#NeighborsHelpingNeighbors: 11 Ways you Can Help Your Neighbor
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Tips To Help Those In Need During COVID-19 Emergency
 
Here are ways residents can support at-risk older adults in their area: 
  • Keeping a positive attitude as much as possible
  • Taking out and picking up trash cans
  • Shopping or running errands
  • Bringing meals or scheduling meal delivery
  • Picking up prescriptions or over the counter supplies
  • Walking the dog(s)
  • Moving the car for parking purposes
  • Dropping off or picking up letters or packages at the post office
  • Sending a care package
  • Bringing the mail or newspaper to the front porch
  • Calling or texting to let them know you are thinking about them. If they are willing, commit to calling each other a couple of times a week to check in and stay connected

When helping neighbors, such as dropping off groceries and supplies, good Samaritans should follow these best practices for the safety of yourself and our community:

1. Ring the doorbell or knock on the door

2. Place items on the doorstep

3. Step six feet away from the door

4. Wait for the neighbor to open the door

5. Wave, say hello and ask them how they’re doing!

6. If they express needing additional help, you may suggest they call the BCHD Assistance, Information & Referral line at 310-374-3426, ext. 256 (7 days a week, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

7. After you leave, wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol