Celebrate Older Americans Month with On the Move Riders Program

photo of smiling older adults together on a train. There is a black woman in the forefront, a latino woman wearing a baseball cap and white man wearing glasses behind her, and a white woman in a straw sunhat and sunglasses in the third row.

Metro is celebrating Older Americans Month throughout the month of May with a series of virtual events aimed at building strength within our older adult community. The events are hosted by our On the Move Riders Program. RSVP below to receive reminders and meeting links to each event.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 6 at  11 a.m.
We’re kicking off Older Americans Month with a virtual tour with the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage. Learn about the history of the Arcadia community as well as its surrounding landmarks! Join museum staff as they explore Arcadia’s history through artifacts from the Gilb Museum’s collections. Examine pieces from the museum’s collection that are rarely seen by the public.
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Wednesday, May 12 at 10 a.m.
Join us as we host Los Angeles historian and author Allison R. Jefferson who will discuss the highly publicized Bruce’s Beach in Manhattan Beach. Bruce’s Beach was land that was once owned by an African American family who were forced out of Manhattan Beach and their land taken through eminent domain because of racial discrimination. She will discuss its historical significance as well as contemporary consequence.
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Tuesday, May 18 at 10 a.m.
Join us as we welcome back the Theodore Payne Foundation (TPF). TPF inspires and supports nature lovers and gardeners ‘both experienced and novice.’ Come learn about California Native Plants and of the many resources offered through the foundation.
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Thursday, May 20 at 10 a.m.
Join us for a discussion on Re-entry Anxiety (Post COVID-19) and Emotional Intelligence, led by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Come learn more about how to tackle anxious thoughts as they pertain to life post-COVID-19 and strategies on improving one’s emotional health to improve one’s quality of life.
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Wednesday, May 26 at 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Metro’s On the Move Riders Program, in partnership with AARP Los Angeles, is excited to announce its 5th Annual Older Adult Transportation Expo. This year’s expo will be virtual and is designed to inspire and educate older adults by providing information and resources to learn how to safely and independently travel on fixed route transportation.
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To learn more about On the Move Riders Program and to stay up to date on upcoming events, visit metro.net/onthemove or follow us on Facebook.

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