Potrero Heights Park Community & Senior Ctr.

8051 ARROYO DRIVE • MONTEBELLO • CA 90640
Potrero Heights Park Community & Senior Center is a multi-purpose facility designed to provide community residents with social, recreational and educational activities. Staff also provides direct services such as form assistance, information and referrals and short term crisis intervention. Please call the center for more information regarding classes and programs.

Hours of Operation

  Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (626) 927-5430  (626) 927-5432 Center Director:  Maria Cerdas • MCerdas@wdacs.lacounty.gov

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

4th of July BBQ Poluck.  The local Boy Scouts will start the event with a flag salute and sing God Bless America.  Grilled food, music, dancing, prizes, and great comradery and socialization.

Friday, July 19, 2019

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The annual LUAU is an event that center patrons thoroughly enjoy.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Red Cross is teaching seniors how to protect and cope with disasters by planning should a disaster strike.  They bring awareness by letting them know that first responders may not be available; therefore, pre-planning is important.

WALKING CLUB

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Staff leads the walking club.  This exercise program for adults has lots of benefits.  Seniors like it because they say it improves their overall health, it helps manage their weight, and helps with circulation.  They also like the social aspect of walking and talking and enjoying the neighborhood.

SEWING CLASS

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm. This class is made up of several adults and seniors who enjoy sewing, socializing and learning intricate patterns they bring to share with each other.  Many have learned to sew blouses, aprons and skirts.

QUILTING CLUB

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm. Club gathers to create quilts and socialize.  The space provided is perfect for them to spread out and comfortable sew their quilts.

PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm. Six computers are available for public use.

CHILDREN'S COOKING CLASS

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm. (Every other Monday) Classes cover baking, nutrition, healthy meals and fun experiments with food.  Imagination and creativity is in full swing with the cooking class.

CHILDREN'S ART AND CRAFT CLASS

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 pm. (Every other Monday) Back to basics with a class that allows a child to work with their hands.   Motor skills are developed as they create crafts for all occasions.  Children created flying fish out of toilet paper rolls, colorful frames, a tree with their hand prints, and coloring with crayons and markers.

FOOD DEMONSTRATION

TBD (4th Monday of every month) Participants enjoy creating flavorful dishes and spicing up traditional foods.  This activity is very well received because people take part by sharing food they bring to cook.

FITNESS CLASS

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cardio, strength training and flexibility exercises.

YWCA SAN GABRIEL VALLEY LUNCH PROGRAM

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Seniors participate in the program for a hot, healthy and nutritious lunch.  Seniors enjoy lunch as well as socialize and meet other seniors.

ZUMBA

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Participants enjoy the energy filled, exhilarating, and easy to follow Latin inspired calorie burning fitness dance class.

ADULT MOVIE DAY

3rd Tuesday of Every Month A new release movie is shown each time.  Movies not only bring people together, but it makes watching the movie more enjoyable when done in a group setting.  The movies are played in a 80 inch TV screen and we offer popcorn for people to enjoy a movie experience.

BOOK CLUB

Last Tuesday of Every Month The group chooses books to discuss on a monthly basis.  They periodically invite authors and have a great time learning and fostering new friendships.

PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Six computers are available for public use.

WALKING CLUB

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Staff leads the walking club.  This exercise program for adults has lots of benefits.  Seniors like it because they say it improves their overall health, it helps manage their weight, and helps with circulation.  They also like the social aspect of walking and talking and enjoying the neighborhood.

CROCHET CLASS

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Learn how to crochet in a group environment.  The Crochet club is the perfect place to showcase their work, meet new friends, while learning to crochet.  Seniors crochet blankets, scarfs and tops.  They also crochet corsages for all occasions, but more importantly, some crochet scarfs and donate them to women with breast cancer.

JEWERLY MAKING CLASS

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Participants enjoy learning to make jewerly using various tools and techniques.  They learn beading and wire working techniques and create one-of-a-kind designs.  This class also enhances their jewerly making skills.

LINE DANCING

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is a great activity for seniors as they learn fun line dancers.  They must concentrate and remember a variety of steps which stimulates their mind.  Dancing give them form, confidence and it’s a great way to exercise.

PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Six computers are available for public use.

TAI CHI

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. This class follows a relaxing and slow moving technique which is great for the mind, body and soul.

YWCA SAN GABRIEL VALLEY LUNCH PROGRAM

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Seniors participate in the program for a hot, healthy, and nutritious lunch.  Seniors enjoy lunch as well as socialize and meet other seniors.

ZUMBA

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Participants enjoy the energy filled, exhilarating, and easy to follow Latin inspired calorie buring fitness dance class.

MORE ADVOCACIES FOR SECURE HOMES (MASH)

4th Thursday of Every Month This neighborhood watch program serves as a forum for residents to voice their questions and concerns.  Law Enforcement representatives attend to provide crime statistics and answer questions.

KID'S MOVIE DAY

3rd Thursday of Every Month A new release kid’s movie is shown.

PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Six computers are available for public use.

ADVANCED FITNESS

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This activity utilized equipment used to engage seniors in obstacle courses.  They are put into groups, timed and each take turns on the obstacle course designated to the group.  As they complete one course, they move on the next activity.

YOGA

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The instructor combines Yoga movements with Pilates to stretch as well as relax the body.  Soothing music plays in the background as participants unwind and enjoy the exercise.

LATIN DANCE

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Participants dance to the latest and most popular moves of bachata, cumbia, salsa, and merengue all at their own pace.

BINGO

Members gather to play this popular and entertaining memory game (Once a Month).

BILINGUAL LOTERIA

Members gather to play this popular and entertaining memory game (Once a Month).

BEGINNER COMPUTER CLASS FOR SENIORS

Teaching seniors the basic terms of computers.   Teaching the steps to open programs, send emails and create tables on Microsoft Word.  Two Sessions per 3 months / 8 to 10 week class.

ANNUAL EVENTS (SEASONAL)

  • Tax Preparation – by appointment only
  • Easter Egg Hunt (April)
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration (May)
  • Independence Day Summer BBQ (July)
  • Halloween Celebration (October)
  • Veterans Day Celebration (November)
  • Thanksgiving Celebration (November)
  • Winter Formal Dance (December)

FIELD TRIPS

Seniors enjoy trips and visit exciting and interesting attractions such as:

  • Ford Theater
  • Music Center
  • Los Angeles County Fair
  • Little Tokyo

They also appreciate the arts and visit the many museums and plays the county has to offer.

FIRST DISTRICT IN MOTION

The First District In Motion Program targets seniors 55+ years and older.  The program is designed to inform and educate seniors residing in the community of the importance of health, nutrition and fitness. Throughout this program, First District Motion offers workshops, educational presentations on various health and nutritional topics, fitness classes and exercise activities including Zumba, Tai-Chi, and walking in a group.

PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS

Participants are actively engaged during presentations at the center.  Topics presented include:

  • Problem Solving
  • Alzheimer’s Information
  • Eat Smart & Live Strong
  • Medicare 101
  • Social Security Administration
  • Reflexology
  • Good Sleep
  • Emotional Well-Being
  • American Cancer Society
  • Suicide Prevention
  • American Diabetes Association

At the center, the participants can identify with the topics aobe and often give us feedback on future presentations.

TOY LOAN PROGRAM

This program is under the auspices of the Department of Children and Family Services.  They provide the toys for the program, we attend monthly meetings, return old or damage toys and pick up new ones.  The toys are an assortment of age and socially appropriate toys, games and books for children ages 3 months to 13 years old.  The program has a code of conduct and incentive plan.  It builds good character in children by encouraging honestly, courtesy, promptness, cleanliness and responsibility.  Children may borrow toys once a week and are rewarded for returning toys in good condition and on-time and for continuing their membership.  It rewards children with special points by having a party and receiving toys they get to keep.  Membership is free and requires a parent or guardian to register the child in the program.  Donations of new and near new toys and books are accepted.
JULY 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

4th of July BBQ Poluck.  The local Boy Scouts will start the event with a flag salute and sing God Bless America.  Grilled food, music, dancing, prizes, and great comradery and socialization.

Friday, July 19, 2019

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The annual LUAU is an event that center patrons thoroughly enjoy.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Red Cross is teaching seniors how to protect and cope with disasters by planning should a disaster strike.  They bring awareness by letting them know that first responders may not be available; therefore, pre-planning is important.

MONDAY

WALKING CLUB

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Staff leads the walking club.  This exercise program for adults has lots of benefits.  Seniors like it because they say it improves their overall health, it helps manage their weight, and helps with circulation.  They also like the social aspect of walking and talking and enjoying the neighborhood.

SEWING CLASS

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm. This class is made up of several adults and seniors who enjoy sewing, socializing and learning intricate patterns they bring to share with each other.  Many have learned to sew blouses, aprons and skirts.

QUILTING CLUB

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm. Club gathers to create quilts and socialize.  The space provided is perfect for them to spread out and comfortable sew their quilts.

PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm. Six computers are available for public use.

CHILDREN'S COOKING CLASS

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm. (Every other Monday) Classes cover baking, nutrition, healthy meals and fun experiments with food.  Imagination and creativity is in full swing with the cooking class.

CHILDREN'S ART AND CRAFT CLASS

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 pm. (Every other Monday) Back to basics with a class that allows a child to work with their hands.   Motor skills are developed as they create crafts for all occasions.  Children created flying fish out of toilet paper rolls, colorful frames, a tree with their hand prints, and coloring with crayons and markers.

FOOD DEMONSTRATION

TBD (4th Monday of every month) Participants enjoy creating flavorful dishes and spicing up traditional foods.  This activity is very well received because people take part by sharing food they bring to cook.
TUESDAY

FITNESS CLASS

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cardio, strength training and flexibility exercises.

YWCA SAN GABRIEL VALLEY LUNCH PROGRAM

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Seniors participate in the program for a hot, healthy and nutritious lunch.  Seniors enjoy lunch as well as socialize and meet other seniors.

ZUMBA

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Participants enjoy the energy filled, exhilarating, and easy to follow Latin inspired calorie burning fitness dance class.

ADULT MOVIE DAY

3rd Tuesday of Every Month A new release movie is shown each time.  Movies not only bring people together, but it makes watching the movie more enjoyable when done in a group setting.  The movies are played in a 80 inch TV screen and we offer popcorn for people to enjoy a movie experience.

BOOK CLUB

Last Tuesday of Every Month The group chooses books to discuss on a monthly basis.  They periodically invite authors and have a great time learning and fostering new friendships.
WEDNESDAY

PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Six computers are available for public use.

WALKING CLUB

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Staff leads the walking club.  This exercise program for adults has lots of benefits.  Seniors like it because they say it improves their overall health, it helps manage their weight, and helps with circulation.  They also like the social aspect of walking and talking and enjoying the neighborhood.

CROCHET CLASS

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Learn how to crochet in a group environment.  The Crochet club is the perfect place to showcase their work, meet new friends, while learning to crochet.  Seniors crochet blankets, scarfs and tops.  They also crochet corsages for all occasions, but more importantly, some crochet scarfs and donate them to women with breast cancer.

JEWERLY MAKING CLASS

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Participants enjoy learning to make jewerly using various tools and techniques.  They learn beading and wire working techniques and create one-of-a-kind designs.  This class also enhances their jewerly making skills.

LINE DANCING

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is a great activity for seniors as they learn fun line dancers.  They must concentrate and remember a variety of steps which stimulates their mind.  Dancing give them form, confidence and it’s a great way to exercise.
THURSDAY

PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Six computers are available for public use.

TAI CHI

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. This class follows a relaxing and slow moving technique which is great for the mind, body and soul.

YWCA SAN GABRIEL VALLEY LUNCH PROGRAM

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Seniors participate in the program for a hot, healthy, and nutritious lunch.  Seniors enjoy lunch as well as socialize and meet other seniors.

ZUMBA

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Participants enjoy the energy filled, exhilarating, and easy to follow Latin inspired calorie buring fitness dance class.

MORE ADVOCACIES FOR SECURE HOMES (MASH)

4th Thursday of Every Month This neighborhood watch program serves as a forum for residents to voice their questions and concerns.  Law Enforcement representatives attend to provide crime statistics and answer questions.

KID'S MOVIE DAY

3rd Thursday of Every Month A new release kid’s movie is shown.
FRIDAY

PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Six computers are available for public use.

ADVANCED FITNESS

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This activity utilized equipment used to engage seniors in obstacle courses.  They are put into groups, timed and each take turns on the obstacle course designated to the group.  As they complete one course, they move on the next activity.

YOGA

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The instructor combines Yoga movements with Pilates to stretch as well as relax the body.  Soothing music plays in the background as participants unwind and enjoy the exercise.

LATIN DANCE

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Participants dance to the latest and most popular moves of bachata, cumbia, salsa, and merengue all at their own pace.
OTHER

BINGO

Members gather to play this popular and entertaining memory game (Once a Month).

BILINGUAL LOTERIA

Members gather to play this popular and entertaining memory game (Once a Month).

BEGINNER COMPUTER CLASS FOR SENIORS

Teaching seniors the basic terms of computers.   Teaching the steps to open programs, send emails and create tables on Microsoft Word.  Two Sessions per 3 months / 8 to 10 week class.

ANNUAL EVENTS (SEASONAL)

  • Tax Preparation – by appointment only
  • Easter Egg Hunt (April)
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration (May)
  • Independence Day Summer BBQ (July)
  • Halloween Celebration (October)
  • Veterans Day Celebration (November)
  • Thanksgiving Celebration (November)
  • Winter Formal Dance (December)

FIELD TRIPS

Seniors enjoy trips and visit exciting and interesting attractions such as:

  • Ford Theater
  • Music Center
  • Los Angeles County Fair
  • Little Tokyo

They also appreciate the arts and visit the many museums and plays the county has to offer.

FIRST DISTRICT IN MOTION

The First District In Motion Program targets seniors 55+ years and older.  The program is designed to inform and educate seniors residing in the community of the importance of health, nutrition and fitness. Throughout this program, First District Motion offers workshops, educational presentations on various health and nutritional topics, fitness classes and exercise activities including Zumba, Tai-Chi, and walking in a group.

PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS

Participants are actively engaged during presentations at the center.  Topics presented include:

  • Problem Solving
  • Alzheimer’s Information
  • Eat Smart & Live Strong
  • Medicare 101
  • Social Security Administration
  • Reflexology
  • Good Sleep
  • Emotional Well-Being
  • American Cancer Society
  • Suicide Prevention
  • American Diabetes Association

At the center, the participants can identify with the topics aobe and often give us feedback on future presentations.

TOY LOAN PROGRAM

This program is under the auspices of the Department of Children and Family Services.  They provide the toys for the program, we attend monthly meetings, return old or damage toys and pick up new ones.  The toys are an assortment of age and socially appropriate toys, games and books for children ages 3 months to 13 years old.  The program has a code of conduct and incentive plan.  It builds good character in children by encouraging honestly, courtesy, promptness, cleanliness and responsibility.  Children may borrow toys once a week and are rewarded for returning toys in good condition and on-time and for continuing their membership.  It rewards children with special points by having a party and receiving toys they get to keep.  Membership is free and requires a parent or guardian to register the child in the program.  Donations of new and near new toys and books are accepted.