During this time of need with the COVID-19 Pandemic, WPV offers its services and program benefits to the community for FREE!
Grocery runs & Essential Errands
Regular Social Support Calls
Westside Pacific Villages (WPV) is sharing its existing, well-established infrastructure with 10 years of experience assisting older adults and residents with resources and community program benefits to lead the COVID-19 Support Coalition aimed to meet the needs of the broader senior community during this time of crisis. WPV staff will continue to manage existing internal operations and programs benefits by donating their time and expertise to reach as many seniors in our service area as possible, as well as recruit, screen and train new additional volunteers. There will be no charge for the WPV CARES program, and you do not need to be a member of WPV to get help.
Support our Seniors! Any form of assistance is greatly appreciated, whether you want to volunteer your time, donate financial and/or other resources for this critically important work.
BACKGROUND: WPV CARES & THE COVID-19 SUPPORT COALITION
WPV CARES (COVID-19 Action Response for Elder Support) was created as an emergency response to address the needs of the most vulnerable impacted by the COVID-19 public health pandemic, older adults. WPV’s mission and work has always been focused on supporting the oldest residents in our community by enabling them to remain active and engaged in the homes and neighborhoods they love, combating another serious health risk and epidemic for seniors, social isolation and loneliness. With the closure of many non-essential facilities and L.A. County’s Safer at Home Order, the vital social components of WPV such as transportation services, social activities/events, and in-person friend visits have been interrupted. As a result, WPV quickly adjusted by placing a heavier emphasis on: (1) increased phone communication through its existing Call a Neighbor CAN Program, and (2) running errands, another exiting program benefit, through contactless delivery services. WPV recognizes the unmet needs and dire time for the senior community as a whole, especially those who are not currently connected to WPV. We made the decision to offer our well-established and existing Village infrastructure and network of current and new volunteers passionate about helping seniors AT NO COST to help other seniors in the community. We are pleased to share our staff and other resources to implement our emergency response program, WPV CARES, for the greater good to protect seniors in our community from this dangerous virus. We are grateful for the partnering organizations who have come together to join forces with us as a COVID-19 Support Coalition. The goal is to reach and assist as many people, especially vulnerable groups like seniors, as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic period. With the help of this collaborate WPV can expand the outreach and impact to the older adult population in our community who are feeling even more isolated. We extend a heartfelt thank you to the members of COVID-19 Support Coalition for their assistance during this lifesaving endeavor.