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Health and Human Services

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Older Adults


State Guidance for Older Adults and Those at Elevated Risk to Self-Isolate

On March 15, 2020, CDPH issued statewide guidance for older adults and people at higher risk for serious illness, asking them to self-isolate:

  • Individuals over 65 years of age
  • Individuals who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung cancer
  • Individuals who have compromised immune systems 

This guidance does not apply to people who work in essential services, such as hospital and health care workers, pharmacists, peace officers, firefighters, staff at skilled nursing facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly, and other essential workers.

EDC Older Adult Programs & Gatherings Temporarily Canceled:

In line with CDPH's guidance, El Dorado County Older Adult Services is temporarily canceling some programs and gatherings:

Programs to be canceled/postponed through at least the end of April:

  • As of March 16, 2020, the EDC Older Adult Day Services (The Club) in Placerville and El Dorado Hills will temporarily be suspended.
  • As of March 16, 2020, all non-essential services, meetings and groups at the Placerville Senior Center will be cancelled or postponed.
  • As of March 18, 2020, all Senior Nutrition congregate meal sites will be closed for dine-in lunches. Meals will be available for pick-up only, by reservation, at designated congregate meals sites.  Seniors may reserve a meal for pick-up by calling (530) 621-6160. See flyer for list of pick-up sites and instructions.

Programs and services that will not be affected

  • Placerville Senior Center will remain open to provide essential community services such as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance and Weatherization Programs, In-Home Supportive Services - Public Authority, Senior Legal Services, HICAP, Senior Peer Counseling, Family Caregiver and Support Program, Long Term Care Ombudsman, and Senior Information & Assistance Programs. 
  • The Senior Nutrition Program will continue to operate the Home Delivered Meal Program to serve homebound older adults.

See press release for further details regarding these changes. For questions, call (530) 621-6369 or (800) 510-2020. 

El Dorado County stores offer special services & shopping for seniors and vulnerable populations  

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State launches Stay Home, Save Lives, Check In Campaign to check-in with older neighbors to combat social isolation.

Friendship Line for people 60+ to help with loneliness, depression or isolation issues

The Friendship line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. The Friendship Line can be reached at: 1-(888) 670-1360, or by clicking on the following link: https://www.ioaging.org/friendship-line-california