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City of Emeryville
Alameda County
State of California - One stop shop for a number State resources.
Centers for Disease Control - CDC’s COVID-19 site.

211 for local services and assistance, visit (or call 2-1-1 from any phone)
Born to Age Resource Referral:
AARP Safe Driver Program Online Courses:
Alameda County Community Food Bank

Museum @ Home 

Smithsonian Institute: Take a virtual trip to the Smithsonian Institute.
Getty Museum: With more than 6,000 years worth of creative treasures, the Getty is one of the best places for art on the west coast of the US. virtual tour. As with several of our selection, Google Arts and Culture offers a “museum view” tool to look inside gallery spaces, with clickable artworks presenting further information.
Natural History Museum, London: From the diplodocus to the dodo, botany to butterflies, giant crystals to specimens in jars … the Natural History Museum’s vast collection has long been a favorite of both Londoners and tourists. Get lost in the corridors and gallery spaces – one treat is Dippy the dino, who despite recently going on tour still makes an appearance in the entrance hall in this interactive online guide.
NASA: Both Virginia’s Langley Research Center and Ohio’s Glenn Research Center offer online tours for free. Also, you can try some "augmented reality experiences" via The Space Center Houston’s app.
National Women’s History Museum: Have a late International Women’s Day celebration with online exhibits and oral histories from the Virginia museum.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Though the Met Gala was cancelled this year, you can still have a peak at the The Costume Institute Conversation Lab, which is one of the institution’s 26 online exhibits.IMG_1732

Nature and Virtual Travel @ Home

Google Earth - Take a Virtual Vacation or explore the world!
Yellowstone National Park: Virtually discover Yellowstone National Park 
England: Tour England through this 360 video.
Colonial Williamsburg: Take a live look at Colonial Williamsburg.
Take a virtual tour of the Winchester Mystery House.
Take a virtual visit and tour to Channel Islands National Park Crater Lake National Park
Discover the stories behind our national parks with the National Park Foundation blog. From the Denali National Park & Preserve’s iconic mushing dogs and the flight path through aviation history to the revolutionary battle at Moores Creek and the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers, there are countless stories our parks preserve and share.
 Tune into PARKTRACKS, an innovative audio experience that lets you listen to the sounds of our parks, captured by the National Park Service’s Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division, and tap into the trends of tranquility and mindfulness
Cirque du Soleil-Discover a 60-minute special offering you some of our most iconic show moments. Enjoy a front-row seat to the larger-than-life shows of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, ‘’O’’, and LUZIA, with never-before seen angles that can only be experienced on your screen.
Filoli Gardens-Bloom Watch plus enjoy a stroll through the Garden from the comfort of your home! See the blooms in the Sunken Garden, Sundial, and Walled Garden.


Fitness @ Home

Since gyms and yoga studios are closed, to keep you motivated to stay active just search online for free workouts, play indoor family activities and games; participate in individual/small group sports; Spring cleaning; and DIY projects to remain healthy and combat stress and anxiety.

Do Yoga with Me - Free yoga videos
Fitness Blender - Variety of free videos
Youtube Home Workout Routines - Many workouts to choose from, ranging from 10-30 minutes. No equipment necessary.
Sweat with SELF (YouTube) 
Yoga with Bird (YouTube) 
Silver Sneakers (YouTube). Designed for adults 65+AdobeStock_72390881

Zoo and Aquariums @Home

Oakland Zoo: With what may be the most live cam options, this zoo lets you switch between elephant, sun and black bears, and condors in one sitting.
San Diego Zoo: With what may be the most live cam options, this zoo lets you switch between koalas, polar bears, and tigers in one sitting.
Monterey Bay Aquarium: It can be Shark Week every week thanks to live online footage of Monterey Bay’s Habitat exhibit.
National Aquarium: Walk through tropical waters to the icy tundra in this floor-by-floor tour of the famous, Baltimore-based aquarium.
Aquarium of the Pacific - A collection of webinars, live-cam footage and classes for all ages.IMG_1817

Local Restaurants

California Pizza Kitchen Lunch Boxes-CPK Lunch Boxes include a 7-inch pizza or half sandwich, a side Caesar salad and a brownie for $10. Especially created for fire fighters, police officers, health care workers and anyone working in essential businesses. Call or order online for takeout or have them delivered via DoorDash, Postmates, Uber Eats, EzCater or Caviar. Available every day, from 11 AM – 7 PM
FREE parking validations available for pick up orders
Phone: 510/654-0750, Hours: Monday - Sunday, 11 AM to 7 PM
P.F. CHANG’S-All the fresh flavors you love from P.F. Chang’s available takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. Takeout orders that are picked up receive 15% off by using the code: 15TOGO when placing order online at Online orders of $25+ receive free delivery. (15% off cannot be combined with free delivery.)
Phone: 510/879-0990, Hours: Sunday - Saturday, 9 AM to 11 PM
PIZZA MY HEART-Hot fresh pizza available by carryout, brought to your car or delivered to your doorstep and you are notified when it arrives. Order online at or by phone.
Phone: 510/655-1800, Hours: Monday - Sunday, 12 PM - 8 PM

Local Classes

Online for Qigong Self Care using Zoom each Wednesday at 4pm through May 6th.  It would be great if you could join on a device with camera and microphone so we can interact.  Here is the link:

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Helen’s Zumba for the mature

Phone Tree Program

 Last week, we began making phone calls to every member of the Emeryville Senior Center who has scanned their badge since February 1st. This was over 500 people! We want everyone to know that we care about our members during this difficult time. Whether you need help getting connected to services, or just want a friendly voice to chat with, we are here for you. If you would like a City Staff member to call you, please email Brad at

Supermarkets and Shopping Hours for Older Adults

The following stores are offering special hours or arrangements to assist our older adults in getting groceries safely.

4349 San Pablo Ave
Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm

Special Hours for Seniors on Wednesdays from 8:00am - 9:00am
1555 40th Street 
Hours: 8:00am - 9:00pm

Pak ‘N Save Foods 
Special Hours for Seniors on Tuesday and Thursday 7:00am-9:00am 
3889 San Pablo Ave 
Hours: 7:00am-9:00pm 

Trader Joe’s 
Special hours for Seniors 9:00am-10:00am everyday 
5700 Christie Ave 
Hours: 9:00am-7:00pm

Watergate Market 
2390 Powell St 
Hours: 9:00am-9:00pm

Berkeley Bowl West
Special hours for Seniors 9:00am-10:00am everyday 
920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley
 Hours: 9:00am-8:00pm

Mercy Brown Bag

If you are a current Brown Bag recipient and are in need of food during this time, please call (510) 534-8540. Give your Mercy Brown Bag Program card number, name, address, and phone number and we will get the food to you. The next delivery date for members is Thursday April 2nd

Tri City Cafe/ Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels will continue to provide a meal 7 days per week. We have changed the delivery schedule to reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19. Deliveries will now be on Mondays and Thursdays with 3 meals provided on Monday and 4 on Thursday. If you live in Emeryville and need Meals on Wheels, call 510-209-1028 or email 

We have also converted our Congregate Lunch Program to Meals on Wheels temporarily.

If you are registered for Congregate Lunch/ Tri-City Cafe and live in Emeryville, North/West Oakland, or South Berkeley, call us at 510-209-1028 or email

If you are not registered for Congregate Meals/Tri-City Cafe and do not live in Emeryville, here are some local Meals on Wheels organizations that are serving your local community.

Oakland/San Leandro/Hayward/Castro Valley/San Lorenzo: 510-582-1263

Berkeley: 510-981-5250

Xfinity@Bay Street

Is open to provide the following essential services: equipment exchanges, kiosk bill payments, new Internet pick up and mobile device replacement ordering.

For more details on what xfinity is doing for the community and customers in response to COVID-19, visit

Hours: Monday - Sunday, 11 AM - 6 PM