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Senior Living & Resources

Just for Seniors

Events, activities and opportunities for seniors in the Oakland diocese are being taken for the next Senior Living and Resources section on Nov. 10. Submit information by the Oct. 27 deadline to Carrie McClish, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland 94612, cmcclish@oakdiocese.org or 510-419-1074.


Aug. 12, 19, 26

St. John the Baptist Senior Center. 11 a.m. at the St. John the Baptist Community Center, 6500 Gladys Ave., El Cerrito. No charge; modest fee for lunch. Dial Jan Duckart at 510-527-2850 for information.

Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9
Senior luncheon. Second Thursdays in the large hall at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. $12 donation, all-you-can-eat. 925-672-5800.

Mondays, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20
Senior luncheons. Every third Monday at St. Anthony Parish, 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. Most start arriving at 11:30 a.m. Lunch followed by Bingo. There is no charge. The program includes occasional bus trips.

Wednesdays, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15
Age of Grace and Wisdom Potluck Luncheons. Third Wednesdays at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. No charge — just bring a dish to share. *Subject to change, contact parish office, 925-447-4549, ext.115.

Wednesday, Aug. 27
Continental Breakfast. "Silver and Gold" group at St. Ignatius Church. 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Celebration of birthdays and anniversaries. Information: 925-778-0768.

Thursday, Sept. 4
Picnic in the Park: St. Joseph Seniors. 11 a.m. Mass at 836 Tennant Ave., Pinole, followed by potluck picnic at Fernandez Park. Bring a dish to share. Contact Sister Celine at 510-741-4900 or Bill and Susan Gahan, 510-741-1756.

Sept. 19, Oct. 17
The Classic Club Pot Luck Dinner. 5:45 p.m. in the ministry room at St. Isidore Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Appetizers and beverages are served starting at 5:45 p.m.; dinner, 6:30 p.m. Please bring an appetizer, salad, pre-cooked entrée or a dessert to share. $3 per person at the door to cover expenses. Questions? Dial Rosalia at 925-837-9486.

Thursday, Oct. 2
Soup and (Build Your Own Sandwich). Senior Center at All Saints Church, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Sandwich fixing are provided, ready to be assembled. Free. To reserve your spot at the table call Frances Legg — she needs to know how much soup to make. 510-846-5300.

Senior lunches at St. Augustine Parish. Every three months in the vestibule of the church at 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland. Parish members 65 and older. 510-653-8631.


Wednesday, Aug. 20

Bus tour of San Francisco cathedral. "Silver and Gold" group at St. Ignatius Church. 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Information: 925-778-0768.

Wednesday, Sept. 10
Trip to see the Santa Cruz Follies. All Saints, Hayward Senior group. For price or questions, contact Diana DeJesus, 510-581-0736.

Saturday, Sept. 13
Ferry from Vallejo to San Francisco. "Silver and Gold" group at St. Ignatius Church. 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Information: 925-778-0768.

Wednesday, Oct. 8
Black Diamond Mines — docent tour. "Silver and Gold" group at St. Ignatius Church. 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Information: 925-778-0768.

Thursday, Oct. 9
Sonoma Plaza & Jack London's State Historic Site. In Sonoma, we'll have time to see the Sonoma Mission, browse the shops on the Plaza, & pick up lunch at the Sonoma Cheese Factory. St. Joseph Parish, Pinole. For information, call Sister Celine 510-741-4900 or Bill & Susan Gahan 510-741-1756.

Thursday, Nov. 6
3 Seasons Café. After our 10:30 mass, we'll carpool to Contra Costa College's culinary department restaurant. For $11, you'll get your choice of the following gourmet foods: soup or salad, choice of entrée, and a dessert. St. Joseph Parish, Pinole. For information, call Sister Celine 510-741-4900 or Bill & Susan Gahan 510-741-1756.


Wednesday, Aug. 13
Pizza Night. Silver and Gold Club at St. Ignatius Parish in Antioch. 6:30 p.m. at Skipolini's. Buy your own pizza and enjoy fellowship with friends. Information: 925-778-0768.

Aug. 13, 20, 27, Sept. 3
St. Leo the Great Parish Senior Activity Center. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 171 Ridgeway Ave., Oakland. Free classes; programs; community resources; low-cost lunches. 510-654-6177.

Aug. 19, Sept. 16
Mass/lunch/raffle. Young at Hearts at St. Isidore Parish. 11:15 a.m. Mass in the St. Isidore Room, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville, followed by lunch and a raffle. Raffle proceeds help pay for groceries. Sponsored by the parish's Legion of Mary. Bella Kerrigan, kerrigge@aol.com, 925-735-0501 or 925- 352-3579.

Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16
Golden Friends — St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley. Meet for 11 a.m. Mass in the chapel; potluck lunch in the rectory follows. All parishioners over 60 are welcome. 510-843-2244

Friday, Sept. 12
Early Timers of St. Joan of Arc Parish. Meets second Fridays in the multipurpose room, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. A social group for parishioners 55 years of age and older, who meet for fellowship and to share a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. 925-830-0600.


St. Benedict's Wellness Group. Meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the parish hall at St. Benedict Church, 2245 82nd Ave., Oakland. 510-632-1847.

Saturday, Sept. 27
Stretch and Stroll Docent Tour of Antioch Sand Dunes. "Silver and Gold" group at St. Ignatius Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch.


Aug. 15, 22, 29, Sept. 5
Crafts and other creative projects - St. Edward Parish. 10 a.m. to noon Fridays in the parish hall, 5788 Thornton Ave., Newark. Activities: crochet, knitting or bring personal projects to work on. At noon the group goes someplace for lunch.

Saturday, Sept. 6
A's vs. Anaheim Angels (baseball). St. Bonaventure seniors group. 925-672-5800.

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