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Departments » Community Services » Senior Citizens
Recreation Programs - Senior Citizens
Jodi Botello is the Senior Citizen Coordinator. Her office is located in the Senior Room at the Reedley Community Center, 100 N. East Avenue, Reedley, CA 93654. The office telephone number is (559) 637-4207. Jodi can be e-mailed at jodi.botello@reedley.ca.gov. Our fax number is: (559) 637-7253
We would like to express our grateful and heartfelt appreciation to all of the senior services volunteers. It is through their dedication, commitment, and hard work that the City of Reedley can provide year around services and programs for the seniors of Reedley. Over 100 volunteers work on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis to help carry out our services and programs. Our volunteers range in age from 55 to 95 years young and their energies are a marvel. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the Senior Center for more information.
Thank You!

Newsletters
Check out the most current activities in our monthly newsletter. We have attached a printable version for you.

Senior Newsletter - December 2019

Senior Newsletter - November 2019

Senior Newsletter - October 2019

Senior Newsletter - September 2019

Senior Newsletter - August 2019

Senior Newsletter - July 2019

Senior Newsletter - June 2019

 

Programs
Please check the current Leisure Guide for information on dates and prices, or e-mail Jodi Botello

Diaper Derby
Sponsored by the Reedley Senior Commmission, Inc. and Sierra View Homes. Infants ages 6 to 12 months old who are not yet walking are encouraged to participate in crawling races. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places in each event.

  • When: (the Friday before the Fiesta)
  • Where: Sierra View Homes
  • Registration: 9:45 a.m.
  • Races Begin 10:00 a.m.
Senior Lunches
Meals taste so much better when you can share them in the company of others! Join us in the Phil Hudson senior room at the Community Center weekdays at 11:00 a.m. (except holidays) for a nutritious lunch and good time. This program is partially funded by the Fresno-Madera Area Agency on Aging. There is no charge for the meals if you are 60 or older; however donations are accepted (suggested donation is $2.00 per meal). Guests who are under the age of 60 are welcome to attend for $4.60 per meal. Reservations must be made by 11:00 a.m. the weekday before you plan to attend. Call 637-4207 for your reservation today. We also celebrate monthly birthdays and anniversaries with cake and have many other fun occasions.

Senior Exercise
The Senior Exercise class is free and held in the California Room at the Community Center. The class is geared to improve the circulation and muscle tone of seniors. Mon. and Wed. the class meets at 10:00a.m. If you arrive at 9:30 you can join the walkers. A video class is offered on Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Tai Chi
The Tai Chi class held in the California Room at the Community Center every Monday from 12:30-1:30 pm. The class is geared to improve balance, circulation, and strength of seniors. This class is open to all adults. Price is only $10 per month. Sign up in the Community Services office.

Senior Luncheon
Join us for Senior Luncheons. Call the Senior Center for dates. at 10:30 a.m. at the Community Center. Each luncheon a provides a full meal, entertainment, door prizes, and a good time shared by one and all.

Information and Assistance
Finding services to meet the needs of seniors and their families can be very challenging. The Reedley Senior Services Office would like to help. Call our office at (559) 637-4207 and ask for Jodi. She will provide information and assistance to seniors and their families within the Reedley area.

Reedley Senior Gleaners
Fresh fruits and vegetables are distributed to seniors every Wednesday by the volunteer Senior Gleaners. Distribution is done on the patio at the Reedley Community Center at 8:30 a.m. Donations are welcomed and new senior "gleaners" are too! You must be at least 55 years old to participate. Must have ID available.

Reedley Senior News
A monthly newsletter is published by the Senior Services Office and the Reedley Senior Commission, Inc.. If you are a senior and wish to receive the newsletter, please call the Senior Services Office at (559) 637-4207. Donations are greatly appreciated and a tax deductible.

Pool Table
The Reedley Senior Services Office has a pool table for seniors to play. Drop by anytime between 9:00 and 11:00 am Monday through Friday. If you are interested in playing, please give us a call or stop by the Senior Center!

Annual Senior Prom
A special evening of dining, dancing, socializing and entertainment will be held for local senior citizens at Sierra View Homes. Tickets for sale in August with the event in September. Please contact the Senior Center for the date and theme.

Hobby Time
Every Tuesday from 12-3pm the Senior Center is open for Hobby Time. Stop by and check out what’s happening and the fun activities that are available. We have those that enjoy painting, reading a good book, working on a puzzle, knitting/crocheting, billiards or join in a game of Texas Hold-Em.

Blood Pressure- Beginning in February
Seniors may have their blood pressure and weight checked on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10:00am. This free service is provided by Sierra View Homes for seniors at the Senior Center.

Senior Cinema Thursday
A monthly event where we screen a requested movie/film and serve theater style popcorn. Senior Cinema Thursday is held every third Thursday at 1:00pm - (Check monthly newsletter calendar for movie title.)

Ice Cream Social
Seniors Ice Cream Socials are held on the last Wednesday of the month at noon (following the congregate meal). Join us for lunch and stay, or just come for the ice cream. Visit with friends and enjoy a delicious treat. We appreciate Dycora for sponsoring our socials.

Services
Reduced Fee Fishing License
The Senior Services Office has Reduced-Fee Licenses available for $7.73. You must meet one of the following restrictions.
  • Be 65 years or older and receiving SSI. You must submit verification from Social Security or a copy of last year's reduced-fee license.
  • Be an honorably discharged veteran with a service connected disability of 70% or more. Proof must be received from Veteran's Administration or a copy of last year's reduced-fee license.
  • Be 65 years or older, and a resident of California with a total income of less than $931.72 for a single person or $1,564.14 for a couple. You must submit income verification from Social Security or a copy of last year's reduced-fee license.
HICAP
Do you have questions about supplemental health insurance? Are you are confused about choosing between Medicare and an HMO? A HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) volunteer may be able to assist you. This program is designed to assist seniors with filing claims, understanding coverage, and fighting denials of claims by both Medicare and any HMO. Call the HICAP central office at 1-800-434-0222 to set up an appointment.

Telephone Access
If you have a hearing, memory, vision or mobility loss and you have a land phone, you are eligible for a FREE PHONE. You may pick up a certification from in the Senior Center or call 1-800-806-1191 to make your request.

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