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Senior Calendar: Nov. 19, 2012

Posted: November 19, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: November 19, 2012 2:00 a.m.


The SCV Senior Center is located at 22900 Market St., 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.

Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m., blood-pressure checks held, Activity Room 6. Every other Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon, hearing screenings held, Supportive Services modular.

The Santa Clarita and Castaic Lions Clubs have joined again with the William S. Hart Union School District to host a gourmet Thanksgiving feast at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center. Students, parents, teachers, Scouts, church members, Lions, and many others have volunteered to decorate, prepare, cook and serve food, clean-up, and provide entertainment. Numerous individuals and businesses have donated dollars, food, and services to make Thanksgiving a special day for SCV seniors. RSVP today at 661-259-9444. Doors open at 10 a.m. Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.

Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the SCV Senior Center offers lunch prepared by Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef Joanna Vallelunga. There is a suggested donation of $3.50 for Center-registered seniors aged 60 and older, and $5 for unregistered seniors and non-seniors. The monthly menu is viewable at Additionally, home-delivered meals are available to homebound seniors in the SCV, for a suggested donation of $3.50 per meal. For more information on the Home-Delivered Meals program, call Robert at 661-259-9444.

SCV Senior Center needs Trips and Tours coordinator

Do you love travel? Are you passionate about planning trips? Are you skilled at organizing and working with others? The SCV Senior Center is seeking a volunteer Trips and Tours Coordinator. If interested contact Robin at 661-259-9444 or

Free spine education program

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s free Spine Education Program offers valuable information on how you can take better care of your spine, including lifestyle changes that may help with pain management and prevent future injuries. Classes meet 5-6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Henry Mayo’s Ambulatory Care Center, 25751 McBean Parkway #310, Valencia. Seating is limited. Info: 661-253-8959.

Community dance

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

Swing Jazz Club

Work off those Thanksgiving calories with some swing dancing at the SCV Senior Center, as Lenny LaCroix’s band fills the multipurpose room with the sounds of yesteryear on Sunday, Nov. 25. The Santa Clarita Swing Jazz Club hosts a different band the fourth Sunday of every month. Entrance fees are $7 for jazz club members and $10 for non-members. There is a free dance lesson with admission from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., a musicians’ jam session from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Lenny LaCroix’s band from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Fibromyalgia support group

Support group meeting second Saturday of every month, 10:30 a.m. to 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, multipurpose 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. to 2 p.m., Friday, noon to 2 p.m.

Ham Radio: Tuesday, 1-2 p.m.

Functional Fitness

At 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 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 661-713-0945.

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 p.m. in the dining room, $1 donation, 50-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.



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