South El Monte News - January 2022

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SOUTH EL MONTE BRINGS BACK HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS AFTER HIATUS DUE TO PANDEMIC After a hiatus from community holiday events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of South El Monte was able to bring back some of our community’s favorite holiday celebrations while maintaining State and LA County health safety guidelines.

On the evening of December 2nd, hundreds of community members cheerfully gathered in front of City Hall with City Officials and friends to kick off the holiday season in South El Monte with the tree lighting ceremony. Joined by special guest, Santa Claus, our community enjoyed live entertainment from our local schools and organizations, including toddlers from Akitoi Learning Center, the Dean L. Shively Middle School Band and Dance Team, Vibe Cheer and Dance, and the South El Monte High School Band. The lighting of the tree was followed by holiday activities, pictures with Santa, and warm holiday treats.

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“We are so grateful to be able to come together in-person to celebrate some of our most joyous community traditions,” said one City Official. “These special events symbolize hope, joy, and a sense that better days are ahead of us during this ongoing health pandemic.”

Another event that makes the season merrier for hundreds of children from South El Monte is the City’s Christmas Wish Toy Giveaway. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 event was held as a drive-thru, however this year it returned as an in-person celebration where the Community Center was transformed into the town of Whoville from the classic Dr. Seuss tale “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”. The Grinch was nowhere near South El Monte, instead Santa Claus was in town! Over 400 children and their families were treated to a delicious lunch, goodies, fun-filled activities and a toy for each child. The special occasion was made possible through donations from various South El Monte businesses and organizations with the goal to provide local children up to the age of 13 with a gift and a memorable holiday experience. On December 22nd, over 130 of our beloved seniors were treated to a drive-thru celebration where they were greeted by City Officials, staff and Santa Claus. Participants arrived in their decorated vehicles, dressed in holiday attire, and were given a warm cooked meal, holiday goodies and a special gift. The Senior Center parking lot was decorated with holiday cheer, and representatives from Athens Trash Co. displayed new barrels that have been delivered to homes in preparation for the new SB1383 trash mandated services. The City of South El Monte concluded the festive season with the annual Holiday Home Decorating contest and Santa’s Drive-Thru Visit on the nights of December 20th, 21st and 22nd. Residents showcased their holiday spirit by decking out their homes with lights, inflatables, and other festive decorations, and Santa spread cheer throughout neighborhood streets to the delight of both children and adults.

On behalf of the City of South El Monte officials and staff, we have enjoyed hosting these festive events and programs for our community members. We wish our South El Monte community a happy, healthy, safe, and prosperous 2022!


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SOUTH EL MONTE NEWS • JANUARY 2022

ALL CITY FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS:

SOUTH EL MONTE CITY COUNCIL MAYOR MAYOR PRO TEM COUNCILMAN COUNCILMAN COUNCILWOMAN

GLORIA OLMOS RICHARD ANGEL MANUEL ACOSTA HECTOR DELGADO GRACIE RETAMOZA

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

The City Council holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Regular meetings start at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1415 Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte. Public Participation Live and Virtual

1415 Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte Via Zoom (View and/or Participate only during Public Comment) Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86581711880 Meeting ID: 865 8171 1880 Or Call In: 1(669) 900-6833, when prompted, enter 86581711880#

Questions or Assistance

For additional information, please call the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 579-6540 ext. 3280.

UPCOMING MEETINGS JANUARY 11 & 25 CITY MANAGER RACHEL BARBOSA DEPUTY CITY MANAGER RENE SALAS CITY CLERK DONNA G. SCHWARTZ COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR COLBY CATALDI

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CITY OF SOUTH EL MONTE COVID-19 HOURS Please be advised that City hours and operations are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For updates visit our City website and social media platforms.

COVID-19 HOTLINE (626) 652-6800

CITY HALL

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Help Shape the Future of Transit in the San Gabriel Valley

The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) – in partnership with Los Angeles Metro (Metro) – is conducting a feasibility study to evaluate and improve mobility in the San Gabriel Valley. Access the San Gabriel Valley Transit Feasibility Survey at www.sgvcog.org/transit-study The survey is available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS ANIMAL CONTROL (SEAACA)

(562) 803-3301

ANONYMOUS NARCOTICS TIP LINE

(626) 292-3375

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

(626) 443-0180

HOUSING RIGHTS CENTER

(800) 477-5977

SUPERVISOR HILDA L. SOLIS OFFICE

(626) 350-4500

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY SERVICE CENTER

(626) 575-5431

GREATER EL MONTE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

(626) 579-7777

LIBRARY

(626) 443-4158

LA COUNTY SOCIAL PROGRAMS

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LA COUNTY ASSESSOR’S OFFICE

(626) 258-6001

POST OFFICE

(800) 275-8777

VECTOR CONTROL

(562) 944-9656

LAHSA (LOS ANGELES HOMELESS SERVICES AUTHORITY) MAKE A HOMELESS OUTREACH REQUEST AT LA-HOP.ORG

UTILITY COMPANIES

EDISON

(800) 655-4555

GAS COMPANY

(800) 427-2000

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY WATER COMPANY

(626) 448-6183

ATHENS SERVICES (TRASH/STREET SWEEPING)

(888) 336-6100

SPECTRUM (888) 369-2808

1415 SANTA ANITA AVENUE • (626) 579-6540 MONDAY – THURSDAY • 7:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. FRIDAY – SUNDAY • CLOSED CLOSED ON MAJOR HOLIDAYS Administration Human Resources Building & Safety Community Development Economic Development Public Works/Engineering

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CITY YARD

1900 CENTRAL AVENUE • (626) 444-3158 MONDAY – THURSDAY • 7:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

COMMUNITY CENTER

1530 CENTRAL AVENUE • (626) 579-2043 MONDAY – FRIDAY • 1:00 P.M – 9:00 P.M.

PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER

1443 SANTA ANITA AVENUE • (626) 652-3111 (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) INFORMATION LINE HOURS MONDAY - THURSDAY • 9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. CODE ENFORCEMENT & PARKING ENFORCEMENT

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1556 CENTRAL AVENUE • (626) 448-0131 INFORMATION LINE HOURS MONDAY – THURSDAY • 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. FRIDAY • 8:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.

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Act now to gather supplies and learn the skills you need to prepare and protect yourself and others in an emergency.

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Make a first-aid kit that includes gloves, a thermometer, waterproof bandages, and antibiotic cream.

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Gather enough personal needs, like food, water, and medical supplies, to last your family, including pets, at least 3 days. Talk to your doctor and your pet’s veterinarian about creating an emergency supply of prescription medicines.

Collect and protect important paperwork, such as insurance cards and personal identification.

Prepare for power outages with backup and alternative lighting and power sources, such as flashlights and a power bank for your cellphone.

Learn, practice, and teach others important practical skills, such as frequent handwashing, that can protect your health in an emergency.

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Have multiple, well-fitting masks for everyone ages 2 and older. Know and follow the masking recommendations and requirements of your state and local health departments.

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Carry household disinfecting wipes to kill germs on frequently touched surfaces.

Prepare for everywhere—your home, work, and vehicles—because emergencies can happen anywhere.

For more information visit: www.cdc.gov/prepyourhealth


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NEW STREET SWEEPING SCHEDULE

As part of South El Monte’s new waste, recycling, and organics program, Athens Services has made changes to the street sweeping schedule for selected neighborhoods to continue to enhance services. The new street sweeping schedule will go in effect January 1, 2022. Residents and businesses with new schedules have been notified by Athens Services.

NEW SCHEDULE

The new street sweeping schedule is displayed below and available on the City’s website at cityofsouthelmonte.org/317/Street-Sweeping-Schedule

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For questions, please call Athens Services Customer Service at (888) 336-6100.


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CITY OF SOUTH EL MONTE Effective January 1, 2022, Athens Services is upgrading South El Monte’s waste and recycling program! RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING, ORGANICS, AND TRASH COLLECTION SERVICES Residential collection services consist of three automated carts for recycling, organics, and trash waste.

BLUE = RECYCLE

GREEN = ORGANICS

If empty of liquid and food, the following is acceptable in your blue recycling container.

Green Waste: branches; flowers; grass clippings; hedge trimmings; leaves; weeds; & untreated/unpainted lumber, plywood, & scrap wood.

Plastic: – Plastic #1 beverage bottles/ jugs (with cap) & to-go clamshells – Plastic #2 & #5 detergent jugs & food containers Paper: (clean, dry, and no metal or lamination), magazines, mail, office paper, newspaper, paper bags, & telephone books Cardboard: broken down cardboard, corrugated fiberboard, & clean pizza boxes Glass: bottles & jars only (remove lids) Metals: aluminum cans, foil, & trays, scrap metal, steel cans & tin cans Acceptable, but may not be recycled currently: – Plastics numbers 4 & 7 – Cereal boxes (remove bag), egg cartons, frozen food boxes, & soup/milk/juice cartons

Food Scraps: fruits; vegetables; bread; rice; pasta; cheese; dairy; coffee grounds; coffee filters; meat; bones; poultry; seafood; soft shells (e.g. lobster, crab, & shrimp) Food-Soiled Paper: *All items must be 100% plant-fiber based with NO petroleum based plastic, wax, or bio-plastic coating, liner, or laminate. Must be soiled ONLY with food or drink liquids. – 100% fiber based compostable to-go containers & servingware, egg cartons (paper), paper napkins & kitchen towels, plates, packaging, and pizza boxes

BLACK = WASTE

Glass: ceramic, porcelain, & non-food related glass Food Containers: chip bags, compostable “plant-based plastic,” juice pouches, paper coffee cups, snack bar wrappers, tea bags, & tea wrappers Paper: bathroom & facial tissues, envelopes (padded and Tyvek), laminated or plastic coated paper, napkins, photographs, & receipts Plastic: plastics #3 & #6 (hard & foam); all black plastics; bubble wrap; disposable gloves; garden hoses; empty motor oil containers; plastic bags & film (e.g. dry cleaning bags & cellophane); plastic toys; tarps; & small plastics (e.g. utensils, straws, serving cups, etc.) Misc.: unusable clothing & fabric; cacti & succulents; cigarette butts; diapers; hard shells (e.g. clams, mussels, & oysters); lint; palm fronds; pet waste; produce stickers; & yucca leaves

* E-WASTE, HAZARDOUS WASTE, AND U-WASTE IN NOT ACCEPTED IN ANY ATHENS SERVICES CONTAINER AND MUST BE DISPOSED PROPERLY. FOR DISPOSAL OF THESE ITEMS CONTACT THE L.A. COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT AT 1-800-238-0173 OR 1-888-CLEAN-LA.

EXISTING CONTAINERS

Starting January 1, 2022, customer-owned containers will no longer be serviced. During the transition period, from Now-January 31, 2022, residents can call to schedule a FREE bulky collection to remove their old containers. Customer-owned old containers must be EMPTIED and placed upside down on the curb on scheduled collection day. This bulky collection will not count towards the allotted free bulky collections (three per year). Please call Athens Services Customer Service at (888) 336-6100 to schedule your bulky collection.

SCAN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NEW PROGRAM

Questions?

Call (888) 336-6100 or, visit AthensServices.com/SEM

HOLIDAYS OBSERVED Holidays create a one-day delay in collection service. Athens Services observes the following holidays: New Year’s Day (January 1st) Memorial Day (last Monday in May) Independence Day (July 4th) Labor Day (first Monday in September) Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November) Christmas Day (December 25th) If the holiday falls on Monday through Friday, collection services for the remainder of the week will be delayed by one day. If the holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday, there will be no delay in service.


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SOUTH EL MONTE NEWS • JANUARY 2022

PARKS & RECREATION DIVISION The Parks and Recreation Division enriches the quality of lives for our community through the variety of events and programs they provide.

COMMUNITY CENTER 1530 CENTRAL AVE. • (626) 579-2043 MONDAY-FRIDAY • 1:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. CLOSED ON MAJOR HOLIDAYS

THE COMMUNITY CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON: JANUARY 17 • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY

VISIT OUR VIRTUAL RECREATION

City of South El Monte Community Services Department

Baby Pageant

Little Mr. & Miss South El Monte

Saturday, March 12, 2022 Check-In Time at 10:00 a.m. Pageant Begins at 11:00 a.m.

CENTER FOR: • RESOURCES • CLASSES • CONTESTS * PROGRAMS, EVENTS, & FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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Residents: Beginning January 10th Non-Residents: Beginning January 24th Register at the South El Monte Community Center 1530 Central Ave. Monday - Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Age Groups: Under 1 Year Under 2 Years Under 3 Years Under 4 Years

Space is limited to 20 participants per age group. SEM_PARKSANDREC

Must bring proof of South El Monte residency and birth certificate of child to register. *Event subject to change or cancellation based on COVID-19 restrictions at the time of the event.

For more information, please call 626-579-2043.


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City of South El Monte Community Services Department

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Play & Learn

Under 4 Years Old (36 months - 48 months) Tuesdays & Thursdays (10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.) Teaches kids the skills they’ll need to start Preschool and Kindergarten with plenty of time for play and creativity.

Register now!

Let's Get Moving

Under 3 Years Old (24 months - 35 months) Tuesdays & Thursdays (11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.)

South El Monte Community Center 1530 Central Ave. Monday - Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Let your little learners develop problem-solving skills

Fee: $10/month per child

through interactive games, play and music.

*Must bring proof of child's age.

Positive Tots

Under 2 Years Old (12 months - 23 months) Tuesdays & Thursdays (12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.)

Classes will be held at the South El Monte Mini Center

Support growth, build self-esteem and encourage communication

1824 Central Ave.

skills with classes that build strength through play.

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*Subject to change or cancellation based OVID-19 restrictions at the time of program. For more information, please call 626-579-2043.

T-BALL T-BALL For Boys and Girls Ages 4-6

CITY OF OF SOUTH SOUTH EL EL MONTE MONTE COMMUNITY COMMUNITY SERVICES SERVICES DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT CITY

The T-Ball Program is a non-competitive program focused on fun, fitness, and fundamentals where players ages 4-6 are first introduced to the basics of baseball.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION Residents: January 3, 2022 - February 4, 2022 Fee: $40 (Sibling discount available for residents) Non-Residents: January 24, 2022 - February 4, 2022 Fee: $67 *Must bring proof of child's age to register.

City of South El Monte Community Services Department

T-Ball Skills Clinic Boys and Girls Ages 4-6 January 31, 2022 - February 11, 2022 (Monday-Thursday) Participants will go through a variety of t-ball specific skill development drills and exercises all while observing COVID-19 protocols.

4 Years Old 5 Years Old 6 Years Old

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Registration begins January 3, 2022 Registration space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register at the South El Monte Community Center, 1530 Central Ave. Monday - Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Fee: $10 Space is limited due to COVID-19 health guidelines. Register at the South El Monte Community Center 1530 Central Ave., Monday - Friday from 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED

REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.

We are looking for volunteer coaches for the 2022 season. To become a volunteer coach you must fill out a volunteer application and pass a background check.

(BIRTH CERTIFICATE, MEDICAL CARD, ETC.)

MUST BRING PROOF OF CHILD'S AGE TO REGISTER

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*Subject to change or cancellation based on COVID-19 restrictions at the time of the event.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 626-579-2043.

*Subject to change or cancellation due to COVID-19 guidelines at the time of program.

For more information, please call 626-579-2043.


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LA COUNTY LIBRARY

VALLE LINDO SCHOOL DISTRICT RECOGNIZED WITH DISTINGUISHED CALIFORNIA EDUCATION HONOR The Valle Lindo School District was selected as one of 39 recipients of California’s leading educational honor, the Golden Bell Award. The Golden Bell Awards, celebrating their 42nd year, are presented by the California School Boards Association to promote excellence in public education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices. The awards reflect the depth and breadth of education programs and governance decisions supporting these programs that are necessary to address students’ changing needs. Valle Lindo School District received its award at a ceremony on Dec. 2, 2021. The awards ceremony was part of CSBA’s Annual Education Conference held from Dec. 2-4 in San Diego. The conference is the premier continuing education event for California school boards and the largest education leadership conference in the state. Valle Lindo School District was recognized for providing outstanding student services. Valle Lindo School District’s student support services program places a strong emphasis on cultivating strong relationships between students and staff members. Much of the district’s success is due to the dedicated staff who personalize learning experiences for all students. District teachers and staff invest time beyond the school day building strong student-staff connections. Support is provided both inside and outside of the classroom and interwoven to provide maximal support to the student. The social worker, teachers, support staff, and families work together to ensure that the students’ needs are met. This is done through individual and group counseling, student and family workshops, and ongoing professional development for teachers and support staff. The district-wide system is dedicated to promoting healthy and resilient students by providing school-based, on-site, and virtual mental health services and social-emotional supports. A judging panel composed of experts from school districts and county offices of education across the state reviewed written entries and made initial recommendations. On-site validators then reviewed the recommendations and assessed the programs in action. This year’s Golden Bell winners demonstrated that they are addressing student needs through areas such as equity and access, school climate and safety, technology, and wellness. “Now more than ever is a time to acknowledge and celebrate innovative and impactful programs that make a difference in the lives of our young people,” said CSBA CEO & Executive Director Vernon M. Billy. “This year’s Golden Bell winners truly serve as beacons of success as we work to more fully and equitably serve all of California’s public-school students.”

42ND ANNUAL BOOKMARK CONTEST Congratulations to Michelle Garcia, an 8th grader at Monte Vista School for being named a Los Angeles County Library Bookmark Contest Winner. The 42nd Annual Bookmark Contest was open to students throughout LA County and over a thousand entries were received. Michelle’s creative artwork earned the approval of the judges, and she was named a winner in the 6-8 grade category. Her bookmark will be featured at the South El Monte Library and all public libraries across LA County.

SMARTY PANTS STORYTIME VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For kids ages 2-5 with their parent or caregiver. Virtual Storytime is offered on Fridays, from 11:00 - 11:30am. This is a virtual event hosted on Webex.

For more information, visit lacountylibrary.org.

EPIPHANY SCHOOL ANNUAL

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 6:00 PM – 12 AM 10915 MICHAEL HUNT DR., SOUTH EL MONTE Doors Open at 5:30 pm / Dinner at 6:00 pm Casino Tables Open at 7:30 pm Live Entertainment: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

$50 PER PERSON ENTERTAINMENT · DANCING · BAR · PRIZES FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL EPIPHANY SCHOOL OFFICE AT (626) 758-1094. EPIPHANYCATHOLICSCHOOL


SOUTH EL MONTE NEWS • JANUARY 2022

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SENIOR CENTER

1556 CENTRAL AVE. • (626) 448-0131 INFORMATION LINE HOURS MONDAY – THURSDAY • 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. FRIDAY • 8:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. THE SENIOR CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON: JANUARY 17 • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY

The Senior Center is Now Open with limited capacity and amenities. All Public Heath Protocols will be in effect.

SENIOR SERVICES DIVISION ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS (60+) AT THE SENIOR CENTER

HOME-DELIVERED MEALS PROGRAM

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11 • 10:30 A.M.

TUESDAY - FRIDAY SUGGESTED, BUT NOT REQUIRED DONATION IS $10 PER WEEK. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED CALL (626) 448-0131 The Home Delivered Meals program provides meals to adults 60 and older who are “Safer at Home” due to COVID-19 and are unable to prepare meals for themselves. City staff delivers meals directly to the homes of seniors who reside in the City of South El Monte. There is no charge for eligible participants, but we appreciate your donation in any amount you can afford. If you are unable to donate, it will not affect your participation in our program.

CROSS STITICHING FREE

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (FREE)

All programing is held inside the Senior Center. Pre-registration is required before attending any programming. All seniors will be screened upon arrival and are required to wear a mask at all times. Please contact the Senior Services Division at (626) 448-0131 to register for any of the senior programs listed below or for additional information.

ARTHRITIS EXERCISE FREE

MONDAY, JANUARY 10 & 24 • 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

CRAFT CLASS FREE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5 & 19 • 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

GUITAR CLASS FREE

MONDAYS • 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

FRIENDLY BINGO FREE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 • 9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

ZUMBA EXERCISE FREE

MONDAY, JANUARY 31 • 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

SOCIAL HOUR FREE

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS • 12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

BILLIARD ROOM FREE

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS •12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

MONDAY-FRIDAY • 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE 24 HOURS WITH TRANSPORTATION DISPATCHER. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (626) 448-0131. Transportation services are available to residents who are 60+ years of age or disabled (any age), Monday through Friday (except major holidays), from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This service transports participants within city limits and up to 15 miles outside South El Monte for medical appointments.


COVID-19

BOOSTER VACCINES

& FLU SHOTS

Thursday, January 13, 2022

6: 00P M - 9: 00P M The City of South El Monte in partnership with CSC Health will be offering a one-day vaccination clinic for COVID-19 booster vaccines and flu shots. Vaccines are available for ages 5 and older. Register at www.myturn.ca.gov. or scan the QR code to schedule an appointment. Walk-ups will be available beginning at 8:00 PM.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A BOOSTER DOSE? * Completed the initial series, 1st and 2nd doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines at least 6 months ago. * Pfizer: Ages 5+ * Moderna: Ages 18+ A BOOSTER DOSE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR:

• Age 65 years or older • Age 18+ who work in a high-risk setting • Age 18+ who have an underlying medical condition

Vaccine Clinic Location: South El Monte Senior Center 1556 Central Avenue South El Monte *PARKING IS AVAILABLE BEHIND THE COMMUNITY CENTER

THE FOLLOWING WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THE BOOSTER VACCINE: • Identification Card • Insurance Card • Vaccination Card

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL

(626) 652-6800