Tulare Senior Community Center News


Last updated 3/18/2015 at 9:03pm | View PDF

Upcoming Day Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Thursday, April 16th – Enjoy a fun and exciting time walking the boardwalk and seeing sharks being fed at the Aquarium. Open to anyone 10 years of age and older. $40 per person before April 1 and $45 after. Deadline to reserve is April 10. Average temperature at Santa Monica Pier in April is 64 degrees! Bus departs at 7 a.m. and returns at 7 p.m.

Morro Bay & Pismo Beach, Thursday, July 9th – Enjoy a relaxing two-part trip to Morro Bay and Pismo Beach. Open to anyone 10 years of age and older. $33 per person before June 25 and $35 after. Deadline to reserve is July 1. Average temperature in Tulare on July 9 is 95. Average temperature at Morro Bay and Pismo is 65! Bus departs at 8 a.m. and returns at 8 p.m.

Senior Cinema

Thursday, March 26th at noon – “The Theory of Everything” explores the life of Stephen Hawking, his love, his scientific career and the slow progression of ALS. (2:03) Rated PG-13.

Feed a Senior Program

The Tulare Meals on Wheels Program currently serves over 250 meals per week and relies on volunteers and donations to keep seniors living independently in their homes. We need volunteers! Licensed drivers please call or stop by the Senior Center for more information. We provide the city vehicle to deliver meals – we need drivers and runners!

The following donations were received:

• For the Feed a Senior Program from Bill & Helen Ferrell

• For the Feed a Senior Program from Dana Little

• For the Feed a Senior Program from Eliseo Lizardo

• For the Feed a Senior Program from John & Vicki Fowler

• For the Feed a Senior Program from Sharon Nichols

• For the Feed a Senior Program from Wilma White

• In Memory of Dee Picanso from RESCOM

• In Memory of John L. Knight from Rita Taylor

Make a donation in memory of, in honor of or as a birthday/anniversary gift. You can also choose to “Feed A Senior” for a specific length of time. For 1 week - $23, for 1 month - $90, for 3 months - $293, for 6 months - $585, or for 1 year - $1,170. No donation is too small. We'll send a special card to the individual and/or their family, and publish the names in our monthly newsletter and the senior column.

Collette Travel Presentations

National Parks, May 16-27 – Double $3,799, Single $3,999, Triple $3,749. Highlights: Scottsdale, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Salt Lake City, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Old Faithful, Sheridan, Bighorn Mountains, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument.

Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park, September 4-10 – Double $3,199, Single $3,949, Triple $3169. Highlights: Calgary, Waterton Lakes National Park, Glacier National Park, “Going to the Sun Road,” Banff and Columbia Icefield.

Valley Caregiver Resource Center Support Session

Valley Caregiver's Resource Center will hold Family Caregiver's Support Group the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-541-8614.

Blood Pressure Screening

Free blood pressure screening the first and third Wednesday of each month, 10-11 a.m. Sponsored by Tulare Adult School Program, now thru May.

HICAP – Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program

Free one-on-one Medicare counseling. Call 1-800-434-0222 to make an appointment. For more information, visit http://www.ktaaa.org.


The regular Bingo Program is held every Monday and Wednesday, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Cost is 10¢/game, 25¢ a card. Another great activity for anyone 18 years and older to enjoy socializing and to have a wonderful time playing!

Bingo Caller Needed! – Volunteer needed for one day per week for about three hours. If you have a loud, clear, strong voice and love to speak to 50 or more people, this may be the volunteer opportunity you have been looking for! Call the senior center office and we will give you more detailed information.

Card Playing

FREE Activity and fun for all – every Monday, Wednesday & Friday after lunch!


Visit the Tulare Senior Community Center every Friday night, 7-10 p.m., for live music, dancing, finger foods, socializing & more! Entrance fee is $8 per person.

• March 20 – Bobby Seals Band

• March 27 – Bob Johnson Band

Casino Trip to Table Mountain

$18 per person. This fee is non-refundable and includes transportation and $10 free play. Itinerary: 8:30 a.m. – depart Tulare Senior Center, 10:30 a.m. – arrive at Table Mountain, 5:30 p.m. – return to Tulare Senior Center. Adults 21 and over. Valid photo ID is required.

Lunch Menu – Catering by Elaine's Table of Visalia!

3/20, Tuna Sandwich & Minestrone Soup; 3/23, Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Veggies & Roll; and 3/24, BBQ Chicken, Ranch Beans & Salad. All meals served with fruit and milk.

Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. to noon for anyone 60 years and older. Requested contribution is $3. Call 685-2330 the business day prior by 12:30 p.m., to make or cancel your reservation. $5 for guest under 60 years of age.

The Tulare Senior Community Center is located at 201 North F Street in Tulare. For more information, visit http://www.tulareparksandrec.com/community/seniorservices.htm or call 685-2330.

Lorraine Zorn is senior services Administrator for the City of Tulare Recreation, Parks & Library Department. She can be reached at Lzorn@ci.tulare.ca.us.


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