|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 Arroz con Leche"
(rice & milk sweet dessert)
Presented by Uva Mendez
Tuesday, April 22
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
"An Afternoon with Desiree"
(Altered Picture Frame)
Presented by Desiree Huling
Wednesday, May 7
Senior Information Workshops
Free (unless noted)
The City of Montclair Human Services Department is hosting various seminars and events.
We invited 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.
How to Survive the First Seventy-Two Hours of a Major EarthquakeWed, Apr 9 • 10:30 - 11:30 am
A representative from RSVP/VNA will be providing information.
Ten Warning Signs
Tues, May 13 • 10:30 - 11:30 am
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.
All Is Lost
Tuesday, April 29
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.
Beginning Yoga & Pilates
Class combines mat Pilates and Yoga to develop core muscle strength and flexibility, instructional modification will be given to accomodate all fitness levels. Bring a large towel and mat. This is a 6 week class for only $48 on Tuesdays from 10-11:00 a.m. Class will be held int he Senior Center. Instructor: Veena Ahuja
Muscle Strength Range of Motion Exercises
The City of Montclair Senior Center and West End Family Counseling invite you to attend FREE exercise classes 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 exercises designed to strengthen muscle to 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.
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 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.
Join our walking family every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 a.m. at the south side of the Montclair Plaza near Barnes & Noble Bookstore for stretching exercises before you start your walking. We walk until about 10:10 a.m. Call the Senior Center for information on trips.
Mon, Wed, Fri
9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. (warm-up exercises)
9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (walking)
Join The Montclair Senior Citizens Club!
Come be a member of this growing club. Membership is for persons over the age of 50 and the cost is $8 per year. The membership is from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. With your membership, you will be mailed a monthly newsletter of all the upcoming events and programs. For more information or questions, please call (909) 625-9462 or (909) 625-9456.
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.
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 $12 for AARP members and $14 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.
March 25 & 26, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
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 Counselors 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 Citizens office at (909) 625-9483 or call AgeWise at (800) 451-5633.
Senior Nutrition Program
Montclair Senior Center, Daily: Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Suggested donation for seniors 60+ is $2.00.
Birthday celebration dates require you to purchase a ticket at the nutrition site at least a week prior to the party. For more information call site manager Patti Pennington at (909) 625-9488. Cost is $3.25 per person 60+ years and $4.25 for those under 60 years.
2014 Birthday Celebrations
March 26~April 30
Tickets must be purchased one week in advance.
Funding for the nutrition program is provided by the City of Montclair and the San Bernardino County Department of Aging and Adult Services through a grant award from the California Department of Aging.
This transportation program provides curb-to-curb service for senior citizens age 60 and older who are Montclair residents. The service includes transportation to the Senior Center and general errands within Montclair city limits. Service outside Montclair is limited to medical appointments only. This program is made available through funding from the City of Montclair, San Bernardino County Department of Aging and Adult Servies, and the San Bernardino County Economic Development Department. Hours of operations: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For information or appointment call the Transportation Coordinator at (909) 625-9452.
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. 231. 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.