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Danville Senior Services (925) 314-3490


Oak Hill Park 3005 Stone Valley Road

Community Center 420 Front Street

Town Meeting Hall 201 Front Street

Village Theatre & Art Gallery 233 Front Street

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.

Danville Senior Citizens Provide the Town with Valuable Input Through Survey This past summer, the Town surveyed Danville senior citizens to gauge interest and priorities related to the opening of the new Veterans Memorial Building and Senior Center. The Town mailed approximately 7,000 surveys and 670 were returned by the June deadline. Survey questions focused on likely participation, parking demands, preferred communication methods, barriers to participation and potential membership fees. Results of the survey were compiled and presented at the Senior Issues Sub-committee in July. The responses to this survey were similar to that of the 2007 Senior Needs Assessment with the highest rated activities being entertainment, fitness activities, educational classes, organized day trips and arts and crafts. In addition, over 50% of respondents plan on utilizing the new Senior Center up to three days per week. Respondents overwhelmingly identified cost and parking as a barrier. Approximately 90% of participants drive themselves to Town senior programs and 87.5% of participants are typically parked for less than 4 hours. At the October 26 meeting of the Senior Issues Sub-committee, the Town will discuss options to deal with the parking demand of senior programs at the new Veterans Memorial Building. While it is often assumed that Danville senior citizens are members of neighboring Senior Centers, according to the input received only 12% are members of a neighboring Senior Center. The Town appreciates the effort of many to return their surveys and provide valuable input into the future programming of the Town’s Senior Center. Information gleaned from the survey respondents will be utilized to plan and schedule programs at the new Senior Center. For information on the full results including graphs please visit

Next Meetings: October 26, 2011 January 25, 2012 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 4:00 p.m. Veterans Memorial Building

Registration Dates: October 13-Residents October 14-Non-Residents

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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. Please include your email address on the registration form so the registrar’s office can email you your receipt. 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 Thursday, October 13 at 8:30 a.m., and non-resident registrations will be processed on Friday, October 14 at 8:30 a.m. Phone registration will take place after the second day of registration. To register over the phone with a Visa, Master Card or American Express, please contact the Danville Community Center at (925) 3143400. Trips will meet at the Danville Park & Ride lot (Sycamore Valley Boulevard) 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 with the exact meeting time. If you register 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.

ACTIVITY LEVELS 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 Trips for November & December Cirque Du Soleil, TOTEM Sunday, November 6, 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Come enjoy the magical world of Cirque Du Soleil. A dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment, TOTEM’s story traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language the evolutionary progress of species. Cost: $128 resident; $154 non-resident. Price includes: transportation and admission. Activity Level: 1-2

Conservatory of Flowers and Rainforest Café, San Francisco Thursday, November 10, 9:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park is a spectacular living museum of rare and beautiful tropical plants under glass. From Borneo to Bolivia, the 1,750 species of plants at the Conservatory represent unusual flora from more than 50 countries around the world. Immersive displays in five galleries include the lowland tropics, highland tropics, aquatic plants, potted plant and special exhibits. Opened in 1879, the wood and glass greenhouse is the oldest existing conservatory in North America. We will have two docents for 45 minute tour and time to shop in the store before going to the Rainforest Café for a late lunch. Cost: $41 resident; $49 non-resident. Price includes: transportation, lunch and admission. Activity Level: 2-3

Red Hawk Casino Tuesday, November 15, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Join us as we travel to Red Hawk Casino in Placerville to try your luck at the slots and tables for the day. Upon arrival you will receive a voucher for free game play. Cost: $16 resident; $19 non-resident. Price includes: transportation. Please bring money for lunch on your own. Activity Level: 1-2

Almonds, Chocolate and Olive Oil, Oh MY! Wednesday, November 30, 8:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Holiday shopping and lunch at a local restaurant in Modesto are highlights of this afternoon. Our first stop is Sciabica, maker of California’s own sunshine in a bottle. We will taste the award winning artisan crafted olive oil and have a chance to purchase olive oil and olive oil inspired gifts. Next stop will be lunch at Surla’s for a fine dining experience. After lunch we will stop at the Blue Diamond Nuts and Gift Shop where you will have the opportunity to purchase nuts of many flavors. The trip back would not

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be complete without a stop at the Ghirardelli outlet store. You can purchase one of their famous as well as Ghirardelli chocolate bars at a discount. Cost: $49 resident; $59 nonresident. Price includes: transportation and lunch. Please bring money if you wish to purchase souvenirs. Activity Level: 2-3

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair, San Francisco Cow Palace Saturday, December 3, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The Great Dickens Christmas Fair sweeps you into a holiday world of waltzing, feasting, and shopping for treasures! Wind your way down lamp lit streets as the crooked lanes of “London in San Francisco” lead you into the world of Charles Dickens imagination. There are pubs, dance halls and saucy Victorian shows on the “Lower” side of London, and fine foods, tea parlors, and shops filled to the overflowing with holiday traditions and treasures on the “Upper” side. Gourmet chefs will offer delicious food from around the world, including fish and chips, English bangers, Greek delicacies, French Onion soup, and lots of desserts. Five authentic pubs offer Craft ales from local breweries. Cost: $31 resident; $37 non-resident. Price includes: transportation and admission. Please bring money for lunch on your own. Activity Level: 3-4

Duke Ellington Orchestra, Davies Hall, San Francisco Sunday, December 11, 3:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. The music of Duke Ellington defies any strict categorization. Call it jazz, call it swing, call it big band. But whatever you call it, call it the music that will make you want to dance in the aisles of Davies Symphony Hall. The sensational Duke Ellington Orchestra is a toe-tappin’, finger-snappin’ concert of music from the great Ellington songbook, including holiday hits and some of his best loved tunes. The group will have dinner on their own in the Union Square area, then proceed to Davies Hall for the performance. Cost: $46 resident; $55 non-resident. Price includes: transportation and admission. Please bring money for dinner on your own. Activity Level: 1-2

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Senior Sneaker Trips & Buzz Sessions Christmas Concert at St. Peter’s Chapel and Reception at the Mansion, Mare Island

Saving Mount Diablo

Sunday, December 18, 12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Presenter: Beryl Anderson, Communications Coordinator Location: Town Meeting Hall

Join us for the 16th annual Christmas Concert performance of traditional Christmas music in the lovely St. Peter’s Chapel, Mare Island. The Chapel was built in 1901 and boasts 29 stained glass windows, seventeen signed by Tiffany Studios. After the concert we will have light refreshments at the Admiral’s Mansion, also on Mare Island. The concert lasts one hour and we will be at the reception approximately one hour. Restroom facilities are limited. Cost: $35 resident; $42 non-resident. Price includes: transportation, concert and reception. Activity Level: 1-2

Tuesday, November 15, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Save Mount Diablo preserves natural lands through acquisition & cooperative efforts; defends Mount Diablo and its foothills from development threats through land use planning & public education; restores habitat, wildlife and creeks & builds trails; so you and future generations can enjoy Diablo’s parks and its wildlife.

Reverse Mortgages: Separating Fact from Fiction! Tuesday, November 29, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Presenter: Clay Selland, Signet Mortgage Corporation Location: Town Meeting Hall

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!

Acupuncture and Aging Thursday, November 3, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Presenter: Joey Mazzera, L.A.C. Location: Town Meeting Hall Acupuncture can play an integral role in the aging process. Acupuncture can help to ease the aches pains of chronic ailments such as arthritis, boost immune system response, and improve overall health and vitality. Learn how acupuncture can make a difference in your life!

Estate Planning: Do you know what is Essential? Tuesday, November 8, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Presenter: Sarah S. Nix, associate attorney, Gagen, McCoy, McMahon, Koss, Markowitz, & Raines Location: Town Meeting Hall With the passage of the Tax Relief Act in December 2010, there are significant changes to the estate tax laws. As always, comprehensive estate planning is important, but the new tax law, with a higher estate tax exemption, allows personal wishes to be a more significant factor in the decision making process. Come to this seminar to learn what the new law says, what the essential estate planning documents are, and why each one serves a vital purpose.


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As a CPA and an advocate of Elder Care and member of the Points of Life group, the presenter is passionate about educating seniors about financial options in their future. This one hour lively power point presentation on the Do’s and Don’ts of Reverse Mortgages--explains where they can and can’t work. There will be time for questions so everyone leaves with a full understanding of ways to attain a more comfortable future in their specific situation.

Savvy Social Security Planning Saturday, December 3, 2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Presenter: Diane Woodward, CFP®, Professional Ora Citron, MBA, Financial Consultant Location: Town Meeting Hall Social Security is more complex than most people realize. By attending this workshop you will have a better understanding of the Social Security system and what you need to know to maximize your benefits over your lifetime. This class is intended for people that have not yet applied for Social Security benefits.

Fun and Fabulous Flowers for the Holidays Tuesday, December 6, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Presenter: Victoria Winter Location: Town Meeting Hall This class will cover the basic of arranging flowers in an easy, informal way. Discussions will include how to buy, store and prepare flowers, the mechanics of arranging, using basic flower arranging principles, and the use of interesting containers and color choices. There will be a demonstration on flower arrangements suitable for the holidays.

Buzz Sessions & Local Spotlight Local Spotlight: Lou and Sandra Biancaniello

Eat Through the Holidays without Gaining Weight Tuesday, December 13, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Presenter: Shannon Williams, CNC, owner Successful Health & Nutrition Planning Location: Town Meeting Hall Is the holiday season one long food fest for you? Do you struggle with the temptations of food and drink and hate yourself for giving in? Would you like to have power over those sugary sweets? Learn why certain foods are so tempting and techniques to pass them up with ease. Discover tactics for making guilt-free food choices. Learn how to make healthier versions of your favorite dishes. Shannon will share some of her best recipes with you and share her secrets on how to avoid putting on excess pounds during this tempting time of year.

OLLI-Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Presentation William Carlos Williams

Thursday, November 17, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall Instructor: Professor Markos Professor Markos introduces us to the poetry of William Carlos Williams, who resisted the siren call of Europe to put down roots in his hometown, Rutherford, New Jersey. The choice cemented his commitment to a poetry embedded in particulars---that famous red wheelbarrow, for example--but which showed great sophistication and complexity. While living the life of husband, father, doctor, and citizen in Rutherford, he made excursions to Manhattan to meet avant garde painters, writers, and intellectuals. The result is a body of memorable poems offering both vivid immediacy and deep meaning. FREE

Lou and Sandra Biancaniello, also known by their friends as “the sidewalk inspectors” because of their suggestions for further beautification of Danville, can be spotted almost daily walking to their favorite haunts in town. Lou is a retired civil engineer from New York City. Among his many accomplishments is his work on the construction of the World Trade Center. Sandra, from Pasadena, his bride of 33 years, has traveled the world as a flight attendant and in-flight supervisor during her employment of 28 years with Pan Am. One of her career highlights was training flight attendants in Africa. Among her famous passengers were Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Lindbergh and Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, all of whom were kind enough to provide their autographs. Sandra and Lou bought their house on Valentine’s Day, 1988. “We chose Danville because it is a safe community, has great restaurants, a charming downtown and the weather is wonderful. We chose our house because of the spectacular views. We call this the cheap house with the million dollar views.” Sandra and Lou truly enjoy volunteering their time in the community. One of their most cherished causes is the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. They are both frequent Senior Sneaker trip attendees and enjoy all of the trips, some more than others. The Columbia State Park/California Caverns remains one of their most favorite trips. “For those who braved the deepest caverns, we are now known as “True Spelunkers,” an elite group.”

No OLLI presentation is scheduled for December.

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Book Club & Movies Danville Senior Book Club NOVEMBER BOOK

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

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!

Her palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. She had children by Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, two of the most prominent Romans of the day. With Antony she would attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled both their ends. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Her supple personality and the drama of her circumstances have been lost. In a masterly return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order.

(Meets: November 8)


Life by Keith Richards With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that roused the world, and he lived the original rock and roll life. Now, at last, the man himself tells his story of life in the crossfire hurricane. Read about The Rolling Stones’ first fame and the notorious drug busts that led to his enduring image as an outlaw folk hero, creating immortal riffs like the ones in Jumping Jack Flash and Honky Tonk Women. This memoir discusses his relationship with Anita Pallenberg, the death of Brian Jones, his wildfire tours of the U.S., and his battles with isolation and addiction.

(Meets: December 13)

Silver Screen Movies Location: Village Theatre

No Pre-Registration Required

Movies are 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 at (925) 314-3490 to get a list of scheduled movies. November 4

November 25-No movie

December 16

November 11-No movie

December 2

December 23

November 18

December 9


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AARP Driver Safety Program Fridays, December 2 and December 9 (You must attend both classes) 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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. Cost: $15 per monthly session

Location: Oak Hill Park Community Center, Classroom 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 members and a $14 check for non-members; check made payable to AARP at the first class.

Location: Town Meeting Hall Instructor: Mei Mei Tsai

Ballroom/Latin Dance Class

Wednesdays, November 2-December 21 (No class on December 7) 10:45 a.m.–11:35 a.m.

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

Korean Dance

Mondays, November 7-December 5 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Location: Danville Community Center, Valley Oak Room Instructor: Joallyn Bohn Learn or improve your ballroom dancing. Get off the sidelines and onto the dance floor. Great exercise. Learn to dance with a partner and move around the floor to music with grace and confidence. No partner necessary. Everyone gets to dance. The object is to have fun. Singles as well as couples welcome. Cost: $65 resident; $78 non-resident.

Bridge Games Thursdays, January 12-March 8 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Building, Ballroom Instructors: Judy Lowe, Bob Collins These duplicate games are sanctioned by the ACBL and are limited to players with less than 850 Master Points. Join a friendly and fun game with your favorite partner or come as a single. Masterpoints are awarded at each game. Instructors are both certified ACBL directors. Cost: $62 resident; $74 non-resident.

Wednesdays, November 2-December 21 (No class on December 7) 11:40 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall Instructor: Mija Barron This dance is a cultural dance. The Korean culture is learned through dance movement and steps. Cost: FREE

Luk Tung Kuen Exercise Wednesdays, November 2-December 21 (No class on December 7) 10:00 a.m.–10:40 a.m. Location: Town Meeting 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

Senior Aerobics Wednesdays, November 2-December 21 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Cane Do

Location: Town Meeting Hall Instructor: Sylvia Rodriguez

Mondays, November 7-November 28 and December 5-December 19 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

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

Location: Town Meeting Hall Instructor: Bob Worthington This is a specialized, senior self-defense training class incorporating the use of a walking cane. Class consists of 10-15 minutes of warm-up/lecture, and 45-50 minutes of training, where you will learn proper techniques that will include how to hold, twirl, strike, poke, jab and block.

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Senior Yoga Mondays, January 9-March 5, 11:00 a.m-12:15 p.m. (no class on 1/16 and 2/20) Mondays, January 9-March 5, 12:30 p.m-1:45 p.m. (no class on 1/16 and 2/20) Wednesdays, January 11-March 7, 8:15 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Building (400 Hartz Avenue) 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 for classes on Mondays, is $67 resident; $80 non-resident and on Wednesdays is $81 resident; $97 non-resident.

Stretching Tuesdays/Thursdays, November 1-November 29 (no class on 11/24) and December 1-December 22 (no class on 12/6) 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 per monthly session

Tai Gi Wednesdays, November 2-December 21 (no class on December 7) 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall Instructor: Sulina Wong Learn a popular cultural dance with body movement, balance control, muscle coordination and stretches. Cost: FREE

The Auteur: Film Criticism & Interpretation Wednesdays, December 14-February 8 (no class on 12/28) 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: $15

Zumba Mondays, November 7-December 19, 4:00 p.m.-4:50 p.m. Thursdays, November 3-December 22, 7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m. (no class on 11/24) Location: Oak Hill Park Community Center Instructor: Parandis Banifatemi (Mondays) Betsey Syms (Thursdays) 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 per monthly session


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Creative Pursuits and Fun & Games Unstructured Games

Computer Tutoring: Apple MAC Users continued

Chinese Mah Jongg; Mondays, 2:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. American Mah Jongg; Thursdays, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Bridge (Drop-In): Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 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: PC Users Tuesday appointment times: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Thursday appointment times: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall, Conference Room Volunteer Instructor: Ed Bader (Tuesdays), Stefan Rubendall and Chuck Bieneman (Thursdays) What You Wanted to Know About Computers But Were Afraid to Ask. Questions on Microsoft Windows XP, VISTA, System 7 Operating Systems, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, internet browsing using Internet Explorer, backing up files, copying and pasting 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) 3143490. Pre-registration required at least a week in advance. Cost: $2/per tutoring appointment (non-refundable)

One-on-One Computer Tutoring: Apple MAC Users

iPhone, iPad, iMac, or MacBook) to the session. If you have an appointment regarding your e-mail account, please bring your e-mail address and password login information. Schedule an appointment by calling (925) 314-3490. Preregistration required at least a week in advance. Cost: $2/per tutoring appointment (non-refundable)

Digital Photo Fun Offered by appointment only Location: Town Meeting Hall, Conference Room Volunteer Instructor: Jon Rairigh 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.

Hiking Club The Danville Area Senior Hikes (DASH) is open to adults ages 55 and up. The group will set out from the Danville Park-n-Ride (next to the 680 Northbound-Sycamore Valley freeway on-ramp) on the 2nd and 4th 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. Hikes scheduled for November and December will be held on: 11/9, 11/23, 12/14, and 12/28. 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

Monday appointment times: 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Location: Town Meeting Hall, Conference Room Volunteer Instructor: Dale Lock Dale will be offering hands-on sessions using your iMac, MacBook, iPad, iPhone, iPod, or iPod Touch. Dale can teach you how to use your iMac or MacBook’s track pad, basic calendaring, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations, navigating e-mail, emailing files or pictures or attaching them to an e-mail, videoconferencing, browsing the internet using Safari, using the iTunes Store to get and use, apps, games, ebooks, audiobooks, podcasts, music, ringtones, TV shows, and movies for your iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad, and burning iTunes music, iPhoto pictures, and iMovie and iDVD videos onto CDs or DVDs. Students must bring their own device (iPod, iPod Touch,

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Health & Wellness

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

Free Insurance Counseling continued

agent. Leonard 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.

for Medicare Beneficiaries and their Families Tuesdays, November 22 and December 20 Wednesdays, November 9 and December 14

Free Memory Screening

Location: Danville Community Center

Location: Town Meeting Hall, Conference Room

HICAP provides free and objective counseling and advocacy services to Medicare beneficiaries and their families who need assistance with Medicare enrollment and with issues involving Medicare and associated insurance programs, including prescription drug coverage. HICAP helps beneficiaries understand Medicare, explains the resources and options available to them, and assists them with provider billings and with filing claims and appeals. Appointments are available the 2nd Wednesdays and 4th Tuesdays of each month. For an appointment, call (925) 314-3400.

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 last approximately 20 minutes and will be scheduled on November 28 and December 19 between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Free Blood Pressure Screening 1st and 3rd Mondays, 10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Welcome to Medicare Seminar

Location: Danville Community Center

Saturday, November 12 and December 10 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (please sign up for only one session)

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

Free Insurance Counseling By appointment only 30-minute increments Volunteer Instructor: Leonard Bowe 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


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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. FREE

Community Resources Adult/Senior Resource Guide

Special Events

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).

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

Local Community Resources for Seniors Chinese American Senior Center Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.


Dinner at Incontro and Trapped in a Rumor-Improv Show Thursday, November 10, 5:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Location: Incontro Restaurant (455 Hartz Avenue) and Village Theatre (233 Front Street)

Location: Pleasant Hill Senior Center Enjoy Tai-Chi, Chinese arts and crafts, cooking and Chinese writing. Contact Chia-Chia Chien at (925) 362-3651.

Bingo, Mah-Jongg, and more. Free drop-in bridge lessons available from 9:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. New members always welcome! $12 for one year. Contact Patricia Graber at (925) 443-0268.

The group will dine at the new Italian restaurant Incontro prior to heading over to the Village Theatre for an improve show put on by the local group Trapped in a Rumor. For the past two years, Trapped in a Rumor has been entertaining audiences with a distinctive style of improv. The show is fast-paced, funny, and high-energy. The scenes you see are unrehearsed, unpredictable, unprepared and frequently based on your suggestions. Performers work together to create a live theatre experience that is never the same twice. Cost: $30

Danville “Primetime”

Holiday Luncheon

Sponsored by Community Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, December 7, 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Every Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: Danville Community Center (lunch) and Village Theatre (entertainment following lunch)

Danville Senior Citizens Club Every Monday, 9:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Location: Danville Community Center

Location: Danville Community Presbyterian Church, 222 West El Pintado Activities include mahjong, bridge, enameled copper jewelry, ceramics, watercolor painting, English Hand Bells, free manicures, blood pressure checks, holiday/ birthday celebrations, and bi-monthly entertainment. Complimentary morning snacks are served, as well as a home-cooked meal at noon for $4. Rides are provided by County Connection Link for $4 round trip; call Gloria Andres at 837-5229. If you have any questions, or would like to be on the mailing list, call Rosy Steele at 552-9675.

Get into the holiday spirit at our 11th Annual Holiday Party! Come enjoy a wonderful event with friends featuring a catered lunch followed with entertainment by Harmony (an all-women’s choral group from Rossmoor). This is a great opportunity to begin celebrating the holidays while socializing with old and new friends! Cost: $10

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 coordinator Bill Iles (925) 216-1203 for reservations or email him at Experienced players only please.

Danville Community Center (925) 314-3400 |



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


Town offices will be closed from December 24-January 2

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


Share Your Interests!

Registration begins for Danville residents, 8:30 a.m., and for nonresidents on Registration forms can be dropped off or mailed to the Danville Community Center at 420 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526. All resident registrations submitted prior to the first day of registration will be entered on Thursday, October 13, with no priority given. Non-resident registration will begin on Friday, October 14. Phone registration will take place after the second day of registration.

Do you have a unique skill or hobby? Do you love to travel? Do you have a special craft? The Town of Danville is looking for seniors who are interested in providing short and informal presentations about personal hobbies or interests. This is a great way to share your abilities with others in the Danville Community. If you are interested in sharing your hobby with a small group, please contact Senior Services Coordinator, Jenn Overmoe at (925) 314-3491 or

Please call (925) 314-3400 with any questions.


Santa’s Mailbox Volunteer Program The Santa’s Mailbox program allows volunteers to give back to the community while getting in the holiday spirit! We need your help in responding to all the letters we receive through the Santa’s Mailbox program. Children write to Santa and we need your personal touch by helping us respond to each and every letter. The program takes place at the Town Meeting Hall on two separate dates (Tuesday, December 6, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and Wednesday December 14, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.). Please refer to the registration form inside the newsletter if you are interested in volunteering for this event! Light refreshment will be provided.

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)

Register (X)

Participant Initials

Participant Initials

Cirque Du Soleil-TOTEM Barcode: 24076

Sunday, November 6

11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

R $128 NR $154

Conservatory of Flowers Barcode: 24065

Thursday, November 10

9:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

R $41 NR $49

Red Hawk Casino Barcode: 24072

Tuesday, November 15

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

R $ 16 NR $19

Almonds, Chocolate and Olive Oil Barcode: 24066

Wednesday, November 30

8:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

R $49 NR $59

Dickens Fair Barcode: 24067

Saturday, December 3

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

R $31 NR $37

Duke Ellington Orchestra Barcode: 24068

Sunday, December 11

3:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

R $46 NR $55

Christmas Concert Barcode: 24069

Sunday, December 18

12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

R $35 NR $42



Time (approximate)


Dinner/Trapped in a Rumor Show Barcode: 24520

Thursday, November 10

5:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.


Holiday Luncheon Barcode: 22909

Wednesday, December 7

11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.




Time (approximate)


Acupuncture and Aging Barcode: 24088

Thursday, November 3

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


Estate Planning Barcode: 24015

Tuesday, November 8

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Tuesday, November 15

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


Reverse Mortgages Barcode: 24084

Tuesday, November 29

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


Savvy Social Security Planning Barcode: 24091

Saturday, December 3

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


Fun and Fabulous Flowers Barcode: 24093

Tuesday, December 6

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


Eat Through the Holidays Barcode: 24094

Tuesday, December 13

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.


William Carlos WilliamsOLLI Presentation Barcode: 23446

Thursday, November 17

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




Time (approximate)


AARP Driver Safety Program Barcode: 20931

Friday, 12/2 & 12/9

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

Bridge Games Barcode: 24178

Thursdays, 1/12-3/8

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

Saving Mount Diablo Barcode: 24089

Register (X)

Participant Initials


$12 AARP member $14 non-members payable to AARP R $62 NR $74

Register (X)

Register (X)

Participant Initials

Participant Initials



Time (approximate)


Cane-Do –November Barcode: 23896

Mondays, 11/7-11/28

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


Cane-Do –December Barcode: 24320

Mondays, 12/5-12/19

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


Dancercise Barcode: 24007

Wednesdays, 11/2-12/21

10:45 a.m.- 11:35 a.m.


Korean Dance Barcode: 24008

Wednesdays, 11/2-12/21

11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Luk Tung Kuen Barcode: 24009

Wednesdays, 11/2-12/21

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


Santa’s Mailbox Volunteer Project Barcode: 23717

Tuesday, December 6

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


Santa’s Mailbox Volunteer Project Barcode: 23718

Wednesday, December 14

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


Senior Aerobics Barcode: 24012

Wednesdays, 11/2-12/21

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


Senior Yoga-Mondays Barcode: 24187

Mondays, 1/9-3/5

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

R $67 NR $80

Senior Yoga-Mondays Barcode: 24188 Senior Yoga-Wednesdays Barcode: 24186 Stretching—November Barcode: 23911 Stretching—December Barcode: 23912 Tai Gi Barcode: 24010 The Auteur: Film Criticism Barcode: 23370 Zumba Barcode: 24092 Zumba Barcode: 24153

Mondays, 1/9-3/5 Wednesdays, 1/11-3/7 Tues/Thurs. 11/1-11/29 Tues/Thurs. 12/1-12/22 Wednesdays, 11/2-12/21 Wednesdays, 12/14-2/8 Mondays, 11/7-12/19 Thursday 11/3-12/22



Welcome to Medicare Barcode: 20962 Welcome to Medicare Barcode: 20963

Saturday, November 12 Saturday, December 10

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

R $67 NR $80 R $81 NR $97

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.


3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.


9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m


1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.


Time (approximate)


10:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.


10:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.


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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”

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Silver Streak Nov-Dec 2011  

Town of Danville Silver Streak Newsletter for November and December 2011

Silver Streak Nov-Dec 2011  

Town of Danville Silver Streak Newsletter for November and December 2011