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Updates for Manhattan Beach Older Adults

City has established a dedicated phone number for older adults who may need assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. Older Adults Hotline: (310) 802-5010.

Older Adults Program is now on ZOOM
May 7, 2020 As Manhattan Beach residents observe the public health orders to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic, the Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce Older Adults programming on Zoom. Check out the Zoom tab on the Healthy at Home webpage to participate LIVE with other older adults in: 

Agility, Balance and Coordination
Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Zumba Gold
Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Movies with Bob
Thursdays from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Movies for next week's discussion:
Upside
Me Before You
The Bodyguard
 

You can also view NEW weekly content in the Older Adults tab on the Healthy at Home webpage, such as Living in Your Good - Meditation with Jaqueline from Older Adults Program, Yoga with Eden and more.

Zoom - Agility Balance and Coordination

 

Healthy AT HOMEHealthy at Home for Older Adults
April 15, 2020 As Manhattan Beach residents observe the public health orders to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic, the Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the new “Healthy at Home” virtual recreation program in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and business community. The new program is being launched to provide the community with additional options for staying active and healthy at home and includes instructional fitness and overall wellness videos, printables, and healthy tips.

During these uncertain times, it is natural to feel a sense of anxiety, loneliness, and uneasiness as your day to day routines have changed. It becomes more important than ever to maintain social relationships, exercise regularly, eat healthy, and develop routines. In collaboration with class instructors, staff, youth sport organizations, and local businesses, the “Healthy at Home” initiative serves to provide residents of all ages with virtual arts, craft and cooking projects, fitness and instructional classes, and various tips and tools to stay grounded, active and positive from the comfort of their homes. There is even a tab for classes and activities for older adults! 

Older Adults Assistance  COVID-19City Coordinates Resource Delivery for Older Adults through Community Partnerships
March 23, 2020 Utilizing various community partnerships, the City of Manhattan Beach has coordinated a resource delivery program that serves older adults that need assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. Older adults can now call the City’s Older Adult hotline at (310) 802-5010 and coordinate meals, transportation, medication, groceries, or other essential items from community and City employee volunteers. Read more...City Coordinates Resource Delivery for Older Adults through Community Partnerships (PDF)

AARP Tax Aid Program
Call 1-888-227-7669 for alternative tax filing options

Grocery Store and Pharmacy hours for Older Adults
Updated March 26, 2020 - Local grocery stores have been altering their hours to accommodate older adults and some "vulnerable" shopper" individuals. Please see the chart below or download the Oder Adults Grocery Store Hours List (PDF).

Store Hours Additional Information
99¢ Only Stores 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Tuesday and Thursday) 2701 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 • (310) 536-9221
For seniors 65+, pregnant women, disabled with compromised immune systems.
Safeway Stores (Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions) 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Tuesday and Thursday) 410 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 379-3051
For “vulnerable shoppers," including senior citizens and other at-risk populations, such as pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems. The company is also "asking customers to respect quantity limits of select, high-demand items (like hand sanitizers and household cleaners) to help ensure more of our neighbors can find the products they need."
Big Lots 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (Daily) 1207 Aviation Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 • (310) 374-4044
All stores are reserving the first hour of each day for our senior citizens and those most vulnerable to this virus.
COSTCO 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Monday through Friday) 14501 Hindry Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250 • (310) 727-0403
For seniors 60+. No other guests will be admitted during that hour.
Dollar General Open for the first hour 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM 1000 South La Brea Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301 • (424) 331-0411
For seniors 60+. No other guests will be admitted during that hour. The retailer is "strongly encouraging" shoppers who are not considered high-risk to avoid visiting stores during the first hour of opening, reserving that time for seniors. Dollar General also will close all stores an hour early every day for cleaning, restocking and to give workers a bit of a break.
Fishbar Marketplace Open for the first two hours 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 3801 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 796-0200
For seniors 55+. Option to download and email your grocery list for easy pick-up.
Food For Less Open for the first half hour 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) 14500 Ocean Gate Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250 • (310) 644-1183
Gelson's 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Daily) 707 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (424) 452-0412
Home Delivery Offered or Pre-Order In-Store Pick-Up Offered
For seniors 65+
Grow Market 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Daily) 1830 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 545-2904
Home Delivery Offered
Lazy Acres

6:00 AM to 7:00 AM

(Daily)

 2510 California Route 1, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 • (424) 260-1400.
For seniors 62+
Mother's Market 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Wednesday Only) 1700 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 844-6232
Seniors 60+
Northgate Gonzales Market 7:00 AM (Daily) 3930 West Rosecrans Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250 • (310) 973-1079
For senior and disabled customers.
Ralph's 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM (Daily) 2700 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 546-2472
For seniors 65+ and must show ID.
Smart and Final 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM (Daily) 1516 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 • (310) 540-6157
615 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 • (310) 372-2852
15205 Hawthorne Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260 • (310) 973-2355
21035 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503 • (310) 540-1848
17500 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504 • (310) 538-5329
Seniors 65+ and disabled
Superior Grocers 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM (Daily) Hawthorne, 12630 Hawthorne Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250 • (424) 348-2083
Gardena, 1500 Crenshaw Boulevard, Gardena, CA 90249 • (310) 538-5411
Inglewood, 11202 South Crenshaw Boulevard., Inglewood, CA 90303 • (323) 757-6012
Seniors 65+ and disabled
Target First hour of opening 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Wednesdays Only) 1200 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 546-5601
For "vulnerable guests," including the elderly and those with underlying health concerns. The company is encouraging others to shop outside of that time. The retailer is also cutting its opening hours, closing all stores at 9:00 PM local time and is enforcing limits on how many items of particularly high-demand products one shopper can buy.
Trader Joe's Varies by store, but typically open for seniors 15-30 minutes earlier than the store hours of 9:00 AM Trader Joe's Manhattan Beach Blvd (34), 1821 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 372-1274

Trader Joe's Manhattan Beach Blvd (106), 1800 Rosecrans Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (310) 725-9800
Walmart One hour before opening 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM (Tuesdays Only) March 24 through April 28 Walmart will offer hour-long senior shopping for customers aged 60+. Check location hours before going. Walmart will be temporarily closing Auto Care Centers and imposing per-person restrictions on paper products, milk, eggs, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, water, diapers, wipes, formula and baby food.
Walgreens  One hour before opening 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Tuesdays Only)

Walgreens Manhattan Beach, 2400 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 • (424) 241-1950

Walgreens will offer hour-long senior shopping for customers aged 55+.

Whole Foods One hour before opening 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Daily) Plaza El Segundo, 760 South Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, CA 90245 • (310) 333-1900

Redondo Beach, 405 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 • (310) 376-6931

For customers who are 60+ under each store's new adjusted hours. Whole Foods also says its locations will close to shoppers "up to two hours early," though they will remain open for pickup and Amazon Prime delivery.

City Facility and Event Programming Changes
Manhattan Beach, CA (March 13, 2020) – In response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Manhattan Beach has closed the Joslyn Community Center and cancelled all Older Adult Programming until the end of April 2020. This action is taken out of an abundance of caution, and to protect the health and safety of the public, and older adults in particular that are vulnerable to COVID-19. In addition, following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City has postponed or cancelled special events with large public gatherings until the end of April 2020. Read more...download the City Facility and Event Programming Changes (PDF) Press Release.

City Takes Additional Actions to Address Coronavirus Pandemic
Manhattan Beach, CA (March 13, 2020) – As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, the Manhattan Beach City Council took additional actions to protect the health and safety of the public. Read more...download the City Takes Additional Actions to Address Coronavirus Pandemic (PDF) Press Release.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the City of Manhattan Beach will continue to provide updates. 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.

For questions on the implementation of the State and County’s Order and new City measures related to addressing COVID-19, please send them via email.


Below you will find classes and activities that fall under the categories of Arts and Crafts, Clubs, Dining, Drama, Entertainment, and Fitness Classes. If the class or activity you are looking for is not listed below, try looking on the Games to What's New webpage. All of these categories and the classes/activities listed under each category are based on the monthly MB Senior Newsletter.


Arts and Crafts - CANCELLED through April 2020

Color Your World - CANCELLED through April 2020

Day Time Cost Location

Every Tuesday

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Coloring has the therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus, and bring about more mindfulness. Like meditation, coloring allows the brain to switch off other thoughts and focus. Plus, it's fun! All skill levels are welcome. Pencils and some coloring books are provided, but you're welcome to bring your own.

Craft Club - CANCELLED through April 2020

Day Time Cost Location
Every Wednesday
 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

This is a drop-in crafts club every Wednesday for all older adults interested in sharing craft ideas and making fun and useful gifts. Bring your own lunch and a project to work on.

Jewelry Class Workshop - CANCELLED through April 2020

Date Time Cost Location
reservations 
Cancelled
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
 For reservations
call (310) 802-5430

Join us to meet some new people, have fun, and learn the craft of Jewelry Making! We will use basic jewelry skills, making bracelets and other projects, using large colorful beads. If you have interesting jewelry you started working on and your own supplies, please bring them to the workshop!

Renewal Through Art - CANCELLED through April 2020

Day Time Cost Location
Every Thursday 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Free Scout House
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Experiment with a variety of art materials and techniques, engage imagination and connect art making to your inner self.

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Clubs - CANCELLED through April 2020

Manhattan Beach Senior Citizen Clubs - CANCELLED through April 2020

Club Activity Time Days
MB Senior Club (Joslyn Community Center) Business Meeting 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM First Monday of the month
Bingo, Snacks, and White Elephant Sale 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM First and third Monday of the month
Manhattan Heights Club (Manhattan Heights Community Center) Business Meeting, Luncheon (Free for members; $5.00 for non-members) 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM March 13th
Bingo, Snacks, and White Elephant Sale 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM Fridays

Book Club - CANCELLED through April 2020

Date  Book  TIME  Cost  location
CANCELLED - Thursday, March 26th
Radium Girls
5:30 PM to
7:30 PM
 Free  Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA
CANCELLED - Thursday, April  23rd
The Alice Network
Thursday, May 28th
The China Study
Thursday, June 28th
News of the World

The goal of the Book Club is to promote stimulating talk, suggest great books to read, and encourage friendships. Everyone will have an opportunity to participate. We will have rotating facilitators to select the books and lead discussions. Make new friends, renew friendships and have fun! Would you be in becoming the facilitator of the book club? If you are interested please call the Older Adults Program at (310) 802-5430.

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Dining - CANCELLED through April 2020

Lunch Bunch and Lunch Bunch 2.0 - CANCELLED through April 2020

Day Time Cost Location Reservation
Lunch Bunch is every Tuesday and Lunch Bunch 2.0 is every Thursday 11:30 AM

$4 Manhattan Beach Residents
$6 Nonresidents

$1 off if you bring  your own silverware

Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
For reservations call (310) 802-5430 at least 24 hours in advance

Lunch Bunch and Lunch Bunch 2.0 are two weekly nutrition programs held every Tuesday and Thursday at the Joslyn Community Center. The program is designed especially for Manhattan Beach residents aged 55 or above. It affords an opportunity to make new friends while you enjoy a delicious lunch. The lunch is catered by local South Bay businesses. Go to the Dining section of the Newsletter for more detailed information.

Older Adults Night on the Town - CANCELLED through April 2020

Day Time Cost Information Reservation
Every Wednesday 5:00 PM Varies For exact times, cost, restaurants, etc. please visit the Older Adults Night on the Town webpage. For reservations call (310) 545-3500

You are cordially invited to attend the ever popular Older Adults Night on the Town, a unique dining experience that will introduce you to a different Manhattan Beach restaurant every Wednesday. Seating is limited and reservations will be taken on a first call first serve basis.

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Drama - CANCELLED through April 2020

Acting Out Again - CANCELLED through April 2020

Day Time Cost Location
Second and Fourth Monday of the month 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

It is a cooperative venture with Linda Lytle and Darryl Potik facilitating. The goal is to develop acting and speaking skills for the novice actor as well as those with some experience. Those who aren’t sure about joining such a venture are welcome to participate as an audience member. However, the goal is to participate in a live performance one a year at the Joslyn Community Center. So, if you aren’t interested in performing, there is always a need for stagehands and other necessary help. (Memorization is not required)

Stage Time! Play Reading and Improv - CANCELLED through April 2020

Day Time Cost Location
First Tuesday of every month 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Fun and adventure awaits as you embark on a journey of discovery through the performing arts. Whether seasoned performer or neophyte yearning to try something new, you’ll find an outlet for those creative urges. Anything goes: drama, comedy, music, dance –even improv. KC Johnson and Maria A. Ruiz, two experienced artists in the South Bay, facilitate sessions in which participants choose scenes and monologues from material provided --or you may bring your own. The group periodically performs staged readings at the Joslyn Community Center.

Poetry Reading Circle - CANCELLED through April 2020

Day Time Cost Location
Second and Fourth Tuesday of every month 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Recent, longtime, amateur, and would-be-poets are welcome to read their own or favorite poems. Works in progress will have a friendly audience. Come to 120 minutes of enchantment where body, mind, and spirit are nourished with the power of talent and language. A sumptuous feast of words is promised.

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Entertainment - CANCELLED through April 2020

DocTalk - CANCELLED through April 2020

Date Time Cost Location Movie

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive

 

Watch a documentary film followed by a discussion.

Encore Movie Presentation - CANCELLED through April 2020

Date Time Cost Location Movie
CANCELLED - Sunday, March 29th
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free OASIS in the Joslyn Community Center
1601 Valley Drive
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. Rated: R

Come and join us in OASIS for an encore movie presentation. Free popcorn will be available.

Movies to Enlighten - CANCELLED through April 2020

Date Time cost Location MOVIE
CANCELLED - Wednesday, March 18th
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Rated: PG

The Older Adults Program is proud to present Movies to Enlighten, hosted by The Manhattan Beach Senior Citizens Resources Committee! Join us in enjoying a great movie every third Wednesday at 1:30 PM in the OASIS at the Joslyn Community Center.

OASIS Movie Club - CANCELLED through April 2020

Date Movie time cost location
CANCELLED - Friday, March 6th
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Lloyd Vogel. Rated: PG
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Fee

Ocean Banquet Hall
Joslyn Community Center

1601 North Valley Drive

Manhattan Beach, CA

CANCELLED - Friday, March 13th
Dark Waters (2019)
A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution. Rated: PG
CANCELLED - Friday, March 20th

Knives Out (2019)

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. Rated PG-13
CANCELLED - Friday, March 27th
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it. Rated: R

See a different movie every Friday and popcorn is provided! Limited seating available.

Prime Time Classics - CANCELLED through April 2020

Date Time cost Location Movie

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive

Every second Sunday of the month, come and enjoy a splendid array of classic movies. Join us for this free event! Popcorn will be available.

Netflix Series: Rise of the Empires: Ottoman - CANCELLED through April 2020

Date Time cost Location Movie
CANCELLED - Thursday, March 12th to March 26th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Rise of the Empires: Ottoman (2020)
Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.
Starring: Cem Yigit Uzümoglu, Tommaso Basili, Selim Bayraktar

We will be showing episodes from a Netflix mini series every Thursday of the month.

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Fitness - CANCELLED through April 2020

Agility, Balance, and Coordination - CANCELLED through April 2020 

Day Time Cost Location Reservation
Monday Mornings 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM Free Surf Dance Studio
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Registration required. For reservations call (310) 802-5430
Wednesday Mornings 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Wednesday Afternoons 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Agility is the ability to change the direction of the body in an efficient and effective manner, requiring a combination of balance and coordination. This class will be using common dumbbell weights, balance balls, ladders and cones to perform fun coordination exercises that utilize eye-hand coordination working towards greater stationary and moving body balance.
Supported by Beach Cities Health District.

Mindfulness - CANCELLED through April 2020

Day Time COST
Location
Every Tuesday
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM  Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Feeling stressed, overwhelmed? Would you like to have greater focus, a feeling of relaxed awareness, relief from the experience of fight or flight? Scientific evidence shows Mindfulness can help with these life challenges. Mindfulness is a training of our attention to remain in the present moment. The present moment is where all the joy, richness, and experience of your life exists. This class will include two to three periods of Mindfulness practice. You can sit in a chair, cushion, or on the floor.
Supported by Beach Cities Health District.

Sun Style Tai Chi - CANCELLED through April 2020

Day Time Cost Location
Every Friday 8:45 AM to 9:00 AM (Assistance for those new to Tai Chi)
9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Tai Chi is a type of martial art known for its defense techniques and healthy benefits. Tai Chi has evolved over the years into an effective means of alleviating stress and anxiety. It has been considered to be a form of mediation in motion which promotes serenity and inner peace.
Supported by Beach Cities Health District.

Tea and Tai Chi - CANCELLED through April 2020

Day Time Cost Location
Every Friday 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive

Join us and be rejuvenated through the gentle art of Sun Style Tai Chi. We will start with some tea, chat and then settle into a wonderful set of warm up exercises to help you unwind from your busy week. Next we will learn the basic six postures of our Tai Chi form, well known for its ability to help adults with range of motion, balance or arthritis issues. Together let’s explore the graceful power of Tea and Tai Chi and start the weekend in a refreshed, relaxed state of mind. No registration required.
Instructor: Marc Saldana.
Supported by Beach Cities Health District.

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