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Come For Classes Or Come To Teach: Senior Recreation Center Open To All
Come For Classes Or Come To Teach: Senior Recreation Center Open To All

Health, Senior, Santa Monica

Come For Classes Or Come To Teach: Senior Recreation Center Open To All

Posted Dec. 15, 2012, 10:00 pm

Mirror Staff

Every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., Brian Hamill masterfully steps into a full class at the Santa Monica Senior Recreation Center and greets his devoted older adult students ready to begin their comedy improv class. Step inside his classroom in the middle of the comedy and you will be surrounded by energized and smiling faces. Laughing often ensues and there’s never a shortage of camaraderie.

The Senior Recreation Center (SRC), located at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, has activities that appeal to many interests. Between the cooking, sing-a-long, improv comedy, board games, and tai chi classes, just to name a few, there’s a wide gamut of activities to choose from every weekday of every month.

While there’s a lot to do at the SRC these days, there are new opportunities to expand programming and offer an even greater array of classes.

In order to offer more classes, the SRC is looking for new volunteer instructors from the community to step forward in order to bring more classes to older adults of Santa Monica.

Volunteers do not need to be professional chefs in order to lead a cooking class or a full-time artist to lead an art course.

Creative and traditional class ideas are welcomed by WISE & Healthy Aging, the nonprofit social services organization in Santa Monica that administers the SRC activities.

“There is a high demand for language classes like English as a Second Language and Spanish. In order to meet growing demand for exercise classes such as Zumba Gold and chair yoga, we are looking additional enthusiastic instructors,” said Candace Shivers, coordinator at the SRC. “There are also opportunities to share your artistic side by leading an art or perhaps a knitting class, it’s up to the future instructor.”

If you or someone you know might be interested in leading a weekly or once-a-month class or a one-time only workshop, contact WISE & Healthy Aging Volunteer Services at or call 310.394.9871 ext. 436.

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Dec. 16, 2012, 3:33:54 am

Lee Costello said...

Brian Hamill is part of a larger non-profit community outreach project called Mob, Rule, Incorporated. It's a 501c3 that has been in operation since 1995. We've been offering this workshop for free to seniors at the Senior Center on Ocean for the past 7 years. Brian is on our Board of Directors and has been volunteering his services once a week for that entire time. There is also a roster of volunteers who sub the class when Brian is not available. This article makes it seems as though WISE provides this class. We have been running the free improv class for senior citizens in various locations since 1995. We offer it as a wellness program and are quite proud of our ongoing commitment. If you'd like more info, you can find us on Facebook as Mob Rule, Incorporated. Thank you. Lee Costello Executive Director Mob Rule, Incorporated

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