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July/August 2012

Danville Senior Services

Registration Dates:

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

June 13, 2012 -Residents June 14, 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 Senior Center in the Veterans Memorial Building. Photo taken by Paige Green at the April 28 Grand Opening

New Walking Club Join us for weekly walks beginning Thursday, July 12 at 8:30 AM. The hour long walk along the Iron Horse Trail will begin in front of the Danville Senior Center. If you are interested in leading these weekly walks, please call 314-3490 for more information.

Next Meetings: July 25 and October 24 Time: 4:00 P.M.

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Parking information for the Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building

Senior Sneakers Trips

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Buzz Sessions

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• Parking is available at the Front Street Municipal Parking lot (time

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limits posted) • Parking is available at the Railroad Parking Lot (time limits posted) • Parking is available at all public parking locations in downtown (time limits posted) • Handicapped parking is available in the Front Street Municipal Lot near the Senior Center providing safer access • A passenger loading/unloading zone is available at the East Prospect entrance to the Senior Center Parking maps are available at the Danville Senior Center

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Enrichment Programs

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Health & Wellness

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Community Resources

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Special Events

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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.

Trips for July & August Red Hawk Casino Tuesday, July 10, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Enjoy a day at Red Hawk Casino, located 20 minutes east of Sacramento. You will receive a $15 free slot play or $20 match play. Please bring money for lunch on your own. Cost: $25 resident; $30 non-resident. Price includes transportation. Activity Level: 1-2

River Rafting on the American River Thursday, July 19, 8:15 AM-9:00 PM Before embarking on the river, the group will enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch. The white water rafting adventure travels down the South Fork of the American River. The rafting trip is 12 miles long and begins at Camp Lotus. The first 7 miles on the river are a Level 1-whitewater warm-up. The last 5 mile long stretch is a challenging Level 3 filled with white water rapids. We will stop for dinner on the way home. Cost: $150 resident, $180 non-resident (nonrefundable). Price includes transportation, organized lunch and admission. Please bring money for dinner.

Activity Level: 5

Les Miserables, Orpheum Theatre Sunday, July 22, 10:30 AM-6:30 PM Les Miserables at the Orpheum is now in its 25th year. Celebrate the triumph and survival of the human

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spirit. Matinee starts at 2:00 PM. Join us for this spectacular production. Cost: $135 resident, $162 non-resident. Price includes transportation, lunch and production. Activity Level: 2-3

Pt. Reyes Station/ Oyster Farm & Cheese Tasting Wednesday, July 25, 8:15 AM-5:30 PM Learn about oysters, their history, how to perfectly pair them with wine or beer and taste Hog Island Farm specialties in a 45-minute picnic table demonstration. After, there will be time to shop for your own oysters. Next we head to Point Reyes Farmstead/The Fork where we learn what a farmstead is and the importance of one. We will enjoy a cheese tasting before we head home. Cost: $80 resident, $96 non-resident. Price includes transportation, lunch, tours and cheese tasting. Activity Level: 4-5

War Horse, Curran Theatre Sunday, August 5, 5:30 PM-11:45 PM The National Theatre of Great Britain production of War Horse is powerful and imaginative. Set at the outbreak of WWI in the English countryside and the battlefields of France and Germany, it is a tale of courage, loyalty and friendship. Cost: $100 resident, $120 non-resident. Price includes transportation and entrance to War Horse. Activity Level: 2-3


Senior Sneakers Trips / Buzz Sessions America’s Cup 2012

Saturday, August 11, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Please note: at this time the arrival/departure times are approximate. San Francisco will be hosting the America’s Cup World Series event. On board the Island Serenade, we will have the opportunity to view these exciting yachts up close and personal as they compete for the world’s oldest international sporting trophy. Lunch will be provided on board. Cost: $89 resident, $107 non-resident. Price includes transportation, lunch and charter. Activity Level: 2

San Francisco Performing Arts Building Tour

Monday, August 20, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM Learn about the beautiful buildings in the San Francisco Arts group. Our guide will highlight the historical and architectural elements of the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, The War Memorial Opera House and the Herbst Theatre. Enjoy lunch at the Blue Muse. Cost: $50 resident, $60 non-resident. Price includes transportation, tour and lunch.

Activity Level: 3

Buzz Sessions

Location: The Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Meeting Room (unless noted otherwise). 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, (925) 314-3490, if you have any suggestions or would like to offer a buzz session!

Volunteer Opportunities with the Town of Danville

Thursday, July 12, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Presenter: Julie Mason, Voluteer Coordinator, Town of Danville Learn how to share your talents and interests. The Town of Danville has a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities for seniors to give back.

Being Prepared, Ready and Responsive Tuesday, July 17, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Presenter: Carole Crawford, American Red Cross Learn to improve your ability to protect and provide for yourself and your loved ones at a time of disaster. See for yourself what a catastrophic disaster looks like for your neighborhood and community and participate in a lively discussion of question and answer about the American Red Cross services.

Senior Housing Options: Right Here in Danville

Tuesday, July 31, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Presenter: Linda Wurth, Senior Care Advisor Are you curious about the senior housing options in Danville and the surrounding community? Do you have questions about the different types of communities? Do you know what is included when you rent in an independent senior community, an assisted living facility, or a board and care home? Bring your questions.

Mobility = Independence: Transportation Options as We Age Tuesday, August 7, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Overhead Squat Assessment

Presenter: Elaine Welch, R.N., M.B.A., Senior Helpline Services

Presenter: Katherine Rojas, Certified Personal Trainer

Discussion of transportation options in Contra Costa County and planning for continued mobility after you can no longer drive.

Tuesday, July 10, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Most postural imbalances in the senior population come from not knowing which muscles are tight or which need to be strengthened. This practical presentation will give seniors guidelines on how to properly stretch and strengthen their muscles according to their personal needs.

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Buzz Sessions / Lifelong Learning Life Stories

Tuesday, August 14, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Presenter: Fran Rapaport, Therapist Exploring the connections between our past and our present life story. What is the next chapter in your life? Fran Rapaport is a therapist who has worked with seniors for more than 20 years.

The Greatest Career: Being a Volunteer Tuesday, August 21, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Presenter: Patti Sparks, John Muir Medical Center Do you want to give back to the community and help people? Learn about the many volunteer opportunities available at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. We also have pet therapy and music therapy programs too.

Introduction to Bridge

Tuesday, August 28, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Presenter: Michael Gosnell Get a glimpse into the greatest game there is! Learn how to play and defend a bridge hand. We will discuss what trumps are and the difference between playing in a trump contract versus a no trump contract. We will also discuss some basic terms and concepts associated with the play and defense.

Lifelong Learning OLLI-Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Presentations

Location: The Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Meeting Room (unless noted otherwise).

If Not Now, When?

Tuesday, July 17, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM Presenter: Robert Novak, M.D. and author Happiness, said Aristotle, is the ultimate goal. Now, nearly 2500 years later, we have made enormous progress in almost every aspect of life except happiness. Dr. Nozik, author of Happy for Life: Here’s How to Do It, has studied happiness for about 20 years. He will look at the role of ‘happiness science’ and ‘positive psychology’ and delve into the 12 keys

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for developing ‘Ideal Happiness.’ Find out what it will take for you to become happier than you ever thought possible. Cost: $5 resident; $6 non-resident.

Marijuana: Myth or Medicine

Tuesday, August 14, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM Presenter: Xeno Rasmussen, Assistant Professor of Human Development, CSUEB Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act in 1972, deeming the plant to have no accepted medical use. Since then, 16 of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized the medical use of marijuana. Regardless of where you stand, the misinformation regarding the drug’s potential for treating such illness as AIDS, Glaucoma, Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis spread confusion. Professor Rasmusson will put these confusions into perspective and try to separate myth from medicine when it comes to marijuana. Cost: $5 resident; $6 non-resident.

Danville Senior Book Club

10:30 AM-12:00 PM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Art Room Join friends each month as they discuss the pre-selected books listed below. Participants are responsible for obtaining and reading their own book prior to attending the discussion. FREE!

July Book

The Paris Wife by McLain

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. (Meets: July 10)

August book

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about—until his closest childhood friends’ return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. (Meets: August 14)


Classes

CLASSES LISTED ALPHABETICALLY

Bocce

Wednesday, July 11-August 29 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

Thursday, July 12-August 30 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Location: Sycamore Valley Park, Bocce 1 Volunteer Instructors: Bill Conroy, Bob Braaten (Wednesday); George Momaney, Spike Leonard (Thursday) 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. Cost: $20 resident; $24 non-resident. Registration limited to one class per newsletter. Rank your choice by listing 1 and 2.

Cane Do

Monday, July 9-August 27

Classes AARP Driver Safety Program Friday, July 13 and 20

9:00 AM-1:00 PM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Meeting Room Instructor: AARP Driving 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 moving 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.

AARP Refresher Course Friday, September 7

9:00 AM-1:00 PM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Meeting Room Instructor: AARP Driving Instructor

9:00 AM-10:00 AM Location: Town Meeting Hall, Auditorium Instructors: Bob Worthington This is a specialized, senior self-defense training class incorporating the use of warm-up/lecture, and 45-50 minutes of training. For those who depend on the cane for vertical (standing) support, self-defense techniques include those that can be performed in a sitting position. Please bring your own cane and wear comfortable shoes (no open-toe shoes). Cost: $15 resident; $18 non-resident.

Card Making Class Tuesday, July 10-31 12:30 PM-4:00 PM

Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Community Hall Instructor: Barbara Wilson

Make your own greeting cards in an easy, inexpensive and fun way through the rubber stamping technique with wonderful embellishments. These classes are for all levels of expertise. All tools and supplies, except double-sided tape, for three projects

Bring a $12 check for AARP members and a $14 check for non-members; made payable to AARP.

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Conversational Chinese for Travelers Saturday, July 7-August 25

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Art Room Instructor: Yan Dai

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per each class will be provided. If you are unable to attend a class, the completed projects will be provided to you. Bring craft style double-sided tape or $6 to purchase tape from the instructor. Cost: $20 resident; $24 non-resident. There is a $20 supply fee payable to the instructor the first week of class.

Chess for Grandparents Monday, July 9-August 27

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Art Room Instructor: J.B. McCann Chess is increasingly becoming 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. Cost: $60 resident; $72 non-resident. No class on 7/16 & 8/13.

Cooking Demonstration, Summer Delights Tuesday, August 14 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Kitchen Instructor: Grace Chiu

Learn to make two delicious summer dishes: Warm Chicken Salad and Stir-fried Eggplant with spicy sauce. Cost: $3 resident; $4 non-resident.

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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, weather, getting around, asking for directions and ordering food. Cost: $40 resident; $48 non-resident.

Dancercise

Wednesday, July 11-August 29 10:50 AM-11:40 AM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, 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. Cost: FREE.

Indian Dance

Wednesday, July 11-August 29

11:45 AM-12:35 PM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Community Hall Instructor: Beula Victor Learn some centuries old dance forms from India. Cost: FREE.

Jackie Sorenson’s Aerobic Dancing Monday, July 2-August 27 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Wednesday, July 11-August 29 5:30 PM-6:30 PM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, 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 especially suitable for seniors as well as those new or returning to


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a fitness program. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and to bring a floor mat. Hand held 2-4 pound weights are recommended but not required. Cost: $48 resident; $57 non-resident. No class on 7/16.

Luk Tung Kuen

Wednesday, July 11-August 29 10:00 AM-10:40 AM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, 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. Cost: FREE.

Pi-Yo

Tuesday, July 3-August 28 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Community Hall Instructor: Amy Puccinelli Focus on your core and strengthen the muscles that help you to be postural-aligned, balanced and flexible. Bene-Fit from practicing the combo of mat work and yoga to stretch and revive. Please bring a thick yoga mat. Cost: $96 resident; $115 nonresident. No class on 7/17.

Senior Fit

Monday, July 2-August 27 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Room A Instructor: Amy Puccinelli A healthy blend of cardio, conditioning and core; also work key components for a fit and wholesome

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workout. Please bring a yoga mat for core work and a kitchen size towel for resistance training. Cost: $96 Resident, $115 non-resident. No class on 7/16.

Senior Stretching

Wednesday, July 11-August 22 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, 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. Cost: $25 resident; $30 non-resident.

So I Bought the Digital Camera; Now, How Do I Use It? Monday, July 16-30

6:30 PM-7:30 PM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Meeting Room Instructor: Jon Rairigh The course will teach owners of digital point-focusshoot cameras how to use them and use ‘hidden’ features. Bring the camera to class. Class is hands-on so the features will be remembered and used. Cost: $40 resident; $48 non-resident. www.danville.ca.gov

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Stretch & Strengthen with Weights Thursday, July 26-August 30

5:00 PM-6:00 PM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Community Hall Instructor: Lois Flood The focus of this class is to increase balance and alignment, strengthen large muscles and end with a gentle stretch. This class is designed for all levels; each student is encouraged to work at their own pace. Cost: $56 resident; $67 non-resident.

Tai Chi

Wednesday, July 11-August 29 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Location: Town Meeting Hall, Auditorium Instructor: Sulina Wong Learn a popular cultural exercise with body movement, balance control, muscle coordination and stretches. Cost: FREE.

THE AUTEUR: The Film Salon Wednesday, July 11-August 29

1:30 PM-4:30 PM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, 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. Join the discussion 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! This class previously taught as The Auteur, Film Criticism and Interpretation. Cost: $20 resident; $24 non-resident. 7/25 class will be held in Library, Mt. Diablo Room.

Yo-Flow

Monday, July 9-August 27

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Location: Town Meeting Hall, Auditorium Instructor: Amy Puccinelli Flowing blends of poses that will improve flexibility, bolster balance, and soothe the ever engaged mind. Cost: $96 resident; $115 non-resident. No Class on 7/16.

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Yoga

Enrichment Programs

11:00 AM-12:15 PM; or 12:30 PM-1:45 PM

One-on-One Computer Tutoring: PC Users

Mondays, June 18-August 27 Wednesday, June 20-September 5 8:15 AM-9:30 AM Location: Danville Community Center, Valley Oak Room (Mondays); Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Community Hall (Wednesdays) 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. Cost: $105 resident; $126 non-resident. No on class 7/4.

Zumba

Mondays, July 9-August 27 4:10 PM-5:10 PM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, 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. Cost: $20 Resident, $24 non-resident. No class on 7/16.

Zumba Gold

Wednesdays, July 11-August 29 6:45 PM- 7:45 PM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, 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. Zumba Gold Toning will incorporate toning sticks and also incorporate 4-9 toning songs into the routine. Cost: $20 Resident, $24 non-resident.

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

Thursday appointment times: 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM (every other week) Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, 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. Cost: $2/per tutoring appointment.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring: Apple MAC Users

New Day-Friday appointment times: 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, 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. Cost: $2/per tutoring appointment.

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Health & Wellness Health & Wellness Programs 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. Hiking dates: 7/11, 7/25, 8/8 and 8/22. Meets at 8:45 AM and returns about 1:00 PM. Contact Senior Services at (925) 314-3490 or email seniors@danville.ca.gov to join.

Walking Club

Begins Thursday, July 12 Lace up your sneakers and join us Thursday mornings at 8:30 AM for a walk on the Iron Horse Trail. We’ll sign in and begin the hour-long walk at the Senior Center lobby, located in the Veterans Memorial Building. Enjoy the great outdoors while visiting with friends and take a positive step toward improving your health. FREE.

Free Insurance Counseling By appointment only

Volunteer Instructor: Leonard Bowe 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.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings 1st and 3rd Mondays

10:00 AM-11:15 AM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Conference Room Seniors can drop in for a free blood-pressure screening provided by John Muir Senior Services. No appointments necessary.

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Free Memory Screening

Mondays, July 23 and August 27

20 minute appointments Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, 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, July 24 and August 28 1:45 PM-4:00 PM

Wednesdays, July 11 and August 8 8:45 AM-11:00 AM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Conference Room 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.

Welcome to Medicare Seminar Saturday, July 14 and August 11

10:00 AM-12:30 PM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building Volunteer Instructors: 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. Please sign up for only one session. FREE.


Local Community Resources/ Special Events Upcoming Special Events Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building

NEW! Ingrid Bergman Movie Review Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 PM

Please note location: Village Theatre Rosario Tronnolone, actor, director and curator of a major radio station from Italy will appear at the Village Theatre for the viewing of Autumn Sonata (1978), starring Ingrid Bergman. Tronnolone will host a question and answer period on the complex career of the Hollywood legend. Tickets are on sale now; $7 tickets can be purchased at www.villagetheatreshows. com or by calling (925) 314-3400.

Big Band Dance

Saturday, June 30, 7:30 PM–9:30 PM

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.

Danville Senior Citizens Club Every Monday

9:45 AM-2:00 PM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building Bingo, Mah-Jongg, and free drop-in bridge lessons available 9:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. New members welcome. Membership fee: $15/year. Contact Patricia Graber at (925) 443-0268.

Seniors Bridge

Listen to the sounds of the “What’s Up” Big Band. $8 Resident, $10 non-resident.

Bastille Day

Friday, July 13, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Vive la France! Celebrate Bastille Day with a morning of croissants and coffee. We are so pleased to have a Nordstrom’s stylist show us the timeless French techniques of Scarf Styling. Bring your favorite scarf and embrace your inner French! Cost: $5 resident, $6 non-resident.

Dance and Dessert Social

Friday, August 10, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Feet will be tapping and skirts twirling as the featured musical entertainment plays your big band favorites. Join your friends and dance away the evening. Light refreshments will be provided. Preregistration required. Music provided by D.J. Colin Dickie. Cost: $5 resident, $6 non-resident.

Fridays,

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Location: Town Meeting Hall Cost 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. www.danville.ca.gov

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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: June 13, Residents; June 14, Non-residents Silver Streak Distribution The Town of Danville will continue mailing the bi-monthly Silver Streak newsletter to Danville residents within the Town boundaries. However, to contain production and mailing costs, it is necessary to discontinue mailing to non-residents. 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: Independence Day-Wednesday, July 4, 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. July 20

August 10

No Movie - July 6

July 27

August 24

No Movie - July 13

August 3

August 31

No Movie - August 17

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Registration Form—July/August 2012 Registration Dates: June 13 (Residents) June 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. Priority (1-6)

Participant Initials

SENIOR SNEAKER TRIPS

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Time (approximate)

Fee

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

Register (X)

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Red Hawk Casino Barcode: 27068

Tuesday, July 10

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

R $25 NR $30

River Rafting on the American River Barcode: 27072

Thursday July 19

8:15a.m.-9:00p.m.

R $150 NR $180

Les Miserables, Orpheum Theatre Barcode: 27073

Sunday July 22

10:30a.m.-6:30p.m.

R $135 NR $162

Pt. Reyes/Oyster Farm/Cheese Tasting Barcode: 27069

Wednesday July 25

8:15a.m.-5:30p.m.

R $80 NR $96

War Horse, Curran Theatre Barcode: 27074

Sunday August 5

5:30p.m.-11:45p.m.

R $100 NR $120

America’s Cup 2012 Barcode: 27070

Saturday August 11

9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

R $89 NR $107

San Francisco Performing Arts Tour Barcode: 27071

Monday August 20

8:30a.m.-3:30p.m.

R $50 NR $60

SPECIAL EVENTS

Date

Time (approximate)

Fee

Big Band Dance Barcode: 26634

Saturday, June 30

7:30p.m.-9:30p.m.

R $8 NR $10

Bastille Day Barcode: 26988

Friday July 13

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

R $5 NR $6

Dance and Dessert Social Barcode: 26987

Friday August 10

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

R $5 NR $6

BUZZ SESSIONS & OLLI

Date

Time (approximate)

Fee

Overhead Squat Assessment Barcode: 26995

Tuesday July 10

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

Free

Volunteer Opportunities/Town of Danville Barcode: 26996

Thursday July 12

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

Free

Being Prepared, Red Cross Barcode: 26997

Tuesday, July 17

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

Free

Senior Housing Options Barcode: 26999

Tuesday July 31

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

Free

Mobility=Independence Barcode: 27000

Tuesday August 7

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

Free

Life Stories Barcode: 27001

Tuesday, August 14

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

Free

The Greatest Career: Being a Volunteer Barcode: 27002

Tuesday, August 21

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

Free

Introduction to Bridge Barcode: 27003

Tuesday, August 28

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

Free

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BUZZ SESSIONS & OLLI (cont.)

Date

Time (approximate)

Fee

OLLI Lecture: If Not Now, When? Barcode: 27004

Tuesday July 17

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

R $5 NR $6

OLLI Lecture: Marijuana: Myth or Medicine Barcode: 27005

Tuesday August 14

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

R $5 NR $6

CLASSES/ACTIVITIES

Date

Time (approximate)

Fee

AARP Driver Safety Program Barcode: 24525

Fridays, 7/13 & 7/20

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

See registration info.

AARP Driver Refresher Course Barcode: 24524

Friday September 7

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

See Registration info.

Registration for Bocce is limited to one class per newsletter. Rank your choice by listing 1 and 2. Bocce Barcode: 27159

Wednesdays, 7/11-8/29

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

R $20 NR $24

Bocce Barcode: 27158

Thursdays, 7/12-8/30

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

R $20 NR $24

Cane-Do Barcode: 25165

Mondays, 7/9-8/27

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

R $15 NR $18

Card Making Barcode: 27248

Tuesdays, 7/10-7/31

12:30p.m.-4:00p.m.

R $20 NR $24

Chess for Grandparents Barcode: 27026

Mondays 7/9-8/27

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

R $60 NR $72

Chinese for Travelers Barcode: 26934

Saturdays 7/7-8/25

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

R $40 NR $48

Cooking Demo-Summer Delights Barcode: 27236

Tuesday, August 14

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

R $3 NR $4

Dancercise Barcode: 27239

Wednesdays, 7/11-8/29

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

Free

Indian Dance Barcode: 27240

Wednesdays 7/11-8/29

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

Free

Jackie Sorensen’s Aerobic Dancing Barcode: 27198

Mondays 7/2-8/27

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

R $48 NR $57

Jackie Sorensen’s Aerobic Dancing Barcode: 27205

Wednesdays 7/11-8/29

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

R $48 NR $57

Luk Tung Kuen Barcode: 27238

Wednesdays, 7/11-8/29

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

Free

Pi-Yo Barcode: 27017

Tuesdays, 7/3-8/28

3:30p.m.-4:30p.m.

R $96 NR $115

Senior Stretching Barcode: 27049

Wednesdays, 7/11-8/22

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

R $25 NR $30

Mondays, 7/2-8/27

3:00-p.m.-4:00p.m.

R $96 NR $115

TOTAL FEES

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CLASSES/ACTIVITIES (cont.)

Date

Time (approximate)

Fee

“So I Bought This New Camera” Barcode: 27199

Mondays, 7/16 - 7/30

6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.

R $40 NR $48

Stretch & Strengthen with Weights Barcode: 27200

Thursdays, 7/26-8/30

5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.

R $56 NR $67

Tai Chi Barcode: 27237

Wednesdays, 7/11-8/29

9:00a.m. – 9:50a.m.

Free

The Auteur: Film Salon Barcode: 27062

Wednesdays, 7/11-8/29

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

R $20 NR $24

Yo-Flow Barcode: 27061

Mondays 7/9-8/27

2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.

R $96 NR $115

Yoga Barcode: 26775

Mondays, 6/18-8/27

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

R $105 NR $126

Yoga Barcode: 26776

Mondays, 6/18-8/27

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

R $105 NR $126

Yoga Barcode: 26774

Wednesdays, 6/20-9/5

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

R $105 NR $126

Zumba - Mondays Barcode: 26787

Mondays, 7/9-8/27

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

R $20 NR $24

Zumba - Wednesdays Barcode: 26786

Wednesdays, 7/11-8/29

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

R $20 NR $24

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Date

Time (approximate)

Fee

Welcome to Medicare Barcodes: 27201, 27202

Saturday, July 14 August 11

10:00 a.m.–12:30p.m.

Free

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Date

Time (approximate)

Fee

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) for Medicare Beneficiaries and their Families Tuesdays, July 24 and August 28; 1:45PM-4:00PM Wednesdays, July 11 and August 8; 8:45 AM-11:00 AM Location: Senior Center at the Veterans Memorial Building, Conference Room 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.

Free Memory Screening Mondays, July 23 and August 27 20 minute appointments For an appointment, call (825) 314-3491

Free Blood Pressure Screenings Drop in for a free blood-pressure screening provided by John Muir Senior Services. No appointment necessary 1st and 3rd Mondays 10:00am—11:15am Mail or drop off your registration form to the Danville Senior Center or the Community Center. All resident registrations received by June 12 at 5:00p.m. will be processed beginning Wednesday, June 13 with no priority given. Non-resident registration will begin on Thursday, June 14. Phone and walk-in registration will begin on Friday, June 15. To register by phone , please contact the Danville Senior Center (925)314-3490. Senior Sneaker trips will meet at the Danville Park & Ride lot. 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 with the exact meeting time. 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. 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. 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 Ave, Danville, CA 94526 . Checks payable to “Town of Danville” (Circle One): Name (s):

Check Cash (exact amount)

MasterCard

Visa

AMEX

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Address/City___________________________________________________________________________________________________Zip:_____________________ E-Mail Address: __________________________________________________________Home Phone: ___________________Cell Phone: _____________ Credit Card No: ___________________________________________________ Exp. Date: ____________ Signature: ________________________________

Silver Streak Newsletter July-August  

Town of Danville Silver Streak Newsletter

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