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June 15

Aging Eyes, talk by UCLA ophthalmologist Ralph Levinson, hosted by UCLA Healthcare’s 50-Plus Program, 2- 3:30pm, Marisa Leif Conference Room, 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, UCLA, WW, 800.516.5323.

June 16-24

Ballona Institute is offering free van tours of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, led by biologist Roy van de Hoek. Spaces are available on Saturday, June 16, 3-5pm; Sunday, June 17, 9-11am; Saturday, June 23, 3-5pm; and Sunday, June 24, 3-5pm. Call 310.821.9045 to reserve a space.

ONGOING

The Balance Disorders Institute is offering the Drivewell Senior Driver Therapy program, to help seniors assess their driving skills, improve their skills through exercise, learn safety measures and discuss when it is appropriate to retire from driving, 310.569.1570.

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.

H.O.P.E. Unit Foundation for Bereavement, Loss and Transition offers Widow/Widower Support Groups for people coping with the first two years of loss. Two ongoing support groups are available and meet Tuesdays, 7-9pm, at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Irmas Campus, 16611 Olympic Blvd., WLA, 818.788.4673.

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.

Men’s Group, weekly support group for people 55 and older, talk about personal issues in a confidential environment, Wednesdays, 11:15am-12:45pm, Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., must RSVP, 310.576.2550.

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.

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