All non-essential City programs & Events have been canceled until April 30 as a Coronavirus precaution. This includes all City of Malibu Community Services Department Programs, Rentals, Sports Leagues, and Special Events. Please visit the Virtual Recreation Center for recreation program livestreams and activities to do at home.
“There is no cause for panic and I understand the inconvenience that this presents, but the City’s number one priority is protecting public safety,” said Mayor Karen Farrer. “We must do everything possible to be prepared, follow public health officials’ recommended precautions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, and protect our vulnerable populations.”
The City’s Dial-A-Ride program will continue to operate, and Dial-A-Ride vehicles are regularly disinfected. To schedule a ride, call 424-346-8444.
The Senior Center will remain closed until further notice. However, staff will still be available to assist any seniors in the community that need assistance. For assistance, call the Senior Center at 310-456-2489 ext. 357.
Meals on Wheels West will continue to operate, to register for home delivery of meals call, 310-394-5133 ext. 1.
For updates and information about Coronavirus in the United States and in Los Angeles County, including treatments, precautions, and other important public health information in multiple languages, visit LADPH and the CDC
Malibu Senior Center Information
As a guest of the Malibu Senior Center, you can personally help maintain a warm, positive and safe environment. The Senior Center’s Code of Conduct provides guidelines for the behavior of all who volunteer and use the services provided by the Community Services Department. Code of Conduct
As members of the Senior Center, patrons are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times while participating in programs and services, using facilities and attending excursions provided or sponsored by the City of Malibu Community Services Department. Therefore, all patrons will be expected to adhere to this code of conduct. City staff members reserve the right to remove patrons from facilities or programs for those who violate the code of conduct. Suspension periods will be upheld and pertain to the use of the Malibu Senior Center and programs.
The Malibu Senior Center offers programs for citizens who are independent and can care of their own personal needs. The Center is not a day care facility and medical staff is not employed by the City nor are there any medical professionals onsite; however Senior Center staff members are trained in CPR and first aid. Participants are welcome to bring an attendant or caregiver with them in order to enjoy all of the services and programs.
Programs for seniors and active adults are offered in the City’s 1,200-square foot Senior and Active Adult Center, located in Malibu City Hall. The Center offers a wide variety of recreational, fitness, cultural, and educational programming, social events, and excursions to give seniors and adults opportunities to maintain and improve physical and mental well-being, life skills, and active social lives.
Courses and lectures offered in partnership with outside agencies include AARP driver safety, health screenings, smart money planning, downsizing your house, computer skills, and Alzheimer’s awareness. The Emeritus College uses the Senior Center to provide enrichment classes, including modern poetry, autobiography, and art appreciation.
The Malibu Senior Center is open Monday through Friday for social interaction and use of library materials, computers with internet service and free wi-fi.
Dial-A-Ride provides a valuable, low-cost transit service to help Malibu residents age 60 and older get to and from doctor appointments, grocery stores, the Senior Center, and certain healthcare destinations outside the City. The fare is only $1 or $2 for trips inside the City, or $4 for trips outside the City.
Reservations can be made for trips by calling Ventura Transit Systems at 424-346-8444. Dial-a-Ride program hours are Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, and Thursday and Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Regularly scheduled shared ride services to healthcare facilities in Santa Monica, UCLA Westwood, and West Los Angeles Veterans (VA) Hospital run every day at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM, returning at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM.