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Posted: March 28, 2010 9:20 p.m.
Updated: March 29, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Senior Lunch Menu
Available Monday through Friday at the SCV Senior Center in Newhall. Also available when you call one day ahead at Bouquet Canyon Seniors, Monday through Friday, (661) 513-9479, and available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Masonic Lodge in Friendly Valley (661) 299-4595.
Monday – Chicken fajitas
Tuesday – Stuffed pepper
Wednesday – Barbecue Chicken
Thursday – Hot roast beef sandwich
Friday – Fish with dill sauce
Note: Menu is subject to change.

The SCV Senior Center is located at 22900 Market St. in Newhall. For a detailed monthly calendar, call the center at (661) 259-9444. All the following activities will occur at the SCV Senior Center, unless otherwise indicated.

Healthy Cooking & Eating on a Budget
Registered dietitian Stephanie Correnti will conduct a free six-week cooking demonstration and lecture, preparing foods that are high in nutritional value, low in fat, sugar, and salt and taste great. Learn some of the latest info on food topics such as medically required meals, cooking on a budget, and more. 1-2 p.m., Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. RSVP to Robin at (661) 259-9444, Ext. 110.

Income Tax Help for Seniors
IRS/AARP trained volunteers will be available to help seniors complete and file their income taxes, free, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons continuing through April 14. Participants need to bring a picture ID, copy of Social Security card, and last year’s tax return to appointment. Info: (661) 259-9444 or visit Elaine or Diane at the Senior Center from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Santa Clarita Swing Jazz Club
Listen and dance along to live swing music from “Fiddle, Sticks & Ivory Plus,” 2-5 p.m., fourth Sunday of every Month. $7-$10. Info: (661) 254-4220 or (661)  298-7865.

Consumer Lectures
Wednesday — Oral Health and Our Wellbeing with mobile dental hygienist Donna Lombardi. (Caregivers encouraged to attend.)
April 7 — “What Seniors Won’t Tell You About Their Mental Health,” presentation by Michael Dougherty of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit.
April 14 — “Beating the Stress Before it Beats You,” presentation by Dr. Ronald Schwartz from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
April 21 — “Common Foot Disorders,” presentation by podiatrist and foot care specialist Dr. Johnn Halebian, DPM, from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
April 28 — “Pre-Diabetes,” presentation by health educator and registered dietitian Loree Search from Facey Medical Group.

Health Clinics
Free blood pressure screening takes place in activity Room 3 each Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.
April 1 — Free foot screenings by podiatrist Dr. Shane Rhodes of Canyon Foot Care Podiatry Group, 11 a.m.-noon.
April 14 — Blood Sugar/Diabetes Clinic with registered dietitian Lori Robinson, who will provide free blood sugar testing; do not eat three hours before test.
April 21 — Hearing Clinic with audiologist Nola Aronson of Audiology Associates, who will provide free hearing checks, 11 a.m.-noon. Primarily for those not  wearing hearing aids.

Educational & Technical Training
Archaeology and Anthropology: Wednesday, 9:30-11:10 a.m. with Fred Rice of USC and Cal State Northridge.
Computer Training (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced in Windows and Mac): Call the center for Information.
Computer Training for the Visually Impaired: Monday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, 12-2 p.m.
Ham Radio: Tuesday, 1-2 p.m.
Functional Fitness
At 8:30 a.m. M-W-F, we’re movin’ and groovin’, steppin’ and sweatin’ to the beat with ACE Certified Exercise Specialist Linda Bennett.  We’re the new and improved “middle age” 50-plus active adults. The program encompasses functional fitness — moves are designed to simulate ADLs (activities of daily living), and sports moves like golf, tennis, and skiing. We do cardiovascular training, muscle and bone building, core stabilization, and spatial awareness for balance – all within one hour. If you’re not quite ready for the fast and furious fitness, at 9:45 a.m. there is a great 30-minute chair class that will suit you. Call the Senior Center at 259-9444, or Linda Bennett at 993-3969.

Food for the Soul
Put smiles on the faces and warm the hearts of homebound seniors when you become a home-delivered meal driver. Become a part of our volunteer team to ensure that no senior goes without a meal. Help is desperately needed for as little as 2 1/2 hours one day a week or even one day a month (Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.). Vehicles provided. Contact the SCV Senior Center: 259-9444.

Recreation and Leisure
Bingo: Saturday, 3:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open 3 p.m. Bullet Bingo: 3:30-5 p.m.
Bridge: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.
Canasta: Monday, 1-4 p.m.
Duplicate Bridge: Tuesday, 6:45-10 p.m.
Food Bingo: Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Senior Cinema

Second Wednesday of the month, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the dining room, $1 donation, 25-cent popcorn, drawing for prizes.

Personal Development

Creative Writing: Tuesday 1 p.m.
Live, Love & Laugh Social Group: Friday 10:30 a.m. Explore the lighter side of life.

Exercise Programs
With ACE certified fitness trainer Linda Bennett.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Linda for the latest class schedules for this location: (661) 993-3969. Ongoing fitness classes at SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.
M-W-F:  8:30 a.m. Lowimpact aerobics, cardio, strength training, and core.
9:45 a.m. Sit-NB-Fit (chair exercise) good for getting started in a fitness program.
Wednesday-only 10:20 a.m. Arthritis Foundation exercise program. For info call instructor Linda Bennett at (661) 993-3969.

Arts and Crafts Classes
Calligraphy: Wednesday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Group Crafts: Monday, 9 a.m.-noon
Mixed Media: Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon., Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Oil Painting: Monday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon
Watercolor: Tuesday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Beginners welcome. Senior citizen introductory rate: $40 for three workshops plus materials fee. Non-senior rate: $75 for three workshops plus materials fee. Materials fee new students: $35 plus tax – includes rice-paper, Chinese brush (to keep), one box of 12 Chinese watercolors (to keep), special felt (to keep), Chinese ink, specialty watercolors, and instructional hand-outs. Materials fee for returning students: $15 plus tax.  


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