Remember the March for Meals is being held on March 28. If you aren’t up to marching, perhaps you would like to sponsor one of our walking seniors. Ask in the dining room if a fellow senior is going to be participating.
Remember to prepare for the Chili and Salsa Cook Off in May. This year the sun will be shining, and, if not, what a time we had last year in the pouring down rain. There might not have been a dry head in the crowd, but there were tons of smiles and laughter.
How many of you have started an exercise routine? If you have, super! If not, there is still time. A great way to exercise is through dance. Remember, on Mondays and Tuesdays at nine a.m., line dancing occurs here at the Center. There is also Qi Gong on Wednesdays and Tai Chi on Thursdays, both at 10 a.m.
If you would rather exercise your brain, come play Hand & Foot Card Game at 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. The laughter emanating from that room is infectious.
Our senior center receives excellent reviews from the county and from the Area Agency on Aging. We rank number one in the county. This is because of the participation of our volunteers, our diners, our contributors, and our kitchen staff. This is an area where it takes a village to exist. And what a village we have! We have 55 regular volunteers which means they participate anywhere from one to five days per week, each and every week. (Check out the back of this bulletin.)
We, also, have volunteers who participate in our fundraisers. They include marchers, cooks, set-up crews, break-down crews, sign-in crews, lunch selling crews, shoppers at the craft fairs, purchasers of lunches, special dinner goers, silent auction bidders, raffle buyers, in house workers. Wow! You are all amazing! Give yourselves a pat on the back.
Provides free and objective information and assistance in dealing with Medicare, Medi-Cal, HMO's , long term care insurance and other health insurance issues. HICAP provides two main services: individual counseling and community education presentations. Local appoints are available with a registered volunteer. To schedule a one-on-one counseling appoint with a HICAP counselor, call 1-800-434-0222, ext. 117.
Information and Assistance
A free service for seniors 60 and older in Lake and Mendocino counties, linking older individuals and their caregivers to appropriate community resources available to meet their needs. Senior I & A will help you know about area services and whether you qualify.
Senior Hot Line Available:
Senior Legal Assistance
The program provides free legal assistance, education, advice, counseling and representation to Lake & Mendocino county seniors in the following areas:
Public Benefits (health, income & supportive services)