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A calendar listing of senior-related activities around the area this week

The menu for Tuesday through Monday for the Senior Nutrition Program of San Luis Obispo County and Santa Maria Valley follows:

TUESDAY: Tuna noodle casserole, broccoli, pineapple, pudding

WEDNESDAY: Meatloaf and gravy, mashed potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes, banana, vanilla wafer

THURSDAY: Swiss steak with tomatoes, noodles, cauliflower and carrots, tossed green salad, fruit cocktail

FRIDAY: Barbecue pork rib patty, baked potato, cole slaw, apricot juice, baked apple slices

MONDAY: Cheese ravioli with meat sauce, hot spinach, pears, grahams.

The program serves lunches at 11:30 a.m. at the Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 E. Park Ave., and at 619 N. Railroad Ave. in Santa Maria; the OASIS Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave. in Orcutt; the Guadalupe Senior Center, 4545 10th St.; the Nipomo Senior Center, 200 E. Dana St. (lunch at noon) and the Grover Beach Senior Center, 1068 Saratoga St. Call to reserve meals: Mussell Senior Center 925-4977; Orcutt 934-4087; Nipomo 929-1066; and Grover Beach 489-5149

The Luis OASIS Senior Center events for the week are as follows:

Tuesday: 9 a.m. Handmade Greeting Card Class; 11:30 a.m. Lunch Bunch; 1 p.m. Painting

Wednesday: 8 a.m. Exercise; 9 a.m. Knitting; 9:30 a.m. PACE Exercise; 11:30 a.m. Lunch Bunch; 12:15 p.m. Bingo; 12:30 Embroidery; 5:30 Yoga

Thursday: 9:30 Holiday meals: Festive and fast; 10 a.m. Mesa Redonda; 11:30 a.m. Lunch Bunch; 1 p.m. Pinochle; 1 p.m. Woodcarvers

Friday: 8 a.m. Exercise; 8 a.m. Massage (appointment required); 9 a.m. Ceramics; 11:30 a.m. Lunch Bunch; 1 p.m. Bridge; 1 p.m. Faceting and Silversmithing

Monday: 8 a.m. Exercise; 9 a.m. HAM Radio Group; 9:30 a.m. PACE Exercise; 11:30 a.m. Lunch Bunch; 1 p.m. Pinochle and Bridge; 1 p.m. Faceting and Silversmithing; 6 p.m. Christmas Potluck

The Luis Oasis Senior Center is at 420 Soares Ave. in Old Orcutt.

The following Recreation and Parks Department activities are at the Mussell Senior Center, 510 E. Park Ave.:

n The Book Exchange Program meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays. Bring books to exchange or a 50-cent donation to buy a book; 925-0951, Ext. 207

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program is dedicated to helping all Medicare beneficiaries with assistance in billing problems, insurance claims, denials or appeals. HICAP offers free and confidential appointments; (800) 434-0222

AARP/Senior Employment has openings for their Senior Employment Program if you are 55-plus and live in San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara County. Stop by 301 S. Miller, Suite 110, Santa Maria or call Hazel at 922-7966.

A "Brown Bag Medicine Review," an opportunity for seniors to meet one on one with a pharmacist and check their medicine regime, will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 7, Central Coast Senior Center, 1580 Railroad Ave., Oceano; 925-9554

Mussell Senior Center hosts senior dances with the Leo Juarez Combo from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on the first, second and fourth Sundays of the month, 510 E. Park Ave. ,4 person; 349-8757

Senior Community Service Employment Program provides training assignments and job search assistance to low-income individuals over 55 who need to upgrade their skills and want to re-enter the job market; 922-7966

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks additional volunteers to meet the growing needs of local nonprofit and community organizations. RSVP recruits and matches volunteers with volunteer agencies, according to respective needs, experience and hobbies; 922-9931

The Older Americans Act of 1965 provides relief for some financially strapped unemployed seniors. Low-income seniors (55 and over) can obtain paid training assignments through the Senior Community Service Employment Program; Santa Maria and Lompoc 922-7966; San Luis Obispo 788-2643

Valley Haven, Senior Day Care Center, 1825 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, offers the following programs during the week:

Tuesday 77 Word scramble, Carol/s singalong, chair aerobics, Nerf basketball, herbal tea tasting

Wednesday 77 Guideposts, target toss, coffee trivia, music with Don, bingo party

Thursday 77 Hangman, lawn dice, chair aerobics, fancy tea party, reminisce

Friday 7 Donna/s Nails, giant crossword, Humane Society, foam jarts, It/s Bunco time!

Monday 77 Coffee social, what/s in a word, "frogger," massage with Leslie, art expressions

The Parks and Recreation Department will offer Bingo for Seniors with Golden 50s Senior Potluck and Bingo from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Grover Beach Seniors Bingo noon to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Grover Beach Community Center, 1230 Trouville Ave., Grover Beach; 473-4580 or 134 S. 8th St. between noon and 5 p.m.

Grandparent and kinship care support group 7 9-11 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month, Edwards Community Center Sierra Vista Park, 809 N. Fremont St.; Ronnie, 922-6966, Ext. 2291

Reading is a key to success in education and in life. One person, one hour each week can make a difference in the life of a child. Become a foster grandparent and volunteer to help a child learn to read; 922-9931

La Lucha, Spanish PACE (People With Arthritis Can Exercise) 7 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, Senior Center, 4545 10th St., Guadalupe; 343-2525

County residents over 55 are invited to participate in the Preventive Health Care for the Aging, sponsored by County Health Care Services. You can make an appointment for a thorough health assessment, and time to discuss your health concerns with the community health nurse. Services are free; 681-5266

Meals on Wheels has an urgent need for volunteer drivers to deliver noon-time meals to persons unable to prepare their own meals. Approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours a day every other week; Darrell, 937-7929 or Rev. Fred, 928-9707

Join others in a ministry that puts your Faith in Action. You are invited to join a wonderful, compassionate team of volunteers who make a measurable difference in the quality of life for people in the Santa Maria Valley; 925-8000

Community Partners Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Program prepares, educates and supports caring individuals willing to volunteer their time and energy towards helping their neighbors in need. Learn how you can get involved, call Community Partners at 925-8000.

Community Partners in Caring Gerontology Study Group will meet at noon Dec. 7, Maria Del Sol, 1405 East Main St. A salad buffet is available for ,9. Reservations must be made no later than Dec. 4; Frances, 347-1040

Senior Connection serves as a specialized information and assistance program for senior citizens, caregivers and their families in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. There is no fee for Senior Connection services; 928-2552 or 800 510-2020

Hospice of San Luis Obispo County is offering a four-part series on the interaction of the mind and body. Sessions are free and are held from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesdays; 544-2266 or 434-1164

Community Partners in Caring offers support in the following categories:

n Widowed Persons support services 7 for loss of a spouse at any age n Bereavement support 7 all losses through death of a loved one

n Life Transitions 7 divorce, disabling conditions, loss of independence, relocation, and other losses related to aging or illness

For information or services, call Community Partners at 925-8000

Caring Callers, a LifeSpan Services, Inc. program is seeking volunteers for the San Luis Obispo area. Spend time reading a newspaper, help write a letter, go for a walk or be a good listener; 541-1800

Senior Connection offers updated lists of senior housing opportunities in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties at no charge. Three housing lists are maintained: Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing; 800-510-2020

LifeSpan Senior Peer Counseling Program of San Luis Obispo County helps people over 60 who are going through life/s major changes, such as loneliness, loss of friends or family, financial stress, family issues, depression. Trained volunteer counselors are available to provide confidential, free service, one-to-one, in the privacy of the client/s home; 541-3468

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001

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