Welcome to the City of Aliso Viejo Senior Citizen Program homepage. The City is proud to offer several programs, services and resources to Aliso Viejo’s senior population. We hope you will explore these specific opportunities to help you enjoy an enhanced quality of life in Aliso Viejo. This page is updated regularly, so check back often for the latest information on classes, programs and services offered. For more information, contact the Community Services Department at 949-425-2537.
SPECIAL REGIONAL INTEREST FOR SENIORS
WHAT: 2017 South Orange County Job Fair, hosted by the OCDB and OC Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, offers free admission, free parking, free resume critique, and opportunities to speak with locally- hiring businesses. Bring several copies of your resume and dress professionally to impress.
WHEN: Thursday, June 1. from 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Laguna Hills Mall, 24155 Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills, 92653
RECREATIONAL and AQUATICS CLASSES
Class offerings may vary from season to season. For more information, call 949-425-2537.
Keep fit by exercising in the pool! This program is available to day pass and season pass holders. Lap swim times are scheduled specifically for swimmers who are actively swimming with forward progress. Swimmers who want to simply float or exercise in one place are encouraged to use open space in the recreation pool (if available), or check with the supervisor to determine the best place to exercise.
Days & Times: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:50 to 6:45 p.m./Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:50 to 6:45 p.m./Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Location: Aliso Viejo Aquatics Center, 29 Santa Barbara, Aliso Viejo
Fees: Day Passes- Senior AV Residents, $2/Non-AV Senior Residents, $3 Season Passes- Senior AV Residents, $130/Senior Non-AV Residents, $180
Private Swimming Lessons
Premier Aquatics Center swim instructors use an exciting, customized approach to cultivate a love of the water in swimmers of all ages and levels. Private lessons are tailored to meet the needs of each individual swimmer.
For more information, visit the Premier Aquatics Services website at www.swimoc.com or call 949-716-3333.
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE EMERITUS INSTITUTE CLASSES IN ALISO VIEJO
The City of Aliso Viejo collaborates with Saddleback College and the Aliso Viejo Library to offer lifelong educational opportunities for older Aliso Viejo residents. Visit the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute website to explore other classes offered throughout south Orange County. Participants must register through Emeritus Institute. For more information, to check class availability or to register, visit www.saddleback.edu/emeritus.
Health Aging for the Older Adult, Yoga Fitness- Emeritus Class HLTH 504, #13895
Each class incorporates information, discussion, and implementation strategies to promote general health and fitness for older adults. This class will emphasize principles of achieving and maintaining ideal optimal physical and mental health through yoga poses for the older adult.
Class Dates & Times: Fridays, June 2 through July 21, from 1:00 -2:50 p.m.
Location: Aliso Viejo Library Community Room, 1 Journey, Aliso Viejo
Current Issues in Government– Emeritus Class PS 214x, #14820
Exploration of current issues and events on global, national, and local levels. Problem areas include crime, economics, social services loads, environment, terrorismm and conflicts, and their impact on the lives of older adults.
Class Dates & Times: Wednesdays, May 31 through July 19, from 12:30 -2:20 p.m.
Location: Aliso Viejo Library Community Room, 1 Journey, Aliso Viejo
Health & Fitness for the Older Adult, Beginning Chair Exercises– Emeritus Class HLTH 503, #13715
Each class incorporates information, discussion, and implementation strategies to promote general health and fitness for older adults. This class will emphasize principles of achieving and maintaining ideal optimal physical and mental health through beginning chair exercises for the older adult.
Class Dates & Times: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, May 31 through July 24, from 9:15 a.m.-10:05 a.m.
Location: The Covington, 3 Pursuit, Aliso Viejo
Health Aging for the Older Adult, Sequential Stretching- Emeritus Class HLTH 504, #13670
Each class incorporates information, discussion, and implementation strategies to promote general health and fitness for older adults. This class will emphasize principles of achieving and maintaining ideal optimal physical and mental health through sequential stretching for the older adult.
Class Dates & Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 30 through July 25, from 11:10 a.m.-12:00 a.m.
Location: The Covington, 3 Pursuit, Aliso Viejo
OUTDOOR EXPLORATIONS GOLF PROGRAM
Outdoor Explorations is a recreational golf program for adults ages 50+. It is affiliated with the Center for Successful Aging at CSU Fullerton and its goal is to promote healthier aging through the game of golf. It is FREE to join and members will enjoy such perks as meeting new friends in a relaxed atmosphere, free practice times, access to golf lessons and on-course instruction, monthly special formats and social events throughout the year, and more! The very beginner golfer to the most seasoned player is welcome. The program is located at the Lake Forest Golf Course and Practice Center, 23308 Cherry Avenue, Lake Forest, 92630. For more information, please contact the Outdoor Explorations Program Coordinator, Angela Kelly at 949-632-0300 or visit their website at www.outdoorexplorations.com.
Senior Mobility Program: As a service to our seniors, the City of Aliso Viejo and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) partner to provide a Senior Mobility Program (SMP) for Aliso Viejo residents age 60 and older. To implement the program, the City contracts with Age Well Senior Services for on-demand, door-to-door transportation to and from the Sea Country Senior and Community Center in Laguna Niguel and the Florence Sylvester Senior Center in Laguna Hills for senior nutrition programs and other activities. This service is available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Vehicles are wheelchair accessible. There is no cost for Aliso Viejo residents to utilize this service. This service is only for transportation to and from designated senior centers. If you need transportation for medical appointments, shopping, errands, social engagements, etc., please scroll down for other options. For more information please call 949-425-2537 or visit Age Well Senior Services at http://www.myagewell.com/html/transportation.html.
OCTA Access Transportation Program: This is a shared-ride, curb-to-curb paratransit service that is made available to qualified applicants whose physical or cognitive limitations prevent them from utilizing OCTA’s fixed route bus service. ACCESS service is provided within a ¾ mile of, and during similar hours as OCTA’s regular fixed route service. ACCESS service/scheduling guidelines include scheduling trips within 60 minutes of the requested time, picking up riders within a quoted 30-minute pick-up window and rides ties generally not exceeding 90 minutes for each trip.
For additional information on eligibility criteria or to apply for OCTA Paratransit Services, contact ACCESS Eligibility Section at (714)560-5956, ex. 2 or visit OCTA website at www.octa.net.
For TTD (hearing impaired phone) information access, call (714)560-5474. For ACCESS reservations, call 877-628-2232. For TTD reservation access, call 800-564-4232.
OCTA Same -Day Taxi Service: OCTA offers a non-ADA Same-Day Taxi Program to ACCESS-eligible customers. Same-day taxi service is available from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. seven days a week. OCTA subsidizes up to five miles for a same-day taxi trip. You pay the ACCESS base fare of $3.60 for a five-mile ride; any additional costs above the five-mile trip are paid by the ACCESS customer in addition to the base fare of $3.60.
To apply for OCTA Paratransit Services, contact ACCESS Eligibility Section at (714)560-5956, ex. 2 or visit OCTA website at www.octa.net. For TTD (hearing impaired phone) information access, call (714)560-5474. For ACCESS reservations, call 877-628-2232. For TTD reservation access, call 800-564-4232.
OCTA Discounted Bus Services: As part of Measure M, senior can utilize regular OCTA bus services at reduced rates. This program is open to Orange County residents ages 60 and older and is rider-funded with the following discounted fare options:
- Cash Fare $.75
- One-Day Pass $1.50 Only sold on OCTA buses and valid until 11:59 p.m.
For informational guidelines, including rider tools such as “How to Ride” and “Riding Tips,” visit http://www.octa.net/Getting-ARound/Bus?How-to-Ride/Senior-Programs
Age Well Senior Services Non-Emergency Medical Transportation: This program provides transportation for those who cannot drive or who are cutting down on driving long distances or driving at night, as well as those with temporary and permanent disabilities. Transportation needs include running important errands and attending medical and social services appointments. This program is open to South Orange County residents ages 60 and older in designated service areas, including Aliso Viejo. Interested persons must apply for the program through the mail PRIOR to utilizing the services. Applications are reviewed for eligibility and acceptance confirmation will be mailed to client address. This program is rider-funded with the fare of $2.00 per ONE-WAY trip (care attendants, spouses, or companions ride free of charge, up to 3 riders total, including client. Clients must provide exact change for driver. For additional information, call (949)855-9766 or visit www.myagewell.org.
Silver Streak Transportation: Offered through Jewish Federation & Family Services, this program provides transportation between cities in Orange County to assist seniors who cannot drive or who are cutting down on driving long distances or driving at night, as well as those with temporary or permanent disabilities. This program provides a variety of transportation options:
- SHUTTLES- Transportation for groups going to the same destination on a regular basis. A round-trip for customized service is generally $4.00 per person, per round trip.
- GROUP RIDES & EXCURSIONS- Transportation for small or large groups to any destination in Orange County. Fares vary according to distance and time. A round-trip fare is $7.00 per person.
- VOLUNTEER RIDES- Transportation for fa ew riders to anywhere in Orange County. Reservations must be made one week in advance. A book of 8 vouchers is $20 ($2.50 per ticket). Each ride up to 12 miles requires one voucher. If ride is further than 12 miles, 2 vouchers are required.
- CANCER TREATMENT TRIPS- Transportation is available for patients receiving cancer treatments at Hoag Newport Beach Cancer Center.
This program is open to Orange County residents ages 60 and older or those under age 60 with temporary or permanent disabilities. For additional information, contact Sandy Baren at 949-435-3560 or at Sandy@JFFS.org.
SENIOR CITIZEN RESOURCES: These links to senior-related organizations and resources are provided as a courtesy to our senior residents.
AARP (American Association of Retired People): www.aarp.org
Adult Protective Services: 800-451-5155 (24-hour hotline) http://ssa.ocgov.com/abuse/elder
Age Well Senior Services: 949-855-8033 www.agewellseniorservices.org
Aging & Disability Resource Connection OC: 800-510-2020 http://www.adrcoc.org
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): www.aarp.org
About Assisted Living (resources): www.aboutassistedliving.org
Benefits Check Up: www.benefitscheckup.org
Buck Institute for Research on Aging: www.buckinstitute.org/healthyaging
California Senior Gateway: www.seniors.ca.gov
Justice in Aging: www.justiceinaging.org
Legal Aid of Orange County: http://www.legal-aid.com/about-us/faq/#senior
Meals on Wheels America: http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/
National Council on Aging: www.ncoa.org
National Aging In Place Council (They have an OC chapter): www.aginginplace.org
Orange County Active Seniors: www.ocactiveseniors.org
OC Aging Services Collaborative: http://www.ocagingservicescollaborative.org
OC Alzheimer’s Association: 800-272-3900 (24-hour hotline) www.alz.org/oc
OC Council on Aging: 714-479-0107 http://www.coaoc.org
OC Health Agency Healthy “Eat-Play-Breathe” Resources http://www.myhealthoc.org
OC Office on Aging: 800-510-2020 www.officeonaging.ocgov.com
OC Senior Citizens Legal Advocacy Program (SCLAP): 800-834-4900 http://www.legal-aid.com/legal-help/senior-citizens-legal-advocacy-program
Older Americans Month: www.oam.acl.gov
Saddleback College Emeritus Institute: 949-582-4835 www.saddleback.edu/emeritus
Senior Advisor Living Communities: https://www.senioradvisor.com
Senior Community Services Employment Program: 714-241-4900 http://occommunityservices.org/cid/seniors
Senior Health Outreach & Prevention Program (SHOPP): 714-972-3700 http://ochealthinfo.com/phs/about/phn/specialized/shopp
Senior Career Site for Boomers, Seniors & Experienced Workers: www.workforce50.com
The Savvy Senior: www.savvysenior.org
The Heart Way: end-of-life care theheartway.org
LINKS TO SPECIFIC TOPICS: These links to articles on specific senior-related topics are provided as a courtesy to our senior residents.