This Month at CMSC

Executive Director's Message

by Aviva GoelmanAviva Goelman - Executive Director of the Costa Mesa Senior Center


The Costa Mesa Senior Center exists to provide a place of comfort, camaraderie and family, to the seniors of Costa Mesa, California.

Here our seniors can chat, read, exercise, play card games, eat a nutritious lunch, etc. We are one of the best senior centers in the entire country and strive to keep it that way.

Our members originally hail from such places as Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Austria, Sri Lanka, Russia, Iran, Japan, Vietnam and the Marshall Islands.

We are so fortunate to have so many different cultures represented at our center. It allows us to explore their backgrounds and provide them with a center to share their art, crafts and stories with one another.

We provide a bus to take you to our center on a daily basis. We also provide another bus to take you shopping, to your medical appointments and to your local hair salon to keep you looking pretty.

Every year, we host a variety of events. Our main events are 4th of July lunch, Luau, Thanksgiving Dinner and Breakfast with Santa. Interspersed with these events, we have various Spagetti Dinners, and assorted themed early evening dinner events.

We have a great staff and wonderful volunteers and together we make a senior day... a little bit better than yesterday.

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: It is the time for home.

By Edit Sitwell

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