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Senior Lifestyles

Seniors Briefs

Dec. 10: 1 p.m., Birthday bingo. Celebrate December birthdays with cake, ice cream and free bingo.

Dec. 17: Noon, holiday luncheon with Cornish game hens, seasoned potatoes, peas, green salad and ice cream. The Peninsula Chorus will present a holiday music program at 12:30 p.m. Reservations are necessary. Cost is $3 with membership, $6 without.

Help wanted: The Senior Center is in need of volunters able to work Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon, at the front desk. The job involves answering the phone, accepting payment for trips, writing receipts, making coffee and presenting a friendly smile to visitors at the Center. Call 948-7483.

NOTE: The Los Altos Senior Center will be closed Dec. 20-31. The Senior Center will reopen January 3, 2000.

Rotary helps seniors

Los Altos Sunset Rotary will replace old batteries or defective smoke alarms for seniors at no cost. Sign up at the Senior Center or call 948-7483. A member of the Los Altos Sunset Rotary Cub will contact seniors for an appointment to make the change.

Mountain View Senior Center

The Los Altos Senior Center is located in the Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave. in Los Altos. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call 948-7483.

The Mountain View Senior Center is located at 266 Escuela Ave. Mountain View. For more information, call 903-6330.

Following is a list of special events for the month for both centers.

Thursday: 1 p.m., free class presented by Mountain View Police Department about telephone fraud. Have you given someone your credit card number over the phone? Would you call a 976 number to accept your grand prize? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you could be a victim of telephone fraud.

Sunday: 2 p.m., Video Sunday. "Shakespeare in Love." Admission is 50 cents. Light refreshments will be served.

Dec. 15: 10:30 a.m., Celebrate the holidays at the senior center's holiday reception. Enjoy live music, sing-a-longs, dancing and refreshments. No fee for the event.

Dec. 19: 2 p.m., "Jazzmatazz" will perform modern dance at the center. Admission is $1 with refreshments.

Dec. 21: 11:15 a.m., Orientation and tour of senior center. An overview of classes, coming events and social services are explained.

Dec. 31: Celebrate the millennium with friends and loved ones at the Mountain View Senior Center. Delicious food, music and entertainment. Cost is $5 with reservations and $8 at door. Make reservations now.

Note: The Center is also looking for volunteers to train seniors to use computers and access the Internet.

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