • Well Connected - a phone and online program offering activities, education, friendly conversation, and an assortment of classes and support groups for older adults accessible from the comfort of home. The community consists of participants, staff, facilitators, presenters, and other volunteers who care about each other, and who value being connected to engaging content, and to each other. Well Connected members can play a game, learn a language, write a poem, go on a virtual tour, meditate, share a gratitude, get support, and most importantly, connect and engage with others every day across the country. All groups are accessible by phone or online. Well Connected is a Community Service of Covia and is free of charge to all participants and available to adults over the age of 60.  Click here to view the catalog of interest groups. To get started: (877) 797-7299 or coviaconnections@covia.org
  • Social Call - As part of its commitment to fostering community, Covia’s free Social Call program matches fully vetted, trained volunteers with individuals over the age of 60 in need of one-to-one compassionate conversation and care via the telephone. (877) 797-7299 or coviaconnections@covia.org
  • Coronavirus Scams Fraud Alert provided by SMP
  • Lafayette Senior Services - Seniors@lovelafayette.org 925-284-5050
  • Lamorinda Spirit Van - Dispatch@lovelafayette.org 925-283-3534
  • Contra Costa County Information and Assistance Senior & Disabled Hotline - 800-510-2020
  • Transportation Assistance - Dial 511
  • General Services and Resources - Dial 211
  • View the Health section above for meal & exercise resources

 

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