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Posted: March 14, 2010 10:54 p.m.
Updated: March 15, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 
Senior Lunch Menu
Available Monday through Friday at the SCV Senior Center in Newhall. Also available when you call one day ahead at Bouquet Canyon Seniors, Monday through Friday, (661) 513-9479, and available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Masonic Lodge in Friendly Valley (661) 299-4595.
Monday — Beef Enchiladas
Tuesday — Glazed Chicken
Wednesday — Spaghetti with Meatballs
Thursday — Beef Stew
Friday — Lemon Baked Fish
Note: Menu is subject to change.

Activities
The SCV Senior Center is located at 22900 Market St. in Newhall. For a detailed monthly calendar, call the center at (661) 259-9444. All the following activities will occur at the SCV Senior Center, unless otherwise indicated.

Healthy Cooking & Eating on a Budget
Registered dietitian Stephanie Correnti will conduct a free six-week cooking demonstration and lecture, preparing foods that are high in nutritional value, low in fat, sugar, and salt and taste great. Learn some of the latest info on food topics such as medically required meals, cooking on a budget, and more. 1-2 p.m., beginning Friday, March 19, Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. RSVP to Robin at (661) 259-9444, Ext. 110.

Income Tax Help for Seniors
IRS/AARP trained volunteers will be available to help seniors complete and file their income taxes, free, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons starting Feb. 9 through April 14. Participants need to bring a picture ID, copy of Social Security card, and last year’s tax return to appointment. Info: (661) 259-9444 or visit Elaine or Diane at the Senior Center from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

AARP Driver Safety Program
Qualifies participants 55 and over for three-year automobile insurance credit, $12 AARP members; $14 non-members, Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, March 13. Info: (661) 259-9444.

Santa Clarita Swing Jazz Club
Listen and dance along to live swing music from “The Blue Lagoon,” 2-5 p.m., fourth Sunday of every Month. $8-$10 or yearly membership for $15-$25. Info: (661) 254-4220 or (661)  298-7865.

Consumer Lectures
Wednesday, March 3 – “Reverse Mortgages” with Bank of America Reverse Loan Officers Maria-Esther Villanueva and Gonzalo Monje, 1-2 p.m., Activity Room
Wednesday, March 17 — Advance Care Planning and Physicians Order for Life Sustaining Treatments presented by Providence Health & Services palliative care manager Barbara Whitlatch and advance care planner Jonathan Urata.
Wednesday, March 24 — Digestive Health and Reducing Chances for Colorectal Cancer with Dr. Amy Goff.
Wednesday, March 31 — Oral Health and Our Wellbeing with mobile dental hygienist Donna Lombardi. (Caregivers encouraged to attend).

Health Clinics
Free blood pressure screening takes place in activity Room 3 each Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 10 – Free blood Sugar/Diabetes Clinic with registered dietitian Lori Robinson.11 a.m.- noon, Day Care Office
Wednesday, March 24 – Free hearing clinic with audiologist Randall  Bartlett of Audiology Services for people who do not wear hearing aids. 11 a.m.-noon, Day Care Office

Educational & Technical Training
Archaeology and Anthropology: Wednesday, 9:30-11:10 a.m. with Fred Rice of USC and Cal State Northridge.
Computer Training (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced in Windows and
Mac): Call the Center for Information.
Computer Training for the Visually Impaired: Monday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, 12-2 p.m.
Ham Radio: Tuesday, 1-2 p.m.
 
Functional Fitness
At 8:30 a.m. M-W-F, we’re movin’ and groovin’, steppin’ and sweatin’
to the beat with ACE Certified Exercise Specialist Linda Bennett.
We’re the new and improved “middle age” 50-plus active adults. The program encompasses functional fitness – moves are designed to simulate ADLs (activities of daily living), and sports moves like golf, tennis, and skiing. We do cardiovascular training, muscle and bone building, core stabilization, and spatial awareness for balance – all within one hour. If you’re not quite ready for the fast and furious fitness, at 9:45 a.m. there is a great 30-minute chair class that will suit you. Call the Senior Center at 259-9444, or Linda Bennett at 993-3969.

Food for the Soul
Put smiles on the faces and warm the hearts of homebound seniors when you become a home-delivered meal driver. Become a part of our volunteer team to ensure that no senior goes without a meal. Help is desperately needed for as little as two and one-half hours one day a week or even one day a month (Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.). Vehicles provided. Contact the SCV Senior Center: 259-9444.

Recreation and Leisure
Bingo: Saturday, 3:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open 3 p.m. Bullet Bingo: 3:30-5 p.m.
Bridge: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.
Canasta: Monday, 1-4 p.m.
Duplicate Bridge: Tuesday, 6:45-10 p.m.
Food Bingo: Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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