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Senior Events and Services:

January 14

Mental Health and Emotional Support Services, 11:30 a.m., free, Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth Street, 310.395.8478.

Writing for the Future: A Writing Workshop for 50 +, with literature professor Lawrence Owen, 10:30 a.m., free, Community Meeting Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.445.6600.

January 16

Musica Angelica presents Bach Songs and Organ Works, 3 p.m., $39, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1031 Bienvenida Avenue, Pacific Palisades, 310.458.4504.

January 18

Losing Weight, Healing Diabetes, with Jason Moskovitz, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tao of Wellness, 1131 Wilshire Boulevard, Third Floor, RSVP: 310. 917.2200.

Supplements – Risks and Benefits, learn about benefits and risks of taking over-the-counter vitamins, supplements and herbal medicines, 2:30 to 4 p.m., free, Sunrise Assisted Living of Santa Monica, 1312 15th Street, RSVP: 800.516.5323.

January 19

Meetup Book Group discusses “An Area of Darkness” by V.S. Naipul, 7 p.m., free, Community Meeting Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.445.6600.

Sciatica Update, with Eric Hsu, MD, UCLA pain medicine specialist, 12 to 1 p.m., free, Sunrise Assisted Living of Santa Monica, 1312 15th Street, 800.516.5323.

January 20

A New Year, A New You, lecture on health with David Allen, M.D. and Allen Green, M.D., integrative and anti-aging medicine physicians, 7 to 8:45 p.m., free, MLK Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.445.6600.

Top 10 Foot Problems with Terry Boykoff, DPM and Abbasseh Towfigh, DPM, 12 to 1:30 p.m., free, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 Sixth Street, RSVP: 800.516.5323.

January 21

Writing for the Future: A Writing Workshop for 50 +, with literature professor Lawrence Owen, 10:30 a.m., free, Community Meeting Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.445.6600.

Veterans Home Presentation, with a representative from the California Department of Veterans Affairs who will give a presentation on the new veteran’s home and answer questions, 11:30 a.m., free, Santa Monica Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

January 26

Gentle Exercise Easy, low-impact, aerobic moves will improve your walking speed, balance, muscular strength and flexibility, 1 to 2 p.m., YWCA Santa Monica Westside, 2019 14th Street, RSVP: 800.516.5323.

January 27

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, movie version of the Truman Capote novella with Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, 3 p.m., free, MLK Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600..

January 28

Writing for the Future: A Writing Workshop for 50 +, with literature professor Lawrence Owen, 10:30 a.m., free, Community Meeting Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.445.6600.

January 29

Saturdays with L.A. Opera, multimedia talk and concert performance of music from “Il Turco in Italia,” 3 p.m., free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.

February 9

CODP Presentation by Breathe Free/Pulmones Libres, presentation on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (CODP), 11:45 a.m., free (sign up at front office), Santa Monica Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

February 14

Care Management Services and You, presented by WISE and Healthy Aging, 11:30 a.m., free, Reed Park, Senior Lunch, 1133 Seventh Street, 310.458.8315.

CODP Management Class, an in-depth program conducted by a Licensed Respiratory Therapist, 1 p.m., free (sign up at front desk), Santa Monica Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

ONGOING EVENTS

AND SERVICES

Ballet/Flamenco Classes, with Thais C. Leavitt, Wednesdays, 2 to 3 p.m., Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 Sixth Street., 310. 393.2721 x129.

Bridge, for seniors, every Monday, 1 to 3 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.

Center for Partially Sighted, assistance for vision problems, 310.458.3501.

Family Services of Santa Monica, mental health services, 310.451.9747.

Joy of Movement, a class that combines breathing, movement, stretching, and meditation, with Lana Gay, Thursdays, 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m., DeWind Room, Senior Center, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 Sixth Street, 310.393.2721 x129.

Meals on Wheels West, in-home meals, service area includes Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Topanga, and parts of Marina Del Rey, contact 310.394.5133.

Red Cross of Santa Monica, health services, 310.394.3773.

Santa Monica Senior Center, featuring enrichment activities, educational seminars, fitness activities, ballroom dancing, bridge, discussion groups, and more, for anyone over 50, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

Senior Nutrition Program, hot meals served at 11:30 a.m. with enrichment seminars on scheduled dates, Santa Monica Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644, Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth Street, 310.458.8300, Reed Park, 1133 Seventh Street, 310.458.8974, Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Avenue, 310.458.8688.

SMC Emeritus College, features classes in art, computer training, health, human relations, and more, 1227 Second Street, www.smc.edu/emeritus.

Tap Dance, with Allison Faoro, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Mondays, Beginner II, 2:15 to 3 p.m., Mondays, Beginner I, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 Sixth Street, 310. 393.2721 x129.

Westside Center for Independent Living, assistance for seniors living independently, 310.390.3611.

What’s New This Week, ongoing weekly discussion of news events with Jack Nordhaus, 1 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.

WISE and Healthy Aging, offers independent living support, money management, health services, education, advocacy, care management, housing assistance, and other services. 1527 Fourth Street, 310.394.9871.

YogAbility Classes, gentle yoga classes that use chairs and walls for balance, with Bea Ammidown, Tuesdays 11:15 a.m.to 12:15 p.m., Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 Sixth Street, 310. 393.2721 x129.

Yoga for Cancer Survivors, free yoga class weekly for women with cancer, with Bhavani, a cancer survivor, sponsored in part by Team Survivor, Tuesdays, 12 to 1:30 p.m., YWCA of Santa Monica, 2019 14th Street, free for Team Survivor members, 310.452.3881.

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