Measure R, passed in the February 2008 election, consolidates the former Measures Y and S and includes both a “Senior Exemption” and an annual CPI-U adjustment. To qualify for the Measure R Senior Exemption in 2008-09, senior citizens must be 65 years old by June 30 and must own and occupy their properties as their primary residences. Seniors who have previously received the Senior Exemption from the Measure S tax parcel will be sent a form for Measure R in May 2008, which must be completed, signed, and returned to the District Office by July 31, 2008. If you do not receive a form by mid-June, please call 310.450.8338 x269.
UCLA Technology & Aging Conference, keynote speaker Kirk Douglas speaking on his recovery from a stroke, 8:30am-4:30pm, $50-$95, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.794.0777.
Adapted Gentle Restoratives for Seniors, yoga classes for seniors with Bea Ammidown, 310.358.3338.
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.
Bereavement support group, facilitated by a professional therapist, Tuesdays 10-11:30am, not a drop-in group, WISE and Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave. To join call Sheila Segal, 310.576.2554 x373.
Experience Works, the nation’s largest training and employment organization for mature workers, is searching for California’s outstanding older workers for the Experience Works Prime Time Awards. Nominees or applicants must be 65 years of age or older, a resident of California, currently employed, and working at least 20 hours each week for pay. Deadline is June 1. The online nomination form is available at experienceworks.org.
Free Caregiver Support groups for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or stroke, first and third Thursdays, 10:30am-noon/second and fourth Tuesdays 6-7:30pm, WISE and Healthy Aging Adult Day Care Service Center, 1510 Pico Blvd., 310.452.7802.
Free Stroke Recovery Program at the WISE and Healthy Aging 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.