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Parnell Community and Senior Center
15390 Lambert Rd.
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Whittier Senior Center
13225 Walnut St.
SENIOR CENTER INFORMATION
The City of Whittier Community Services Division cordially welcomes you to participate at the Whittier Senior Citizens Center. We are proud to present a comprehensive program of human services and recreation activities for the mature adult, 55 years of age and older. This facility is a multi-purpose senior center open seven days a week for socialization and drop-in programs as well as educational classes, special events, cultural activities, lectures, health screenings, exercise programs, volunteer opportunities and much more.
Membership in the Center is just $3 per year for Seniors 55 and older. Benefits include a membership I.D. card, some mailings and discounts for special events, dances, etc.
Pick up a free monthly newsletter at the Centers for the current schedule of activities, or call
(562) 567-9470 for Whittier Senior Center and (562) 567-9450 for Parnell Community and Senior Center.
Click here to view the February 2015 Senior Moments Newsletter
Click here to view the January 2015 Senior Moments Newsletter
Click here if you are interested in renting one of our Senior Center facilities for your event!
At both the Whittier Senior Center and Parnell Senior Center, recreation/instruction classes are held weekly in various art media (oils, watercolor, stained glass and quilting), line dance and ballroom dance, chair fitness, and walking tours. Educational classes, discussion groups, lectures and film series are held regularly. Drop-in activities include card playing, billiards, TV, reading, table tennis, etc. Social activities, dances and special events, holiday parties and entertainment are also on the calendar.
Fun and Healthy Activities
Parnell Hikers walked the Arroyo Pescadero & Deer Loop trails. These ladies are troopers. On their trek through the Whittier wilderness, they spotted a fearsome coyote making its rounds through the trails. But the groups’ fearless and brave trail guide spooked the coyote back into the Eucalyptus forest. The cool weather was perfect for day hike.
General Information and Meeting Times
Whittier Dial-A-Ride Cards $5 for 10 rides, $10 for 20 rides. Proof of age required.
Disabled American Vets Meeting 3rd Saturday every 3 months
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Whittier Senior Center
American Legion Post 51 3rd Tuesday of each month
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Whittier Senior Center
SASSFA Nutrition Program Meals, programs and social activities, case management, friendly visits at Whittier Senior Center
American War Mothers 1st Wednesday
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Whittier Senior Center.
Free Legal Counseling 1st Tuesdays of every month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Whittier Senior Center (By Appointment Only). Call (562) 567-9470
Class schedule is every M-W-F 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Provided at both Parnell Park and the Uptown Senior Centers.
Come and watch some great movies on the big screen TV at 1 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday at Parnell Senior Center, and Thursday/Friday at 1 p.m. at the Uptown Center.
Hearing Aid Check
2nd Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the Whittier Senior Center (By Appointment Only).
Classes will be held at the Senior Center on Tuesdays. The session is 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. There is also a class on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join the Walking Group
The Walking Group meets Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Whittier Senior Center (unless otherwise noted) as they visit local sites or utilize public transportation.
Caregiver Support Group
1st Tuesday of the month, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Caregivers support provided by SASSFA, beginning in August.
Dinner and a Show
4th Monday of the month at Whittier Senior Center and 4th Tuesday of the month at Parnell Senior Center - check the center for monthly menu.
Information and Referral
For information and/or referrals to social service agencies (i.e. housing, in-home care, assisted living, emergency food, etc), call the Information & Referral Office at (562) 567-9476.
Senior Volunteer of the Year 2014
Lee Isaacs - Honored as Senior Volunteer of Year, pictured with Council Member Joe Vinatieri, and Mayor Cathy Warner
The City of Whittier Senior Center is proud to nominate Lee Isaacs as the Older American Recognition Day Honoree.
Lee was born in Frankfort, Kansas, in 1932. In 1951 Lee joined the Navy and did his boot camp experience in San Diego. Lee is a veteran of the Korean War and served in the military from 1951-1956. In 1956 Lee married and raised 2 children, a son and daughter and now has 2 granddaughters. While his children were in school, Lee and his wife were very active volunteers in the PTA, and Lee said he enjoyed helping with the arts and crafts project at the school. After getting out from the military Lee worked at Reliable Steele, in Los Angeles, from 1956-1991. In 1991 Lee came to volunteer at the Whittier Senior Center.
For the past 23 years, Lee has been volunteering in the Nutrition program. Lee assists the Nutrition Site Supervisor, Monday – Friday, preparing 14 tables with condiments and place settings and cleaning up. He is also responsible for organizing supplies in the kitchen. Lee is eager to perform his duties, rarely missing days and is usually the first volunteer to arrive every morning before 8:00 a.m. Lee is an individual who does his work, avoiding the limelight. He is very dedicated and supportive to the participants attending the Center. Lee is very well respected by the participants and staff at the center.
The staff and volunteers at the Whittier Senior Center truly appreciate Lee’s dedication to the community's older adults and to our center. We look forward to working with Lee for many more years.
For more information on volunteer opportunities and other senior programs, call the Senior Center at 562-567-9470.
Volunteers are always needed to help in the following areas:
- Nutrition Site
- Front Desk Receptionist
- Information and Referral Office
- Special Events
- Donations of dolls, yarn, material and fabrics are always accepted at the Uptown Senior Center. Please call for more information.
Come see us if you are interested in volunteering at the Senior Center .
Please view the quarterly Community Services brochure for more programs.
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