Seniors to enjoy a golden day at Mooney Grove

Community Service Employment Training hosts a number of lively activities for the 50th Senior Day in the Park on Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


VISALIA – Community Service Employment Training (CSET) celebrates everything that is “golden” this year by hosting the 50th annual Senior Day in the Park on Friday, May 3, at Mooney Grove Park. 

Senior Day in the Park has traditionally been the social event of the year for senior citizens from all around Tulare County. But everyone is invited including children, grandchildren, and those visiting from outside of the county as well.

As indicated this year’s theme is “Stay Golden” in celebration of the event within Tulare County. It started not long after President John F. Kennedy declared the month of May as Older Americans Month in 1963.

“Senior Day in the Park allows us to show our support, admiration, and appreciation for the contributions seniors have made to families and communities,” said Albert Cendejas, CSET assistant director of Senior Services. “The event always brings joy to this valuable population of Tulare County.”

The morning starts off with a cake walk. Bingo will be played.

Other activities include morning and early afternoon line dancing. Bingo will be played.

The annual car show, produced by Visalia Vapor Trailers, will feature a variety of old-time vehicles. There are usually some Model T’s and other vintage vehicles, all show quality and polished up. There is no entry fee, and no judging. The cars are simply on display for the day.

Other entertainment and activities will include the popular Jeremy “Elvis” Pearce along with activities such as bingo with raffle prize and much more. Information booths will include various entities who assist those in their golden years. A lunch for seniors and their guests will be provided.

Tulare’s Senior Day in the Park is hosted by CSET in collaboration with Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging and the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency. Outside sponsors include Culligan Water, Visalia Vapor Trailers, Humana Health Net, Family HealthCare Network, Tulare County Area Transit, Kaweah Delta Health Care District, Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel and many others.

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