At the Senior Center, city residents can receive fellowship, services, and activities which enhance their involvement in and with the community. Daily lunches are served at the center. Recreational opportunities include arts, computer education, gardening, physical fitness activities, health screenings, and educational opportunities. Special luncheons, and entertainment are part of the program, and day trips, tours, are also coordinated for senior citizen participation. The center offers workshops and meetings to discuss a number of issues pertinent to seniors in our community. The Social Services component addresses senior benefits, insurance, housing, financial and legal matters, employment, health care, to name a few. Transportation to the center can be arranged for a senior who needs assistance. Call the Senior Center, at 626-355-7394 if you have questions.
The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department and the Senior Community Commission is seeking your assistance to find the 2014 Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American of the Year.
Nominated individuals must live in Sierra Madre, demonstrate outstanding community service and be age 60 or older. Nomination forms can be obtained from the Hart Park House Senior Center, Community Recreation Center, City Hall, Sierra Madre Public Library or by contacting the Senior Services Desk at (626) 355-7394.
Nominations are due by Tuesday, February 18, 2014 and can be dropped off at the Hart Park House Senior Center or mailed to City of Sierra Madre, c/o Older American Nomination, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. The Senior Community Commission will discuss nominees and announce the honoree at their regular scheduled meeting on Thursday, March 6, 2014 in the Sierra Madre City Council Chambers. The honoree will also be recognized at a reception held in their honor on Friday, May 9, 2014.
Previous Honorees include: Joan Crow, Jerry & Nan Carlton, Pat Alcorn, Fran Garbaccio, Ken Anhalt, Eph Konigsberg, Russ Anderson, George Throop, Loyal Camacho, John Grijalva, Joylouise Harte-Smith, James Heasley, Midge Morash, James Tyler, Isbella Paegal, Bonnie Garner, Rose Fafach, Ed Wellman, Celeste McCleary, Dorothy Tillquist, Doris Webster, Elsie Dannmayer, George Mauer & Karl Teigler.
Prepare for a Medical Emergency - File of Life Packets Available
Medical emergencies are almost always stressful for the patient and everyone in the patient’s household. The time to assemble important medical information is before the medical emergency occurs rather than during the actual medical crisis. Medical information assembled in a period of calm is likely to be more accurate and more thorough than information assembled in a moment of crisis.
The File of Life program enables Sierra Madre residents to compile important medical information into one complete packet and make it available to the local paramedics in case of a medical emergency. The information is stored in a plastic envelope in the resident’s refrigerator, and a decal on the resident’s front window alerts EMS personnel that the information is available on the premises.
File of Life Packets, made possible by the Senior Community Commission, can be obtained free of charge at the Hart Park House Senior Center or Sierra Madre Fire Department. Instructions for completing the packet will be provided upon pick up. For more information, please call the Hart Park House Senior Center at 626.355.7394.
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