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COVID-19 Updates for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS) and our community partners collaborate to help older adults and adults with disabilities have access to food, home care, social engagement, and other essential support in response to COVID-19. 

Who qualifies for DAS services: We serve all San Francisco's older adults and adults with disabilities, regardless of income or whether they receive public benefits. 

Meals and grocery programs

DAS and its community partners support food assistance programs that offer meals and groceries for delivery and to go. Learn more.

Become a paid caregiver or volunteer

  • Become a paid caregiver: We need more Care Providers to meet San Francisco's growing demand for caregivers at this time. Salaries range from $18.50 to $30 an hour with opportunities for great health and transportation benefits. Apply now with one of the following organizations:
     

  • Become a volunteer: Help older adults and adults with disabilities pick up groceries and prescriptions, run errands, and walk dogs by signing up with one of our partner organizations below: 
     

  • Caregiver information update: We support caregivers and recipients to provide and receive care safely during COVID-19. Learn more.

Connect with others

Our community partners are modifying their programs to help reduce isolation via phone and online services, including:

  • Senior & Disability Action educates and mobilizes older adults and adults with disabilities to fight for individual rights and social justice. SDA also offers remote events and trainings.

  • Community Living Campaign has switched its in-person classes to online meetings and is hosting virtual hangouts, singalongs, and low-impact exercise classes over Zoom.

  • Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with older adults experiencing depression and loneliness.

Call the Hub at (415) 355-6700 for more opportunities to socially connect and engage from home.