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City Celebrates ‘Senior Month’ with Events throughout the Month of May

Post Date:April 23, 2019 2:03 PM

SeniorsFor more than two decades, the City of West Hollywood has organized an annual series of events to engage its thriving population of older community members during Senior Month, celebrated each May.

The month’s programming will kick off a day early with the City’s Aging in Place/Aging in Community initiative workshop Making My Smartphone Work for Me. This workshop about basic customization options for cell phone users will take place on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Great Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

The workshop will be followed the next day by a Short Film Series on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the City’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The stirring short film Carry Tiger to Mountain will screen along with the award-winning documentary Lives Well Lived – Celebrating the Secrets, Wit and Wisdom of Age. Cast, crew, and other representatives will be in attendance to introduce the films.  

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the 18th Annual Senior Health Fair will take place at the Plummer Park Community Center, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. The fair will offer free health screenings including: blood glucose for diabetes, blood pressure, dental, breast and skin cancer screenings, total cholesterol screenings, and more. The Senior Health Fair is co-sponsored by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, and the Saban Community Clinic. A complimentary lunch will be provided — to reserve a lunch, please call (323) 848-6820 in advance. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 2 p.m., there will be a televised Senior Advisory Board meeting and reception at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. West Hollywood seniors Carole Cook and Tom Troupe will be honored at the event and there will be readings from contributors to Senior Stories WeHo, a book of poems and stories by local seniors. Attendance is free and open to the public; RSVPs are not necessary. Refreshments will be served. For people who cannot attend, the meeting will be televised on WeHoTV. WeHoTV is available to Spectrum customers within the City of West Hollywood on channel 10. AT&T U-verse customers across Southern California can access WeHoTV on channel 99. The meeting will also be available for live streaming and on-demand replay on the City’s website at www.weho.org/wehotv and on WeHoTV’s YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/wehotv.

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Seniors in Action: Community, Connection, Conversation will take place at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. This interactive event will offer activities that provide engaging opportunities for participants to learn something new, contribute their talents and experience, and deepen their connection to the West Hollywood community. Attendance is free and open to the public; RSVPs are not necessary. Refreshments will be served.

The West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center will offer the following special events, excursions, and workshops in May: “National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day” (Special Event); “Brunch & Learn” at Cedars-Sinai (Excursion); Saint Sophia Greek Cathedral and lunch at Papa Cristo’s (Excursion); “The Pygmalion Effect” from the Eifman Ballet Saint Petersburg (Excursion); “Balance It Up” with Cesar (Workshop); and, Mother’s Day Remembrance (Lecture/Workshop). For more information, please call (323) 876-1717.

Senior Month programming is presented by the City of West Hollywood and its Senior Advisory Board, as well as the Senior Activity Programs of the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center, in conjunction with Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS-LA).

For more information about additional related programming in the month of May and about senior services in the City of West Hollywood, please visit www.weho.org/services/social-services/senior-services.

For additional information about the City of West Hollywood’s Aging in Place Strategic Plan, please visit www.wehoaging.org. The City of West Hollywood calendar of events, workshops, and meetings is available at www.weho.org/calendar.

For more information, please call the City of West Hollywood’s Social Services Division at (323) 848-6510. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.
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