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

The Veterans Memorial Building has been closed for renovations and all classes for seniors have been relocated to the Town Meeting Hall, Village Theatre, and the Danville and Oak Hill Park Community Centers. Please check the Silver Streak Newsletter for location changes for your favorite class, program or event. If you have any questions about the relocation of senior programs, contact Jane Laris, Program Supervisor at (925) 314-3465, or by email at Oak Hill Park 3005 Stone Valley Road

Community Center 420 Front Street

Town Meeting Hall 201 Front Street

Senior Services Sub-committee

New Art Instructor Senior Services is very excited to introduce art instructor, Amy Pennington. Beginning in September, Amy will be offering a senior art class. Amy has a BFA in Illustration and has been doing freelance artwork including sign painting, murals, sidewalk chalk paintings, and calligraphy. She has been teaching art to 1-5 graders for the Walnut Creek School District for the past ten years, and also teaches summer classes to middle school students. Her art projects include a wide variety of media and subject

Village Theatre & Art Gallery 233 Front Street

Do you have an idea for a new activity or an improved procedure for Senior Services? You may attend the following meeting to be heard by the decision makers.

October 27, 2010 4:00 p.m. matter, all of which can apply to all ages, and all abilities! If you are interested in finding out more information about her class, please refer to the Senior Art class description located under the classes section of the newsletter.

Town Meeting Hall Future meeting: January 26, 2011


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Local Spotlight


Book Club and Movies


Cooking Demo

Registration Form Classes

Creative Pursuits and Fun & Games

Health & Wellness

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Senior Sneakers Trips Explore, Learn and be Entertained! The Town of Danville’s Senior Sneakers program is a great way to make new friends and get out and around the greater Bay Area. There’s always something new to see and learn. Either way, you will have a great time. Mail or drop off your registration form to the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St., Danville, CA 94526. The Community Center is conveniently located adjacent to the Danville Library. Danville resident registrations submitted prior to the first day of registration will be entered on Wednesday, August 18, at 8:30 a.m., and non-resident registrations will be processed on Thursday, August 19, at 8:30 a.m. Trips will meet at the Danville Park & Ride (Sycamore Valley Exit) lot unless otherwise noted. Please note the times listed for each Senior Sneaker Trip are approximate. Staff will mail out a detailed checklist approximately one week before the trip. Refer to the Senior Sneaker checklist for the exact meeting time of the trip. If you sign up shortly before the day of the trip, please request this information from the registrar’s office (Community Center front desk) at the time of registration. Registration Priority Due to the high demand of the Town's 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. See registration form for additional information.


Each trip has an Activity Level. Plus, you must be able to walk six steep steps to board the bus. 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, give us a call at (925) 314-3490. Please let us know if you have any physical limitations prior to signing up for a trip so that we can accommodate your needs ahead of time.

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 at least five working days prior to the trip. You may elect to receive a credit on your account with no fees charged or a refund less a $20 cancellation fee. Refunds cannot be given for any reason for trips designated NON-REFUNDABLE..

Prices are subject to change due to enrollment changes.


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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.


In Case of Emergency:

Senior Sneakers Trips USS Hornet Aircraft Tour continued:

Trips for September & October

limited. Be prepared to climb ladders, and beware of low overheads and knee knockers (door thresholds). You will have time at the end of the tour to purchase souvenirs and gifts from the gift shop. Cost: $36 resident; $43 non-resident (nonrefundable). Price includes bus transportation, tour and lunch. Activity Level: 4-5

Napa Valley Wine Country Tour

Tuesday, September 28, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Join us for a unique trip by the Wine Country Tour Shuttle as we explore the Napa Valley and visit a few of its well known wineries. The day will be spent wine tasting and includes lunch at one of the wineries, all while taking in the magnificent fall colors!

de Young Museum-Birth of Impressionism Exhibit

Friday, September 3, 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The de Young museum in San Francisco is the only place in the world to present two consecutive special exhibitions from Musee d’Orsay in Paris. You will have access to nearly 100 magnificent works by famous masters from France dating from the mid to the late 19th century. From this era arose one of the most original and recognizable of all artistic styles, Impressionism. Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Sisley are showcased, with works dating from the 1860’s through the 1880’s and a selection of Degas’ paintings that depict the ballet, and life of the Belle Epoch. A boxed lunch will be provided by the museum cafe. The tour is divided into two groups of 20, each led by a docent. Cost: $55 resident; $66 non-resident (non-refundable). Price includes bus transportation, tour and lunch. Activity Level: 3-4

USS Hornet Aircraft Tour

Wednesday, September 8, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Come aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Hornet, a national treasure located at the formerAlameda Naval Air Station. A docent-led tour takes you throughout the historic aircraft where you will see exhibits of WWII, Vietnam and the Apollo moon mission. Walk through Officer’s Country, Crew’s Berthing, Medical Spaces, and Pilot Ready Rooms. The group will dine in the Wardroom or fantail for lunch. Because this is a live ship, wheel chair accessibility is extremely

Cost: $69 resident $83 non-resident (non-refundable). Price includes bus transportation, winery tours, lunch and gratuity. Wine tasting is not included in the registration cost. Please bring additional money for wine tasting. Activity Level: 2-3

Fleet Week Cruise

Friday, October 8, 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. The Senior Sneakers Fleet Week trip tradition continues! Join us aboard the “Celebrations of the Bay” for a preview of Fleet Week’s annual show. We will board the two-deck riverboat style vessel at 1:00 p.m. and enjoy a practice air show featuring the Blue Angels. This cruise will include BBQ buffet luncheon. Cost: $52 resident; $62 non-resident (nonrefundable). Price includes bus transportation, cruise and lunch. Activity Level: 1-2


More Senior Sneaker Trips on next page

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Senior Sneakers Trips & Buzz Sessions San Francisco Victorian Homes Tour Thursday, October 14, 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m.

Expert of San Francisco tour guides, Craig Smith, will lead the group on the “Painted Ladies�, San Francisco Victorian Tour. We will visit three of the best Victorian homes in San Francisco (Queen Anne Hotel, Shannon-Kavanaugh House, and Reutlinger House) that are open for private tours. Each house will offer a private tour given by the owner or resident of the house. From the comfort of our bus, we will see some of the finest neighborhoods and see the best examples of Victorian architecture. Lunch will be at the new Blue Muse Restaurant. Cost: $60 resident; $72 non-resident (non-refundable). Price includes bus transportation, tours and lunch. Activity Level: 3-4

Buzz Sessions What's the buzz on topics and issues facing today's older adults? Join us to talk with the experts. Buzz Sessions are FREE!

Chronic Pain and Serious Illness - The Emotional Effects & Coping Skills

Monday, September 13, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: Danville Community Center, Lounge If you, or someone you know deals with chronic pain on a daily basis, attending this presentation hosted by Estee Goren will allow you insight into this illness. Throughout this course you will learn about the emotional effects of this hidden disability called chronic pain, the effect it can have on relationships, tools for healthy living with pain/disability, how to take care of your body and spirit, the emotional reaction to pain and flare-ups, techniques for reducing pain and recognizing when professional help is needed.

What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize their Benefits

Thursday, October 7-21, 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Location: Oak Hill Park Community Center, Classroom

Magic Theater Luncheon and John Muir House

Wednesday, October 27, 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Enjoy a private luncheon while taking in the magical atmosphere of the California Magic Theatre in Martinez. The fourty-five minute magic show starts right after lunch. After the show, we will head over to the John Muir National Historic Site, south of Martinez, which sits on a knoll overlooking the bucolic Alhambra Valley. The group will watch a 20-minute film and enjoy a docent-led tour of the John Muir House. We will allow for time to visit the gift shop. Cost: $64 resident; $77 non-resident (non-refundable). Price includes bus transportation, magic show, lunch and tour of the John Muir House. Activity Level: 3-4


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Will Social Security be there for me? How much can I expect to receive? When should I apply for Social Security? How can I maximize my benefits? Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement? This workshop will be able to answer all those questions plus more!

Healing: Living with Grief and Loss

Monday, October 11, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: Danville Community Center, Lounge This presentation will help you better understand grief and point out unhelpful beliefs and myths. Presenter Estee Goren, will discuss the phases of grief, the emotional and psychosocial effects, tools for self-care, how people mourn differently, what to expect when you grieve, and how to cope with the loss of a spouse/parent/sibling/child.

Local Spotlight Local Spotlight: VELMA OWENS Velma Owens has been a resident of Danville since 1968. She fondly remembers the days when downtown was only comprised of a few establishments and the entire community had to participate in the 4th of July parade in order to call itself a true parade. While raising her two daughters, Velma worked in several local jobs including bookkeeping and helping with productions at the original Victoria’s Hair on Stage. An avid gardener, Velma took advantage of her green thumb to cultivate and create a beautiful backyard garden. As she became less active, she realized she needed assistance with the larger, more laborious garden upkeep. Luckily for Velma, the Danville Lend-a-Hand Day came to her rescue. The volunteer program, now in its seventh year, gathers

around 100 volunteers to provide local senior citizens with no-cost yard cleanup and minor home repairs. Velma has been participating in Lend-a-Hand Day for the past three years and couldn’t be happier with the assistance. Volunteers have helped her clean gutters, remove an old deck, weed and trim plants and she is very appreciative of all their hard work. With fruiting cherry trees, bright green palms, and vibrant flower beds, it’s easy to see why Velma would want to maintain her backyard escape. And with the added help of Lend-a-Hand Day, Velma’s passion for gardening will stay in full bloom all year round.

Cooking Demonstrations The Town of Danville no longer has a permanent cooking demonstration instructor. We are currently looking for volunteer instructors who have a special talent in cooking and would like to offer a demonstration in the future. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer instructor, please contact Senior Services coordinator, Jenn Overmoe (925) 314-3491.

Chinese Cuisine

Tuesday, September 14, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Location: Oak Hill Park Community Center Instructor: Volunteer guest chef, Grace Chiu Cost: $2

Fall Classics

Thursday, October 7, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Location: Oak Hill Park Community Center Instructor: Volunteer chef from Diablo Lodge Cost: $2

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Book Club & Movies Danville Senior Book Club September Book

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay An American journalist researches the notorious roundup of Parisian Jews and uncovers her French family’s war-era secrets in this page-turning, interconnected novel of modern-day Paris and occupied France. (Meets: September 14)

October Book

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

Are you an avid reader, looking for someone with whom to discuss the latest novel with? 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. We meet the second Tuesday of the month, 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Town Meeting Hall. FREE!

A lost book reappears, drawing together the lives of the irrepressible Leo Gursky who has arrived at the end of his life, a locksmith searching for the son who’s never known him, and young Alma Singer, desperate to find her namesake and a cure for her mother’s loneliness. Gradually their stories merge into a single triumph of imagination over loss. (Meets: October 12)

Silver Screen Movies Location: Village Theatre

No Pre-Registration Required

Movies will now be shown every Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Village Theatre. Popcorn will be served. Licensing restrictions prohibit publishing the titles of scheduled movies. Please contact Senior Services to get a list of scheduled movies (925) 314-3490. September 3

October 1

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October 29 - No Movie

Classes Classes AARP Driver Safety Program

September 13-September 24; 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Location: Oak Hill Park Community Center, Classroom Instructor: Certified AARP Volunteer Instructor A refresher course designed for drivers 50 and older, this course 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 moving highways and includes an auto insurance discount certificate. Cost: $12 AARP

members/$14 non-members (check payable to AARP)

Bridge Games

Thursdays, September 16-December 16 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Location: Danville Community Center, Valley Oak Room

Instructors: Judy Lowe, Bob Collins These duplicate games are specifically designed for the intermediate player and are sanctioned by the ACBL. Bring your favorite partner or come single. Each week, there will be a 15-minute mini-lesson prior to playing. Cost: $56 resident; $67 non-resident.

Cane Do

Mondays, September 13-27 and October 4-25, 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall Instructor: Jose Isidro A specialized, senior self-defense training class incorporating the use of a cane. Class consists of a 30-minute lecture and warm-up, followed by an hour of training where you will learn proper techniques that will include how to hold, twirl, strike, poke, jab and block. Please bring your own cane. Cost: $15/ monthly session.


Wednesdays, September 1-October 27 10:45 a.m.–11:35 a.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall Instructor: Mei Mei Tsair Cost: FREE


Drought Tolerant and Native Plant Gardening

Tuesdays, September 14-October 26 (No class on 9/28), 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Location: Library, Mt. Diablo Room (Some classes may meet offsite. This will be discussed on the first day of class). Instructor: Volunteer, Bonnie Epstein Learn about creating an environment that will encourage native plants to grow, lower your water bill, and attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to your yard all while using non-toxic weed and pest control. The instructor will also discuss what plants are native to the area. This class will be lead by a local community member whose passion lies within the preservation of plants. Please bring any questions you have on creating a garden and samples of native plants you would like to share with the group. The goal is to go home and grow your own native plant garden.

Cost: FREE

Korean Dance

Wednesdays, September 1-October 27 11:40 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall Instructor: Mei Mei Tsair Cost: FREE

Low Impact Aerobics

Wednesdays, September 15-October 27 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall Instructor: Sylvia Rodriguez Improve your heart health with a group class that includes low-impact stretching and aerobics. Bring a mat or towel for floor exercises. Cost:  $20/ session

Luk Tung Kuen Exercise

Wednesdays, September 1-October 27 10:00 a.m.–10:40 a.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall Instructor: Chia Chia Chen This is a very popular worldwide exercise with 36 postures. Each posture has its own pattern, which is repeated 5–10 times. Cost: FREE

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CLASSES LISTED ALPHABETICALLY Senior Bocce Ball League continued:

NEW-Hands on-Microsoft Windows Systems 7

Tuesdays, September 21, September 28 & October 5

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall, Conference Room Instructor: Volunteer, Ed Bader This class will be offered to four beginning students who have recently received a new laptop with Windows System 7  or have recently upgraded to Windows System 7. The focus of the class will be to provide “hands on” Windows System 7 instruction for seniors who are new to computers and the Microsoft Windows System 7 operating system. Each student will provide their own laptop with wireless internet capability for the course. You will receive a questionnaire in the mail once you have registered for the class that you will bring to the first class along with your laptop running Microsoft System 7 Operating System. The class will run for three consecutive Tuesday mornings. Suggested text book/DVD bundle for the course is Windows 7 for Dummies by Andy Rathbone. Cost: 

$15/entire class (non-refundable)

Senior Art Workshop

Tuesdays, September 14-November 30 6:00 p.m-8:00 p.m. Location: Danville Community Center, Art Room Instructor: Amy Pennington Learn how to use shape, color, value, space, and texture to compose a piece of artwork you’ll be proud to hang on the wall!  For beginners yearning to learn the fundamentals in producing great art, as well as those who just need a studio setting and a few pointers to work on projects of their own, this class is for you! For the first class, bring an 18”x24” newsprint pad, a 12”x18” sketchpad, 2B or 3B pencil, charcoal, and eraser. List of other supplies will be given in class.

Basic instruction will be given to all newcomers. Cost:

$20 resident; $24 non-resident

Senior Softball

Registration Deadline: September 8 Location: Sycamore Valley Park, Ball Diamonds 2&4 Fees: $360 per team (18 players per team maximum) Age 55Y and up Year-round leagues on the synthetic turf fields at Sycamore Valley Park. You must register as a team, maximum of 18 players per team. Free agents will be placed on a waiting list and when there are enough free agents to form a team; free agents will be notified and placed accordingly. Player must turn the minimum age by December 31, 2010 to qualify for the league. League includes playoffs for the top four teams and Championship T-shirts. Season runs mid-September through mid-March. Completed roster with full payment must be submitted at the time of registration to reserve a team spot. Registration forms and team roster/waivers are available at the Community Center or at (search: Senior Softball).

Senior Tennis—Co-Ed, Drop-In

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, September 27December 22 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Location: Osage Station Park–Tennis Courts A-D Open to all levels of tennis players who would like to play together on an informal basis. Come on out to the park for exercise, fun and a chance to meet new people. Drop in play only. No registration required.

Cost: FREE

Senior Yoga

Senior Bocce Ball League

Mondays, September 13-December 13 11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. Wednesdays, September 15-December 15 8:15 a.m.–9:15 a.m. Location: Mondays—Town Meeting Hall Wednesdays—Community Center Instructor: Marcia Conroy

Enjoy the fun and relaxing game of bocce! Meet new people or bring your friends to this social activity.

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

Cost: $45 resident; $54 non-resident Thursdays, September 2-October 21 9:30 a.m-11:30 a.m. Location: Sycamore Valley Park, Bocce Courts Instructor: George Momaney and Spike Leonard


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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. Cost for classes on Wednesdays is $133 resident; $160 non-resident, and on Mondays, is $133 resident; $160 non-resident.


Tuesdays/Thursdays, September 14-30 and October 5-28, 3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall Instructor: Sylvia Rodriguez Workout includes stretching exercises to improve posture, range of motion, coordination and balance.  Bring a mat or towel. Cost:  $20/one month session

Tai Gi

Wednesdays, September 1-October 27 9:00 a.m.–9:50 a.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall Instructor: Sulima Wong Learn a popular cultural dance with body movement, balance control, muscle coordination and stretches.

Cost: FREE

or golf. We hope to encourage healthy competition between participants. This activity is perfect for people who can no longer play sports but would like to continue to do so virtually! Lessons on using the Wii will be given prior to the start of the games. Preregistration is required. Please call the Senior Services office to reserve a space, (925) 314-3490. Cost: FREE


Tuesdays, September 7-28 and October 5-26, 8:00 a.m.-8:50 a.m. Thursdays, September 9-30 and October 7-28, 6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. Location: Tuesdays - Danville Community Center, Valley Oak Room Thursdays - Danville Community Center, Valley Oak Room (September session) and Town Meeting Hall (October session) 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. Cost: $10/monthly session.

Creative Pursuits and Fun & Games

The Auteur: Film Criticism & Interpretation Wednesdays, September 1-October 13 (No class on September 7) 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Location: Library, Mount Diablo Room Instructor: Kit Fisher Who are the great filmmakers of today, or the recent past? Why are they good? Script, dialogue, narrative style, production values, music, cinematography and art direction will be evaluated. Six to ten directors and their films will be viewed and analyzed. Cost: $10

Fun with Words—Improving Your Scrabble Game The volunteer instructor will not be available to teach Scrabble in September and October.

Wii for Seniors

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall The Wii Nintendo game system is available for anyone who would like to test their skills at bowling

Unstructured Games There is no structured play, and no guarantee there will be people in attendance. FREE Bridge (Drop-In): Thursdays, 11:00-1:00 p.m. Chinese Mah Jongg; Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. American Mah Jongg Thursdays, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall If you are interested in volunteering your time to teach lessons for any of the games listed above, contact Jane Laris (925) 314-3465 or

One-on-One Computer Tutoring:

Tuesdays, by appointment: 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. (No classes on 9/21, 9/28, 10/5 and 10/12) Thursdays, by appointment: 10:00 a.m.–Noon Location: Town Meeting Hall, Conference Room Volunteer Instructor: Ed Bader What You Wanted to Know About Computers but Were Afraid to Ask. Questions on MicrosoftWindows XP, VISTA, System 7 Operating Systems, Word, Excel,

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PowerPoint), e-mail, internet browsing using Internet Explorer, backing up files, copy and paste files and/or pictures to external media, attaching files or pictures to e-mail, and configuring new laptops, are welcome at all sessions If you have an appointment regarding your e-mail account, please bring your e-mail address and password login information. Students may bring their own laptop or a laptop with Windows XP will be provided for use during your appointment. Schedule an appointment by calling (925) 3143400. Pre-registration required at least a week in advance. Cost: Beginning September, there will be a fee of $2/per tutoring appointment (non-refundable)

Digital Photo Fun

Health Insurance Counseling continued:

HICAP offers free counseling services to anyone on Medicare or at least 60 years old. Counselors help clients with Medicare bills and guide seniors through the appeal process if benefits are denied. Counselors also compare policies. Appointments are available the 2nd Wednesdays and 4th Tuesdays of each month. For an appointment, call 314-3400.

Free Blood Pressure Screening

1st and 3rd Mondays, 10:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Location: Danville Community Center Seniors can drop in at the Community Center for a free blood pressure screening provided by John Muir Senior Services. No appointments necessary.

Offered by appointment only on Wednesday. Location: Town Meeting Hall, Conference Room Instructor: Marge Goebel

Free Insurance Counseling

Bring your digital camera for one-on-one instruction and basic editing skills to make photo products such as cards, calendars, books, etc. Register by calling (925) 314-3490 for a half-hour appointment.

Ever have questions for your insurance agent but were afraid to ask? Worry no more! Please call Senior Services for a free, by-appointment only session with a retired insurance agent. Leonard Bowe will help you with auto, homeowners, and life insurance, as well as any other general insurance questions you might have. These appointments are free and can be scheduled by calling Senior Services (925) 314-3490.

Hiking Club The Danville Area Senior Hikes (DASH) is open to adults ages 55 and up. The group will set out from the San Ramon Valley Museum (corner of Prospect and Railroad Avenue) on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 8:45 a.m. and return about 1:00 p.m. 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. If you think that you are physically active and want to join us for a hike, contact Jenn Overmoe, Program Coordinator, (925) 314-3491 or email

Health & Wellness Programs for Seniors Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)

Wednesdays, September 8 and October 13 Tuesdays, September 28 and October 26 Location: Community Center


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Wednesdays, by appointment only 30-minute increments

Free Memory Screening

Location: Town Meeting Hall, Conference Room There are many reasons for memory loss, from simple age-related decline to more serious conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Many times, memory loss can be improved by medical treatment. Early diagnosis and intervention provides the best outcome. Meet experts who will provide informational materials. Seniors can schedule an appointment for memory screening provided by Caring Solutions by calling Senior Services (925) 314-3490. Appointments will be offered one day a month (four appointment times to choose from) which last approximately 20 minutes and will be scheduled on September 27 or October 25 between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Appointments will be held at the Town Meeting Hall, Conference Room. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Community Resources Welcome to Medicare Seminar

Saturday, September 11, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Location: Town Meeting 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. 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. Cost: FREE!

Adult/Senior Resource Guide The Active Adult Resource Guide is available on the Town of Danville's website, or call the Senior Services office to have a copy mailed to you (925-314-3490).

Local Community Resources for Seniors Chinese American Senior Center Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Location: Pleasant Hill Senior Center Enjoy Tai-Chi, Chinese arts and crafts, cooking and Chinese writing. Contact Chia-Chia Chien at (925) 938-9988.

Danville Senior Citizens Club

Every Monday, 9:45 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Location: Danville Community Center Line-dancing, exercise, bingo, Mah-Jongg, and more. New members always welcome! $12 for one year. Contact Patricia Graber at (925) 443-0268.

Danville “Primetime”

Sponsored by Community Presbyterian Church Every Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Location: Danville Community Presbyterian Church, 222 West El Pintado Exercise, line-dancing, crafts, mah-jongg, educational speakers, and a $4 home-cooked lunch are available. Call Rosy Steele at (925) 552-9675 for questions or to be added to the mailing list.

St. Isidore’s “Young at Heart”

Third Tuesday, 11:15 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Location: St. Isidore’s, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville Mass in Ministry Center at 11:15 a.m. is optional. Lunch is at 11:45 a.m. at no charge; non-profit bingo follows. Reservations appreciated. Please call Joan Signer at (925) 820-4447.

Seniors Bridge

Every Friday, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall Cost is $1 per person, per day. Call Jerri Kaldem at (925) 837-6283 for reservations. Experienced players only please.

Special Events

Pre-registration required for all special events. Please call 314-3400 to register.

Senior Health Fitness Day (Rescheduled from May 21)

Location: Oak Hill Park Community Center Thursday, September 16, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Please join the Town of Danville Senior Services division for a day of health screenings and presentations on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Organizations from the community will also be on hand with useful information on programs for seniors. Lunch will provided by DAHSA (Danville Area Senior Health Advocates) following the health fair. Reservations for screenings and lunch are required. Please call Senior Services (925-314-3490) to register for any of the appointment screenings and for lunch. Cost: FREE

Dance and Dessert Reception

Location: Danville Community Center Friday, October 15, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Back by popular demand! Dance instructor Colin Dickie, will host a night full of entertainment that should not be missed. Feet will be tapping and skirts twirling as big band favorites are played. Dance the night away with your friends at the Danville Community Center on Friday, October 15. During intermission, Colin will provide a lesson on how to dance the Zorba, a Greek line dance. Light refreshments will be provided. Cost: $5 Pre-registration required.

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

PAID Danville, CA Permit No. 253

Observed Holidays The Town of Danville’s facilities will be closed on September 6.

Visit the Town of Danville on the Web: Danville Senior Services (925) 314-3490

Registration Registration begins for Danville Residents, Wednesday, August 18, and for non-residents on Thursday, August 19 at 8:30 a.m. Registration forms can be dropped off or mailed to the Community Center at 420 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526. All resident registrations submitted prior to the first day of registration will be entered on Wednesday, August 18, with no priority given. Non-resident registration will begin on Thursday, August 19. The Town will only accept registrations by phone after the first day of registration. Please call (925) 314-3400 with any questions.

Volunteers Wanted! SENIOR EVENTS GALLERY EVENTS Volunteer opportunities are available for driving seniors to appointments, leading walks, facilitating book clubs, organizing card games such as Bunco or Mah-Jongg, or help with office work such as filing, answering calls, mailings, and helping with monthly special events. The Village Theatre Art Gallery is looking for greeters in the gallery. Becoming a gallery greeter offers you the opportunity to learn about different works of art, artists, historical periods, and cultures. No experience necessary. Training will be provided and flexible shifts are available. Greeters provide an essential link between the exhibit and the visitor. Assignments are available on a long and short-term basis depending on the needs of the Town of Danville.

Contact Jane Laris at (925) 314-3465 or for more information.


Danville Senior Services (925) 314-3490

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 7 (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 (1-7)

Participant Initials



TIME (approximate)


Rank trip choices using 1 as first choice through 7 for last choice in the Priority Column

Register (X)

Participant Initials

De Young Museum Barcode: 20494 USS Hornet Aircraft Tour Barcode: 20492 Napa Valley Wine Country Tour Barcode: 20488 Fleet Week Cruise Barcode: 20493 Victorian Homes Tour Barcode: 20489 Magic Theatre and John Muir House Barcode: 20490

Friday, September 3 Wednesday, September 8 Tuesday, September 28 Friday, October 8 Thursday, October 14 Wednesday, October 27



TIME (approximate)


Thursday, September 16

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


Friday, October 15

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


Monday, September 13

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Thursdays, October 7-21

6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m.


Monday, October 11

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Tuesdays, 9/14-10/26

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


Tuesday, September 14

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


Tuesday, October 12

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


Wednesdays, 9/1-10/27

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m 10:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. 10:45 a.m.- 11:35 a.m. 11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Tuesday, September 14

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.


Thursday, October 7

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.


Senior Health Fitness Day Barcode: 20069 Oak Hill Park Community Center Dance and Dessert Reception Barcode: 20530 Danville Community Center Chronic Pain-Buzz Session Barcode: 20439 Danville Community Center, Lounge Social Security-Buzz Session Barcode: 20440 Oak Hill Park Community Center Living w/Grief & Loss-Buzz Session Barcode: 20441 Town Meeting Hall Drought Tolerant & Native Plant Barcode: 20531 Library, Mt. Diablo Room Sarah’s Key September Book Club Barcode: 20495 Town Meeting Hall The History of Love October Book Club Barcode: 20496 Town Meeting Hall Cultural Classes (Tai Gi, Luk Tung, Dancercise, Korean Dance) Barcodes: 20499, 20500, 20501, 20502 Town Meeting Hall Cooking Demonstration Barcode: 20363 Oak Hill Park Community Center Cooking Demonstration Barcode: 20364 Oak Hill Park Community Center

7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


R $55 NR $66 R $36 NR $43 R $69 NR $83 R $52 NR $60 R $60 NR $72 R $64 NR $77

Register (X)

Participant Initials

ACTIVITIES Senior Yoga-Mondays Barcode: 20052 Town Meeting Hall Senior Yoga-Wednesdays Barcode: 20051 Danville Community Center Cane-Do-September Barcode: 20229 Town Meeting Hall Cane-Do-October Barcode: 20230 Town Meeting Hall Zumba Barcodes: 20457, 20458 Danville Community Center Zumba Barcodes: 20456, 20459 Danville Community Center (September) Town Meeting Hall (October) Welcome to Medicare Barcodes: 20358 Town Meeting Hall The Auteur: Film Criticism Barcode: 20454 Library, Mt. Diablo Room Microsoft Windows System 7 Barcode: 20445 Town Meeting Hall, Conference Room Senior Art Workshop Barcode: 20434 Danville Community Center Duplicate Bridge Games Barcode: 20180 Danville Community Center Senior Stretching—September Barcode: 20422 Town Meeting Hall Senior Stretching—October Barcode: 20423 Town Meeting Hall Senior Bocce Ball League Barcode: 20403 Sycamore Valley Bocce Courts Low Impact Aerobics Barcode: 20468 Town Meeting Hall


TIME (approximate)


Mondays, 9/13-12/13

11:00 a.m. – Noon

R $133 NR $160

Wednesdays, 9/15-12/15

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

R $133 NR $160

Mondays, 9-13-9/27

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

$15/per session

Mondays, 10/4-10/25

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

$15/per session

Tuesdays, 9/7-9/28 & 10/5-10/26

8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

$5/per session

Thursdays, 9/9-9/30 & 10/7-10/28

6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.

$5/per session

Saturday, September 11

10:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.


Wednesdays, 9/1-10/13

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Tuesdays, 9/21-10/5

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

$15/entire class

Tuesdays, 9/14-11/30

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

R $45 NR $54

Thursdays, 9/16-12/16

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

R $56 NR $67

Tues/Thurs. 9/14-9/30

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

$20/per session

Tues/Thurs. 10/5-10/28

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

$20/per session

Thursdays, 9/2-10/21

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


Wednesdays. 9/15-10/27

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

$20/per session

TOTAL FEES Page 1 + 2 If you wish to register by mail, please fill out the form and mail with payment to: Danville Community Center Attn: Class Registrations, 420 Front St., Danville, CA 94526. Checks payable to “Town of Danville” (Circle One)


Cash (exact amount)



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Sept-Oct 2010-Silver Streak Newsletter  

Town of Danville Silver Streak Newsletter

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