Two valuable activities - running and supporting our community's most frail seniors - will join forces on Sunday, Oct. 4, when the 18th annual Kiwanis Club of Santa Clarita Six Flags Magic Mountain 5K Run takes place.
Free flu shots will be administered on Friday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, located at 22900 Market St. in Newhall.
A particularly poignant check presentation was held recently at Summerhill Villa MBK Senior Living - one that came straight from the philanthropic heart with a generous dose of emotion.
They clutch squishy plastic balls and stretch their legs into the air with fervor. Joint pain doesn't slow down the participants at the Arthritis Foundation's People with Arthritis Can Exercise class at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center each Wednesday. That's precisely the point, according to PACE certified instructor Linda Bennett. "We use small movements and larger movements to manipulate the joints, to help those with arthritis get fit and feel better," Bennett said. "I ...
Vietnam. An exotic land where many American soldiers lost their lives, and those who survived often lost their spirit.
"Supportive Services, how can I help you?" Dozens of callers to the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center's Supportive Services Department receive that greeting each weekday.
It is said that the moral consciousness of a society is demonstrated in how it treats its seniors.
For many people, mention the term day care and they immediately have an image of children and backpacks.
The cowboy message of doing what's right continues to thrive as the music of Santa Clarita Valley's western trio, the Cross Town Cowboys, penetrates the ears of people across the nation.
It's smart. It's simple. It's secure. And seniors from the Santa Clarita Valley left the Senior Center on Wednesday satisfied after signing up and receiving their new Transit Access Pass.
Caregiving is exceedingly stressful and time consuming – and often leaves little energy for taking care of oneself.
Every Tuesday, Flo White of Valencia gets in line. She's not the only one. Over a dozen students shuffle, lockstep, and vine to country tunes at The Santa Clarita Senior Center's line dancing classes, held every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the lunchroom of their Newhall location. The class is for moderate level dancers; beginning and advanced classes are also available. White, clad in jeans and black leather cowboy boots, has been coming to the ...
Fran Sanchez is a shark. The 78-year old former CAD engineer doesn't look threatening, but get him near a pool table and it's quite a different story. Sanchez makes four shots in a row and calls out the 8 ball. When the ball stops short of the pocket, a series of howls fills the room. "You're still my hero," said Harry Gratz, 91, of Valencia. "It's your shot, Harry Potter," Sanchez responded. Sanchez and Gratz ...
Every Tuesday, Tom Schmidt of Canyon Country makes house calls. He's not a doctor, but he brings something very important to the homebound seniors he sees on his weekly treks - hot meals and a warm hello.
In continued efforts to help caregivers receive the support, information and self-care they deserve, the Santa Clarita Senior Center has added a mini health fair to its upcoming June 20, Caregiver Resource Day.