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Claremont senior program information

Happy September! This month commemorates Labor Day (9/6), Patriot Day (9/11), Grandparents’ Day (9/12), and Native American Day (9/24).

Staff are available at the Joslyn Center to answer questions Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling (909) 399-5488 or emailing joslyncenter@ci.claremont.ca.us.
The Claremont Senior Program office and activities will be closed on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day.

The Claremont Senior Program provides boxed lunches to-go for adults 60+ on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in front of the Joslyn Center. The drive-through meal distribution is first-come, first-served, while supplies last. Any L.A. County resident 60+ is welcome to utilize this service.

For citywide updates on COVID-19 cases, health order highlights, and more, visit the city’s informational COVID-19 page.

Fall classes through Claremont Human Services
Fall registration is here! As we turn over a new leaf and leave summer behind, now is the time to register for fall classes and activities offered through Claremont Human Services. Click the image to see the city’s recreation brochure, or visit www.claremontrec.com for info.

Mahjong Mondays — now resuming outdoors!
Join this weekly Mahjong group for fun drop-in play on the Joslyn Center’s patio on Monday mornings. Enjoy friendly competition, making new friends, and the fresh morning air! Those who are not fully vaccinated from COVID-19 must wear a mask when participating in this activity.
Mondays (except 9/6)
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Joslyn Center patio

Women’s self-defense class
This is a comprehensive seminar covering practical and effective self-defense techniques geared towards women. Course content is based on the psychology of victim avoidance combined with effective grappling, striking, and escapes utilized in martial arts. Women will be empowered with the tools and knowledge to improve their awareness in order to avoid dangerous situations. Pre-registration is required by calling (909) 399-5490 or clicking the link below.
Saturday, September 18
Noon to 2 p.m.
Alexander Hughes Community Center

Writing Workshop begins on Zoom
The Writing Workshop is currently accepting new members to join this group, which welcomes writers of all genres and experience levels who seek feedback on their work. Fellow writers in this safe space evaluate each other’s writing on elements such as organization, plot, setting, character development, point of view, and overall effectiveness. Due to COVID-19, the Writing Workshop currently meets virtually via Zoom every Wednesday at 9 a.m. If you are interested in joining this dynamic group, call the Joslyn Center at (909) 399-5488.
Wednesdays
9 a.m. to noon
(Zoom only)

Virtual vitality services from Inter Valley Health Plan
Our program partner, Inter Valley Health Plan, offers an array of free, interactive classes as part of their virtual “Vitality Series.” Classes are held online and reservations are required. To RSVP, call (800) 886-4471 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To register online or to see their full schedule of free classes, visit ivhp.com/vitality. Check out one of September’s offerings:
Cooking with the Grandkids
Thursday, September 16 at 10 a.m.
Here is another fun way to celebrate Grandparents Day! Join a Cal Poly Pomona dietician as she explains ideas on how you can make healthy eating a fun learning experience for you and your grandchildren.

GMOs: What you Need to Know – Wednesday, September 1 at 11 a.m.
What is the controversy over genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? Are they safe to consume, and do they make food taste differently? A Cal Poly Pomona dietician will discuss these questions and more.

Herbs & Spices & MSG, Oh MY! – Friday, September 3 at noon.
Learn about the different herbs and spices that you can use to flavor your food in the place of salt, saturated fats, and sweets. Learn how they may enhance your food and your health! Also discussed will be the health concerns of MSG, a flavor enhancer that is used by many manufacturers and fast food chains.

Creative Caregiving – Wednesday, September 8 at 1 p.m.
Darlene Merkler of Inland Caregiver Resource Center will discuss creative ways to care for your loved one that will enhance your life and the life of the one you care for.

Master Gardener: “Grands” in the Garden – Thursday, September 9 at 1 p.m.
Grandparents Day is coming up! Learn about gardening activities that you can involve your grandchildren in that are fun and educational at the same time.

Cooking with the Grandkids – Thursday, September 16 at 10 a.m.
Here is another fun way to celebrate Grandparents Day! Join a Cal Poly Pomona dietician as she explains ideas on how you can make healthy eating a fun learning experience for you and your grandchildren.

City updates and COVID-19 resources
Below are some announcements and resources regarding COVID-19 and pandemic-related issues that may be of interest to you:

Tri City Mental Health Services hosting a COVID Vaccine & Health Clinic on August 31

Consumer Action hosting free webinar, “Distinguishing between vaccine fact and fiction,” on September 21

Additional third vaccine dose will be available to certain immunocompromised people

FDA grants full approval to the Pfizer vaccine

 

 

 

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