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Posted: January 16, 2011 11:43 p.m.
Updated: January 17, 2011 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 – Barbecue pork riblet sandwich
Tuesday – Teriyaki chicken
Wednesday – Beef lasagna
Thursday – Creole chicken
Friday – Baked fish
Note: Menu is subject to change

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.

Senior Center lectures and clinics
Wednesday, Jan. 12 — Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital presentation to be announced.
Wednesday, Jan. 19 — Jane M. McNamara, an elder law attorney and probate expert, will discuss “Probate; what it is and how to avoid it.”
Wednesday, Jan. 26 — Registered dietitian Lori Robinson will provide free blood-sugar testing in room A-6. (Please refrain from eating/drinking four hours before test).
Wednesday, Jan. 26 — The Center for Health Care Rights and Providence Health & Services will present “An update on HMOs.”
Wednesday, Feb. 2 — For seniors who have survived cancer or are currently living with the disease, led by psychotherapist, humorist and author Judith Harris, a two-time cancer survivor, tea with party fare, and information on American Cancer Society, 12:30-2 p.m. RSVP to Diana Sevanian at (661) 255-1588, ext. 128.
Wednesday, Feb. 9 — Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital presents endocrinologist Dr. Michael M. Garcia who will discuss diet, exercise and health.
Wednesday, Feb. 16 — Certified senior adviser and Comfort Keepers In Home care owner Myles McNamara will present “Do you really know who you’re hiring into your home?”
Wednesday, Feb. 16 — Audiologist Nola Aronson of Advanced Audiology will provide free hearing rests, primarily for people who don’t wear hearing aids (all hearing related questions are welcome), 11 a.m.-noon, Supportive Services modular building.
Wednesday, Feb. 23 — Providence Health Services/Facey Medical Group presents health educator Ginger Jacobs who will discuss home safety tips.
Wednesday, Feb. 23 — Learn about federal health care refort and how it stands to impact Medicare, 2:30-4:30 p.m., presented by Tri-Valleys Aging Network, open to professionals in the field of aging and seniors. Lecture starts at 3 p.m., no charge to attend for seniors. Includes refreshments.
Saturday, March 19 – Annual Caregiver Resource day provides tips from leading experts, who will discuss Alzheimer’s disease, the challenges of caregiving and the vital need to take care of yourself, free adult daycare during event, breakfast provide by Comfort Keepers In Home Care. 8:30 a.m – 1 p.m. Registration requested, call SuzAnn Nelsen or Diana Sevanian at (661) 255-1588.

Community dance
Third Friday of every month, 7:30-10 p.m.

Tai Chi Chuan
Open enrollment for new students Feb. 1-11, classes held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. All ages welcome. $2 for seniors, $4 for non-seniors.

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

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.
Sunday, Jan. 23 — Fiddle, Sticks and Ivory Plus,
Sunday, Feb. 27 — Night Blooming Jazzmen,
Sunday, March 27 — Denis LaPron’s Time Machine
Sunday, April 24 — Jimmy McConnell Big Band Sunday, May 22 — Scott Roewe Pacific Swing Band. 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, 3:30 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. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 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
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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