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Senior Calendar: Monday,Feb. 25, 2013

Posted: February 25, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: February 25, 2013 2:00 a.m.

SCV Senior Center
The SCV Senior Center is located at 22900 Market St., Newhall. For a detailed monthly calendar, call the center at 661-259-9444. All the following activities will occur at the SCV Senior Center, 1 p.m., in rooms A1-A2 unless otherwise indicated.
Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m., blood-pressure checks held, Activity Room 6. Every other Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon, hearing screenings held, Supportive Services modular.

Senior lunches
Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the SCV Senior Center offers lunch prepared by Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef Joanna Vallelunga. There is a suggested donation of $3.50 for seniors aged 60 and older who are registerd with the Senior Center. The monthly menu is viewable at Additionally, home-delivered meals are available to homebound seniors in the SCV, for a suggested donation of $3.50 per meal. For more information on the Home-Delivered Meals program, call Robert at 661-259-9444.

Free spine education program
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s free Spine Education Program offers valuable information on how you can take better care of your spine, including lifestyle changes that may help with pain management and prevent future injuries. Classes meet 5-6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Henry Mayo’s Ambulatory Care Center, 25751 McBean Parkway #310, Valencia. Seating is limited. Info: 661-253-8959.

Senior Orchestra
seeks players
Bring your instrument and join the fun, all instruments and skill levels welcome, 3:15 p.m. Mondays, Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, multipurpose room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon, Saugus. Info: 661-298-9553 or 661-296-4977.

Educational and
technical training
Anthropology and History Discussion: Tuesday, 9:30-11 a.m., Instructor Scott McAfee
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. to 2 p.m., Friday, noon to 2 p.m.

Functional Fitness
At 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 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 661-259-9444, or Linda Bennett at 661-713-0945.

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.
Swing Jazz Club: fourth Sunday of every month, 1:30-5 p.m.
Senior cinema
Second Wednesday of the month, 2 p.m. in the dining room, $1 donation, 50-cent popcorn, drawing for prizes.

Personal development
Live, Love & Laugh social group: Friday 1 p.m. Explore the lighter side of life.

Be a little more
 flexible this year
As part of our fitness class offerings, the SCV Senior Center has introduced a Hatha Yoga class. Led by instructor Andrea Vassilos, the class uses gentle yoga postures to increase flexibility, improve balance and develop an awareness of body and breath. The class will be held Thursdays in Rooms A-1 and A-2 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The cost is $3. Bring an exercise mat or large towel.

Ice machine needed
The SCV Senior Center kitchen needs a commercial ice machine that costs approximately $3,000. If you would like to make a contribution to the Ice Machine Fund, please call 661-259-9444; make a donation via PayPal at and note that it is for the ice machine; or send a check to the SCV Senior Center, c/o Ice Machine Fund, 22900 Market St., Newhall, CA 91321. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

Help seniors with gift cards
The holidays may be over, but our Supportive Services department always welcomes the gift of gift cards of any amount to distribute to seniors in need. Cards for stores such as Walmart and Target are particularly helpful for seniors. Cards may be dropped off at or mailed to the Senior Center, care of Supportive Services, 22900 Market St., Newhall CA 91321. For more information call 661-259-9444.


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