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.
"I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all." - Leo Rotsten, American writer, 1908-1977 Growing old and living independently can be a mixed bag. On one hand, you want to remain in the comfort, dignity and familiarity of your own home.
People with impaired vision can do everything a normally sighted person can do, but they need to slow down to do it, said John Taylor, who leads the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center's Visually Impaired Services Program.
For the legion of men and women who provide care for dependent loved ones, helpful caregiving-related information can be a veritable lifesaver.
First of two parts "Once I knew only darkness and stillness ... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living."
Flying fish, prancing ponies, impish cartoon characters - these were among the many images painted onto cardboard receptacles during a recent event at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.
Over a half-century ago, Millie Ballace worked at MGM and 20th Century Fox as a backup musician in the orchestra. She hadn't touched her violin much since that time, until picking it up at the Cowboy Festival a few years ago. "It was hard for me at first, playing along with others," Ballace said. "But then I started practicing every day. I thought it would be great to start an orchestra again."
SCV Senior Center
As men and women enter their golden years, many decide they can no longer maintain their homes and choose to downgrade to something smaller, be it an apartment or a condominium.
SCV Senior Center
Dear Savvy Senior,
Do you dream of the day you can retire, but aren't sure how to get there? You're not alone.
SCV Senior Center
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