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Recreation and Community Services Weekly Report- Sunday, August 21st - Saturday, August 27th, 2022


On Tuesday, August 30, Arcadia Fire Department Chief Briggs and Deputy Chief Suen assisted seniors to sign up for the Community Connect program. It’s free, it’s easy and we encourage everyone to sign up and provide as much information about your household. By providing information about you and your household, first responders can better assist you.

SENIOR LUNCH PROGRAM Seniors enjoy stopping by the Community Center to have lunch, visit with friends and staff, meet new people, and socialize. Seniors enjoy their daily lunch meal and look forward to some of their favorite dishes like meatloaf, beef stew, and the most popular, fish every Friday. Birthdays are celebrated each month with cupcakes for everyone! A total of 400 lunch meals were served the week of August 22.

ADULT BASKETBALL The Summer season is close to the end for the Sunday Adult Basketball League. On Sunday, August 21, 22 teams battled it out on the court to get the win and advance to playoffs. It was an eventful day there was plenty of excitement for players and spectators.

AFTERSHOOL PROGRAM The afterschool program is a free program offered to youth in grades 1-5. The program is held at six Arcadia elementary school sites. All sites are currently filled to capacity with an ongoing waitlist. A variety of activities are offered to keep participants engaged and entertained. The program is available this schoolyear from August 22, through June 2, 2023. During the week of August 22, there were 775 registered participants.

NEW EMPLOYEES We are happy to welcome new Recreation Coordinator, Brian DeLeon to the team! Brian will oversee senior services programs such as the senior lunch program, Bingo and Bunco events, beach trips, the upcoming Senior Health Fair on Friday, September 2, and many other programs and events. You can reach Brian at extension 4375 and his office is located at the Community Center. Brian’s direct supervisor is Gina Hernandez. We are also happy to introduce Jessica Mancilla as the new Recreation Coordinator. Jessica will oversee youth programs and events such as the Afterschool Program, Summer, Fall, Winter Day Camp, Kids Night Out, Snow Fest and more. Jessica’s office is in the Recreation building, her extension is 4398, and her direct supervisor is Emily Buchanan. Please introduce yourself if you see Jessica around.


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