Monday, February 20, 2017
Senior Services

The City of Stanton is proud to offer a variety of activities and services to seniors. Seniors can enjoy bingo, karaoke, fitness classes, excursions, special luncheons and more at a minimum to no cost. Most activities occur on a weekly basis so there's always something going on!

The special resources section of this page offers additional information on organizations the City has partnered with to offer legal, transportation and nutrition assistance to seniors.

For additional information on any of the activities and events that the City of Stanton offers, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at 714-890-4276.

Senior Transportation

The City of Stanton is now offering an in-house transportation program. If you live in the City of Stanton and are looking for a ride to the Stanton Senior Center for a low cost nutritious lunch, we can help! Call 714-890-4276 to schedule your ride today.

Upcoming Events for Seniors

November 16, 2016
Fair Housing Presentation- Learn from a Fair Housing Council of Orange County representative about housing rights and laws that affect your community. Presentation will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in the Stanton Community / Civic Center. Presentation will begin at 9 a.m.

December 13, 2016
Christmas Luncheon- All senior adults are invited to spend a day sharing Christmas joy at the Stanton Community / Civic Center on Tuesday, December 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. What a way to end the year with special entertainment, food and fun, all with a Christmas theme! Reservations must be made by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7. Please call (714) 890-4276 to register or for additional information.

December 14, 2016
Senior Excursion- Meet new friends, learn new things, visit our local sites and enjoy a day out! This excursion will be to Rancho Los Alamitos on Wednesday, December 14, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. All excursions are $10. Please note that many of the excursions require walking. All excursions will meet at the Stanton Community/ Civic Center, 7800 Katella Avenue.

For additional information please call (714) 890-4276.

Senior Weekly Activities

Let's Do Lunch At The Center
Delicious meals are served four days a week from 11:15 a.m.-11:45 p.m., at the Stanton Community/Civic Center, 7800 Katella Ave. Three-day advance reservations are required. Along with meals, our dining room is always full of fun, special parties, holiday celebrations and many warm friendly people. A suggested donation of  $3.00 for seniors and $5.00 for 59 or younger is accepted. For reservations please call (714) 890-4276.

Karaoke - Mondays
On the 2nd and 4th Monday,  a local volunteer hosts Karaoke and it is available from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the Stanton Community/ Civic Center, 7800 Katella Ave. All seniors are welcome to come and meet new people, sing and enjoy the fun.

Piano Music - Tuesdays
Every Tuesday a local volunteer plays the piano from 10- 11 a.m., at the Stanton Community/Civic Center, 7800 Katella Ave. All seniors are welcome to come and meet new people, sing along and enjoy the fun.

Bingo - Wednesdays
Every Wednesday BINGO is played from 10-11 a.m., at the Stanton Community/Civic Center, 7800 Katella Ave. All seniors are welcome to come and meet new people and enjoy the fun.


Fitness Classes

Exercise with Mary Jo

Now sponsored by the Stanton Community Foundation and offered at NO COST to all seniors!


This exercise class conducts activities that are designed to sustain and improve joint mobility, tone muscles and improve posture. This exercise program is conducted with participants sitting and standing and allows people to have fun while exercising in a group setting.

Instructor: Mary Jo Hesketh

Location: Stanton Community/Civic Center, 7800 Katella Ave.

Age: 60 years & older

Mondays, 1-2:15 p.m. On-going class


Help Yourself to Health Class

This exercise class will cover various health related topics of interest and safe, beneficial exercises. Each class will incorporate information, discussion and exercises. The class will consist of an introduction, warm-up to increase circulation, static stretches to minimize muscle strain/pain, strength training for specific muscles, a cool down and then conclude with balance exercises.

Instructor: Loretta Gallagher

Location: Stanton Community/Civic Center, 7800 Katella Ave.

Age: 60 years & older


Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. On-going class

This class will focus on weight training, balance and cardio to promote general health and fitness.

Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. On-going class

This class will focus on light cardio, working with balance, mobility and developing reflexes with brain fitness.

Free Health Screenings

Prospect Medical will be providing free Blood Pressure Screenings on the third Thursday of each month from
9-10:30 a.m. in the Stanton Community/ Civic Center, located at 7800 Katella Ave.

Senior Resources

Food Distribution
The Friendly Center is distributing 4,000 - 8,000 pounds of food once a month with its Mobile Food Pantry program. Participants are only required to bring their own bags to carry the food received. Food is distributed rain or shine.

This is an ongoing program that occurs every third Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. in the Stanton Community Services Center, located at 11822 Santa Paula St.
For additional information, please call 714-379-0129.

O.C.T.A. Access Transportation
Transportation provided within Orange County for medical appointments, shopping or social visits ($3.60 each way per zone). For information and to register for this ride program call the Orange County Transit Authority (O.C.T.A.) at (714) 636-7433. Applications can also be obtained from the Stanton Parks & Recreation Services, located at 7800 Katella Avenue.

Information & Referrals
Assistance with referral to a variety of senior services including adult day care, counseling, home health care, housing, home delivered meals, case management, respite, employment, legal assistance, support groups mediation service, and other community services available through the Parks & Recreation Department at (714) 379- 9222 ext. 276.

Legal Services
The Senior Citizens Legal services are available to seniors regardless of income. The contact number is (714) 511- 5200, or (800) 834-5001.

Senior Newsletter
Are you getting a copy of the City of Stanton Senior Newsletter, the "Stanton Hour Glass"? To receive your copy or for further information call (714) 379-9222 ext. 276.

Stantonites Senior Club
Stanton Parks & Recreation Services invites individuals 50 years of age and older to attend and participate in:
The Stantonites, a local senior organization that meets every Thursday in the Stanton Community/Civic Center from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members enjoy potlucks, holiday celebrations, birthday parties, trips, cards, bingo and the opportunity to meet new people. Membership is $5.00 a year.

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