Fillmore Senior Center News

What Actually is a Senior Center ?
A Senior Center is a place in a community where seniors can gather for support, socialization, fitness and/or other services provided for older people 55 plus. Senior centers are important as many older people live alone and don't see family members regularly. The resources and activities available at senior centers help many older people remain a vital part of their community. There may be a small donation fee required to cover costs for special classes or field trips. The main idea behind a senior center is to provide a welcoming environment for all seniors in the community interested in taking part in the group atmosphere.
The Fillmore’s Senior Center, located at 533 Santa Clara Street in Fillmore, is completely funded by donations to keep it going. Volunteers and staff work together to organize the programs, services and activities at the centers. The seniors themselves also often volunteer at the center. Senior center staff may provide referrals to services for seniors such as meal delivery or home care aide services. For some seniors, the center may be their only source of socialization with people their own age so a senior center can fulfill a very important role in society.

The Senior Center will be “Closed” on Fridays, except If there is a special event scheduled. So many of our seniors are away on vacation, it has been decided to “temporarily” close on Fridays. Please watch the news paper for update and special events that may be scheduled. Hope to see everyone back in the fall.
Our Next Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Support Group will meet on August 13th. in the Senior Center Library from 9:00 – 10:30 A.M. This is a great opportunity for those caring for their love ones to step back, take a moment to breath, to share & learn from others going though the same frustrations of repeating information and worrying what’s going to happen to their loved ones. Norma Featherston from the Alzheimer’s Association along with Ted Stekkinger volunteer their time to facilitate the group.
Book Club Starting August 15th, Will meet on Wednesdays, at 10:00 AM. They will be discussing “The 80 Dollar Champion” by Elizabeth Letts. Also, recommended reading “When The Killing’s Done” by T.C. Boyle.
It’s time to get your reservations in for the AARP Driver Safety Class: The class is set for Monday, August 20th for the first part and Thursday, August 23rd for the second part from 9-1pm. The class is designed to help individuals tune up their driving skills and refresh all the rules of the road. The class fee is $12 for AARP member and $14 for non-members. Please, call by August 18th. and let us know your coming 524-4533
New Seniorcize Classes will start Monday, August 13th, for more information call Jaci at 805-901-0587
Yoga Classes are on Tuesday & Thursday’s at 9:00 AM. Yoga is a 5000 year old system of discipline & practice that coordinates mind, body. Benefits include – Better muscle tone, Improved posture, Increased breath capacity, Better sleep & relaxation, Improved circulation & energy. It is also great pain management for joints, back & headaches. Come to a class with an empty stomach, bare feet, loose clothing and water bottle. Class donation is $3.00

533 Santa Clara Street P.O. Box 335 Fillmore, CA 93015
Scheduled Activities & Programs
Phone 524-4533 (
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday
9:00 Coffee and Pastries
(Compliments of Starbucks)
11:30 Lunch Monday through Thursday Only
(Please call 524-3756 by 10:30 if your having lunch)
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
Thursday August 2nd. 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
8:00 Seniorcize Class (make-up class)
10:00 Watercolor Class
11:30 Ping Pong (Available)
Friday August 3rd. 2012
Fridays Closed for Summer
Except for Special Events
watch for announcements
Monday August 6th. 2012
8:00 Senior Walk
8:00-10 Open Computer Room
8:45 Tai Chi Class
10:00 Sketching Class
10:30 Seniorcize Class
Tuesday August 7th, 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:00 Yoga Class
10:00 -1:00 Bingo/Loteria
10:00 -11:30 Art Composition Class
(Teachers Back  )
11:30 NO Salad Bar Today
Wednesday August 8th. 2012
8:00 Open Computer Room
9:00 Co-Ed WII Bowling ( New Day)
9:00 Busy Hands (New Day)
10:30 -11:30 Line Dancing
11:30 Lunch