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Programs for Seniors

The City of Carlsbad is offering programs to help residents ages 50+ during COVID-19 crisis:


Lunch program and other food resources

City of Carlsbad lunch program Carlsbad residents 60 and older can sign up for the weekday program which provides nutritious meals Monday through Friday for pick up at the Carlsbad Senior Center (delivery available).

Great Plates Program Qualifying seniors can receive three meals a day delivered to their homes.

2-1-1 San Diego lists several other food distribution services, including some that deliver to older adults, to veterans and one that provides meals that are kosher.

List of grocery store hours with special hours for seniors
Other food resources such as pets and farmers markets


Health, wellness and safety 

You Are Not Alone Program is a free service for Carlsbad seniors who live alone and would benefit from a daily check on their welfare with a daily phone call.

Fitness on city TV cable channel, Spectrum channel 24 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99

  • Feeling Fit Club, Monday - Sunday: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Silver Age Yoga, Monday - Sunday: 10:30 - 11 a.m. and 4 - 4:30 p.m.

San Diego Dance Theatre classes Gentle dance movements promote strength, agility, coordination, balance and mental clarity.

Classes@Home Art, exercise and culinary classes
Develop a care plan
LiveWell@Home for Seniors and Older Adults - Stay mentally and physically fit
Working with older adults and adults with disabilities


Stay Connected

Grandfriends pen pal program receive uplifting letters in the mail from caring Kids for Peace youth all around the country. There is no obligation for “Grandfriends” to respond to the letters they receive, but they are welcome to if that would make them happy! 

Together/Apart: The COVID-19 Community Memory Archive Cal State University San Marcos asking you to help the University Library preserve the record of day-to-day living of this critical moment in our nation’s journey as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis here in San Diego County.  


How to Help

Engage with and help the community
Sew2Care (make face coverings)
Californians For All


At-home fun and educational activities 

Library@Home services
Play@Home activities
How-to videos (scanning photos, podcast, composting and more!)

Other Resources

General relief resources
Business resources
Tenant and landlord resources
Guidance from the CDC
State of California Department of Aging

Carlsbad Senior Center

799 Pine Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008