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Posted: September 5, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: September 5, 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.

Monday – Loin of pork

Tuesday –  Baked chicken

Wednesday – Sloppy Joe

Thursday – Chicken parmesan

Friday – Lemon dill fish

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, 1 p.m., in rooms A1-A2 unless otherwise indicated.

Sept 7: Registered Dietitian Lori Robinson will provide a free diabetes clinic at 11 a.m.-noon, Supportive Services modular, for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Minimum four-hour fast a must; 12-hour fast provides optimal accuracy.

Sept. 14: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Registered Dietitian Lisa Bryant will discuss “Nutrition and Diabetes: Foods You Don’t Want to Forget to Eat.”

Sept. 14: Audiologist Randall Bartlett of Audiology Services of Newhall will provide hearing tests for people who do not currently wear hearing aids, 11 a.m.-noon, Supportive Services modular. All hearing-related questions welcome.

Sept. 21: No lecture

Sept. 23: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital presents a Fall Prevention Fair in honor of National Fall Prevention Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Santa Clarita Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. (661) 253-8000.

Sept. 28: Facey Medical Group will provide free carotid artery testing, 1-4 p.m. This non-invasive test is a diagnostic tool for identifying carotid artery plaques and potential blockages. Pre-signups strongly recommended; clinic open to 15 patients. Sign up sheet is on the Health & Willness bulletin board in the senior center.
Wednesdays — Noon to 1 p.m., blood-pressure checks held, Activity Room 6

AARP Drive Safely program
Qualifies participants 55 and over for three year automobile insurance credit, $12 AARP members, $14 non-members, 1-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. Senior center. To register, please contact (661) 259-9444.

Free spine education program
Learn how to take better care of your spine, including lifestyle changes that may help with pain management and prevent future injuries, classes meet the second Wednesday of each month, 5-6 p.m., Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Outpatient Therapy Services Ambulatory Care Center, 25751 McBean Parkway, Suite 310, Valencia. Info: (661) 253-8959.

Free flu shots
Visit the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital booth at the SCV Chamber of Commerce Community Expo and receive a free annual flue shot, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Info: (661) 200-1309.

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, 3:15 p.m, Mondays, Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, multi-purpose room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon, Saugus. Info: (661) 298-9553 or (661) 296-4977.

Educational and technical training
Archaeology & Anthropology: Tuesday, 9:30 – 11 a.m., Instructor Scott McAfee
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 (661) 259-9444, or Linda Bennett at (661) 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: (661) 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.
Swing Jazz Club, fourth Sunday of every month, 1:30 – 5 p.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 1 p.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.
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.
Fridays beginning July 8, Zumba Gold: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fridays: Qi-gong, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
For info call instructor Linda Bennett at (661) 993-3969.


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