The following information was released by the City of Cypress.
The following programs will be offered at the Cypress Senior Center, which is located at 9031 Grindlay Street, just south of Lincoln Avenue and about a mile west of Valley View Street in Cypress. You need not be a Cypress resident to participate in these free programs. Reservations are recommended, unless otherwise indicated. For more information or reservations please call 714-229-2005. Information about other services at the Cypress Senior Center may also be found on the Cypress Recreation & Community Services’ website at www.cypressrec.com.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS
Glenda Papa, R.N.
Fridays – July 6th, 13th and 27th
10:00 – 11:30 am Free. Walk-in.
CSULB School of Nursing
Thursday, July 19th and Tuesday, July 31st
8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Free. Walk-in.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesdays – Ongoing 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Linda McMahon, MS, MA, Bereavement Manager
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of O.C.
Anyone who has lost a loved one is welcome to attend this group to have an opportunity to safely share your grief experiences. This program includes discussion on the grief process, life after loss, depression, loneliness, and positive transitions. Free. Walk-in.
CALIFORNIA TELEPHONE ACCESS PROGRAM – CTAP
Thursday, July 5th 10:00 – 11:30 am
California Communications Access Foundation
Californians who are deaf, hard of hearing, speech disabled, blind, or who have low vision, cognitive impairments or restricted mobility are eligible to receive
equipment from CTAP. Eligible customers can receive equipment absolutely free. Find out if you qualify and how to apply. Free. Walk-in.
Tuesday, July 10th 10:30 – 11:30 am
Judy Velarde, SCAN Community Outreach
Slips and trips may be funny on TV, but in real life, falls can, and do, cause serious injury for older adults. Join Judy Velarde to talk about what you can do
to avoid falling.
Thursday, July 12th 10:30 – 11:30 am
Neta Wenrick, Nutrition Specialist/Coach
Our judgment about serving sizes has been completely skewed by restaurant portions, food packaging and our own eyes. What should you be eating and how much? How much is a serving? Learn how to decipher food labels and how to take control of what you are eating.
BRAIN BALANCE and ITS AFFECTS ON RELATIONSHIPS
Tuesday, July 17th 10:30 – 11:30 am
Dr. Will Rogers, Seacrest Health & Wellness Center
Dr. Rogers will talk about how the creative and detail-oriented sides of your brain work together (or not) and how that brain balance affects interpersonal relationships. Learn how people perceive and interpret the same situation differently and how communicating those different impressions affects every relationship.
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SUN
Wednesday, July 18th 10:30 – 11:30 am
Hosted by Tiffany Myers, Boomers Insurance
Sunlight contains ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which causes premature aging of the skin, wrinkles, cataracts, and skin cancer. Learn how to protect yourself from the adverse effects of the sun. The doctor will also answer questions about your health.
Thursday, July 19th 10:30 – 11:30 am
Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA)
Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information, like your name, Social Security number, or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. Learn what you can do to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft.
Tuesday, July 24th 10:30 – 11:30 am
Dr. Navid Geula, Gateway Medical Group
Sponsored by CareMore
Most adults have experienced insomnia or sleeplessness at one time or another in their lives. An estimated 30%-50% of the general population are affected by insomnia, Learn about the types of insomnia, causes and treatments.
Wednesday, July 25th 9:00am – 12:00 pm
Adult Public Health Nursing Services (AHPNS)
Marilyn Geller, PHN
Marilyn Geller will provide a Comprehensive Cholesterol Profile with nutrition and preventive counseling during a 30-minute appointment. The following criteria are required for participation:
You are 18 years or older
You do not have medical insurance, EXCEPT for MediCal or MSI
You haven’t had a cholesterol test in the last year.
WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY HOUSE?
Thursday, July 26th 10:30 – 11:30 am
Amber Shubin, TNG Real Estate Consultants
Sponsored by Humana
At a time when many seniors are looking for ways to downsize, selling their home is just one option. Amber Shubin, will examine the local housing market, options
for renting out your home, and property management, as well as discussing the pro’s and con’s of condo living versus staying in your current home.
CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER
Thursday, July 26th 10:30 – 11:30 am
Caregiver Resource Center will be available to provide information about their services, which include family consultation, assessment, care planning, counseling, referrals for resources, and more! Free. Walk-in.
NAVIGATING THE SENIOR MAZE
Tuesday, July 31st 10:30 – 11:30 am
Zina Quigley, and Yoly Viernes
Quaker Gardens Senior Living
What if you or a family member are in need of some care in the future? Be prepared – don’t wait until the need arises. Understand and compare the different senior levels of care. Learn what happens if you’re hospitalized, about skilled nursing, home health, home care, and if and by whom they are covered.
File photo by C.E.H. Wiedel of Cypress Senior Center.
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