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Posted: August 8, 2010 10:32 p.m.
Updated: August 9, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 

Senior lunch menu
Available Monday through Friday at the SCV Senior Center in Newhall. Meals are 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 – Chicken jambalaya
Tuesday – Sloppy joes
Wednesday – Chicken dijon
Thursday – Stuffed pepper
Friday – Cheese tuna noodle casserole
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.

Seniors & Summertime:  Facts on Sun/Heat Exposure and Hydration
Presented by geriatrician Dr. Sabita.  Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11.

‘Silents Under the Stars’
The Friends of William S. Hart Park and the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation will host ‘Silents Under the Stars,’ a screening of two William S. Hart movies including ‘Hell’s Hinges,’ includes dinner, tour, silent auction and more, $50, 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, William S. Hart Park and Museum, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Info: www.friendsofhartpark.org or (661) 254-4584.

Why Americans are choosing cremation over in-ground burials

Presented by Alan Benedict of Neptune Society, 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18.

AARP Driver Safety program

Refresher class qualifies participants age 55 and over for three-year automobile insurance credit, prerequisite is regular AARP eight-hour class in past four years, $12 members, $14 non-members, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21. Info: (661) 259-9444.

Braille Institute Mobile Solutions 
The Braille Institute Mobile Solutions Van offers a wide variety of services for the visually impaired, including sale of assistive devices, library services registration, and resource referrals. Appointment required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (661) 259-9444,ext. 125.

Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis: ‘What’s the Difference?’
Presented by family practitioner Dr. Gregory Castillo of Providence Health & Services/Facey Medical Group, 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Fibromyalgia support group
Support group meeting second Saturday of every month, 10:30 - noon. Info: (661) 270-1961 or harmnyz@msn.com.

Santa Clarita Swing Jazz Club

Listen and dance along to live swing music from 2-5 p.m., fourth Sunday of every Month. $7-$10. Info: (661) 254-4220 or (661)  298-7865.

Senior Orchestra seeks players

Bring your instrument and join the fun, all instruments and skill levels welcome, 4 p.m, Thursdays, Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, multi-purpose room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon, Saugus. Info: (661) 298-9553 or (661) 296-4977.

Health Lectures & Clinics
Free blood pressure screening takes place in activity Room 3 each Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.

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.

Senior cinema
Second Wednesday of the month, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the dining room, $1 donation, 25-cent popcorn, drawing for prizes.

Personal development
Creative Writing: Tuesday 1 p.m.
Live, Love & Laugh Social Group: Friday 10:30 a.m. Explore the lighter side of life.

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