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at any activity. If you have a neighbor or a friend who is shut in, please feel free to take a copy to him. The cost of mailing is $1.20 per person each year and since our membership is over 400, this will amount to a considerable savings. You may remain on our mailing list, if this is the only way that you can receive your letter, by mailing $1.20 each year to the City of Brea, 401 South Brea Blvd., Brea 92621. Attention of Doris Herrick, Social Services Division.

Name badges are now available for all new members who did not receive one on joining. A deposit of $1 can be paid to our treasurer, Margaret Williams for this badge. You are asked to wear them to all club functions.

New members to welcome: Gracie Himes, 266 South Laurel, Brea; and Michael and Bertha Klemann, 232 North Madcrona, Brea.

Veronica Carlson now lives at 291 South Poplar, Brea.

We now have 14 Older Americans hired by the Social Services Division of Brea who are supplementing their income by working 20 hours a week. They serve at the local schools, in the library, in the Social Services office, help with the Tiny Tot program, assist the ACT organization, the Police Department, teach crafts and assis the Probation Department. We also have one who is setting up a Youth Employment Service.

[Senior Peoples Press, October 1974]


Our Senior Citizen program is successful because many of our members are willing to accept responsibility for certain activities. Our thanks to:

Jim and Bettie Lowden and their helpers for an excellent Breakfast In The Park serving at least 150 members.

Wanda and Howard Armstrong and their committees for our Luau with its outstanding program.

The Kitchen Band and all its members for performing in the City Park. The Craft Class for decorations and Joe Bowley for our kitchen window scene with the assistance of J.J. Flores and Cecil Moats.

The City of Brea deserves a big hand for their continued sponsorship to make all of these activities possible.

Pleaes wear your name badge to all functions. It is the friendly thing to do and will help you get acquainted.

Dues are payable on the anniversary of your joining the club. They are $2 per year and should be paid to Margaret Williams, our treasurer, who lives at 601 Birch, Apt. M. Brea 92621.

Cecil Moats, our transportation chairman, may be called at 529-916S if you need a ride. Please call him in advance.

Richard Wolfe, at 529_1723, is in charge of our bowling at the La Habra 300 Bowl. He can answer your questions concerning this activity.

Nella Di Cario, our president, can give you information concerning club activities. Call her at 529_1708.

Suggestions or constructive criticism should be written and placed in our suggestion box in order to reach the board for consideration. If you have been unfairly treated on any occasion, write your grievance with complete details and sign it. Place this in the suggestion box for a review by the board.

Kitchen Band engagements are handled by the chairman, Bea Gibson. You may contact her by calling 529-5458.

Our Social Services Department is now hiring Seniors 60 and over who are in a low income bracket for part time employment. Please call 529-4951, ext. 62 or 63 for more details. We are also interested in helping this age group solve their problems. Let us know how we can help and what your primary concerns are. Doris may be reached at ext. 63.

TLC Luncheons continue each weekday at noon under the able supervision oľ Dorothy White and Hallie Spaulding. These luncheons are held at the Brea Congregational Church at 300 East Imperial Ilighway for persons 60 or over who need a well balanced hot meal or a social outlet. Transportation can be arranged in advance if you will let Dorothy know. We are also interested in reaching shut-ins who could benefit from this program so if you have a friend or neighbor who qualifies, let Doris know. Each Tuesday, the visiting nurse will take your blood pressure free of charge. Each Wednesday, crafts are avail. able as well as speakers, slides and other entertainment during the week. TLA means transportation, lunch and counseling.

ACT (Active Christians Today) is offering many excellent free services in Brea. You may call 529–6776 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. if you need transportation to see your doctor or dentist. Let them know if you are in need of small repairs at home that you cannot do yourself or afford to hire a professional to do it. Visitation can be arranged if you are lonely.

RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) can make your life more worthwhile by using your talents to help others without charge. Ask Doris about this if you aren't interested in a paid position, but feel you aren't ready for the shelf. Keep happy by being involved .


Dues are accepted by the treasurer, Margaret Williams. Our membership is open to residents of Brea who are 55 or over. Dues are $2 per year payable on the anniversary of joining.

No charge for Bingo but please bring a wrapped gift valued at about 50 cents to be used as prize. Put your name and whether suitable for lady or gent on each gift.

Please feel free to call if you have any questions. Telephone numbers have been included for your convenience.

We welcome new members and since you must attend two functions before joining, feel free to visit at any time.


Our new Social Services office is also located at 500 South Sievers in Brea. We are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and have an entrance on the south side of the Community Center. Call 529_4951, ext. 63 if you need help in the areas of employment, information concerning services available in Brea or our area, or know of a shut-in who needs attention. We will do our best to assist.

ACT office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, each weekday and volunteers from this group will do their part to make your life more comfortable if you have a real need of visitation, lawn care, minor repairs, or emergency transportation, ACT means Active Christians Today and is nondenominational. If you wish to volunteer your services to help others, please let them know in what way you wish to help. The number to call is 529-6776.

Meals On Wheels are available in Brea also. The food is prepared at the Brea Community Hospital and a hot lunch and cold supper will be brought to your home each weekday for a nominal cost. Call 529_0471 to get further details.

TLC luncheon, under the supervision of Dorothy White, is a program for people 60 or over who either need a well balanced hot meal or need to be with others of their own age group. There is no charge for this but a donation is acceptable. These luncheons are served each weekday at noon at the Congregational Church at 300 East Imperial Hwy. in Brea. Transportation can be arranged if necessary and crafts and entertainment are part of this program. A nurse is on hand each Tuesday to take your blood pressure. Call Dorothy at 529–1030 for details.

Flu shots, for those 65 or older, will be available at the Community Center on Friday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. There is no charge but a donation, not to exceed $1, may be made. If you are ill or crippled or need transportation, please call 529_4951, ext. 63 in advance.


Oct. 10_Chartered bus will take you to the Nut Ranch beyond Vista leaving at 8 a.m. This is your chance to buy supplies for your holiday baking. Return in the late afternoon. Make your reservations with Virginia Philpott, 529–2254 or Bettie Lowden, 525–2931 before Oct. 4. Cost: $5.25.

Oct. 22-Chartered bus trip to Busch Gardens leaving at 9 a.m. There are rides available as well as beautiful surroundings with lots of fun for all. Cost of $4 includes bus and admission. Deadline for paid reservations is Oct. 15. Make yours now with Virginia Philpott at 529–2254 or Bettie Lowden at 525–2931.


BREA.—The Senior Citizens' Kitchen Band will perform next Tuesday evening in City Hall Park for the city's third summer "Concert in the Park" sponsored by the community services department.

The band, a spin-off from the Forever Young Club which was started in 1966 under the sponsorship of the city of Brea, has functioned since 1970. It now comes under the sponsorship of the city's Social Services department.

Using homemade instruments made from kitchen appliances, the band has performed in over 50 places, including churches and schools. Their latest performance was last Saturday when they played at the Saddleback Mobile Lodge in Tustin. They are also scheduled to perform at the Sunny Hills Convalescent Hospital in Fullerton Aug. 13.

In 1973 and 1974, the band took first place in the novelty division of the annual Bonanza Days Parade.

Kitchen band members include : Joe Scala, piano; Dorothy Parrent, tub; Nelli De Cario, tub; Bea Gibson, director, bass drum; Eldon Richardson, small drum; Virginia Philpott, washboard; and Charlie Bernstein, horn and Elsie Bennett, French horn.

Kazoo players include: Nora Jones, Rhea Barnes, Lillian Nichols, Rose Naude, Minnie Jackson, Marie Richardson, Elsie Parr, Yvonne French, Amn Johnson, and Agnes Chellman.

Conductor is Caroline Bernstein.
Joe Bowley, social services director will emcee the program Tuesday scheduled

for 7 p.m.

[Daily News Tribune, Dec. 12, 1974) SENIORS BRING TRANSPORTATION

BREA.--Two of the more active Forever Young Senior Citizens, Mary Estrada and Mary Steffen, have been hired through a special federal grant to aid those needing transportation.

Among persons transported by the team, using a city car, are the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged who need to get to the doctor or dentist, local bus stops and financial institutions or the TLC Transportation-Luncheon-Counseling) daily noon program at the Brea Congregational Church, 300 E. Imperial Highway.

The service is available by phoning 529–4951, Ext. 60. Service is available from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m. by appointment only and is restricted to transportation to the TLC program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

Visits are made to shut-ins when the car is avaiabe through the social services division, Brea Community Services Division. Joe Bowley is local human services coordinator.

[Daily Star-Progress, Nov. 8, 1974)

BREA.–Following a report from City Manager Wayne Wedin that the TLC (Transportation Lunch and Counselling) program would have to cut participants to 35 per day until more funds are received, the city council approved a motion to assist the program through the interim period.

Wedin said about 50 persons attend the program daily, meaning it would have been cut by 15.

The program is federally funded through the Feedback Foundation and offers a lunch and program Monday through Friday to senior citizens.

Brea Congregational Chuch, 300 E. Imperial Hwy. is the local site for the program.

[Daily News Tribune, Nov. 8, 1974)

(By Dave Taylor) BREA.—Heart-tugging testimonials from “older American" workers in the new social services program of the City of Brea highlighted the open house attended by some 150 persons Thursday at the Community Center, 500 S. Sievers Ave.

Mrs. Alys Haddox was mistress of ceremonies.

Talks were given by city officials including Joe Bowley, human services coordinator; Tom Christian, crime prevention specialist with the police department, and Mrs. Doris Herrick, social services specialist, but the night belonged to the volunteers, whose honest, forthright presentations were objective evidence of the young venture.

They ranged from a statement from one woman that her "life has been enrichel" by what she has been doing and another who said “this work keeps me young,” to that of a man who said "you can reach into any apple barrel and find some that are spoiled but there aren't any at Brea Junior High School," where he works.

Bowley described the services division, set up under a revenue sharing grant with La Habra as “not a problem solver" but rather “a coordinator, making persons aware of services, a broker and initiator and a resource center," emphasizing self-help.

[Aug. 28, 1974) SENIOR CITIZENS ACTIVITIES IN BREA SET IN SEPTEMBER BREA.–Forever Young Senior Citizens activities for September will be highlighted by a potluck picnic Friday at Arovista Park, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The business meeting will follow.

On Sept. 27, Father Coughlin's Boys' Choir will sing as part of the Fun Night program at Brea Community Center, 500 S. Sievers Ave. It begins at 7 p.m.

In addition, according to the monthly newsletter, the seniors are getting into the current fad by making beer can hats as part of the craft program, which takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Monays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the community center, where all events are held unless otherwise noted.

Other regular events are bowling at 1 p.m. Mondays at La Habra "300 Bowl" ; cards and pool at 7 p.m. each Monday; and kitchen band rehearsal, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays.

Special events, depending in some cases on natural events like fires or other scheduling includes an Idyllwild Mountain trip, Sept. 19; Carlsbad Caverns seven-day tour; Activity Night, 7 p.m. Sept. 13; birthday luncheon at noon, Sept. 20; bingo and pool, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.; and birthdays and anniversaries observed 7 p.m.

The kitchen band will play for the seniors after the board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13.

A runmage sale is scheduled Sept. 19 through 21 with the location to be announced.

(Daily Star-Progress, Nov. 11, 1974)

BREA.- A second flu shot clinic for senior citizens 65 years and older will be held Friday, 10 a.m.-noon at the Brea Community Center, 500 S. Sievers St.

The hour of 9 a.m.-10 a.m. has been reserved for the ill and handicapped and transportation will be provided if necessary by calling 529-4951 ext. 63 in advance.

Persons who plan to go to the clinic need not make a reservation. Donations may not exceed $1 per person.

The clinic is sponsored by the Orange County Health Dept., the Forever Young Senior Citizen's Club and the city's community services department, social seryices division.

Refreshments will be provided the Brea Soroptimist Club.


(By Katie Dean) BREA.-A total of 217 people were screened in Saturday's glaucoma and sight conservation clinic sponsored by the Brea Lions Club and Hal Yates, co-chairman for the clinic described it as a “great success."

"We were very encouraged by the results and we got good vibrations from the community," Yates said. He added that people from as far as Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach and Garden Grove came up for the screening.

Assisting the Lions, were Dr. Richard Blake, and Dr. Ben Marumoto and 15 staff members from the Southern California College of Optometry, including Dr. Lorraine Voorhees, clinic administrator,

Yates said there were 33 glaucoma referrals found, 15 possible cases of cataracts, and 50 persons with visual acuity deficiency. Donations amounted to $67.30.

Yates added that eight persons indicated an interest in donating their eyes to the Lions Doheny Eye Bank and 65 pairs of glasses were donated. The glasses will be used when the Lions of Southern California take their annual trip down to Ensenada to assist people with sight problems.

Yates said due to the success of the clinic, the Lions will continue to sponsor it either annually or bi-annually.

[Daily Star-Progress, Dec, 30, 1974]

BREA.—The Senior Citizens' Forever Young Club will start the New Year with the annual New Year's Eve party Tuesday, 8 p.m, at the Community Center, 500 S. Sievers St.

The Syncopators from Anaheim will provide music for listening and dancing, and the city of Brea will furnish ham and cheese for a late evening buffet dinner.

A potluck dinner will be held Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m. followed by the monthly business meeting.

The club will attend the Jan 10 meeting of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (R.S.V.P.) to see a movie and hear a speech on the merits of being involved with the program.

January anniversaries or birthdays will be celebrated Jan. 24.

The club offers cards and pool each Monday night, 7 o'clock. Transportation to club activities can be arranged by calling Cecil Moats, 529-9468 in advance.

New members of the club include Edna Casey, Frieda Kaehler, Hallie Spaulding and Irma Stuht.

Club dues are $2 per year payable on the anniversary date of membership. Dues may be mailed to Treasurer Bettie Lowden and checks should be made out to Brea Senior Citizens.

[Dally Star-Progress, Dec. 10, 1974)

BREA.—The Brea Senior Citizens Forever Young Club, Girl Scout Troop No. 227 and Help for Injured Children's Guild have submitted notices of intent to participate in Disneyland's 1974 Community Service Awards program.

The groups have five weeks left to submit official applications.

All applications must be completed and filed by Jan. 10. Before the application is completed however, a notice of intent must be submitted to the Disneyland Community Affairs Dept. by contacting the recording secretary at 533-4456, ext. 538.

Any Orange County organization which sponsors and carries out community service activities as a part of its program is eligible to participate.

The awards format is comprised of 40 $1,000 category awards, two $5,000 special judges' awards and one $10,000 outstanding award.

For the category awards, ten separate categories are offered with four $1.000 grants in each. One will go to an Anaheim-based group while the remaining three are given to organizations in other areas of the county.

Categories include cultural, educational, service for youth, accomplishments by youth groups, and special health services. Others are accomplishments by

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