NEWMAN - A wealth of information geared toward senior citizens will be served up Friday, June 14 in Newman.....along with a free lunch, prizes, entertainment and more.
The senior information day, sponsored by the West Side Senior Awareness group, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the L.J. Newman Memorial Center.
The theme is “Rockin’ 50’s: A Walk Down Memory Lane.”
Those attending are encouraged to wear 50’s attire.
Representatives of upward of 30 service providers, resource agencies and other organizations are expected to be on hand to share information about their offerings and services.
The annual event typically draws 100 or more seniors (55 and older) from West Side communities, organizers said.
A free meal will be served up as part of the event. The luncheon will be prepared by the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District food services staff, said Caralyn Mendoza, the district’s chief business official.
The district will begin providing meals for the local senior nutrition site July 1, Mendoza noted, and the senior information day luncheon will be a sampling of what seniors can expect.
“We want to do a plate that is representative of what we will be serving,” she commented. “We will also have a booth at the senior information day to talk about what we are going to be doing.”
The free event will also feature free blood pressure checks, guest speakers and more. The senior information day is open not only to Newman residents but those in Gustine, Crows Landing and surrounding communities.
Those attending will also receive a bag of staple food items provided by the Newman Salvation Army Committee.
“This is just an informational day for seniors to get out and enjoy,” said Sandie Lessel, event chair. “Everybody is welcome.”