Senior Nutrition

IMG_0724-kitchenThe Venice Senior Nutrition Program meets Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  The dining area is in the southwest corner of the VJCC complex.

The 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.  The meal site also provides a warm, friendly atmosphere and a chance for seniors to connect with friends or make new ones.

On Fridays, Bingo is played before lunch is served.  Our Bingo Master makes it fun for everyone, and there are prizes for everyone.

Every month we celebrate our seniors who have a birthday that month with a lovely birthday cake, singing and photos.

We try to incorporate various activities to keep our seniors healthy, active and educated.  For example, a podiatrist, Dr. Teshima, provides his services to any senior in the community that the VJCC serves. You don’t have to be a part of the senior nutrition program – any senior can sign up.

If you are interested in the senior lunch program, please come and visit, or if you have any questions, please contact the nutrition site coordinator, Howard Endow at

Our volunteer group is amazing, and they serve our seniors faithfully.  If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact Howard at the above email address or call the VJCC office at 310-822-8885.

Thank you.