Temple City Parks & Recreation

Senior Newsletter

February 2023

Lunar New Year Event

Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year! Festivities take place on Saturday, February 4, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Temple City Park located at 9701 Las Tunas Drive. Enjoy lion dance and dragon dance, free sampling of traditional cuisine, raffle prizes, family activities, a kid zone, live entertainment, and information booths!

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Weekly Senior Activities

Join us at Live Oak Park Community Center for our weekly activities! All the following programs will be free of charge. Gift card winner for every Bingo game!

The craft of the month is painting a Camelia Flower! All supplies will be provided.

Arts and Crafts

Come visit us for Arts and Crafts at the Live Oak Park Community Center every second Wednesday of the month. For the month of February, we will be painting a Camellia flower! All supplies will be provided and FREE of charge.

Metro Workshop

Join us on Tuesday, February 21st at Live Oak Park Community Center for our presentation by Metro. Learn about the Riders Program, purchasing and reloading TAP cards, safety riding tips, and more! The workshop will take place in the Camellia Room starting at 10am.

LA County Vaccine and Flu Clinic

The LA County Public Health Department will be hosting a COVID Booster Clinic as well as a Flu Shot Clinic! Vaccines for both will be available for anyone of all ages! Pediatric vaccines will also be avaliable but a consent form must be completed.

Location: Acorn Room, Live Oak Park Community Center

Time: TBA

Neighborhood Watch Meetings

Neighborhood Watch Meetings have resumed! Look for the nearest meeting to you and learn about the safety precautions and updates our Public Safety have. For more information or if you would like to download the map, visit the city website.

CLICK HERE - To download map

Do you or someone you know use Dial-A-Ride? If so, we want your feedback! The Parks & Recreation Department distributes surveys annually to gain insight from our senior community regarding helpful suggestions, improvements, or if you are satisfied with Dial-A-Ride services as they are. The City will share the input provided by the public at the Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting on March 15, 2023. Dial A Ride Surveys will be available at the Community Center at Live Oak Park, located at 10144 Bogue Street, Temple City, CA 91780, by postal mail or by email. For questions regarding Dial A Ride Services and the Dial A Ride Survey, please contact Jennifer Venters, Parks & Recreation Secretary, by calling (626) 285-2171 ext. 4515 or by emailing: jventers@templecity.us

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Metro - On The Move Riders Program
On the Move Riders Program (OTMRP) works to empower older adults with the information and confidence to travel on fixed-route transportation, by providing one-on-one and/or group travel training, informational transit tours, and safety education presentations. Through our regional Older Adult Transportation Pop-Up events, Transportation Expo, and Raised on Records Concert we strive to spread the word on our program and the value in learning how to travel on public transportation. Through these efforts, OTMRP strives to remove barriers and enhance mobility among the older adult population.

To learn more about our program or to get connected with one of our peer-to-peer travel training clubs, contact Lilly Ortiz at 213.922.2299 or email at onthemove@metro.net.

Urban Forestry's New Tree Planting
Did you know that you can request a tree to be planted in the parkway of your home at no cost to you? Yes, you can! It’s as easy as submitting a request on the City’s website. Click here to submit the FORM. If you do not have a tree in your parkway or if you live on a corner lot and have only have one tree the City encourages you to request a tree to be planted for free! Once a request has been submitted the City’s Urban Forestry team will assess your property for a new or an additional tree. If the Urban Forestry team finds that a new or additional tree can be planted in the parkway, one of three tree options will be selected from the City’s Master Tree List and planted in your parkway for free! It is the City’s goal to continue to build our urban forest, engage community pride, and beautify neighborhoods. Want to learn more? Contact Jennifer Venters, Parks and Recreation Secretary by calling (626) 579-0461 or by email jventers@templecity.us.
New-Senior Resource Page
The City of Temple City’s Senior Resource Page was developed to bridge resource gaps for seniors in the community in order to create connectivity to referral services and senior oriented programs. Click on the link below and you will find a variety of resources for the Older Adult population in Temple City. 

Temple City Los Angeles County Library

The Temple City Library would like to reach out and offer our services and reaffirm our commitment to providing useful resources to the Temple City senior community. We’d like to highlight the following library updates:

Instant Librarian: Have a question or comment regarding your library card, account, or need research help? Well, you can chat with a librarian online to answer your questions Monday thru Friday from 12pm to 6pm. More information here: https://lacountylibrary.org/contactus/


COVID Antigen Tests: In partnership with the Department of Public Health, free COVID 19 antigen tests are available at the Temple City Library while supplies last. Inquire at Circulation Desk. More information here:  https://lacountylibrary.org/antigen-tests/

BrainFuse VetNow: This online service connects you with an expert so you can learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources. VetNow offers education help through its Adult Learning Center and supports career development via workforce tools and job-seeking support. Brought to you by the California State Library and CARES Act. More information here: https://lacountylibrary.org/veterans/

Metro TAP Cards: Do you use the LA Metro rail or bus systems? LA County Library has partnered with Metro to sell and reload TAP cards. You can get new TAP cards and add fare to existing cards. More information here: https://lacountylibrary.org/metro-tap-cards/  

As always, the library is also available via phone, email, or chat to provide reference assistance.

Location: Temple City Library 9050 E Las Tunas Blvd Temple City, CA 91780

Hours of Operation: Tuesday 12 - 8 p.m. Wed - Saturday 10 am -6pm, Sunday - CLOSED

Contact: Phone: 626-285-2136

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Senior Database

The Aging Adults 50+ Database registration form is now available! The City of Temple City and the Committee on Aging are working together to create a database of residents 50 years of age and older. By requesting and filling out the form, Temple City seniors will receive emergency notifications in a timely manner and will be informed by the city about critical resources, especially in times of crisis. The database can also assist in keeping aging adults connected to the community. When you complete and submit the form, your contact information will be added to the database to receive critical community updates. Email Parks & Recreation Coordinator Rubi Ramos-Ruiz at rruiz@templecity.us to request your form or call the Live Oak Park Community Center at 626-579-0461.

Download Form Here!

Dial-A-Ride is a transportation service for community members 60 years and older, or younger than 60 years of age with a physical, psychological or developmental disability. Services are available to residents of Temple City and adjacent unincorporated areas. This service operates seven days a week and makes point-to-point trips around town and designated medical facilities outside of Temple City. We are now allowing same day sign-up. Eligible residents can call 626-286-2456 to make a reservation. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 626-579-0461 or visit templecity.us/dialaride.
Dial-A-Ride Services times: Monday through Friday | 7 A.M.–8 P.M. Saturday and Sunday | 7 A.M.–5P.M.
The City of Temple City senior meal program has transitioned to meal delivery until further notice. The program is open to all Temple City residents. Meals are delivered on Tuesdays; each participant receives between 5 to 7 meals per week. The meals are provided by YWCA San Gabriel Valley Interval Senior Services. For further question or to register for the program please call (626) 579-0461.
2-1-1 Phone Line
The 2-1-1 phone line is open 24 hours, 7 days a week with trained community resource advisors prepared to offer help with any situation, any time. 211 LA County (or 211 LA) is the hub for community members and community organizations looking for all types of health, human and social services in Los Angeles County. If you are calling from outside Los Angeles County or cannot directly dial 2-1-1, call (800) 339-6993.
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