Issuu on Google+

History In Our Midst

Recreation & Parks

A closer look at the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery The Rural Cemetery is a Santa Rosa treasure. Located on Franklin Blvd, the Rural Cemetery is maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers who not only care for the grounds but also bring history to life through storytelling and character acting.

and checked into his favorite room at the Western Hotel, as he had done so many times in the past. Unfortunately, this time would be his last. At 5:12 in the morning, the west wall fell during the 1906 Earthquake, crushing him in his bed. Local folklore suggests his ghost is periodically You can learn more about Santa spotted at the Flying Goat Café Rosa’s fascinating history during that now occupies that portion of docent-led tours or an evening of the Western Hotel. “living history” on a Lamplight Tour. You’ll find many interesting Mr. Wood is just one of over stories; such as the tale of Joseph 5,400 residents at the Rural Wood, a hops buyer from New Cemetery, whose stories weave York, who stepped off the evethe fabric of Santa Rosa’s past. ning train at Santa Rosa’s Depot Join in on a tour, offered June 22

PRSRT STD u.s. postage PAID permit no. 470 santa rosa, ca

2060 W. College Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401

and August 10. Or register for a Lamplight Tour, September 2021. Call (707) 543-3282 for more information and to register. You won’t be disappointed.

2060 W. College Ave • Santa Rosa, CA 95401 • 707-543-3745 • www.santarosarec.com • Volume: 1 Issue: 1

Inside this Issue! Mark your Calendar

Lots of planned activities...... 2

Summer with the Grandkids

Unique ideas to keep you both busy ...................... 2

Instructor Spotlight

Meet Donna Burch............... 4 Rural Cemetery

Drop-In Activity Schedule... 4 Health & Fitness Corner

Noteworthy Upcoming Opportunities

Did You Know? Safe Medicine Disposal: Safer for you, your family and the environment Over 240 pounds of un-used medicine have been collected at the Bennett Valley Senior Center since 2012! Sonoma County residents are being asked to dump the habit of pouring unused medications down the drain. Whether it is prescription or non-prescription medications, it is not recommended that you flush them down the toilet or pour them down the drain.

take back their unwanted medications FREE of charge. By doing this, residents reduce the risks of accidental poisoning, the intentional abuse of medications, and the amount of medicine disposed of in landfills and the water supply. To date, the Safe Medicine Disposal Program has collected more than 36,000 pounds of unwanted medications.

The City of Santa Rosa wants to reduce the amount of pharmaceuticals in the wastewater that is processed through the treatment plant, and therefore offers 13 locations in Santa Rosa where residents can

For a list of participating takeback locations, please visit www.safemedicinedisposal.org or call the Environmental Compliance Section at (707) 543-3369. 5

July/August 2013

• Senior Wing Book Club (NEW!) 3rd Monday of the month, 1:30-3:00pm, Person Senior Wing Join our friendly book club and discuss what you are reading with new friends. Please call for title of the book the club is currently reading (707)543-3745. Cost is $2.00. • Thursday Morning Motivations

• Legalizing Your Paperwork Thursday, 8/8, 10:30-11:30am Bennett Valley Senior Ctr #64346 Monica Moura, mobile public notary, returns to discuss how to make sure your final wishes have been legalized in your paperwork, will and healthcare directive. Pre-Registration Required (707) 545-8608.

Learn about the BEMER healing device Thursday, 7/11, 10:30-11:30am Bennett Valley Senior Ctr #64345 BEMER is a FDA registered medical device which improves circulation in the smallest blood vessels or capillaries. Learn to Ride the Bus Thursday, 7/18 or 8/12, 9:30-11:15am FREE Bennett Valley Senior Center Learn how to use the efficient public transpor- tation system and get where you want to go. Pre-Registration Required (707) 545-8608

Safe Medicine Disposal

• AARP Drivers Safety Refresher Courses Saturday 7/20, 9am-1:30pm BVSC #64442 or Tuesday 8/8, 9:30am-2pm CHOPS #66128 Brush-up on your defensive driving techniques in a refresher course. $17/$15 AARP Members For accessible information call (707)543-3292/TDD (707) 543-3289 M-F 8am-5pm

6

• Art Classes Varying Schedule and rates, Person Senior Wing We offer a variety of art classes to help you express the artist within! All art classes are led by renowned local artists and held in the beautiful new senior building. All levels are welcome from accomplished artists wishing to refine their techniques to complete beginners. All art classes require pre-registration and are offered in sessions that follow the calendar month. Material lists will be provided upon registration. Fees vary, call for details. Try one of these classes this summer: • Watercolor with Berenice- Wed or Thur 1:30-4:30pm • Pastels with Christian Quintin-Tues 11am-1pm • Watercolor with Barbara- Fri 9:15am-12pm or 12:30-3:30pm • Fundamentals of Drawing with Christian Quintin Thur 11am-1pm

Are you sitting too much?.... 4

History in Our Midst

Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery..... 5

Did you know?

Safe Medicine Disposal......... 5

Noteworthy Upcoming Opportunities

Workshops, book club and more! ............................ 6

Senior Picnic at Howarth Park

Beat the Heat this Summer with Rec & Parks! It’s getting hot outside. The kind of “hot” weather that makes you want to lay down in front of an air conditioner all day. But that’s no fun, because then you’d be missing out on all of the exciting opportunities that the warm weather also brings! To help you make the most of your summer days while keeping cool, we’ve put together a list of surefire ways to do just that! Check out one or all of these heat-beating activities...

Neighborhood Flea Market Sat 8/31 8am-1pm, FREE, BV Senior Center Take advantage of the cooler morning hours and visit this eclectic flea market to find that one-of- a-kind item that just isn’t sold in stores anymore. (Vendor space is still available for $20; call for details 707-545-8608).

Live at Juilliard Sundays July 7- August 11, 5-7pm, FREE, Juilliard Park Enjoy the extra hours of daylight at this evening outdoor concert series. Hear the musical styling of Purple Haze, The Blues Burners, The Sorentinos, Frobeck, Dennis Johnson & The Mississippi Ramblers, and Beatles Flashback.

Summer BBQ on the Patio Thurs 8/23 11:30am-1:30pm, $2 member/$5 non-member, BV Senior Center Come and enjoy a great hot dog lunch with all the fixings on our shaded tree-lined patio.

Water Fitness Classes Finley Aquatic Center, Call Senior Picnic at Howarth Park (707) 543-3745 for times and fees Wed 7/10, 11am-3pm, $5 member/ Refresh in the pool while getting your exercise! This 60-minute work $10 non-member, #58968 out uses the resistance of water to Relax in the shade with friends and provide strength training and aerobic enjoy a lunch of beef, turkey or veggie burgers, beverages, salads and conditioning for people of all fitness levels. Improve your strength, endessert. Plus, listen to the sounds of durance, flexibility, and well-being. Ray Walker and his Dixieland Class is conducted in shallow water, Band. Buy your ticket in advance non-swimmers are welcome. (no tickets are sold at the park).

1

Sho-Ka-Wah Casino Trip 7/26 & 8/30 9:30am-4pm, $5, Meet at BV Senior Center Take a bus to the air-conditioned casino for some gaming fun. You will receive a $10 credit or player card. YOU MUST BRING PHOTO ID.


Mark Your Calendar

BVSC = Bennett Valley Senior Center PSW = Person Senior Wing

July

7/3 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 7/4 Centers CLOSED for Independence Day 7/7 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 7/8 Learn to Ride the Bus Workshop, BVSC 7/9 Medicare/Social Security Clinic, BVSC 7/10 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 7/10 Senior Picnic, Howarth Park 7/11 FREE Legal Aid (Call 545-8608, for appt), BVSC 7/14 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 7/17 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 7/18 Use It or Lose It, BVSC 7/18 FREE Caregiver Support, BVSC 7/18 Nine-ball Tournament, BVSC 7/21 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 7/23 Medicare/Social Security Clinic, BVSC 7/24 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 7/26 Sho-Ka-Wah Casino Trip, BVSC 7/28 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 7/31 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC

August

8/1 FREE Legal Aid (Call 545-8608, for appt), BVSC 8/4 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 8/7 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 8/8 Summer BBQ, BVSC 8/10 History Walking Tour, SR Rural Cemetery 8/11 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 8/12 Learn to Ride the Bus Workshop, BVSC 8/13 Medicare/Social Security Clinic, BVSC 8/14 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 8/14 Luau Dance, Steve Luther DJ, Finley 7/15 FREE Caregiver Support, BVSC 8/15 Use It or Lose It, BVSC 8/15 Nine-Ball Tournament, BVSC 8/16 Movie in the Park, Howarth Park 8/18 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 8/21 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 8/23 Movie in the Park, Howarth Park 8/25 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 8/27 Medicare/Social Security Clinic, BVSC 8/28 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 8/30 Sho-Ka-Wah Casino Trip, BVSC 8/30 Movie in the Park, Howarth Park 8/31 Neighborhood Flea Market, BVSC

Make the Most of Your Summer with the Grandkids Schools out for summer! And you know what

that means … likely much more time for you to spend with the grandkids! To help maximize the family fun, we’ve put together a list of 5 unique activities worth checking out with your little loved ones this season! Call (707) 543-3737 for full details about these activities. 1) Gather the clan for FAMILY PORTRAIT DAY Sat. 7/27 9am - 12pm, BV Senior Center A family portrait is a keepsake you will treasure forever. Plus, having a portrait done is a fun activity to do as a family because you can get creative with matching clothes or fun family poses. Yuzu Studios will be running the show and photo package cost is only $24.99 which includes (1) 8x10, (2) 5x7s and (8) wallets-size photos! RSVP to (707) 483-7943 or (707) 545-8608. Walk-ins welcome, open to all ages. Priority given to those that RSVP. 2) Visit BAYER FARM Fridays 2:30-5pm, FREE, Bayer Farm, 1550 West Ave. Experience Santa Rosa’s agriculture past in the middle of the city! You can stroll through the gardens, help tend the plants, purchase produce or just relax and enjoy the views of Taylor Mountain. 3) Cozy up at MOVIES IN THE PARK Fridays 8/16 – 9/20, FREE, Howarth Park Bring a blanket and cozy up on the lawn to enjoy this eclectic mix of family-friendly movies. Movies start at dusk. 4) Cool off at the SPLASH BASH BBQ Sat. 7/20 .1-6pm, $25 adults/$12 youth, Finley Aquatic Center The ULTIMATE family pool party! Grab the grandkids and head to the pool for great food, sunshine and water fun! 5) Sign up for SAILING LESSONS Week-long sessions offered all summer, Howarth Park’s Lake Ralphine Join in the excitement of America’s Cup by crewing your own clipper. Our experienced instructors will teach you the basics needed to enjoy sailing around the lake. For adults of all ages and children 12+. 2

Drop-In Activity Schedule

Instructor Spotlight Person Senior Wing 2060 College Ave.

Bennett Valley Senior Center 704 Bennett Valley Rd MONDAY 9:00-10:10 9:00-10-30 9:00-10:00 10:30-12:00 11:00-2:00 11:00-12-30 TUESDAY 9:30-11:00 9:30-11:00 11:00-12:30 11:00-12:30 9:30-10:30 10:00-11:00 10:30-11:30 Wednesday 9:00-10:00 9:00-10:00 9:00-10-30 9:00-12:00 9:30-12:00 10:30-2:00 11:00-12-30 11:00-12:30 12:00-2:00 Thursday 9:00-10:00 9:00-11:00 10:00-11:00 10:15-11:30 10:30-12:00 10:30-11:30 10:30-12:30 11:15-2:00 11:00-12:00 11:00-12:00 12:00-1:00 FRIDAY 9:00-12:00 9:00-11:00 9:00-10:00 11:00-2:00

Introducing Donna Burch, Yoga and Water Fitness Instructor

Tai Chi Computer Classes Morning Exercise Needlecraft Bingo Computer Classes

$4.00 Pre Reg $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 Pre Reg

Exp Beginner Spanish Intermediate Spanish Advanced Spanish Conversational Spanish Medicare/Soc Sec 2nd & 4th Tu Stretch & Bend Better Balance

$2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 FREE $3.00 $4.00

Rosen Method Exercise Morning Exercise Computer Classes Ladies Billiards Blood Pressure Chinese Mahjong Computer Classes Line Dance Party Bridge

$7.00 $2.00 Pre-Reg $2.00 FREE $2.00 Pre-Reg $2.00 $2.00

Tai Chi w/ Dr Carl Wii Games Stretch & Bend Silver Singers Choral Neuropathy 1st Thurs Thurs Morn Motivations Whist Party Bridge Lessons Caregiver Support Group Use It or Lose It 3rd Thurs Legal Aid Clinic 1st Thurs

$3.00 $2.00 $3.00 $2.00 $2.00 Free $2.00 $2.00 Free Free Free

Autobiography/Writing Computer Lab Morning Exercise Bingo

$2.00 $1.00 $2.00 $2.00

MONDAY 9:00-10:00 9:30-10:30 10:30-12:00 11:00-12:30 11:30-12:30 12:30-3:30 1:30 - 3:00 TUESDAY 9:30-10:30 12:30-4:00 11:30-12:30 1:00-3:00 1:30-2:30 2:00-4:00 WEDNESDAY 9:30-10:30 10:00-11:30 11:30-12:30 12:30-4:00 12:00-3:00 1:00-4:00 1:30-4:30 THURSDAY 9:30-10:30 11:30-12:30 1:00-4:00 FRIDAY 9:00-10:00 9:30-10:30 10:30-11:30 10:30-12:00 12:30-4:00 12:30-4:00 12:45-4:30

Boomer Blast Fitness Line Dance Rebels History Beg Ukulele/Harmonica Yoga with Donna Party Bridge Book Club 3rd Mon

$6.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $7.00 $2.00 $2.00

Pilates as We Age Bridge/Exp Players Yoga with Donna Pedro Belly Dance Fitness Photography 1st & 2nd Tues

$7.00 $2.00 $7.00 $2.00 $5.00 $2.00

Line Dance Rebels Discussion Group Yoga with Donna Pinochle Experienced Ukulele Scrabble Ping Pong

$2.00 $2.00 $7.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00

Pilates as We Age Yoga with Donna Texas Hold’em Poker

$7.00 $7.00 $2.00

Boomer Blast Fitness Line Dance Rebels Better Balance Experienced Line Dance Pinochle Bridge/Exp Players Ping Pong

$6.00 $2.00 $4.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00

Finley Community Center

MONDAY 12:30-4:00 12:30-4:15 FRIDAY 1:00-4:00

Pinochle Duplicate Bridge

$2.00 $4.00

Ballroom Dance

$7.00

Please Note: • No Line Dance Rebels 8/19 – 9/2; dancing resumes on 9/4. • No Peripheral Neuropathy during July or August.

2 3

Donna Burch is a well-known face around the Finley Swim Center with more than 18 years instructing water fitness. In fact, Donna was instrumental in the proliferation of water fitness and therapeutic water exercise at aquatic centers throughout Sonoma County. However, what you may not know is her passion for wellness extends beyond the swimming pool. Donna is also a skilled yoga instructor. Her relationship with yoga began in the early eighties when she began teaching fitness classes and incorporated yoga for stretching and relaxation. She began practicing yoga regularly in 1998. Donna

is trained in the Vinyasa Flow style and enjoys infusing ideas from a variety of workshops and instructors into her classes. With a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology, Donna brings a professional awareness of body mechanics to her classes. The Easy Flow Vinyasa yoga Donna teaches is great for beginners, and can be modified to Chair Yoga for those folks who have difficulty getting up and down from the floor. “There are many benefits to participation” says Donna, “yoga improves flexibility, may decrease pain, improves sleep, increases strength, im-

Donna Burch proves balance, reduces stress, and lead to a sense of inner calm, and there are many others!” Join Donna at Yoga with Donna M-TH 11:30am-12:30pm for a $7 drop-in class at the Person Senior Wing or find her at the pool teaching water fitness.

Health & Fitness Corner Are You Sitting Too Much? There are many joys associated with retirement, including long restful days sitting in your favorite chair. But, before you sit, you should know, the latest research shows a link between too much sitting and chronic disease. But, how much sitting is too much? The result may surprise you; just four hours a day. Research conducted by Richard Rosenkranz, from Kansas State University, of more than 63,000 men found that individuals sitting for more than four hours per day were significantly more likely

to report having a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. It appears this correlation is independent of other poor health choices. More research is yet to come, but the study is convincing. So, get on your feet and join us for an exercise class. We have a wide variety of classes for people of all fitness levels and abilities. Our instructors are skilled at helping students modify movements to accommodate any physical limitations. 4

SOURCE: Kansas State University, news release, Feb. 18, 2013


Mark Your Calendar

BVSC = Bennett Valley Senior Center PSW = Person Senior Wing

July

7/3 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 7/4 Centers CLOSED for Independence Day 7/7 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 7/8 Learn to Ride the Bus Workshop, BVSC 7/9 Medicare/Social Security Clinic, BVSC 7/10 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 7/10 Senior Picnic, Howarth Park 7/11 FREE Legal Aid (Call 545-8608, for appt), BVSC 7/14 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 7/17 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 7/18 Use It or Lose It, BVSC 7/18 FREE Caregiver Support, BVSC 7/18 Nine-ball Tournament, BVSC 7/21 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 7/23 Medicare/Social Security Clinic, BVSC 7/24 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 7/26 Sho-Ka-Wah Casino Trip, BVSC 7/28 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 7/31 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC

August

8/1 FREE Legal Aid (Call 545-8608, for appt), BVSC 8/4 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 8/7 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 8/8 Summer BBQ, BVSC 8/10 History Walking Tour, SR Rural Cemetery 8/11 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 8/12 Learn to Ride the Bus Workshop, BVSC 8/13 Medicare/Social Security Clinic, BVSC 8/14 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 8/14 Luau Dance, Steve Luther DJ, Finley 7/15 FREE Caregiver Support, BVSC 8/15 Use It or Lose It, BVSC 8/15 Nine-Ball Tournament, BVSC 8/16 Movie in the Park, Howarth Park 8/18 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 8/21 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 8/23 Movie in the Park, Howarth Park 8/25 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 8/27 Medicare/Social Security Clinic, BVSC 8/28 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 8/30 Sho-Ka-Wah Casino Trip, BVSC 8/30 Movie in the Park, Howarth Park 8/31 Neighborhood Flea Market, BVSC

Make the Most of Your Summer with the Grandkids Schools out for summer! And you know what

that means … likely much more time for you to spend with the grandkids! To help maximize the family fun, we’ve put together a list of 5 unique activities worth checking out with your little loved ones this season! Call (707) 543-3737 for full details about these activities. 1) Gather the clan for FAMILY PORTRAIT DAY Sat. 7/27 9am - 12pm, BV Senior Center A family portrait is a keepsake you will treasure forever. Plus, having a portrait done is a fun activity to do as a family because you can get creative with matching clothes or fun family poses. Yuzu Studios will be running the show and photo package cost is only $24.99 which includes (1) 8x10, (2) 5x7s and (8) wallets-size photos! RSVP to (707) 483-7943 or (707) 545-8608. Walk-ins welcome, open to all ages. Priority given to those that RSVP. 2) Visit BAYER FARM Fridays 2:30-5pm, FREE, Bayer Farm, 1550 West Ave. Experience Santa Rosa’s agriculture past in the middle of the city! You can stroll through the gardens, help tend the plants, purchase produce or just relax and enjoy the views of Taylor Mountain. 3) Cozy up at MOVIES IN THE PARK Fridays 8/16 – 9/20, FREE, Howarth Park Bring a blanket and cozy up on the lawn to enjoy this eclectic mix of family-friendly movies. Movies start at dusk. 4) Cool off at the SPLASH BASH BBQ Sat. 7/20 .1-6pm, $25 adults/$12 youth, Finley Aquatic Center The ULTIMATE family pool party! Grab the grandkids and head to the pool for great food, sunshine and water fun! 5) Sign up for SAILING LESSONS Week-long sessions offered all summer, Howarth Park’s Lake Ralphine Join in the excitement of America’s Cup by crewing your own clipper. Our experienced instructors will teach you the basics needed to enjoy sailing around the lake. For adults of all ages and children 12+. 2

Drop-In Activity Schedule

Instructor Spotlight Person Senior Wing 2060 College Ave.

Bennett Valley Senior Center 704 Bennett Valley Rd MONDAY 9:00-10:10 9:00-10-30 9:00-10:00 10:30-12:00 11:00-2:00 11:00-12-30 TUESDAY 9:30-11:00 9:30-11:00 11:00-12:30 11:00-12:30 9:30-10:30 10:00-11:00 10:30-11:30 Wednesday 9:00-10:00 9:00-10:00 9:00-10-30 9:00-12:00 9:30-12:00 10:30-2:00 11:00-12-30 11:00-12:30 12:00-2:00 Thursday 9:00-10:00 9:00-11:00 10:00-11:00 10:15-11:30 10:30-12:00 10:30-11:30 10:30-12:30 11:15-2:00 11:00-12:00 11:00-12:00 12:00-1:00 FRIDAY 9:00-12:00 9:00-11:00 9:00-10:00 11:00-2:00

Introducing Donna Burch, Yoga and Water Fitness Instructor

Tai Chi Computer Classes Morning Exercise Needlecraft Bingo Computer Classes

$4.00 Pre Reg $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 Pre Reg

Exp Beginner Spanish Intermediate Spanish Advanced Spanish Conversational Spanish Medicare/Soc Sec 2nd & 4th Tu Stretch & Bend Better Balance

$2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 FREE $3.00 $4.00

Rosen Method Exercise Morning Exercise Computer Classes Ladies Billiards Blood Pressure Chinese Mahjong Computer Classes Line Dance Party Bridge

$7.00 $2.00 Pre-Reg $2.00 FREE $2.00 Pre-Reg $2.00 $2.00

Tai Chi w/ Dr Carl Wii Games Stretch & Bend Silver Singers Choral Neuropathy 1st Thurs Thurs Morn Motivations Whist Party Bridge Lessons Caregiver Support Group Use It or Lose It 3rd Thurs Legal Aid Clinic 1st Thurs

$3.00 $2.00 $3.00 $2.00 $2.00 Free $2.00 $2.00 Free Free Free

Autobiography/Writing Computer Lab Morning Exercise Bingo

$2.00 $1.00 $2.00 $2.00

MONDAY 9:00-10:00 9:30-10:30 10:30-12:00 11:00-12:30 11:30-12:30 12:30-3:30 1:30 - 3:00 TUESDAY 9:30-10:30 12:30-4:00 11:30-12:30 1:00-3:00 1:30-2:30 2:00-4:00 WEDNESDAY 9:30-10:30 10:00-11:30 11:30-12:30 12:30-4:00 12:00-3:00 1:00-4:00 1:30-4:30 THURSDAY 9:30-10:30 11:30-12:30 1:00-4:00 FRIDAY 9:00-10:00 9:30-10:30 10:30-11:30 10:30-12:00 12:30-4:00 12:30-4:00 12:45-4:30

Boomer Blast Fitness Line Dance Rebels History Beg Ukulele/Harmonica Yoga with Donna Party Bridge Book Club 3rd Mon

$6.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $7.00 $2.00 $2.00

Pilates as We Age Bridge/Exp Players Yoga with Donna Pedro Belly Dance Fitness Photography 1st & 2nd Tues

$7.00 $2.00 $7.00 $2.00 $5.00 $2.00

Line Dance Rebels Discussion Group Yoga with Donna Pinochle Experienced Ukulele Scrabble Ping Pong

$2.00 $2.00 $7.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00

Pilates as We Age Yoga with Donna Texas Hold’em Poker

$7.00 $7.00 $2.00

Boomer Blast Fitness Line Dance Rebels Better Balance Experienced Line Dance Pinochle Bridge/Exp Players Ping Pong

$6.00 $2.00 $4.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00

Finley Community Center

MONDAY 12:30-4:00 12:30-4:15 FRIDAY 1:00-4:00

Pinochle Duplicate Bridge

$2.00 $4.00

Ballroom Dance

$7.00

Please Note: • No Line Dance Rebels 8/19 – 9/2; dancing resumes on 9/4. • No Peripheral Neuropathy during July or August.

2 3

Donna Burch is a well-known face around the Finley Swim Center with more than 18 years instructing water fitness. In fact, Donna was instrumental in the proliferation of water fitness and therapeutic water exercise at aquatic centers throughout Sonoma County. However, what you may not know is her passion for wellness extends beyond the swimming pool. Donna is also a skilled yoga instructor. Her relationship with yoga began in the early eighties when she began teaching fitness classes and incorporated yoga for stretching and relaxation. She began practicing yoga regularly in 1998. Donna

is trained in the Vinyasa Flow style and enjoys infusing ideas from a variety of workshops and instructors into her classes. With a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology, Donna brings a professional awareness of body mechanics to her classes. The Easy Flow Vinyasa yoga Donna teaches is great for beginners, and can be modified to Chair Yoga for those folks who have difficulty getting up and down from the floor. “There are many benefits to participation” says Donna, “yoga improves flexibility, may decrease pain, improves sleep, increases strength, im-

Donna Burch proves balance, reduces stress, and lead to a sense of inner calm, and there are many others!” Join Donna at Yoga with Donna M-TH 11:30am-12:30pm for a $7 drop-in class at the Person Senior Wing or find her at the pool teaching water fitness.

Health & Fitness Corner Are You Sitting Too Much? There are many joys associated with retirement, including long restful days sitting in your favorite chair. But, before you sit, you should know, the latest research shows a link between too much sitting and chronic disease. But, how much sitting is too much? The result may surprise you; just four hours a day. Research conducted by Richard Rosenkranz, from Kansas State University, of more than 63,000 men found that individuals sitting for more than four hours per day were significantly more likely

to report having a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. It appears this correlation is independent of other poor health choices. More research is yet to come, but the study is convincing. So, get on your feet and join us for an exercise class. We have a wide variety of classes for people of all fitness levels and abilities. Our instructors are skilled at helping students modify movements to accommodate any physical limitations. 4

SOURCE: Kansas State University, news release, Feb. 18, 2013


Mark Your Calendar

BVSC = Bennett Valley Senior Center PSW = Person Senior Wing

July

7/3 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 7/4 Centers CLOSED for Independence Day 7/7 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 7/8 Learn to Ride the Bus Workshop, BVSC 7/9 Medicare/Social Security Clinic, BVSC 7/10 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 7/10 Senior Picnic, Howarth Park 7/11 FREE Legal Aid (Call 545-8608, for appt), BVSC 7/14 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 7/17 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 7/18 Use It or Lose It, BVSC 7/18 FREE Caregiver Support, BVSC 7/18 Nine-ball Tournament, BVSC 7/21 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 7/23 Medicare/Social Security Clinic, BVSC 7/24 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 7/26 Sho-Ka-Wah Casino Trip, BVSC 7/28 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 7/31 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC

August

8/1 FREE Legal Aid (Call 545-8608, for appt), BVSC 8/4 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 8/7 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 8/8 Summer BBQ, BVSC 8/10 History Walking Tour, SR Rural Cemetery 8/11 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 8/12 Learn to Ride the Bus Workshop, BVSC 8/13 Medicare/Social Security Clinic, BVSC 8/14 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 8/14 Luau Dance, Steve Luther DJ, Finley 7/15 FREE Caregiver Support, BVSC 8/15 Use It or Lose It, BVSC 8/15 Nine-Ball Tournament, BVSC 8/16 Movie in the Park, Howarth Park 8/18 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 8/21 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 8/23 Movie in the Park, Howarth Park 8/25 Live at Juilliard, Juilliard Park 8/27 Medicare/Social Security Clinic, BVSC 8/28 Free blood pressure reading, BVSC 8/30 Sho-Ka-Wah Casino Trip, BVSC 8/30 Movie in the Park, Howarth Park 8/31 Neighborhood Flea Market, BVSC

Make the Most of Your Summer with the Grandkids Schools out for summer! And you know what

that means … likely much more time for you to spend with the grandkids! To help maximize the family fun, we’ve put together a list of 5 unique activities worth checking out with your little loved ones this season! Call (707) 543-3737 for full details about these activities. 1) Gather the clan for FAMILY PORTRAIT DAY Sat. 7/27 9am - 12pm, BV Senior Center A family portrait is a keepsake you will treasure forever. Plus, having a portrait done is a fun activity to do as a family because you can get creative with matching clothes or fun family poses. Yuzu Studios will be running the show and photo package cost is only $24.99 which includes (1) 8x10, (2) 5x7s and (8) wallets-size photos! RSVP to (707) 483-7943 or (707) 545-8608. Walk-ins welcome, open to all ages. Priority given to those that RSVP. 2) Visit BAYER FARM Fridays 2:30-5pm, FREE, Bayer Farm, 1550 West Ave. Experience Santa Rosa’s agriculture past in the middle of the city! You can stroll through the gardens, help tend the plants, purchase produce or just relax and enjoy the views of Taylor Mountain. 3) Cozy up at MOVIES IN THE PARK Fridays 8/16 – 9/20, FREE, Howarth Park Bring a blanket and cozy up on the lawn to enjoy this eclectic mix of family-friendly movies. Movies start at dusk. 4) Cool off at the SPLASH BASH BBQ Sat. 7/20 .1-6pm, $25 adults/$12 youth, Finley Aquatic Center The ULTIMATE family pool party! Grab the grandkids and head to the pool for great food, sunshine and water fun! 5) Sign up for SAILING LESSONS Week-long sessions offered all summer, Howarth Park’s Lake Ralphine Join in the excitement of America’s Cup by crewing your own clipper. Our experienced instructors will teach you the basics needed to enjoy sailing around the lake. For adults of all ages and children 12+. 2

Drop-In Activity Schedule

Instructor Spotlight Person Senior Wing 2060 College Ave.

Bennett Valley Senior Center 704 Bennett Valley Rd MONDAY 9:00-10:10 9:00-10-30 9:00-10:00 10:30-12:00 11:00-2:00 11:00-12-30 TUESDAY 9:30-11:00 9:30-11:00 11:00-12:30 11:00-12:30 9:30-10:30 10:00-11:00 10:30-11:30 Wednesday 9:00-10:00 9:00-10:00 9:00-10-30 9:00-12:00 9:30-12:00 10:30-2:00 11:00-12-30 11:00-12:30 12:00-2:00 Thursday 9:00-10:00 9:00-11:00 10:00-11:00 10:15-11:30 10:30-12:00 10:30-11:30 10:30-12:30 11:15-2:00 11:00-12:00 11:00-12:00 12:00-1:00 FRIDAY 9:00-12:00 9:00-11:00 9:00-10:00 11:00-2:00

Introducing Donna Burch, Yoga and Water Fitness Instructor

Tai Chi Computer Classes Morning Exercise Needlecraft Bingo Computer Classes

$4.00 Pre Reg $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 Pre Reg

Exp Beginner Spanish Intermediate Spanish Advanced Spanish Conversational Spanish Medicare/Soc Sec 2nd & 4th Tu Stretch & Bend Better Balance

$2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 FREE $3.00 $4.00

Rosen Method Exercise Morning Exercise Computer Classes Ladies Billiards Blood Pressure Chinese Mahjong Computer Classes Line Dance Party Bridge

$7.00 $2.00 Pre-Reg $2.00 FREE $2.00 Pre-Reg $2.00 $2.00

Tai Chi w/ Dr Carl Wii Games Stretch & Bend Silver Singers Choral Neuropathy 1st Thurs Thurs Morn Motivations Whist Party Bridge Lessons Caregiver Support Group Use It or Lose It 3rd Thurs Legal Aid Clinic 1st Thurs

$3.00 $2.00 $3.00 $2.00 $2.00 Free $2.00 $2.00 Free Free Free

Autobiography/Writing Computer Lab Morning Exercise Bingo

$2.00 $1.00 $2.00 $2.00

MONDAY 9:00-10:00 9:30-10:30 10:30-12:00 11:00-12:30 11:30-12:30 12:30-3:30 1:30 - 3:00 TUESDAY 9:30-10:30 12:30-4:00 11:30-12:30 1:00-3:00 1:30-2:30 2:00-4:00 WEDNESDAY 9:30-10:30 10:00-11:30 11:30-12:30 12:30-4:00 12:00-3:00 1:00-4:00 1:30-4:30 THURSDAY 9:30-10:30 11:30-12:30 1:00-4:00 FRIDAY 9:00-10:00 9:30-10:30 10:30-11:30 10:30-12:00 12:30-4:00 12:30-4:00 12:45-4:30

Boomer Blast Fitness Line Dance Rebels History Beg Ukulele/Harmonica Yoga with Donna Party Bridge Book Club 3rd Mon

$6.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $7.00 $2.00 $2.00

Pilates as We Age Bridge/Exp Players Yoga with Donna Pedro Belly Dance Fitness Photography 1st & 2nd Tues

$7.00 $2.00 $7.00 $2.00 $5.00 $2.00

Line Dance Rebels Discussion Group Yoga with Donna Pinochle Experienced Ukulele Scrabble Ping Pong

$2.00 $2.00 $7.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00

Pilates as We Age Yoga with Donna Texas Hold’em Poker

$7.00 $7.00 $2.00

Boomer Blast Fitness Line Dance Rebels Better Balance Experienced Line Dance Pinochle Bridge/Exp Players Ping Pong

$6.00 $2.00 $4.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00

Finley Community Center

MONDAY 12:30-4:00 12:30-4:15 FRIDAY 1:00-4:00

Pinochle Duplicate Bridge

$2.00 $4.00

Ballroom Dance

$7.00

Please Note: • No Line Dance Rebels 8/19 – 9/2; dancing resumes on 9/4. • No Peripheral Neuropathy during July or August.

2 3

Donna Burch is a well-known face around the Finley Swim Center with more than 18 years instructing water fitness. In fact, Donna was instrumental in the proliferation of water fitness and therapeutic water exercise at aquatic centers throughout Sonoma County. However, what you may not know is her passion for wellness extends beyond the swimming pool. Donna is also a skilled yoga instructor. Her relationship with yoga began in the early eighties when she began teaching fitness classes and incorporated yoga for stretching and relaxation. She began practicing yoga regularly in 1998. Donna

is trained in the Vinyasa Flow style and enjoys infusing ideas from a variety of workshops and instructors into her classes. With a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology, Donna brings a professional awareness of body mechanics to her classes. The Easy Flow Vinyasa yoga Donna teaches is great for beginners, and can be modified to Chair Yoga for those folks who have difficulty getting up and down from the floor. “There are many benefits to participation” says Donna, “yoga improves flexibility, may decrease pain, improves sleep, increases strength, im-

Donna Burch proves balance, reduces stress, and lead to a sense of inner calm, and there are many others!” Join Donna at Yoga with Donna M-TH 11:30am-12:30pm for a $7 drop-in class at the Person Senior Wing or find her at the pool teaching water fitness.

Health & Fitness Corner Are You Sitting Too Much? There are many joys associated with retirement, including long restful days sitting in your favorite chair. But, before you sit, you should know, the latest research shows a link between too much sitting and chronic disease. But, how much sitting is too much? The result may surprise you; just four hours a day. Research conducted by Richard Rosenkranz, from Kansas State University, of more than 63,000 men found that individuals sitting for more than four hours per day were significantly more likely

to report having a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. It appears this correlation is independent of other poor health choices. More research is yet to come, but the study is convincing. So, get on your feet and join us for an exercise class. We have a wide variety of classes for people of all fitness levels and abilities. Our instructors are skilled at helping students modify movements to accommodate any physical limitations. 4

SOURCE: Kansas State University, news release, Feb. 18, 2013


History In Our Midst

Recreation & Parks

A closer look at the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery The Rural Cemetery is a Santa Rosa treasure. Located on Franklin Blvd, the Rural Cemetery is maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers who not only care for the grounds but also bring history to life through storytelling and character acting.

and checked into his favorite room at the Western Hotel, as he had done so many times in the past. Unfortunately, this time would be his last. At 5:12 in the morning, the west wall fell during the 1906 Earthquake, crushing him in his bed. Local folklore suggests his ghost is periodically You can learn more about Santa spotted at the Flying Goat Café Rosa’s fascinating history during that now occupies that portion of docent-led tours or an evening of the Western Hotel. “living history” on a Lamplight Tour. You’ll find many interesting Mr. Wood is just one of over stories; such as the tale of Joseph 5,400 residents at the Rural Wood, a hops buyer from New Cemetery, whose stories weave York, who stepped off the evethe fabric of Santa Rosa’s past. ning train at Santa Rosa’s Depot Join in on a tour, offered June 22

PRSRT STD u.s. postage PAID permit no. 470 santa rosa, ca

2060 W. College Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401

and August 10. Or register for a Lamplight Tour, September 2021. Call (707) 543-3282 for more information and to register. You won’t be disappointed.

2060 W. College Ave • Santa Rosa, CA 95401 • 707-543-3745 • www.santarosarec.com • Volume: 1 Issue: 1

Inside this Issue! Mark your Calendar

Lots of planned activities...... 2

Summer with the Grandkids

Unique ideas to keep you both busy ...................... 2

Instructor Spotlight

Meet Donna Burch............... 4 Rural Cemetery

Drop-In Activity Schedule... 4 Health & Fitness Corner

Noteworthy Upcoming Opportunities

Did You Know? Safe Medicine Disposal: Safer for you, your family and the environment Over 240 pounds of un-used medicine have been collected at the Bennett Valley Senior Center since 2012! Sonoma County residents are being asked to dump the habit of pouring unused medications down the drain. Whether it is prescription or non-prescription medications, it is not recommended that you flush them down the toilet or pour them down the drain.

take back their unwanted medications FREE of charge. By doing this, residents reduce the risks of accidental poisoning, the intentional abuse of medications, and the amount of medicine disposed of in landfills and the water supply. To date, the Safe Medicine Disposal Program has collected more than 36,000 pounds of unwanted medications.

The City of Santa Rosa wants to reduce the amount of pharmaceuticals in the wastewater that is processed through the treatment plant, and therefore offers 13 locations in Santa Rosa where residents can

For a list of participating takeback locations, please visit www.safemedicinedisposal.org or call the Environmental Compliance Section at (707) 543-3369. 5

July/August 2013

• Senior Wing Book Club (NEW!) 3rd Monday of the month, 1:30-3:00pm, Person Senior Wing Join our friendly book club and discuss what you are reading with new friends. Please call for title of the book the club is currently reading (707)543-3745. Cost is $2.00. • Thursday Morning Motivations

• Legalizing Your Paperwork Thursday, 8/8, 10:30-11:30am Bennett Valley Senior Ctr #64346 Monica Moura, mobile public notary, returns to discuss how to make sure your final wishes have been legalized in your paperwork, will and healthcare directive. Pre-Registration Required (707) 545-8608.

Learn about the BEMER healing device Thursday, 7/11, 10:30-11:30am Bennett Valley Senior Ctr #64345 BEMER is a FDA registered medical device which improves circulation in the smallest blood vessels or capillaries. Learn to Ride the Bus Thursday, 7/18 or 8/12, 9:30-11:15am FREE Bennett Valley Senior Center Learn how to use the efficient public transpor- tation system and get where you want to go. Pre-Registration Required (707) 545-8608

Safe Medicine Disposal

• AARP Drivers Safety Refresher Courses Saturday 7/20, 9am-1:30pm BVSC #64442 or Tuesday 8/8, 9:30am-2pm CHOPS #66128 Brush-up on your defensive driving techniques in a refresher course. $17/$15 AARP Members For accessible information call (707)543-3292/TDD (707) 543-3289 M-F 8am-5pm

6

• Art Classes Varying Schedule and rates, Person Senior Wing We offer a variety of art classes to help you express the artist within! All art classes are led by renowned local artists and held in the beautiful new senior building. All levels are welcome from accomplished artists wishing to refine their techniques to complete beginners. All art classes require pre-registration and are offered in sessions that follow the calendar month. Material lists will be provided upon registration. Fees vary, call for details. Try one of these classes this summer: • Watercolor with Berenice- Wed or Thur 1:30-4:30pm • Pastels with Christian Quintin-Tues 11am-1pm • Watercolor with Barbara- Fri 9:15am-12pm or 12:30-3:30pm • Fundamentals of Drawing with Christian Quintin Thur 11am-1pm

Are you sitting too much?.... 4

History in Our Midst

Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery..... 5

Did you know?

Safe Medicine Disposal......... 5

Noteworthy Upcoming Opportunities

Workshops, book club and more! ............................ 6

Senior Picnic at Howarth Park

Beat the Heat this Summer with Rec & Parks! It’s getting hot outside. The kind of “hot” weather that makes you want to lay down in front of an air conditioner all day. But that’s no fun, because then you’d be missing out on all of the exciting opportunities that the warm weather also brings! To help you make the most of your summer days while keeping cool, we’ve put together a list of surefire ways to do just that! Check out one or all of these heat-beating activities...

Neighborhood Flea Market Sat 8/31 8am-1pm, FREE, BV Senior Center Take advantage of the cooler morning hours and visit this eclectic flea market to find that one-of- a-kind item that just isn’t sold in stores anymore. (Vendor space is still available for $20; call for details 707-545-8608).

Live at Juilliard Sundays July 7- August 11, 5-7pm, FREE, Juilliard Park Enjoy the extra hours of daylight at this evening outdoor concert series. Hear the musical styling of Purple Haze, The Blues Burners, The Sorentinos, Frobeck, Dennis Johnson & The Mississippi Ramblers, and Beatles Flashback.

Summer BBQ on the Patio Thurs 8/23 11:30am-1:30pm, $2 member/$5 non-member, BV Senior Center Come and enjoy a great hot dog lunch with all the fixings on our shaded tree-lined patio.

Water Fitness Classes Finley Aquatic Center, Call Senior Picnic at Howarth Park (707) 543-3745 for times and fees Wed 7/10, 11am-3pm, $5 member/ Refresh in the pool while getting your exercise! This 60-minute work $10 non-member, #58968 out uses the resistance of water to Relax in the shade with friends and provide strength training and aerobic enjoy a lunch of beef, turkey or veggie burgers, beverages, salads and conditioning for people of all fitness levels. Improve your strength, endessert. Plus, listen to the sounds of durance, flexibility, and well-being. Ray Walker and his Dixieland Class is conducted in shallow water, Band. Buy your ticket in advance non-swimmers are welcome. (no tickets are sold at the park).

1

Sho-Ka-Wah Casino Trip 7/26 & 8/30 9:30am-4pm, $5, Meet at BV Senior Center Take a bus to the air-conditioned casino for some gaming fun. You will receive a $10 credit or player card. YOU MUST BRING PHOTO ID.


History In Our Midst

Recreation & Parks

A closer look at the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery The Rural Cemetery is a Santa Rosa treasure. Located on Franklin Blvd, the Rural Cemetery is maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers who not only care for the grounds but also bring history to life through storytelling and character acting.

and checked into his favorite room at the Western Hotel, as he had done so many times in the past. Unfortunately, this time would be his last. At 5:12 in the morning, the west wall fell during the 1906 Earthquake, crushing him in his bed. Local folklore suggests his ghost is periodically You can learn more about Santa spotted at the Flying Goat Café Rosa’s fascinating history during that now occupies that portion of docent-led tours or an evening of the Western Hotel. “living history” on a Lamplight Tour. You’ll find many interesting Mr. Wood is just one of over stories; such as the tale of Joseph 5,400 residents at the Rural Wood, a hops buyer from New Cemetery, whose stories weave York, who stepped off the evethe fabric of Santa Rosa’s past. ning train at Santa Rosa’s Depot Join in on a tour, offered June 22

PRSRT STD u.s. postage PAID permit no. 470 santa rosa, ca

2060 W. College Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401

and August 10. Or register for a Lamplight Tour, September 2021. Call (707) 543-3282 for more information and to register. You won’t be disappointed.

2060 W. College Ave • Santa Rosa, CA 95401 • 707-543-3745 • www.santarosarec.com • Volume: 1 Issue: 1

Inside this Issue! Mark your Calendar

Lots of planned activities...... 2

Summer with the Grandkids

Unique ideas to keep you both busy ...................... 2

Instructor Spotlight

Meet Donna Burch............... 4 Rural Cemetery

Drop-In Activity Schedule... 4 Health & Fitness Corner

Noteworthy Upcoming Opportunities

Did You Know? Safe Medicine Disposal: Safer for you, your family and the environment Over 240 pounds of un-used medicine have been collected at the Bennett Valley Senior Center since 2012! Sonoma County residents are being asked to dump the habit of pouring unused medications down the drain. Whether it is prescription or non-prescription medications, it is not recommended that you flush them down the toilet or pour them down the drain.

take back their unwanted medications FREE of charge. By doing this, residents reduce the risks of accidental poisoning, the intentional abuse of medications, and the amount of medicine disposed of in landfills and the water supply. To date, the Safe Medicine Disposal Program has collected more than 36,000 pounds of unwanted medications.

The City of Santa Rosa wants to reduce the amount of pharmaceuticals in the wastewater that is processed through the treatment plant, and therefore offers 13 locations in Santa Rosa where residents can

For a list of participating takeback locations, please visit www.safemedicinedisposal.org or call the Environmental Compliance Section at (707) 543-3369. 5

July/August 2013

• Senior Wing Book Club (NEW!) 3rd Monday of the month, 1:30-3:00pm, Person Senior Wing Join our friendly book club and discuss what you are reading with new friends. Please call for title of the book the club is currently reading (707)543-3745. Cost is $2.00. • Thursday Morning Motivations

• Legalizing Your Paperwork Thursday, 8/8, 10:30-11:30am Bennett Valley Senior Ctr #64346 Monica Moura, mobile public notary, returns to discuss how to make sure your final wishes have been legalized in your paperwork, will and healthcare directive. Pre-Registration Required (707) 545-8608.

Learn about the BEMER healing device Thursday, 7/11, 10:30-11:30am Bennett Valley Senior Ctr #64345 BEMER is a FDA registered medical device which improves circulation in the smallest blood vessels or capillaries. Learn to Ride the Bus Thursday, 7/18 or 8/12, 9:30-11:15am FREE Bennett Valley Senior Center Learn how to use the efficient public transpor- tation system and get where you want to go. Pre-Registration Required (707) 545-8608

Safe Medicine Disposal

• AARP Drivers Safety Refresher Courses Saturday 7/20, 9am-1:30pm BVSC #64442 or Tuesday 8/8, 9:30am-2pm CHOPS #66128 Brush-up on your defensive driving techniques in a refresher course. $17/$15 AARP Members For accessible information call (707)543-3292/TDD (707) 543-3289 M-F 8am-5pm

6

• Art Classes Varying Schedule and rates, Person Senior Wing We offer a variety of art classes to help you express the artist within! All art classes are led by renowned local artists and held in the beautiful new senior building. All levels are welcome from accomplished artists wishing to refine their techniques to complete beginners. All art classes require pre-registration and are offered in sessions that follow the calendar month. Material lists will be provided upon registration. Fees vary, call for details. Try one of these classes this summer: • Watercolor with Berenice- Wed or Thur 1:30-4:30pm • Pastels with Christian Quintin-Tues 11am-1pm • Watercolor with Barbara- Fri 9:15am-12pm or 12:30-3:30pm • Fundamentals of Drawing with Christian Quintin Thur 11am-1pm

Are you sitting too much?.... 4

History in Our Midst

Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery..... 5

Did you know?

Safe Medicine Disposal......... 5

Noteworthy Upcoming Opportunities

Workshops, book club and more! ............................ 6

Senior Picnic at Howarth Park

Beat the Heat this Summer with Rec & Parks! It’s getting hot outside. The kind of “hot” weather that makes you want to lay down in front of an air conditioner all day. But that’s no fun, because then you’d be missing out on all of the exciting opportunities that the warm weather also brings! To help you make the most of your summer days while keeping cool, we’ve put together a list of surefire ways to do just that! Check out one or all of these heat-beating activities...

Neighborhood Flea Market Sat 8/31 8am-1pm, FREE, BV Senior Center Take advantage of the cooler morning hours and visit this eclectic flea market to find that one-of- a-kind item that just isn’t sold in stores anymore. (Vendor space is still available for $20; call for details 707-545-8608).

Live at Juilliard Sundays July 7- August 11, 5-7pm, FREE, Juilliard Park Enjoy the extra hours of daylight at this evening outdoor concert series. Hear the musical styling of Purple Haze, The Blues Burners, The Sorentinos, Frobeck, Dennis Johnson & The Mississippi Ramblers, and Beatles Flashback.

Summer BBQ on the Patio Thurs 8/23 11:30am-1:30pm, $2 member/$5 non-member, BV Senior Center Come and enjoy a great hot dog lunch with all the fixings on our shaded tree-lined patio.

Water Fitness Classes Finley Aquatic Center, Call Senior Picnic at Howarth Park (707) 543-3745 for times and fees Wed 7/10, 11am-3pm, $5 member/ Refresh in the pool while getting your exercise! This 60-minute work $10 non-member, #58968 out uses the resistance of water to Relax in the shade with friends and provide strength training and aerobic enjoy a lunch of beef, turkey or veggie burgers, beverages, salads and conditioning for people of all fitness levels. Improve your strength, endessert. Plus, listen to the sounds of durance, flexibility, and well-being. Ray Walker and his Dixieland Class is conducted in shallow water, Band. Buy your ticket in advance non-swimmers are welcome. (no tickets are sold at the park).

1

Sho-Ka-Wah Casino Trip 7/26 & 8/30 9:30am-4pm, $5, Meet at BV Senior Center Take a bus to the air-conditioned casino for some gaming fun. You will receive a $10 credit or player card. YOU MUST BRING PHOTO ID.


Zest for Life July/Aug 2013