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placeholder  January 5, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 1   •   Oakland, CA
Senior Living & Resources

Just for Seniors

List your senior events

The Just for Seniors events calendar of The Catholic Voice will be published again in our April 6 issue.

If you have an event for seniors, such as a retreat, lecture or dinner, and would like to publicize it in any of our Senior Living and Resources sections for 2015, send them to Carrie McClish, The Catholic Voice, 2121 Harrison St., Suite 100, Oakland 94612 or email to cmcclish@oakdiocese.org.
Dates for the 2015 senior sections and their deadlines are:

Issue          Deadline
April 6          March 25
June 22       June 10
Nov. 9          Oct. 28
Thursdays, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12
Monthly senior luncheons. Second Thursdays in the large hall at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. $12 donation, all-you-can-eat. 925-672-5800.

Fridays, Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17
The Classic Club Pot Luck Dinner is held the third Friday of every month at 5:45 p.m. except July and August in the Ministry Center at St. Isidore Parish, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Occasionally there is Bingo, trivia and always good food and camaraderie. Plan to bring an appetizer, salad, entrée (pre-cooked) or a dessert to share. $3 each at the door covers paper goods and beverages. Questions? Call Rosalia at 925-837-9486.

Mondays, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, April 20
Lunch and Bingo. 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. 925-625-2048.

Wednesday, Jan. 21
Age of Grace and Wisdom Potluck Luncheons. Third Wednesdays January through October 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.

Thursday, Feb. 12
Valentine's Day Luncheon. All Saints Senior Group, Hayward. Call Frances at 510-436-1405 for more information.

Tuesdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27
St. John's Seniors. Tuesdays at the St. John the Baptist Community Center, 6500 Gladys Ave., corner of Lexington, El Cerrito. Director: Jan Duckart, 510-527-2850 or 510-237-3808.

Feb. 6, March 6
The 60-plus-or-minus Club. First Fridays after the 9:30 a.m. Mass in Mt. Tabor Hall, Church of the Transfiguration, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. 510-538-7941.

Saturday, Feb. 21
How to survive being a widow/widower. 10:30 a.m. in the library at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. This presentation will give concrete suggestions on the steps you need to take before you lose your spouse. Women ... Do you know how to turn your water off if pipes spring a leak? Do you know your financial status? Do you know the passwords to your computer? Would you know what to do if your car developed problems?

Men ... Do you know how to wash your clothes? Cook meals? Clean the house? Questions contact Mary Ann Smith, 925-240-1706 or 209-639-6164.

St. Benedict Parish Wellness Group. Meets every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Benedict Church, 2245 82nd Ave., Oakland. 510-632-1847.

Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28
St. Leo the Great Senior Activities Center. Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 171 Ridgeway Ave., Oakland. Free classes, special programs, low-cost lunches, community resources. 510-654-6177.

Week of Jan. 26
All Saints Parish Senior Group, Hayward. Casino trip to Cache Creek. Information: Diana DeJesus, 510-581-0736.

Silver and Gold. St. Ignatius of Antioch Church in Antioch. Information: 925-778-0768.

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