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Posted: May 16, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: May 16, 2011 1:55 a.m.

Senior lunch menu
Available Monday through Friday at the SCV Senior Center in Newhall. Meals are 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.
Today —Chicken Parmesan
Tuesday — Pork chops
Wednesday — Beef tacos
Thursday — Barbecue chicken
Friday — Hot roast beef sandwich
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.
Wednesday, May 18 — Pamela Goodwin, outreach specialist of California Telephone Access Program, and audiologist Catherine Senne from Sonus Hearing Care professionals will present a free hearing screening and telephone distribution event. (Note: A state-mandated program, CTAP provides free specialized telephone equipment and devices to qualified California residents, must have existing phone service.)
Thursday, May 19 — Podiatrist Dr. Shane Rhoades of Canyon Foot Care will provide free foot exams, 11 a.m.-noon, supportive services trailer (no callus or nail trimming).
Wednesday, May 25 — Providence Health Services and Facey Medical Group presents psychotherapist Jamie Merrill, who will discuss “What you should know about stress management.”
Wednesdays — Noon-1 p.m., Blood pressure checks held, Activity Room 6.

Free healthy foods cooking class
Registered Dietitian Stephanie Correnti will conduct a free “Healthy Foods for a Healthier You” cooking and nutrition classes at the Senior Center in activity rooms A-1 and A-2 on Fridays through May 20. Pre-registration is required. New recipes and information each week. Classes run from 1-2 p.m. and then 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and are limited to 15 persons per session. Each person may attend one class each week. To sign up contact Diana Sevanian at (661) 255-1588 ext. 128 or email You may also sign up in person in the Supportive Services modular at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.

Community dance
Third Friday of every month, 7:30-10 p.m.

Fibromyalgia support group
Support group meeting second Saturday of every month, 10:30 - noon. Info: (661) 270-1961 or

Santa Clarita Swing Jazz Club
Listen and dance along to live swing music from 2-5 p.m., fourth Sunday of every Month. $7-$10. Sunday, May 22 — Scott Roewe Pacific Swing Band. Info: (661) 254-4220 or (661)  298-7865.

Community dance
Third Friday of every month, 7:30-10 p.m.

Fibromyalgia support group
Support group meeting second Saturday of every month, 10:30 - noon. Info: (661) 270-1961 or

Senior Orchestra seeks players
Bring your instrument and join the fun, all instruments and skill levels welcome, 3:30 p.m, Thursdays, Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, multi-purpose room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Info: (661) 298-9553 or (661) 296-4977.

Health lectures and clinics
Free blood pressure screening takes place in activity Room 3 each Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.

Educational and 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.

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 two and one-half 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
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.
Tuesday: 3-4 p.m. Hula dancing class
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.-12 p.m., 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.

CHP Safe Senior Driving
The California Highway Patrol, Newhall area, will conduct a free four-week series of “Safe Senior Driving” classes at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center May 27-June 17. Held on consecutive Fridays from 1-2 p.m., the classes will promote education on: safe driving  strategies; physiological and psychological changes that can affect driving; “CarFit” vehicle adjustments and knowing when it’s time to turn in your keys.No reservations needed. The Safe Senior Driving classes will be held in activity rooms A-1 and A-2. The SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St.,
Newhall. Info: Diana Sevanian, (661) 255-1588 ext. 128.


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