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Registration Dates: (925) 314-3490

February 12 - Residents February 14 - Non-Residents

Senior Issues 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.

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April 23 October 22 July 23 Mark your calendars! Lend a Hand Volunteers 2013

11th Annual Senior Lend-A-Hand Day Saturday, April 26, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The Town of Danville, along with an estimated 200 volunteers from the community, are joining forces to provide senior citizens with no-cost yard cleanup. Individuals who would like to have help with their yard work should contact the Senior Center at 314-3490 or email to request an application. Individuals who want to volunteer for a work crew should sign up on our volunteer website:

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Danville Senior Center

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The Taste and Toast of France, the first in a series, enjoyed overwhelming success. Mark your calendars for the Taste and Toast of Ireland on Thursday, March 13 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. The Taste and Toast series is co-sponsored by Emeritus Barrington Court and Emeritus Diablo Lodge. For more information, turn to page 11.


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Senior Sneakers Trips ACTIVITY LEVELS 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. All trips depart from the Danville Park and Ride. 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. Please note: Times listed for trips are approximate.

March/April Trips Underground Tour and Museum, Sacramento Tuesday, March 4, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Walk in the footsteps of John Sutter Jr., Leland Stanford and Sam Brannan. Travel through a living Gold Rush-era time capsule and hear the staggering successes and heartbreaking struggles of Sacramento’s early pioneers. This fun and educational experience will uncover evidence of the city’s successful attempts to raise its streets, including historic buildings and basements, exposed retaining walls, dipping alleyways, and underground hollow sidewalks. This ½ mile onehour guided walking tour has uneven surfaces and low ceilings. A ½ hour self-guided tour of the Sacramento History Museum and lunch at Ten 22 is included in the price. Fees: $76(R) $91(NR). Activity Level: 4

Bouquets of Art Exhibit, de Young Museum Tuesday, March 18, 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This year’s presentation of the spectacular design showcase Bouquets of Art marks 30 years of this enchanting annual springtime tradition, when gifted floral designers bring their imaginative interpretations to works in the de Young’s permanent collection.


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Bouquets of Art Exhibit (continued...) The designs can be quirky or simply beautiful, always captivating. Enjoy lunch on your own in the café, and then explore the lovely works of art. Lunch is not included in price of trip. Fees: $58(R) $69(NR). Activity Level: 3

Cache Creek Casino Thursday, March 27, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Spring has sprung so let’s have some fun and try your luck at Cache Creek Casino. A player bonus will be distributed to players upon arrival at Cache Creek. You will have 5 hours to play, play, and play! Bring money for gambling and lunch. Fees: $35(R) $42(NR). Activity Level: 2

Mamma Mia, Orpheum Theatre Wednesday, April 2, 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The award winning musical is back! A mother and her daughter and three possible dads. A walk down the aisle you’ll never forget. Unforgettable music! You know you want to see it again! Based on songs of ABBA, composed by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, it’s an example of a jukebox musical. Show lasts 2 ½ hours with a 15 minute break. Lunch prior to show included in price. Fees: $109(R) $130(NR). Activity Level: 3

Senior Sneakers Trips / Buzz Sessions Governor’s Mansion/Capitol Tour, Sacramento Wednesday, April 16, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Two private families and thirteen Governors resided in this historical mansion between 1877 and 1967. This mansion is unusual because it is not a replica or a restoration. It stands much the same as it did when vacated by the Reagans in 1967. The mansion features marble fireplaces from Italy, gold framed mirrors from France and exquisitely handcrafted hinges and doorknobs all of which are reminders of the Victorian era. After lunch, we will take a docent-led tour of the Capitol. Weather permitting we will be able to visit the Capitol gardens. We will have lunch at Lucca’s (included in price). Extensive walking and steps. Fees: $71(R) $85(NR). Activity Level: 4/5

Ruth Bancroft Garden Tour Wednesday, April 30, 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Visit the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek for a tour of this drought tolerant garden. Planted by Ruth Bancroft in 1972, the garden is home to an impressive collection of aloes, agaves, yuccas, and echeverias. After the tour, there will be a lecture on creating container gardens with succulent plants with plenty of time for questions during and after the demonstration. Lunch (included in trip price) will be catered and served under pop-up tents on the grounds of the Garden. Fees: $53(R) $63(NR). Activity Level: 3

Buzz Sessions What’s the Buzz on topics and issues facing today’s older adults? Join us to talk to 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@ if you have any suggestions or would like to offer a buzz session!

Food for Thought: Maintaining a Healthy Brain as You Age Tuesday, March 4, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Presenter: Kathy Napoli, R.D.

Do you want to maintain a healthy brain as you age? Discover how the right nutrition and lifestyle habits can cut your risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia in half; according to recent research. There are specific “smart” foods that you can add to your daily eating regime to help you stay sharp, focused and joyful.

Internment Planning Tuesday, March 11, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Presenter: Deanna Moser, Family Service Director, Graham Hitch Memorial Center

This helpful session will address many questions and topics: cemetery and funeral benefits for veterans and their spouse, and advantages of advance funeral planning.

Telecommunications Program Tuesday, March 18, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Presenter: Crystal Lin

The primary goal of the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) is to provide specialized telephone equipment and services to Californians who may have difficulty using a standard telephone. CTAP phones make it easier for these individuals to connect with friends and family, conduct business and access medical and safety services. Camron Stanford House Tour


Buzz Sessions/Classes How to Sell Your Stuff!

Life Stories

Tuesday March 25, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, April 22, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Presenter: Linda Stolow

Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Presenter: Fran Rapoport, Discovery Counseling Center

Is it time to clean out the extras that you’ve accumulated and no longer need? Learn how to sell on Craigslist, at our local Auction House, or at a garage sale. Find out how to get cash for your stash and get more space when you are no longer storing unwanted stuff.

Life may deal you cards that require a lot of patience and skill to overcome. What helped you and what hindered you in dealing with the hand you were dealt? We will ponder our similarities and perhaps share some stories.

Navigating Facebook

Endurance Strength and Balance

Tuesday, April 1, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, April 29, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Presenter: Gloria Touchet, Sales Director, Byron Park Senior Living Community

Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Presenter: Kaylynn Schreve, Well Spring Fitness and Balance Training

Getting plugged in and learning how to really stay connected with family and friends on Facebook is easy. This class is for all levels. You are welcome to bring your laptop, smartphone or tablet. This class will teach you how to create an account, find family and friends, share your status, “What you’re doing today”, post pictures… keeping you instantly connected.

Research has shown that older adults can improve their strength, balance & flexibility well into their 90’s. Improve your confidence & improve vigor in your daily routine. This class will teach safe exercise techniques to improve your flexibility, coordination, strengthen your whole body and reduce your risk for falls.

Downsizing 101, Part 2 Tuesday, April 8, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Presenter: Sue Smith, Realtor

Sue Smith, brings two presenters who have helped her senior clients decide what to do with the “stuff ” accumulated over the years when they move. Auction House will tell you what will bring you money and Junk Pros takes everything else and will let you know how they distribute it. Not to be missed.

Preventing Identity Theft Tuesday, April 15, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Presenter: Carol Burroughs, Crime Prevention Specialist, Danville Police Department

This presentation will cover information on the most common ways that identity theft happens, discuss ways to prevent identity theft, how that information is commonly used and finally, what to do, if it happens to you. Reference information will be provided as well as time for questions.

Danville Senior Book Club 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Art Room

Join friends each month as they discuss the preselected books listed below. Participants are responsible for obtaining and reading their own book and should read it prior to attending the discussion. Fees: Free.

MARCH BOOK The Light in the Ruins By Chris Bohjalian

Set in war-ravaged Tuscany, this novel follows the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage who believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. In 1955, the Rosatis are targeted by a serial killer and a French investigator must dig into past events to solve a modern mystery. (Meets March 11).

APRIL BOOK Defending Jacob By William Landay

Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in


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Classes Book Club (continued...) his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. (Meets April 8).

(classes listed alphabetically) Bridge Basics II Wednesday, March 5-April 23, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Instructor: Michael Gosnell

Competitive bidding and basic convention. This class is for those who know the fundamentals of bidding and play. It is also an excellent introduction to duplicate bridge. Fees: $100(R) $120(NR).

ACBL Bridge (Intermediate) Friday, March 7-April 25, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: David Sterling

ACBL Bridge

Classes AARP Smart Driver Course (Refresher) Thursday, March 6, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Location: Oak Hill Park Community Center 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 on today’s fast-moving highways and includes an auto insurance discount certificate. Instructor will collect checks made payable to AARP at beginning of class. Fees: $15 AARP members, $20 non-members. Note: instructor cannot accept cash.

Bridge Basics I Wednesday, March 5-April 23, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Instructors: Michael Gosnell

Learn one of the greatest games there is! We will go over hand evaluation, opening bid and responses, along with the basics of declarer play and defense. No experience required. Fees: $100(R) $120(NR). $12 class book fee is due to instructor first day of class.

Friday morning play is limited to players with less than 750 Master Points. Join a friendly and fun game with your favorite partner. Pre-registration advised. Call David at (925) 683-1083 for available partners (not guaranteed). David Sterling is a certified ACBL director. Fees: $6 per-day(R) $7 per-day (NR).

Cane Do Tuesday, March 4-April 29, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall Instructor: Bob Worthington

We’re still here and looking for folks who want stability and physical independence. This is a continuing senior exercise class for 55+ who are young in spirit and would like to try something new and stay fit at the same time. Low impact training on how to use a walking stick to defend yourself. Stand tall, walk proud, it’s easier than you think. Fees: $65(R) $79(NR).

(New!) Clean Gut Program and Support Group Tuesday, March 11-April 15, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Suzanne Aziz, Nutritional Educator and Holistic Chef

Course includes recipes, healthy snacks, success strategies, and group support. This program repairs digestion, removes inflammatory foods from your diet, balances hormones, and improves mood and sleep. A must for cancer survivors. Read, Clean Gut by Alejandro Junger, and purchase the recommended supplements before the class starts. Call Suzanne, at (925) 518-3436, for more information. Fees: $150(R) $180(NR).



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Conversational Chinese for Travelers Saturday, March 1-April 19, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Instructor: Yan Lais

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: $40(R) $48(NR).

(New!) Cooking with James Thursday, March 6, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: James Donnelly

After traveling the world, visiting over 30 countries and living in seven countries on four continents he learned a bit about the local food. In his first cooking demo, James will share his version of Cashew Chicken. Fees: $4(R) $5(NR).

(New!) Cooking-Healthy with Suzanne Simple Snack Class Thursday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Suzanne Aziz, Nutritional Educator and Holistic Chef

Cooking-Healthy Delicious Salads (continued...) to make Suzanne’s cabbage crunch: cabbage slaw with macadamia nuts and blood orange vinaigrette; beet salad or greens with pomegranate and vinaigrette; Moroccan quinoa with minty dressing; mixed green salad with smoky shitake (fakeon) and raw ranch dressing. Bring your chef knife, this is a hands-on class. Fees: $50(R) $60(NR). $10 supply fee due to instructor at the beginning of class.

Dancercise Wednesday, March 5-April 30, 10:50 a.m.-11:40 a.m. 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: $8(R) $10(NR).

(New!) Social Dance

Wednesday, March 5-April 30, 11:45 a.m.-12:35 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructors: Jimmy Quan, Lisa Cordis

This class was previously called Basic Ballroom Dance. Learn a variety of dance steps in a fun, relaxed setting. No partner required. Fees $8(R) $10(N).

Game Day

Learn to make easy, healthy snacks using organic ingredients. All recipes are gluten and dairy free, vegan and low on the glycemic index. Great for diabetics, heart patients or anyone that wants to make healthy choices. We will be making veggie pate with sprouted sunflower seeds, cashew curry onion dip, avocado dip, and nut and seed brittle. Bring your chef knife; this is a hands on class. Fees: $50(R) $60(NR). $10 supply fee due to instructor at the beginning of class.

Friday, March 7-April 25, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

(New!) Cooking-Healthy with Suzanne Delicious Salads

Location: Danville Senior Center, Rooms A&B Instructor: Amy Puccinelli

Thursday, April 3, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Suzanne Aziz, Nutritional Educator and Holistic Chef

These organic salads are tasty! All recipes are dairy and gluten free and vegan. Great for parties and entertaining. These recipes are a must have in your collection. Learn


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Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall

Games, games, games galore at the Senior Center. Play your favorite board games, card and dominoes. You name it, we’ve got it. Bring your friends for a morning of fun. Fees: Free. No registration required.

Gentle Stretch Monday, March 3-April 28, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 5-April 30, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m

No need to be stretched to your limits. Treat your body to healthy stretching that elongates muscles, aligns joints and improves flexibility, balance and core condition. Bring a mat to class and a dish-size towel. Fees: Monday-8 classes, $40(R) $48(NR). Wednesday-8 classes, $40(R) $48(NR). No class 4/21, 4/23.


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Guitar (Beginning)

Line Dance (Beginner/High Beginner)

Monday, March 3-April 21, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 20-April 24, 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Instructor: Laurie Ballard

Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructors: Joyce Lee and Minnie Choi

It’s never too late to learn an instrument. Now that you have the time, why not learn to play the guitar? No musical experience required. Singing is optional, although a guitar is a must. Come have fun and let’s play music! Fees: $80(R) $96(NR).

A fun, healthy, social workout. Current choreographies will be taught to the rhythmic tunes of Rumba, Cha Cha, NC2 step, Waltz, Tango, Swing, etc. Each dance is repeated until everyone is comfortable with the dance. 6 classes. Fees: $18(R) $21(NR). 3/20 class held in Town Meeting Hall.

Line Dance (Easy/Intermediate) Thursday, March 20-April 24, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructors: Joyce Lee and Minnie Choi

A fun, healthy, social workout. Current choreographies will be taught to the rhythmic tunes of Rumba, Cha Cha, NC2 step, Waltz, Tango, Swing, etc. Line Dance experience preferred. Should be familiar with terminology, count and basic steps. This class will learn 32 to 64-count step dances. 6 classes. Fees: $18(R) $21(NR). 3/20 class held in Town Meeting Hall.

Luk Tung Kuen Wednesday, March 5-April 30, 10:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. Friday Game Day

Jacki Sorenson’s Aerobic Dancing Monday, March 3-April 21, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5-April 23, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Lorie McGuinness

Jacki Sorensen’s Aerobic Dancing is a dance fitness class for the non-dancer that provides a total body workout (strength, flexibility, and endurance) in a safely choreographed format suitable for all ages and active seniors. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and bring a floor mat. Handheld, 2-4 lbs. weights are recommended but not required. Note: class is designed to meet Monday and Wednesday. For one day only option, register for either the Monday or Wednesday session. Fees: Mon/ Wed-$112(R) $134(NR). Monday-$64(R) $76(NR). Wednesday-$64(R) $76(NR).

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: $8(R) $10(NR).

Using Poles for Mobility and Basic Walking Tuesday, April 8, 1:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Jayah Faye Paley

Learn how to engage the whole body, help reduce knee stress and prolong agility with hiking poles. Easyto-learn hiking pole techniques improve performance, endurance and confidence for people with mobility issues. Discover which poles fit you best and learn how to strengthen core muscles, which helps to preserve your joints! The instructor will provide quality poles for this workshop. Fees: $28(R) $33(NR).


Classes (classes listed alphabetically) Sit to Get Fit (continued...) to practice some balance. Modifications will be offered. Remember, a body in motion is what matters most. Fees: $80(R) $96(NR). No class 4/21.

(New!) Spanish-Beginning Monday, March 3-April 28, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Instructor: Marta Castaneda

Sit to Get Fit Class

Scrabble-Fun with Words! Tuesday, March 4-April 22, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Art Room Instructor: Linda Stolow-Sterling

This class is for students with no knowledge of Spanish. Learn the basics including vocabulary, grammar and conversational Spanish. Fees: $40(R) $48(NR). $5 supply book fee due at the beginning of first class.

Spanish Conversation

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. Please attend first class. Fees: $8(R) $10(NR).

Monday, March 3-April 28, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Senior Stretching

Tai Chi

Friday, March 7-April 25, 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Wednesday, March 5-April 30, 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m.

Location: Danville Senior Center, Rooms B&C Instructor: Sylvia Rodriguez

Location: Town Meeting Hall Instructor: Sulina Lai

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. Please bring a mat to class. Fees: $25(R) $30(NR).

Learn a popular cultural exercise with body movement, balance control, muscle coordination and stretches. Fees: $8(R) $10(NR).

Singing Group Thursday, March 6-April 24, 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room

Do you love to sing? Stop by and check out our new informal singing group and bring your favorite music. Fees: Free.

Sit to Get Fit Monday, March 3-April 28, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Instructor: Amy Puccinelli

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Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Instructor: Marta Castaneda

This class is for students with some knowledge of Spanish. We will continue learning vocabulary, grammar and conversational Spanish. Fees: $40(R) $48(NR).

Ukulele for Beginners Tuesday, March 4-April 22, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Instructor: Laurie Ballard

The ukulele is a cinch to learn, fun to play and easy to carry around. Open to all levels from beginner to advanced. Learn how to tune the ukulele, chords and strumming techniques, sing-a-long tunes, and how to play in a group. Ukuleles are required for the class. Laurie Ballard is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and professional ukulele instructor. Call Laurie at (925)705- 0173 for questions on purchasing a ukulele. Fees: $80(R) $96(NR).

Kamanawanaplaya Ukulele Club Tuesday, March 4-April 22, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Instructor: Laurie Ballard

Classes/Enrichment Programs Ukulele Club (continued...) If you can play three chords on the uke, you can be in this amazingly fun club. If you are brave enough to sing, even better. Not ready yet? Sign up for the Beginning Ukulele class. Fees: $40(R) $48(NR).

Writers Group Thursday, March 6-April 24, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting Room Instructor: Laurie Ballard

Have you been thinking of writing a memoir, poetry, short story, journaling or a novel? This class is what you need! We will discuss writing styles, techniques, and share ideas. Fees: $40(R) $48(NR).

Yoga Monday, March 3-April 28 (9 classes) 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Location: Danville Community Center, Valley Oak Room

12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall

Wednesday, March 5-April 30 (9 classes) 8:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. 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-$86(R) $103(NR). Wednesdays-$86(R) $103(NR). 4/14 Monday a.m. class held in Town Meeting Hall.

Enrichment Programs One-on-One Computer Tutoring Location: Danville Senior Center, Conference Room

Bring your e-mail address and password login information for all e-mail instruction. Schedule an appointment by calling (925) 314-3490. Pre-registration required at least a week in advance. Fees: $2/per tutoring appointment. PC Users Tuesday appointments: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Friday appointments: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Volunteer Instructors: Scott Nelson (Tuesdays), Chuck Bieneman & Scott Nelson (alternating Thursdays)

Questions on XP, VISTA, System 7 Operating Systems, Word, Basic PowerPoint and Excel, 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. Students may bring their own laptop or a laptop with Windows XP will be provided. Apple MAC Users Friday appointments: 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. 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.

Zumba for Seniors Monday, March 3-April 28 (9 classes) 4:10 p.m.-5:10 p.m. Thursday, March 6-April 24 (8 classes) 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Parandise 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: Monday-$63(R) $76(NR). Thursday-$56(R) $67(NR).

Hawaiian Holiday Luncheon 2013


Health & Wellness Health & Wellness Programs

Insurance Counseling

Blood Pressure Screening

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

1 and 3 Mondays, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. st


Location: Danville Senior Center, Conference Room

Seniors can drop in for a free blood-pressure screening provided by John Muir Senior Services. No appointments necessary. Fees: Free.

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program. (HICAP) for Medicare Beneficiaries and their Families Tuesday, March 25, April 22 1:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Wednesdays, March 12, April 9 8:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Conference Room

HICAP provides free and objective counseling and advocacy services for Medicare enrollment and with issues involving Medicare and associated insurance programs. Appointments: 2nd Wednesdays and 4th Tuesdays of each month. For an appointment, call (925) 314-3490. Fees: Free.

Hearing Screenings Location: Danville Senior Center

If you are experiencing hearing difficulty and aren’t wearing hearing aids, Dr. Mimi Salamat will perform a hearing screening and will talk to you about effective communication techniques. Call (925)314-3490 to make an appointment. Fees: Free.

Hiking Club 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. Hikes are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Meets at 8:45 a.m. and returns about 1:00 p.m. Contact Senior Services at (925) 314-3490 or email to join. Fees: Free.


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By appointment only: (925) 314-3490

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. Fees: 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. Next appointment date: March 31. Fees: Free.

Personal Counseling Services Location: Danville Senior Center, Conference Room

Discovery Counseling Center therapist, Dr. Fran Rapoport, is available 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, call Dr. Fran (925) 837-0505, ext. 314.

Welcome to Medicare Seminar Saturday, March 8 and April 12 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Instructor: Contra Costa County Staff/HICAP Counselors

A workshop for those new to Medicare. You will learn about Parts A, B, C & D and the benefits they offer. Learn ways to supplement Medicare using a Medigap or Medicare Advantage Plan and how to select a Part D Prescription Drug Plan. Extensive materials provided. Registration required. Please sign up for only one session. Fees: Free.

Local Resources/Special Events Special Events (continued from Page 1) Taste and Toast of Ireland Thursday, March 13, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall

The Taste and Toast series highlights different regions around the globe. Our program is a stimulating and fun event for adults to experience and enjoy our world. So, practice your Irish brogue, sample some brew, and that’s no blarney! Embrace your Celtic spirit and help celebrate the Emerald Isle! Fees: $5(R) $6(NR) $8 at the door.

Luck of the Irish Luncheon Thursday, March 20, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall

Taste and Toast of France

Local Community Resources Adult/Senior Resource Guide The Active Adult Resource Guide is available on the Town of Danville’s website, or you may pick up a copy at the Senior Center.

Danville Senior Citizens Club Mondays, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall

Mah-Jongg, and free drop-in bridge lessons available 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Bingo 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. New members welcome. Membership fee: $15/year. Contact Patricia Graber at (925) 443-0268.

Seniors Bridge Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall Fees: $2 per person, per day

Join us for a wee bit of fun and a traditional Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage. Live music will be provided by John Archimede. Wear your green and bring your favorite song requests. Fees: $12(R) $14(NR).

Senior Spotlight AARP Tax Service FREE TAX PREPARATION for the 2014 tax season will again be offered by Tax-Aide’s AARP sponsored program providing IRS certified tax counselors for Danville residents. Tax-Aide does not specify an income limit, but the service targets low and moderate income taxpayers of any age with special attention given to seniors 60 plus. The tax preparation service will be available at the St. Isidore Ministry Center, every Thursday starting February 9th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The site also accepts walk-ins. Please call (925) 480-7202 for information or to make an appointment.

Call coordinators Flo Ahern at (925) 831-2171 or Bill Iles at (925) 216-1203 for reservations or email Experienced players only please.



Town of Danville Senior Services 115 E. Prospect Avenue Danville, CA 94526


Visit the Town of Danville Online: Danville Senior Services (925) 314-3490 Registration: February 12 – Residents, February 14 – Non-Residents View or download the Silver Streak online at or view a copy at any Town Office location.

Silver Streak Distribution The Town of Danville will continue mailing the bi-monthly Silver Streak newsletter to Danville residents within the Town boundaries. Non-residents are encouraged to view or download the Silver Streak online at or view a copy at any Town Office location.

Silver Screen Movies Location: Village Theatre Fees: FREE Movies are shown on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. Please contact Senior Services at (925) 314-3490 to get a list of scheduled movies. Pre-registration not required. Movie Dates: 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/25. No Movies On: 3/7, 3/14, 4/11, 4/18.


Danville Senior Services (925) 314-3490

Coming to the Village Theatre I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!, Tri-Valley Repertory Theater March 1-March 16, 2014 Ruddigore,Role Players Ensemble April 18-May 10, 2014 Artful Women: 7 Voices in Fiber, Art Gallery Exhibit March 7-April 26, 2014

Registration Form—March/April 2014 Registration Dates: February 12 (Residents) February 14 (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.

NOTE: Information on refunds/cancellations/withdrawals and make-up classes are on page 4 Priority Participant (1-6) Initials



Time (approximate)


Rank Trip choices using “1” as first choice through 6 for last choice in the Priority Column Sacramento Underground Tour and Museum Barcode: 36659 Bouquets of Art Exhibit, de Young Barcode: 36656 Cache Creek Casino Barcode: 36657 Mamma Mia, Orpheum Theatre Barcode: 36661 Sacramento Governor’s Mansion and Capitol Tour Barcode: 36658 Ruth Bancroft Garden Tour Barcode: 36653 Register Participant Initials (X)

Register Participant (X) Initials

Tuesday March 4 Tuesday March 18 Thursday March 27 Wednesday April 2

R $76 NR $91


R $58 NR $69 R $35 NR $42 R $109 NR $130

10:30a.m.-4:00p.m. 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. 11:00a.m.-6:30p.m.

Wednesday April 16


R $71 NR $85

Wednesday April 30


R $53 NR $63



Time (approximate)


Taste and Toast of Ireland Barcode: 36585 Luck of the Irish Luncheon Barcode: 36586

Thursday March 13 Thursday March 20



Food for Thought Barcode: 36476 Internment Planning Barcode: 36477 Telecommunications Program Barcode: 36478 How to Sell Your Stuff! Barcode: 36475 Navigating Facebook Barcode: 36479 Downsizing 101, Part Two Barcode: 36480

Tuesday March 4 Tuesday March 11 Tuesday March 18 Tuesday March 25 Tuesday April 1 Tuesday April 8

Preventing Identity Theft Barcode: 36481

R $5 NR $6 At door $8 R $12 NR $14

7:00p.m.-8:30p.m. 12:00p.m.-1:30p.m. Time (approximate)














Tuesday April 15



Life Stories Barcode: 36482

Tuesday April 22



Endurance Strength and Balance Barcode: 36466

Tuesday April 29






Register Participant (X) Initials



Time (approximate)


AARP Smart Driver Course(Refresher) Barcode: 36603

Thursday March 6


See Registration info.

Bridge Basics I Barcode: 36574 Bridge Basics II Barcode: 36576 Cane Do Barcode: 36491

Wednesdays 3/5-4/23 Wednesdays 3/5-4/23 Tuesdays 3/4-4/29



R $100 NR $120 R $100 N $120 R $65 NR $79

Chinese Conversation Barcode: 36696

Saturdays 3/1-4/19


R $40 NR $48

Clean Gut Program Barcode: 36678

Tuesdays 3/11-4/15


R $150 NR $180

Cooking with James Barcode: 36671

Thursday March 6


R $4 NR $5

Dancercise Barcode: 36485

Wednesdays 3/5-4/30


Gentle Stretch Barcode: 36637

Mondays 3/3-4/28


R $8 NR $10 R $40 NR $48

Gentle Stretch Barcode: 36636

Wednesdays 3/5-4/30


R $40 NR $48

Guitar (Beginning) Barcode: 36698

Monday 3/3-4/21


Healthy Suzanne Simple Snacks Barcode: 36685

Thursday March 27


R $80 NR $96 R $50 NR $60

Healthy Suzanne Delicious Salads Barcode: 36686

Thursday April 3


R $50 NR $60

Jacki Sorensen’s Aerobic Dancing Barcode: 36645

Mon/Wed 3/3-4/23


R $112 NR $134

Jacki Sorensen’s Aerobic Dancing Barcode: 36646

Mondays 3/3-4/21


R $64 NR $76

Jacki Sorensen’s Aerobic Dancing Barcode: 36647

Wednesdays 3/5-4/23


R $64 NR $76

Line Dance-Beginner/High Beginner Barcode: 36494

Thursdays 3/20-4/24


R $18 NR $21

Line Dance- Intermediate Barcode: 36495

Thursdays 3/20-4/24


R $18 NR $21

Luk Tung Kuen Barcode: 36484

Wednesdays 3/5-4/30 Tuesday April 8


R $8 NR $10


R $28 NR $33

Poles for Mobility and Walking Barcode: 36693


Scrabble, Fun With Words Bar Code: 36687

Tuesdays 3/4-4/22


R $8 NR $10

Senior Stretching Barcode: 36672

Fridays 3/7-4/25


R $25 NR $30

Sit to Get Fit Barcode: 36634

Mondays 3/3-4/28


R $80 NR $96

Social Dancing Barcode: 36486

Wednesdays 3/5-4/30


R $8 NR $10




Register Participant (X) Initials

Register Participant (X) Initials



Time (approximate)


Spanish Conversation (Beginning) Barcode: 36674

Mondays 3/3-4/28


R $40 NR $48

Spanish Conversation (Intermediate) Barcode: 36675

Mondays 3/3-4/28


R $40 NR $48

Tai Chi Barcode: 36483

Wednesdays 3/5-4/30

9:00a.m. – 9:50a.m.

R $8 NR $10

Ukulele for Beginners Barcode: 36697

Tuesdays 3/4-4/22


R $80 NR $96

Kamanawanaplaya Ukulele Club Barcode: 36699

Tuesdays 3/4-4/22


R $40 NR $48

Writers Group Barcode: 36703

Thursdays 3/6-4/24


R $40 NR $48

Yoga Barcode: 36578

Mondays 3/3-4/28


R $86 NR $103

Yoga Barcode: 36579

Mondays 3/3-4/28


R $86 NR $103

Yoga Barcode: 36580

Wednesdays 3/5-4/30


R $86 NR $103

Zumba - Mondays Barcode: 36639

Mondays 3/3-4/28


R $63 NR $76

Zumba-Thursdays Barcode 36640

Thursdays 3/6-4/24


R $56 NR $67



Time (approximate)


Welcome to Medicare Barcode: 33923 Welcome to Medicare Barcode: 33924

Saturday March 8 Saturday April 12
















Senior Issues Sub-committee Meetings in 2014 Wednesday, April 23, July 23, Oct. 22 REGISTRATION INFORMATION Mail or drop off your registration form to the Danville Senior Center or the Danville Community Center. All resident registrations received by February 11 at 5:00p.m. will be processed beginning Wednesday, February 12 with no priority given. Non-resident registration will begin on Friday, February 14. Phone and walk-in registration will begin on Monday, February 17. To register by phone, please contact the Danville Senior Center (925)3143490. 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. Class Cancellation/Withdrawals Requests for withdrawal will be honored if requested no later than 5 business days prior to the first day of class. Requests made less than 5 business days prior to the first day of class must be submitted in writing and will be considered on an individual basis. A $20 processing fee will be charged for check refunds; a $5 processing fee for credit card refunds. Make-up Classes Whenever possible, make-up classes will be given on those occasions when inclement weather or instructor illness requires that a class be cancelled. No refunds (whole or partial) can be given for classes missed by the student. 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. Refunds will not be given for trips designated (no refund). 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 (Circle One): Check

Checks payable to: Town of Danville Cash (exact amount) MasterCard Visa


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March / April 2014 Silver Streak newsletter