Public Authority News

Cool Zones

Designated Cool Zones sites provide refreshing relief for older adults and others during hot summer months.

For more information send us an email or call: 800-339-4661

Cool Zone Locations

The County’s Aging & Independence Services is coordinating this special effort. To locate the Cool Zone site nearest you, click here to view an interactive map with location information. Click here to view a PDF list with phone numbers of all participating Cool Zone sites in San Diego County.

Cool Zones Information

Cool Zone sites, mostly located in the hottest areas of the county, help older adults and others keep cool and save energy costs.

In the summer, the County designates Cool Zone sites, air-conditioned settings where seniors and others can gather. The sites encourage people to share air conditioning during the heat of the day, lowering individual usage and helping to conserve energy for the whole community.

Residents can use officially sanctioned Cool Zones to escape the heat and rest up before going back outside.

Live Well San Diego Events

The year 2020 marks the 10-year Anniversary of the Live Well San Diego vision. To commemorate this historic occasion, County of San Diego staff and community partners are working together to plan a series of activities and communications throughout the year to bring awareness to the vision’s progress and promote the achievements that partners have accomplished together.

Below is a schedule of planned events for 2020:

•  July 1, 2020 – 5K Fitness Challenge
•  July 13, 2020 – Live Well San Diego 10th Birthday
•  August 9, 2020 – Live Well San Diego 5K & Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run
•  Summer/Fall – Data Summit
•  October 10, 2020 – Check Your Mood
•  Fall/early Winter – Live Well Advance
•  November 27, 2020 – Green Friday

For more information, visit: http://www.livewellsd.org/content/livewell/home/about/10thAnniversary.html

Connect with us!

The Public Authority is available to take your calls and emails. Due to COVID-19, our offices are not open to visitors yet. If you have a question or concern, please call us at 866-351-7722. Our staff are ready to answer your calls Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 or visit our website at www.sdihsspa.com, click ‘Contact’, and send us an email. We will respond within 1 business day.

Items needed for Electronic Services Portal

Things needed to sign up for Electronic Timesheets:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • 9-digit Provider Number (if you are a provider) or
  • 7-digit Case Number (if you are a recipient)
  • Email account
  • Last four digits of your Social Security number

To Register to use the Electronic Services Portal Website go to the following website www.etimesheets.ihss.ca.gov to set up an account, select the “Register Here” link, and follow the online prompts: Register Here.

The step by step registration process webcast video is available at

Free caregiver conferences, training, resources and more!

Caregiver Coalition of San Diego – Offers Free Caregiver Conferences, Free Webinar Training, Free Resources, and Much More!

The Caregiver Coalition of Diego represents a cross section of local caregiver entities, including government agencies, advocacy groups, nonprofits and for-profit businesses.

It regularly offers the following:

  • Free caregiver conferences
  • Free caregiver training webinars
  • Educational speakers to your place of worship, workplace, community center or service club
  • A countywide events calendar that list various workshops, classes, support groups, health fairs and more
  • A link to useful caregiver guides
  • “Ask the Expert” option in which you can ask a question online (in confidence)

For more information about the Caregiver Coalition of San Diego please visit their website at https://www.caregivercoalitionsd.org.

You can also contact them by phone at (858) 505-6300 or email at infosdcaregivercoalition@gmail.com.