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A AHollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Find Resources For Hollywood Seniors at:

Hollywood - The City of Hollywood provides many services, resources and recreation activities specifically tailored to seniors in our community.
Most programs are free of charge for residents or offered at a nominal fee. There is a new feature on the homepage of the City’s website that makes information on some of these programs easily accessible.  The goal is to help streamline the search process and highlight a few of the most popular topics of interest to our senior community. The new “Senior Services” feature can be found at under City Spotlight. While there, be sure to click on the Elder Grant Program section to preview the Spring Schedule of trips and events.

Grant tips include the “Price is Right LIVE”, a Miami Heat basketball game, bowling, Disney on Ice and more.   
Information is available at your fingertips on these programs and services offered by the City of Hollywood: 

Hollywood Community Center Activities for Seniors
Consider trying your hand at painting watercolors, gliding across the floor while ballroom dancing, or discussing a great read as part of a book club.
There are many active and passive activities to choose from at Community Centers across the City, including the Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, where they host the Senior Holiday Luncheon and Spring Senior Prom and the Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center.

Elder Grant Program
The Elder Grant Program provides free organized outings and events to individuals who ages 60 and older living in Hollywood and Broward County. Outings usually include lunch or dinner. The program is based out of the Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center.  For questions regarding ticket distribution, please call 954.921.3408.

Aquatic Programs
The Driftwood Community Pool, located at 3000 N. 69th Avenue in Hollywood, offers aquatic activities that include non-weight bearing exercise classes like Aqua Zumba and Water Aerobics, lap swimming and open swim times. Call the Driftwood Pool at 954.967.4644  for more details.

Tax Preparation
Reservations are required for free Income Tax Preparation Services by volunteers at the Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center. Call 954.921.3408 for information.

Age - Friendly Community Task Force
Fourteen volunteers are needed to serve on the Age-Friendly Task Force. The goal of the team is to assist in the development of an action plan to ensure Hollywood is an Age-Friendly Community. This will include creating policies to support healthy aging and thereby improve the health, well-being, satisfaction, and quality of life for seniors living in the City of Hollywood. To get involved, call Lorie Mertens-Black, Staff Liaison, at 954.921.3599.

Social Services
The City is committed to improving quality of life for all in Hollywood. The Community Development Division's Social Services Coordinator, Barbara Lawson, can assist with referrals and recommendations for various agencies that provide services such as medication, rent and mortgage, utility or transportation Assistance. Call Barbara at 954.924.2952. Broward County also provides a number of services you may not be aware of.

Housing Programs
Housing programs such as Foreclosure Assistance and Housing Rehabilitation and Repair Zero Interest Loans are available with the goal of adding value and stimulating positive change in economically challenged area.

Additional detailed information on programs and services can be found by using the "Search" box found in the upper right corner of the City website.

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City of Hollywood Police Memorial Dedication
The Hollywood Police Department will dedicate a new police memorial to the six courageous officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty since the City’s founding in 1926.  The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Hollywood Police Department at 3250 Hollywood Boulevard.
The Hollywood Police Memorial features six Officer Podiums to individually honor each fallen officer.  Installed in each officer’s podium is a photo along with a plaque with silver-colored raised lettering, a silver-colored badge and a silver-colored patch. There is also a Main Podium adorned with an aluminum plaque that matches each officer’s plaque.
The six officers whose 
service and sacrifice are 
honored by the memorial include:
Officer Owen Coleman (09-1925 to 01-25-1926) was one of the first men hired when the newly formed City was establishing the police department.  Officer Coleman was killed in a shootout in Davie in January of 1926.  Most news accounts of his death were destroyed in the hurricane of 1926. In the early 1990s, an historian of South Florida Police Officers killed in the line of duty discovered records of his death.  Officer Henry T. Minard (9-6-1971 to 11-18-1972) was killed in the line of duty on November 18, 1972.  Officer Minard was answering a silent holdup alarm at a jewelry store and interrupted a robbery in progress.  He was fatally shot by the robber. 
Officer Byron W. Riley (10-11-1971 to 8-30-1973) and Phillip C. Yourman (10-11-1971 to 8-30-1973) began a pursuit of a strong-arm robbery suspect vehicle.  As they sped through a quiet residential neighborhood, the police vehicle struck a tree and they both were fatally injured. 
Officer Frankie Shivers (12-20-1981 to 9-6-1982) lost her life while responding as a back-up to a car accident. This bizarre incident began with a traffic stop by another officer, John Lunney.  While writing the citation, another car slammed into Lunney's police cruiser, hurling him onto the roof of the vehicle he had stopped. The vehicle causing the crash burst into and Officer Shivers attempted to rescue the woman in the burning vehicle. The female driver grabbed Officer Shivers, revolver and shot her several times. 
Officer Alex Del Rio (4-12-99 to 2-22-08) is the City of Hollywood’s most recent fallen officer.  Officer Del Rio was conducting traffic enforcement on Sheridan Street on the evening of February 22, 2008.  In an attempt to stop a speeding motorist, he was involved in a motor vehicle crash and lost his life.
For more information, please call the Hollywood Police Department, 954.967.4371.