Food Programs

Office on Aging Senior Surplus Food Distribution - The Nutrition Program offers home-delivered meals to homebound seniors in our community. Hot meals are delivered at lunchtime Monday-Friday, with frozen meals delivered for the weekends. For more details call:

 (800) 510-2020

Mary Phillips Senior Center Nutrition Program - Provides meals on site for those ages 60+ and their spouses. Meals are served Monday - Friday at 11:30 am. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance by calling (951) 694-6465 between 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  There is a suggested donation of $3 for seniors and $5 for non-seniors. To view the current menu, click the link below.

Door-to-Door transportation to the senior lunches is provided to Temecula residents for only $0.50 per resident. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. For reservations call (951) 694-6464.

Utility Assistance

Community Action Partnership of Riverside County

(951) 955-4900

LiHEAP - The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps families with energy costs. A representative from the Community Action Agency’s program will be at the Kay Ceniceros Center on the 2nd Monday of each month from 12:30pm - 3:30pm. Please call Community Actions Agency’s Hemet Service Center at (951) 955-4900 for details.

Senior Help Center - They will help once a year. Bring a statement of where you were born, social security card, driver's license or Id, current gas or electric bill or both. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(951) 791-3567

Food Stamps/Welfare

Department of Social Services - Services include self-sufficiency, CalWorks, GAIN, Medi-Cal, and CalFresh

43264 Business Park Drive #B-1 Temecula, CA 92590

(951) 600-6500

Murrieta Senior Center Lunch Program

(951) 304-7275


(951) 827-3613

Emergency Assistance

Central Access Team - Mental Health 24 hours a day/7 days a week

(800) 706-7500 


Smiles 4 Seniors  - Provides emergency assistance and safety net services to struggling low income seniors who would otherwise have nowhere to turn. Assistance includes basic necessities such as food, housing, utility payments, and lifie saving prescriptions and medical equipment.

Social Security/Medicare

7880 Mission Grove Parkway, South

(800) 772-1213

(866) 931-4495

Telephone Assistance

911 Senior Emergency Cellular Phone Program

Cellular phones are delivered to at-risk seniors 60 years of age or older who live alone, or with a caregiver, and may have difficulty reaching a stationary phone in an emergency. The phones are not connected to a service, but are still capable of connecting the Senior to the 911 emergency response system. 

To learn more about the program, call: 1-800-510-2020


California Phones - Every day, specialized California Phones from the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) enable over half a million Californians to stay connected.

There's a California Phone for every need. For example, there are amplified phones that make it easier to hear conversations. Big button phones that are easier to dial. Phones with lights that flash for incoming calls. Convenient portable phones – and more. We also offer phones that are specially designed for individuals with more significant disabilities.

California Phones are available to persons who live in California, have telephone service* and your doctor approves your need. In addition to your doctor, any of the following may certify your need and sign the application form for you:

  • Licensed Medical Doctor (MD)

  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Licensed Physician Assistant

  • Licensed Audiologist

  • Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser

  • Licensed Optometrist

  • Department of Rehabilitation Counselor

  • Superintendent/Audiologist from the California School for the Deaf Fremont/Riverside

Click HERE to find a Certifying Agent near you.

*Equipment connects to your existing telephone service. Your current telephone service charges still apply, however, the Free Specialized Telephone does not increase your service costs.

Elder Abuse

California Elder Abuse Reporting Hotline

(800) 722-0432

Adult Protective Services (APS) - Helps elder adults (65 years and older) and dependent adults (18-64 who are disabled), when these adults are unable to meet their own needs, or are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation.  County APS agencies investigate reports of abuse of elders and dependent adults who live in private homes, apartments, hotels or hospitals. 24 hours a day/7 days a week

(800) 491-7123

Long-Term Care Ombudsman 24-hour CRISISline

(800) 231-4024

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy

HICAP - Provides information and assistance with Medicare, managed care (HMOs), long-term care insurance and other related health insurance issues. 

(800) 434-0222 and press 2 for details

Kay Ceniceros Senior Center - Menifee residents can receive free objective information and counseling about Medicare. Volunteer counselors can help you understand your specific rights and health care options. Available the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 9am- 12pm. Appointments are needed, so please call (909) 256-8369.

Free Medical Services

Mobile Health Clinic - Riverside County Regional Medical Center is bringing health care services to your community. These health care services are being offered free as a community service to assist families, especially those who do not have, or who have recently lost, their health insurance. Located at the Mary Phillips Senior Center. Services include:

  • General Medical Exams

  • Sick Child Visits

  • Health Screenings: Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Vision

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. the 3rd Monday of Every Month


(800) 541-5535


(800) 633-4227

Hospice of the Valley

(951) 200-7800

In-Home Support Services

(951) 358-6400


Dial-A-Ride - Provides discounted curb-to-curb transportation for senior residents (age 65+ or the disabled) who reside in either Murrieta or Temecula to destination points within these two city limits. To find out more information or to schedule a pick-up, please call (800) 795-7887


(951) 565-5002

TRIP Program - Independent Living Partnership - Free transportation reimbursement and services to medical appointments and other services for those with mobility issues.

(800) 510-2020

Office on Aging - Assistance with identifying and accessing transportation resources which may include transit passes, volunteer driver program (reimbursement for volunteers who transport individuals where no transit service exists), mobility training and vehicle modifications for improved accessibility. To learn more about transportation options call

(800) 510-2020


Housing Authority

(800) 655-4228

Amanda Park Senior Apartments - Murrieta

(951) 698-1133

Grand Isle Senior Apartments - Murrieta 

(951) 677-8035

The Fountain Glen - Murrieta

(951) 506-1579

Home Repair Assistance

EDA Home Repair Office on Aging - can cover the cost of repairs (roof, furnace, air-conditioner, plumbing, or a handicap ramp) up to a total of $6,000 with no loan or payback requirement if you meet the requirements such as: must own your own home, meet low income guidelines, are disabled and/or 62 years old or older.

(800) 510-2020

Hemet Senior Home Repair – City of Hemet only    

(951) 765-2380

Senior Home Repair - Outside Hemet                                   

(951) 343-5469    

Assisted Housing - Murrieta

Murrieta Gardens

(951) 566-4064

County Villa

(951) 600-4640

Chancellor Place

(951) 696-5753

Sterling Senior Communities

(951) 506-5555

Adult Day Care Connection

(951) 672-9536

Senior Centers

Kay Ceniceros Senior Center - Programs and activities covering a wide range of interests take place at the center on a daily basis. Includes a senior nutrition program, exercise classes, enrichment classes, and monthly meetings and activities.      
Click Here to see the FOCUS Activities Publication.

(951) 672-9673

29995 Evans Road
Menifee, CA 92586


Lake Elsinore Senior Activity Center - provides a wide variety of recreational, self-enrichment and education programs for participants 55 and older. The facility includes a state of the art computer lab, billiard room, television lounge, a reading room, dinning hall, patio areas, garden boxes and a service kitchen. The Thelma Ball Memorial Hall located adjacent to the Senior Center is a multi-purpose room and restroom facility.

(951) 674-2526

420 E. Lakeshore Drive

Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Mary Phillips Senior Center - A multipurpose facility with classes, a garden for low income seniors, a lunch program with door-to-door transportation for only $1.00, library, computers with Internet access, and craft rooms. Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

41845 Sixth Street Temecula, CA 92590

(951) 694-6464


Murrieta Senior Citizen's Center

(951) 600-9557

5 Town Square   
Murrieta, CA 92562
(951) 304-PARK ( 7275)

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Saturday & Sunday

Personal Care/Homemaker Services

Office on Aging - Nursing, therapies, and personal care services are provided by nurses, licensed allied health professionals, and home health aides. Homemaker services may include housekeeping, cooking and grocery shopping.  Care may be provided daily or intermittently. For more information regarding how to receive Personal Care/ Homemaker Services call: 1-800-510-2020

Seniors Helping Seniors - United Way - Senior Companions are volunteers 55 and over who provide assistance and friendship to seniors who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping. The program aims to keep seniors independent longer, and provide assistance to family caregivers. Senior Companions serve 15-40 hours per week. Volunteers receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization while on duty, and may qualify to earn a tax-free hourly stipend. For more information please call (951) 929-0423.


YANA Project - You Are Not Alone - Murrieta Police Department volunteers will make phone calls Monday - Friday before 10:00 a.m. If no contact is made after 3 attempts, an emergency contact person will be contacted to check on the participant. This is a FREE service to seniors and handicapped adults living alone. To request and application form, call (951) 837-4333

Senior Well-Checks

Always Best Care Senior Services - Free daily phone calls seniors and disabled adults

(951) 375-4588

Legal Assistance

Inland County Legal Services - Provides legal services to low-income persons residing in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Services include advice and counsel, limited action (includes negotiations and preparation of legal documents), as well as direct representation before administrative law and civil courts. Appointments are needed, so please call:

(951) 320-7500

(888) 245-4257


Murrieta Senior Center - First and third Thursday of each month with Anita Milner and the fourth Thursday of the month with Jeff Nickerson & Amy Fisher. To attend you MUST make an appointment. 

5 Town Square Murrieta CA 92562

(951) 304-7275


Senior Legal Helpline - Free legal help by phone for Californians over 60

(800) 222-1753

Assistance to Victims of Identity Theft

Federal Trade Commission

(877) 438-4388




(888) 397-3742


(800) 680-7289

Protecting Your Credit Cards

The Simple Dollar

Department of Consumer Affairs

File a complaint

(800) 952-5210

Dept. of Public Social Services

Fraud Scams

(800) 344-8477

Medical Power of Attorney

Murrieta Senior Center - A Medical Power of Attorney is available to meet the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 am.

5 Town Square Murrieta CA 92562

(951) 304-7275


Murrieta Senior Center - Notary services are available at the senior center on the second Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. To meet you MUST make an appointment. The cost is $9 per document. 

5 Town Square Murrieta CA 92562

(951) 304-7275

Resource Information 

Riverside County Office on Aging - 50+ programs and referrals

(800) 510-2020

Senior Services Center - 50+ Programs and referrals in Hemet

(951) 791-3573

Smiles for Seniors – One time assistance for utilities, repairs, medications, etc. Low income.   

(909) 790-6671

Smoke Detector Checks

(951) 304-3473

Veterans Benefits

Murrieta Senior Center - Second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm.

5 Town Square Murrieta CA 92562

(951) 304-7275

Support Groups

Alzheimer's Support

(866) 232-8484

Braille Institute

(760) 321-1111

American Cancer Society

(800) ACS-2345

VA Loma Linda Healthcare

(800) 741-8387

Kay Ceniceros Senior Center

Bereavement Group - Support group hosted by Hospice of the Valleys. To sign-up or form more information, please contact staff at (951) 200-7800 prior to attending the first meeting. Group meetings are held on Mondays in eight week sessions.

Blues Club - Free, open and ongoing. Join a group of seniors and share mutual understanding and support as we face life’s daily challenges as well as those times of real stress and survival. The group meets on Thursdays at 9am. No registration required.

Care Pathways - Are you a family member caring for an older adult? Riverside County Office on Aging is hosting a series of free family caregiver workshops. These series of twelve classes will provide much needed information and support as you continue through the caregiving journey. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Respite is also available! Please call (800) 510-2020 or call (951) 867-3800.

Parkinson’s Support Group - The goal of the monthly meetings is to provide a safe, confidential location for people with Parkinson’s Disease to come, ask questions, and find answers. Meetings are held the second Friday of the month. To register or for more information, contact Alene Denes at (951) 966-0708.

29995 Evans Road
Menifee, CA 92586

Mary Phillips Senior Center 

Picking Up the Pieces (Bereavement Support Group) - Meets on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group - Meets the First Monday of each month at 10:00 am. 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Meets on Fridays from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group - Meets the 2nd Friday of each month at 9:00 am

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:00 am

41845 6th Street Temecula, CA 92590

(951) 694-6464

Murrieta Senior Center 

Parkinsons Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm

5 Town Square Murrieta CA 92562

(951) 304-7275


Catholic Charities Late-Life Depression Program - Individual counseling at no-cost for individuals 60 and over who are experiencing early stages of depression. There is Help and Hope. This program is not income or faith based. 

Western and Mid-County Riverside (951) 801-5282

Desert Region Riverside County (951) 760-449-7877


Technology Assistance

The Valley Resource Center - Senior Information Technology Table (S.I.T.T.) offers a FREE technology assistance program for local senior citizens to learn the use of computers and cellphones. This is a great opportunity for members of the senior community to connect with loved ones as well as access a wide array of resources. We provide assistance with navigating your cellphone, social media, working with apps, website navigation, and more. Our goal is to empower older adults by connecting them to community resources to help them live connected and fulfilling lives.

Senior Information Technology Tables (S.I.T.T.'s) are held at the Murrieta Senior Center the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am-11:00 am. No appointment needed. The Valley Resource Center is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization. For more information, please call 951-384-0110.

Tech Time with Staff - Do you have a smart phone, Ipad, or tablet? Come down to the KC Senior Center and the staff will help you get started. This is not a tech repair, but a step by step on how to use your electronic devices. Mondays & Tuesdays 10:00am- 2:00 pm. 

Kay Ceniceros Senior Center

29995 Evans Road, Menifee, Ca 92586

Call for an appointment (951) 672-9673

Teens Teaching Tech - The Temecula Leo Club provides one-on-one tutoring on how to send and receive text messages or pictures, download apps, email, access the Internet or solve technical problems the first Tuesday of the month January - May 2019 from 3-5 pm.

Call for an appointment (951) 331-8861

Pauba Library - Community Room A

30600 Pauba Rd Temecula

Therapeutic Arts & Crafts

Heal Vets - carries hundreds of various craft kits that fall within four primary categories — woodworking, leather, painting and scale modeling. The kits are absolutely free, including all shipping costs. HEAL VETS Kits range in difficulty from level 1 to level 4 (1 being the most simple). Each kit comes with a thank-you postcard, allowing the veteran to write a personal note of thanks directly to the donor. Postage has already been paid by HEAL VETS, so once card(s) are completed they may be picked up by your postal carrier or dropped into any USPS mailbox.

Any U.S. Veteran or member of the military who has received any medical or nursing care within the last six (6) months at any medical or nursing home care facility is eligible. For more information, veterans may contact our office by phone at (888) 567-8387 or by email at

Audio Magazines 

Choice Magazine Listening (CML) - FREE audio magazines for adults with impaired vision of other disability (low vision, macular degeneration, blindness, MS, diabetes, cerebral palsy, ALS, dyslexia, and Parkinson's. Four times a year listeners receive 12 hours of magazine writing from over 100 publications (National Geographic, Time, Rolling Stone, Discover, Esquire, Southern Living, etc) with a talking book player provided free of charge. Enjoy for several weeks then return in the provided postage-free mailer. 

(888) 724-6423

Adult Education

Murrieta Valley

(951) 696-3805