What social options are out there for seniors in the Menifee area?
The Kay Ceniceros Senior Center will answer that question and more at the first annual Senior Activity Showcase from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 20.
The event will highlight the senior center’s classes and activities, such as body sculpting classes, Wii bowling, line dancing and chair volleyball.
“A lot of the general public may not know what happens at a senior center,” said Leslie Covey, service area manager, Riverside County EDA, Kay Ceniceros Senior Center. “Our intent is to showcase our many activities.”
The Senior Activity Showcase will begin with a kick-off continental breakfast and welcome by Mayor Scott Mann. Next, the fitness and resource fair will begin, with vendors from a variety of organizations handing out resource information and asking questions.
“There will be agency representatives from places like Inland County Legal Services, the Office on Aging and so on,” Covey said. “We’ll also have class leaders there answering questions.
After the fair, there will be a barbeque lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers.
The afternoon’s activities will include an opportunity for visitors to try out classes.
“You can spend 15 minutes or half an hour trying out classes,” Covey said.
Where: Kay Ceniceros Senior Center, 29995 Evans Rd., Menifee
When: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 20
Cost: $10 for breakfast, lunch, wine tasting, free resource fair, try-out activities
“There are baby boomers now moving into senior activities and they want to move the body and be active. We also have the older, frailer seniors, so over the last few years we’ve tried to provide activities that cover that huge span of age and needs,” Covey added.
Some of the activities include chess, Thai Chi and even belly dancing.
The day’s activities will end with an end-of-day wine tasting event with music and door prizes.
The resource fair and try-out sessions are free and open to the public. A $10 ticket must be purchased for the breakfast, lunch and wine tasting.
“We are very busy with a lot going on,” Covey said. “Our plan is to give visitors a chance to decide what they’re interested in and try it out.”
Jennifer Dean is a local writer and regular contributor to SWRNN.