For more information, call (562) 945-2651. A Lot Like Love’ set at Activity Center LA MIRADA — The Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd., invites seniors to spend an afternoon at the movies. “A Lot Like Love” will be shown at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. A different movie is shown each week. Free popcorn will be served. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Silver Tops meets Fridays in Whittier WHITTIER — Silver Tops invites men and women 55 and older to weekly meetings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. Free coffee is provided, and bingo follows the meetings. For more information, call (562) 464-3430. Hospital schedules insurance counseling WHITTIER — Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital offers free health insurance counseling for seniors from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesday in the Flo and Frank L. Scott Conference Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. Have questions answered about how Medicare works, Medicare supplemental, long-term care insurance or health maintenance organization providers. For more information, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444. Young at Hearts meet at Beth Shalom WHITTIER — Young at Heart Seniors members and their guests can attend a musical program featuring humor, songs and readings on at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at Beth Shalom, 14579 Mulberry Drive. Bingo and refreshments follow the meetings. For more information, call at (562) 943-5266. Biola nurses will visit Activity Center LA MIRADA — The Biola University’s nursing department provides free blood pressure testing, diabetes and anemia screenings, as well as information on diet and exercise to seniors 55 and older from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Physical examinations are held from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. by appointment only. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Activities offered at Mayberry Center WHITTIER — The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation offers special events – seasonal parties, excursions, dances, birthday parties, movies and guest speakers. Programs such as hot and nutritious meals, bingo loteria, fitness, and arts are crafts for the seniors in our community are offered at Mayberry Park Senior Center, 13201 E. Meyer Road. For more information, call Ricardo Ceja at (562) 944-9727. Life Connections arranges daytrips WHITTIER — Presbyterian Intercommunity offers daytrips through Life Connections. Trips are set for October and include adventures to Fantasy Springs Casino, Catalina and Oak Glen. Prices are affordable. Register in the Senior Life Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. For more information call (562) 698-0811 Ext. 2444. Half Century Club holds bingo games LA MIRADA — The La Mirada Half Century Club meets for bingo from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Monday and Friday in the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The games are open to community members age 18 and older. Popcorn and refreshments are provided. For additional information, call (562) 902-3160. Forever Young invites prospective members PICO RIVERA — Forever Young Senior/Adult Club is going into its third year, and seniors 50 and older are invited to join and make new friends. The club meets for social hour at 9 a.m. the second and fourth Friday at Smith Park Auditorium on Mines Avenue. The meeting follows. For more information, call Ralph Palomino at (562) 942-1736. Health benefits tips, counseling offered LA MIRADA — The city and the Center for Health Care Rights are offering free health insurance counseling from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month by appointment at 13810 La Mirada Blvd. For an appointment or more information, call (562) 902-3160. Volunteers sought to assist deputies SOUTH WHITTIER — The Whittier County Sheriff’s Sub-Station, 13525 Telegraph Road, is accepting applications from senior citizens in the county area to join the Sheriff’s Department’s S.A.F.E. (Seniors and Friends Everywhere) Program, which helps seniors live safely and feel secure in their residences. Volunteers from the sheriff’s Norwalk Station will make daily phone calls to check on participants’ well-being and will alert authorities if assistance is needed. To sign up or for more information, call (562) 903-1874 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Safe Return offers identification help LA MIRADA — The La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd., offers a low-cost Safe Return program through the Alzheimer’s Association which identifies individuals, notifies the caregiver, and provides multiple types of identification such as a bracelet or necklace. To register for Safe Return, visit the Activity Center. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Low-impact exercise, activities held weekly WHITTIER — Seniors are invited to attend a one-hour senior low impact strengthening exercise class at 10:45 a.m. Mondays at Adventure County Park, 10130 S. Gunn Ave., A Seniors Activities class is held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday with different activities planned every day. For additional information, call (562) 693-0929. Dental screenings held every month LA MIRADA — Free dental screenings for people 55 and older are offered from 10 to 11 a.m. the first Friday of every month at the Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The screenings are done to help identify tooth decay, large cavities, gum disease, or the need for dentures and crowns. Seniors may sign up in advance or walk in without an appointment. To register, or for more information, call (562) 902-3160. Critiques on writing include all genres WHITTIER — A free writing critique class for seniors meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St. All levels of creativity — fiction, nonfiction, poetry, monologues –are discussed. Team leaders are Alice Rivers and Virginia Salazar. For additional information, call (562) 943-9829. Whittier park serves lunches weekdays WHITTIER — Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation and SASSFA Senior Services serve lunches for age 60 and older at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at Adventure County Park, 10130 S. Gunn Ave. A donation of $2 per person is requested. For more information, call (562) 318-8131. Doll Workshop seeks volunteers, materials WHITTIER — Members of the Doll Workshop gather from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at Whittier Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St., to make doll clothes, stuffed toys, refurbish dolls, etc., to be donated annually to the Whittier Police Department and Salvation Army’s toy drives. The volunteer workers need donated fabric, lace, elastic, snaps, thread, other sewing materials to be used for toys. For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Piecemakers features quilting projects LA MIRADA — Members of La Mirada Piecemakers quilting group meets from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The class is free, and everyone is invited to join. The Piecemakers share projects, help others and work on community projects. Bring a sewing machine to sew during class. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Center offers advice about health programs WHITTIER — Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital and the Center for Hospital and the Center for Health Care Rights are offering free health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy program and assistance with benefits provided by Medicare, health maintenance organizations and supplemental insurance. A volunteer counselor, will provide assistance with coverage or billing questions relating to Medicare, HMOs or Medi-gap insurance, long-term care insurance. Information about Medicare prescription drug coverage will also be available. HICAP services are available from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesday at 12401 Washington Blvd. To make an appointment, call the Senior Life Center at (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444. Los Nietos center provides legal help WHITTIER — Bet Tzedek Legal Services provides free legal help to seniors 60 and older with great economic and social needs who are residents of Los Angeles County. Services are available by appointment only at Los NietosCommunity and Senior Center, 11640 E. Slauson Ave., Whittier. For information or to schedule an appointment, call (562) 699-9898. Exercise classes feature self-pacing WHITTIER — Physical fitness exercise classes for seniors at Whittier Presbyterian Church, Broadway at El Rancho Drive, allow participants to work at their own pace with workouts designed to fight high blood pressure, arthritis and osteoporosis. Classes meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays. There is a $15 lab fee. For more information, call (562) 698-8121, Ext. 1300. La Habra Lites Band plays every Tuesday LA HABRA — Members of La Habra Lites Band perform for dancing and lunch from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd. Hot lunches are served for $2 for seniors 60-plus and $3 for younger. The La Habra Shuttle provides free transportation for adults and seniors attending Community Center activities three or more days a week on a regular basis. For more information, call Lucy Ramirez, (562) 905-9748. Center offers support for grieving seniors NORWALK — The Southeast Area Counseling Center provides grief support for seniors at 1 p.m. Thursdays at Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. New topics are addressed monthly. For information, call (562) 929-5580. Coed tennis classes held in La Mirada LA MIRADA — Longtime La Mirada resident Wes Williams teaches beginning and intermediate coed tennis classes for players 50 and up. Beginners meet from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Regional Park tennis courts. Intermediate tennis follows from 9 to 10 a.m. Students should wear tennis shoes and provide their own rackets. Running, walking classes held weekly LA MIRADA — Seniors can get in shape or just enjoy morning fresh air, sunshine and exercise at a running class that meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Community Gymnasium, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. A walking class follows from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call (562) 902-2938. Senior Briefs are provided Tuesdays on a space-available basis. Items must be submitted by the week prior to publishing; submit to Community News, Whittier Daily News, 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602, or fax to (562) 698-0450.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Senior center offers dinner and a movie WHITTIER — Sign up for “Dinner On The Go” at 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St. Cost is $4 and includes dinner, a beverage and the movie, “The Interpreter.” For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Empire Falls’ set as free weekly flick WHITTIER — The Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St., now offers free movies two days a week. This week, “Empire Falls” will be shown at 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday. A different movie is shown each week. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Community lectures scheduled Thursdays LA MIRADA — The Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd., presents free weekly community lectures at 10 a.m. Thursdays. To register, or for more information, call (562) 902-3160. Eyeglass adjustments offered in Whittier WHITTIER — Posada Whittier, 8120 S. Painter Ave., will have opticians available to provide free eyeglass adjustments and answer questions from seniors at noon Wednesday. Refreshments will be served.