Senior Nutrition

IMG_0724-kitchenVenice Senior Nutrition Program, or Sr. Nutrition as it is known around VJCC, meets Monday through Friday from about 10am through noon or so. Parking is in the lot at the VJCC or on the streets closest to the dining room.

Our group offers a Spring and Fall bus trip to Las Vegas with accommodations at the California Club. Our bus trip has activities/games, lots to eat, a DVD and one-stop for a quick break before we get into Las Vegas. These are weekend trips, where we leave at 8am on Friday morning and return on Sunday by 5pm or so depending on traffic. Very popular!

Our current program was created, developed and implemented by Hitoshi Shimizu over 30 years ago. The mission was to provide a nutritionally balanced meal for seniors with a modest donation request of $1.75. One reason people attend is because of the warm, friendly atmosphere and a chance to connect with old friends or to meet and make new friends.

We play Bingo each Friday before lunch is served… our Bingo Master makes it fun for everyone and there are prizes for all the winners. You can buy your Lucky Bingo tickets from us for the Spring and Fall Bingo Nights at the VJCC! You can also buy tickets for the Annual Golf Ball Drop from us. The 2013 winner was one of our Sr. Nutrition members ad she shared the winnings with her loved ones and friends!!!

On the last Friday of each month we celebrate our Seniors, who had a birthday that month, with a lovely birthday cake, singing and photos.

On the last Tuesday of each month, a podiatrist and his staff provide services to our Sr. Nutrition members (after lunch, of course). The Podiatrist, Dr. Teshima, offers this service to any Senior in the community that the VJCC serves.  You don’t have to be a part of the Sr. Nutrition Program – any senior can sign-up and attend.  All that is required is a sign-up before lunch and any donation is always appreciated. You will receive professional care with a personal touch!  Donations are welcome.

Before Thanksgiving, we offer our program members See’s Candies to be purchased at a discount. This is an affordable way to give the gift of See’s Candies to your family, friends, neighbors, your postal carriers, your medical professionals, or just to have around for you to nibble on!

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Our volunteer group is amazing and they care about the members, whom we serve Monday through Friday. Come and join us… let us put a smile on your face and your heart!