PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

4/25/2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 042524-2
Subject:
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Celebrate Older American’s Month During May
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine




A group of older adults doing yoga on the grass at a park

Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will celebrate Older American’s Month, recognized nationally each May, by offering a wide variety of free activities throughout the city for adults ages 50 and above.

“This May, we invite older adults to experience activities that improve wellness, foster social connections, and engage in some of the many enriching programs that are available,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “The public is invited to the May 7 Long Beach City Council meeting when Older Americans’ Month in Long Beach will be recognized with a Mayoral Proclamation.”

During the month of May, adults ages 50+ can enjoy a wide range of events and activities taking place throughout Long Beach, including art workshops, basketball and swimming competitions, field trips, enrichment activities, dinner and dance, job fairs, and a talent show.

Pre-registration is required for the following activities, as space is limited:

  • May 8 – Long Beach Port Tour: Enjoy a 90-minute narrated excursion to learn how the Port of Long Beach impacts our local, regional and national economies. Get close to some of the biggest ships in the world, learn about the Port's zero-emissions operations and take pictures of amazing machinery and ocean life. Register at any Long Beach Senior Center. Call 562.570.1675 for more information.
  • May 9 – Arts & Crafts Workshop at Houghton Park: Enjoy a relaxing day of instructor-led step-by-step painting and spring card making. All materials and lunch will be provided. Call 562.570.1640 for more information.
  • May 11 – Senior Olympic Basketball at Chavez Elementary School Gym: Come show off your basketball skills or root for your loved ones. The events include a men and women’s three-on-three tournament, a coed free throw tournament, and a three-point shooting competition. Sign up to participate in the competition (registration for spectators not required). Call 562.570.8890 for more information.
  • May 14 – Senior Olympics Swimming at Silverado Park Pool: Sign up to participate in the 25-meter, 50-meter, 100-meter, 4 x 25-meter relay, 4 x 25-meter individual medley, and open swim. The events will conclude with a medal and certificate ceremony. Deck activities featuring group games, crafts, interactive play and much more available for non-swimmers. Registration required to participate in an event (registration for spectators not required). Call 562.570.1721 for more information.
  • May 16 – Older Americans Got Talent at the Alpert Jewish Community Center: Musicians, singers, dancers, rappers, actors, comedians, and magicians have a chance to shine at the Older American's Month "Older Americans Got Talent Show." Registration required for an audition slot prior to the event and for competition day. Call 562.570.3500 for more information.
  • May 29 – Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and Los Cerritos Wetland: Sign up required. Call 562.570.1605 for more information.
  • May 30 – Light up the Night Dance and Dinner: Registration required for the event. Call 562.570.1618 for information.

All other events do not require any registration and are open for all to attend. The complete list of activities and events is available at longbeach.gov/events with additional details, including registration and activity locations, available on the Long Beach Senior Programs webpage.

More information about these programs and other activities is available on the Long Beach Senior Programs webpage or by calling 562.570.3150.

About the City of Long Beach
Long Beach is nestled along the Southern California coast and home to approximately 466,000 people. As an award-winning full-service charter city, Long Beach offers the amenities of a metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods, culture and community. With a bustling downtown and over six miles of scenic beaches, Long Beach is a renowned tourist and business destination and home to the iconic Queen Mary, nationally recognized Aquarium of the Pacific and Long Beach Airport, award-winning Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and world-class Port of Long Beach.

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