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.
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, WISE and Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave. To join call Sheila Segal, 310.576.2554 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-noon/second and fourth Tuesdays 6-7:30pm, WISE and Healthy Aging Adult Day Care Service Center, 1510 Pico Blvd., 310.452.7802.
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.
News Discussion For Seniors, moderated by Jack Nordhaus, every Thursday 1pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.450.0443.
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 offers 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 and Healthy Aging 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 x450.