Adapted Gentle Restoratives for Seniors, yoga classes for seniors with Bea Ammidown, 310.358.3338.
Ballona Institute is offering free van tours of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, led by biologist Roy van de Hoek. Spaces are available at the following times: Saturday, June 23-3-5pm and Sunday June 24-3-5pm. Call 310.821.9045 to reserve a space.
Center For Healthy Aging offers a book discussion group the second Friday of each month. The group meets in Group Room 2 on the second floor of the CHA building located at 2125 Arizona Ave. To join, call Sheila Segal at 310.576.2550 x373.
Center For Healthy Aging’s Creative Journaling workshop meets every Tuesday, 11:45am-2:30pm. To join, call Sheila Segal at 310.576.2550 x373.
Exercise classes for seniors are now being offered by the Westside Community Adult School. Weekly classes are held at Westside locations such as Barrington Park, WLA, Stoner Recreation Center and Pacific Presbyterian Church in PP, $1 per month, 310.477.2084.
Free Stroke Recovery Program at the WISE Adult Day Service facility at 1510 Pico Blvd. The program runs from 9am-noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays and includes therapeutic exercise and classes on the psychological aspects of stroke recovery for stroke survivors and family members. Pre-registration is required, 310.575.1699.
Meals on Wheels offers hot meals for persons who are homebound or have difficulty shopping or cooking on their own. It is not an age-specific program. To order Meals on Wheels service or to volunteer to deliver meals, call 310.394.5133.
Mentoring Program Seeks Retired Teachers. Help mentor first-year teachers in Compton, Pasadena, Los Angeles and Lynwood by offering your expertise, including classroom observation and feedback. Call UCLA Center on Aging, 310.794.0676.
Musicians invited to meet weekly and perform in concert with the Santa Monica College Emeritus Band, Lincoln Middle School, in the Bandroom, California and 14th streets, Tuesdays, 7pm, 310.474.5271.
News Discussion For Seniors, moderated by Jack Nordhaus, every Thursday 1pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica. 310.450.0443.
Santa Monica Strutters, a walking program for seniors sponsored by UCLA Healthcare, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8-10am in the third level Community Room at Santa Monica Place, 310.319.4560.
Senior Improv Workshop. Ongoing free class for seniors over 55, 1-3pm Tuesdays, Santa Monica Senior Rec. Center, 1450 Ocean Ave., 323.512.8245.
Senior Suppers. Discounted meals for people over 55, 3:30-7pm in the cafeteria at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, 1250 16th St., $3.25 plus tax, 310.319.4837.
WISE is joining public and private agencies nationwide in urging consumers to read up, reach out and become informed about fraud. Over the next year, volunteers in the WISE Senior Fraud Prevention Call Center will contact 100,000 older adults across the country, warn them about scams delivered by telephone, mail and the Internet, and follow up with prevention tips and information. For more information about the project or to become a volunteer, contact Ann Hammond, Program Director for Volunteer Services at 310.394.9871 x450, or e-mail [email protected]
WISE Retired and Senior Volunteer Program offers opportunities for volunteers 55 plus to tutor children at lower income schools. Tutor reading, work with children on art and other projects or use computers to teach literacy, training available, 310.394.9871 x452.