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Many people have the idea that you can only join our club if you are 50 years old

and above.

H

owever, we encourage membership for people 30 years to 79 at only $30/year,

and for those 80 and over, it is just $10/year. What a bargain!! There are many

activities available to the whole community and some things that are just for our

members, such as our Tea Party for members only. This happens twice a year. Some of

the benefits to being a member of the club are free copies (up to 10/month), free faxes

(up to 3/month), chances at a free month of Bingo, Free Wi-Fi, Lending Library, Birth-

day Bingo gift to members, comfortable lounge area in our library, social opportunities,

Memorial gatherings free, discounts on hall rentals (after one year membership and

CARE4PAWS provides free pet care for members.

Our club provides space for the Community Kitchen every Thursday at 5pm, and space for CARE4PAWS 2 to 4

times a month. We have AA meetings every week, Al-Anon (Española) once a week, a Hispanic church “Rios de Agua”

3 times a week, Line Dance classes 3 times a week,

Tuesday Birthday Bingo, once a month, and Bunco

once a month. There is a Widows/Widowers group

that meets once a month and a Crochet/Craft Class

that meets every Friday. We are also the only place in

town where you can play Bingo every Friday evening,

with play beginning at 6:30pm.

Our halls are available for larger groups on Satur-

days. One room has a kitchen and one has a stage. So

come by and take a look. Enjoy meeting some of the

members and volunteers.

We look forward to meeting you. Our hours are Tues-

day-Thursday from 10-3pm. You can pick up a calen-

dar for activities during the month. Our phone is 805-736-6669, and the address is 341 No. ‘N’ St.

www.thelompocvision.com

The Lompoc Vision

“Good News You Can Use.”

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EMERGENCY SERVICES

Adult Protective Services (APS) -

To report suspected el-

der or dependent adult abuse, staff is available from 8 a.m.

to 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.) and during the weekend,

a recording will offer instructions on what to do. APS in-

vestigates reports of suspected dependent adult abuse (18-

64) and elder abuse (65+), including self-neglect, occuring

in the community.

www.countyofsb.org

.................................

1-844-751-6729

Department of Social Services, Santa Barbara County

General relief, food stamps & Medi-Cal.

1100 WLaurel Ave. ....................................

(805) 737-7080

Domestic Violence Solutions -

Offers temporary shelter to

battered women and their children, victims of sexual as-

sault and other trauma.

24-hour Hotline .........................................

(804) 736-0965

Friendship Line -

Calls are connected to a skilled, trained

counselor, anytime 24/7. This crisis intervention and “warm

line” offers emotional support to seniors and abled adults.

.....................................................................(

800) 971-0016

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline -

Calls are connect-

ed to a skilled, trained counselor, anytime 24/7.

........................................................

800-273-TALK (8255)

Family Services Agency -

Provides individual counseling

services on a sliding scale fee basis.

101 South B Street .....................................

(805) 735-4376

CIVIC/COMMUNITY/CONSUMER

National Association of Retired Federal Employees,

District IX -

Monthly meetings are held. Advisors and ad-

vocates on behalf of retired federal employees on issues

relating to retirement and other public benefits.

.......................................................

.lompocski@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Adult School, Lompoc -

Lompoc Adult School offers

programs which include basic education, high school pro-

grams, vocational and occupational training and English as

a Second Language (ESL).

The school has a GED center which provides a high

school diploma. They also offer “traffic school” and pro-

vide “behindthe-wheel” driver training.

320 North “J” Street, Lompoc. ...................

(805) 742-3100

Adult Education Programs -

These programs offer many

courses of interest to seniors. Some classes are free; others

have fees. The selection o course is extensive.

320 N J Street, Lompoc. .............................

(805) 742-3100

Allan Hancock College Community Education -

One

Hancock Drive, Lompoc, ...........................

(805) 735-3366

641 Utah Ave., Bldg.13640, Rm. 216

Vandenberg AFB, .......................................

(805) 734-3500

Alzheimer’s Association

- Provides community education

programs for caregivers and people with early stage Al-

zheimer’s disease. Provides respite care and consultation.

www.alz.org/cacentral.

..............................

(800) 272-3900

ELDER ABUSE & CRIME

Adult Protective Services Hotline -

An investigation into

the suspected abuse may be initiated based upon the infor-

mation that you are able to provide. You may, if you choose,

report anonymously or call to discuss your concerns with-

out making a report. Elder-care custodians, health practi-

tioners, or employees of any agency/ business who, within

their professional capacity or within the scope of the em-

ployment, have a reasonable suspicion of abuse, MUST

REPORT immediately by telephone and in writing within

two working days to Adult Protective Services. Long-Term

Care Ombudsman Services, or to law enforcement.

Online:

www.ReportToAPS.org

. ..............

1-844-751-6729

COUNTY PROGRAMS

Department of Social Services Santa Barbara County -

1100 W. Laurel Ave., Lompoc. ..................

(805) 737-7080

Valley of Flowers Half-Century Club

by Gail Clark-Savage