Covid19 Information for Seniors

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Contra Costa Health Services is working closely with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to fairly distribute a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine to everyone in our community.

Who is Eligible Now? Vaccine Eligibility

If you are 65 or over please click on this link to make an appointment: CCHealth Vaccine Appointment Request Form

The vaccine will be in short supply initially and it will take months before it’s widely available. Healthcare workers and nursing home staff and residents will be the first vaccinated, followed by other frontline workers, first responders, and high-risk populations. Supplies will increase over time, and all persons 16 years and older are estimated to be able to receive the vaccine by the second half of 2021.

For the most up-to-date information about vaccine distribution phases, please visit:

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Avoid Vaccination Scams

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While vaccination details are getting worked out, here's what you can be sure of:

  • You can't pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.  That's a scam.
  • You can't pay to get early access to the vaccine.  That's a scam.
  • Nobody legit will call about the vaccine and ask for your social security, bank account, or credit card number.  That's a scam.

Ignore any vaccine offers that say different, or ask for personal or financial information.

Learn more at:

Stay Home, Save Lives, Check In

Check in on your older neighbors with a call, text or physically-distanced door knock to make sure they’re ok. 

For questions or and get assistance during this crisis call 833-544-2374  

The 2-1-1 system is able to help older Californians access grocery and medication delivery while staying at home.

Find Your Five, make a list of five people you know and trust to check in with regularly.


The California Department on Aging encourages seniors to reach out to 5 trusted friends or family members during this Pandemic.  Friends and family can help seniors obtain essential items such as medication and food. 

During this time seniors are encouraged to go to trusted resources for information on the virus including:

California State Website about COVID-19
Contra Costa County Health Services
California Department on Aging
Town of Danville Website

Senior Issues - Essentials                

Seniors are encouraged to ask five trusted friends or family members to purchase essentials for them including food and medicine. If you do not have friends or family near you, it is recommended to use online delivery services when possible. In the event you need to leave the house to shop for essential items, the following stores are offering special senior-only shopping hours:                                                                         

Trader Joe’s
85 Railroad Ave
(925) 838-5757
Daily, 8:00am – 9:00am

3105 Fostoria Way
(925) 277-0407
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 9:00am
60+ only (no assistance from family members)

Smart & Final    
460 Diablo Road
(925) 552-8153
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00am - 8:00am

3496 Camino Tassajara
(925) 736-0298
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, 5:00am - 9:00am

345 Railroad Ave
(925) 855-8920
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00am – 8:00am

4100 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
(925) 648-5800
Daily, 7:00am - 8:00am    

Beware of Ongoing Scams

Police throughout the Tri-Valley have been getting calls from residents about various scams going on. Many of these scams target seniors. 

Some of these include:

1. Contacting victims and offering a ‘special coronavirus test.’ Some charge a fee, while others seek personal information such as social security number or medicare ID.

2. In a similar vein, scammers are attempting to ‘sell’ reservations for a coronavirus vaccine.

3. Victims are reporting getting emails or texts from services such as Netflix or Amazon stating that they have made a purchase and should click on a link to cancel the order.

These are only a few that have been reported. The main takeaways are that no agency will be requiring social security numbers or Medicaid numbers to provide service. Additionally, no legitimate service would be soliciting for reservations for the vaccine. If it seems off or sketchy, do not follow through. Contact the police and ask questions.


Phone Resource Guide for Seniors (PDF)

Contra Costa County Aging and Adult Services Information & Assistance 

The Information & Assistance (I&A) helpline is a program of Contra Costa County’s Employment & Human Services Department. Seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers may call I&A to speak with knowledgeable social workers to get information, referrals to other services, and assistance with solving problems.  I&A Social Workers will listen to your needs, and provide information and referrals to community services that may be able to assist you.

(925) 284-6109


Discovery Counseling Center of San Ramon Valley 

Counseling, Intervention and Support For Seniors 

(925) 837-0505

Older Adult Mental Health

(925) 521-5620


Meals on Wheels

(925) 937-8607

Meals on Wheels West Contra Costa Region is providing resources to CalFresh to provide application assistance to interested people. 

CalFresh is the California implementation of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Food Stamp program, which provides financial assistance for purchasing food to low-income California residents. 

For information on applying for a CalFresh EBT card to buy food at participating grocery stores and Farmers’ Markets, fill out the Contact form.

Contra Costa County Health Services Food Assistance for Seniors

(925) 676-7543

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