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placeholder January 4, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 1   •   Oakland, CA
Senior Living & Resources

Just for Seniors


Thursday, Jan. 7
St. Joseph Seniors-Pinole. St. Joseph Parish, 837 Tennent Ave. Pinole. Speaker: Pastor Rev. John Dineen, will talk about parish updates, things that need to be done list and projects. There will also be a Q and A and a potluck lunch. Dial the parish hall for time, 510-741-4900, and for more information, Pat Burke, 510-222-4202; Sister Celine, 510-741-4900, ext. 203; or Susan Gahan at 510-741-1756.

Tuesday, Jan. 12
Senior Adult Ministry potluck lunch and discussion. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. SAM will hold its first monthly potluck lunch. The discussion this day will be "Why our adult children leave the faith in which they were raised — and how we can still reach out to them and our grandchildren." When you RSVP for this event, you will be sent an invitation from Sign-up Genius to sign up for your food item. Phyllis Stevens, a parishioner, will lead. 925-830-0600, ext. 248.

Thursday, March 3
Lenten speaker. St. Joseph Seniors-Pinole. St. Joseph Parish, 837 Tennent Ave. Pinole. Soup and sandwich lunch.

Tuesday, March 8
Senior Luncheon, St. Lawrence O'Toole-St. Cyril Parish, 3725 High St., Oakland. Information: 510-530-0761.

Saturday, April 9
Annual Senior High Tea. 1 p.m., All Saints Church gym, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Contact Diana DeJesus at 510-581-0736.

Day trips

Jan. 28 to 29
All Saints Seniors will be going on an overnight visit to Reno. All Saints Church, 2284 Second St., Hayward. For more information contact: Diana DeJesus at 510-581-0736.

Feb. 4
Casino trip to Red Hawk in Placerville. St. Joseph Seniors, 837 Tennent Ave. Pinole Cost: $27. Information: Pat Burke, 510-222-4202; Sister Celine, 510-741-4900, ext. 203; or Susan Gahan, 510-741-1756.


Thursday, April 7
Speakers on home and medication safety, St. Joseph Seniors, 837 Tennent Ave. Pinole. Potluck lunch.

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.

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.

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 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.

All Saints Seniors, 22824 Second St. Hayward. Group meets weekly for potluck lunch or Bingo. Frances: 510-846-5300 or Diana: 510-581-0736.

Third Thursdays
Golden Friends. 11 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 1640 Addison St., 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 (costs: $3), and Bingo afterward. Located at the St. Isidore Ministry Center, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville (directly across the street from the church). Contact person: Bella Kerrigan, 925-352-3579.

Third Fridays
The Classic Club (55 and over) 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. Bring an appetizer, salad, entrée (pre-cooked) or a dessert to share. $3 each at the door covers paper goods and beverages. Contact person: Rosalia Achziger, 925-381-0170.

Senior Luncheons at St. Augustine Parish. Held in the vestibule of the church at 400 Alcatraz Ave,, Oakland. The Parish's pastoral care team prepares lunch for the seniors. 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.

First Saturdays
Monthly Anointing Mass. 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Church, 37588, Fremont Blvd, Fremont. Complimentary lunch for seniors follows Mass (except May). 510-797-1660.

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