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The safety of Manhattan Beach participants, employees, volunteers and members of the community remains the top priority and the City of Manhattan Beach is taking appropriate action to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Following recommendations from California Governor Gavin Newsom, the California Department of Public Health, the CDC and the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, to ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, the City of Manhattan Beach is closing all community facilities and canceling classes, events and programs through the end of April. For activities scheduled to end in March or April, participants will receive a partial refund. All classes scheduled to begin in April will be canceled and participants will be issued a refund within the next 7 to 10 days. With an abundance of caution, the following facilities and fields will be closed:
  • Joslyn Community Center
  • Live Oak Rec Hall, Ceramics Studio, Live Oak Field
  • Manhattan Heights Community Center and Baseball Fields
  • Manhattan Beach Art Center
  • Marine Avenue Park Baseball Field and Community Center
  • Marine Sports Complex 
  • Begg Pool and Mira Costa Pool
  • MBUSD Athletic Fields
  • Mira Costa Tennis Courts
Additionally, the following events will be canceled or postponed:

Senior and Scout House Community Center Gala
Volunteer Appreciation Event
Older Adults Health Fair
Family Camp Out

All park reservations through the end of April will be canceled and customers will receive a full refund. Tennis and basketball courts and all City parks will remain open during daylight hours. 

The City is closely monitoring updates about the coronavirus from a variety of sources and previously announced two reported cases. Information regarding the coronavirus is changing frequently. For accurate and up to date information about COVID-19, please visit DPH’s website, the City’s website, sign up for eNotifications and Nixle public safety alerts, and follow the City on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, and Instagram.

The nine-member committee works in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department’s Older Adults Program to make recommendations regarding the delivery of senior programs, activities and policies. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM at the Joslyn Center. For more information, feel free to contact the Senior Advisory Committee Liaison at (310) 802-5447 or via email.

Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) Members

seat Member
Original Term appointment
current term expires
1. Wayne Powell, At-large

July 2017
July 2021
2. Diane Campisi, At-large
  July 2014
July 2020
3. Dayle Eisenhauer, At-large
  February 2015
July 2020
4. Steve DeBaets, At-large
  July 2013
July 2021
5. Marcia Gelfand, At-large
  July 2015
July 2021
6. Audrey Hodgson, At-large
  July 2018
July 2020
7. Karen Russo, Senior Resources Committee Representative
  N/A N/A
8. Jean Steinmetz, Joslyn Club Representative
  N/A N/A
9. Ken Thompson, Manhattan Heights Club Representative
  N/A  N/A
10. Laurie McCarthy, Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Appointed Liaison to SAC
  N/A N/A

 


Senior Advisory Committee Applications
The City of Manhattan Beach will accept applications on an ongoing basis from residents interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Committee (SAC). When vacancies occur, your application will be considered and you will be contacted.

 

Members shall meet any one or more of the following criteria:

  • Are interested or knowledgeable in the aging field or senior citizen issues
  • Have prior experience in community projects or activities
  • Have prior experience in a community based organization

Additionally, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Are 18 years of age or older. 2/3 of the SAC should be 55 or over.
  • Applicants should have the ability to take an active role in SAC meetings and projects and participate in senior center programs and activities
  • Not currently serving on a City commission
  • Live, work or are active in the City of Manhattan Beach or have professional expertise relating to senior issues

You may download an application (PDF) or pick one up at City Hall Parks and Recreation Department, 1400 Highland Avenue Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.  Applications will be kept on file and considered as vacancies occur.

Drop off completed applications to the Parks and Recreation Department located in City Hall, 1400 Highland Avenue or e-mail them to the Senior Advisory Committee Liaison or send by fax to (310) 802-5401. 

Upcoming meetings will be posted on the Older Adults Calendar. For more information, contact the Senior Advisory Committee Liaison at (310) 802-5447 or via email.

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Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting

  • Date: 09/10/2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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The nine-member Senior Advisory Committee works in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department’s Older Adults Program to make recommendations regarding the delivery of senior programs, activities and policies. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM at the Joslyn Community Center. For more information, feel free to contact the Senior Advisory Committee Liaison at (310) 802-5407.

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