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Below you will find classes and activities that fall under the categories of Games, Learning, Parks and Recreation Classes, Senior Committee Meetings, Senior Slo-Pitch League (Men's), Social, South Bay Adult School, Special Programs, Technology and What's New. If the class or activity you are looking for is not listed below, try looking on the Arts to Fitness webpage. All of these categories and the classes/activities listed under each category are based on the monthly MB Senior Newsletter.

Games

Bridge

Day Time Cost Location
Fridays 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Join fellow older adults for a game of Bridge each Friday at the Joslyn Community Center. All levels are welcome.

Chess Group

Day Time Cost Location
Every Wednesday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Playing chess builds and helps maintain intellectual abilities. It can let you develop strategies to overcome obstacles; plus, it's fun! Come join this new chess group playing every Wednesday - all skill levels welcome. Bring your own board and make some new friends.

Horseshoes

Day Time Cost Location

Every Tuesday

*No Horseshoes March 5th Due to the Election

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Free Joslyn Community Center - Lawn between building and field
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Enjoy a challenging game of horseshoes. Horseshoes requires depth perception and coordination; have fun while building your arm muscles. Join us every Tuesday for a friendly game outside of Joslyn Community Center.

Mah Jong

Day Time Cost Location
Every Wednesday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Do you love to play Mah Jong? Have you always wanted to learn to play Mah Jong? Whatever your level of interest or expertise is, the Manhattan Beach Older Adults Program invites you to join this group of like-minded people seeking to enjoy this centuries-old Chinese game.

Men's Slo-Pitch League 

Event Day Contact Location
Men's Slo-Pitch
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Steven Nicholson
(310) 529-1248
Dorsey Field at Live Oak Park
1601 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The Men's Senior Slo-Pitch League is for men ages 60 years and older. The league runs from March through November in which various games and practices are conducted throughout the week. For more information go to the Manhattan Beach Senior Softball Association website or call Steven Nicholson (Commissioner) at (310) 529-1248.

Pétanque 

Day Time Cost Location
Every Thursday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Free Dorsey Field at Live Oak Park
1901 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Come join us every Thursday for a game of Pétanque. A fun outdoor sport! Bring some friends and get a game going for friendly competition.

Pickle Ball

Day Time Cost Location
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free Manhattan Heights Park
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Ping Pong

Day Time Cost Location
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Free Scout House
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Come join us every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for a quick game of ping pong in the Scout House adjacent to Joslyn Community Center. Bring some friends and get a game going for friendly competition.

Scrabble

Day Time Cost Location
Every Thursday 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Come and challenge others, have some snacks, interact. It’s a great way to make new friends!

Shuffleboard

Day Time Cost Location
Every Wednesday
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Free Live Oak Park Hall
1901 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Come join us for an hour of shuffleboard every Wednesday. Whether you are a veteran with many years of shuffleboard experience or if you are just learning the rules, we think you will have a good time getting a little exercise with some local "good sports."

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Learning

Dine 'N Discover

Day Date Topic Time Location Cost Reservations
Thursday
March 21st
Staying Safe: L.A. Found and the Alzheimer's Association
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Free

Reserve your spot by

RSVP to (310) 802-5430

Each month, enjoy a complimentary lunch while you learn about a new topic! Reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call the reservation line at (310) 802-5430 by or earlier. Older adults 55+ only please. This is a free event.

Community Interactive Forum

DAY DATE Time Location Topic reservation
 Tuesday March 26th
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Manhattan Beach Library Meeting Room

1320 Highland Avenue

Celebrating Women's History Month: Sharing Their Journey

More info

The Community Interactive Forum highlights significant local events (recent or from distant past) that influenced or continue to change our way of life, culture, belief, practices, and values as coastal-dwelling community. All young, mature, older, and senior adults are welcome. Light snacks and refreshments served compliments of the Manhattan Beach Senior Citizens Resources Committee. For more information, call Senior Resource Committee (310) 372-9505.

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Parks and Recreation Classes

The following activities are offered through the Park and Recreation Department. Pre-registration is required.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
55 and up

Day Date Time Location price Activity Number
Tuesdays and Thursdays February 19th to April 25th
Joslyn Community Center - Ocean Banquet Hall (JCC-OBH)
1601 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM $40
31807
The Arthritis Foundation Exercise program was designed to help people with arthritis to maintain joint flexibility, muscle strength and reduce the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. This may mean less reliance on medication. Taught by an Arthritis Foundation certified instructor who receives detailed and ongoing training to work with people who live with arthritis.

 

Senior Yoga
55 and up

Day Date Time Location price Activity Number
Wednesdays March 3 to June 5th
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Manhattan Heights Park Mount Whitney Banquet Hall (MHP-MWBH)
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Residents: $120
Nonresidents: $132
32415
Hatha yoga helps improve balance, flexibility, strength and breathing. Individual differences and abilities accommodated. Bring a yoga mat and towel. Instructor: Teri Thompson

 

Senior Yoga Beginning
55 and up

Day Date Time Location price Activity Number
Tuesdays March 9th to June 25th
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM Manhattan Heights Park Mount Whitney Banquet Hall (MHP-MWBH)1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard Residents: $132
Nonresidents: $145
32416

Stretch, strengthen and soothe. A great class for those who are new to yoga and need to take it easy. Individual modifications are given. Option to use a chair is available. Bring a mat and beach towel.  Instructor: Eden Serina.

Senior Yoga Beginning Plus
55 and up

Day Date Time Location price Activity Number
Thursdays March 11 to June 27th
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM Manhattan Heights Park Mount Whitney Banquet Hall (MHP-MWBH)1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard Residents: $132
Nonresidents: $145
32734

Stretch, strengthen and soothe. A great class for those who are new to yoga and need to take it easy. Individual modifications are given. Option to use a chair is available. Bring a mat and beach towel.  Instructor: Eden Serina.

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Senior Committee Meetings

Senior Advisory Committee

Meetings Time Location
Second Tuesday of the Month 1:00 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA

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, please visit the Senior Advisory Committee webpage.

Senior Resource Committee

Meetings Time Location
First Friday of the Month 10:00 AM Manhattan Heights Community Center
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA

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Social

By Heart

Day Time Cost Location
Every Thursday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Do you like to sing? Please join us to sing just for fun. Lots of old, familiar songs will ring out. No experience or expertise is necessary. We encourage the participation of those with memory issues. Instructor is Karla Devine.

Discussion Group in OASIS
Day Time Cost Location
Every Monday 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Free OASIS at Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Come discuss current events, movies, topics of local and national interest or whatever is on your mind. The discussion group meets every Monday from 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM at the Joslyn Community Center. For more information, please contact the Older Adults Program at (310) 802-5430.

Hawaiian Expressions

Day Time Cost Location
First and Third Saturday of the Month 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free Surf Dance Room
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Hula is a unique Hawaiian dance accompanied by a chant or song that preserves the stories, traditions, and culture of Hawaii. Come join us for this great exercise experience with music, slow movements and expressions of Hawaiian culture. Note: wear something comfortable. To sign up and for more information, please call (310) 802-5430.

Let's Talk...Woman to Woman

Day Time Cost Location
Wednesdays 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Let’s Talk…Woman to Woman is a new discussion group for women ages 55 and older. This is a drop in activity and no registration or RSVPs are required. Your wisdom, insights and, of course, your humor will be expected. Senior Advisory Committee member Diane Campisi will facilitate. Discussion topics regarding women’s issues will be torn from the front pages of the newspaper, magazines, and other forms of media. Participants are welcome to bring their own discussion topics or everyday concerns as well. Participation by everyone will be encouraged.

Lunch Bunch and Lunch Bunch 2.0
Day Time Cost Location Reservation
Lunch Bunch is every Tuesday and Lunch Bunch 2.0 is every Thursday *No Lunch Bunch on March 5th Due to the Election
11:30 AM $3 Manhattan Beach Residents
$5 Nonresidents
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 802-5430 at least 24 hours in advance

The Manhattan Beach Older Adults Program is pleased to present Lunch Bunch and Lunch Bunch 2.0, 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 a local South Bay business.

Stamp Group

Day Time Cost Location
Second Wednesday of the month 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Show stamps, share stamp stories and get information, discover legacies, explore hidden treasure and have fun! For more information, please call (310) 372-9505 or (310) 802-5430. Co-host: Senior Resources Committee and the Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department Older Adults Program.

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South Bay Adult School
To register call (310) 937-3340
For cost and registration visit the South Bay Adult School website

Basic Techniques in Drawing

Day Date Time Location Instructor
Tuesdays March 16th to June 4th
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Cynthia Svezia

Learn basic drawing techniques using drawing and colored pencils, pen and ink and blending tools. Bring a 9x12 drawing pad, #2 pencil and pink or white eraser to first class. All levels welcome, especially beginners.

Intermediate Drawing

Day Date Time Location Instructor
Tuesday April 2 to April 30
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Cynthia Svezia

Take your beginning drawing skills to the next level. Shading, blending, highlights, shadow, still life, landscape, atmospheric perspective, one point perspective, composition and more will be covered. If you have the following supplies please bring them to the first class; 9x12 drawing pad (50 lbs. or more), #2 pencil, pink or white eraser, kneading eraser and drawing pencils. Supplies will be discussed at first class meeting.

 

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Special Programs

Alzheimer's Association: Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Day Time Cost Location
First Tuesday of Each Month 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Alzheimer's Association presents: a monthly caregiver support group for Alzheimer's and Dementia. Being a care partner for someone with Dementia is a life altering challenge. This support group offers a safe space for you to develop a mutual support system, exchange information, and share feelings and concerns.

 

Blankets of Love  

Day Time Location INFORMATION
Every Tuesday *No Class on March 5th Due to the Election
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Please bring your needles and yarn. For more information, please call (310) 802-5430.

The mission: cover babies with warmth, love, and blessings. Founded in love and hope for every newborn! Blankets of Love South Bay is working with Martin Luther King Junior Community Hospital to donate a handmade blanket to wrap each newborn as the baby leaves the hospital.

HICAP/Medicare Consultant

Day Date Time Cost Location Appointment
First and Third Monday
March 4th and March 18th
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
By appointment only. Please call (310) 802-5430.

There is a HICAP Volunteer Counselor here in Manhattan Beach to help you with your questions about Medicare. The state-registered Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) volunteer Counselors provide unbiased information, counseling, and assistance on Medicare and related health care coverage, including: Original Medicare (Parts A and B), Medicare Prevention Services, Long-Term Care and Much More.

Karaoke!

Day Time Cost Location
First Tuesday of the Month. *No Class March 5th Due to the Election
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Looking for something fun to do? Join the Older Adults Program on the second Tuesday of every month and sing your heart out at Karaoke Night!

Netflix - Mini Series: Roman Empire

Day Time Location INFORMATION
Every Thursday
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Watch the Netflix mini series "Roman Empire" at the Joslyn Community Center. Each week will show a different episode. Beginning February 14th

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

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Technology

DATE CLASS Time Cost Location
 March 7th
iPhone Class 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
March 14th
iPad Class
March 21st
Advanced iPhone Class
March 28th
Advanced iPad Class

Dayle Eisenhauer has had years of teaching and training on computers. She is volunteering her time to help explain technology to those who have questions. Bring your iPhone or iPad to the Sunset Room and learn!

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What's New

Free Income Tax Assistance

Date Time Location Cost
Every Wednesday - February 6th through April 10th 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Free

Every Wednesday beginning February 6th through April 10th from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM, the Joslyn Community Center will offer free assistance to the community with special attention to those age 60 and older. No reservation is needed; it is on a first come, first served basis.

Older Adults Program Free Income Tax AssitanceAARP Foundation Tax-Aide South Bay provides FREE Tax Assistance to older individuals in the community. IRS trained and certified volunteers will prepare Federal and California Tax returns for the community with special attention to those persons 60 and older. You do not need to be an AARP member to take advantage of this service.

What to Bring:

  • A copy of last year's tax return
  • All tax forms you have received (W-2’s, Social Security benefit statement, 1099 interest, dividend, and pension/IRA statements, etc.)
  • If you itemize deductions (or have business expenses) such as medical expenses and charitable deductions you must total all these in advance (they will not add these up for you)
  • Government issued ID (Driver's License, state ID, passport, etc.)
  • Social Security Card for yourself and any dependents
  • A blank bank check if you wish direct deposit of your refund

Please note, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide South Bay will prepare and only e-file Federal and California tax returns. They will not do paper returns. Also, they handle almost all standard tax forms except Schedule E for rental properties and Married Filing Separate. More information can be found on the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide South Bay website.

Older Adults Program Promotion Video

Now available for viewing - the new Older Adults Program video! See if you or your friends are featured. The video promotes many activities, new and current programs for seniors 55 and older. You may discover new activities you didn't know the Older Adults Program provided. We do not want you or your friend to miss out on the fun! For more information please call (310) 802-5430.

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