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MB Senior News - June 2016
MB Senior News June 2016 Cover

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Volunteers Needed

The Manhattan Beach Older Adults Program is currently seeking volunteers to assist with activities at the Joslyn Community Center. Volunteers are needed to help staff the reception desk in the recently remodeled lobby of the Community Center and to assist with our popular nutrition program, The Lunch Bunch. If you are able to commit to a three hour shift weekly and would like to help your community by working in a pleasant, vibrant environment, please contact the Older Adults Program, at (310) 802-5430.

Older-Adult-Program-Video-Screen-ShotOlder Adults Program Video
The film class at Mira Costa High School partnered with the City of Manhattan Beach Older Adults Program (OAP) to create a short film highlighting the programs and activities of the OAP. Take a look at the video on the City's YouTube Channel.

There is also a longer version with interviews on the City's YouTube Channel.

Dial-A-Ride VideoMira Costa High School Dial-A-Ride
Mustang Morning News: Dial-A-Ride
Produced by: Broadcast Journalism Students at Mira Costa High School
Reporter: Aili David
Photographer: Coleman Weaver
This news clip about the Manhattan Beach Dial-A-Ride program was created by Aili David for the Mira Costa High School Mustang Morning News program. Aili David is a senior and reporter/photographer for the award-winning Mustang Morning News. This video highlights the Dial-A-Ride program and it’s role in the community for our older adult and disabled population.

The City of Manhattan Beach provides a variety of activities and services for older adults including Dial-A-Ride transportation, bus excursions, classes, activities and Senior Club events.  The Older Adults Program is continuing to expand the programs and activities available to the citizens of Manhattan Beach, as well as those in surrounding communities.

Refer to the navigation bar to the left or the quick links below for additional information on current programs, upcoming activities, and services provided by the Older Adults Program.

You can also view the Older Adults Program Calendar for an overview of each month's activities. If you would like to be put on the Older Adults Program monthly mailing list to receive each month's newsletter and flyers advertising activities and events for that month, please email Jan Buike, Older Adults Program Supervisor or call (310) 802-5430.

Events
Some of these events are walk-in and free. Most require advanced registration and payment.
Transportation and Resources
For more information regarding Dial-A-Ride, please visit our webpage or call the dispatch office at (310) 545-3500.
Activities
Most of these activities are walk-in and free. Some may require advanced RSVP or nominal fees.
  • Acting Out Again
  • Bingo and Card Games
  • Book Club
  • Chess Group
  • Discussion Group
  • Evening Playlet Reading
  • Everyone Has A Story to Tell
  • Horseshoes
  • Let's Talk...Woman to Woman
  • Line Dancing
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Mah Jong
  • Manhattan Older Adults Crafts
  • Pétanque
  • Ping Pong
  • Pinochle
  • Play Reading
  • Poetry Circle
  • Renewal Through Art
  • Scrabble
  • Shuffleboard
discounts
The City of Manhattan Beach offers various discounts for Older Adults 55 and older.
Sports Leagues

The Men's Senior Slo-Pitch League is for men ages 60 years and older. The league runs from March through November in which various games and practices are conducted throughout the week:

  • Skill drills conducted Mondays and Fridays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Pick up games played Tuesdays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • League games played Thursdays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
For more information go to the Manhattan Beach Senior Softball Association website or call Steven Nicholson (Commissioner) at (310) 529-1248.
Classes
All of these activities require registration through the Parks and Recreation Department or South Bay Adult School. These classes change session to session. For more information or to see the current available classes, please pick up a MANHAPPENINGS Activity Guide at most Manhattan Beach community centers, city hall, the Manhattan Beach Library, Chamber of Commerce, or view them online. Listed is a sampling of what has been offered in the past.
  • Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
  • Comedy Improv for Older Adults
  • Older Adult Vocal Class
  • Senior Yoga
  • Zumba Gold
  • Zumba Gold Toning
  • Basic Technique in Drawing
  • Basic Technique in Painting
  • Shape Up for Older Adults

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