Emergency Wraparound Services for Homebound Seniors

Now, more than ever, the seniors in our community need us! Thank you for your interest in volunteering to help meet the needs of seniors during their self-quarantine due to the COVID19/Coronavirus

Senior Concerns has launched several new Emergency Wraparound Programs to support seniors at home. The goal is to ensure that our community’s most vulnerable population has everything they need to remain comfortably and safely at home during this time.

Volunteers are needed to fill several roles including delivering the Meals On Wheels, doing errand shopping and delivery to seniors who cannot shop on their own, providing a friendly phone call to reduce social isolation, and even setting up a pen pal between a child and a senior.

To make this program possible, Senior Concerns is seeking volunteers to fill the needs below:

  • Deliver Meals On Wheels
  • Provide grocery shopping or pharmacy pickup for a homebound senior
  • Provide a weekly phone visit with a senior

If you want to help support our mission, but are unable to volunteer at this time, please consider a DONATION.

Register To Be A Volunteer

ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store

Location 80 E. Hillcrest, Thousand Oaks

Unique treasures, gently-used clothing and vintage trinkets grace the shelves of Senior Concerns’ Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store. Jewelry, small furniture, crystal, china, clothing, antiques and one-of-a-kind finds make the Bargain Boutique a favorite, feel-good place to shop.  Open from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Tuesday-Saturday. The Bargain Boutique accepts donations from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday.

  • Volunteer morning shift is from 10 AM to 1 PM
  • Volunteer afternoon shift is from 1 PM to 3 PM
  • Regular volunteers would work the same shift each week.
  • Volunteer duties:
    • Cashiering
    • Merchandising
    • Sorting through donations and pricing them
    • Research on specialty items  

Contact Irene Tardif Tuesday – Saturday from 10 AM – 3 PM at 805-373-0504 or bargainboutique@seniorconcerns.org

Meals on Wheels

Location 150 Via Merida, Westlake Village, CA

The Senior Concerns’ Meals On Wheels program ensures homebound seniors get to eat nutritious, freshly prepared meals by delivering meals to their doorstep. More than 85 community volunteers bring close to 37,000 nutritionally balanced hot lunches and light meals to seniors in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park 365 days a year. In addition to the delicious food, prepared in the kitchens of Los Robles Rehabilitation Hospital in accordance with nutritional dietary guidelines, Meals On Wheels’ volunteers deliver holiday gifts and surprises, as well as daily smiles and friendly conversation to seniors.

  • Pick up meals for your route at East Los Robles Rehabilitation Hospital between 10:45 AM and 11:00 AM
  • Plan on two hours to deliver meals (this varies according to the route.)
  • Regular drivers drive the same route on the same day each week.
  • Substitute drivers are asked to drive any of the seven routes which need a substitute driver.  They can choose from the request emails which go out to them.
  • We ask that substitute drivers try to drive two to three times per month.
  • Duties include sharing smiles with seniors and careful delivery of the food prepared especially for them.

Contact Kayla Fowler Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 4 PM at 805-497-0189 or kfowler@seniorconcerns.org

Afternoon – Home Delivery Program

Location:
Newbury Park

The Afternoon meal program was designed to support adults 65 and older in staying home and staying healthy by delivering nutritious meals to their homes. These meals are delivered to Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park residents from a restaurant in Newbury Park. In addition to meals the volunteer drivers deliver a daily check in and friendly conversation.

  • Meals are picked up at the restaurant at approximately 2:00 pm.
  • Deliveries are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  • Plan on 1 to 2 hours to deliver the meals (this varies based on the route).
  • Regular drivers can deliver the same route per week from the same restaurant.
  • Substitute drivers are asked to drive any of the routes which need a driver for that day

Contact Kayla Fowler Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 4 PM at 805-497-0189 or kfowler@seniorconcerns.org