The Canyon Sages has a large membership and many volunteers. Please contact us if you have:

  • Computer needs

  • Pet adoption, walking or care

  • Meals on Wheels

  • Cotu Ride Info

  • County Senior Services link

  • Free apps at library info

  • Transportation needs

  • Book by mail flyer

  • Free legal flyer

  • Taxes or legal aid

  • Home repairs

  • Gardening

If you know of local senior services that you can recommend, please forward information and we can list here.


General Services

Wise and Healthy Aging, is a group for seniors with an office in Santa Monica. They provide lunch at select parks in Santa Monica, psychosocial assessments, case management in the home, a caregiver training academy, elder abuse prevention, personal money management, mental health services, and a friendly visitor program. The latter might be especially helpful to Topanga shut ins as a volunteer could visit once a week. More information is on their website or call 310 394-9871.


Transportation Services

City Ride / Dial-a-Ride Transportation Services – for people 65 years and older with disabilities.

Sages Drivers

The Canyon Sages assumes no responsibility for supplying this list of potential drivers. This list is for information only. Anyone using the list should independently interview the applicant & seek out and check references. Thanks! 


Paid Drivers

Canyon Car Service – Contact: Jenise at 455-192410% off for seniors; will set special rates for specific rides

Freda Sideroff 455-2135

Experienced driver. Local references available. $15 per hour @ 3-hour minimum.

Patricia Mesaros  310-383-5614 $18 per hour for town, doctor driving. Airport: $60.00 one way.   Before 6:00am — $70.00 after 10:00pm–  $70.00.

John Kirkgaard – Cell: 310-739-1404; Home: 310-455-2622. Check out details at John the Driver on Facebook. Will discount fees for multiple trip purchases.

Tiffany Peckerpaugh – 455-0456 cell: 818-400-1170. Driver/companion to Betty Maddalena; $20 per hour

Catherine Webster  – 213-453-5222. Hostess at Inn of the 7th Ray; former caregiver

Marjory Harper — Canyon Sage Volunteer & Member  Asks small fee & serves Valley only

Louise Peerce310-820-6715. Friend of George Willig; delivered Meals on Wheels

Linda Pasco  818-888-2101 Will drive to grocery, airport, shopping, doctor appointments for $15 per hour. Has local references. Also will do in home supportive services at an agreed price.

Volunteer Drivers:

Renee Gander   502-4617 or 455-2802.  Free Rides to medical, etc.

Janet Burns   455-3209      Free Rides to medical

NEW! Sign up for Uber without a Smart Phone:

Here is the process:

  • Call 24HrHomeCare at 800 522-1516 to set up a service agreement

  • Call the same number when a ride is needed

  • The company calls Uber and lets the client know the time of arrival and name of driver.

  • After the ride, the client is billed (credit or debit card) the normal Uber fee plus $5 for setting up and billing the ride. – for people with sight, hearing and other disabilities.

Home Services

Handyworker Grant Programs:

The Los Angeles Housing & Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) Handyworker Program provides free minor home repairs and/or improvements to eligible homeowners that address basic health, safety, security, and accessibility issues of owner-occupied, single family homes or condominiums/town-homes to address the needs of low income seniors and persons with disabilities in the City of Los Angeles.  They cover the area of Topanga as well. HCIDLA may be contacted at: (213) 808-8803(213) 808-8918(866) 557-7368 (toll Free).  More information is available at

Nutrition Services

Free Sages Socials

First Friday of month from October-June, 3:30-6:00
Exception: Holiday Dinner first Sunday of December

Donated side dishes welcome, but not required
Volunteers welcome

Supported by the Topanga Community Club and Sages Volunteers


Canoga Park Senior Center Hot Lunch Program
 M-F 11:30-1:00
$2 for seniors; $4 for under 60
Must also join Center for $5 annual fee

7326 Jordan Ave
Canoga Park, CA 91303

For More Details, see


West Valley Food Pantry

  • No Income Verification Required

  • Can pick up food once a month; if homeless, once a week

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
10am - 3pm

10am - Noon

Meals Ready to Cook

Blue Apron: 646-891-4349

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday

7am - 3pm

Green Chief: 888-236-7295

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday

7am - 3pm

Hello Fresh: 646-846-3663

Plated: 855-525-2399


Elderly Nutrition Programs (ENP):

Congregate Meals and Home Delivered Meals are available to qualifying older adults from local service providers.  Congregate Meals are designed to maintain and improve the physical well-being of older adults and encourage socialization through appropriate nutrition services in a group setting.  Home Delivered Meals are designed to maintain or improve the physical well-being of homebound adults through improved nutrition.  Referrals for local service providers based on zip codes can may be obtained by calling the County of Los Angeles Aging and Adult Services Call Center at (888) 202-4248