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Check in the Encore Newsletter or at the front desk for more information on the classes & programs listed below:

Classes
AARP Mature Driving Course
Computer Docent Appointments
Socials

Free Services
Lunch Bunch
San Ramon Trailblazers Hiking Group
Weekly Schedule
Special Presentations

CLASSES

The Senior Center offers over 30 hours of fitness classes each week which includes such classes as Low Impact Aerobics, Strength Training & Toning, Balance Through Movement and Low Level Total Body Workout. There are also Line Dancing classes for beginners to advanced. For those artistically inclined, there is the Boutique Workshop, and a weekly Painting group. We also have classes in Bridge, Creative Writing, Tai Chi Kuen and much more!

For flexible scheduling, there are also some evening & weekend classes which include Yoga, Zumba Gold and AARP Mature Driving.

Check in the Encore Newsletter online or at the front desk for dates and times of classes.

AARP Smart Driving Course
AARP offers the standard 8 hour class for both new and renewing students, and a new accelerated 4 1/2 hour class for renewing students only. Those enrolling in the 4 1/2 hour renewal class must provide the date on which the 8 hour class was completed and must have completed the 8-hour course within the past 4 years. Students completing the class will receive a Certificate of Completion, which entitles them to an automobile insurance discount.

Fees for each class are $15 for AARP Members (with proof of membership) and $20 for non-members. Fees are payable, by check only, to the instructor upon arrival to the class. Please Pre-Register at the Senior Center front desk to reserve your space.

Zumba Gold®
Instructor: Milan Hutchinson
Zumba Gold® fuses slower Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves, specifically designed for the active, older adult. Participants experience an exciting hour of calorie burning and energizing movements. Latin flavor and international zest make this Zumba Gold® class fun!
Ages 55+   Wednesdays  10:45am – 11:45am  

55+ Gentle Yoga
Instructor: Marcia Conroy
Basic foundations of yoga are taught in a gentle, modified style. The focus includes stretching to promote flexibility in the muscles and joints, various weight-bearing poses to enhance bone health, sequences of poses in a slow rhythm to slightly increase the heart rate, and restorative poses to relieve stress. Please bring a yoga mat.
Ages 55+   
Tuesdays   9:00am – 10:15am  
Thursdays 6:00pm – 7:15pm  

55+ Yoga for Health
Instructor: Michiyo Ambrosius
Gentle yoga suited for beginners as well as continuing students. Various yoga postures are modified for seniors to develop strength, flexibility and balance. Includes breath work and meditation to explore inner spiritual self.  Teachings are based on the instructor’s spontaneous remission experience from cancer.  Yoga mat required. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Ages 55+    Fridays    9:00am – 10:15am 

COMPUTER DOCENT APPOINTMENTS

The Senior Center Foundation sponsors the Computer Lab for seniors to use. A 50 cents per half-hour fee is requested. The money helps with the upkeep of these computers.

computer docent appointments
Have a computer question? Want to know how to do tasks with your computer on the Internet?
Try our Docents! Computer Docent appointments are available at a variety of different times each week. Docents are volunteers who can help seniors with computer questions and problems that they may be having. Appointments can be made at the Senior Center front desk for 60-minute time slots. See the schedule below for docent availability:

Tuesdays ~ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesdays ~ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesdays ~ 9:00am - 11:00am
Thursdays ~ 10:00am - 12:00pm*
*works with Apple products
Thursdays ~ 1:00pm - 3:00pm

$3(R)/$4(N) per appointment. Additional donations accepted!!

Please Note: You must make an appointment at the front desk for a 60 minute slot. Please pay at the front desk before your appointment. If you need to cancel an appointment, please call the front desk one day in advance so that the Docent will know not to come in.

SOCIALS


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Looking for a place to meet friends, old and new? The Senior Center offers many fun and exciting social activities including special luncheons, card playing, monthly birthday celebrations, bingo and much more.
 

 

FREE SERVICES

The following free services require an appointment-- Call (925) 973-3250

  • HICAP: Medicare, health insurance and long-term care insurance counseling - appointments available the 2nd Tuesday and 3rd Friday of the month.
  • AARP Tax Preparation - (February through mid-April)

Senior Peer Counseling
Sponsored by Contra Costa Health Services
Mondays, 1:30pm - 3:00pm (Spanish Speaking Counselor - Georgette Castro)
Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm (Spanish Speaking Counselor - Javier and Mery Soliz)
Thursdays, 9:00am - 10:30am (Mandarin & Cantonese Speaking Counselor - Anna Chang)
The Senior Peer Counseling Program offers individual one-on-one, 45 minute counseling sessions. Services are FREE of charge, and confidentiality is strictly observed. You may be facing challenges that are difficult to cope with alone, and we offer support to help you through life's problems, crises and challenges. Problem areas can include anxiety, depression, fears, loneliness, family issues, or other concerns that can cause distress. Sign up for an appointment at the Front Desk or call (925) 973-3250.

OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE:

Voter Registration forms are available across from the Front Desk.

Alzheimer's Association Support Group meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00pm

The East Bay Essential Tremor Support Group meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:00am

Senior Center Libray - located in the TV room (South Lounge) which is next to the Garden View Room. Various books, magazines, DVD's, CD's, VHS tapes, puzzles and games are all available free for everyone to enjoy. All you need to do is borrow an item(s) and then return when you are finished. No need to check anything in or out.

LUNCH BUNCH TRIPS

From Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay to Sonoma Town Square, there are lots of great ways to get out and enjoy lunch with friends while site-seeing.

Sign up for the lunch bunch trips at the Senior Center front desk.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

All activities are for ages 55+. Regular drop-in fees apply for most activities.
Please see the Encore! Newseltter for full descriptions
.

Monday

Activity Time Price
Low Impact Aerobics I 8:30-9:25am

$3(R)/$4(NR)

Low Impact Aerobics II 9:30-10:25am

$3(R)/$4(NR)

Strength Training & Toning 10:30-11:30am $3(R)/$4(NR)
Line Dancing (Beginning) 10:30-11:30am

$3(R)/$4(NR)

Pinochle 11:30am-3:00pm $3(R)/$4(NR)
**Senior Nutrition Program 12:00-1:00pm $2 donation

Instructional Tai Chi

2:00-3:00pm $3(R)/$4(NR)

Tuesday

Activity Time Price
Card Games 8:30am-12:00pm $3(R)/$4(NR)
Advanced Line Dancing 9:00-11:00am $3(R)/$4(NR)
*Boutique Workshop 10:00am-12:00pm Free
Strength Training & Toning 10:30-11:30am $3(R)/$4(NR)
Party Bridge 11:30am-3:00pm $3(R)/$4(NR)
**Senior Nutrition Program 12:00-1:00pm $2 at door
Bingo (special fee) 1:00-3:00pm See Encore! Newsletter
Total Body & Balance (Low Level) 2:00 - 2:45pm $3(R)/$4(NR)
Intermediate Chinese Brush Painting 2:00-4:00pm $3(R)/$4(NR)

Wednesday

Activity Time Price
Low Impact Aerobics I 8:30-9:25am $3(R)/$4(NR)
Low Impact Aerobics II 9:30-10:25am $3(R)/$4(NR)
Bocce Ball
(weather permitting)
9:30-11:00am $3(R)/$4(NR)
Sound Out 10:00-11:30pm $3(R)/$4(NR)
Ukulele and Hula for Everyone 10:00am-12:00pm $3(R)/$4(NR)
** Senior Nutrition Program 12:00-1:00pm $2 donation
Name That Tune (2nd Weds) 12:30-1:00pm Free
Karaoke 1:00-4:45pm $3(R)/$4(NR)
Line Dancing (Intermediate) 1:30-4:00pm $3(R)/$4(NR)
Low Impact Kickboxing 2:00 - 2:45pm $3(R)/$4(NR)

Thursday

Activity Time Price
Card Games AM 8:30-11:00am $3(R)/$4(NR)
Advanced Line Dancing 9:00-11:00am $3(R)/$4(NR)
Painting Group (no instruction) 9:00am-3:00pm $3(R)/$4(NR)
Balance Through Movement 10:00-10:45am $3(R)/$4(NR)
*Boutique Workshop 10:30am-12:00pm Free
Low Level Total Body Workout 11:00-11:45am $3(R)/$4(NR)
Pinochle 11:30-3:00pm $3(R)/$4(NR)
**Senior Nutrition Program 12:00-1:00pm $2 donation
Intermediate Bridge 12:30-4:00pm $3(R)/$4(NR)
Silver Tones Senior Chorus 1:00-2:00pm $3(R)/$4(NR)
Card Games PM (2nd and 4th Thursday) 1:00-4:00pm $3(R)/$4(NR)
Longevity Fitness 3:30-5:00pm $3(R)/$4(NR)

Friday

Activity Time Price
Low Impact Aerobics I 8:30-9:25am $3(R)/$4(NR)
Card Games 8:30-12:00am $3(R)/$4(NR)
Low Impact Aerobics II 9:30-10:25am $3(R)/$4(NR)
Strength Training & Toning 10:30-11:30am $3(R)/$4(NR)
Longevity Dance 10:30-11:30am $3(R)/$4(NR)
**Senior Nutrition Program 12:00-1:00pm $2 donation
Advanced Bridge 12:30-4:00pm $3(R)/$4(NR)
Creative Writing
(1st & 3rd Fridays)
1:00-3:00pm $3(R)/$4(NR)
Karaoke 1:00-4:45pm $3(R)/$4(NR)
Tai Chi Kuen 1:30-3:30pm $3(R)/$4(NR)

(R)-Residents
(NR)-Non Residents
*Free Class
** Requires Registration by noon the day before

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Come enjoy coffee and snacks while you increase your knowledge and gain a better understanding of important issues, at these FREE workshops. The presenters are all volunteering their time and expertise.

Check in the Encore Newsletter online or at the front desk for dates and times of addtional presentations.