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.
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 June 2, 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.