Altadena Senior Center

 Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
 Center Director:  Liliana Garcia
 LGarcia@wdacs.lacounty.gov

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.

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • FITNESS CENTER WITH SPA → Various types of exercise equipment including treadmills, elliptical and strength training equipment.

8:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. (except when computer class is in session)

  • COMPUTER LAB → Public access computers available with internet access and Windows 7 Software on 2nd Floor.

8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • BILLIARD ROOM → 2nd Floor

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • 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+) and dependent adults (18-64 years of age with physical and/or mental impairment) who are reported to be abused physically, sexually, financially, and through self-neglect.  Contact person is Connie Ho in the front lobby of the 2nd Floor.

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • STRENGTH TRAINING → All participants will receive an assessment, exercise plan, and instructions on proper use of exercise equipment.  Volunteer instructor is Telma Cifuentes in Fitness Center.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • VIDEO EXERCISE → The participants exercise to various exercise videos.  Videos are 52-minute low-impact workouts in Dining Room.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • MONDAY ARTS → Seniors develop their talents and skills by creating various arts and craft projects.  No instructor, participants share techniques.  Seniors must bring their own supplies.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • 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 in the Dining Room.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • YWCA NUTRITION PROGRAM/HOME DELIVERED MEAL → Volunteers deliver the delicious and nutritious meals to qualified home bound seniors.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • 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.  For questions contact YWCA staff Mrs. Garrison in the Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • QUILTING CLASS → Quilt making class.  Every member is responsible for bringing their material and supplies to class.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor Celeste Coleman in the Small Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • PUSH & PULL CARD GAME → Here is another challenging card game many seniors enjoy on the 2nd Floor.  The challenge is fun!

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • 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 Mayo Clinic.  Also, it increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, and assist in fighting fatigue.  This low-impact exercise will also teach participants to breathe properly.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor Wanda Nelson in the Dining Room.

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • FITNESS CENTER WITH SPA → Various types of exercise equipment including treadmills, elliptical and strength training equipment.

8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • BILLIARD ROOM → 2nd Floor

8:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. (except when computer class is in session)

  • COMPUTER LAB → Public access computers available with internet access and Windows 7 Software on the 2nd Floor.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • STRENGTH TRAINING → This class incorporates many effective exercises into strength training program for seniors.  This strengthening program is designed to make carrying out daily activities easy while enhancing the participants quality of life.  For questions, contact the Volunteer Instructor Matthew Angrum in the Small Dining Room.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • YWCA NUTRITION PROGRAM/HOME DELIVERED MEALS → Volunteers deliver the delicious and nutritious meals to qualified home-bound seniors.  For questions, contact YWCA staff Mrs. Garrison.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • YWCA NUTRITION PROGRAM/CONGREGATE MEALS → 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.  For questions, contact YWCA staff Mrs. Garrison in the Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • PUSH & PULL CARD GAME → Here is another challenging card game many seniors enjoy on the 2nd Floor.  The challenge is fun!

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • JOVITA’S ART CLASS → Jovita will guide you through the various steps to create beautiful quilts, and fantastic crafts for the holidays.  Instructors will provide materials, or you are welcome to bring your own.  Volunteer Instructor is Jovita Jimenez in Small Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month)

  • SEWING & 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.  Location is the Small Dining Room.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (3rd Tuesday of every month)

  • BOOK CLUB → Read a selected book and discuss among the book club members.  Group is responsible for selecting book.  For questions, contact Barbara in Fireside Room.

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

  • 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.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor Susan Quon in Dining Room.

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • 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 point.  Located on the 2nd Floor Board Room.

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • FITNESS CENTER WITH SPA → Various types of exercise equipment including treadmills, elliptical and strength training equipment.

8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • BILLIARD ROOM → 2nd Floor

8:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. (except when computer class is in session)

  • COMPUTER LAB → Public access computers available with internet access and Windows 7 Software located on the 2nd Floor.

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • 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+) 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.  For questions, contact Connie Ho located in the Front Lobby.

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • STRENGTH TRAINING → All participants will receive an assessment, exercise plan, and instructions on proper use of exercise equipment.  For questions, contact Volunteer Cifuentes in the Fitness Center.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (4th Wednesday of every month)

  • HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL/BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC → Provides blood pressure check and glucose testing.  For questions, contact Carla Partman, RN in the Fireside Room.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • VIDEO EXERCISE→ The participants exercise to various exercise videos.  Videos are 52-minute low-impact workouts located in the Dining Room.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (3rd Wednesday of every month)

  • 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 representative.  For questions, contact Volunteer Vitas in Small Dining Room.

11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • 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, and 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 on the 2nd Floor Board Room.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • YWCA NUTRITION PROGRAM/HOME DELIVERED MEAL → Volunteers deliver the delicious and nutritious meals to qualified home bound seniors.  For questions, contact YWCA staff Mrs. Garrison.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • 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.  For questions, contact YWCA staff Mrs. Garrison in the Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS & CRAFTS → 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.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor Clarence Stubblefield in the Small Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • PUSH AND PULL CARD GAME → Here is another challenging card game many seniors enjoy.  The challenge is fun and located on the 2nd Floor.

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • ACTIVE RETIRED ALTADENANS (ARA) → This group of retirees enjoy playing cards, games, and bingo located in the Dining Room.

TBD (4th Wednesday of every month)

  • LEGAL SERVICES

8:00 a.m. - 4.45 p.m.

  • BILLIARD ROOM → 2nd Floor

8:00 a.m. - 4.45 p.m.

  • FITNESS CENTER WITH SPA → Various types of exercise equipment including treadmills, elliptical and strength training equipment.

8:00 a.m. - 4.40 p.m. (except when computer class in in session)

  • COMPUTER LAB → Public access computers available with internet access and Windows 7 Software on the 2nd  Floor.

8:00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

  • 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+) 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.  For questions, contact Connie Ho in the Front Lobby, 2nd Floor.

1:00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.

  • 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.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor George Crespo located in the Dining Room.

10:00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

  • STRENGTH TRAINING → This class incorporates many effective exercises into strength training program for seniors.  This strengthening program is designed to make carrying out daily activities easy while enhancing the participants quality of life.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor Matthew Angrum located in the Small Dining Room.

10:00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (4th Thursday of every month)

  • LEGAL CLINIC → Provides free consultation in areas of estate planning, trusts, wills, probate, probate avoidance, conservator-ships, guardianship, business law, elder law, corporate information, trust administration, and business transactions.  Please call to make an appointment.  For questions, contact Volunteer Geoffrey D. Chin, Attorney at Law located in the Fireside Room.

11:00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

  • YWCA NUTRITION PROGRAM/HOME DELIVERED MEAL → Volunteers deliver the delicious and nutritious meals to qualified home bound seniors.  For questions, contact YWCA staff Mrs. Garrison.

11:30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

  • 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.  For questions, contact YWCA staff Mrs. Garrison located in the Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. ( 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month)

  • 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.  Sponsored by, Friends of the Altadena Senior Center located in the Small Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • PULL AND PUSH CARD GAME → Here is another challenging card game many seniors enjoy.  The challenge is fun and located on the 2nd Floor.

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • 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.  Located on the 2nd Floor in the Board Room.

2:00 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

  • SENIOR SUPPORT GROUP → Seniors meet to discuss life related topics in the Library Room. 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.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • 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.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor Wanda Nelson located in the Dining Room.

February thru April (Appointment Only)

  • AARP INCOME TAX PREPARATION (SERVE ALL AGES) → AARP provides free income tax preparation during tax season.  February thru April by appointment only.  For questions, contact AARP representative located in the Small Dining Room.

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • FITNESS CENTER WITH SPA → Various types of exercise equipment including treadmills, elliptical and strength training equipment.

8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • BILLIARDS ROOM → 2nd Floor

8:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. (except when computer class is in session)

  • COMPUTER LAB → Public access computers available with internet access and Windows 7 Software  located in the 2nd Floor.

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • 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+) and dependent adults (18-64 years of age with physical and/or mental impairment) who are reported to be abused physically, sexually, financially, and through self-neglect.  For questions, contact Connie Ho in the Front Lobby.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1st Friday of every month)

  • TAXI VOUCHER DISTRIBUTION → Provided by International Institute of Los Angeles.  Qualified seniors receive two taxi vouchers located in the Fireside Room.j

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • VIDEO EXERCISE → The participants exercise to various exercise videos.  Videos are 52-minute low-impact workouts.  Located in the Dining Room.

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • STRENGTH TRAINING → All participants will receive an assessment, exercise plan, and instructions on proper use of exercise equipment.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor Telma Cifuentes located in the Fitness Room.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • YWCA NUTRITION PROGRAM/HOME DELIVERED MEAL → Volunteers deliver the delicious and nutritious meals to qualified home bound seniors.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • 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.  For questions, contact YWCA staff Mrs. Garrison located in the Dining Room.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (4th Friday of every month)

  • MONTHLY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION → 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 located in the Dining Room.

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (2nd and 4th Friday of every month)

  • MOVIE DAY → From comedy to love stories, seniors enjoy watching a great movie while eating popcorn and enjoying refreshment with friends located in the Dining Room or Fireside Room.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • MOVIE DAY → From comedy to love stories, seniors enjoy watching a great movie while eating popcorn and enjoying refreshment with friends located in the Dining Room or Fireside Room.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (2nd Friday of every month)

  • GROUP SINGING & KARAOKE → Come have fun and sing along with other members to various song genres.  For questions, contact Pauli Dutton located in the dining room.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (1st Friday of every month)

  • BEGINNING LINE DANCING → Pauli will teach you the basic steps to the popular line dances.  For questions, contact Pauli Dutton located in the Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • JOVITA’S ART CLASS → Jovita will guide you through the various steps to create beautiful quilts, and fantastic crafts for the holidays.  Instructions will provide materials, or you are welcome to bring your own.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor Jovita Jimenez located in the Small Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • PUSH AND PULL CARD GAME → Here is another challenging card game many senors  enjoy.  The challenge is fun and located on the 2nd Floor.

2:00 p.m. - 4:30p.m.

  • 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 team works together to win books and score points.  Located on the 2nd Floor in the Board Room.

9:00 a.m. (Call center for schedule)

  • 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.  Check month calendar for sign-up day.  Please note:  paid trips are non-refundable and location meet is the Fireside Room.

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (April/June/September)

  • AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE → Provides driver’s course to seniors.  A maximum of 20 students is allowed.  For exact dates, please contact the center.  Location is the Fireside Room and Volunteer Instructor is Ruth Ridenour.

TBD

  • RESOURCE, INFORMATION AND REFERRAL ASSISTANCE → Provide resource, information, and referrals to individuals, the community, and relevant government agencies.

TBD (Call center for schedule)

Annual Events

  • Christmas party (December)
  • Dances and special events normally coincide with holidays
  • Disaster preparedness seminar
  • Friends annual meeting (July)
  • Health fair (September)
  • Senior Center Volunteer Luncheon (November)
  • Special presentation and seminars throughout the year on various topics
  • Spring Festival (April)

TBD (Monthly, check monthly activity calendar)

  • SENIORS ON THE MOVE → Seniors learn how to use public transportation as they travel to various destinations throughout Southern California.  Contact Volunteer Instructor is Landy Johnson.
MONDAY

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • FITNESS CENTER WITH SPA → Various types of exercise equipment including treadmills, elliptical and strength training equipment.

8:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. (except when computer class is in session)

  • COMPUTER LAB → Public access computers available with internet access and Windows 7 Software on 2nd Floor.

8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • BILLIARD ROOM → 2nd Floor

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • 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+) and dependent adults (18-64 years of age with physical and/or mental impairment) who are reported to be abused physically, sexually, financially, and through self-neglect.  Contact person is Connie Ho in the front lobby of the 2nd Floor.

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • STRENGTH TRAINING → All participants will receive an assessment, exercise plan, and instructions on proper use of exercise equipment.  Volunteer instructor is Telma Cifuentes in Fitness Center.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • VIDEO EXERCISE → The participants exercise to various exercise videos.  Videos are 52-minute low-impact workouts in Dining Room.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • MONDAY ARTS → Seniors develop their talents and skills by creating various arts and craft projects.  No instructor, participants share techniques.  Seniors must bring their own supplies.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • 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 in the Dining Room.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • YWCA NUTRITION PROGRAM/HOME DELIVERED MEAL → Volunteers deliver the delicious and nutritious meals to qualified home bound seniors.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • 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.  For questions contact YWCA staff Mrs. Garrison in the Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • QUILTING CLASS → Quilt making class.  Every member is responsible for bringing their material and supplies to class.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor Celeste Coleman in the Small Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • PUSH & PULL CARD GAME → Here is another challenging card game many seniors enjoy on the 2nd Floor.  The challenge is fun!

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • 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 Mayo Clinic.  Also, it increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, and assist in fighting fatigue.  This low-impact exercise will also teach participants to breathe properly.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor Wanda Nelson in the Dining Room.
TUESDAY

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • FITNESS CENTER WITH SPA → Various types of exercise equipment including treadmills, elliptical and strength training equipment.

8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • BILLIARD ROOM → 2nd Floor

8:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. (except when computer class is in session)

  • COMPUTER LAB → Public access computers available with internet access and Windows 7 Software on the 2nd Floor.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • STRENGTH TRAINING → This class incorporates many effective exercises into strength training program for seniors.  This strengthening program is designed to make carrying out daily activities easy while enhancing the participants quality of life.  For questions, contact the Volunteer Instructor Matthew Angrum in the Small Dining Room.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • YWCA NUTRITION PROGRAM/HOME DELIVERED MEALS → Volunteers deliver the delicious and nutritious meals to qualified home-bound seniors.  For questions, contact YWCA staff Mrs. Garrison.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • YWCA NUTRITION PROGRAM/CONGREGATE MEALS → 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.  For questions, contact YWCA staff Mrs. Garrison in the Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • PUSH & PULL CARD GAME → Here is another challenging card game many seniors enjoy on the 2nd Floor.  The challenge is fun!

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • JOVITA’S ART CLASS → Jovita will guide you through the various steps to create beautiful quilts, and fantastic crafts for the holidays.  Instructors will provide materials, or you are welcome to bring your own.  Volunteer Instructor is Jovita Jimenez in Small Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month)

  • SEWING & 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.  Location is the Small Dining Room.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (3rd Tuesday of every month)

  • BOOK CLUB → Read a selected book and discuss among the book club members.  Group is responsible for selecting book.  For questions, contact Barbara in Fireside Room.

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

  • 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.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor Susan Quon in Dining Room.

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • 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 point.  Located on the 2nd Floor Board Room.
WEDNESDAY

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • FITNESS CENTER WITH SPA → Various types of exercise equipment including treadmills, elliptical and strength training equipment.

8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • BILLIARD ROOM → 2nd Floor

8:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. (except when computer class is in session)

  • COMPUTER LAB → Public access computers available with internet access and Windows 7 Software located on the 2nd Floor.

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • 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+) 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.  For questions, contact Connie Ho located in the Front Lobby.

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • STRENGTH TRAINING → All participants will receive an assessment, exercise plan, and instructions on proper use of exercise equipment.  For questions, contact Volunteer Cifuentes in the Fitness Center.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (4th Wednesday of every month)

  • HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL/BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC → Provides blood pressure check and glucose testing.  For questions, contact Carla Partman, RN in the Fireside Room.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • VIDEO EXERCISE→ The participants exercise to various exercise videos.  Videos are 52-minute low-impact workouts located in the Dining Room.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (3rd Wednesday of every month)

  • 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 representative.  For questions, contact Volunteer Vitas in Small Dining Room.

11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • 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, and 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 on the 2nd Floor Board Room.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • YWCA NUTRITION PROGRAM/HOME DELIVERED MEAL → Volunteers deliver the delicious and nutritious meals to qualified home bound seniors.  For questions, contact YWCA staff Mrs. Garrison.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • 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.  For questions, contact YWCA staff Mrs. Garrison in the Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS & CRAFTS → 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.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor Clarence Stubblefield in the Small Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • PUSH AND PULL CARD GAME → Here is another challenging card game many seniors enjoy.  The challenge is fun and located on the 2nd Floor.

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • ACTIVE RETIRED ALTADENANS (ARA) → This group of retirees enjoy playing cards, games, and bingo located in the Dining Room.

TBD (4th Wednesday of every month)

  • LEGAL SERVICES
THURSDAY

8:00 a.m. - 4.45 p.m.

  • BILLIARD ROOM → 2nd Floor

8:00 a.m. - 4.45 p.m.

  • FITNESS CENTER WITH SPA → Various types of exercise equipment including treadmills, elliptical and strength training equipment.

8:00 a.m. - 4.40 p.m. (except when computer class in in session)

  • COMPUTER LAB → Public access computers available with internet access and Windows 7 Software on the 2nd  Floor.

8:00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

  • 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+) 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.  For questions, contact Connie Ho in the Front Lobby, 2nd Floor.

1:00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.

  • 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.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor George Crespo located in the Dining Room.

10:00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

  • STRENGTH TRAINING → This class incorporates many effective exercises into strength training program for seniors.  This strengthening program is designed to make carrying out daily activities easy while enhancing the participants quality of life.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor Matthew Angrum located in the Small Dining Room.

10:00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. (4th Thursday of every month)

  • LEGAL CLINIC → Provides free consultation in areas of estate planning, trusts, wills, probate, probate avoidance, conservator-ships, guardianship, business law, elder law, corporate information, trust administration, and business transactions.  Please call to make an appointment.  For questions, contact Volunteer Geoffrey D. Chin, Attorney at Law located in the Fireside Room.

11:00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

  • YWCA NUTRITION PROGRAM/HOME DELIVERED MEAL → Volunteers deliver the delicious and nutritious meals to qualified home bound seniors.  For questions, contact YWCA staff Mrs. Garrison.

11:30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

  • 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.  For questions, contact YWCA staff Mrs. Garrison located in the Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. ( 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month)

  • 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.  Sponsored by, Friends of the Altadena Senior Center located in the Small Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • PULL AND PUSH CARD GAME → Here is another challenging card game many seniors enjoy.  The challenge is fun and located on the 2nd Floor.

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • 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.  Located on the 2nd Floor in the Board Room.

2:00 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

  • SENIOR SUPPORT GROUP → Seniors meet to discuss life related topics in the Library Room. 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.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • 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.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor Wanda Nelson located in the Dining Room.

February thru April (Appointment Only)

  • AARP INCOME TAX PREPARATION (SERVE ALL AGES) → AARP provides free income tax preparation during tax season.  February thru April by appointment only.  For questions, contact AARP representative located in the Small Dining Room.
FRIDAY

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • FITNESS CENTER WITH SPA → Various types of exercise equipment including treadmills, elliptical and strength training equipment.

8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • BILLIARDS ROOM → 2nd Floor

8:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. (except when computer class is in session)

  • COMPUTER LAB → Public access computers available with internet access and Windows 7 Software  located in the 2nd Floor.

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • 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+) and dependent adults (18-64 years of age with physical and/or mental impairment) who are reported to be abused physically, sexually, financially, and through self-neglect.  For questions, contact Connie Ho in the Front Lobby.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1st Friday of every month)

  • TAXI VOUCHER DISTRIBUTION → Provided by International Institute of Los Angeles.  Qualified seniors receive two taxi vouchers located in the Fireside Room.j

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • VIDEO EXERCISE → The participants exercise to various exercise videos.  Videos are 52-minute low-impact workouts.  Located in the Dining Room.

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • STRENGTH TRAINING → All participants will receive an assessment, exercise plan, and instructions on proper use of exercise equipment.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor Telma Cifuentes located in the Fitness Room.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • YWCA NUTRITION PROGRAM/HOME DELIVERED MEAL → Volunteers deliver the delicious and nutritious meals to qualified home bound seniors.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • 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.  For questions, contact YWCA staff Mrs. Garrison located in the Dining Room.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (4th Friday of every month)

  • MONTHLY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION → 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 located in the Dining Room.

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (2nd and 4th Friday of every month)

  • MOVIE DAY → From comedy to love stories, seniors enjoy watching a great movie while eating popcorn and enjoying refreshment with friends located in the Dining Room or Fireside Room.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • MOVIE DAY → From comedy to love stories, seniors enjoy watching a great movie while eating popcorn and enjoying refreshment with friends located in the Dining Room or Fireside Room.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (2nd Friday of every month)

  • GROUP SINGING & KARAOKE → Come have fun and sing along with other members to various song genres.  For questions, contact Pauli Dutton located in the dining room.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (1st Friday of every month)

  • BEGINNING LINE DANCING → Pauli will teach you the basic steps to the popular line dances.  For questions, contact Pauli Dutton located in the Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • JOVITA’S ART CLASS → Jovita will guide you through the various steps to create beautiful quilts, and fantastic crafts for the holidays.  Instructions will provide materials, or you are welcome to bring your own.  For questions, contact Volunteer Instructor Jovita Jimenez located in the Small Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • PUSH AND PULL CARD GAME → Here is another challenging card game many senors  enjoy.  The challenge is fun and located on the 2nd Floor.

2:00 p.m. - 4:30p.m.

  • 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 team works together to win books and score points.  Located on the 2nd Floor in the Board Room.
OTHER

9:00 a.m. (Call center for schedule)

  • 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.  Check month calendar for sign-up day.  Please note:  paid trips are non-refundable and location meet is the Fireside Room.

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (April/June/September)

  • AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE → Provides driver’s course to seniors.  A maximum of 20 students is allowed.  For exact dates, please contact the center.  Location is the Fireside Room and Volunteer Instructor is Ruth Ridenour.

TBD

  • RESOURCE, INFORMATION AND REFERRAL ASSISTANCE → Provide resource, information, and referrals to individuals, the community, and relevant government agencies.

TBD (Call center for schedule)

Annual Events

  • Christmas party (December)
  • Dances and special events normally coincide with holidays
  • Disaster preparedness seminar
  • Friends annual meeting (July)
  • Health fair (September)
  • Senior Center Volunteer Luncheon (November)
  • Special presentation and seminars throughout the year on various topics
  • Spring Festival (April)

TBD (Monthly, check monthly activity calendar)

  • SENIORS ON THE MOVE → Seniors learn how to use public transportation as they travel to various destinations throughout Southern California.  Contact Volunteer Instructor is Landy Johnson.

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