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NEW PILOT PROGRAM: LOS OSOS DIAL-A-RIDE FOR SENIORS
Los Osos Cares is working with Ride-On to provide a Senior Dial a Ride in Los Osos. This service is available Tuesdays and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The cost is $2 one way and $4 roundtrip. Monthly ticket books will be available for purchase. Riders get door-to-door service in Los Osos.
To schedule a ride, call Ride-On and request a ride on Los Osos Dial-a-Ride at
Please call and schedule trip a day in advance.
This program will run through April and continuance of the program will be determined at that time.
Dignity Grant Extended for 2021!
Due to Covid, Dignity Health Grant has been extended through 2021
LOS OSOS CARES WAS A RECIPIENT OF A 2020 DIGNITY HEALTH GRANT!
We plan to prioritize areas of need and work to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our community and ensure that individuals are being connected to available community resources and emergency needs.
We will be working with community partners, Transitions Mental Health Association, Dignity Health Community Outreach, St Benedicts Episcopal Church, and Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access. The grant will help subsidize the Los Osos Cares Free Community Dinners, Resource Center, Warming Shelter and Senior Program. Working with St Benedicts Laundry Love we will be able to expand the free laundry program to twice a month. In addition, we have created a questionnaire to ask seniors what they need in their prospective areas. This will help us focus of getting the need met. We will be hosting a Senior Health Fair in Los Osos on October 17, 2020. Dignity Health will be hosting Health /Wellness workshops throughout the year. Due to the COVID virus we are directing our outreach by social media, phone and email. We have resources to help seniors and those in our community get through this difficult time.
Los Osos Cares was a recipient of a 2020 Dignity Health Community Health Grant for BasicNeeds and Resource Navigation for the Estero Bay Community. The focus of this grant is tocreate a caring network of social services for seniors, low income families and homeless individuals in Los Osos, Morro Bay and Cayucos.