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Programs to Help Seniors

The City of Carlsbad is offering two programs to help senior residents in need:


Pickup Lunch Service

  • Carlsbad residents 60 and older can sign up for the city’s lunch program, which provides nutritious meals Monday through Friday.
  • Hot meals that are normally served in the dining room of the senior center are being packed up cold with reheating instructions. 
  • Reservations must be made no later than noon the day before, Monday through Friday. (Monday’s order would need to be placed on Friday by noon.)
  • City employees are set up outside the senior center’s entrance behind a table providing the 6-foot separation recommended by county health officials.
  • Seniors are encouraged to do a drive by pick up if they can, driving without passengers to avoid potential COVID-19 spread between the hours of 11 a.m. and noon.
  • Once you arrive, please stay in your car and a city staff member will bring your meal to you, just like drive through service.
  • The city can deliver meals to those who cannot pick them up.
  • Call 760-602-4655 to leave a message for a reservation or request a meal delivery. 
  • Senior Center is located at 799 Pine Ave.


You Are Not Alone

  • The You Are Not Alone Program is a free service for City of Carlsbad seniors who live alone and would benefit from a daily check on their welfare.  
  • Members of the Police Department’s senior volunteer patrol make daily phone calls to each of these clients.
  • Weekly visits have been suspended temporarily but if senior volunteers are unable to make contact with clients they will follow up with the person listed as the client’s emergency contact.
  • If they are still unable to ensure their client is okay, a Carlsbad police officer will make a welfare check. 
  • To enroll a Carlsbad resident in the program, call the City of Carlsbad Police Department’s senior volunteer patrol at 760-931-2214.

March 25, 2020