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Welcome to the Arts + Rec Virtual Community Center! This is your place for fun, educational resources to access during these turbulent times. Our goal is to continue to enrich your lives by sharing valuable content including essential services in Walnut Creek, indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family, senior resources, and much more. During this current shelter-in-place mandate, our Virtual Community Center will bring these programs and resources right to you and your family with the hope of making it easier for you to prioritize your health and well-being.

Visit this page often or follow us on our social media accounts for new updates and ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy, entertained and informed. Please note that we do not endorse, collect payment on behalf of, or receive funds to advertise any of the third party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.

Stay Informed 

Visit the sites on our Coronavirus Update page for the latest information on COVID-19. 

General Wellness 

EHSD, Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services is offering essential services during the COVID-19 Crisis. For the full list of services, please click here

Tips on Working From Home 
Tips on Coping with Stress

Resources for Families

Helpful Articles: Tips for Manage Stress of Social Distancing as a Family

Rent an E-book from the Walnut Creek Library 
Virtual Learning Resources 

Indoor Activities: 
Easy, Indoor Games 

12 Museums Offering Virtual Tours 
Artist Education Alliance of Bay Area  

Movement & Exercise: 
Below are online exercise websites for kids and families 
Hip Hop Public Health
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Physical Education Network
Alicia Dance Dragon Slayer 
Virtual Yoga by Bluebird Sky

Resources for Seniors: 

CC Cafe is offering free frozen meal pick up for seniors at various locations. For the full list of distribution sites, please click here.  

Covia - Well Connected Program 
Available to any older older adults who are limiting their in-person interactions for safety reasons, but still want to be connected to others. Activities for older adults in Spanish and English are available from home via phone or computer. 

Assistance League of Diablo Valley - TeleCare 
TeleCare provides a daily reassurance call to housebound people, for the health and welfare of the client, as well as for a friendly chat and exchange of ideas. Trained volunteers call clients Monday through Friday mornings, beginning at 9 am. Call (925)934-0901

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region (MOWDR) - Telephone Reassurance
A growing number of seniors are isolated and can't visit their friends and family as much as they used to, especially those who don't drive. If you or a family member would enjoy some company, sign up for the Telephone Reassurance Program. They match older adults with a volunteer who will call to provide contact and safety checks to support older individuals. Call (925) 937- 8311 or email 

Institute on Aging - Friendship Line 
The Friendship Line can be a much-needed support service to aging adults at this time to those who need a connection or a listening ear. They provide calls in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Spanish. Friendship Line number is 800-971-0016. 

Grocery Stores

Business Name
1600 Palos Verdes Mall Geary 925-939-6477
regular hours 8 am - 7 pm, senior hours Tu and Thurs 7 am - 8 am 5% senior discount
600 S Broadwway
senior hours 6 am - 9 am & delivery
2800 Ygnacio Valley Rd 925-759-3413
senior hours 6 am - 9 am & delivery
710 Bancroft Rd 925-826-4327
senior hours 6 am - 9 am & delivery
Nob Hill
2270 Oak Grove Rd 925-256-7188
regular hours 6 am - 9pm, E-cart delivery or curbside pickup
Trader Joe's
1372 California Blvd
regular hours 9 am - 7 pm
Whole Foods
1333 Newell Ave.
regular hours 9 am - 8 pm, senior hours 8 am - 9 am
Whole Foods
2995 Ygnacio Valley Rd
regular hours 9 am - 8pm, senior hours 8 am - 9 am & delivery through Amazon



Food Banks

Monument Crisis Center will be distributing emergency 1 bag for each adult in need of emergency food for themselves and their families on the following dates:

Friday, March 20, 2020                     9:00 am -12:00 noon
Monday, March 23, 2020                  9:00 am -12:00 noon
Tuesday, March 24, 2020                  9:00 am -12:00 noon

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region
Still delivering meals to seniors at home
Cafes have been converted to home delivery
Friendly Visits converted to Friendly Calls

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Adding additional food delivery via Mobile Pantry in alignment with school lunch distribution so families and other community members can get food too.

Food Bank of Alameda


Walnut Creek Recreation has extended transportation dispatching hours to Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. All transportation will be scheduled through Lyft by our dispatcher and we are allowing same day bookings (subject to availability). The dispatch phone number is (925) 256-3533. Visit the transportation website here.

To be eligible to use the Transportation Program, you must be a Walnut Creek Seniors Club Member, over the age of 60 and rides are only with the city of Walnut Creek. All program guidelines still apply. The annual membership fee is $15, however, we are postponing processing payment for new memberships until City buildings re-open. To become a member call (925) 256-3533.

Resources for Artists: 

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources   Emergency Fund Resources for Freelance Artists 
Virtual Tour of Museums 
COVID-19 Resources for Teaching Artists