Senior Activities

Hawthorne Gad-A-Bouts

A senior club, the Gad-A-Bouts meet each Friday from 9am - noon in the Memorial Center Polaris Room.

  • Membership is $3.00 a year. Age is 55 and older, and Hawthorne residency is required.

  • For further information call (310) 349-1650.

The Gad-A-Bout Senior Club provides an enjoyable and beneficial recreation opportunity in as great a variety as possible for the benefit of senior citizens in the community.

LA County Regional Food Bank

Once a month LA County distributes FREE food to seniors 60 years and older. Please call the Inglewood or Hawthorne Senior Center for the next food give-a-way.

Computer Lab

The South Bay Workforce Investment Board donated five new computers, a printer, software, and furniture to the Senior Center for a computer Lab. The lab is available for free use to explore the Internet, e-mail, or for word processing. Classes will be offered in the near future. The lab is available Monday - Friday 9AM - 2PM

Please call 349-1650 for additional information.

Senior Services

AARP Driving Class
Please call the Senior Center for upcoming dates & times. Once you make your appointment, you attend a 2 day course. After completing the class, you will receive a CA DMV certificate which will qualify you for a discount on auto insurance with a good driving record. Be sure to call (310) 349-1650 for an appointment.

Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Call to make your appointment for free legal advice provided by Bet Tzedek legal services (310) 349-1650. Next date: To be announced.

Dial-A-Ride Transportation 
Days & Times: M-F 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat., Sun., & Holidays 9:30am - 5:00 pm

Dial-A-Ride is for persons 62 yrs. of age or disabled. Tokens may be purchased at the Memorial Center after you have registered in the Senior Center and received your ID Card! Call (310) 965-8848 for reservation pick-up at least 24 hours in advance.

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M.T.A. Senior Monthly Passes:
Issued from the 25th thru 10th of each month.

Cost $9.00

Requirements: Residents of Hawthorne between the ages of 62 and 64, who are not employed full time, or 65 or older.

Meals on Wheels:
(Suggested donation $1.75)

Need drivers for one day a week about 2 hours a day.

Contact: Senior Center (310) 349-1650.

Nutrition Program
Lunch is served Monday - Friday at 12 noon in the Hawthorne Senior Center. The project is funded in part by the LA County Area on Aging of 1965. You must come into the Senior Center to register for the lunch program. A suggested $2.00 donation for seniors over 62 years of age is appreciated but not mandatory.

Senior AIDES Project
Employment opportunities for the mature worker (55 years of age and older) for residents of Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Westchester, and El Segundo.

Social Security Administration: 
If you are a Medicare beneficiary with limited income and resources, you may be able to get extra help paying for prescription drugs. Beginning January 1, 2006 a new program will provide prescription drug coverage under Medicare. If you have questions please call 1 (800) 772-1213.

Important Phone Numbers

Hawthorne Senior Center      

Inglewood Senior Center       

South Bay Senior Services     

Little Co. of Mary Home Health       

Torrance Memorial Home Health      


Senior Employment   

Home Delivered Meals          

MTA Bus Passes        

Dial-A-Ride Transportation   

Volunteer Opportunities        

Information & Assistance      

LA County Area on Aging    

Elder Abuse Hotline  

Employment Program

Alzheimer's Association


Elder Care Locator    

Center for Health Care Rights













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