January 6, 2019
There are a lot of great free and low-cost services available to seniors in their own communities that they sometimes may not be aware of. Senior residents over the age of 50 that live in the city of Downey, California can utilize these services offered at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center.
Please note that these services are accurate at the time of writing this post but we suggest you call the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center at (562) 904-7223 to confirm.
Help With Federal Services
A Caseworker from Congresswoman Lucile Roybal-Allard’s office is available every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10 AM to 12 PM to assist with the following Federal services:
- Internal Revenue Service
- United States Postal Service
- Social Security
- Veteran Affairs
- and other Federal Issues
Medicare Assistance (65+)
On every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month assistance is available for Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medicare supplements, Prescription plans, Supplemental insurance and much more.
Income Tax Assistance
Starting February 1st through April 14th, the AARP provides tax preparation on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 8 AM to 4 PM. Walk-in’s are welcome but appointments are recommended. To make an appointment, call (562) 904-7223.
On the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 12 PM to 2 PM, free legal advice is provided by The Law Office of Carolyn Sloan. Seniors are able to get 15 minutes of legal advice. Schedule an appointment by calling (562) 904-7223. Please note that times may be changed.
Food and Meal Services for a Small Fee
The Congregate Meal Program
During weekdays, the Congregate Meal Program serves up a hot lunch at 11:45 AM. Reservations are required a day in advance in order to accommodate participants. Meals are provided in exchange for a donation of $2.25 and $6.00 for accompanying caregivers. To make a reservation, call (562) 862-8800. Please note that meals will not be served on days that the facility is closed.
Downey Meals on Wheels, Inc.
For more information and to sign up for the program, contact Downey Meals on Wheels, Inc.:
10909 New Street
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 622 – 5636
Greg at [email protected]