Friday, October 7, 2022

Feel Good Friday - Mizell Center

It’s Feel Good Friday and we’re heading to Palm Springs! I mean, I got here yesterday so I'm just making sure the blog catches up by posting about a local resource, Mizell Center.

Founded in 1974, Mizell Center is a non-denominational organization that serves the senior community in the greater Palm Springs area. Recognized as a leader in active aging, their “multi-faceted network of programs and services is designed to encourage creativity, promote lifelong learning and sustain an active and engaged lifestyle.”

Mizell Center’s nutrition programs include communal lunches at several senior centers on weekdays, and the largest Meals on Wheels program in the Coachella Valley. You can check out the monthly menu to see what’s being served. Today is chicken pot pie!

Their case management services assist seniors with accessing and navigating community resources and government services. That might mean referrals to affordable housing, medical care, counseling or transportation services. It also covers help applying for benefits such as social security, Medi-Cal and CalFresh.

In addition to these offerings, Mizell Center has a very active social calendar. Monday through Friday of any given week, there are 50 separate activities, classes and creative arts! Examples of the programs include: fitness classes like aerobics, Zumba and tai chi; game days to play bridge, canasta or chess; Spanish classes, art classes, line dancing, tech tutoring… so many ways to stay active!

The values of Mizell Center are respect, diversity, inclusion, compassion, innovation, and equity and their website states that “seasonal residents and guests are warmly welcomed.” I may have to stop by for some tap dancing lessons while I’m in town. 

If you’d like to support the work of the Mizell Center, you can become a member, volunteer, buy something at Aunt Betty’s Resale Shop, make a donation and amplify their message on social media. Like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @MizellCenterPS and Instagram @mizellcenter.

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