Active Adult Center

Senior Services

Active Adult Center
The Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department is responsible for administering and coordinating the city´s Active Adult Center, which provides ongoing programs and services, as well as special activities, for individuals 55 years of age or older. The Active Adult Center is managed by one full-time Senior Center Supervisor.

Staff & Activities


The Active Adult Center has one full-time staff member, a part-time kitchen aide, and a large number of volunteers to provide and/or coordinate ongoing services and activities, including:
  • Free health screenings
  • Information and referral services
  • Dance and exercise classes
  • Special interest classes (photography, arts, and crafts)
  • Education classes
  • Monthly birthday luncheons
  • Movie/video screenings
  • Bingo and drop-in bridge

Newsletter


The center publishes a monthly newsletter featuring a calendar of events and activities. Additionally, the center provides both onsite congregate and home-delivered meals that are served weekdays at the Active Adult Center.

The city receives a grant from the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging to provide this program. In previous years, this program was operated by the County of Ventura.

Special Events

 


Volunteers Needed: HDM Drivers


The Active Adult Center has seen an unusual increase in our home-delivered meals program and is looking for volunteers to become Thursdays Home Delivered Meals (HDM) drivers. As a HDM driver, volunteers will deliver hot lunches to homebound seniors. Volunteers are required to have a valid driver’s license and insurance on their personal vehicles and are eligible for mileage reimbursement. If you’re interested in helping make a difference, or would like more information, we’d love to talk to you. Please call 805-517-6262. 

Date: Thursdays

Time:10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Bingo Bash

Don’t miss out on another fun Bingo Bash fundraiser! Help raise money for the Moorpark Active Adult Center while having lots of fun and trying your luck at hundreds of dollars cash prizes! Your pre-paid ticket ($20 pre-sale, $25 at the door) will include all games, a delicious all-you-can-eat “dessert bar”, coffee and tea. An additional game packet will be made available the day of the event. Your paid attendance will also make you eligible for numerous door prizes. Players must be 18 years of age or older to play. The event is co-sponsored by the American Legion Post 502. For more information, call 517-6261. 

Date: Saturday, April 14
Tickets on Sale: NOW
Doors Open: 10:00 a.m.
Games Start: 11:00 a.m. 


New Gourd Art Class

Pat Barbour begins a new 8-week Gourd Art class on April 17th.  Pat’s class covers how to clean the gourd in preparation for decorating it, using dyes, paints, wood burning, and other embellishment techniques.  Class fee is $40 for the eight-week session, plus a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor.  Fees can be paid in advance or on the first day of class.  Gourds, dyes, and equipment provided.  Beginners with no prior experience are welcome, as are walk-ins. Call 517-6261 if you have any questions.

  
Date: Tuesday
Time:9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Livingston Memorial Presentation: End of Life Conversation

End of life conversations can be difficult, but coming to the end of our lives is a form of growing or transitioning; something we have been experiencing throughout life. Join Teri Helton with Livingston Memorial on April 15th at 1:00 p.m. as she gives you the opportunity to learn and talk about what transitions, challenges, and choices there are at the end of life. Topics she will cover are how and when to make decisions about choosing home health, palliative care or hospice care and what the differences are between them. Come learn the variation in the types of care offered in the community and at home. Learn what questions to ask and more. To make a reservation, Call 517-6261 or visit the Active Adult Center to sign-up.

Date: Thursday, April 26
Time: 1:00 p.m.


DVD Lecture Series: The Story of Human Language


Language not only defines humans as a species, placing our head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators, but it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries.  Dr. John McWhorter, one of America's leading linguists and a frequent commentator on network television and National Public Radio, will take you on an in-depth, 36-lecture tour of the development of human language, showing how a single tongue spoken 150,000 years ago has evolved into the estimated 6,000 languages used around the world today.  

Date: Mondays (2 Lectures per day)
Time: 1:00 p.m.




Income Tax Preparation


Avoid the headache of preparing your own 2017 federal and state tax returns and have them prepared by a trained AARP tax counselor for FREE. Appointments are being scheduled now, so call ahead to make your reservation. Required documents include: Driver’s License or DMV ID card, Social Security Card, 2016 Tax returns, record of all wages, record of payments that reduce your taxes and any renter’s credit information.
Appointments are limited and are taken on a first come, first served basis. Tax counselors will be at the center most Wednesdays starting February 7th.  Call 517-6261 to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions. Please note that appointments will not be taken off of the voicemail. 

Date: Wednesday (2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, & 4/11)
Time: 8:30 a.m. (By Appointment)




Applications


Please print out the application and mail the completed form to:

Active Adult Center
City of Moorpark
799 Moorpark Avenue
Moorpark CA 93021