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Senior Lifestyles

Senior Center Happenings Provided by Candace Bates, Senior Center coordinator

The Los Altos Senior Center is located at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. For reservations and more information, call 947-2797 or visit www.losaltosrecreation.org.

Presentations

• The city of Los Altos, in conjunction with local fire and police department officials, has scheduled a “Senior-Focused Personal Emergency Preparedness” presentation 9 a.m. to noon Friday in Room 12. Topics include the impact of a disaster, health and wellness in the event of a natural catastrophe, fire safety, household hazardous materials, emergency planning and supply-kit preparation. Admission is free.

• The Joint Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Senior Commission has scheduled “Age Well, Drive Smart,” a cooperative effort between the CHP and DMV, 9 a.m., to 1 p.m. Oct. 17 in Room 8. The program will highlight information on the myths surrounding older drivers, compensating for age-related changes, a driving skills tuneup, the effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications, rules of the road, safe driving tips and transportation alternatives. Admission is free. Preregistration is required by Oct. 15. RSVP by calling the Senior Center.

• The League of Women Voters of the Los Altos-Mountain View Area has scheduled a “November Election Preview” 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Senior Center. The presentation will provide unbiased, nonpartisan information about the election, voting process and ballot measures.

Services

• Case managers from the Community Services Agency are available to assist seniors with filling out Advanced Health Care Directive and Physicians Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment forms. Thirty-minute appointments may be scheduled 10 a.m. the third Friday of every month. For more information, call Elizabeth Medina at 968-0836, ext. 126, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For appointments, call the Senior Center.

• Senior Center scholarships: The Los Altos City Council approved a Senior Commission recommendation to authorize eight scholarships of up to $200 for Senior Center membership. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying households. Applicants must reside in Los Altos and have an income of less than $38,500. To request an application, call Peggy Ford at 947-2790.

Activities

• Men’s Group: The Men’s Group meets 10 a.m. the first Thursday of every month in Room 10. The group invites single and married men to enjoy pastries and coffee as they chat with other men.

• Movie Day: 1 p.m. Oct. 5, Room 12. Featured movie is “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” rated PG-13, running time 2 hours and 4 minutes. Free to members, $1 for nonmembers. Popcorn and beverages will be served.

• Beginning Mah-Jongg, noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Annie Metz, who has played mah-jongg for more than 25 years, leads the class. Cost is $1 per class for members, $3 for nonmembers.

Volunteer

• Volunteer to man the front desk. Openings are available 8:30 a.m. to noon or noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays or on a substitute basis. Tasks include greeting participants, answering phones, refilling coffee, registering people for events and performing other small assignments as they arise. Computer skills preferred.

• Volunteer on the second and fourth Fridays of the month to help with luncheon preparation.

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