|Programs & Classes
For more information on any of our senior programs call (909) 625-9483.
Classes, Workshops and Activities
All classes meet at the Montclair Senior Center, 5111 Benito Street, Montclair (behind City Hall) unless otherwise noted. For more information call the Montclair Senior Center at (909) 625-9483.
Senior in the Spotlight
The City of Montclair offers free seminars in the Senior Center. Please RSVP to 625-9483 if you can plan on attending. Refreshments will be served.
How to Make Fall Floral Arrangements
Thu, Oct 1 * 2:00 pm
Presented by Linda Watson
How to Make Delicious Salsa
Thu, Nov 19 * 2:00 pm
Presented by Carmen Velasco
Montclair Senior Citizen's Club
Membership is for persons over the age of 50 and the cost is $10 per year. The membership is from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. With your membership, you will be mailed a monthly newsletter of all upcoming events and programs. For more information call 625-9483.
Senior Information Workshops
Free (unless noted)
The City of Montclair Human Services Department is hosting various seminars and events.
We invite you to attend. These programs will be held in the Senior Center.
Please RSVP to 625-9483 if you plan on attending. Refreshments will be served.
Must RSVP for all events (909) 625-9483
AARP Renewal Day
Tues, Oct 13 * 12:30 - 5:30 pm
Presented by AARP for those 55 years and older who have already taken the two day class and need only to renew their certification. Class fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You must pre-register.
Thu, Oct 22 * 2:00 - 3:30 pm
A representative from West End Family Counseling will be discussing Music Therapy. You must RSVP for the event at 625-9483.
Know your DMV Rights!
Tue, Oct 27 * 10:00 am
Presented by a representation from the Department of Motor Vehicles Ombudsman Program. Please RSVP to 625-9483.
USO Dance in Honor of all our Veterans
Mon, Nov. 10 * 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Veterans and their spouses will be FREE of charge. Non-veterans: $5 per person. Live Entertainment: Big Band. Refreshments will be served. You must purchase your tickets in advance. For more information contact 625-9483.
Self Defense Class
Tue, Nov 17 * 10:00 - 11:30 am
A representative from Project Sister will be demonstrating techniques on self defense. You must RSVP for this class by calling 625-9483.
Tue, Dec 8 * 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Discuss ideas of what you would like to see happening in the Senior Center in 2016. Delicious desserts, coffee and hot chocolate will be provided. You must RSVP to 625-9483.
Afternoon at the Movies
Once a month, a FREE movie will be shown in the Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided. Candy and nuts will be on sale for $1.00 each, monies raised benefit the senior programs.
(Drama, Comedy, Romance/ Rated PG-13)
Tuesday, Sep 29
(Drama, Sports/ Rated PG)
Tuesday, Oct 6
(Drama, Action/ Rated PG-13)
Tuesday, Nov 24
(Crime, Drama/ Rated R)
Tuesday, Dec 22
Free Dance Classes. Learn to dance if you are single or have a partner every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Senior Center. Instructor George Messina will be teaching a variety of dances, but will focus on Line Dancing. If you have any questions please call 625-9483.
Muscle Strength Range of Motion Exercises
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The exercise classes scheduled for Wednesdays and Fridays have been canceled until further notice. Please Call the Senior Center at 625-9483 for updates regarding if and when the exercise classes will resume. If for some reason funding from our sponsor cannot be granted, the class will continue at a nominal fee per participant.
This is a new activity being offered at the Senior Center. Join us in playing the the popular card game Uno.
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Needlecraft & Scrapbooking
A weekly get together where you can learn how to crochet, knit, and cross stitch and do scrapbooking. This group meets at the Montclair Senior Center. Instructions are free; just bring your own supplies and your desire to create!
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Try your hand at Bridge, Pinochle or Poker. This activity meets at the Montclair Senior Center.
Sponsored by the Montclair Senior Citizens Club. Cost is $3 for the first pack, $2 for each additional pack. This activity meets at the Montclair Senior Center.
Fast paced, fun, dice game; good opportunity to socialize. This activity meets at the Montclair Senior Center.
Bicycle licenses are available and may be purchased at the Montclair City Hall.
Bilingual Volunteer Program
Individuals are needed who are fluent in reading, writing, and understanding in both Spanish and English. Please call (909) 625-9462.
Blood Pressure Screenings
Every first and third Monday of each Month from 10:30-11:30 am a representative from Visiting Nurses Association will be coming to the Senior Center to take blood pressure.
Counseling and Case Management
West End Family Counseling Service's Older Adult Community Services Program provides free counseling and case management services to adults 60 years and older who meet the requirements for Early Intervention and Prevention Services. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Denise Christensen LCSW at (909) 983-2020 ext. 2231 for more information. These services are funded through the Mental Health Services Act.
File of Life Program
The "File of Life" is a magnetic pocket holder that contains an information sheet with all your recent medical history. It attaches to the outside of your refrigerator and assists emergency personnel who may come to your home during an emergency. "File of Life" is free at the Montclair Senior Center.
The Human Services Department provides free food commodities to qualified Montclair residents, 18 years of age and older on the third Thursday of each month 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The program is coordinated with the Community Services Department of San Bernardino County. Residents must qualify by income, and must bring proof of income and residency. Commodities to be given may include canned meat, canned vegetables, flour, corn meal, peanut butter, butter, and juices. To qualify you must be a Montclair resident. Bring proof of residency and income. For more information or questions, please call (909) 625-9483
Program provides low-cost insurance (complete medical, dental, and vision) for children. For more information please call (909) 625-9462.
HICAP Insurance Counseling
A state trained HICAP counselor is available free of charge to assist with problems regarding Medicare, HMO's Supplemental (Medi-Gap) Insurance and interpreting Long-term Care Insurance policies. This program is offered the 3rd Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Call HICAP at 1-800-434-0222 for an appointment.
Mature Drivers 55 Alive Classes
A representative of AARP will conduct a two-day 55 Alive driving course. If you are 50 years of age or older and you take this course, you may receive a discount on your car insurance. Class fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You must pre-register. Class will be held in the Senior Center, West Room. For more information, please call the Senior Center at (909) 625-9483.
Nov 17 & 18, 12:30-4:30 pm
Meals on Wheels
This program is designed for the frail, disabled senior citizen who is homebound. For more information, please call the Senior Center at (909) 625-9456.
Inland Counties Legal Services provides assistance with legal matters for seniors, age 60 and over, who are residents of San Bernardino County. Call Inland Counties Legal Services at (800) 977-4257 for legal assistance.
Senior Peer Counseling are willing to listen and may help you sort out problems. Agewise is a program brought to you free of charge by the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health. For more information, call the Senior Center at 626-9483 or call AgeWise at 1-800-451-5633.
There's a Counselor in the House
Denise Christensen, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., from West End Family Counseling Services is available by appointment for a free counseling consultation with seniors who may be experiencing problems related to life changes, family issues, depression or anxiety. If interested, please call to schedule an appointment at (909) 983-2020 ext. 2231. The visit is free. Call for your appointment today.
Trash Service Discount
Senior Citizens, 65 years of age and older who pay their own trash service, are eligible to receive a 15 percent discount on their bills. The City of Montclair is offering this discount to residents of the City who file an application with the Finance Department. The only documentation required for the discount is proof of age. Applications may be obtained from the Senior Center, Nutrition Site, or at the City Hall reception area.
Get to Know your Local Law Enforcement Officers
Every second Tuesday of each month from 10:30-11:30 am a law enforcement officer from Montclair Police Department will be available to answer any questions or concerns. This is an opportunity for the community and local law enforcement to build a closer relationship on a personal basis.