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Posted: December 14, 2008 6:53 p.m.
Updated: December 15, 2008 4:30 a.m.
 
Senior Lunch Menu
Available Monday through Friday at the SCV Senior Center in Newhall, and at Bouquet Canyon Seniors. Also available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Masonic Lodge in Friendly Valley (661) 299-4595.
Monday - Pork chops
Tuesday - Hawaiian chicken
Wednesday - Beef taco or Burrito
Thursday - Swiss steak
Friday - 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.
Bouquet Canyon Seniors is located at 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus. For information call (661) 513-9479. All the following activities will occur at the SCV Senior Center, unless otherwise indicated.

Duplicate bridge game in Castaic
There will be a duplicate bridge game every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. The games will be held at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex until the new addition is completed at the Senior Center in Newhall. For more information, call (661) 803-2266.

Senior Center rummage sale
The SCV Senior Center will host a monthly rummage sale on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items may be donated on the preceding Friday and Monday each month at 8 a.m. All funds raised benefit the SCV Senior Center.

Come sing the oldies
You are invited to join the Santa Clarita Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review every Monday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Bouquet Canyon Senior Living Facility (rec. room), 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. For more information call (661) 296-3321.

Beginner Polynesian Dance
A Beginner Polynesian Dance class is offered at the SCV Senior Center on Mondays from 3-4 p.m. The class instructor is Winona Platenberg. The cost for the class is $3 for seniors and $6 for non-seniors. Call (661) 259-9444 to sign up; reservations requested but not required.

Health and Wellness Programs
Caregiver Support:
Friday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Emotional Support: Tuesday, 10-11 a.m.
Fibromyalgia Support Group: Second Sat. of the month, 10:30 a.m.-noon Hearing Check: Second Monday of the month, 12-1 p.m.
Haircuts by Jacki Glavin: Every Tuesday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Grief Support: Tuesday, 11 a.m. noon
Support Group for the Visually Impaired: 2nd and 4th Friday, 1-2 p.m.
At Castaic Lake: Stress Management Class, 3 p.m. led by Trudy Engle

H.I.C.A.P. Counseling
The local H.I.C.A.P. Counselor, Bob Hill, has announced new hours. First Monday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon; second and fourth Mondays of each month, 1-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Santa Clarita. Services are free of charge. H.I.C.A.P. is short for Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program and is part of the Los Angeles City and County Area Agencies on Aging. The group provides volunteer counselors to help seniors and the disabled with eligibility, sorting through the ever-growing number of programs, and maximizing their use of Medicare. Call the Center (661) 259-9444, or (661) 255-1588 for appointment.

AARP Driver Safety Program
The AARP Driver Safety Program hosts Driver Safety Training the second Friday, 2-6 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. of the month at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Four-hour refresher classes are also being offered on a Saturday of alternate months for those who have completed the AARP eight-hour within the past three years. These courses cover the rules of the road as well as safe driving strategies. Completion of either of these classes will earn each participant a three year certificate, and for drivers 55 and over, an auto insurance credit. Info: (661) 259-9444, admin@scvsc.org or http://www.scvseniorcenter.org/.

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+ 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 (661) 259-9444, or Linda Bennett at (661) 993-3969.

Health Clinics
Blood Pressure Clinic first, second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
Free blood pressure screening takes place in activity room 3 each Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.
Free diabetes screening with Lori Ann Robinson, MARD, noon-1 p.m. last Wednesday of every month.

Educational & Technical Training
Archeology 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.

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 am-1 p.m.). Vehicles provided. Contact the SCV Senior Center: (661) 259-9444.

Buffet Bingo
Every Monday morning from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. with coffee, tea and soft drinks at Hometown Buffet. First Monday of every month birthdays celebrated with cake and bakery goods. Prizes include $10 gift cards and discount passes.
23154 Valencia Blvd., Valencia, CA 91355 (661) 253-2225.

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 with Judith Cassis.

Cultural Classes
Ballroom Dance by Barbara Wright: Thursday, 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $30 per month or $8 per night per dancer. Dance styles change monthly.
Line Dance by Donna Yantis: Monday, 2-3 p.m.,, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Line Dance class by Maria del Georgio: Wednesdays from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Tap Dance by Mary Alvidrez: Tuesday, 2-3 p.m.

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