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Senior Calendar

Posted: September 5, 2010 9:37 p.m.
Updated: September 6, 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 – Chili egg puff
Tuesday – Spaghetti and meatballs
Wednesday – Oven fried chicken
Thursday – Swiss steak
Friday – Fish with dill sauce
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.

‘Is your senior safe to drive?’
Free educational seminar will include important information and resources to help family members provide the best possible care for their aging loved ones, seminar led by Dr. Jill M. Brink, geriatric and dementia care specialist, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, Summerhill Villa, 24431 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: (888) 296-2411, ext. 7.

Grief recovery support group
A 13-week session for those struggling to accept the finality of the loss of a loved one, beginning Thursday, Sept. 9, cost $20 per individual (scholarships are available), 27053 Honby Ave., Canyon Country. Info: (661) 916-2033.

Stroke prevention and awareness fair
The Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center will host a free stroke program with health screenings to include blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat and carotid Doppler (if indicated) along with information on fitness, nutrition, physical rehabilitation, smoking cessation and stroke support groups, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, Providence Saint Joseph Medical center, 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank. Register by Sept. 7. Info: (888) 432-5465.

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 and clinics

Free blood pressure screening takes place in activity Room 3 each Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.
Educational and 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. to 1 p.m.). Vehicles provided. Contact the SCV Senior Center: 259-9444.

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