WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood is celebrating Senior Month with a string of events to engage the older population. According to a press release from the city of West Hollywood, on Saturday, May 5, the Spring Fiesta Senior Dance will be held to celebrate Cinco de Mayor at Plummer Park. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is $5. For details contact the city of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division at (323) 848‐6530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, May 6, World War II remembrance events commence with the Immortal Regiment March at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. The march will travel east on Santa Monica Boulevard to Plummer Park to remember those who fought against the Nazis. A shuttle will be provided for veterans unable to walk. For additional information, call (323) 848-6826. The Victory in Europe Day ceremony at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall will begin at 11:30 a.m. and marks the defeat of Nazi forces and offers a remembrance of the estimated 50-million people who died during the war. Residents who are World War II veterans will be honored. For details call (323) 848-6501.
On Tuesday, May 8, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., community members are invited to join staff from the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room to discuss mental health wellness for seniors with a focus on depression and anxiety. Admission is free. The West Hollywood Library is located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. For details call (310) 652-5340 or visit the West Hollywood Library website at www.colapublib.org/libs/whollywood.
On Wednesday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the 17th Annual Senior Health Fair will be held at the Plummer Park Community Center, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. The fair will offer free health screenings including: blood glucose for diabetes, blood pressure, dental, mammograms, total cholesterol screenings, and more. 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, call TTY (323) 848-6496.
On Tuesday, May 22, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Seniors in Action: Community, Connection, Conversation will be held at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. This interactive event will offer activities that provide engaging 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.
On Wednesday, May 23, at 2 p.m., there will be a televised Senior Advisory Board meeting and reception at the city of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. A senior 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 those 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 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 at www.youtube.com/wehotv.
On Wednesday, May 23, staff from LA Metro will be on hand for an Older Adult Transportation Pop Up, beginning at 12 p.m. There will be a presentation and Metro will provide resources and information about using public transportation. The presentation will also be broadcast live on WeHo TV.
On Wednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at the city of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard., Lillian Faderman, an American historian will read and discuss her new book, “Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death.” Three of her books have been named to the New York Times “Notable Books of the Year” list. The Guardian named her book, “Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers,” one of the Top 10 Books of Radical History. Books will be available for purchase and signing. This event is free, but RSVPs are required at https://onecityonepridelillianfaderman.eventbrite.com.
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).
For more details about additional related programming in the month of May and about senior services in the city of West Hollywood, visit www.weho.org/services/social-services/senior-services. For more information about the city of West Hollywood’s Aging in Place Strategic Plan, visit www.wehoaging.org.
For more information, call the City of West Hollywood’s Social Services Division at (323) 848-6510. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, call TTY (323) 848-6496.