Social Bridge Program
Social Bridge has set up a hotline to help coordinate essential errands and make deliveries for seniors in Encinitas. Those needing assistance can call Shifra at 858-376-7880.
New! City Webpage Listing Local Grocery Stores including some with special hours for Seniors-Only
The City is continuing to look for ways to assist our seniors. This new webpage lists local food supply and grocery outlets open for business during the COVID-19 crisis, some that offer special hours just for seniors.
Visit this new webpage today!
Senior Program Updates
AARP Tax Aide
Tax-Aide through AARP taking place at the Encinitas Senior Center has been suspended. City staff are encouraging AARP to extend these services when the senior center reopens. This information will be updated as new information is received. In the mean-time, if you are a senior and have general questions about tax preparation or the COVID-19 stimulus checks, you may email [email protected].
Income Tax Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020
According to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the Federal and State income tax due date has been extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax.
Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment relief. Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline, can request a filing extension by filing Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software or using the Free File link on IRS.gov. Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004.
For more information on the Federal Income Tax Deadlines, please visit: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-day-now-july-15-treasury-irs-extend-filing-deadline-and-federal-tax-payments-regardless-of-amount-owed
For more information on the State Income Tax Deadlines, please visit: https://www.ftb.ca.gov/about-ftb/newsroom/news-releases/2020-3-state-postpones-tax-deadlines-until-july-15-due-to-the-covid-19-pandemic.html
Out and About Program
The City is adjusting its Out and About Program to medical appointments only. The City is encouraging seniors to email [email protected] or call (760) 943-2221 if they need other assistance from the Program staff. This hotline and email will be checked on a regular basis, and staff and volunteers will work to help connect seniors to resources to meet their individual needs. Please note, this is not an emergency number.
Additionally, the hours for senior nutrition meals pick up has changed. Seniors may pick up their meals between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Community and Senior Center located at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, between Encinitas Blvd. and Balour Drive. To protect their health, seniors should remain in their cars and line up for curbside pickup. Meals are also being delivered to seniors that would like that service. To enroll in the program, please call (760) 943-2258.
Ride FACT (Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation) is a service is for anyone 60+ years of age, however students/parents are also able to partake in the transportation service at this time. This is a FREE service through April 15, 2020. Essential travel is recommended however all rides are being honored without mileage limitation in San Diego County.
FACT prefers a one day notice. They operate daily including weekends and can accommodate wheelchairs.
The number to call is 888-924-3228.