The City of Hermosa Beach has several programs and services geared toward seniors:
The City of Hermosa Beach opened the Hermosa Five-O Senior Activity Center in April 2010 for South Bay residents who are 50+. The Senior Activity Center is located on the first floor of the Community Center at 710 Pier Avenue. Stop by during office hours, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for a tour. Check out the monthly calendar and the current newsletter for all upcoming events and activities.
- Bus Passes and Dial-A-Taxi Program - visit the City's Finance Cashier page for information on discounted bus passes and Dial-A-Taxi vouchers ($1 each, sold in books of 10) for Hermosa Beach residents ages 62+ who have a TAP Identification Card or Access Paratransit Card. Please see the Finance Cashier page for details and service area / purchase limitations. For seniors with Dial-A-Taxi vouchers, rides may be scheduled by calling:
- (800) 829-4378 or (800) 900-0033
- Access - offers low cost shared ride bus service for ages 55+ and disabled individuals to destinations outside the City in Los Angeles County. Contact:
- Customer Service - (800) 827-0829
- Reservations - (800) 883-1295
- The WAVE - offers low cost Dial-A-Ride curb-to-curb service for seniors 62+ and disabled individuals for trips within the combined city limits of Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. Operated by Beach Cities Transit, The WAVE offers convenient, inexpensive transportation and is a great alternative to driving. To obtain an application for a WAVE Identification Card and for more information, click here. Contact:
- Schedule a ride - (310) 802-7684
- To apply for a Wave Identification Card - (310) 376-3990.
- View A Comprehensive Guide on Transportation for Seniors - seniorliving.org
City Property Tax Rebates and Utility User's Tax Exemption
Visit the City's Finance Department's webpage or contact (310) 318-0225 for details on applying for property tax rebates (annual City sewer service charge and street lighting and landscape assessment) and a utility bill exemption from paying the City's Utility User's Tax, available to eligible seniors and disabled individuals residing in Hermosa Beach (income limits may apply).
Police Department - House Check Programs
Visit the Hermosa Beach Police Department's webpage for information on available programs to have police officers and/or police volunteers (VIPs) perform weekly check-ins with seniors at their residence (You Are Not Alone Program) or to enroll seniors with Alzheimer's disease in the Homeward Bound Program.
Additional Senior Programs & Resources
Formerly known as the American Association for Retired Persons, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and older. AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life throughout the aging process. For more information contact 202-434-2296 or visit their website at www.aarp.org.
Beach Cities Health District
Community Care Services provides services to improve the quality of life and maintain the independence of older and disabled residents in the Beach Cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. These include confidential home visits and assessments, links to health and community services and advocacy, ongoing contact and care plans, fitness and wellness programs, support services including peer counseling, errand volunteers, general support groups and educational programs on age-related issues. Please visit their website at http://www.bchd.org/
Meals on Wheels
Home delivered meals for the elderly or disabled provided by contacting 310-318-2827. A nominal per meal charge may apply. Services are provided by the Salvation Army based at 125 W. Beryl Street, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
South Bay Family Health Care Center
Provides medical services for older adults on a sliding fee scale. Contact 310-802-6170 or visit their website.