Adapted Gentle Restoratives for Seniors, Yoga classes for seniors with Bea Ammidown, 310.358.3338.
Bereavement support group, facilitated by a professional therapist, Tuesdays 10-11:30am, not a drop-in group, Center For Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave. To join call Sheila Segal, 310.576.2554 x373.
Become a Mentor. The City of Santa Monica along with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce invite you to join Big Brothers Big Sisters in mentoring local at risk youth. Call Miguel at 213.481.3611 x212.
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.
Free Caregiver Support groups for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or stroke, first and third Thursdays, 10:30am-12p, second and fourth Tuesdays 6-7:30pm, WISE Adult Day Care Service Center, 1510 Pico Blvd., 310.452.7802.
Free demonstrations of electronic video magnifiers and computers that can be helpful for people with impaired sight are offered by The Center for the Partially Sighted. The Center carries the latest technology that helps people with low vision to read, write or see photographs. To schedule your demonstration, call The Center for the Partially Sighted at 310.458.3501 x157.
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.
Peer Counselor Training, for people 55 and over, Wednesdays through December 19, 1-4pm, Center For Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., call for interview, 310.576.2550 x373.
Retirement 101, ongoing group, 1-3pm, $10 for one session, $15 for two sessions, Center For Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., 310.576.2550, x371._
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.
The Westside Community Adult School is now offering exercise classes for seniors. 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.
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.
WISE Senior Services is helping fight fraud at its Senior Fraud Prevention Call Center in Santa Monica. “Fraud Fighters,” as our volunteers are known, place phone calls all over the United States to fraud victims and people at risk of becoming victims. Fraud Fighters tell consumers about current scams and offer tips on avoiding fraud. Volunteers needed for only three hours a week. Call Petula Storey, 310.3949871 x441 or email [email protected]