Older Adults

The City of La Palma is dedicated to providing for the leisure needs of all its residents. We strive to enhance the quality of life by offering active and passive recreation programs in a clean, safe, and inviting setting.

North Orange Continuing Education

Active Older Adults Classes

The City of La Palma’s Community Services Department has partnered with North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) to offer FREE classes to adults ages 50 and older, but are open to anyone 18+.  Walk-ins always welcome as one can register ANYTIME within the session dates.

Walk-in Registration (Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis)

  1. Students can register at the location and time of the class with the NOCE instructor.
  2. Students can register at any of the following NOCE Centers:
    • Anaheim Campus - 1830 West Romneya Drive, Anaheim (2nd Floor)
      • M-Th: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Cypress Center - 9200 Valley View Street, Cypress, 90630
      • M-TH: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; F: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Wilshire Center - 315 E. Wilshire Avenue, Fullerton, 92832
      • M-TH: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; F: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.                              


  1. New Students Only - Apply for a Student ID at noce.edu/apply 
    1. Create an open CCC Account
    2. Complete the Noncredit College Application
    3. In 24-48 hours, student will receive the student ID required to register for a class
  2. Once student has an ID#
    1. Register for classes online using myGateway at //noce.edu/mygateway
    2. Note: Call StarHelp at 714-808-4679 or email - starhelp@noce.edu for registration assistance 


Creative Arts for Older Adults

This class for older adults encourages art appreciation, self- expression, and creativity through a variety of art media. Projects are designed to expose older adult students to artistic design, and to give experience with different artistic methods, techniques, tools and materials.

1:00 p.m.-2:50 p.m.
1:00 p.m.-2:50 p.m .
Sago Palm Room

Staying Mentally Sharp Older Adults

This course provides older adults with the tools to reach their optimum levels of brainpower through shill-building with memory techniques. Also covered are decisions- making, problem-solving, planning, and determining opportunities for cognitive growth.

1:00 p.m.-2:50 p.m.
1:00 p.m.-2:50 p.m .
Sago Palm Room
*No class 2/20

Mature Driver Class

The Mature Driver Improvement course provides instruction, specially tailored to older adults, regarding defensive driving and California motor vehicle laws. During this course, information is provided on the effects that medication, fatigue, alcohol, and visual and auditory limitations have on a person’s safe driving ability.

1:00 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
1:00 p.m.-4:50 p.m .
Royal Palm Room

IMG_2550La Palma Senior Club

The Club offers adults, 50 years and older, the opportunity to meet new friends, learn new things, and have a lot of fun! At each meeting you will be able to play Bingo, socialize, enjoy coffee and snacks, and listen to guest speakers (occasionally)

Meetings and Membership

  • All meetings and activities for the La Palma Senior Club are cancelled until further notice. 


  • Senior Transportation Referral - There is a wide variety of options available depending on your needs. La Palma Recreation staff will help you identify these options and the process required to access transportation. If needed, we will work with you to fill out the required forms. For referral assistance, please contact us at 714-690-3350.
  • Bus Routes - Use the OCTA Trip Planner to find bus route information.

meals on wheelsMeals on Wheels

La Palma’s Meals on Wheels is designed to serve nutritionally balanced meals to residents who are physically unable to prepare their own. To get more information or to start getting meals for yourself or a loved one, call 714-690-3352.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are also needed who would be interested in delivering meals Monday - Friday. Volunteers work twice monthly for about one hour and must be able to drive their own vehicle to make deliveries. If you’re interested in volunteering, please call 714-690-3350.

Senior Information and Assistance

2-1-1 is a free three-digit telephone number that provides referral for non-emergency social services. Call 2-1-1 or visit 211 online. Social services referrals include:

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Child care
  • Services for persons with disabilities
  • Services for older adults and their caregivers
  • Alcohol and drug services

OC Office on Aging

The Orange County Office on Aging provides Senior Information and Assistance which provides older adults, their families and caregivers with information, referrals and access to agencies and programs that can help them with senior-related services. View more information at the Office on Aging website.