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first_imgQualifications include doctor approval and recommendation. For more information, call (800) 823-5220 or visit Mexico insurance available to drivers Residents planning a trip to Mexico can purchase “Mexico Insurance” through AAA. As a service to those who plan to travel to any part of Mexico by car, the Automobile Club of Southern California sells policies to cover cars and travel. The service is open to the public. AAA membership is not required. The Whittier office of the Auto Club is at 16041 E. Whittier Blvd. For more information, call (562) 902-4630. Hospital provides weight loss help Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital will offer a community workshop for residents more than 20 pounds overweight. The workshop will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 and will last for nine consecutive weeks. The Whittier hospital’s dietetic technician will teach on the importance of nutrition education, physical activity and behavioral therapy in weight reduction and management. A commitment and materials fee of $45 is due at registration. Space is limited. For more information, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2580. Seniors invited to night in `Paris’ The Norwalk Senior Center will host a New Year’s Eve dance from 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at 14040 San Antonio Drive. The theme for the dance is “A Night in Paris.” A countdown to the coming year will take place at 9 p.m. Music will be provided by the Jumpin Joz swing band. Dinner will be prepared by Chris’ & Pitt’s and includes prime rib, sides and dessert. Prize drawings will also take place throughout the night. Tickets cost $20 per person, and the event is dine-in only. Seating is limited. The final day to buy tickets is Dec. 21. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (562) 929-5580. Christmas sale benefits charity Christmas decorations and gifts are available at the Assistance League of Whittier’s Bargain Bin at 6330 Greenleaf Ave. Additionally, Timeless Treasures, the antique gift store upstairs, offering more expensive items, is having a half-price sale. The shops are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The year-round stores accept donations of used clothing, household items, holiday decorations, antiques and collectibles. For information about the Assistance League and its activities, call (562) 698-7012. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsSpace is limited. To make reservations or for more information, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444. Power chairs offered to disabled Wishes on Wheels is making power wheelchairs available to non-ambulatory senior citizens age 65 and up and to the disabled of any age, if they qualify. Usually, there is no charge or out-of-pocket expense for the power wheelchair, including shipping and delivery to the home by a technician who makes final adjustments to fit the individual and shows them how to use and maintain it. No deposit is required and there is no obligation for determining if they qualify. Collette Tours will give a presentation on travel for seniors from 3 to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Flo & Frank L. Scott Conference Center at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, 12401 Washington Blvd., Whittier. The presentation, “Travel Buddies: Meet and Greet,” is aimed at single seniors who enjoy traveling but are unable to afford the high prices of singles accommodations. This will provide an opportunity for all singles 55 or older to make new friendships and experience new traveling possibilities in the future with a new travel buddy. A speaker from Collette Tours will also discuss the subject. last_img