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location of the event, as well as a contact phone number.
Oasis Senior Center holds a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. on
the second Saturday of every month. Breakfast includes pancakes,
sausage, coffee and orange juice for $3, $1 for children. The center
is at 800 Marguerite, Corona del Mar. Information: (949) 644-3244.
Passages 50-Plus support group for women 50 and older is a
discussion group coordinated by Jewish Family Services to address
issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships, loneliness and
family. The group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the agency offices,
250 E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. Preregistration required.
The Braille Institute offers free computer classes to people with
fading vision who have difficulty seeing the computer screen. The
Oasis Center at 800 Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar, offers six
sessions. Call to sign up for classes. (714) 821-5000.
The Costa Mesa Senior Center has ballroom dancing with live music
from the Betty's Trio from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. every Tuesday night at
695 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. The cost is $4. (949) 548-3884.
Jewish Family Service of Orange County sponsors an ongoing healing
support group for the chronically ill. The purpose is to provide
participants with emotional and spiritual support to manage illness
and its consequences. The group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the
Jewish Family Service office, 250 E. Baker St., Costa Mesa.
Attendance is free, but registration is required. (714) 445-4950.
Jewish Family Service offers ongoing bereavement support groups
for adults at all stages of loss. Group members share experiences,
hear how others deal with grief, receive support and learn ways to
cope with sadness and loss. One group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at
Beth Jacob in Irvine. The second group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at
Temple Judea in Laguna Hills. The third group meets at 1 p.m.
Thursdays at the Ezra Center in Anaheim. There's no cost to attend,
but advance registration is required. (714) 445-4950.
Oasis Senior Center offers assistance, counseling and referral
services for seniors. (949) 644-3244.
Arthritis Foundation instructor Hillary Stone leads an exercise
class at 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Jewish Senior Center, 250 E. Baker
St., Costa Mesa. (714) 513-5641.
Oasis Senior Center offers a daily telephone contact program for
seniors who have a limited local support system. They also offer
computer classes that teach the basics of Word, Quicken, Print Shop
and Internet usage. (949) 644-3244.
The Oasis Senior Center offers a shuttle to take members to
appointments and grocery shopping. The shuttle also takes members to
the center. Call to make an appointment. (949) 644-3244.
Oasis Senior Center offers visual aid screenings with a Braille
Institute representative, by appointment. (949) 644-3244.
Oasis Senior Center has a walking group called Walkers Not
Rockers, which meets once a week to enjoy scenic walks in and around
the Newport Beach area. (949) 644-3244.
The Alzheimer's Assn. and Grief Support Group of Newport Villa
West/Villa Rosa co-sponsors a free support group meeting for
caregivers at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month through
October at Newport Villa West Assisted Living, 393 Hospital Road,
Newport Beach. (949) 631-3555.
The Alzheimer's Assn. and Mesa Terrace, a residential community
for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, offers a
free support group for caregivers at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of
each month at Mesa Terrace, 350 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa. (714)
Oasis Senior Center conducts blood pressure screenings from 9 to
11 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in Room 3 at 800
Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. (949) 644-3244.
The Oasis Senior Center offers a Braille class to help with sight
loss from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays in Room 4 at 800 Marguerite Ave.,
Corona del Mar. (949) 644-3244.
The Jewish Senior Center offers card games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
every third Tuesday. A kosher lunch is offered at noon for $3 per
person. (714) 513-5641.
Revise your lifetime documents for advance health care directives
at the Oasis Senior Center for $3 each. Call to make an appointment.
Oasis Senior Center offers preventive healthcare services for
seniors on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the center's Room
HS-3, 800 Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. Call to make an
appointment. (949) 644-3244.
Seniors and low-income families in the Costa Mesa-Newport Beach
area can obtain free U.S. Department of Agriculture surplus food from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Friday of each month in the rear parking
lot at the Church of Christ, 740 W. Wilson St., Costa Mesa. Picture
identification is required. (949) 650-8236.
Oasis Senior Center offers a counselor to assist with questions
about Medicare, HMOs and supplemental and long-term care insurance.
Call to make an appointment. (949) 644-3244.
Oasis Senior Center offers a meal program for members. Lunch is
served daily from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the multipurpose room
at 800 Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. Home-delivered meals are
available for homebound seniors. Reservations are required. (949)
The Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Orange County provides
education and emotional support for families with loved ones who are
mentally ill. A free support group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every other Saturday at the Orange County Mental Health Clinic, 3115 Red
Hill Ave., Costa Mesa. (714) 850-8463.
Oasis Senior Center offers rental of medical equipment --
wheelchairs, walkers and more. (949) 644-3244.
The Costa Mesa Senior Center offers preventive health care
services for seniors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. every other Tuesday, at 695 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Call
to make an appointment. (949) 645-2356.
The Costa Mesa Senior Center offers counseling, assistance and
referral services for seniors, 695 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. (949)