Joslyn Center Sept. /Oct. Activities

Free Fitness Classes for seniors! Early morning aerobics, calisthenics, and Fit After 50 classes are free of charge to seniors. These popular fitness classes happen throughout the week at the Joslyn Center. Call or visit our new website for class times at 

Let’s Do Lunch – 1st and 3rd Tuesday of Every Month, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Homebound seniors who are isolated are at greater risk of accelerated physical, mental and emotional impairment. The Let’s Do Lunch! program is designed to decrease isolation and increase mental stimulation by providing isolated seniors with twice monthly activities outside their home. Programs are designed to encourage seniors to interact with other participants to foster socialization. Activities include light exercises, discussion groups, informative workshops, films and entertainment by community artists. The Let’s Do Lunch! program is designed to decrease isolation and increase mental stimulation by providing for isolated seniors with twice monthly activities held at senior centers and senior apartment complexes.  By engaging in activities outside their home, seniors experience greater self-esteem and the opportunity to gain meaningful friendships.  

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Jewish Family Services at (760) 325-4088.  This is a free (non-denominational) program between Jewish Family Services and The Joslyn Center.  Free transportation, free lunch and free activities, offered at The Joslyn Center.

Penny’s Pantry – 1st and 3rd Friday, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Since its inception in November 2011, our food pantry has and continues to serve thousands of low income seniors each year with non-perishable foods and fresh produce. Penny’s Pantry is located on The Joslyn Center campus. Those receiving food are asked to be 50 years of age and above, live within one of the Cove Community Cities: City of Indian Wells, City of Palm Desert, and City of Rancho Mirage, and complete a brief questionnaire. If you would like to help us stock the pantry, please go to our website “Social & Health Services” and print Penny's Pantry Donation List of Needs the next time you go shopping.  

Live Well With Low Vision - Braille Institute Rancho Mirage is offering free classes to help people living with vison loss to continue to lead independent and fulfilling lives. Free transportation on Mondays, from The Joslyn Center. Starting September 11th, call now to register 760-321-1111.

Join Us For A Roadmap To Medicare – September 27th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Call to RSVP (909) 256-8369 or (800) 434-0222

Finding Medicare difficult to understand?  Confused about which plan to choose?  Our Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) can help!

Seminar Topics

  • What Medicare covers
  • Supplemental insurance
  • Medicare Advantage plans
  • Part D prescription plans
  • Medicare and employer group health plans
  • Medicare and retiree health plans
  • Long-term care services and support

Medicare Annual Enrollment is October 15th to December 7th

State-registered HICAP counselors are trained extensively on Medicare rules and regulations, making them the most dependable source of unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date Medicare related information for Inland Empire residents.

What to Bring to Seminar

  • Your Medicare card
  • Your Rx prescription drug Plan D card or Medicare Health Plan card
  • All of your current medications in a bag or a list of current medications with the name, dosage and frequency for a customized plan analysis.

AARP Mature Safe Drivers Course starting October 26th – To make a reservation or for fee information call 760-340-3220

Care Pathways begins October 4th, sign up now! This FREE program offers support for families caring for older adults. A series of 12- two hour support group and workshop classes by Riverside County Office on Aging will be held at The Joslyn Center. Call to register 760-771-0501 or 800-510-2020. Home care can be arranged for the care recipient; request respite assistance at the time of registration.

Desert Regional Medical Center Seminar Presents: Sex, Intimacy and Cancer

October 11, 2017 10:00 AM –11:00 AM

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Join Dr. Judy Jackson for a look at breast cancer and gynecologic cancer, and how you and your partner can remain close.  

RSVP today by calling (800) 491-4990

Modernism Week and Palm Desert Historical Society Presents: Professor Volker M. Welter

October 21, 2017 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

FREE Community Event

Must sign up via www. The Joslyn Center Arthur Newman Theatre

The iconic Miles Bates house in Palm Desert is in Danger of Destruction.  Learn more about Architect Walter S. White's unique wave-roofed home designed and constructed for Miles Bates in 1955.  Professor Welter will discuss the significance of this architect's work in the Coachella Valley and the history of the house and White's client, Miles Bates.  A tour of the un-restored home will follow the presentation. 

Active Aging Expo & Flu Shot Clinic - Wednesday, October 25th, 9:00 AM - 1 :00 PM, There will be terrific health related information from our senior focused business community. This free Active Aging Expo helps seniors keep their body and mind focused and fit by providing access to the latest information regarding health and wellness as well as providing attendees with direct access to a team of experts and other resources. Enjoy interactive senior activities such as Mobile Dentistry Bus, Riverside Office on Aging Info Van, Braille Institute Bus and others!

California Telephone Access Program - Friday, October 27th, 10AM-Noon. Come for a free hearing screening and get your free phone the same day! Special California Phones are FREE to eligible Californians.

Hours of Operation thru October 1st.

Monday – Thursday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM; Friday 8:00AM – 4:00PM; CLOSED Saturday – Sunday

Hours of Operation starting October 2nd

Monday – Friday, 8:00AM-5:00 PM; Saturday 9:00AM-1:00PM; CLOSED Sunday

Social Services:

Meals on Wheels deliver’s nutritious meals to homebound seniors.

Telephone Safety Net If you know a senior who needs an “Are You OK?” phone call check in from a friendly, caring voice, let us know. For more information on Critical Care Services at The Joslyn Center, contact Bob Elias, Social Service Director, 760-34-3220, Ext. 110


Classess Starting

Tap With Lorna                       Tuesday, October 3rd              9:30 AM – 10:30 AM                          

Bridge Lessons                        Tuesday, October 10th           9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Mah Jongg Lessons                 Wednesday, October 4th          12:30 PM – 2:30 PM  

Yoga for Health                       Thursday, October 5th             8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Creative Painting                    Thursday, October 5th             8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Ballroom / Latin Dance           Friday, October 6th                  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Square Dancing                       Saturday, October 7th             11:15 AM – 12:45 PM