Dollarhide Senior Center, 1108 North Oleander Ave., offers a variety of activities including information and referral, Dial-ARide, 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.
Mother’s Day Celebration
The Mother’s Day celebration will be held on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program will honor the achievements of all seniors in the community. The Compton Red Hatters will co-host the event. Ladies should come dressed in purple and red and wearing a hat. The event will include a hat show featuring the millinery class, entertainment and a talk on words of wisdom. Lunch will be provided by Ken Wilson’s Catering. Cost is $10 per guest. Parking will be available at Curry Temple. Gates will open at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are available at the front desk.
Rep. Laura Richardson will hold a senior briefing and luncheon on May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Juanita Millender–McDonald Center, 801 E. Carson St., in Carson. Transportation will be provided. The Dollarhide line dance class will perform. Sign up at the front desk.
Central Coast Tour
Dollarhide tour will visit Morro Bay, San Simeon, Big Sur and Carmel- By-The –Sea on this three-day adventure along Highway 1. Highlights will include a two-night stay at a four-star beachside resort, an afternoon lunch cruise in Morro Bay, a stop at San Simeon, a welcome dinner in picturesque Cambria Pine Lodge, a lunch at the Tap Room in Pebble Beach, a bonfire with toasted marshmallows and a buffet breakfast each morning at the hotel. The trip is scheduled to depart from Dollarhide on May 23 at 7 a.m. and return on May 25 at 7 p.m. The cost of the trip is $265 per person double occupancy. Add $120 for single supplement with a deposit of $50 due at sign-up. Deadline to submit all payments is May 8, 2012.
National Senior Health & Fitness Day
On Wednesday, May 30, more than 100,000 older adults will participant in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. The common goal for this day is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. In keeping with the tradition established 17 years ago, Dollarhide Neighborhood Senior Center will host a health and fitness day on May 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events will include a health fair, health screenings, nutritional seminars and aerobic exercises.
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 April 18, 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.
Art class meets weekly from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Art helps students exercise their brains and teaches organization and design. Students will learn to develop techniques like shading, blending, scumbling and more. Sign up at front desk.
Ceramics classes are regularly scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Classes are for beginners through advanced and cover all aspects of the crafts.
Taxi vouchers available now
Taxi vouchers are available for the cost of $10 per booklet. To purchase, you must be 55 or older and must have proof of Compton residency, such as a utility bill, a California driver’s license, identification card, Social Security card or medical card. If disabled, you must be between 18 and 54 years of age with a physician’s verification. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Pamela Coleman at 310-605-5694. The new location for the taxi voucher program is 600 North Alameda St., Room 12. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.