From Film Screenings to Health Fairs and Forums, WeHo Celebrates Senior Month in May

For more than two decades, the City of West Hollywood has organized an annual series of events to engage its thriving population of older community members during Senior Month, celebrated each May.

The month’s programming will kick off a day early with the city’s Aging in Place/Aging in Community initiative workshop “Making My Smartphone Work for Me.” This workshop about basic customization options for cell phone users will take place on Tuesday, April 30, from 4  to 5:30 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Great Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.

The workshop will be followed on Wednesday by a short film series from 2 to 4 p.m. in the City’s Council Chambers, located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. The short film “Carry Tiger to Mountain” will screen along with the award-winning documentary “Lives Well Lived – Celebrating the Secrets, Wit and Wisdom of Age.” Cast, crew, and other representatives will be in attendance to introduce the films. 

On May 15 from 9 a.m. to noon, the 18th annual Senior Health Fair will take place at the Plummer Park Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. The fair will offer free health screenings including blood glucose for diabetes, blood pressure, dental, breast and skin cancer screenings and total cholesterol screenings. The Senior Health Fair is co-sponsored by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, and the Saban Community Clinic. A complimentary lunch will be provided. To reserve a lunch, call (323) 848-6820 in advance. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

On May 22 at 2 p.m., there will be a televised Senior Advisory Board meeting and reception at the City Council Chambers. West Hollywood seniors Carole Cook and Tom Troupe will be honored at the event and there will be readings from contributors to Senior Stories WeHo, a book of poems and stories by local seniors. Attendance is free and open to the public; RSVPs are not necessary. Refreshments will be served. For people who cannot attend, the meeting will be televised on WeHoTV. WeHoTV is available to Spectrum customers within the City of West Hollywood on channel 10. AT&T U-verse customers across Southern California can access WeHoTV on channel 99. The meeting will also be available for live streaming and on-demand replay on the city’s website at www.weho.org/wehotv and on WeHoTV’s YouTube Channel.

On May 28 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Seniors in Action: Community, Connection, Conversation will take place at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. This interactive event will offer opportunities for participants to learn something new, contribute their talents and experience and deepen their connection to the West Hollywood community. Attendance is free and open to the public; RSVPs are not necessary. Refreshments will be served.

The West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center will offer the following special events, excursions, and workshops in May: “National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day” (Special Event); “Brunch & Learn” at Cedars-Sinai (Excursion); Saint Sophia Greek Cathedral and lunch at Papa Cristo’s (Excursion); “The Pygmalion Effect” from the Eifman Ballet Saint Petersburg (Excursion); “Balance It Up” with Cesar (Workshop); and, Mother’s Day Remembrance (Lecture/Workshop). For more information, please call (323) 876-1717.

Senior Month programming is presented by the City of West Hollywood and its Senior Advisory Board, as well as the Senior Activity Programs of the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center, in conjunction with Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS-LA).

For more information about additional related programming in the month of May and about senior services in the City of West Hollywood, please visit www.weho.org/services/social-services/senior-services.

For additional information about the City of West Hollywood’s Aging in Place Strategic Plan, please visit www.wehoaging.org. The City of West Hollywood calendar of events, workshops, and meetings is available at www.weho.org/calendar.


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I agree with “michael Z”.

“Aging In Community” would be a more comprehensive and inclusive approach.

Let’s keep our seniors in West Hollywood, even if they can’t manage to age in place.

Larry Block
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Larry Block

Aging in place is a joke. Get old and live on the 2nd floor rental and have no where to go when your handicapped. Hard to ask that landlord for a handicap shower and we need more work in this area.

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michael Z

All this is fine as long as one is healthy in mind and body….. if not,
you must leave West Hollywood….Ric Rickles, Jean Dobrin and so many other
seniors who loved and supported West Hollywood were forced to leave this city
because they needed assisted living…..
Aging in place is just a slogan…..The council has ignored the seniors who can
not “age in place”
What a shame……..