Senior Services

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The City of Stanton is proud to offer a variety of activities and services to seniors. Seniors can enjoy bingo, karaoke, fitness classes, excursions, special luncheons and more at a minimum to no cost. Most activities occur on a weekly basis so there's always something going on!

The special resources section of this page offers additional information on organizations the City has partnered with to offer legal, transportation and nutrition assistance to seniors.

For additional information on any of the activities and events that the City of Stanton offers, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at 714-890-4276.

Senior Transportation

Need a ride and are 60 years and older? The City of Stanton offers an in-house transportation program for all Stanton residents.  If you live in the City of Stanton and are looking for a ride to the Stanton Senior Center for free fitness classes, a low-cost nutritious lunch, or a visit to the farmers market we can help!

Call (714) 890-4276 to schedule your ride today.


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Senior Weekly Activities

Let's Do Lunch At The Center
Delicious meals are served four days a week from 11:15 a.m.-11:45 p.m., at the Stanton Community/Civic Center, 7800 Katella Ave on a first come - first served basis.  Along with meals, our dining room is always full of fun, special parties, holiday celebrations and many warm friendly people. A suggested donation of  $3.00 for seniors is accepted. For more information please call (714) 890-4276.

MONDAY: Karaoke
On the first and third Monday of the month, a local volunteer hosts karaoke from 10:30-11:30am. All seniors are welcome to come and meet new people,
sing along and enjoy the fun. 

TUESDAY: Hula Dancing
Every Tuesday from 9-11am come enjoy hula with friends! Learn the basic techniques and get a full-body exercise while having fun!

WEDNESDAY: Bingo
Every Wednesday, BINGO is played at 10am. All seniors are welcome to come and meet new people, play Bingo and enjoy the company.

THURSDAY: Stantonites Senior Club
Stanton Community Services invites persons 50 years of age and older to attend and participate in “The Stantonites,” a local senior organization that meets
every Thursday from 7am-12pm. Members enjoy potlucks, holiday celebrations, birthday parties, trips, cards, 10am bingo and the opportunity to meet new
people. Membership is $5 a year.

 

Fitness Classes

Qi Gong - Tai Chi
Energy Exercise for self healing, recharging your batteries and stress busting! Increase flexibility and strength in a safe and achievable way.
Instructor: Linh Dao
Day: Mondays/Wednesdays
Time: 6:45-8:00pm
Fee: FREE

Chair Exercise
This exercise class conducts activities that are designed to sustain and improve joint mobility, tone muscles and improve posture. This exercise program is conducted with participants sitting and standing and allows people to have fun while exercising in a group setting.
Instructor: Stephanie Fernandez
Day: Mondays
Time: 1-1:45pm
Fee: FREE

Help Yourself to Health Class
This exercise class will cover various health related topics of interest and safe, beneficial exercises, while focusing on weight training, balance and cardio to
promote general health and fitness. Each class will incorporate information, discussion and exercises. The class will consist of an introduction, warm-up to increase circulation, static stretches, to minimize muscle strain/pain, strength training for specific muscles, followed by a cool down and concluding with balance exercises.
Instructor: Eva Zepeda
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Fee: FREE

Help Yourself to Health Class - Light
This exercise class will cover various health related topics of interest and safe, beneficial, exercises, while focusing on light cardio, working with balance, mobility
and developing reflexes with brain fitness. Each class will incorporate information, discussion and exercises. The class will consist of an introduction, warm-up to
increase circulation, static stretches, to minimize muscle strain/pain, strength training for specific muscles, a cool down and then conclude with balance exercises.
Instructor: LEAP Instructor
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 9:15-11:15am
Fee: FREE

Senior Resources

Free Tax Counseling
Tax Counseling for the Elderly (T. C. E.) provides free tax assistance to older individuals in the community. Trained volunteers will assist patrons 60 years and older in preparing their income tax returns. The following are covered: Wages, Interest, Dividends, Stock Sales, Sale of house, Pensions, IRAs, Annuities, and Social Security Calculations. They do not file Rentals, Business/Self Employment, Mutual Funds, Foreign Investments, Partnerships or Agricultural. Appointments: Can be scheduled beginning January of each year.  Please bring the following items: last year’s tax return, 1099 and/or W2 forms.

Appointments fill-up fast, if you cancel an appointment rescheduling may not be available. Thursdays, February – April, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Food Distribution
The Friendly Center is distributing 4,000 - 8,000 pounds of food once a month with its Mobile Food Pantry program. Participants are only required to bring their own bags to carry the food received. Food is distributed rain or shine.
This is an ongoing program that occurs every third Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. in the Stanton Community Services Center, located at 11822 Santa Paula St. For additional information, please call 714-379-0129.

O.C.T.A. Access Transportation
Transportation provided within Orange County for medical appointments, shopping or social visits ($3.60 each way per zone). For information and to register for this ride program call the Orange County Transit Authority (O.C.T.A.) at (714) 636-7433. Applications can also be obtained from the Stanton Parks & Recreation Services, located at 7800 Katella Avenue.

Information & Referrals
Assistance with referral to a variety of senior services including adult day care, counseling, home health care, housing, home delivered meals, case management, respite, employment, legal assistance, support groups mediation service, and other community services available through the Parks & Recreation Department at (714) 379- 9222 ext. 276.

Legal Services
The Senior Citizens Legal services are available to seniors regardless of income. The contact number is (714) 511- 5200, or (800) 834-5001.  

Senior Newsletter

Current Issue of Stanton Insider

Are you getting a copy of the City of Stanton Senior Newsletter, the "Stanton Insider"? To receive your copy or for further information call (714) 379-9222 ext. 276.  

Stantonites Senior Club
Stanton Parks & Recreation Services invites individuals 50 years of age and older to attend and participate in: The Stantonites, a local senior organization that meets every Thursday in the Stanton Community/Civic Center from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members enjoy potlucks, holiday celebrations, birthday parties, trips, cards, bingo and the opportunity to meet new people. Membership is $5.00 a year.