Altadena Senior Center

560 E. Mariposa St.
Altadena, CA 91001
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 626-798-4971 Fax: 626-794-6742
Center Director, Liliana Garcia
Email: lgarcia@css.lacounty.gov

The Altadena Senior Center is a community focal point where seniors come together for services, programs and activities that enhance their dignity, promote their independence and encourage their involvement in and with the community. Persons 50 and over are eligible for all Center programs.

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Fitness Center with Spa: Various types of exercise equipment including treadmills, elliptical and strength training equipment.

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Strength Training: All participants will receive an assessment, exercise plan and instructions on proper use of exercise equipment.

Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Room: Fitness Center
Volunteer Instructor: Telma Cifuentes

Strength Training: This class incorporates many effective exercises into a strength training program for seniors. This strengthening program is designed to make carrying out daily activities easy while enhancing the participants quality of life.

Hours of Operations: Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Room: Small Dining Room
Volunteer Instructor: Matthew Angrum

Video Exercise: The participants exercise to various exercise videos. Videos are 52-minute low-impact workouts.

Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Room: Dining Room

Arthritis Class: Arthritis exercise helps to strengthen muscles around the joints, maintain bone strength, weight control, increase energy, and it makes it easy to sleep at night according to the Mayo Clinic. It also increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, and assist in fighting fatigue. This low-impact exercise will also teach participants to breathe properly.

Hours of Operation: Monday: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM and Thursday: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Room: Dining Room
Volunteer Instructor: Wanda Nelson

Gentle Yoga: Yoga is a mind-body, low-impact slow paced class. Yoga combines meditation/relaxation, physical poses, and controlled breathing. This form of exercise may help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and lower your heart rate. It may also relieve chronic back pain, arthritic knees, and increase stamina.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday: 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Room: Dining Room
Volunteer Instructor: Susan Quon

Tai Chi/Qi Gong: Tai Chi-Qi Gong is a system of health promotion based on ancient Asian medicine to boost the immune system and improve health. “Tai Chi Easy” a carefully designed combination of Qi Gong and health enhancing Tai Chi is composed of four components: Gentle Movement, Breathe Practice, Self Applied Massage, and Relaxation Practice through meditation and visualization. These techniques are easy to learn and easy to apply. No special knowledge, training, equipment or clothing needed. This form of exercise can be practiced by all, sick, or well.

Hours of Operation: Thursday: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Room: Dining Room
Volunteer Instructor: George Crespo

Monday Arts: Seniors develop their talents and skills by creating various arts and crafts projects. No instructor, participants share techniques. Seniors must bring their own supplies.

Hours of Operation: Monday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Room: Small Dining Room

Contemporary Arts and Craft: Seniors will learn and understand basic shapes, draw landscapes, animals, use oil acrylic paint, water colors, and draw. Seniors are responsible for bringing their materials.

Hours of Operation: Wednesday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Room: Small Dining Room
Volunteer Instructor: Clarence Stubblefield

Sewing and Needle Craft: “Each One Teach One”. Most members are experienced. They enjoy exchanging new and creative ideas. They are also delighted to help new members who may need help with a sewing project.

Hours of Operation: 1st & 3rd Tuesday: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Room: Small Dining Room

Quilting Class: Quilt making class. Every member is responsible for bringing their material and supplies to class.

Hours of Operation: Monday: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Room: Small Dining Room
Volunteer Instructor: Celeste Coleman

Jovita’s Art Class: Jovita will guide you through various steps to create beautiful quilts, and fantastic crafts for the holidays. Instructor will provide materials, or you are welcome to bring your own.

Hours of Operations: Tuesday: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM and Friday: 1:00 PM 4:30 PM
Room: Small Dining Room
Volunteer Instructor: Jovita Jimenez

Craft Class for Hospice Patients: Volunteers sew bears for hospice patients. Volunteers plan during their meeting and discuss the number of bears to be sewn. Volunteers sew the bears at home, then bring them to the Center to be delivered to the hospice representatives.

Hours of Operation: 3rd Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Room: Small Dining Room
Volunteer: Vitas

Center Trips: Seniors take trips to various locations throughout Southern California. Trip sign-up day is usually 3-4 weeks before the actual trip. Popular trips fill quickly so we encourage you to come early. Sign-up is on a first come first serve basis.

Please note: Paid trips are non-refundable.

Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM on scheduled sign-up day. Check monthly calendar for sign-up day.
Room: Fireside Room

Seniors on the Move: Seniors learn how to use public transportation as they travel to various destinations throughout Southern California.

Hours of Operation: Once a month. Check monthly activity calendar.
Volunteer Instructor: Landy Johnson

YWCA Nutrition Program/Congregate Meal: YWCA provides congregate meals to seniors throughout Los Angeles County . Seniors enjoy a delicious meal while appreciating the company of friends. Participants must register with the Nutrition Manager. Suggested donation of $3.00 for seniors 60 years and older. Seniors under 60 pay $5.00 per meal.

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday: 11:30 AM
Room: Dining Room
YWCA Staff: Mrs. Garrison

YWCA Nutrition Program/Home Delivered Meal: Volunteers deliver the delicious and nutritious meals to qualified home bound seniors.

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
YWCA Staff: Mrs. Garrison

LARFB Food Program: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank invites seniors to participate in commodity supplemental food program. Seniors will receive a free food kit once a month. The nutritional food kit contains nutritional items such as meat, canned fruits and vegetables, dry milk and related products, cereal and other grain products, and more. For eligibility please see LARFB staff the day of distrubution

Hours of Operation: 4th Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Room: Small Dining Room
Staff: LARFB

Billiard Room

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Room: 2nd Floor

Bingo: Seniors enjoy the excitement and the anticipation of waiting for that one number to be called before they holler BINGO and pick out a great prize they’ve been eye balling.

Hours of Operation: 2nd and 4th Thursday: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Room: Small Dining Room
Sponsored by: Friends of the Altadena Senior Center

Monthly Birthday Celebrations: Birthday Celebration Time!! It’s an awesome time to celebrate the birthdays of so many wonderful seniors. Seniors enjoy dancing, singing happy birthday, eating a delicious piece of cake, and the 50/50 drawing.

Hours of Operation: 4th Friday: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Room: Dining Room
Sponsor: Friends of the Altadena Senior Center

Movie Day: From comedy to love stories, seniors enjoy watching a great movie while eating popcorn and enjoying refreshments with friends.

Hours of Operation: 2nd and 4th Friday: 12:30 – 2:30 PM
Room: Dining Room or Fireside Room

Progressive Rummy – Card Game: This card game is challenging and adds a twist to classic Rummy. The seniors enjoy playing. They challenge each other to a Victory!

Hours of Operation: Monday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Room: Dining Room

Push & Pull – Card Game: Here is another challenging card game many seniors enjoy. The challenge is fun!

Hours of Operation: Daily: 1:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Room: 2nd Floor meeting space

Bid Whist – Card Game: This game is similar to Spades. It is played with a full deck including the two jokers. There are four players forming two teams. The teams work together to win books and score points.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Room: 2nd Floor Board Room

Mahjong: A card game that originated in China. Four players play the game using numbered tiles or cards. In all, there are 144 tiles, of which 36 tiles are in the Bamboo suit, 36 in the Circle suit, 36 in the Character suit, 16 Wind tiles, 12 Dragon tiles, and 8 bonus tiles (4 Flowers and 4 Seasons). Must have experience and bring their own card. Come enjoy the company and fun!

Hours of Operation: Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Room: 2nd Floor Board Room

Book Club: Read a selected book and discuss among the book club members. Group is responsible for selecting book.

Hours of Operation: 3rd Tuesday: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Room: Fireside Room
Volunteer: Barbara

Senior Support Group: Seniors meet to discuss life related topics. Topics can range from death in the family, financial problems, to finances, etc. This support group is a healthy way to gather new ideas and strength to endure life issues.

Hours of Operation: Thursday: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Room: Library

Group Singing & Karaoke: Come have fun and sing along with other members to various song genres!

Hours of Operation:2nd Friday: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Room: Dining Room
Volunteer Instructor: Pauli Dutton

ARA (Active Retired Altadenans): This group of retirees enjoy playing cards, games, and bingo.

Hours of Operation: Wednesday: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Room: Dining Room

Beginning Line Dancing: Pauli will teach you the basics steps to the popular line dances.

Hours of Operation: 1st Friday: 12:30 PM -1:30 PM
Room: Dining Room
Volunteer Instructor: Pauli Dutton

Huntington Hospital/Blood Pressure Clinic: Provides blood pressure check and glucose testing.

Hours of Operation: 4th Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Room:Fireside Room
Volunteer: Carla Partman, RN

Taxi Voucher Distribution: Provided by International Institute of Los Angeles. Qualified seniors receive two taxi vouchers each month. For qualifications, please call or visit the Center.

Hours of Operation: 1st Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Room: Fireside Room

AARP Income Tax (Serve all ages): AARP provides free income tax preparation during tax season February through April by appointment only

Hours of Operation: Thursday: February – April
Room: Small Dining Room
Volunteer: AARP Representative

AARP Smart Driver Course: Provides driver’s course to seniors. A maximum of 20 students is allowed. For exact dates please call the Center.

Hours of Operation: April/June/September: 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Room: Fireside Room
Volunteer Instructor: Ruth Ridenour

Legal Clinic: Provides free consultation in areas of estate planning, trusts, wills, probate, probate avoidance, conservatorships, guardianship’s, business law, elder law, corporate formation, trust administration, and business transactions. Please call the Center to make an appointment.

Hours of Operation: 4th Thursday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Room: Fireside Room
Volunteer: Geoffrey D. Chin, Attorney at Law

Resources, Information and Referral Assistance: Provides resources, information, and referrals to individuals, the community, and relevant government agencies.

Adult Protective Services (APS): Submit referrals directly to APS on behalf of the alleged victim and reporter. APS provides 24-hour services to seniors (65 years of age and older) and dependent adults (18-64 years with physical and/or mental impairment) who are reported to be abused physically, sexually, financially, and through self-neglect.

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Room: Front Lobby
Staff: Connie Ho

Computer Lab: Public access computers available with internet access and Windows 7 Software.

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM (except when computer class is in session)
Room: 2nd Floor

Computer Class: This 10-week basic computer class is for seniors who are interested in enhancing their computer skills. Class is held once a week. The purpose of this class is to get seniors familiar with the different elements of the computer: hardware terminology, software programs, as well as safe and effective use. By the end of the tenth week senors should be able to use the keyboard and mouse; know how to create a document from Microsoft Word; become familiar with exploring the internet using the browser and search engines, as well as creating, sending, and receiving an electronic mail (email). To sign up please all the Center.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM & 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Room: Computer Lab
Volunteer Instructor: Erma Washington

Spring Festival (April)
Friends Annual Meeting (July)
Senior Center Volunteer Luncheon (November)
Dances and special events normally coincide with holidays
Special presentations and seminars throughout the year on various topics

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