Online Consumer Health Resource Center

Welcome to the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Online Consumer Health Resource Center! This collection of resources will provide you with vetted resources to help you in your health care decisions. 

Important Numbers

If this is an emergency, dial 9-1-1 immediately!
  • Suicide and Crisis Hotline: 988
  • American Association of Poison Control Centers: (800) 222-1222 
  • Monterey Park Fire Department: (626) 307-1271
  • Monterey Park Police Department: (626) 307-1215
  • Los Angeles County Public Health Department: Dial 2-1-1
  • SoCal Gas Company: 1-800-427-2200
  1. Aging
  2. Cancer
  3. Child and Adolescent Health
  4. COVID-19
  5. Diabetes
  6. Dementia/Alzheimers
  7. Find a doctor
  8. General health information
  9. Genetics
  10. Health Insurance & Programs
  11. Health Videos
  12. Heart Disease
  13. LGBTQIA + 
  14. Liver disease
  15. Mental Health
  16. Pets
  17. Prescription Drugs
  18. Resources for Health Care Providers and Staff
  19. Stroke

Library Resources

Get Fit While You Sit is an online  program where you can join staff from the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library with this low impact exercise program. 

GetSetUP  is a social learning platform for individuals 50+, taught by peers. The classes are live and consist of digital learning, physical health, mental health, social health, and vocational health. Patrons will receive a pass or code to be able to access all the classes they would like to participate in for a month at a time.

Local Resources

California Master Plan on Aging recognizes that California’s over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging to be developed by October 1, 2020. The Master Plan will serve as a blueprint that can be used by state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropy to build environments that promote an age friendly California.

Senior Care--Garfield Medical Center has a long history of excellent patient care. For over 80 years Garfield has provided patients with high-quality, reliable care. A full-service, acute-care facility, we pride ourselves on making our culturally-diverse patients feel at ease.

Langley Senior Center offers an array of Senior Services. Most activities are based out of the Langley Center, located at 400 West Emerson Avenue, Monterey Park CA 91754. Langley Center is open Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with the exception of program activities and classes as designated.

Langley Center provides a variety of opportunities for seniors to participate in learning classes for personal growth and development. Special recreation events and informational programs are scheduled throughout the year. Activities at the Langley Center include: daily lunch program, fitness programs, free health screenings and case management services.

Los Angeles County Department of Aging partners with key stakeholders in the County, including community-based organizations, governmental agencies, and private entities.

Materials in Chinese

Age Page

Health Information Translations-Chinese (Traditional)

Health Information Translations-Chinese (Simplified)

MedlinePlus-Health Information in Mandarin/Simplified

State Resources:

California Department on Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. These services are provided locally by the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), Medi-Cal Community Based Adult Services (CBAS) centers, or other contracted agencies.

The Friendship Line CA  has been a vital lifeline for people aged 60 years and older and adults living with disabilities to connect with a caring, compassionate voice ready to listen and provide emotional support. 

Graying California. California is getting older. Seniors are the fastest growing age group in the state. We profile some of California's 6 million seniors to better understand how their experiences point the way ahead and shape the California dream.

National Resources

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age.

Go 4 Life is the exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH. Find exercises to do, safety tips, and ways to be motivated!

National Council on Aging provides everything NCOA has to offer for professionals, older adults, caregivers, and advocates. 

Additional Aging Resources

Later Life Guide-Planetree Health Library 


Information provided by the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library and its employees has been gathered from a variety of consumer health resources. You may find materials that contains information that is different in opinion to your health care provider. This information should not be interpreted as medical or professional advice. All medical information should be reviewed with your health care professional for clarification about hos this information may or may not apply to you unique clinical situation or overall health.