The Elderly Assistance Referral Program is a support system for the elderly providing referrals for housing, health care, counseling, home care, meals,
food, clothing, transportation, and activities. See referrals to various Associations, Centers, Housing, etc. below:
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Senior Living Communities
Senior Housing


(Privately Owned & Operated)

Seniors:  62 & Over

                                   Managers: Bette D'Errico
1421 Cravens Ave.                                     Phone #: (310) 212-5898
Torrance, CA  90501                                 No. of Units: 78
Accepts Section 8 Assistance

OCEAN TERRACE                                        Managers: Laura Neurauter
3851 W. 226th Street                                    Phone #: (310) 373-0903
Torrance, CA  90505                                     No. of Units: 35
Accepts Section 8 Assistance

HARMONY COURT APARTMENTS           Manager: Sherry Subia
4502 186th Street                                         Phone #: (310) 214-1416
Redondo Beach, CA  90278                       No. of Units: 187
Accepts Section 8 Assistance

2000 W. 162nd Street                                     Phone #: (310) 515-3642
Torrance, CA 90504                                        No. of Units: 100

Does not accept Section 8 Assistance.  This building has it's own
subsidy program provided by HUD (202) subsidy funds.  The subsidy
stays with the building and is not transferable.  Must meet low-income
guidelines.  Waiting List is approximately 1-2 years for Singles and 2-3
years for Couples.  Still accepting applications.

GOLDEN WEST TOWERS                             Manager:  Robney Cooper
3510 Maricopa Ave.                                         Phone # (310) 371-4801
Torrance CA 90503                                         No. of Units: 180

Does not accept Section 8 Assistance.  The building has its own
subsidy program provided by HUD subsidy funds.  The subsidy stays
with the building and is not transferable.  Must be able to live
independently.  Waiting list is approximately 3 years.  Waiting List is
closed, but they are anticipating opening soon.  Please call for


Belmont Village of Rancho Palos Verdes
5701 Crestridge Rd.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Mirandela Senior Apartments
5555 Crestridge Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

The Canterbury
5801 Crestridge Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

740 South Olive Street (Senior Property)
740 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 689-4868
Tips for Choosing a Senior Living Community

Choosing a senior living community is a very important decision – one that should be made with careful research and consideration. The following are questions
and facts that seniors and families should consider when choosing a living community to reside in:


Is there a licensed nurse on-site 24 hours per day?
Is the staff trained? Do they receive on going training?
What is the ration of caregivers to residents?
Does the community perform background checks and drug screens?

Food Service

Are there three, high quality, nutritionally balanced meals a day, seven days a week?
Is there a menu with a variety of choice for each meal?
Are there special diets an option?


Are there organized activities; exercise, computers, social events, and outings?
Is there a dedicated activities coordinator?
Ask to see an example of an activities calendar.


Is transportation provided for activities, errands, doctor visits, and worship?
Is it provided seven days a week?
Is there a fee?


All staff should warmly greet you and residents should appear comfortable.
The community should be spotless with no unpleasant odors.
Is it easy to get around and accommodating to wheelchairs and walkers?
Pick a place where you would want to live.

Medication and health care services

Is there an individual written case plan for each resident?
Is there a nurse on-site, around the clock in case of emergencies?
What are the qualifications of the staff that gives medications to the residents?

Contracts, Costs, and Finances
Do you lease or buy-in?
Understand what’s included in your monthly rent.
Ask about additional charges for personal care.
Understand contracts including policies for termination and refunds.


Make sure the community is licensed by the state to provide the care you need.

Alzheimer’s Disease and memory loss

Does the community a have a dedicated program for residents with memory loss?
Important Links
Torrance Senior Services Employment Program  310.782.2126
For part-time job opportunities and work experience  

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)  310.793.RSVP
For volunteer opportunies.

For case management and related services.

H.E.L.P.  310.533.1996
Your safe starting place for meeting aging-related legal and care challenges

The HUSH Foundation 424.261.HUSH (4874)
For nutrition program and services.

Torrance/Lomita Meals-on-Wheels  310.542.3434
For seniors unable to prepare meals.

Torrance Community Transit
The Senior Ride Program has been merged with the Dial-A-Lift Program and is now called Torrance Community Transit.

Bartlett Senior Citizens Center 1318 Cravens Avenue, 310.320.5918

Barlett Center is open daily and provides a full range of programs and services. Activities include special interest classes, weekday hot lunches for a nominal fee,
exercise and dance classes, cardplaying, shuffleboard, bingo, pool shooting, lapidary shop, singing groups, speakers and more! Monthly dances are held the first
Sunday afternoon of each month for only $2 per person. Call for appointments for free legal and financial advice. Information on social services including
Medicare, Medi-Cal, SSI, transportation, and other needs is also available. Call 310.320.5918 for further information.

Herma Tillim Senior Citizens Center 3614 Artesia Boulevard, 310.329.1889
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday  9:0 0 am - 4:00 pm

Recreation Center Senior Citizens Program 3341 Torrance Boulevard, 310.618.6396
Friday ONLY 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Walteria Park Senior Citizens Program 3855 242nd Street, 310.375.9127
Monday: 12 noon - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Community Services
Senior Activities & Centers
Harbor Village Apartments
Affordable Housing
Paseo Village
1115 N. Cintron Lane
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 991-9172

Via 425
441 E. Carson Street Suite S
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 522-9606

Vista Angelina
418 E. Edgeware Road
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 482-4718

Pradera Apartment Homes
1607 S. Hampstead #B
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 491-2900

Paseo Verde
10050 Juniper Ave
Fontana, CA 92335
(909) 829-1100

Windsor Court/Stratford Place
8140 13th Street
Westminister, CA 92683
(714) 891-3000
Elderly Assistance Referral Support System