WeHo is full of activities for Senior Month

 For more than two decades, the City of West Hollywood has organized an annual series of activities to engage its thriving population of older community members during Senior Month, celebrated each May. West Hollywood’s ongoing efforts to support, celebrate, and value older adults is part of the commitment to being an age-friendly city. 

The City of West Hollywood Senior Advisory Board meeting will take place virtually on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 2 p.m., where issues of importance to the older adult community will be discussed. Join the Zoom meeting https://zoom.us/j/98868172392; Meeting ID: 988 6817 2392; or join audio only by phone: (669) 900-6833. Tune-in to a livestream of the meeting via the City of West Hollywood’s WeHoTV YouTube channel atwww.youtube.com/wehotv

Additionally, the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center will offer the following free virtual programming in May. To register for the following activities with the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center or for more information about these and other classes, please contact Alex Pagan-Mejia at apagan-mejia@jfsls.org or call (213) 248-6595. Highlighted activities include:

·            Aging and Vision Loss — Monday, May 9, 2022 at 1 p.m. Learn about some common vision problems that come with age and steps you can take to prevent them. Presented by Independence at Home.

·            Jewish Wagons West – 3 Part Series Tuesday, May 10, 17, and 242022 at 1 p.m. Learn about the hazardous journey and experiences of Jewish Americans as they migrated West. Presented by award-winning journalist, Andree Aelion Brooks.

·            For Your Health – Let’s Talk About Depression; Managing Stress and Anxiety — Tuesday, May 10 and 17, 2022 at 12 p.m.Presented by Dr. Amit Parikh, Internal Medicine, Optum-Mission Hills. 

·            I am Not a Virus: Revisiting the Perpetual Foreigner Stereotype in the Time of COVID-19 — Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 11 a.m. This is a virtual museum visit, presented by The New York Museum of Chinese Art.

·            Seniors In Action (SIA): Community + Connection + Conversation — Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 1 p.m. — Activities that provide engaging opportunities for participants to learn something new, contribute their talents and experience, and deepen their connection to the West Hollywood Community. This is an interactive experience, so be prepared to participate!

            Community members ages 50+ are also encouraged to enjoy the many virtual and in-person programs and services offered by Los Angeles LGBT Center Senior Services Department. The Senior Services May newsletter, including the calendar of events, is available on the LA LGBT Center website.This month’s highlighted activity is:

·       National LGBTQ Elders Day – Resilience Documentary Premiere — Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 11 a.m. IN-PERSON, Renberg Theatre 1125 N. McCadden Place. In this documentary, eight seniors isolated by the global pandemic reflect on their LGBTQ identity and community. For more information and to RSVP, email seniors@lglgbtcenter.org or call (323) 860-5830.

Additional Senior Month programming in May includes:

  • NAMI Virtual LA Mental Health Town Hall –Wednesday, May 11th from 5-7 p.m. – Co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, this community-based event will focus on advocacy and awareness of the needs of community members and coincides with National Mental Health Awareness Month. For more information, contact the City of West Hollywood’s Community Programs Coordinator Moya Marquez atmmarquez@weho.org or (323) 848-6574.
  • Maysky Classical Night – Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 5 p.m. Benefitting refugees from Ukraine, American Russian-speaking musicians will perform classical music. Contactwehorusevents@weho.org or (323) 848-6501 for more information.

Senior Month programming is presented by the City of West Hollywood and its Senior Advisory Board, the Activities Program of West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center of Jewish Family Service LA, and the LA LGBT Center.

For more information about additional related programming in the month of May and about senior services in the City of West Hollywood, please visit www.weho.org/services/social-services/senior-services.For additional information about City of West Hollywood’s Aging in Place/Aging in Community Strategic Plan, please visit www.weho.org/aging.

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carleton cronin
carleton cronin
20 days ago

City should bring back Senior Moments, the literary annual publication of prose and poetry from senior citizens. It was an opportunity for many to express thoughts, historical memos and other expressions which had no other outlet.

Ties that Energize & Show Respect
Ties that Energize & Show Respect
20 days ago

So agree. There are many more ways that this city could be more cohesive based on arts and cultural events which always energize and tie a community together rather than Me, Myself and I divisive politics promoting self serving agendas.

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