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Activities / Classes

Updated January 30, 2013

Types of Activities / Classes

Fitness and Wellness Programs

The Center offers a variety of fitness and wellness programs to help seniors take charge of their health. Fitness classes include personalized workouts, yoga, Longevity Stick, Pilates, Piyo, Zumba, chair exercises, fitness ball, and aerobic classes. A variety of coed sports like volleyball, softball and Wii™ Bowling are also offered. Wellness programs include healthy nutrition workshops and low-fat cooking classes.

Recreational Activities

A combination of structured and informal recreational opportunities are available at the Center. Senior citizens may come to the Center to play bingo and bridge, watch movies, take dance lessons, sing Karaoke, play Wei Qi, take laughter and humor classes, learn a new art or craft, sign up for day excursions, or just drop in to play a game of billiards or ping-pong with friends.

Enrichment Activities

A combination of enrichment and educational programs are available at the Center. Decorative painting, ceramics, guitar, literature, hula and ukulele classes, special interest classes, and music are just a few of the classes offered to seniors.

Human Services

The Cerritos Senior Center provides counseling and social services in the areas of legal aid, notary tax-preparation assistance, Social Security, Medicare and health. The Center encourages seniors to take charge of their own wellness by offering a variety of wellness and informational lectures and programs. Additionally, staff is available to provide seniors basic information and referral on senior issues. The Center also offers a daily hot lunch provided by Human Services Association (HSA). Cerritos resident handicapped and homebound seniors can access Home Delivered Meals by calling (562) 806-5400. A Candlelight Dinner is provided on the first Tuesday of the month. There is also a biweekly blood pressure screening and other screenings offered as needed. In addition, the Center's Reading Library carries a variety of resource materials and provides access to the Cerritos Public Library's on-line catalog.

Education

Educational classes, conducted by representatives of various agencies, as well as informative workshops, are available at the Center. Developing healthy lifestyles, reducing medical costs, understanding Medicare, and safe-driving techniques are some of the topics addressed in Center workshops and classes.

Special Events

The Center offers seasonal special events. These events include an annual Women's Day Luncheon, a Health, Safety and Information Fair, and a Father's Day celebration. The Center also has dinner and dancing for seasonal celebrations.

Newsletter Subscription

To stay informed of the many classes and activities at the Center, seniors can subscribe to the Center's quarterly newsletter. The newsletter is free-of-charge for Cerritos resident seniors. Non-resident seniors can subscribe by sending a completed subscription form and a $7 check to the Senior Center. For more information, call (562) 916-8550. To subscribe, submit our on-line "Senior Connection" Subscription Form.

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