ACC News Winter 2020

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A Community of Caring

YEAR-END GIVING ISSUE

Winter 2020, Vol. 42, No. 4

Art and Soul OF ACC Maple Tree Village

ACC Resident Spotlight: Meet storyteller and community organizer, Vicki Beaton. Story on page 4 Year End Giving at ACC ............................2 New Staff at ACC Greenhaven Terrace......2 Four Ways to Give to ACC .......................3 Sadie the Pony Visits ACC Care Center .....5 A Message from Rick Jennings ...............6 New Videos from ACC ..............................7 Japanese Flower Arranging .....................8 Bingo Reunion Highlights ......................8 Class Schedule ........................................9 Donor List .............................................13 Alzheimer’s News and Activities ............16 Maple Tree Village Update ...................16

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ACC’s Scott Okamoto and Moni Van Camp-Kondos in front of “Floating Kites” by her late brother William Gatewood. The piece is a rare original and is now located at the entrance of ACC’s Maple Tree Village Memory Care Community.

Kondos Family Donates Cache of Fine Art to ACC By Corky Mau As you walk through the glass doors into the lobby, you’re greeted by stunning artwork from famed San Francisco artist William Gatewood (1943-1994). Large images of kimonos and Japanese screens, enhanced by splashes of gold and silver leaf, are prominently displayed on the walls. Walk further into the building and you can take a meandering stroll along the Sacramento River Delta, courtesy of landscape paintings by legendary local artist and former Sacramento City College art professor Gregory Kondos. No, you’re not at the Crocker Art Museum. You’re visiting ACC Maple Tree Village, the newest residential community that will provide Assisted Living and Memory

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Health Net Donates Portable Blood Analyzer to ACC Care Center By Sylvia Tang

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Care services to older adults. Located in the PocketGreenhaven neighborhood, Maple Tree Village will open its doors in early 2020. I recently sat down with Moni Van Camp-Kondos, Gregory’s wife. She is also the sister of William Gatewood. Moni led the effort to permanently house a vast collection of fine art from renowned artists at Maple Tree Village. She took an active role in selecting the artists, the artwork and the specific placement of each piece. The Kondos family donated 11 limited edition and signed prints. Moni placed most of her husband’s paintings in the “Blue Jay Neighborhood,” located in the assisted living area – a most appropriate setting since the color blue is a signature feature in most of Kondos’ pieces. “Gregory is very impressed with the design of the Maple Tree Village community. He can’t stop talking

ACC is excited to announce that Health Net has donated an Abbott Laboratories i-STAT portable blood analyzer to ACC Care Center. The device is a blood testing machine that delivers hemoglobin and basic metabolic testing results in 2 minutes! This device is proven technology utilized in many intensive care units and emergency departments. The i-STAT provides critical information quickly and efficiently thereby avoiding critical treatment delays. The prompt results will also reduce the number of unnecessary trips to the hospital. Health Net’s generous donation will make it possible for ACC Care Center to deliver more meaningful health care in a timely and efficient manner with current technology. ACC currently depends

on subcontracting lab services for all stat testing. Test results can take anywhere from 4 to 24 hours. This waiting time negatively impacts clinical decision-making, resulting in poorer outcomes and unnecessary hospital readmissions. “At Health Net, we are committed to supporting the work of our community partners like ACC Care Centers,” said Carol Kim, Health Net’s Vice President of Community Investments and Government and Public Affairs. “Funding in state-of-the-art technology like i-STAT portable blood analyzer that improves the delivery of healthcare services and investing $3.2M in capital expansion projects like ACC Maple Tree Village, are one of many ways we deliver on our purpose of transforming the health of our communities, one person at a time.” “Instead of sending blood samples to the lab, we can have results in minutes,” says ACC Care Center Medical Director, Dr. Scott Stringer. “It’s a game changer for us. I want to thank Health Net for their generous donation.”

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Year-End Giving AT ACC • ACC Music and Arts: Expanding mu-

sic and arts programs for residents of ACC Care Center, ACC Greenhaven Terrace, ACC Maple Tree Village and participants of ACC Lifelong Learning and Wellness; developing a new contingent of volunteers and philanthropists who are connected with ACC through their love of music and the arts

ACC’s priorities for 2020 echo the conversations about aging taking place in communities across America. And earlier this year, Darrick was appointed to Governor Newsom’s Master Plan on Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee. This gives ACC a place at the table, helping us affect change throughout the state! Darrick Lam with Glenn Yee, Betty Yee, and Marie Lum who help mail out ACC News every quarter

A Message from Winston Ashizawa, Chair of the Board, and Darrick Lam, President and CEO Thank you for supporting ACC Senior Services in 2019. This year, we helped thousands of older adults in Sacramento get healthcare, housing, transportation, and social services. We kept them engaged with 2,700 class sessions and wellness workshops. We provided more than 30,000 rides and more than 29,000 days of long-term care. Our home visits have given hope and help to people who are homebound and living alone. 2020 will see the opening of ACC Maple Tree Village Assisted Living and Memory Care. ACC is helping dozens of families navigate a critical transition in their loved one’s care. While it has been a difficult journey for many, they now have a path forward. We will care for them in the ACC tradition. In the words of our COO Melanie Segar, “Our staff is educated and compassionate. These two qualities go hand in hand at ACC.” Please consider making a year-end gift to ACC to fund these important programs in 2020: • ACC Memory Care Program: curriculum

development, training for staff and family caregivers, community outreach; to be introduced at ACC Maple Tree Village

Antonio Mihutz’s violin music restores people’s spirits.

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• ACC Care Center Career Advancement Program: training staff on dementia and

hospice care, concierge customer service, and the use of new diagnostic equipment including ultrasound, BiPAP and state-ofthe-art point-of-care testing equipment

• ACC Rides: recruiting and training new

drivers and driver assistants, training on new scheduling software, providing transportation vouchers for low-income seniors and others not covered by grants

• ACC Home Visits: recruiting and training

new Friendly Visitor volunteers, increasing social workers to handle the caseload, providing visitation vouchers for low-income seniors and others not covered by grants

Let’s support the great work of ACC Rides!

We appreciate gifts of all sizes. If you want to underwrite a major portion of any of these programs, contact Ted Fong at 916-503-2085 or email tfong@accsv.org. Also, contact Ted if you want to discuss giving to ACC through stocks, real estate, RMDs (a popular option), and charitable trusts. Since our founding in 1972, ACC has relied on philanthropy from donors like you to become “a community of caring.” We welcome your continued support!

New Appointments at ACC Greenhaven Terrace ACC is pleased to announce that Brittany Yamada is the new Life Enrichment Manager for ACC Greenhaven Terrace. She will be responsible for activities of daily living including recreational and social activities. Prior to this, Brittany was the Activities Coordinator for Assisted Living. Also joining ACC Greenhaven Terrace is Cynthia Burmeister, LVN, Resident Care Manager for Assisted Living. She takes over for Allison Rogers who is headed to ACC Maple Tree Village in the same position. Cynthia has a background in both clinical and supervisory roles in a variety of long term care settings. Her previous experience includes home healthcare, 12 years at ACC Care Center, and most recently, assisted living.

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To contact Brittany Yamada, email byamada@accsv.org. To contact Cynthia Burmeister, email cburmeister@accsv.org.

Yesenia Jones, Director of Independent Living with Cynthia Burmeister, the new Resident Care Manager at ACC Greenhaven Terrace.

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HELP THEM MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2020!

Scott D. Stringer, MD Medical Director ACC Care Center

Kyle Fredrickson, MA Administrator ACC Maple Tree Village

Soojin Yoo, MSW Social Worker ACC Senior Services

David Brooks Driver ACC Senior Services

Glenn Watanabe Music Volunteer ACC Senior Services

“Your support helps us buy new medical equipment, train our staff, and reduce expensive hospital visits. Let’s continue to make ACC Care Center and our already amazing staff the best they can be!”

“We work with so many families affected by Alzheimer’s. Your donations will help us develop the Memory Care Program that our community so desperately needs.”

“Our home visits help people age in place. Your financial support will help us meet the growing needs of our seniors and their family caregivers.”

“Many seniors live alone and need ACC Rides to get to doctor and dialysis appointments. Your support helps us expand service and cover seniors on low income.”

“Music and arts have tremendous healing power. Your financial support will help ACC expand its reach to seniors where they live and gather. Thank you!”

4 WAYS TO MAKE A YEAR-END GIFT

ARE YOU 70½ OR OLDER?

1. Use the donation envelope in this issue of ACC News to donate by check or credit card, 2. Make an online donation at accsv.org/donate, 3. Drop by ACC at 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento, 95831 and donate by check or credit card, or 4. Contact Ted Fong at ACC Senior Services, 916-503-2085 or tfong@accsv.org, to plan your giving.

Please consider making a Qualified Charitable Distribution as your gift to ACC Senior Services directly from your IRA to help satisfy your annual required minimum distribution (RMD) for this year. Your Qualified Charitable Distribution must be done directly through your IRA custodian or brokerage firm at your request. Please consult a financial advisor regarding the tax benefits of your gift. For more instructions on how to make an RMD gift to ACC, visit accsv.org/RMD. The contribution deadline for Tax Year 2019 is December 31, 2019.

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OFFICERS Winston Ashizawa Chair of the Board Chiang Wang Vice Chair of the Board

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Titus Toyama Finance Chair of the Board

Telephone: (916) 393-9026 Fax: (916) 393-9128 Email: infossc@accsv.org Linda Revilla, Director of Programs

Joyce Iseri Secretary

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Kyle Frederickson, RFCE Administrator (916) 395-7579 Scott Okamoto, Marketing Manager (916) 395-7579

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MANAGEMENT TEAM Darrick Lam President and CEO Melanie Segar Chief Operating Officer Lisa Poon Chief Financial Officer Tony Waterford Chief Human Resources Officer

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Dave Lin, Special Assistant to the CEO/Program Manager, ext. 143

FUND DEVELOPMENT

Ted Fong, Interim Director of Development, (916) 503-2085 Phone Luu, Donor Services Manager, (916) 394-6399 x 203 Val Pearson, Fund Development Assistant, (916) 503-2504 Ozzy Macias, Fund Development Assistant, (916) 503-5392

VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT

Kim Fujiwara, Volunteer Manager, (916) 503-5387

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Vicki Beaton Storyteller, community organizer By Ted Fong Vicki Beaton has lived at ACC Greenhaven Terrace Independent Living for four years. News clippings and magazine articles about her are strewn throughout her apartment. She pushes them aside and reaches for a pile of books, “Here’s a book of short stories I wrote,” she says matter of factly. “I also wrote these romance novels.” There are four or five of them. On the wall are photos of her with Jackie Chan, Gavin Newsom, and Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s granddaughter whom she accompanied to Vancouver in 2015. Another photo shows Dr. Henry Lee of OJ fame eating pasta at her house. Then there’s the table cloth that her neighbor, March Fong Eu, gave her and the prestigious 2019 Directors Award she received from the California State Railroad Museum, still wrapped in plastic. It’s hard to connect all the dots. Vicki Beaton was born Tsui Yi-Wen in Tianjin, China. She and her family fled to Taiwan when the Communists came to power. She went to work as a secretary for the U.S.Taiwan Defense Command in the 1960s.

Clifford Merrill Beaton fell in love with Vicki, he proposed, she said yes, and they tied the knot. After his deployment ended, Clifford, Vicki and the three children, two boys and one girl, moved to Omaha, Nebraska. Vicki was immedi- Colonel Clifford Beaton ately cold and bored in Omaha. “Good beef, good corn, so what!” she exclaimed. As a freelancer, Vicki continued to write about her American experiences to the delight of her readers in Taiwan. Clifford retired two years later. He asked Vicki where she wanted to move. She pleaded, “Some place warmer!” One of Clifford’s former deputies recently retired at Mather Air Force Base. Clifford arranged a trip to visit his old friend and check out Sacramento. “I still remember driving down Capitol Mall in early summer. It just rained and everything was green and beautiful. I told Clifford this is it, we’re staying!” Clifford got a job a Bank of America, while Vicki worked for Sacramento Unified School District as a substitute secretary and later as a teaching assistant at Will C. Wood Jr. High. Back at the District’s office on N Street,

Vicki Beaton moved from a four-bedroom, three-car garage to ACC Greenhaven Terrace Independent Livng. “The service is great,” she says. “I have more time to get out and do things.”

Vicki met Eleanor Yin Chiang, PhD. The two bonded. They were both born in China and were the only Chinese-speaking employees in the building. “We went for long walks, sang karaoke, and became best friends,” says Vicki. They had a mutual interest helping Chinese people like themselves succeed in America. Together they founded Sacramento Chinese Service Center and Chinese New Year Culture Association. They were also early supporters of Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation. Vicki said Eleanor changed her life because she built up her confidence. “I learned how to talk to higher-ups and to carry myself even to the point where some people thought I was the PhD, not Eleanor!” Vicki says laughing.

Volunteering at ACC Welcome Center with Sharon Garrett

One day, Vicki’s Taiwanese publishers asked her to write some articles for their U.S. newspaper The World Journal. It was a temporary assignment that turned into a 15-year run as their West Coast reporter. Vicki was like a Chinese Mark Twain, chronicling life in the U.S. to the delight of Chinese readers everywhere. The State Capitol was part of her beat. She covered

Vicki’s ID card issued by the U.S.-Taiwan Defense Command

Vicki’s boss was a colonel and intelligence officer in the United States Air Force. It was a very tense time in U.S.-China relations. “My first husband was Austin Shen,” says Vicki. “He was a very nice man but died when he was only 39. I was 34. He left me with three children.” To make extra money, Vicki wrote short stories for China Daily News, Central News, and United Daily. She had a curious mind and a dynamic way of talking about everyday life. It certainly reflected in her personality. This, among other things, caught the eye of her boss, the colonel. Long story short, Colonel Vicki with fellow docents at “The Last Mile” celebration on October 26, 2019, at the California State Railroad Museum

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Vicki wrote hundreds of stories and newspaper articles about American life. She was like a Chinese Mark Twain.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and visiting VIPs like John McCain and George Bush. She also interviewed Yo Yo Ma. One of Vicki’s favorite articles is “Ai Wo, Ai Jia, Ai Wo Guo” (Love Me, Love My Family, Love My Country). She describes how her husband Clifford Beaton unconditionally loved everything about her despite their vast cultural differences. They were happily married for 38 years before his passing 11 years ago. Vicki also wrote a glowing story about living in Sacramento “Wo Zhu Xia Jia Men Du.” Then one day she met a stranger, a Chinese man. He and his family took the train all the way from New York to Sacramento to settle down. She asked him how he heard about Sacramento. He said it was from an article written by Tsui

Yi-Wen. “I told him, that’s me!” says Vicki. “I couldn’t believe it!” In the 1980s, Eleanor introduced Vicki to her brother C.C. Yin who just had bought his first McDonald’s franchise. C.C. and Vicki would go on to collaborate on several community organizations and causes even to this day. In 2001, C.C. founded Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA). Vicki was a founding member. In the same year, Vicki was the president of Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation. She collaborated with Professor Peter Leung from UC Davis and Dr. Alex Yeh to publish the 270page book, “150 Years of the Chinese Presence in California.” This was the seminal book that influenced her and others to continue studying and promoting the contributions of Chinese in America. Vicki had already been writing articles about Chinese in America for World Journal but not always about their contributions to American society. Now she was all in. In 2007, Vicki wrote about the life and times of the Chinese railroad workers and their contributions to the Transcontinental Railroad. In 2017, she became a docent at the California State Railroad Museum and its only Chinese speaker. Vicki inspired C.C. Yin and their friend Margaret Wong to establish the US-China Railroad Friendship Association (USCRFA)

Long-time collaborators C.C. Yin and Vicki Beaton have a lively conversation at California Chinese American Day on October 23, 2019, at the State Capitol.

with Ms. Zhang Wei from UC Davis as its then and current president. On October 26, 2019, USCRFA organized “The Last Mile,” a celebration of the contributions of Chinese railroad workers on the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Roadroad. Today Vicki shows no signs of slowing down. In addition to her civic activities, she volunteers at ACC’s Welcome Center. She also translated ACC’s 40-page Caregivers Resource Guide into Chinese. Vicki is happy living at ACC Greenhaven Terrace. When asked how she decided to move there, she said, “I’ve written several stories about ACC and Donna Yee over the years. I guess you could say I did my research.”

Sadie the Therapy Pony Visits ACC Care Center It’s Monday afternoon in mid-November. The residents at ACC Care Center are waiting eagerly in the lobby for a celebrity to arrive. It’s pretty quiet except for the sound of resident Gloria playing “You Are My Sunshine” on her harmonica. It’s a very fitting song for what happens next. Just as the song ends, the main entrance doors slide open. The four-legged guest has arrived. It’s Sadie, a 35”, buckskin, mini-horse. She casually scans the scene and begins her runway walk with almost human grace. Yes, an actual horse has entered the building! The faces of the residents light up right away. A few residients start clapping. The commotion gets louder. “That’s a horse, a small horse!” someone exclaims. Sadie belongs to Estella Hoskins, who is affiliated with Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program. After working as a counselor for 30 years, Estella is now a certified and registered handler. She and her partner Michelle Blanche take Sadie to hospitals, schools, and recovery centers for people with traumatic brain injuries. “Sadie takes away peoples’ anxiety and stress. It’s amazing to see what her gentleness and quietness does for them,” says Estella. “We’ve had people just start sobbing because it brings back memories from their childhood.” Estella and Michelle take Sadie to meet each ACC resident, allowing them to pet her, talk to her, and brush her hair. The handlers are just as calm and caring as Sadie. Sadie tilts her ears forward when a resident starts talking to her. “When she does that, it means she’s paying attention,” says Estella. Equine therapy is a form of therapy that makes use of horses to help promote emotional

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growth. Horses behave like human beings and can respond immediately, giving feedback, and mirroring emotions. They can help people with ADD, anxiety, autism, dementia, delayed mental development, Down syndrome, and depression.

“Our residents are just overjoyed,” says ACC Activities Director Debbie Williams. “Sadie brings so much love and compassion.” For more information about Sadie and Pet Partners visit their websites teamsadie.com and PetPartners.org.

Residents take turns petting, grooming and talking to Sadie, the therapy pony.

“Sadie takes away people’s anxiety and stress,” says Estella Hoskins, a registered and certified handler.

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A Celebration for the Ages On September 14, ACC Care Center hosted “Celebrating Our Centenarians” at Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation in Elk Grove. More than 500 people showed up to honor those in our community who are 100 years and older. Guests were treated to great food and regaled with amazing stories of the past century. Fourteen members of the Care Center staff performed a special song and dance number. Henry

Adkisson from the office of Councilmember Rick Jennings presented Keys to the City and Certificates of Recognition to the centenarians. In addition to honoring the 14 centernarians who attended, ACC Care Center gave Special Recognition Awards to Janet Sakata, Wayne Shimizu, and Medline for their unique and lasting contributions to ACC Care Center.

Aaron and Haruye Okamoto have been married for 75 years and both are centenarians!

Celebrating Our Centenarians Toshio Fukuda Chang Hou Emiko Nakano Lam Chan Luc Mae Chan Frances Jaksich

Aaron Okamoto Haruye Okamoto Lorraine Nagae Nai Chin Koo Audrey Ah Tye Tomako Mori

Mabelle Jan Fannie Wong Annie Wong Ai Tanaka Sally Taketa

Frances Jaksich and her family celebrate her 100 years.

ACC is Making Sacramento an Age-Friendly City By Councilmember Rick Jennings, City of Sacramento On September 14th, I was proud to award 14 “keys to the city” to Sacramento-area citizens over 100 years old at at ACC Care Center’s “Celebrating Our Centenarians” event. In truth, only four of those incredible individuals were ACC residents but nevertheless, ACC went through the trouble of putting on the event, inviting all centenarians regardless of affiliation and even going to their homes to interview them all individually so that their personal stories could be told. As an organization, ACC has always been committed to making the Sacramento region a place where all senior citizens can be proud to call home. ACC is clearly succeeding in that regard. By providing services to people in the latter years of their life, ACC aims to bring out senior citizens from all-too-common isolation and to make Sacramento, and specifically the Pocket area, a more aging-friendly community. In addition to their well-known independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing facility, I encourage you to visit the new Maple Tree Village Center where ACC is breaking new ground in memory care. ACC Ride provides transportation for people in ten ZIP codes. Bridge to Healthy Families provides a range of social services including home visits. Meals on Wheels by ACC hooks those same people up with vital food services. ACC’s quality of service and attention to detail has made them well-known and well-regarded among medical professionals and social workers. The event planning committee has decided to host another “Celebrating Our Centenarians” next year. I have no doubt that more centenarians will find their way to this amazing event as ACC continues its nearly 50-year history of selflessly serving our community.

Eric Atkisson, Darrick Lam and Ted Fong honor Mae Chan.

A big thank you to all our volunteers!

Pauline Nishina enjoys a conversation before dinner.

The Center Center staff performed a big musical number.

Chang Hou, 100, with her daughters and sons-in-law

Designer cookies for our honorees

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about it,” says Moni. “The river has been a major part of Gregory’s life and he loves that residents will be surrounded by familiar Delta images on a daily basis.” Gregory’s work is included in permanent collections around the world, so ACC is very appreciative of this generous donation from the Kondos family. I asked Moni why the family made such a generous donation to Maple Tree Village. “I worked with Scott Okamoto (Marketing Manager for Maple Tree) to display a few art pieces at Monroe Manor. When Scott proposed a similar, but larger project for

“I want everyone who passes through Maple Tree to admire the beauty around them, inside and outside,” says Moni to Corky Mau.

plants. Colorful, comfortable furnishings and local nature images avoid the stereotypical “institutional” look common in many residential living facilities. This unique, nurturing environment is a place I’d consider for my mother if she needed such services. And how fortunate the residents are to live inside an art museum! Down the road, Scott anticipates acquiring more artwork and envisions the possibility of self-guided art tours. With the help of Maple Tree Village staff, Moni will create informative signage to accompany each piece of art. Moni told me many of the artists are local or

Moni and Scott chat in the Welcome Center.

Maple Tree Village, I was very excited to make this happen. It’s a great venue to show off all of this wonderful art.” I recently went on a walking tour of Maple Tree Village with Scott. His pride about the modern, yet functional facility was evident as we walked and talked. The community is thoughtfully designed and built around a “person-centered program” philosophy. There are 72 apartments in the four assisted living “neighborhoods” and 30 in the memory care neighborhood. Each apartment has state-of-the-art lighting and adaptive living features. Each neighborhood has its own “just like home” dining and activity centers, with lots of windows allowing views of the lush landscaped courtyards filled with water features and native

Gregory and Moni Kondos with Scott Okamoto at a recent reception held at ACC Maple Tree Village

Gregory Kondos’ Delta paintings adorn the hallways.

have roots in Northern California. There are 17 pieces from William Gatewood. She adds, “My brother Billy passed away 25 years ago. To see his Asian-inspired art displayed in this beautiful building is a great tribute to him.” Lotus-inspired artwork from Chinese artist, Shimo, hangs in the Welcome Center. Originally from Shanghai, Shimo moved to

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Chris Tomine Donates Baby Grand Piano to ACC Care Center

ACC Walks the Walk for Alzheimer’s on September 28, 2019

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The Last Mile Celebration was held at the California State Railroad Museum on Saturday, October 26, to recognize the contributions of Chinese railroad workers on the Transcontinental Railroad completed 150 years ago. US-China Railroad Friendship Association (USRFA) organized the event and honored the descendants of railroad workers like Wilkie Liang. ACC Senior Services interviewed Margaret Wong (co-chair), Helen Yee, Vickie Louie, Maeley Tom, Mary Anne Ahtye, and Faqiang Ren, the Deputy Consul General of the People’s Republic of China.

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Sacramento in 2003 and is a good friend of Gregory Kondos. His Midtown gallery, Shimo Center for the Arts, is dedicated to promoting local artists. There is also original artwork from Oakland-born artist Fred Uhl Ball, whose parents taught art classes at Mills College. Says Scott, “Our residents, their families, and the greater Sacramento community will have this extraordinary opportunity to enjoy this special art collection for many years to come.” Moni couldn’t agree more. “I want everyone who passes through Maple Tree to admire the beauty around them, inside and outside.”

California Celebrates the First-ever Chinese American Day

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ACC Maple Tree Village Hosts Neighborhood BBQ

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On November 6, piano movers delivered a Kimball baby grand piano to the lobby of ACC Care Center. Donated by Chris Tomine, the vintage model had been in his family for decades and is in excellent condition. The piano has a beautiful wood finish. It is a welcome addition to the Care Center’s activities program and a great way to greet visitors when they enter the building. Residents and guests can sit down anytime and make music. “The piano will be so happy to have someone play it again!” said Chris.

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Japanese Flower Arranging at ACC By Linda Revilla Imagine being able to create a beautiful flower arrangement. At ACC you can learn the art of ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) with Chieko Hirai-Brim. Chieko says that ikebana is not just the art the Japanese flower arranging; it is also a great stress reducer. “You can really relax while you are doing it. You can put your emotions, how you feel, into your arrangement.” Chieko, who was born in Japan, started doing Ikebana in high school. At first, she was not interested at all and only learned ikebana because it was a requirement. “But after a couple of classes, I loved it!” she says, continuing, “I got an ikebana instructor license in Japan. In 1996 I came to the US. It was my biggest dream to teach ikebana in the US.” Chieko has to continue learning new skills and so found an instructor. Her instructor said she should contact ACC about teaching. That was back in 2015 and Chieko’s class at ACC has been steadily

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Chieko Hirai-Brim will teach several Ikebana classes at ACC starting January 13, 2020. See class schedule for details.

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growing. She also teaches at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento There are many different schools of Ikebana, each with different styles. Chieko teaches Ikenobo, the oldest school of Ikebana. In her class, she teaches shoka (based on natural styles) and freestyle. Volunteer and ACC Board member Jean Shiomoto has been Chieko’s student since the spring of this year. Jean says, “It’s fun and relaxing, and I’m learning a

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lot. Before I took this class, I didn’t know anything, and now I know the forms and elements of an arrangement.” When I spoke to her, Jean had her latest creation in front of her, a beautiful array of lavender chrysanthemums, ferns, and leaves. So, if you are thinking of getting in touch with your creative side in 2020, consider the art of ikebana.

PUSH HANDS CLASS (TUI SHOU) An extension of Tai Chi Chuan, Jan. 8-29, Feb. 5-26, Feb. 5-26, Mar. 4-25 GENTLE YOGA Jan. 8-29, Feb. 5-26 LISTENING DEEPLY Develop listening skills, Feb. 3, 10

ACC Bingo Reunion Brings Back a Flood of Fond Memories By Ted Fong On October 4, 2019, eighty five former volunteers of ACC Bingo met at ACC Greenhaven Terrace for a reunion. The attendees traded stories, shared memorabilia, and played five games of bingo to rekindle the memory of days gone by. Pictures of the young and strapping Glenn Watanabe and George Kashiwagi were set out on a table with other great photos of that era. ACC Bingo ran for 22 years. It funded the construction of ACC’s nursing home. It created a grass roots culture that attracted hundreds of people from all generations who were passionate about helping the nascent ACC. The operation started in 1983 at Mayhew Bingo Center while ACC still operated out of the Tambara House on 6th and V Streets. Frances Lee was on the ACC Board at the time. She recalls,

ACC Bingo started in 1983 and went for 22 years.

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“I knew nothing about running a bingo session. Our landlord brought a bingo consultant Frances Lee from Los Angeles who came to get us started. He sold us supplies, gave us training and tips and attended our monthly manager meetings. It took 20-22 volunteers to fill all the positions at each session. Most of the volunteers had no bingo experience.” But it all worked out. ACC Bingo raised enough money to build a nursing home. It also gave rise to a legion of supporters who would later become ACC Board members, committee chairs, donors, and volunteer right up to today. These can-do volunteers powered ACC through decades of growth and prosperity. ACC went on to purchased the Park City building for ACC operations and Meals on Wheels by

Brian Chin relives the good ol’ days as a caller.

These can-do volunteers powered ACC through decades of growth and prosperity.

ACC, Greenhaven Terrace for independent living and assisted living, and Merryhill School which houses today’s ACC Administration and ACC Programs. Maple Tree Village for assisted living and memory care will open in early 2020. Bingo was a golden era in ACC history. Thank you Frances Lee, Gloria Imagire, and Kim Fujiwara for organizing the reunion and taking us on this fabulous walk down memory lane!

Winston Ashizawa, Chewy Ito, and Donna Yee

ACC SENIOR SERVICES — WINTER 2020

FROM FRANCES LEE’S OPENING REMARKS “You may have been a floor manager, caller, worked in the money room, box office cashier, worked at the sales table selling paper or supplies, pull tab bar manager, pull tab monitor, pull tab sorter or floor monitor. We needed all of you to run each session. Some of you worked once a week, twice a week, Mickey Yamadera every other week or as your schedule permitted. Thanks to Mickey Yamadera who called many volunteers every day. I’m sure you remember getting a call from Mickey. She is here today.” “Thank you for coming to the reunion today. Many of our bingo volunteers have passed away or are living in care facilities. Some you are still volunteering at ACC and I commend you for your dedication and support. Always remember that through the many volunteer hours you gave to ACC Bingo, ACC has been able to complete so many more projects for the community. Bingo was just the beginning.”

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WINTER 2020 LIFELONG LEARNING & WELLNESS CLASS SCHEDULE To register for a class, contact Anna Su at (916) 393-9026 ext. 330, classes@accsv.org

Arts and Culture

INTRODUCTION TO SKETCHING PORTRAITS

LINE DANCE (INTERMEDIATE IMPROVER)

3RD SATURDAY CRAFTING SOCIAL WITH MAKER NATALIE

An introduction to sketching people and faces from photos and life using pencil and ink. Materials needed are pencils (HB, 2H, 2B & 4B), paper stump, fine line sharpie, eraser. Minimum 5 students. Maximum: 12 students. No drop-ins.

Enjoy dancing to a variety of beats: waltz, cha-cha, western, ballroom and more. A fun class with great people and excellent music! Drop-in rate is $8 per class. Held at ACC GT (1180 Corporate Way).

Instructor: Marie Taylor

Instructor: Natalie Wyatt

Gather your Besties and join us for crafting and socializing. During each workshop you will learn how to create a one of a kind home décor item to display in your home. Learn the latest trends using gold leaf, chalk paint, stenciling, glass etching and more! All skill levels are welcome. Website: www.nataliewyatt.com. Minimum: 5 students. Maximum: 15 students. Pre-registration and prepayment required. No refunds or credit. No drop-ins. Jan 18

Feb 15

Mar 21

Tea Towels Valentine Decor Painted Mason Jars

10:0011:00a

Glass Etching

$12 (payable to Natalie Wyatt) $5 (payable to ACC Programs) $12 (payable to Natalie Wyatt) $5 (payable to ACC Programs) $12 (payable to Natalie Wyatt) $5 (payable to ACC Programs)

JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGING Instructor: Chieko Hirai-Brim

This class provides an ongoing introduction of Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging. Learn essential principles and techniques of Ikebana and create one unique arrangement in each class. Ikebana tools (pin frog, scissors, and vase) are not included, but can be purchased from the instructor upon request. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. No drop-ins. *Payment must be received by the Friday before class. Limit: 10 students. No Refunds. Jan 13, 27

Mon

2:00-3:00p $30 per class*

Feb 3

Mon

2:00-3:00p $30 per class*

Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Mon

2:00-3:00p $30 per class*

Instructor: Masanori (Isako) Wasano

Students select their own model of doll and are taught individually. Cost of doll kits, tools and extra material are not included and will be paid directly to the instructor. Additional material fees vary depending on choice of dolls. Bring small pointed scissors and a hand towel for your workstation. Dress casually. Nominal fee for lunch or bring your own. Please register early. Seats are limited. Call (916) 393-9026 x 330 (Mon-Fri) or Ms. Wasano at (530) 3508083. NO REFUNDS.

Sat

Single class only

Sat

9:00a-12:00p 1:00-4:00p

$60/a $60/p $15 per 3 hr class

PAINTING (ACRYLIC) Instructor: Zimei

Learn how to paint a beautiful landscape without any prior experience. We will explore techniques, colors, artistic inspiration, and how to create a painted story. Additional one-time fee of $60 for a materials kit to be paid directly to the instructor. Materials kit includes: acrylic paints, brushes, turpentine, easel, charcoal pencil, palette, and canvas. Classes are held every third Tuesday of each month. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Drop-in rate is $9 per class. Limit: 8 students. Jan 21 Feb 18 Mar 17

Tue

1:00-2:00p

$21 for 3 classes

INTRODUCTION TO SKETCHING LANDSCAPES Instructor: Marie Taylor

An introduction to sketching landscapes from photos and life using pencil and ink. Materials needed are pencils (HB, 2H, 2B & 4B), paper stump, fine line Sharpie, eraser. Minimum 5 students. Maximum: 12 students. No drop-ins. $38 (3 classes) Jan 7, Tue 10:00-11:30a no refunds and 14, 21 no credit

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Tue

10:0011:30a

$38 (3 classes) no refunds and no credit

Cooking Demonstrations Learn to prepare various delicious cuisines. The demonstration includes lunch, and recipe(s). Pre-registration and pre-payment is required no later than one week before class to reserve space and get an accurate count for lunch. An extra $2 will be charged for late registration and will depend upon availability of space. NO REFUNDS, CREDIT ONLY. Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice prior to class will not receive credit.

EASY BBQ RIBS

Instructor: Loreta Whelan

Country-style ribs are meatier than other rib cuts. These ribs are seasoned, boiled until tender, baked with your favorite barbeque sauce. Juicy melt in your mouth oven-baked barbecue ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious! Double up on incredible flavor with an easy to make honey barbecue sauce then coat them in a seasoned barbecue sauce mixture so addictive you won’t stop at one! Limit: 15 students. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 2/21/20. Feb 28

Fri

12:00-1:00p

$20

CHINESE SPONGE CAKE Instructor: Josephine Lau

Learn how to make a delicious Chinese sponge cake. We will create a soft, sponge cake and have lots of fun doing it. It only takes 8 eggs to create a yummy cake. The secret is in the folding. Limit: 15 students. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 3/12/20. Mar 19

Thu

2:00-4:00p

$16

Except where noted, dance classes are on a pre-payment basis. Fees are per month and are payable on or before the first day of the class. NO REFUNDS.

Instructor: Emario-oh Nishikawa

Nihon Buyo is a Japanese performing art featuring the valuable elements of Japanese traditional culture such as beauty, wabi (taste for simple and quiet), space and shape. Requirements: Come to class dressed in Kimono or Yukata,and bring Ougi (dancing fan). If you do not own these items, you may arrange to borrow them from the instructor with advance notice.Pre-registration and prepayment required by the Friday before class. No Refunds. Drop-in rate is $12 per class. Sun

10:00-11:30a

$30 for 3 classes

LINE DANCE (BEGINNERS) - TWO LEFT FEET Instructor: Gerri Shapiro

If you think you have “two left feet,” this class is for you. No experience or partner needed. Anyone can participate in this fun activity with a friendly group of people Drop-in rate is $7 per class. Held at ACC GT (1180 Corporate Way). Jan 2-30 Feb 6-27 Mar 5-26

Thu Thu Thu

1:00-2:00p 1:00-2:00p 1:00-2:00p

$25 $20 $20

LINE DANCE (BEGINNING IMPROVER) Instructor: Vickie Camblin

Learn the basic steps used in line dancing and how to link the steps together to form simple dances. Line dancing is a fun way to get exercise and meet people. No experience necessary. Drop-in rate is $7 per class. Held at ACC GT (1180 Corporate Way). Jan 6-27 (no 20) Feb 3-24 (no 17) Mar 2-30

Mon Wed Mon Wed Mon Wed

1:00-2:30p 12:00-1:30p 1:00-2:30p 12:00-1:30p 1:00-2:30p 12:00-1:30p

$18 $24 $18 $24 $30 $24

Language CANTONESE CONVERSATION (BASIC) Instructor: Connie Wali

Practice speaking conversational Cantonese in the context of everyday life. Learn basic vocabulary and the basic notions of grammar. Minimum: 3 students. Drop-in rate is $12 per class. Jan 10-31 Feb 7-28 Mar 6-27

Fri Fri Fri

10:00-11:30a 10:00-11:30a 10:00-11:30a

$40 $40 $40

JAPANESE CONVERSATION Instructor: Nora Bachus-Dressler

This class focuses on Japanese conversation and vocabulary building. Word order, particles, and grammar in simple sentences will be taught. Hiragana script is also included. Intermediate I Jan 6-27 (no 20) Feb 3-24 (no 17) Mar 2-30

Mon Mon Mon

12:30-1:30p 12:30-1:30p 12:30-1:30p

$15 $15 $25

MANDARIN CHINESE (BEGINNING)

Mon Mon Mon

12:00-1:00p 12:00-1:00p 12:00-1:00p

Learn the phonetics of Mandarin Chinese using Hanyu Pinyin. Upon completion, students should be able to grasp the basics and have a better understanding of the forming of sounds. Single and compound words are introduced through pronunciation drills. Minimum: 3 students. Drop-in rate is $17 per class.

JAPANESE CLASSICAL DANCE (NIHON BUYO BEGINNING)

Jan 5 Feb 9 Mar 8

Jan 6-27 (no 20) Jan 8-29 Feb 3-24 (no 17) Feb 5-26 Mar 2-30 Mar 4-25

Instructor: May Cheung

Dance

KIMEKOMI DOLL MAKING

Feb 15 Mar 21 Apr 18 May 16 June 20

Feb 4, 11, 18

Instructor: Vickie Camblin

$15 $15 $25

ACC SENIOR SERVICES — WINTER 2020

Jan 9-30 Feb 6-27 Mar 5-26

Thu Thu Thu

10:00- 11:00a 10:00- 11:00a 10:00-11:00a

$60 $60 $60

SPANISH (INTERMEDIATE) Instructor: Patrice Jansen

This class will focus on understanding the basic structure of Spanish, beginning with verbs and how to conjugate them. Students will also spend time on pronunciation. Patrice has taught Spanish for high school students and at the Hart Senior Center. Minimum: 6 students. Drop-in rate is $12 per class. Jan 6-27 (no 20)

Mon

9:30-11:30a

$30

Feb 3-24 (no 17) Mar 2-30

Mon Mon

9:30-11:30a 9:30-11:30a

$30 $50

Music GUITAR (BEGINNING) Instructor: George Connor

This class uses an intuitive approach to learning how to play guitar with an emphasis on listening and understanding how a particular song is constructed, then working on the mechanics of how to play it. Proper tuning, basic chord forms, strumming, finger picking and vocal accompaniment will be discussed and demonstrated. Drop-in rate is $8 per class. Jan 6-27 (no 20)

Mon

7:00-8:00p

$18

Feb 3-24 (no 17)

Mon

7:00-8:00p

$18

Mar 2-30

Mon

7:00-8:00p

$30

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GUITAR FOR UKULELE PLAYERS (BEGINNING)

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

If you can play the ukulele, then you’re more than half-way to playing and enjoying your guitar. Everything is the same except for two additional strings and a little larger instrument body. I will teach you step by step how to take your ukulele skills and transfer them to your guitar. Minimum: 4 students. Maximum: 8 students. NO REFUNDS.

This class is designed for beginners or students with limited or no experience with computers. Learn about computer hardware, system components, software and more! No prerequisites, just a desire to learn. Limit: 6 students. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1/14/20.

Instructor: Glenn Watanabe

Jan 7-Feb 25

Tue

10:00-11:30a

$56 (for 8 classes)/ $9 drop-in

SINGING FOR SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA Instructor: Antoine Garth

Did you know that singing exercises have been known to reduce snoring and treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Obstructive Sleep Apnea happens as a result of weak pharyngeal muscles that collapse into the throat while sleeping. Singing exercises strengthen those muscles, which can also lead to a reduction in snoring. Don’t believe it? Give it a try! Prerequisite: For people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and problems with snoring. Minimum: 5 students. Maximum: 8 students. NO REFUNDS. Held at (MoW) Meals on Wheels by ACC (7375 Park City Dr). Jan 10-Feb 7

Fri

2:00-3:00p

$100 (for 5 classes) $25 drop-in

LEARN TO SING

Instructor: Antoine Garth

Learn to sing! In this class you will learn fundamentals of vocal technique that will increase your range and allow you to sing more easily and freely. We will also prepare a solo of your choosing and one or two choral pieces for a performance at the end of the session. Antoine has taught music, voice and been a musical director. Preregistration required. Minimum: 5 students. Maximum: 8 students. NO REFUNDS. Held at (MoW) Meals on Wheels by ACC (7375 Park City Dr). Jan 10-Feb 7

Fri

3:00-4:30p

$100 (for 5 classes) $25 drop-in

Photography Instructor: Jeff Jong

Learn simple non technical strategies to make your photographs better, right now. Cell phones, point & shoot cameras, etc., will do for this hands-on course. Basic composition, story telling, and street photography concepts/methodology will be covered. Limit: 4 students. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1/29/20. Mon & Wed 3:00-4:30p

$16

HOW TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOS (INTERMEDIATE) Instructor: Jeff Jong

Easy methods to improve your photographs are practiced in this informal lab class. Using simple free apps on your cell phone, and/ or inexpensive PC software, basic fix-it techniques are given for you to enhance your images. Additional subjects such as printing, sharing, and storing your images will also be presented. Each class runs 1.5 hours in the 4-session series to maximize your time. Limit: 4 students. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 2/11/20. Feb 24-Mar 4

Mon & Wed 3:00-4:30p

$30

Pre-registration is required. Class sizes are limited. Make-up sessions may be arranged during lab hours based on the Instructor’s discretion. Use of personal laptops is encouraged. If books are required for class, students must purchase their own. For specific information on computer classes, e-mail classes@accsv.org.

COMPUTER CLASSES OPEN HOUSE

Are you thinking of taking a computer class? Come for open house, check out the lab and try the computers. Our friendly computer instructors will be available to answer your questions about upcoming classes, about your own computer or any specific problems or issues you are having. Tue

10:30a-12:00p

Free

COMPUTER ASSISTANCE/TUTORING

Are you having difficulty making your computer do what you want it to do? Do you need one-on-one assistance or tutoring? Work with an instructor to solve your problems using your own computer and software. Dates and times are by appointment. Jan Feb Mar

First hour Each additional ½ hour

Tue & Thu

1:30-3:00p

$30

WINDOWS 10 (BASIC) Instructor: Leonard Lew

This class is for those that have worked with an earlier version of Windows, but are new to Windows 10. All of the most important topics are covered, such as using the internet safety, sending and receiving email, and working with files and folders. You will also learn how to organize and view photos and videos and listen to music in Windows 10. You will become familiar with the new Start menu and learn how to adjust the settings to make it easier to work with Windows 10. Limit: 6 students. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1/22/20. Feb 4-Mar 24

Tue

$60 (Book not included)

9:00-10:30a

PHOTO EDITING (BEGINNING) Instructor: Heman Lee

This is a beginner’s class in Photoshop Elements 11 or higher. Students will learn how to do basic color adjustments and cropping to enhance their photos. With Elements you can organize and share your photos on the internet. The new easy-to-use editing optionsfrom quick edits to guided tutorials makes editing easier than ever. For the advanced PS user, the new version has many of the advanced features as its big brother-Photoshop CC, but at a fraction of the cost. Prerequisite: Students must have taken Introduction to Digital Camera or have equivalent knowledge. Student may need to purchase Photoshop Elements 14 at cost of $80. Limit: 4 students. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1/28/20. Feb 4-Feb 27

Tue & Thu

1:00-2:30p

$60

$45 $5

Jan 6-27 (no 20) Jan 3-31 Feb 3-24 (no 17) Feb 7-28 Mar 2-30 Mar 6-27

Mon Fri Mon Fri Mon Fri

1:45-2:45p 11:00a-12:00p 1:45-2:45p 11:00a-12:00p 1:45-2:45p 11:00a-12:00p

$15 $25 $15 $20 $25 $20

PICKLEBALL- FREE CLINIC FOR BEGINNERS Leaders: Sunny Jung & Gary Elias Berg

Learn the fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in America for seniors. The clinic will be indoors with videos in the Community Room, and outdoors if weather permits. Please wear tennis or court shoes. Pre-registration required. Mar 26

Thu

12:00-2:00p

Free

PICKLEBALL (DROP-IN OUTDOOR) Leaders: Sunny Jung & Gary Elias Berg

Pickleball is a cross between tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It is a lot of fun and is easy to play. It is a great way to exercise. No experience or equipment is needed. Loaner paddle and ball will be provided. Sessions are dependent on weather and times are subject to change. Mar 24-31 Mar 25 Mar 27

Tue Wed Fri

9:00a-12:00p

$3 per session

SENIOR TOTAL BODY WORKOUT Instructor: Pamela Wong

This class is designed to increase strength, endurance and balance. This comprehensive workout utilizes light weights and exercise bands to improve posture, flexibility and walking stability. Drop-in rate is $7 per class, if space is available. Jan 7-28

Tue

2:00-3:00p

$20

Feb 4-25

Tue

2:00-3:00p

$20

LEARN TO WORK WITH YOUR IPAD

Mar 3-31

Tue

2:00-3:00p

$25

Get the most out of your iPad. Send and receive e-mails, surf the internet, make and keep notes, look up addresses and maintain your calendar. The iPad tablet computer also comes with built-in applications for listening to music and taking pictures and videos. You can customize your iPad by adding from thousands of available apps from the App Store. Class is suitable for all variations of the iPad with iOS 11. Limit: 4 students. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1/22/20. Feb 4-Mar 24

Tue

10:45a-12:15p

$60 (Book not included)

U-JAM FITNESS

Instructors: Jasmine Smith & Kimberly Wasserman

U-Jam Fitness is a dance/cardio fitness class to urban beats from around the world. Participants will get a fun, creative workout. Wear comfortable workout attire. Drop-in rate is $7 per class, if space is available. Jan 8-29

Wed

6:00-6:45p

$20

Feb 5-26

Wed

6:00-6:45p

$20

Mar 4-25

Wed

6:00-6:45p

$20

IPHONE

ZUMBA GOLD

iPhone with iOS 11 - and higher. Learn to use the iPhone (6, 6S, 6+, 6SE, 7 and 7 Plus, 8 and 8 Plus, and X) with the new iOS 11.2 or later. Learn how to make calls, retrieve voicemail, create an address book (Contacts), save notes, create To Do lists, listen to music, browse the internet, and more. Students must have one of the iPhone models listed above loaded with the latest version of iOS. Limit: 4 students. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1/23/20.

Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music and dance that creates a dynamic, exciting and effective cardio workout. This class is designed for beginners and active older adults. It addresses the anatomical, physiological and psychological needs specific to this population. It also helps seniors to start their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. This class is for anyone who wants to join the fitness-party! Drop-in rate is $7 per class, if space is available.

Instructor: Pamela Wong

Instructor: Art Imagire

Wed

9:00 –10:30a

$60 (Book not included)

MAC OS X CLASS

Instructor: Art Imagire

Learn about the Mac OS X High Sierra. Learn how to use basic features, such as accessing the Internet, using email and organizing files and folders, downloading to jump drives. Get acquainted with some of the handy tools and apps included on the Mac that make it easy to work with photos, video, and music. Change the look and feel of your Mac interface and learn how to set preferences to make it even more easier to work on your Mac. Students should preferably have their own MacBook laptop or desktop iMac. Up to two students allowed with their own iMacs. Limit: 3 Students. REGISTRATION DEADLINE:1/23/20. Feb 5-Mar 25

Wed

10:45a12:15p

$60 (Book not included)

Health & Fitness Health & Fitness classes are on a pre-payment basis, except where noted. Fees are payable on or before the first day of class. Fees listed are per month.

MUSIC AND MOTION Instructor: Rowena Alberto

This exercise program starts with slow music for stretching, followed by more lively music with easy steps and moves in sitting and stand-

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ing positions. Active or not, anyone can participate in this fitness program. Pre-registration is preferred, but drop-ins are welcome for $7 per class.

iPad, iPhone, Mac OS X

Feb 5-Mar 25

Computer Technology

Jan 7

Jan 21-Jan 30

Instructor: Leonard Lew

HOW TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOS (BASIC)

Feb 3 & 5

Instructor: Heman Lee

ACC SENIOR SERVICES — WINTER 2020

Jan 7-28

Tue

9:30-10:30a

$20

Feb 4-25

Tue

9:30-10:30a

$20

Mar 3-31

Tue

9:30-10:30a

$25

Tai Chi TAI CHI SWORD (BEGINNING) Instructor: Janny Wu, 6th Duan

Get stronger, healthier with improved balance and stance, while enjoying a fun, beautiful, and graceful Tai Chi form. No prior Tai Chi experience necessary. All levels of skill in Tai Chi are welcome. Must have a sword. If you do not have a sword, you can purchase one from the instructor. Drop-in rate is $12 per class. No proration, refunds, or make-up classes. Jan 6-27 (no 20)

Mon

10:15-11:15a

$23 pre-paid

Feb 3-24 (no 17)

Mon

10:15-11:15a

$23 pre-paid

Mar 2-30

Mon

10:15-11:15a

$38 pre-paid

TAI CHI/QI GONG Instructor: David Tam

Learn the simplified 24-forms of Tai Chi, plus Qi Gong exercises, a healing art combining movement, meditation, and visualization. Ideal for students new to Tai Chi. Drop-in rate is $7 per class. Held at ACC GT (1180 Corporate Way).

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Jan 9-30

Thu

9:00-10:00a

$20

Feb 6-27

Thu

9:00-10:00a

$20

Mar 5-26

Thu

9:00-10:00a

$20

EASY TAI CHI

Instructor: Sabitre Rodriguez

Learn 8-form Yang Style Tai Chi with Qi Gong warm-up exercises. Experience the slow flow of Tai Chi, improve your balance and posture, while treating your whole body to a gentle and relaxing workout. Drop-in rate is $7 per class. Held at ACC GT (1180 Corporate Way). Jan 7-28 Feb 4-25 Mar 3-31

Tue Tue Tue

9:45-10:45a 9:45-10:45a 9:45-10:45a

$20 $20 $25

This course introduces the lyengar method of hatha yoga. Basic standing, sitting, forward extension, introductory inversion, and restorative postures will be taught. Each class will build upon the prior class. This class will use props to assist the students and may involve hands on adjustments. Course prerequisite: A willingness to move your body and mind differently than your rote patterns. You will need a yoga mat (and possibly blocks, belts and blankets) for this class. Maximum: 21 students. Drop-in rate is $9 per class. Jan 7-28

Tue

6:00-7:30p

$28

Feb 4-25

Tue

6:00-7:30p

$28

Mar 3-31

Tue

6:00-7:30p

$35

Instructor: Sabitre Rodriguez

Instructor: Stella Chuk

These exercises use the principle of chi flowing properly throughout the body to maintain the equilibrium of yin and yang. Regular practice of these forms will develop better balance and flexibility, gain strength, promote deep relaxation, and may improve health. Beginning Tai Chi Gong class will also learn 37 Yang Style Tai Chi and Yi Jin Jing - a traditional Health Qi Gong. Drop-in rate is $7 per class. Jan 7-28 Feb 4-25

Tue Tue

11:00a-12:00p 11:00a-12:00p

$20 $20

Mar 3-31

Tue

11:00a-12:00p

$25

Enjoy movements designed to maintain joint mobility, muscle strength, and flexibility. This class is gentle, easy to follow, and uses the floor and chairs. The class begins with a few minutes of meditation and gives students time to experience yoga postures with varying levels of challenge and ease. Drop-ins welcome if space is available and/or with instructor’s approval. Drop-in rate is $7 per class. Jan 8-29

Wed

9:45-10:45a

$20

Feb 5-26 Mar 4-25

Wed Wed

9:45-10:45a 9:45-10:45a

$20 $20

VINYASA YOGA (INTERMEDIATE)

PUSH HANDS CLASS (TUI SHOU)

Coach: Sam Mok, Student of the Grand Master Zeng Xiang Bo of Taiwan

Push Hands (touching sensing hands) is an extension of Tai Chi Chuan as the collaboration of partners practicing together in a noncompetitive spirit of sharing, having fun, and healing by learning how to listen to our bodies. Meet new friends with a common goal of developing sensitivity, building strength, flexibility and improving one’s overall health. Our practice of the “4 square system” will enhance the principles of Tai Chi without force, connecting the mind and body, and understanding the intent and spirit of the martial art moves with internal energy.Drop-in rate is $9 per class. Jan 8-29 Feb 5-26

Wed Wed

7:00-8:30p 7:00-8:30p

$28 $28

Mar 4-25

Wed

7:00-8:30p

$28

This yoga class explores the connection between breath and body movement. Learn about basic yoga terms, how to access the body’s energy flow through simple breathing and postural exercises, stoke one’s “inner fire” with the Sun Salutations Series A & B, and cool down with key poses designed to return the body to a relaxed, balanced state. A yoga mat is required; two blocks, a strap, and towel are optional. Drop-in rate is $10 per class. Jan 8-29 Feb 5-26

Wed Wed

12:00-1:15p 12:00-1:15p

$32 $32

Mar 4-25

Wed

12:00-1:15p

$32

Instructor: Jeani Kim-Slesicki, CYT 200HR Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor

Instructor: Valen Lee

Learn 24 Yang Style and develop better balance and flexibility. Drop-in rate is $7 per class. 9:00-10:00a 9:00-10:00a 9:00-10:00a

Instructor: Jeani Kim-Slesicki, CYT 200HR Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor

YIN YOGA

TAI CHI SELF DEFENSE

Mon Mon Mon

Instructor: Teddi Chann

SENIOR YOGA

TAI CHI GONG (BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE)

Jan 6-27 (no 20) Feb 3-24 (no 17) Mar 2-30

HATHA YOGA

$15 $15 $25

Yoga

Safely learn to hold poses longer for a deeper stretch and muscle tension release. This class is not about perfecting yoga poses but rather how poses can help you feel where your body is at the moment. This course aims to increase body awareness, flexibility, joint mobility, and overall range of motion. A yoga mat is required. Props such as a strap, block(s), and body-size blanket or towel are recommended. Drop-in rate is $10 per class. Jan 10-31 Feb 7-28

Fri Fri

9:15-10:30a 9:15-10:30a

$32 $32

Mar 6-27

Fri

9:15-10:30a

$32

YOGA + PILATES

The first half of this class will consist of warm-ups and low-impact cardio dances to disco music.The second half will consist of beginner to intermediate yoga poses and movements, and relaxation. Requirements: Appropriate workout attire and proper shoes for dance routines. Yoga mat, large towel and/or small pillow. Maximum: 15 students. Drop-in rate is $9 per class. Jan 9-30 Thu 9:30-11:00a $28

Stretch, relax, and improve your balance, flexibility, and strength. This class incorporates Pilates moves to strengthen and flatten the abs and improve muscle tone. Drop-ins welcome if space is available and/or with instructor’s approval. Drop-in rate is $7 per class. Limit: 12 students.

Thu

9:30-11:00a

$28

Mar 5-26

Thu

9:30-11:00a

$28

Instructor: Irene Leung

The basic, foundational yoga postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Drop-ins welcome if space is available. Drop-in rate is $7 per class. Jan 8-29

Wed

6:00-7:00p

$20

Feb 5-26

Wed

6:00-7:00p

$20

YOGA 101

Instructor: Kerry Kashiwagi

Learn the fundamentals of yoga poses to increase flexibility, balance, and endurance. A yoga mat is required. A large towel is also recommended. Drop-ins welcome if space is available. Drop-in rate is $9 per class. Jan 6-27 (no 20)

Mon

5:30-7:00p

$21

Feb 3-24 (no 17)

Mon

5:30-7:00p

$21

Mar 2-30

Mon

5:30-7:00p

$35

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Jan 8-29 Feb 5-26 Mar 4-25

Wed Wed Wed

10:00-11:00a 10:00-11:00a 10:00-11:00a

$20 $20 $20

Wellness Workshops

GENTLE YOGA

INTRODUCTION TO SUNYATA MEDITATION Instructor: Bill Hogan

Meditation has been scientifically proven to improve a person’s mental and physical well-being. This introductory meditation workshop will show you some simple meditation techniques which will enable you to obtain the benefits of meditation. A few easy Qi Gong exercises will supplement and enhance the meditation session. This beginning workshop does not require any prior experience or knowledge of meditation. Bring a yoga mat. Classes are held every third Thursday of each month. Pre-registration preferred. Limit: 20 students. $9 drop-in fee or for single class. Jan 16 Feb 20 Mar 19

Thu

6:30-7:30p

Free Demonstration

Jan 16-30

Thu

6:30-7:30p

$15

Feb 6-27

Thu

6:30-7:30p

$20

Mar 5-26

Thu

6:30-7:30p

$20

SELF-ACUPRESSURE REFLEXOLOGY

Instructor: Jan Polin, Beijing certified Qi Gong Instructor

Self-acupressure points are the same body points used in acupuncture. During this class, you will receive a personal acupressure chart to learn the five or six simple meridian points which can be used to help you stay healthy. Jan will provide some simple techniques to unblock the flow of energy and awaken body and soul. Drop-ins are welcome at the higher rate. Limit: 15 students. No Refunds or Credit. Jan 15

Wed

1:30-3:00p

$20 / $25 drop-in

HIMALAYAN SINGING BOWLS

Instructor: Jan Polin, Beijing certified Qi Gong Instructor

For centuries, the harmonics of Himalayan Singing Bowls have been used to create both physical and mental health. You will be introduced to several bowls and learn how to play the bowls and get their greatest benefits. Experience the calming harmonics of the Singing Bowls and learn ancient techniques to relax the body and mind and bring balance. Jan Polin, BA Psychology and Graduate Certificate in Audiometry, began studying Himalayan Bowls in 1971. Drop-ins are welcome at the higher rate. Limit: 15 students. No Refunds or Credit. Feb 12

Wed

1:30-3:00p

$20 / $25 drop-in

LISTENING DEEPLY

Instructor: Sabitre Rodriguez

Based on the research of Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., this two-part workshop focuses on the listening aspect of communication: how we hear what others are saying and how to engage in beneficial selftalk. The skills covered in this workshop may improve your ability to: differentiate thoughts from emotions, empathize with yourself and with others, connect on a deeper level to yourself and to others, and nurture an open heart. Drop-ins are welcome at the higher rate. Limit: 10 students. Feb 3 & 10

Mon

3:30-4:15p

$10 (2 classes / $7 per class drop-in

READY STEADY BALANCE

Instructor: Marysol, Sacramento Central YMCA

Using seated and standing exercises, this class increases strength, flexibility, and balance while focusing on the breath. The instructor guides participants in enhancing personal awareness and consciousness to help prevent falls. Feb 3-24 (no 17)

Instructor: Joanne Chew

Feb 6-27

Jan 9

Jan 6-27 (no 20)

DISCO-YOGA

Instructor: Joaquin Ngarangad

and immunity. Other benefits include reduced anxiety, depression, stress and more clarity and focus. Heal your soul first to allow the physical body to transform. A recent participant commented: “my pain level before the class was at a 8 and was reduced to a 2 to 3 level.” Drop-in rate is $7 per class.

Thu

6:00-7:30p

PAIN RELIEF-SOUL HEALING POWER

$21 3 classes

“NEW”

Instructor: Dennis Shimosaka, Certified Tao Hands Practitioner

Learn easy & simple techniques to self heal. Practices include soul meditation and a 5-minute technique to increase stamina, vitality

ACC SENIOR SERVICES — WINTER 2020

Mon

4:00-4:30p

Free

Mar 2-30

A MATTER OF BALANCE

Coaches: Kerry Kashiwagi & Susan Sarinas

A Matter of Balance can help reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falling. This 8-week, award-winning program can help participants to view falls and fear of falling as controllable; set realistic goals for increasing activity; change their environment to reduce fall risk factors; and promote exercise to increase strength and balance. No drop-ins. Limit: 10 Students. $25 Suggested Mar 27-May 15 Fri 10:00a-12:00p Donation for Materials

ACC Clubs IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT CLUB FEES

New club fees will go into effect in January 2020. Stayed tuned for details.

CAMERA CLUB Leader: Jeff Jong 4th Mon

2:00-4:00p

TBA

2:30-4:30p

TBA

CHINESE SINGING CLUB Leader: Lei Min Wed

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ACC GREENHAVEN KNITTING AND CROCHET CLUB Leader: Nancy Wai-Watanabe 2nd & 4th Mon

1:00-3:00p

TBA

FOLK (ACOUSTIC) GUITAR CLUB Leader: John Kwasnik

For more information, contact John Kwasnik at (916) 391-0604. Mon

6:00-8:00p

TBA

Leader: Gloria Louie

1:00-3:00p

2:00-4:00p

Free

Leader: Lilly Lee

1:00-4:00p

TBA

Jan 9

Thu

3:00-4:00p

Free

Presenter: Alma Ortiz, Field Operations Specialist III, California Telephone Access Programs

Leader: Ton Joe Fri

3:30-6:30p

TBA

11:00a-1:00p

TBA

Make your Android smartphone work better for you! Learn how to make your smartphone louder, send text messages, connect to Bluetooth, and operate the basic functions of your Android….and much more! Limit: 8 students. Pre-registration required.

STRUMMERS (UKULELE) CLUB Leader: Pattie Hashimoto

Jan 7

Free

$3 drop-in fee

Tue, Thu & Fri

7:30-9:00a

TBA

TAP DANCE CLUB

Make your iPhone work better for you! Learn how to make your iPhone louder, send text messages, connect to Bluetooth, and how to operate the basic functions of your iPhone….and much more! Limit: 12 students. Pre-registration required.

Jan 28

Leader: Betty Louie

12:30-1:30p

TBA

Support Groups FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP Caring for someone you love brings you the joy of giving back but many challenges as well. If you are an informal/family caregiver in need of support while going through this difficult journey, join us in our monthly support group meeting. You will be provided with informational/emotional support and guidance by other caregivers and staff. For more information, please contact Soojin Yoo, MSW, Social Worker (916) 393-9026 x336. Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 11

2nd Wed

12:00-1:30p

Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26

4th Thu

6:30-8:00p

Free Free

PARKINSON’S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP Facilitator: David Teraoku, Parkinson’s Association

This support group provides resources, counseling, and support to family caregivers of individuals with Parkinson’s. For more information, please contact the Parkinson’s Assocation at (916) 685-4162. 1:00-2:30p

Free

Tue

10:00-12:00p

Free

JANUARY - A MONTH OF TRANSITION

Presenter: Janene Russick, Personal Organizing Coach, The Art of Living Simply

January is special because it touches both sides of a year. It’s a month of transition that invites us to look at the past and the future at the same time. This workshop is designed to help you gracefully transition out of the old and into the new – keeping the best of what has been, letting go of what is no longer needed, and creating space for the new. NOTE: This is a fragrance-free workshop. Do not wear any colognes, perfumes, or scented products. Preregistration required. Jan 14

Tue

1:00-2:30p

$7 / $9 drop-in

HOMEFIT

Presenter: Kris Ritualo, AARP California

The AARP HomeFit program was developed to educate older adults on how to navigate all types of living spaces independently to allow them to remain in their own homes as they age. Participants receive information on how to easily evaluate their own home for “livability” should they themselves or one of their family members become unable to use stairs, or must rely on assistive devices. It is designed to help individuals plan for independence, choice and dignity as they age. The AARP HomeFit Workshop session is FREE, but registration is required. To register and for more information call Kris Ritualo at 916-556-3025 or email at kritualo@aarp.org Jan 16

Thu

1:30-2:30p

Free

Especially for Caregivers

SHINGLES AND PNEUMONIA VACCINES

UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIARELATED BEHAVIORS

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, California Northstate University Chapter will provide general information on the shingles and pneumonia vaccinations, and the importance of getting them. Pre-registration required.

Presenters: CNU Pharmacy Students

Presenter: Bonnie Rea, MSW, Family Care Associate, Alzheimer’s Association

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways people living with dementia communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Pre-registration required. Please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900 or e-mail ivilleda@alz.org to register. Mar 26

Thu

3:30-5:00p

Free

Jan 31

9:00-10:00a

Free

TOP 10 DRUGS TO USE WITH CAUTION IN THE ELDERLY POPULATION Presenters: CNU Pharmacy Students

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Californaia Northstate University Chapter will give a presentation on the top 10 medications to use with caution for the elderly. This presentation will include the drug classes to be aware of, example of drugs in that drug class, and why they should be avodied. Pre-registration required. Feb 28

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Fri

9:00-10:00A

10:00-11:00a

Free

Presenter: Senior Legal Hotline Advocate

For more than 20 years, the Senior Legal Hotline has provided advice and counsel at no cost to Sacramento area residents over 60. Attend this session to learn about the hotline and its various programs, including its pension counseling project, and the most common legal issues for seniors. Also learn about other services available from Legal Services of Northern California for low-income seniors. Pre-registration required. Feb 21

Fri

Free

ACC SENIOR SERVICES — WINTER 2020

1:00-2:00p

Free

ADT HOME HEALTH

Presenter: Jerry Johnston, Home Health Representative ADT Security Services This presentation will providing information on Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS). As well as what steps you can take to improve your security and safety in and away from home. Preregistration required. Mar 3

Presenter: Victoria Harling, Outreach Specialist California Telephone Access Programs

Leaders: Valen Lee & Jeannie Fong

2nd Thu

10:00-12:00p

IPHONE TRAINING

TAI CHI CLUB

Mon

Tue

Thu

AN OVERVIEW OF SACRAMENTO’S SENIOR LEGAL HOTLINE

ANDROID SMARTPHONE TRAINING

SENIOR PING PONG CLUB

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes due to our increasing dependence on technology. This presentation will discuss some of the most prevalent online scams and dangers that can lead to identity theft. This includes medical identity theft, criminal identity theft, social security identity theft, and more. We will share what steps to take if you are a victim of identity theft. Attendees will also learn about tips and resources to help prevent identity theft, including ways to use the Internet safely. Pre-registration required. Feb 13

Providing an overview of what REAL ID is, what you need to bring if you choose to get REAL ID, and help you to determine if you need a REAL ID. Prerequisite: Possess a California Driver’s License or Identification Card. Pre-registration required.

TBA

MAHJONG CLUB

Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 12

2nd Thu

Presenter: Jerrod Sieberg, Driver Safety Manager, Senior Driver Ombudsman/Outreach Unit

11:00a-1:00p

Fri

Are you paying too much for phone service? Is your PG&E bill unusually high? Bring your questions and a recent phone (landline or wireless) or PG&E bill for a free review. We will explain your charges, identify fraud, or save you money! For more information, please contact Sophy Pho, Program Assistant (916) 393-9026 x 332.

REAL ID

Leader: Linda Fong

Fri

Presenters: Victims of Crime Resource Center staff, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Educational Workshops

TBA

MAHJONG CLUB FOR BEGINNERS Wed

IDENTITY THEFT AND INTERNET SAFETY

FREE PHONE AND PG&E BILL REVIEW CLINIC

Jan 9/Feb 13/Mar 12

KNITTING/CROCHET CLUB 2nd & 4th Fri

Utilities Assistance

Tue

1:00-2:00p

$3/$5 drop-in

THE PRIVILEGE OF PLANNING

Presenter: Jeran Je, Family Service Counselor, East Lawn Elk Grove, Memorial Park & Mortuary

This is a 20-minute educational presentation that focuses on the importance of advance funeral planning and all the options available. Information will be presented on Veteran’s benefits, cremation and burial choices as well as key consumer advice. In addition to a FREE lunch, each attendee will receive a FREE Emergency Planning Guide. Pre-registration required. Mar 6

Fri

11:30a-12:30p

Free

CREATING KITCHEN GOLD

Presenter: Sharon Finley, UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County’s Learn the Basics of Backyard Composting

* Compost Bin selection * Bin location * Types of composting * Building an active compost pile: hot composting * Dump & Run: Compost Happens - cold composting * Life in the compost pile * Turning the pile * Sifting and using finished compost * Tips for Success. Pre-registration required. Mar 6

Fri

1:00-2:00p

Free

AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE Presenter: Kathy Cooper

The AARP Smart Driver Course is designed for Mature Drivers 50 and above.The information presented will help you update your driving knowledge and skills to drive more safely and confidently. Participants must attend both sessions. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required! Checks should be dated for the current session and made out to AARP. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants. For more information, please call (916) 393-9026 x330. Mar 19-20

Thu- Fri

12:00-4:00p

$15 for AARP members, $20 for non AARP members, plus $5 payable to ACC

Notice ACC reserves the right to cancel, add or change any class. Registration and pre-payment requirements for each class vary. Read each class description carefully for details. All class/program participants must have an updated liability release and emergency information form on file. ACC Programs participants will be issued a MySeniorCenter key tag. Please see Anna Su at ACC Programs to complete a form or get a key tag. To register for classes, contact Anna Su at (916) 393-9026 Ext. 330, classes@accsv.org. ACC Bridge to Healthy Families Caregiver Support and ACC Rides are partially funded by the Area 4 Agency on Aging. Respite scholarships are funded by the Raj Family Estate and ACC Craft & Bake Sale. Thank you for your donations to ACC Programs, which help support the classes, programs and services at ACC Programs.

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ACC Maple Tree Village Gets Ready to Welcome the Community! ACC Maple Tree Village will open in early 2020. Our staff is currently working with the State of California and Community Care Licensing to obtain the necessary clearance and license to operate as an Assisted Living RCFE (Residential Care Facility for the Elderly) community. We anticipate the state approval process to be completed by the end of December, allowing us to welcome new residents as the New Year rolls around. We appreciate everyone’s patience and flexibility.

The view from the front entrance ACC Maple Tree Village is taking shape and the vision is coming to life as artwork and fixtures are installed. The community and living spaces are stunning with thoughtful design and meaningful living throughout. Maple Tree Village staff have officially started business operations within the new community, but we are not yet open to drop-in visits or tours. We eagerly await showing off the community, and ACC’s first

memory care community, however we want to be respectful of those who have signed-up already for the Priority Waiting List and those who have committed to moving to ACC Maple Tree Village from our sister properties. The Priority Waiting List is still open, and we are accepting applications daily. We will begin the resident reservation process and apartment rental upon completion of the licensing process. If you are a Priority Waiting List member, we will contact you soon to schedule your appointment date. There is still time to secure your spot as a “Founding Family” at ACC Maple Tree Village. In the meantime, we are busy stocking the shelves, readying the kitchen, planning out activities and preparing apartments for our new community members to join us! Keep your eyes peeled to our website and emails for an announcement when we will welcome public tours and drop-in visits. At this time, we are working by appointment only. Please contact Scott Okamoto, Marketing Manager, for more information, to join the mailing list, or to apply for the Priority Waiting List. He can be reached at (916) 3957579 at sokamoto@accsv.org. Visit our website at www.accmtv.org.

A well-appointed living room in each neighborhood

Social corners throughout the building

Private dining room for specical occasions

Clean and bright apartments

Rooftop deck for social activities

ALZHEIMER’S NEWS & ACTIVITIES @ ACC Team ACC Takes 3rd Place at Walk to End Alzheimer’s

A Dignified Life This book offers hope and help for anyone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. David Troxel is an internally-recognized author and expert on the best practices in Alzheimer’s care. With no cure for dementia on the immediate horizon, respectful care by effective and compassionate caregivers is the only real “treatment” available.

On September 28, 2019, Team ACC raised $8,055 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, coming in 3rd Place among all participating organizations. ACC thanks Nami Berg for making a major donation to this cause. Thank you Team Captain Kim Fujiwara, Event Co-Chair Scott Okamoto, and the rest of Team ACC: Allison Rogers Arabella Phillips Ariel Rafferty Brittany Yamada Danyelle Okamoto David Phillips Garrett Ashizawa Jada Kirkland Janeen Thorpe Jessica Ivy Kevin McAllister Kim Fujiwara

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Kyle Fredrickson Laurel Rogers Maeve Phillips Maverick Leavitt Ordine Phillips Ozzy Macias Paul Garner Persephone Rafferty Robert Green Scott Okamoto Ted Fong Val Pearson

Price: $15.00. To purchase a copy, contact Ozzy Macias at (916) 503-5392 or email omacias@accsv.org.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors

ACC Family Caregiver Support Group Work with a compassionate facilitator and volunteers experienced in senior care

Presented by Bonnie Rea, MSW, Family Care Associate, Alzheimer’s Association

Jan. 8, Feb. 13, Mar. 11 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ACC Senior Services 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento

Jan. 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 26 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-2723900 or email ivilleda@alz.org to register.

Contact Soojin Yoo at syoo@accsv.org or call (916) 393-9026 x 336

ACC Senior Services 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento

ACC SENIOR SERVICES — WINTER 2020

Asian Pair Winter Concert Thursday, January 9, 2020 7:00-8:30 pm

ACC Open Mic Night

Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:30-8:30 pm

ACC Crab Feed

Saturday, February 22, 2020 Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation

ACC Big Day of Giving Thursday, May 7, 2020 ACC Senior Services

ACC Craft and Bake Sale will be part of ACC’s Big Day of Giving on Thursday, May 7, 2020

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