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September/october 2012

Danville Senior Services

Registration Dates:

seniors@danville.ca.gov (925) 314-3490

August 15, 2012 -Residents August 17, 2012 -Non-Residents

A Newsletter of Programs, Activities and Community Services Available to Older Adult Residents

Senior Services Sub-committee Do you have an idea for a new activity or an improved procedure for Senior Services? Attend the scheduled meetings to be heard by the decision makers located at the Danville Senior Center in the Veterans Memorial Building.

Next Meetings: October 24, 2012 and January 23, 2013

Special Events for August There’s plenty of Special Events this August to keep you busy which include: Two Cooking Demonstrations (pre-registration is required for the cooking demos), Senior Clipper Card Registration, Extended Travel for Winter/Spring Destinations, and a Line Dancing Demo. All special events are held Thursdays at the Danville Senior Center, 115 E. Prospect Avenue. For more information or questions regarding these events call (925) 314-3490. For Special Events in September and October, turn to Page 11.

September/October Classes at the Danville Senior Center Visit the Danville Senior Center this fall for many new and recurring classes and programs. New classes include Line Dancing, Bridge lessons, Hawk Watching and Scrabble Play. Learn to speak Chinese, Spanish, play Chess, or travel to local destinations. Stay fit and healthy by attending fitness classes designed for Seniors such as: Aerobics, Stretching, Tai Chi, Yoga, Zumba Gold, with a weekly walking group or the DASH hiking club.

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Senior Sneakers Trips ACTIVITY LEVELS Each trip has an Activity Level. Plus, you must be able to walk six steep steps to board the bus. Please let us know if you have any physical limitations prior to signing up for a trip so staff can try to accommodate your needs ahead of time. Choose your level carefully: LEVEL 1: Easy, sitting/little walking. Must be able to stand 10 minutes without assistance or bring your walker or wheelchair. LEVEL 2: Small amount of walking LEVEL 3: Moderate to heavy walking LEVEL 4: Heavy amount of walking/standing LEVEL 5: Strenuous walking/hiking If you aren’t sure where you fit, call us at (925) 314-3490.

Senior Sneaker Trips for September & October

Sierra Nevada Railway/Scenic Train Lunch

Mumm Tasting in Napa Valley

Spend a day aboard the Sierra Railroad with a three hour scenic train ride and lunch. The cars are fully enclosed with heating and air conditioning. There is an open air observation car that you can visit any time throughout the journey. Fees: Resident $77; NonResident $92. Price includes transportation, train ride and lunch. Activity Level: 1-2

Wednesday, September 12, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Join us for a private tour of the legendary French Champagne House of G.H. Mumm. Three types of sparkling wines will be served along the tour. Next, we will head to lunch in St. Helena at Cindy’s Back Street Kitchen, owned by Cindy Pawlcyn a James Beard award winning cookbook author and star of New American Cooking. Fees: Resident $77; NonResident $92. Price includes transportation, tour, tasting and lunch. Activity Level: 3-4

Bay Model in Marin and Presidio Tour Wednesday, September 19, 8:15 AM-4:00 PM The Bay Model and Bay Model Visitor Center is a research and education facility. Inside is one of the most fascinating scientific tools you will ever see, a working hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta System. After our Bay model tour, we will have 1.5 hours in Sausalito for lunch on your own. After lunch, we will have a narrated hour tour of the Presidio with a Park Ranger aboard the bus. Fees: Resident $33; Non-Resident $40. Price includes Bay Model visit, transportation and tour. Activity Level: 3-4

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Thursday, September 27, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM

Walking Tour of Nob Hill

Wednesday, October 3, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Join HobNob Tours on their most popular walk. Learn about the history and scandals of Nob Hill. Stroll rooftop gardens, famous movie and song locations (I Left My Heart in San Francisco) palatial ballrooms, and the majestic Grace Cathedral. You will have time to explore Nob Hill and dine on your own at one of the many restaurants nearby. A visit to the Cable Car Museum will be our last stop before heading home. Easy flat walks, no hills. Fees: Resident $45; Non-Resident $54. Price includes transportation and walking tour. Activity Level: 4

Fleet Week Cruise, Blue Angels Show on the Bay Friday, October 5, 11:00 AM-6:30 PM

The Blue Angels is always a favorite! Join us


Senior Sneakers Trips / Buzz Sessions Fleet Week Cruise, Blue Angels Show on the Bay (continued...)

on board Bay Celebrations, an enjoyable cruise including a buffet luncheon. Our bus will take us to the foot of Oakland where we board the vessel at 1:00 PM. The cruise is approximately four hours. Fees: Resident $102; Non-Resident $122. Price includes transportation, cruise and buffet lunch.

Activity Level: 2

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Tuesday, October 16, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM If you haven’t been to Monterey Bay Aquarium in a while, join us for a self-guided tour to the window of the wonders of the ocean. Perched on the edge of the coastline, located on historic Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is host to the Jellies Experience. A first for any aquarium worldwide. Discover a world where jellies dance and glow, bloom and sting. Lunch on your own either in the two restaurants at the aquarium or nearby. We will have approximately 4 1/2 hours in Monterey. Fees: Resident $62; Non-Resident $75. Price includes bus transportation and aquarium. Activity Level: 3-4

Extended Travel

Premier World Discovery Travel is offering Winter and Spring destinations. Brochures are available at the Danville Senior Center.

Resources for Seniors

Tuesday, September 11, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Presenter: Sue Smith, Gretchen Scheid and Jane Gentile, Senior Specialists A seminar not to be missed! This seminar will discuss things seniors might need for themselves and those close to them now or in the future. It will include their home, their health, and related things such as transportation. Also included will be known resources for services such as recycling, handymen, gutter cleaning, transportation to doctors and many other things that will help make life better.

Healing and Using Your Own Power to Heal

Tuesday, September 18, 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Location: Library, Mt. Diablo Room Presenter: Sylvia Sharenow, HTCP Wholespectrum Wellness

This discussion will be about empowering yourself; specific examples will be provided to assist in healing your body, mind and spirit.

Fly Fishing 101

Tuesday, September 25, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Presenter: Diablo Valley Fly Fishermen

Oregon Trails, June 6, 2013:

This exciting presentation will give you an overview of the sport of Fly Fishing. It will include knowledge of the equipment you will need, an overview of casting techniques, and a discussion of the flies predominately used in Northern California.

Featuring 5 nights in Portland including the Portland Rose Festival.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Medicare

Buzz Sessions

Location: : Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Presenter: Diane Whaley, HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program)

New Orleans Holiday, December 2: Featuring 4 nights in the French Quarter.

What’s the buzz on topics and issues facing today’s older adults? Join us to talk with the experts. Sessions are free! The Town of Danville is looking for new and exciting buzz session topics and presenters. Please contact Senior Services at (925) 314-3490 or seniors@danville.ca.gov if you have any suggestions or would like to offer a buzz session.!

Tuesday, October 2, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM

Navigating the Medicare can be a daunting experience. Find out how to tackle the Medicare system. Diane Whaley, a representative of HICAP, provides free and objective information about Medicare. Don’t miss this informative session.

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Buzz Sessions / Lifelong Learning Eat Smart and Strong

Tuesday, October 9, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Presenter: Ilah Jarvis, N.C. Choosing the right foods can help reduce inflammation, aid weight loss (without counting calories) and sharpen your mind. Real examples of improvement and food preparation tips are included.

Will My Kids Ever Grow Up?

Tuesday, October 23, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Presenter: Fran Rapoport, Discovery Counseling Center of San Ramon Valley

American Musical as Social Conscience (continued...)

American musical experience. But beneath the surface of these apparently light hearted romps lie themes that probe our national conscience and dramatize painful social ills and inequities. Professor Evie will use the librettos of Show Boat and South Pacific to show how masters like Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein, and Richard Rodgers used music, drama, and spectacle to point us toward needed political and social reforms. Fees: Resident $5; Non-Resident $6.

Danville Senior Book Club

10:30 AM-12:00 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Art Room

Explore the ways in which parenting adult children impacts your life. The presenter, Fran, has worked with Seniors for over 20 years.

Join friends each month as they discuss the pre-selected books listed below. Participants are responsible for obtaining and reading their own book and should read it prior to attending the discussion. FREE!

Lifelong Learning

September Book

OLLI-Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Presentations In God We Trust

Tuesday, September 18, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM Location: Library, Mt. Diablo Room Presenter: Kevin Dincher, M.A. Philosophy and Psychology, Master of Divinity Ben Franklin was guided by public religion--belief in a God who invests human beings with inalienable rights and a nation that protects religion from government interference. Did the other Founding Fathers agree? What were their religious values, and why should we ask? Using John Meacham’s American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation, Dincher will explore the ideals that separated our revolutionary generation from the Old World. Fees: Resident $5; Non-Resident $6.

American Musical as Social Conscience Tuesday, October 16, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Presenter: Gloria Eive, Professor Emerita of Music History and Literature, SMC Catchy lyrics, hummable melodies, dashing heroes, beautiful heroines, and romance are staples of the

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The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man”. But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her-the legend of the tiger’s wife. (Meets: September 11)

OCtOBER book

Out Stealing Horses

by Per Petterson and Anne Born

Trond’s friend Jon often appeared at his doorstep with adventure in mind for the two of them. But this morning was different. What began as a joy ride on “borrowed” horses ends with Jon falling into a strange trance of grief. Trond soon learns what befell Jon earlier that day-an incident that marks the beginning of a series of vital losses for both boy. (Meets: October 9)


Classes

CLASSES LISTED ALPHABETICALLY

Bridge Games

Tuesday, August 21-October 23 9:30 AM-1:00 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructors: David Sterling

Classes AARP Driver Safety Program, Refresher Course Friday, September 7

9:00 AM-1:00 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Room C Instructor: Certified AARP Volunteer Instructor This course is designed for drivers 50 and older and covers normal physical changes and provides techniques to compensate for these changes. The course fosters defensive driving practices to stay alive in today’s fast highways and includes an auto insurance discount certificate. Bring a $12 check for AARP Members and a $14 check for Non-Members; made payable to AARP.

Are the Foods You Eat Making You Sick? Thursday, October 4

6:30 PM-7:30 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Instructor: Shannon Williams Some foods may cause your body to reach negatively and may promote inflammation and damage. Learn to recognize the symptoms of delay type reactions. Fees: Resident $5; Non-Resident $6.

Bridge Basics I

Wednesday, September 12-October 24 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Instructors: Michael Gosnell

These duplicate games are sanctioned by the ACBL and are limited to players with less than 750 Master Points. Join a friendly and fun game with your favorite partner. Singles should call David at (925)683-1083 for available partners (not guaranteed). Fees: Resident $6 per day; Non-Resident $7 per day. No class 9/18.

Chess for Grandparents

Monday, September 24-October 29 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Art Room Instructor: J.B. McCann

Chess is becoming increasing popular among young students. This is a terrific opportunity to interact and enrich your experience with your grandchildren, whether you become a teacher or a playmate. Chess is a great way to stimulate minds, young and old! Course content will include the rules of play, along with simple strategies and techniques to improve your play. By the end of the class you will be able to play and teach your grandchildren this wonderful and enriching game. All materials are provided. Fees: Resident $60; Non-Resident $72.

Conversational Chinese for Travelers Saturday, September 8-October 27

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Instructor: Yan Dai This class enables beginning Mandarin (Putonghua) Chinese speaking skills as a tourist would need on a vacation or business trip to a Chinese speaking country. Topics are tailored for travelers and include greetings, the weather, getting around, asking for directions and ordering food. Fees: Resident $40; NonResident $48.

Learn one of the greatest games! We will go over hand evaluation, opening bids and responses along with the basics of declarer pay and defense. No experience required. Fees: Resident $100; Non-Resident $120.

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Classes

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Forever Fit

Thursday, September 6-October 25 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Location: Danville Senior Center, Room C Instructor: Amy Puccinelli

Cooking Demonstration: Appetizers for the Holidays

A healthy blend of cardio dance, conditioning and core; work key components for a fit and wholesome workout. Please bring a mat. Fees: Resident $70; NonResident $84.

Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Grace Chiu

Introduction to Hawk Watching

The holidays are just around the corner. Grace will show you how to make delicious appetizers like pot stickers and seafood cakes. Fees: Resident $3; NonResident $4.

9:00 AM-12:00 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Instructor: Jay Sheets

Friday, October 12 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Dancercise

Wednesday, September 5-October 31

10:50 AM-11:40 AM Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Mei Mei Tsai A variety of steps will be taught and combined to make a dance routine. This class is designed to be fun and to help people build strong minds and happy hearts. Fees: FREE.

Demystifying Cholesterol Tuesday, September 18

6:30 PM-7:30 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Instructor: Shannon Williams This class will help you understand your cholesterol numbers and how to correct the imbalances. You will learn what food to enjoy and which to avoid. Fees: Resident $5; Non-Resident $6.

Eat and Eliminate Pain, Cooking Class Tuesday, October 23

11:00 AM-1:00 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Room A Instructor: Ilah Jarvis Prepare and enjoy the top six foods that stop pain in its tracks. Discover how inflammation works and which foods to avoid. $5 supply fee payable to instructor at beginning of class. Fees: Resident $30; Non-Resident $36.

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Friday, October 5-12

Ever wonder about that large raptor looking bird in the air? How about the small hawk that’s always around your bird bath? This hawk identification class will have live raptors are permitted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Class will cover identification, conservation, and habitats. Using binoculars and spotting scopes, raptor websites, books and other materials will be presented. Fees: Resident $60; NonResident $72.

Is Your Health Stressing You Out? Tuesday, September 25

6:30 PM-7:30 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Instructor: Shannon Williams Some things are worth stressing over and some are not. Learn to distinguish real from imagined stress and how your diet can help. Fees: Resident $5; NonResident $6.


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Line Dance - Intermediate (continued...)

familiar with terminology, count and basic steps. This class will learn 32 to 64 count step dances. Fees: Resident $21; Non-Resident $25. No class on 9/18 & 9/20.

Luk Tung Kuen

Wednesday, September 5-October 31

Jackie Sorenson’s Aerobic Dancing Mondays and Wednesdays, September 10-October 31

5:30 PM-6:30 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Lorie McGuinness This class is a dance fitness class for the non-dancer that provides a total body workout including strength, flexibility and endurance in a safely choreographed format suitable for all ages and is especially suitable for seniors as well as those new or returning to a fitness program. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a floor mat. Hand held 2-4 lb. weights are recommended but not required. Fees: Resident $48; Non-Resident $57.

10:00 AM-10:40 AM Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Chia Chia Chien This is a very popular worldwide exercise with 36 postures. Each posture has its own pattern, which is repeated 5-10 times. Fees: FREE.

Multi-Cultural Dance

Wednesday, September 5-October 31 11:45 AM-12:35 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Mary Ann Cadorna This is a class to learn cultural dances and low impact body movement with cultural music including country western dances. Fees: FREE.

Line Dance - High Beginner

Reduce Pain and Inflammation Without Drugs?

10:00 AM-11:15 AM Location: Danville Senior Center, Rooms A&B Instructor: Joyce Lee and Minnie Choi

6:30 PM-7:30 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Art Room Instructor: Shannon Williams

A fun, healthy, social workout. Must be familiar with basic line dance steps. Current choreographies will be taught to the rhythmic tunes of Rumba, Cha Cha, NC2 Step, Waltz, Tango, Swing, etc. Dances will be repeated until all have learned the steps. No class on 9/20.

Learn what inflammation is and how it makes you ache, contributes to arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and cardiovascular disease. Learn how nutrition and alternative therapies allow your body to eliminate inflammation and recover efficiently. Fees: Resident $5; Non-Resident $6.

Thursday, September 6-October 25

Line Dance - Intermediate

Tuesdays, September 4-October 23 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Thursdays, Sep. 6-Oct. 25 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Joyce Lee and Minnie Choi This is a fun, healthy, social workout. Choreographies will be taught to the rhythmic tunes of Rumba, Cha-Cha, NC2 step, Waltz, Tango, Swing, etc. Line Dance experience preferred. Should be

Thursday, October 25

Scrabble - Fun with Words!

Monday, September 10-October 8

12:30 PM-3:00 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Instructor: Linda Stolow Sterling Need some mental exercise? Novices and word whizzes are welcome. You will learn the basics of playing under the official National Scrabble Association rules and enjoy an ageless game that continues to grow nationally and internationally. www.danville.ca.gov

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Scrabble - Fun with Words! (continued...)

Scrabble has been around for more than 60 years. If you have never played, forgotten how to play or want to improve your play, join for lessons and free play. This is a 5 week course and must attend 1st class. Fees: FREE.

Senior Bocce Ball League

Wednesday, September 5-October 24 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

Thursday, September 6-October 25 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Location: Sycamore Valley Park, Bocce 1 Instructor: Bill Conroy, Bob Bratten (Wednesdays), George Momaney, Spike Leonard (Thursdays) Enjoy the fun and relaxing game of bocce! Meet new people or bring your friends to this social activity. Basic instruction will be given to all newcomers. Games will be played at the Bocce courts at Sycamore Valley Park. Fees: Resident $20; Non-Resident $24.

Senior Stretching

Wednesday, September 5-October 24 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Sylvia Rodriguez Stretching is the process of elongating the muscles, tendons and ligaments that connect the muscles and bones of the body. As the body ages, these attachments tend to shorten, resulting in a predisposition to injury. Stretching is not only an important part of a physical fitness regimen but also of living a healthy life. Fees: Resident $25; Non-Resident $30.

Sit to Get Fit

Monday, September 17-October 22 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Location: Danville Senior Center, Room C Instructor: Amy Puccinelli Want to become more fit while seated? How about doing cardio dance, resistance training and yoga stretches in a chair? For those able to stand, we’ll use the chair to practice some balance. Modifications will be offered. Remember, a body in motion is what matters most. Fees: Resident $60; Non-Resident $72.

So I Bought The Digital Camera; Now How Do I Use It? Wednesday, September 5-19

6:30 PM-7:30 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Instructor: Jon Rairigh Course will teach owners of digital point-focus-shoot cameras how to use them and use ‘hidden’features. Bring the camera to class. Lots of hands-on so the features and use will be remembered and used. Fees: Resident $50; Non-Resident $60.

Spanish Conversation

Monday, September 10-October 29 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Instructor: Marta Castaneda This class provides an opportunity to speak Spanish using easy sentences. Emphasis on learning the Spanish used at restaurants, shops and everyday life. Practice though pronunciation and reading short articles in Spanish. This class is for students that have some knowledge of Spanish. We will continue learning vocabulary, grammar and conversational Spanish. Fees: Resident $40; Non-Resident $48.

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Tai Chi

Yoga

9:00 AM-9:50 AM Location: Town Meeting Hall, Auditorium Instructor: Sulina Lai

11:00 AM-12:15 PM Location: Danville Community Center, Valley Oak Room 12:30 PM-1:45 PM Location: Town Meeting Hall

Wednesday, September 5-October 31

Learn a popular cultural exercise with body movement, balance control, muscle coordination and stretches. Fees: FREE.

THE AUTEUR: The Film Salon

Wednesday, September 5-October 31 1:30 PM-4:30 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Instructor: Kit Fisher Join filmmaker and multimedia artist Kit Fisher for a fun, noncompetitive class on film criticism and interpretation. The class will view one film a week followed by spirited discussion. Films included might be from a director’s special oeuvre, a sampling of a specific genre, i.e. Film Noir, or a specific actor, i.e. films starring Elizabeth Taylor. Join Kit as we dish on classic Hollywood, new and old Auteurs, as well as the state of current cinema. A class for all film fanatics, film mavens, and film newbies! Fees: Resident $40; Non-Resident $48.

Want to Eat Healthy? Thursday, September 6

6:30 PM-7:30 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Sr. Meeting Room Instructor: Shannon Williams Do you want to eat healthy, but don’t know where to start? Learn to make healthy snacks that all ages will love. Fees: Resident $5; Non-Resident $6.

Monday, September 10-December 17

Wednesday, September 12-December 19 8:15 AM-9:30 AM Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Marcia Conroy Yoga is for everyone, no matter what age or how flexible you are. This class will take you through a series of gentle stretches and joint movements for increased flexibility and an expanded range of motion. You will also learn breathing techniques to help balance your body, mind and emotions. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat and firm blanket. It is also best to practice yoga on an empty stomach. Fees: Mondays-Resident $133; Non-Resident $160. Wednesdays-Resident $143; Non-Resident $171. No class 11/12.

Zumba

Mondays, September 10-October 29 4:10 PM - 5:10 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Parandis Banifatemi Zumba is an international rhythm-inspired dance/ fitness class which incorporates fast and slow dance intervals to create a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness system. Fees: $20 Resident, $24 Non-Resident.

Zumba Gold Toning

Wednesdays, September 5-October 24 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Betsey Syms Zumba is an international rhythm-inspired dance/ fitness class which incorporates fast and slow dance intervals to create a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness system. The Wednesday class called Zumba Gold Toning, will incorporate small weights. The instructor will provide toning sticks and also incorporate 4-9 toning songs into the routine. Fees: $20 Resident, $24 Non-Resident. No class 10/3. www.danville.ca.gov

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Enrichment Programs/ Health & Wellness Enrichment Programs

Health & Wellness Programs

Chinese Mah Jong

Senior Walking Club

10:00 AM-1:00 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Art Room

Location: Danville Senior Center, Lobby

Fridays

Thursdays, 8:30 AM

Join friends to enjoy the game of Chinese Mah Jong. Beginners welcome to attend at 1:00 PM for lessons. No fee or registration required.

Join us Thursday mornings at 8:30 AM for a walk on the Iron Horse Trail. We begin our hour-long walk at the Danville Senior Center. Enjoy with friends and take a positive step in improving your health. FREE.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring: PC Users

Hiking Club

Tuesday appointment times: 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM

Thursday appointment times: 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM (every other week) Location: Danville Senior Center, Conference Room Volunteer Instructors: Ed Bader (Tuesdays) and Chuck Bieneman (Thursdays) Questions on XP, VISTA, System 7 Operating Systems, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, Internet Explorer, backing up files, copy and paste files/ pictures to external media or e-mail and configuring new laptops, are welcome at all sessions. Bring your e-mail address and password login information for all e-mail instruction. Students may bring their own laptop or a laptop with Windows XP will be provided. Schedule an appointment by calling (925) 314-3490. Pre-registration required at least a week in advance. Fee: $2/per tutoring appointment.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring: Apple MAC Users Friday appointment times:

2:00 PM and 3:00 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Conference Room Volunteer Instructor: Dale Lock Dale will be offering hands-on sessions using your own Apple device (iMac, MacBook, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch, or Apple TV). Students must bring their own Apple device to the session. If you have an appointment regarding your e-mail account, bring your e-mail address and password login information. Schedule an appointment by calling (925) 314-3490. Pre-registration required at least a week in advance. Fee: $2/per tutoring appointment.

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The Danville Area Senior Hikes (DASH) is open to adults ages 55 and up. Most hikes are not strenuous, but gradients are involved due to the local terrain. Distances are usually 4-5 miles, and the pace is moderate. Trailheads are reached via carpools; passengers are asked to make a donation of 10 cents/ mile to the driver. Hiking dates: 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23. Meets at 8:45 AM and returns about 1:00 PM. Contact Senior Services at (925) 314-3490 or seniors@danville.ca.gov to join.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings 1st and 3rd Mondays

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Location: Danville Senior Center, Conference Room Building, Conference Room Seniors can drop in for a free blood-pressure screening provided by John Muir Senior Services. No appointments necessary.

Free Memory Screening

20 minute appointments Location: Danville Senior Center, Conference Room Seniors can schedule an appointment for memory screening provided by Caring Solutions by calling Senior Services (925) 314-3490.

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) for Medicare Beneficiaries and their Families Tuesdays, September 25 and October 23 1:45 PM-4:00 PM

Wednesdays, September 12 and October 10 8:45 AM-11:00 AM Location: Danville Senior Center, Conference Room


Health & Wellness/ Local Community Resources Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy...(continued...)

HICAP provides free and objective counseling and advocacy services to families who need assistance with Medicare enrollment and with issues involving Medicare and associated insurance programs. Appointments are available the 2nd Wednesdays and 4th Tuesdays of each month. For an appointment, call (925) 314-3490.

Local Community Resources Adult/Senior Resource Guide The Active Adult Resource Guide is available on the Town of Danville’s website www.danville.ca.gov, or call the Senior Services office to have a copy emailed or mailed to you (925) 314-3490.

Free Insurance Counseling

Danville Senior Citizens Club

Location: Danville Senior Center, Conference Room Volunteer Instructor: Leonard Bowe

9:45 AM-2:00 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall

Call Senior Services for a free, by-appointment-only session with a retired insurance agent. Leonard will help you with auto, homeowners, and life insurance, as well as any other general insurance questions you might have. For an appointment, call (925) 314-3490.

Bingo, Mah-Jongg, and free drop-in bridge lessons available 9:15 AM-11:30 AM. New members welcome. Membership fee: $15/year. Contact Patricia Graber at (925) 443-0268.

Personal Counseling Services

Fridays

By appointment only

By appointment only

Location: Danville Senior Center, Conference Room Discovery Counseling Center therapist, Dr. Fran Rapoport, is now available at the Danville Senior Center for individual and group counseling services. Confidentiality and privacy will be protected. A grant from the Chevron Corporation enables seniors to have initial sessions at no cost. For an appointment, please call Dr. Fran (925) 877-0505, extension 314.

Welcome to Medicare Seminar Saturday, September 8

Every Monday

Seniors Bridge 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Location: Town Meeting Hall Fee is $1 per person, per day. Call coordinators Flo Ahern (925) 831-2171 or Bill Iles (925) 216-1203 for reservations or email williamiles@comcast.net. Experienced players only please.

Upcoming Special Events

10:00 AM-12:30 PM Location: Town Meeting Hall, Auditorium

Dance and Dessert Social

Saturday, October 13

6:30 PM-9:00 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall

10:00 AM-12:30 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Contra Costa County Staff or HICAP Counselors A workshop for those new to Medicare. You will learn about Parts A, B, C & D and the benefits they offer. You will learn ways to supplement Medicare using a Medicare Advantage plan and how to select a part D. Extensive materials provided. Registration Required. Fees: FREE

Friday, August 10

Bocce and BBQ

Friday, September 7

10:00 AM-1:00 PM Location: Sycamore Valley Park, Bocce 1

Dance and Dessert Social Friday, October 12

6:30 PM-9:00 PM Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall

www.danville.ca.gov

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Town of Danville Senior Services 420 Front Street Danville, CA 94526

PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID Danville, CA Permit No. 253

Visit the Town of Danville on the Web: www.danville.ca.gov Danville Senior Services (925) 314-3490 Registration: August 15, Residents; August 17, Non-residents Silver Streak Distribution The Town of Danville mails the bi-monthly Silver Streak newsletter to Danville residents only within the Town boundaries. However, Non-Residents are encouraged to view or download the Silver Streak online at www.danville.ca.gov or view a copy at any Town Office location.

Legal Holidays Observed; classes will not take place on the following date: Labor Day – Monday, September 3, 2012

Silver Screen Movies Location: Village Theatre

No Pre-Registration Required

Movies are shown every Friday at 1:30 PM at the Village Theatre. Licensing restrictions prohibit publishing the titles of scheduled movies. Please contact Senior Services at (925) 314-3490 to get a list of scheduled movies. September 14

October 19

No Movie - September 28

September 21

October 26

No Movie - October 12

October 5

No Movie - September 7

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Danville Senior Services (925) 314-3490


Registration Form—September/October 2012 Registration Dates: August 15(Residents) August 17 (Non-Residents) INSTRUCTIONS: To register, check the Register box next to each activity in which you would like to participate and the initials of the person registering. For trips please rank your trip choice from 1 (most desired) to 6 (least desired). You will receive a receipt in the mail confirming that you have been registered for the activities you selected. R = fee for Danville residents; NR = fee for non-residents. Priority (1-6)

Participant Initials

SENIOR SNEAKER TRIPS

Date

Time (approximate)

Fee

Rank Trip choices using “1” as first choice through 6 for last choice in the Priority Column

Register (X)

Register (X)

Participant Initials

Participant Initials

Mumm’s Tasting/Napa Barcode: 27845

Wednesday September 12

8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

R $77 NR $92

Bay Model/Sausalito Barcode: 27846

Wednesday September 19

8:15a.m.-4:00p.m.

R $33 NR $40

Sierra Nevada Railroad Barcode: 27847

Thursday September 27

8:30a.m.-4:00p.m.

R $77 NR $92

Walking Tour of Nob Hill Barcode: 27848

Wednesday October 3

8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

R $45 NR $54

Fleet Week Cruise Barcode: 27849

Friday October 5

11:00a.m-6:30p.m.

R $102 NR $122

Monterey Bay Aquarium Barcode: 27850

Tuesday October 16

8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

R $62 NR $75

SPECIAL EVENTS

Date

Time (approximate)

Fee

Dance and Dessert Social Barcode: 26987

Friday August 10

6:30p.m.-9:00p.m.

R $5 NR $6

Bocce and BBQ Barcode: 27736

Friday September 7

10:00a.m.-1:30p.m.

R $8 NR $10

Dance and Dessert Social Barcode: 26989

Friday October 12

6:30p.m.-9:00p.m.

R $5 NR $6

BUZZ SESSIONS & OLLI

Date

Time (approximate)

Fee

Resources for Seniors Barcode: 27782

Tuesday September 11

9:30a.m.-11:00a.m.

Free

Using Your Own Power to Heal Barcode: 27783

Tuesday September 18

9:30a.m.-10:30a.m.

Free

Fly Fishing 101 Barcode: 27784

Tuesday, September 25

9:00a.m.-10:00a.m.

Free

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Medicare Barcode: 27786

Tuesday October 2

9:30a.m.-11:00a.m.

Free

Eat Smart and Strong Barcode: 27785

Tuesday October 9

10:00a.m.-11:00a.m.

Free

Will My Kids Ever Grow Up Barcode: 27787

Tuesday, October 23

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Free

OLLI Lecture: In God We Trust Barcode: 27770

Tuesday, September 18

1:30p.m.-3:00p.m.

R $5 NR $6

OLLI Lecture: American Musical as Social Conscience Barcode: 27771

Tuesday, October 16

1:30p.m.-3:00p.m.

R $5 NR $6

TOTAL FEES

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Register (X)

Participant Initials

CLASSES/ACTIVITIES

Date

Time (approximate)

Fee

AARP Driver Refresher Course Barcode: 24524

Friday September 7

9:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

See Registration info.

Are the Foods you Eat Making You Sick? Barcode: 27723

Thursday 10/4

6:30p.m.-7:30p.m.

R $5 NR $6

Registration for Bocce is limited to one class per newsletter. Number them in order of priority by listing 1 and 2 Bocce Barcode: 27897

Wednesdays, 9/5-10/24

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

R $20 NR $24

Bocce Barcode: 27899

Thursdays, 9/6-10/25

9:30 a.m.-1130 a.m.

R $20 NR $24

Bridge Basics I Barcode: 27725

Wednesdays 9/12-10/24

10:00a.m.-12p.m.

R $100 N $120

Chess for Grandparents Barcode: 27651

Mondays 9/24-10/29

10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

R $60 NR $72

Chinese for Travelers Barcode: 27851

Saturdays 9/8-10/27

10:00a.m.-11:00a.m.

R $40 NR $48

Cooking Demo-Appetizers for the Holidays Barcode: 27712

Friday October 12

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

R $3 NR $4

Dancercise Barcode: 27854

Wednesdays, 9/5-10/31

10:50 a.m.-11:40 a.m.

Free

Demystifying Cholesterol Barcode: 27721

Tuesday 9/18

6:30p.m.-7:30p.m.

R $5 NR $6

Eat and Eliminate Pain—Cooking Class Barcode: 27711

Tuesday 10/23

11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

R$30 NR $36

Forever Fit Barcode: 27745

Thursdays 9/6-10/25

9:30a.m.-10:30a.m.

R $70 NR $84

Introduction to Hawk Watching Barcode:27863

Fridays 10/5-10/12

9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

R $60 NR $72

Is Your Health Stressing You Out? Barcode: 27722

Tuesday 9/25

6:30p.m.-7:30p.m.

R $5 NR $6

Jackie Sorensen’s Aerobic Dancing Barcode: 27741

Mondays 9/10-10/29

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

R $48 NR $57

Jackie Sorensen’s Aerobic Dancing Barcode: 27742

Wednesdays 9/12-10/31

5:30p.m.-6:30p.m.

R $48 NR $57

Line Dance Intermediate Barcode: 27730

Tuesdays 9/4-10/23

6:30p.m.-8:00p.m.

R $21 NR $25

Line Dance High Beginner Barcode: 27732

Thursdays 9/6-10/25

10:00a.m.-11:15a.m.

R $21 NR $25

TOTAL FEES

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Register (X)

Participant Initials

CLASSES/ACTIVITIES (cont.)

Date

Time (approximate)

Fee

Line Dance Intermediate Barcode: 27733

Thursdays 9/6-10/25

11:30a.m.-1:00p.m.

R $21 NR $25

Luk Tung Kuen Barcode: 27853

Wednesdays, 9/5-10/31

10:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m.

Free

Multi Cultural Dance Barcode: 27855

Wednesdays 9/5-10/31

11:45a.m.-12:35p.m.

Free

Reduce Pain and Inflammation without Drugs Barcode: 27743

Thursday 10/25

6:30p.m.-7:30p.m.

R $5 NR $6

Scrabble, Fun With Words Bar Code: 27820

Mondays 9/10-10/8

12:30p.m.-3:00p.m.

Free

Senior Stretching Barcode: 27749

Wednesdays, 9/5-10/24

2:30-p.m.-3:30p.m.

R $25 NR $30

Sit to Get Fit Barcode: 27744

Mondays, 9/17-10/22

9:30a.m.-10:30a.m.

R $60 NR $ 72

“So I Bought This New Camera” Barcode: 27901

Mondays, 9/5-9/19

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

R $50 NR $60

Spanish Conversation Barcode: 27653

Mondays 9/10-10/29

11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

R $40 NR $48

Tai Chi Barcode: 27852

Wednesdays, 9/5-10/31

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Free

The Film Salon Barcode: 27655

Wednesdays, 9/5-10/31

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

R $40 NR $48

Want to Eat Healthy, But Don’t Know Where to Start? Barcode: 27719

Thursday 9/6

6:30p.m.-7:30p.m.

R $5 NR $6

Yoga Barcode: 27747

Mondays, 9/10-12/17

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

R $133 NR $160

Yoga Barcode: 27748

Mondays, 9/10-12/17

12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

R 133 NR $160

Yoga Barcode: 27746

Wednesdays, 9/12-12/19

8:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

R $143 NR $171

Zumba - Mondays Barcode: 26937

Mondays, 9/10-10/29

4:10 p.m.-5:10 p.m.

R $20 NR $24

Zumba Gold - Wednesdays Barcode: 26938

Wednesdays, 9/5-10/24

6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

R $20 NR $24

TOTAL FEES

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Register (X)

Participant Initials

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Date

Time (approximate)

Fee

Welcome to Medicare Barcodes: 27832, 27833

Saturday, 9/8, 10/13

10:00 a.m.–12:30p.m.

Free

TOTAL FEES

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TOTAL FEES : $ Mail or drop off your registration form to the Danville Senior Center or the Community Center. All resident registrations received by August 14 at 5:00p.m. will be processed beginning Wednesday, August 15 with no priority given. Non-resident registration will begin on Friday, August 17. Phone and walk-in registration will begin on Monday, August 20. To register by phone, please contact the Danville Senior Center (925)314-3490. Senior Sneaker trips will meet at the Danville Park and Ride lot. Please note times listed for each Senior Sneaker trip are approximate. Staff will mail out a detailed checklist approximately one week before the trip with exact meeting time. Senior Bocce Registration: Due to the popularity of the Senior Bocce program, registration is limited to one class per newsletter. Rank your choice by listing 1 and 2. Senior Sneaker Trip Refund Policy: When registration falls below the minimum enrollment required, it may be necessary to cancel a trip. At the time of cancellation, the Town will initiate a full refund. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for refunds to be processed. Withdrawal and refund requests must be submitted five working days prior to the trip. You may elect to receive a full credit on your account or a refund with a $20 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be given for trips designated . Senior Sneaker Trip Registration Priority: Due to the high demand of the Senior Sneaker program, seniors will be limited to registering for two trips per month, or a total of four per issue of the Silver Streak newsletter. When choosing your trips, please number them in order of priority. In Case of Emergency: Please call Senior Services to verify that your emergency contact information is current. Since prompt medical care is crucial in an emergency, the Town would like to ensure we have the most current information for each participant. If you wish to register by mail, complete the form and mail with payment to: Danville Senior Center Attn: Class Registrations, 115 E. Prospect Avenue, Danville, CA 94526. Checks payable to “Town of Danville” (Circle One): Check Cash (exact amount) MasterCard Visa AMEX Name (s):

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Danville Silver Streak Newsletter September October 2012  

Town of Danville Silver Streak Newsletter September October 2012

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