YOLO COUNTY LIBRARY RESOURCE LIST
The Yolo County Library has been curating resources for community members sheltering in place due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Categories include food, housing, safety, social services, and activities for all ages.
Library staff will be supporting a centralized phone line, 530-666-8005, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to assist patrons with their accounts and to access digital materials.
PHONE FRIENDS FOR SENIORS
Beginning the week of March 30, Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance will be accepting participants to receive calls and volunteers to make calls. YHAA will then match these “phone friends” for daily social check ins. Along with socializing, volunteers should also ensure that their senior friend has the food and medicine that they need. YHAA will be assisting with connecting seniors to home delivery services for food and medication to make sure they remain safe during these difficult time.
THINGS TO-DO WHILE SHELTERING IN PLACE
Take advantage of this time to create and learn new skills!
THE FRIENDSHIP LINE
The Friendship Line reaches out to older adults offering telephone counseling, support, reassurance, crisis intervention, elder abuse prevention, medication reminders, well-being checks, and information and referral. The friendship Line provides support to at-risk seniors, family members and their advocates 24 hours a day, 365 a year. Any person aged 60 years or older, their family members or any others who may be concerned can call.
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GROCERY & PHARMACY
EMERGENCY FOOD RESOURCES - CALFRESH
The CalFresh Healthy Living, UC team at the Yolo County, University of California Cooperative Extension created a website that includes Emergency Food Resources for families during COVID-19 closures. It includes evidence-based information on food safety, meal planning, activities for children at home, resources for older adults, and how to property clean and disinfect the house.
YOLO FOOD BANK DELIVERY
Yolo Food Bank, in partnership with the County of Yolo, is responding to the coronavirus outbreak with service to low-income senior citizens and other Yolo County residents with underlying health conditions who should not leave their homes to visit the Food Bank's regularly-scheduled food distributions.
RALEY'S SENIOR SERVICES
Raley's is taking steps to support older adult during these times. For example, they are offering curbside pickups for pharmacy and selling discounted senior essential bags.
HOME-DELIVERED FOOD AND MEDICATION RESOURCES
YHAA has compiled a list of restaurants, stores, and pharmacies that are still delivering in Yolo County. Just scroll through to find your city (Woodland, Winters, Davis, West Sacramento Guindo).