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placeholder April 6, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 7   •   Oakland, CA
Just for Seniors

Events, activities and opportunities
for seniors in the Oakland diocese.

List your senior events

The next Senior Living and Resources section is on June 22. Deadline to submit entries is June 10.

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: cmcclish@oakdiocese.org.


Every Tuesday

St. Jerome Seniors in El Cerrito. 1 to 5 p.m. in Rohan Hall, which is beneath the church, 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito. A gathering of many talented knitters and other crafts people. Originally, the crafts group started as a fundraiser. Often items created by the crafters and artists continued to be sold in parish fundraisers. Mary, 510-236-2928.

Every Wednesday

St. Leo the Great Senior Activities Center. 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.


Saturday, April 22

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: 4 Useful Steps, Victoria Perez, CARD (Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disaster), will discuss at 10 a.m. how seniors can be prepared for a crisis with a few valuable resources close at hand. She will lead us in creating a "Skip Kit' — a zip top bag filled with 10 items each with multiple, creative, uses in a crisis. Supplies provided. Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland. For additional details, dial 510-534-8540, ext. 630.


Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

St. Benedict Parish Wellness Group. 6 to 7 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Benedict Church, 2245 82nd Ave. Oakland. Parish office: 510-632-1847.


April 9, May 14, June 11

Monthly Senior luncheons. Second Thursdays in the large hall at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road in Concord. $12 donation, all-you-can-eat. 925-672-5800.

April 15, May 20, June 17

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.

April 17, May 15, June 19

The Classic Club Pot Luck Dinners. Third Friday 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.

April 20, May 18, June 15, July 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.


Monday, April 13

Rev. Louis Vitale, OFM, a Franciscan priest, and activist, has engaged in civil disobedience for nearly four decades in pursuit of peace and justice, and has been arrested more than 400 times, will speak on activism and social justice at 2 p.m. Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland. For additional details, dial 510-534-8540, ext. 630.

Wednesday, April 22

Sister Pat Nagle, IHM, talks about how "Blue Nuns Go Green" at 2 p.m. at Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland — the story of a faith-inspired, sustainable demolition and reconstruction of the 376,000 square foot IHM Michigan Mother House in a sustainable way. For additional details, please dial 510-534-8540, ext, 630.


Every Tuesday

St. John's Seniors. 11 a.m. in 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.

April 11

Senior High Tea. All Saints Senior Group. 1 to 3:30 p.m. at 22824 Second St., Hayward. Dress is dressy/casual. An afternoon of good friends, delectable treats and great fun. Cost is $25 per person. Call Diana De Jesus at 510-581-0736 for more information.

Friday, April 17

Classic Club (55 and over) group at St. Isidore Parish. Every third Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the St. Isidore Ministry Center directly across the street from the church, 440 La Gonda Way in Danville. Contact person: Rosalia Achziger, 925-381-0170.

April 21, May 19, June 16

Young at Hearts group at St. Isidore Parish. Every third Thursday. 11 a.m. Mass (when a priest is available), followed by lunch (cost: $3), and bingo afterwards. Located at the St. Isidore Ministry Center, 440 La Gonda Way in Danville (directly across the street from the church). Contact person: Bella Kerrigan, 925-352-3579.

May 1, June 5, July 3

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


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