Rose M. Eldridge Senior Center
SENIOR CENTER CLOSURE
In accordance with President Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency, Governor Newsom’s Executive Order, and the Riverside County Public Health Department’s Order, the City of Norco has closed various public facilities and suspended all programs/events held at said facilities, including at the Rose M. Eldridge Senior Center. The Senior Center Closure is effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice.
The City of Norco strongly advises residents to avoid non-essential gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). If you must attend a gathering, please implement social distancing of six feet per person. Gatherings of individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, specifically our senior community and those with underlying health conditions, should be limited to no more than 10 people, while also following social distancing guidelines.
SENIOR CONGREGATE MEAL PROGRAM
In an effort to minimize contact during concerns related to COVID-19, the Riverside County Office on Aging Senior Congregate Meal Program will be offering a weekly pick-up of meals at the Rose M. Eldridge Senior Center for senior congregate nutrition program participants.
TIME CHANGE NOTICE: To limit heat exposure for seniors and staff and to maintain meals at proper temperatures beginning Friday, May 8th, Sodexo staff will be on site every Friday at the Rose M. Eldridge Senior Center with a week’s worth of frozen meals (7 meals total) between 9am and 10am only. Senior participants are instructed to drive up, sign the signature log and take their meals home. Participants must register and make meal reservations to receive a meal.
Registrations are available on site during meal distribution. Meal reservations can be made by calling the Senior Center front desk at 951.270.5647 Monday through Wednesday from 8am to 3pm or at the time of meal pick up for the following week.
The service will be offered once a week every Friday from 9am to 10am until we have been instructed to resume normal service operations.
For more information, contact the Rose M. Eldridge Senior Center at (951) 270-5647 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HOME DELIVERED MEALS
For information on home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels), please contact the Office on Aging at 1.800.510.2020 or the Sodexo Meal Office at 951.827.3613. The Senior Center does not offer a meal delivery service.
In addition to the active Food Pantry List provided below, information on Food Access can be found on the Riverside County Public Health website at www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus. The "Food Access" tab on the home page will guide you to a map where food access can be found by location. The website also offers the most current COVID-19 information for the Riverside County.
SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
The “Seniors on the Move” transportation program, which is a unique door-to-door transportation service available to all Norco resident seniors 50 years and older, able-bodied Norco resident military veterans 50 years and older, and disabled Norco residents of any age, will continue normal operations. This program provides free transportation to residents within a 30-mile radius outside of Norco city limits for necessary grocery shopping, medical visits, obtaining prescriptions, paying bills, postal services, banking, etc. To make a trip request please call the Senior Center at (951) 270-5647.
At this time the facility is closed to the public and is not operating as a Cooling Center. Any individuals searching for relief from the heat can call the County of Riverside Corona Virus Information Line at 2-1-1 to receive assistance. Please remember to drink plenty of water, apply and reapply sunscreen, and watch out for signs of heat related illnesses. For further resources, see the Cooling Center links below.
FREE COUNSELING FOR SENIORS
The Riverside County Office on Aging has two behavioral health specialists who are available for telephonic counseling to seniors who are becoming depressed by the stress and isolation at this time. Their services, as well as other services provided by the Office on Aging can be accessed through HelpLink at (800) 510-2020.
INLAND COUNTIES LEGAL SERVICES, INC. – Free legal assistance to Seniors Age 60 and over.
Seniors may call 1.800.977.4257 between 8:45am and 4:45pm Monday through Friday to receive free legal assistance. This information is also on the legal services flyers located in the entryway. All service provided is strictly over the phone.
HICAP- HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING ADVOCACY PROGRAM – Free non-biased Health Insurance Counseling for seniors. Seniors may call 909.256.8369, leave their name, and phone number on the answering machine and they will receive a call back within 24 - 48 business hours Monday through Friday. All service provided is strictly over the phone.
SENIOR CENTER INFORMATION
2690 Clark Avenue
Norco, CA 92860
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
The Rose M. Eldridge Senior Center provides a variety of services, programs and activities for seniors in the community age 50 and older. The friendly staff at the Senior Center are here to help! They coordinate a complete range of recreational, self-enrichment and education programs for the over 50 generation. They also plan activities, trips, and special events throughout the year.
The 8,000 square foot facility with adjacent 1.4-acre garden provides a variety of leisure pursuits to improve the quality of one’s life, promote and help preserve independent living and assists and supports individuals to advance choices and alternatives that enable them to live with dignity and grace.
The Norco Senior Center was dedicated as the Rose M. Eldridge Senior Center on Friday, September 28, 2012 honoring senior advocate Rose M. Eldridge.
Rose Eldridge became a Norco resident in 1965 when she and her husband James moved to Norco from Norwalk, California. She was a supporter of Senior Services in Norco and throughout Riverside County for the past 45 years. She was recognized for her achievements in supporting the aging population and care and treatment of senior citizens by the County of Riverside Office on Aging and the City of Norco.
Click on the desired link below and get up-to-date information about our Center.
Senior Center Programs
- Activities & Classes
- Meetings & Assistance Programs
- Pantry Donation Wish List
- Senior Garden
- Senior Transportation Program
- Senior Transportation Program (Spanish)
- AARP Foundation - Tax Aide
- Alzheimer's LA - July Online Workshops and Resources (English and Spanish)
- Alzheimer's LA - Free Virtual Programs and Services
- Cooling Center - Tips to Stay Cool (English and Spanish)
- Cooling Center - Heat Related Illnesses
- COVID-19 Information for Older Adults & Caregivers
- Free Virtual Tax Preparation Services
- Free Virtual Tax Preparation Services (Spanish)
- Home Improvement Assistance for Older Adults
- Local Food Pantries
- Retirement Insecurity during COVID-19
- Riverside County Office on Aging - Food Programs
- Seniors and Financial Hardship
- United Lift Rental Assistance
- United Lift Rental Assistance FAQ
- United Lift Rental Assistance (Spanish)
- United Lift Rental Assistance FAQ (Spanish)