Supported and funded by the Los Angeles Department on Aging, the MAOF Senior Hispanic Information and Assistance (SHIAS) program provides information and assistance services to seniors throughout Los Angeles. Topic areas include Health, Transportation, Housing, Employment, Naturalization, Hunger Awareness, Document Preparation Assistance, etc.
With the Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement age, the need for comprehensive assistance services has grown over recent years. The Latino senior citizen population, in particular, is projected to surpass that of any other minority senior citizen group by 2020. Federal and State governments have acknowledged the unique needs of this often-ignored segment of the American population and have proactively designed programs to assist those most in need. Unfortunately, accessibility to these programs is often complicated by the intricate paperwork and eligibility requirements.
From health care to housing to transportation and nutrition, the MAOF SHIAS staff connects clients to the services that keep them healthy and independent. Since its inception in 2009, MAOF SHIAS has worked directly with the local Latino senior citizen population in identifying and obtaining services crucial to maintaining a high quality of life.
Information services for seniors include but are not limited to: food bank resources to improve nutrition, home modification (wheelchair ramps/grab bars/shower hoses/commodes) and automatic night lights to prevent falls, smoke detectors, and electric bill low-income application assistance. Additionally, MAOF SHIAS has managed evidence-based programs that address chronic disease management, reduce depression, improve memory functions, and provide powerful tools for family caregivers. MAOF also hosts an annual caregiver conference.
401 North Garfield Ave., Montebello, CA 90640
Services are available at the following locations. Hours of operation may vary.
6514 Sylmar Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
4545 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031
White Memorial Medical Center
1700 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Thomas Bradley MPC
10957 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
1371 Eubank Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744