Special Events


CBD and the Senior


Date:09/12/2019 Time: 1:00pm Make a Reservation Now

480 S Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262


The healing properties of CBD derivatives are vast and can be confusing. Julie Montante, owner of PSA Organica, presents an informational session on the uses of CBD and THC to help those who suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, sleep disorders, arthritis and more. Montante will offer the information free on both Thursday, September 12 at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at EventBrite.com.

CBD and the Senior


Date:09/14/2019 Time: 11:00am Make a Reservation Now

480 S Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Julie Montante, owner of P.S.A. Organica, presents an informational session on the uses of CBD and THC to help those who suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, sleep disorders, arthritis and more. This free presentation is also offered on Thursday, September 12 at 1:00 p.m.



Mizell “Frankly…” Discussion: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby


Date:09/25/2019 Time: 7:00pm Make a Reservation Now

480 S Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262


A frank discussion about sex, dating, realistic expectations and more presented by Laura Anne Rowell, internationally recognized sex coach. A questions and answer period will be held. Be aware that frank discussion of human sexuality will be conducted! The event is free, but reservations are recommended and can be made through EventBrite.com.



Mizell’s “Frankly…” discussion: Advocacy – Speak Out & Speak Up!


Date:09/18/2019 Time: 7:00pm Make a Reservation Now

480 S Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Social security, Medicare, taxes and legistation all impact the lives of older adults. Join us to learn how your voice can be heard in Washington, Sacramento and Palm Springs City Hall.



Mizell’s “Frankly…”Discussion – “Helping Your Aging Parents”


Date:09/11/2019 Time: 7:00pm Make a Reservation Now

480 S Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Kicking off a new Wednesday night interactive discussion series called “Frankly. . .” will be Helping Your Aging Parents featuring Leann Dale from Senior Living Options of the Desert and Gustavo Ward from Sheridan Home Care. The will discuss the challenges facing older adults and their families and explore the benefits of in-home care and the options of assisted or independent living, board and care, Alzheimer and dementia care followed by a question and answer period.  This discussion series is free, but  reservations are appreciated and can made on EventBrite.com.

 



National Senior Center Month


Date:09/01/2019 Time: Make a Reservation Now

The community is invited to discover the unexpected, the informative and the fun to be had at the Mizell Senior Center.  September will bring lots of opportunities for residents of the greater Palm Springs area and visitors to drop in, chat with members, meet the staff, have lunch in Mizell’s Café 480 and sample our daytime or evening classes and activities.

Mizell will be offering expanded programming during the evening and on Saturdays to accommodate those who work.  Members and non-members alike will be able to attend an informative presentation on CBD from a leading expert in the field, an Advocacy 101 Workshop to encourage activism on issues facing mature Americans, and an opportunity to provide input on future programs at the center to name a few of the upcoming activities. Many events will be offered at no charge to all to wish to participate.

“The growth of Palm Springs residents over the age of 55 will explode in the coming decade,” said Wes Winter, Executive Director of Mizell Senior Center. “We want to support the next wave of members in continuing to “age well.” That means meeting Baby Boomers where they live with relevant programming that fits their lifestyle.”

The month-long celebration is designed to introduce or re-introduce Mizell to men and women, age 55 and older, who may not be aware of how much it has to offer.  In so doing, Mizell hopes to broaden and diversify its membership base.

 



National Senior Center Month – Buy One/Get One Fitness Classes Week of September 23!



Week of September 23
Whether new to the class or a regular attendee, when a Mizell member brings a friend who has not participated in the class before, one of you gets in for free. Reservations are required for fitness classes and may be made by calling (760) 323-5689 or visiting the ticket window at Mizell from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mizell Senior Center offers an array of fitness classes throughout the week including;
Monday, September 23
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Fit After 50
This gentle exercise class will help build bone mass, fight osteoporosis, improve balance, improve flexibility, and restore muscle mass. Fee per class: $3

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Chair Yoga
Chair Yoga helps you improve your health and fitness doing yoga while sitting on a chair. This adaptive fitness and exercise program to those who could not benefit from traditional physical activities due to age, limiting physical/mental conditions, or one’s environment/location. Fee per class: $5 for members / $10 for non-members

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Fit After 50Fee per class: $3

Tuesday, September 24
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.. – Fit After 50 – Fee per class: $3

9:00 a.m. – Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold is designed for active older adults who seek cardio, strength training, balance, range of motion and coordination at a lower intensity level than Zumba.  Fee per class: $5 for members/$10 for non-members

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Beginning Tai Chi Qigong
Tai Chi Sifu Neal Arida leads both levels of Tai Chi and Qigong that teach the Yang Family Long Form 108 along with Qigong organ exercises. Beginning class starts with learning standing postures, breath control and breath control in movement. Fee per month each level: $35 for members / $65 for non-members. Drop-in fee each class: $10 for members / $15 for non-members

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Intermediate Tai Chi and Qigong
Less instruction on form and more emphasis and the meditative aspects of the exercise. Fee per month each level: $35 for members / $65 for non-members. Drop-in fee each class: $10 for members / $15 for non-members

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Fit After 50 Fee per class: $3

Wednesday, September 25
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. – Improve My Balance™
Improve My Balance™ classes are a part of our comprehensive Falls Prevention programming and is recommended as a follow-up to A Matter of Balance, Mizell’s evidence-based course. Be prepared to have fun, be challenged and improve your balance. Fee per class:  drop in $4.00 For Members/$6.00 For Non Members

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Chair Yoga – Fee per class: $5 for members / $10 for non-members

Thursday, September 26
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Fit After 50 –  Fee per class: $3

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Seated Wellness with Lynn
Fee per class: $5 for members / $10 for non-members.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Beginning Tai Chi QigongFee per month each level: $35 for members / $65 for non-members. Drop-in fee each class: $10 for members / $15 for non-members

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Intermediate Tai Chi and Qigong  – Fee per month each level: $35 for members / $65 for non-members. Drop-in fee each class: $10 for members / $15 for non-members

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Fit After 50  – Fee per class: $3

Friday, September 27
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Fit After 50 –  Fee per class $3

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Chair Yoga – Fee per class: $5 for members / $10 for non-members

Saturday, September 28
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Zumba Gold  $5 for members/$10 for non-members

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Beginning Line Dancing with Greg Klein $7 for one hour or $10 for two hours
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Intermediate Line Dancing with Greg Klein

 

National Falls Prevention Week
Week of September 23

Improve My Balance class on Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. are free.

Attend three or more fitness classes this week and enter to win grab bars, shower mats, nightlights or first kits at the Falls Prevention information table.

 



National Senior Center Month – Mizell Talk Back


Date:09/12/2019 Time: 7:00pm Make a Reservation Now

480 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Mizell invites you to share your thoughts about what programming Palm Springs wants and needs at the facility located in Sunrise Park. The informal discussion will have Mizell leadership actively listening to suggestions and concerns. To provide an opportunity for all to be heard, the Talk Back will be held later on a week night and a weekend. Reservations are not necessary, but appreciated.