Water District Rebate

The Contra Costa Water District has a Lawn to Garden Rebate Program that provides rebates to qualified customers to replace their existing water-thirsty front lawns with water-wise landscaping. The rebate is $1 per square foot with a maximum of $1,000 per single-family residence and up to $20,000 for commercial, homeowner associations, industrial and institutional properties. The program is not retroactive.

Before: With Lawn
After: Using Rebate


Neighbors Express Program Continues

Even though the county is moving towards healthier tiers related to COVID 19, the City and the Arts + Recreation Department is committed to supporting its most vulnerable community members. If you are a homebound senior and would like assistance with grocery or library book delivery, please call our Senior Care Coordinator at 925-943-5852 or go to



Celebrate Mom!

Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Arts and Recreation
Registration Deadline May 7

Nominate your Mother-figure for recognition of her unconditional love, inner strength, and courage. This is a free submission sponsored by the City of Walnut Creek’s Arts + Recreation Department to help recognize those superhero Mama’s in our community! Nominees will be entered into a raffle to win a Spa Gift Box specifically designed to pamper Mom along with gift certificates to some Walnut Creek downtown stores. Everyone knows a mom who’s giving, loving, and deserves an extra special Mother’s Day. Maybe it’s your mother, your wife, or someone who’s been like a mom to you for years. Let this special someone know that you recognize how she/they goes above and beyond the call of duty and that you appreciate them.

Nominate your special someone by visiting

Kat Reisinger 
Walnut Creek Recreation



Contra Costa Senior Legal Services

Available by telephone

CCSLS is available to consult with clients about urgent matters such as tenants’ rights, prevention of elder abuse, and debtors’ rights. They are also available to assist with Advance Health Care Directives and legal consults by telephone. All other less urgent matters and those requiring in-person visits can be scheduled after the shelter in place has lifted.

CCSLS is open and is available by telephone. Staff is working remotely, so please leave a message and your call will be returned as quickly as possible.

Need an appointment? Call (925)609-7900 and leave a voicemail with detailed information, including your name, phone number and questions.

Link to CCC Senior Legal Services website:  Senior Legal Services




Free AARP Tax Aide

Before the Covid Shutdown, volunteers offered in-person help with tax preparation at the Senior Center sponsored by AARP. The Senior Center is temporarily closed and no tax help is available there. People who are seeking help can call the AARP Tax Aide Appointment Line (St. Paul’s Scan Center) at (925) 979-5013. They have a voicemail that is updated periodically, and if available, they will provide appointments.


211 Resource Referral Service

211 is a comprehensive source of locally curated social services information.

They are local experts who’s goal is to make finding help easier. Trained specialists are available 24/7 to help you access the best local resources and services to address any need.

Call, text, or chat with your local 211 to speak with a community resource specialist in your area who will help you find services and resources that are available to you. You’ll find help with:

  • supplemental food and nutrition programs
  • shelter and housing options and utilities assistance
  • emergency information and disaster relief
  • employment and education opportunities
  • services for veterans
  • health care, vaccination and health epidemic information
  • addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
  • reentry help for ex-offenders
  • support groups for individuals with mental illnesses or special needs
  • a safe, confidential path out of physical and/or emotional domestic abuse

To speak with a live, trained service professional in your area, call 211. All calls are confidential. Accessible 24/7/365 • 180 Languages • Completely Confidential

Their website is: