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Senior Living & Resources

Just for Seniors


Tuesday, Dec. 8

Senior luncheon, St. Lawrence O'Toole-St. Cyril Parish, 3725 High St., Oakland. Information: 510-530-0761.

First Fridays
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.

Second Thursdays
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.

First or second Mondays
Monthly senior luncheons. At Queen of All Saints Church, 2390 Grant St., Concord. Find the date at www.qaschurch.org or call the office at 925-825-0350.

Third Mondays
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.

Third Wednesdays
Age of Grace and Wisdom potluck luncheons. Third Wednesdays January-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.

Third Thursdays
Golden Friends. 11 a.m., St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 1640 Addison St. in Berkeley. Mass in the chapel at 11 a.m. followed by potluck lunch in the rectory. All parishioners over 60 are welcome. 510-843-2244.

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

Third Fridays
The Classic Club pot luck dinners. Third Fridays 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; always good food and camaraderie. Bring an appetizer, salad, pre-cooked entrée or a dessert to share. $3 each at the door covers paper goods and beverages. Questions, call Rosalia at 925-837-9486.

First Saturdays
Monthly Anointing Mass. 11 a.m. first Saturdays except May at Holy Spirit Parish, 37588 Fremont Blvd, Fremont. A complementary luncheon for seniors follows the Mass.

Every three months
Senior luncheons prepared by the pastoral care team at St. Augustine Parish, held in the vestibule of the church at 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland. All registered parish members ages 65 and over receive an invitation to the group in the mail. RSVP. Attendees often bring a dish to share, although this is not necessary. Entertainment is always part of the afternoon, as well as the Anointing of the Sick for those who wish it. 510-653-8631.


Every Tuesday
St. John's Seniors. 11 a.m. in the St. John the Baptist Church Community Center, 6500 Gladys Ave., corner of Lexington, El Cerrito. Director: Jan Duckart, 510-527-2850 or 510-237-3808.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
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.

Third Fridays
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: Rosalia Achziger, 925-381-0170.

Day trips

Silver and Gold Ministry at St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish
, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd. in Antioch. 925-778-0768.


St. Philip Neri has been playing Bingo for more than 30 years and we welcome newcomers! Must be 18 to play. Every Tuesday at Msgr. O'Brien Hall (corner of High and Van Buren) in Alameda. Doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. Snack Bar, free coffee and a reasonably priced dinner. Dial 510-373-5200 or email secretary@saspn.org.

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