The City of Artesia values the Senior Citizens that live here and has a variety of services, designed with Seniors in mind.
Artesia Express and driver Lee Omar.
- The City of Artesia offers free-of-charge transportation service, the "Artesia Express," to senior citizens (60 years of age or older), and individuals with disabilities who are Artesia residents. To obtain an ID Card please make an appointment by calling Artesia Park at (562) 860-3361. For Ride service call (800) 909-RIDE.
An individual, partnership, or corporation who advertises or announces a business and/or intends to conduct or is conducting a business, either directly or indirectly is required to obtain a business license.
Lunches are served to Seniors (60 years of age or older), Monday – Friday at 11:30 a.m. Call for a reservation 24-hours in advance from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at (562) 924-6509. Donation is $l.75 and coffee is an additional 25 cents.
The City of Artesia provides a variety of programs and services for Senior Citizens, including daily meals, transportation, excursions, bingo, cards, socializing, line dancing, cultural arts, educational classes, pot-lucks, anniversaries, birthday and holiday celebrations.
Birthdays are celebrated on the first Thursday of each Month. Holidays are celebrated monthly. Seniors enjoy music and share in pot-luck snacks. Time is 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Seniors meet on the 1st Friday of each month, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meetings include bingo, poetry, reading, music, folk songs, guest speakers, potlucks, and excursions.
5Seniors meet on Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meetings include bingo, poetry, reading, music, folk songs, cultural programs, guest speakers, potlucks, and excursions.
Seniors are encouraged to join in fun and exciting low cost excursions to a variety of places to see flower shows, shopping, festivals, the theatre, domestic cruises, horse races, and much more.
For dates and scheduled excursions contact the Senior Coordinator at (562) 860-3361.
“Care More” nurse provides free Senior health care screening on the 3rd Thursday of each month
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The nurse conducts individual minor health screening, and consults Seniors on proper health and nutrition.
Monday, Tuesday & Friday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Bingo cards are $0.25 per card. Prizes are groceries.
Seniors birthdays and anniversary parties are held monthly by the three Senior groups (Artesia Seniors, Artesia Senior Citizen Group, and Portuguese Social Hour) that meet at the Albert O. Little Community Center.
The City of Artesia hosts three (3) holiday luncheons for Seniors (60 years of age or older), annually, as follows:
Holiday luncheons require advance registration. No phone registrations are permitted. Luncheons are free to Artesia residents, proof of residency is required, and a $4.00 fee is applicable to non-residents. Doors open at 10:00 a.m., and luncheon tickets must be presented at the door for admission.
- Los Angeles County Community and Senior Services Area
Agency on Aging
Information and Assistance
Multilingual capability; operated by the AAA
Assistance in locating elder care services throughout the United States; operated by the Administration on Aging.
Adult Protective Services (APS) Centralized Intake
Telephone (213) 351-5401
Investigation of all situations involving adults ages 18+ who are reported to be endangered by abuse, neglect, exploitation, or unsafe or hazardous living.
Elder Abuse Hotline
Telephone (800) 992-l660
Senior Employment Program
Telephone (213) 738-2631
Provide training opportunities in community service employment for older workers (age 55+, low-income, Los Angeles County residents) and assists in the transition to unsubsidized job placements.
Tune up your driving skills and possibly qualify for auto insurance discounts by attending the AARP Driver Safety Classes at Artesia Park.
Why Take a Driver Safety Class?