Senior center busy with spring events

DOWNEY - The Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center is offering a variety of classes for all ages this winter and spring season. Visit the center in person at 7810 Quill Dr., or online at www.downeyca.org and click the "Community Services Guide" link.•Tickets are still available for Downey residents age 50 and older to see Vicki Lawrence at the La Mirada Performing Arts Center. Lawrence is formerly of the "Carol Burnett Show" and the star of "Mama's Family." Orchestra seats have been reserved for the May 9 matinee show. Tickets are $77 per person, and the show runs from 1-5:30 p.m. Price includes admission and transportation from the senior center. •Sign-ups began earlier this month for the free California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) screening and distribution scheduled for April 10. Doctors from Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital provide screenings and distribute telephones to those who qualify. Sponsored by the state Public Utilities Commission, eligible persons must have existing phone line service and be visually and hearing impaired. Screenings will be held at the senior center April 10 from 9 a.m. to noon. •The community and senior center is now hosting game nights every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. Guests can enjoy cards, puzzles, trivia games, and board games, including Monopoly, Scrabble, Rummikub and Mancala. •Beginning March 4, residents are invited to join the Wednesday Walkers, a walking club for adults ages 50 and older. The group will meet Wednesdays at 8 a.m. at the center's atrium area for a light stretch before a 1-hour walk around Apollo Park. Free pedometers will be provided to walkers. •The senior center is looking for acts to perform in the 6th Annual Downey Senior Follies Show, scheduled to take place June 26-28. Call Colette Fowler at (562) 904-7226 for specific information. For more information regarding any of the programs, or to learn about other classes and programs at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center, call (562) 904-7227. ********** Published: February 13, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 43