Welcome to The Mizell Senior Center
Get Ready For Stars Among Us 2014
American Graffiti – Where Were You in ’62?
2014 Event Set for March 22 at the Palm Springs Air Museum
(Sponsor Listing as of January 24, 2014)
Sponsorship Opportunities Available: Contact Jack Newby – 760-323-5689 x118
Mizell Senior Center has been serving the greater Palm Springs area for nearly 40 years, and is the community focal point on healthy and active aging. This is a place where Active Seniors come together for service and activity which enhances dignity, supports independence, and encourages involvement in and with the community. Take a look at our new video that highlights our expanded Meals On Wheels Service:
Programs support individuals in all phases of the aging process and promote healthy aging, wellness, and community participation. The mission of the Mizell Senior Center is to enhance the lives and welfare of adults who live in or visit our community. Programs and services at Mizell Senior Center are designed to meet the needs of low income seniors and to provide opportunities to combat loneliness, isolation, and maintain active productive lives. Loneliness, isolation, and depression know no economic boundaries. We have over 50,000 visits each year from individuals taking part in our activities and programs.
Mizell Senior Center publishes a Weekly e-Newsletter that is distributed to our members and supporters. The Newsletter contains a wealth of information about upcoming programs and activities at Mizell along with our weekly nutrition program menu. All of our Business Partners are listed in the Newsletter along with links to their websites so you can easily find out information on products and services that are important to you. If you would like to sign-up to receive our e-Newsletter, click the subscribe button on the right side of this website.
Specific programs include Meals On Wheels, exercise and fall prevention programs, congregate meals on and off site, counseling, health checks, and a variety of social and recreational programs to increase socialization. Our annual flu shot program provides low cost flu vaccinations to nearly 400 high risk seniors in partnership with Desert Regional Medical Center.
Hot lunches are served daily. We have a new lunch program. If you are over 60 years old and would like to participate, ask to complete the Enrollment Form. We are requesting a $3.00 donation to help maintain the high quality of our Meals. If you are under age 60 or do not wish to participate in the program, the meal cost is $4.00. Lunches are served Monday through Friday, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM except for major holidays. Click here for our current menu: March 2014 Menu
Classes At Mizell in March
Senior Retirement Planning at Mizell Senior Center
Meet the Experts and Get Your Questions Answered
Join us on Thursday, March 13 at 10:00AM for an hour long comprehensive Senior Estate Planning Seminar at Mizell Senior Center. Topics include Estate Planning, Financial Planning, Reverse Mortgage, and Final Arrangements. These experienced professionals will provide helpful information and answer all your questions on these subjects and more. This is a great opportunity to have all your questions answered at one convenient seminar. For information or reservations, call Mizell Senior Center at 760-323-5689.
Live Healthy Seminar
Presented by Eisenhower Health Center – Palm Springs
“Addressing Cardiovascular Risk Factors for Heart Health” will Join Celine Kaiser, Director of Risk Management and Annette Brown, RN, Director of Nurse Informatics on Thursday, March 13 at 1:00PM as they present “Taking Charge of Your Hospital Stay: What you Should Know to Manage Your Health Needs.” Learn how to be prepared if and when you need to be hospitalized. Do you know what to bring with you or your rights as a patient? This seminar will focus on several tips that will help you be better prepared. There will be opportunity for questions and answers following the presentation. Call 760-834-7956 for reservations.
Workshops on Therapeutic Yoga at Mizell
Presented by Renate Bodden
Renate Bodden from the Bodden Institute for Yoga will be presenting workshops on Therapeutic Yoga Utilizing Acupressure Points for Self-Healing, Well Being, and Rejuvenation at Mizell Senior Center every Monday for six weeks from March 17 through April 21 at 10:00AM. Learn how the stimulation of certain acupressure points on the body, hands, feet, and face and some Yoga Postures can enhance overall well-being, relieve fatigue, stress, and rejuvenate. Learn acupressure for the face to tighten and massage facial muscles. Some floor work is also required, so bring a mat or towel. Cost is $10.00 per session or $49.00 for the entire six week workshops. For information, call 760-323-5689.
AARP Mature Driving Is Back at Mizell Senior Center
Be Sure to Sign-up for This Important Class
The AARP Mature Driving Course is back at Mizell Senior Center on April 14 and 15 from 12:30PM to 4:30PM. This popular course is presented by AARP and is licensed by the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles to provide training to persons 55 years of age and older. This training will:
- Help you learn how to remain a safe, competent driver
- Help you save money on your car insurance
- Help you learn about new features on cars
- Help you learn about New Laws and how they affect you.
Cost for this course is $20.00 for Mizell Members and $25.00 for non-members. This is a very popular course and space is limited to 30 participants. You can sign-up at the Mizell ticket window. For additional information, call 760-323-5689.
Bridge Classes Coming Next Week
Both Beginning and Intermediate Classes
Beginning Bridge Classes: This six session class begins on Monday, March 10 at 9:00AM and continues Mondays from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. Have you always wanted to learn to play bridge? Have you not played bridge in several years and would like to learn the style of bidding used in the 21st Century? Instructor Gary Delestine, has an 8 week class to get you there. Students will learn the fundamentals of the exciting game of bridge. There will be a simplified and an in-depth approach to each lesson and each class will include playing time on practice play boards that will illustrate the topics being covered. Each student will need to purchase the book, Bridge Basic 1 by Audrey Grant from the instructor at the first class for $10.00. Cost for the classes is $60.00 for members and $90.00 for non-members.
Intermediate Bridge Classes: Beginning Wednesdays March 12 through April 16 from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. This is a continuation of the Beginning Bridge Class. If you were not in that class you may call Gary, the instructor (only in the morning) at 760-567-4538 or email him at email@example.com to see if you have the skills necessary to fit in the class. This class will teach intermediate conventions as well as defense strategies. There will be a simplified and an in-depth approach to each of these conventions and each class will include playing time on practice play boards that will illustrate the topics being covered. Students who take this class will be encouraged to come to the Supervised Bridge Play on Tuesdays (8:30 to 11:00) to practice what they are learning. (There will be no additional charge for this.) Cost for the classes is $60.00 for members and $90.00 for non-members.
Be sure to sign-up for these popular classes early as class size is limited. For information, or to sign-up, visit the Mizell ticket window.