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Programs & Classes

Senior Programs

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.

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 & Programs

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.

Color Away Your Stress

Every Wednesday starting May 18 * 9:30-10:30 am

Did you know that coloring is a low-stress activity that allows an individual to unlock their creative potential? A free lunch will be provided for those in attendance who are 60+ and RSVP.

Montclair Senior Center 101

Thu, Jun 9 * 10:30-11:30 am

Get to know what the Montclair Senior Center has to offer. A free lunch will be provided for those in attendance who RSVP and are 60+.

Ice Cream Social Dance

Wed, Jun 15 * 3-6 pm

Come join us for an afternoon dance while enjoying delicious ice cream! The event is free! You must RSVP for this event!

Corn on the Cob Bingo Fest

Tues, July 26 * 2-3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of FREE bingo and corn on the cob! Prizes will be given away to bingo winners. You must RSVP for this event by calling 625-9483.

Sleep Apnea Presentation

Tues, July 28 * 10:30-11:30 am

Mario Corona, PA will be discussing sleep apnea and how you can determine if you have a sleep disorder. A free lunch will be provided for those in attendance who RSVP and are 60+.

Safe Driving Presentation

Wed, Aug 17 * 2-3 pm

Montclair Police Officer Rob Pipersky will be discussing safe driving information and myths regarding California traffic laws. This presentation will be informative - you do not want to miss it! Please RSVP, refreshments will be served.

 Organic Gardening & Composting

Tues, Aug 30 * 3:30-4:30 pm

David Schroeder from Chino Basin Water Conservation District will be discussing organic gardening, and composting. If you are a gardener you will not want to miss this presentation! Please RSVP, refreshments will be served.

Senior Spotlight Corner

FREE - The City of Montclair Senior Center seminars. Please RSVP to 625-9483 Refreshments will be served.

"How to Make Chicken Posole"

Thu, May 26 * 2:00-4:00 pm

Presented by Carmen Velasco

"How to Make Jamaican Jerk Chicken"

Thu, June 23 * 2:00-4:00 pm

Presented by Ed Bryant

"How to Make Summer Treats"

Wed, July 20 * 2:00-4:00 pm

Presented by Irene Norquist

"How to Make Homemade Body Scrubs"

Wed, Aug 25 * 2:00-3:00 pm

Presented by Ester Vargas-Pipersky

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.

The Intern


Tuesday, Jun 9

The Martian

(Drama/Science Fiction)

Tuesday, Jul 19

Bridge of Spies


Tuesday, Aug 23

Dance Classes

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

The City of Montclair Senior Center and West End Family Counseling invite you to attend a FREE exercise class on Wednesday or Friday, 10:00-11:00 am in the Senior Center. Each session will focus on having fun while listening to music using a variety of exercise designed to strengthen muscles that help with the activities of daily living. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and space is limited.


This is a new activity being offered at the Senior Center. Join us in playing the the popular card game Uno.






50+ yrs




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!






50+ yrs




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.






50+ yrs




1:00 p.m.


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.






50+ yrs




1:00 p.m.


Fast paced, fun, dice game; good opportunity to socialize. This activity meets at the Montclair Senior Center.






50+ yrs




1:00 p.m.

Senior Services

Bicycle Licensing

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.

Food Distribution

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

Healthy Families

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.

January 26 & 27, 12:30-4:30 pm

March 22 & 23, 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.

Legal Assistance

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.

Peer Counseling

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.

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