Dollarhide Senior Center, 1108 North Oleander Ave, offers a variety of activities including information and referral, Dial-A-Ride, Dial-A-Taxi, social clubs, enrichment classes, excursions, nutrition, Braille, employment and MTA Bus Passes. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: 310-605-5688.
2011 Annual Thanksgiving Hoedown
Dollarhide Neighborhood Center will host its Thanksgiving Hoedown on Friday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the multipurpose room. The doors will open at 9 a.m. A $10 donation is required to participate. The event will include line dancing taught by Jimmie Dixon, a Western Fashion Parade, a catered lunch and gift raffles. Register at the front desk.
Flu shots available
On Nov. 16 The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will be at Dollarhide to offer flu vaccine to people who don’t have health insurance or whose healthcare provider does not offer flu vaccines. Flu shots are recommended for everyone six months of age and older, including healthy adults. Sign-ups are now being taken at the front desk. Flu shots will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for all Compton residents.
Closed for Thanksgiving:
Dollarhide Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. The center will resume normal hours of operation Monday, Nov. 28.
Compton initiative cleanup
The city of Compton has partnered with Justdogood.org to provide a series of cleanups in each City Council district. Seniors can have the exterior of their homes painted and trash removed from their property. To participate, obtain a registration form for the next scheduled cleanup, sponsored by the Compton Initiative.
Dollarhide Dial-A-Ride transportation program hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No transportation is provided between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to accommodate lunch breaks for drivers.
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank program will distribute a free food kit once a month. Kits will be distributed on every third Wednesday of the month. The next distribution is set for Nov. 16 between 9 and 11 a.m. Proof of income, Social Security or pension is required.
A new class on bingo is offered every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Bingo boards will be $1 per board per senior.