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2021 Senior Services

CITY OF CLAREMONT:

The Claremont Senior Program is a vibrant, action-packed combination of a social gathering place, local fitness center, learning environment, volunteering headquarters, transportation hub and a tasty affordable dining destination. Programs offered are intended for a wide range of interests and needs for those over 50 years of age.
Popular offerings include walking, bicycle and exercise groups, social mixers for the newly-retired, educational topics, course auditing at the Claremont Colleges, trips throughout southern California, computer learning, an array of resources and so much more. For information about the city’s classes, support groups and more, visit claremontca.org or call (909) 399-5488.
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JOSLYN CENTER
660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont
Phone: (909) 399-5488
Fax: (909) 621-7320
Call for hours and programming.

BLAISDELL COMMUNITY CENTER
440 S. College Ave., Claremont
Phone: (909) 399-5367
Call for hours and programming.
Senior lunches are served during the week. Suggested donation for adults 60 and over is $2. This program is funded in part by the Los Angeles County Area Agency on Aging.

CALL College Auditing Program
The free Claremont Avenues for Lifelong Learning (CALL) Program is designed to give those 60 years of age and older an opportunity to audit courses at the Claremont Colleges. The CALL program will resume when the Claremont Colleges can safely return to in-person instruction.

Senior Computer Club
Get the most out of your personal computer and the software that goes with it! Specialized classes, including Introduction to Computers, Windows 7, Computer Genealogy, Digital Photography, Microsoft Word and Excel are available throughout the year. For information, visit cscclub.org.

AARP Smart Driver Course
This course is designed for people 55 and older who are seeking to sharpen their driving skills. After eight hours of instruction, a DMV certificate will be issued entitling participants to a discount on automobile insurance. A one-day renewal course is available for those who previously completed the full two-day course.

Dial-A-Ride
Curb-to-curb, shared ride cab service that offers reliable transportation at a reasonable price. Whether you are visiting, shopping, going to medical appointments, or to and from work, Claremont Dial-a-Ride is available. For information, call (909) 623-0183.

Get About
A door-to-door transportation service for registered seniors (age 60 and older) and disabled people of any age to any destination within Claremont, La Verne, Pomona and San Dimas, and to selected destinations in adjacent areas (e.g. Montclair Plaza). To reserve a ride, call (909) 596-5964.

Resource and Referral Services
Claremont’s Human Services Department offers resources for residents of all ages. To find out more, call (909) 399-5488.

HOSPICE:

VNA HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE
of Southern California
150 W. First St., Ste. 270, Claremont
624-3574 or (800) 969-4862 • vnasocal.com
VNA Hospice and Palliative Care of Southern California is a nonprofit, Medicare-certified home health care and hospice organization based in Claremont. VNA’s multidisciplinary team of physicians, registered nurses, case managers, medical social workers, therapists, chaplains, home health aides, bereavement counselors and hospice volunteers provides pain and symptom management, spiritual comfort, family education, bereavement groups and emotional support for patients. Volunteers contact (909) 447-7375 or email sbressler@vnasocal.org.

OTHER SERVICES:

AGING NEXT
141 Spring St., Claremont • agingnext.org
AgingNext offers free and low-cost access to programs that help seniors live more fulfilling lives while aging in the comfort of their own home. For 45 years we have been helping families create aging plans that work. Our comprehensive solutions, education and guidance help families plan ahead and keep seniors living longer, more fulfilling and independent lives. Our programs include AgingNext Village, Ride-and-Go, Memory Care Center, Resource Specialists, Care Partners and Volunteers.
AgingNext Village
AgingNext Village is a membership based group of older adults who have come together for the sole purpose of helping each other age at home happily, successfully and with confidence. When you join the Village, you immediately gain access to a whole new world filled with fun social outings, new friendships, educational speakers, local trips, book clubs, discussion groups and more. In addition, the Village offers services such as rides, a handyman, tech help and more. If and when you need these services, our Village volunteers are ready to provide extra assistance with tasks that are no longer as easy as they once were.
Memory Care Center
The AgingNext Memory Care Center serves as a safe, loving environment for older adults with memory impairment. All participants receive individualized and group attention, socialization and peer support. Caregivers can take a break knowing their loved ones are well taken care of. Whether you need care for an entire day or a half day, our memory care experts are here to help.

RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES:

CLAREMONT MANOR
650 Harrison Ave., Claremont
626-1227 • claremontmanor.org
Claremont Manor is an award-winning retirement community located near the rich arts and culture of Claremont Village. We offer four levels of care with no entrance fees.
Independent living, Truly Yours assisted living and personal care services, Summer House memory care, 59-bed Medicare-certified skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, apartments and homes, restaurant-style dining, wide range of life enrichment opportunities.

CLAREMONT PLACE
120 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont
962-8609 • claremontplace.com
With a capacity for 93 residents, Claremont Place offers assisted living, memory care and activities that meet the needs of each resident. Known as the “Party Place,” volunteers are needed to socialize, play games and assist with parties, dances and other functions, as well as perform clerical duties.

COUNTRY VILLA
590 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,
Claremont • 624-4511
Country Villa offers complex medical care, rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing care in its 99-bed facility. Volunteers needed to help with activities, assist with outings and special events and to share any special talents.

HILLCREST
2705 Mountain View Dr., La Verne, 91750
(909) 392-4111 • livingathillcrest.org
info@livingathillcrest.org
Engaging in a fulfilling lifestyle is so much more than where you live. It’s the people and opportunities that surround you. Hillcrest is more than a senior living community that nurtures your mind, body and spirit. At Hillcrest, you’ll find living arrangements as diverse as our residents. Set in the beautiful, tree-lined streets of La Verne, Hillcrest is a distinct senior living community with residents who are active volunteers, students, thespians, athletes, woodworkers, artists and gardeners. Conveniently located, the campus is easily accessible and surrounded by recreational opportunities, great services and exceptional health care.

MT. SAN ANTONIO GARDENS
900 E. Harrison Ave., Pomona
624-5061 • msagardens.org
Mt. San Antonio Gardens is a non-profit, nationally accredited Life Care senior community, celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. Approximately 500 residents make the Gardens their home, surrounded by 31 acres of inspiring landscaped grounds. Residents are actively engaged in all aspects of this vibrant community, including governance, operational decision-making, and self-directed programming. The Life Care contract type provides for a secure future, with more predictable healthcare costs, regardless of eventual need for Assisted Living, Memory Care or Skilled Nursing services. The security, convenience, and amenities offered by Mt. San Antonio Gardens enable residents to focus on interests and involvements that bring fulfillment to their lives.

PILGRIM PLACE
625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont
399-5500 • pilgrimplace.org
Pilgrim Place, a senior retirement community is the collective spirit of those called to careers in religious or charitable non-profit organizations who wish to reside in an intellectually stimulating, ecologically sensitive, active environment. The nonprofit organization is home to over 350 residents and provides independent housing, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitative care. The 65-bed Health Services Center cares for residents from Claremont and beyond in a supportive and nurturing environment.

SUNRISE ASSISTED LIVING CENTER
2053 N. Towne Ave., Claremont
398-4688
With beds for 66 residents, Sunrise offers assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, nursing, rehab, hospice care and short-term stays. The center provides for the social, spiritual, physical, cognitive and creative needs of each resident, focusing on Alzheimer’s sufferers. Volunteers needed.

TRANSPORTATION:

CLAREMONT DIAL-A-RIDE
623-0183 or 711 (hearing impaired)
Pomona Valley Transportation
Authority • 596-7664
pvtrans.org/programs/
claremont-dial-a-ride/
Claremont Community Services
399-5431 • ci.claremont.ca.us
Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seniors, disabled persons and children under age 16 can travel 24 hours per day, seven days a week. General public $2.50; senior (60-plus) and disabled $1.50; book of 10 tickets (seniors and disabled) $15; Book of 10 tickets (general public) $25; Pre-scheduled group (six-plus service) cost per rider $1. Claremont Dial-a-Ride is open to everyone in the service area (children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult). Service is provided within Claremont and to medical facilities in the Pomona Valley Medical Center, the Montclair Plaza and Montclair Transit Center. Dial-a-Ride offers transfers to Foothill Transit and the Metrolink station at the Claremont Depot. Call at least one hour before desired pick-up time. Pick-ups will typically be made within 45 minutes of request. Get About 12-ride ticket books are available for Claremont residents who are senior citizens aged 60 and up or disabled. Ticket books may be purchased at city hall, and the Joslyn, Hughes and Blaisdell Centers.

FOOTHILL TRANSIT
Claremont Depot, 200 W. First St.,
Claremont • (800) RIDE-INFO
foothilltransit.org
More than 30 different bus routes in the San Gabriel/Pomona Valley. Offers express service to downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena from Claremont; service from the Metrolink station and from local park-and-ride lots. Call for full information on routes and scheduling. Fees: Base fare is $1.75 for adults and students, $.75 for seniors and disabled, 5 and under free (up to two children). A 31-day pass is $60 for adults, $30 for seniors 62 and older, and disabled, $40 for students through grade 12 and for full-time college students with ID.

GET ABOUT
2120 W. Foothill Blvd., Ste. 116
La Verne • 596-5964
pvtrans.org/programs/get-about/
Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Does not run on major holidays.
Get About provides personal door-to-door transportation to seniors and disabled residents of Pomona, Claremont, La Verne and San Dimas, with destinations including the Montclair Plaza and Doctor’s Hospital area. The door-to-door service allows access to a full, normal range of activities and life-supporting services and may be used for shopping and social activities, as well as business and medical trips. Those using the service must be registered with Get About and must make reservations 24 hours in advance. Free transportation to and from senior centers; otherwise, the cost is $1 each way. Packs of 12 tickets are $10.

VETERANS:

AMERICAN LEGION
The American Legion
Ontario—Post 112 • 984-3811
310 W. Emporia St., Ontario
legion.org

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS
www.dav.org
Covina—Joseph Gibbs #44
330 N. Azusa Ave., West Covina

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW)
www.vfw.org

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