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Senior Living & Resources

Just for Seniors


Saturday, April 29

Silver & Gold Group at St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, Antioch. 11 a.m. docent guided tour through the Pittsburg Historical Museum on Railroad Avenue with optional lunch at the New Mecca Café. Information: Contact Don at 925-575-9529.

Saturday, May 6
All Saints Senior Tea. 1 to 4 p.m. in the gym at All Saints Parish, 22824 Second St. in Hayward. Tickets: $30 each. For more information or to reserve a table contact Diana DeJesus at 510-581-0736.

Saturday, May 13
Spirituality & Conscious Aging: Finding Meaning and Purpose in Our Retirement Years with Jim Briggs. San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville. Cost is $85 (includes lunch). For more information and to register, please go to www.sandamiano.org or call 925-837-9141 x315.


May 20, June 10, 24

Family Caregiver Education Series at Hope Hospice. 10 a.m. to noon at 6377 Clark Ave., Suite 100, (2nd floor conference room) in Dublin. May 20: Necessary Evils: Exploring Legal and Financial Issues; June 10: Navigating the Health Care Environment/Becoming An Advocate for Your Loved One; June 24: Living With Dementia: Optimal Well-Being and Activities of Daily Living. Register online at Hopehospice.com or contact Debbie Emerson at debbiee@HopeHospice.com. Registration is ongoing throughout the series. This program is available at no charge to community members, but donations to Hope Hospice are appreciated.



T'ai Chi. 8 a.m. at St. Columba Church, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Sponsored by the parish Health Cabinet. 510-654-7600.

Line Dancing. 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Benedict Parish, 2245 82nd Ave., Oakland. 510-632-1847.


May 5, June 2
60 Plus or Minus Club. Meets 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 or Transfig_Office@sbcglobal.net.

Friday, May 12
Bridge. St. Perpetua Senior Activities Group (SAGE). 9:30 a.m. in the parish hall, St. Perpetua Church, 3454 Hamlin Road, Lafayette. 925-283-0272. 2nd Fridays.

May 19, June 16
The Classic Club Pot Luck Dinner. Meets Third Fridays at 5:45 p.m. (hors d'oeuvres), 6:30 p.m. (dinner) in the Ministry Center at St. Isidore Parish, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. This social group is made up of parishioners and friends who are 55 years of age and older who meet monthly except during July and August. People are asked to bring food to share. A $3 charge at the door helps to cover the cost of beverages and paper goods. Questions? Contact Gloria and Bob Kerner, 925-735-8751.


All Saints Seniors Busy Bees. Senior Center. All Saints Parish, 22824 Second St., Hayward. Contact: Frances Legg, 510-836-5300.

St. John the Baptist Community Center. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 6500 Gladys Ave. (at Lexington Ave.), El Cerrito. Gathering usually includes a guest speaker, fellowship and lunch. 510-232-5659.

Third Tuesdays
Young at Heart Ministry at St. Isidore Parish, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. 11:15 a.m. Mass or prayer service followed by luncheon and afternoon social. An extension of the parish Legion of Mary ministry. 925-837-2122.

Third Wednesdays
Age of Wisdom and Grace at St. Charles Borromeo Church. A group for men and women, age 50+, that meets for friendship and a potluck meal. Third Wednesday of each month, 12 p.m., Borromeo Hall, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore
925-447-4549. http://www.stcharleslivermore.org/. No meeting in November or December.

St. Edward Parish Seniors. 10 a.m. to noon in Gaspar House, 5864 Thornton Ave., Newark. 510-797-0241.

First Fridays
Senior Singles at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. At 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. A social group for seniors that meets for lunch or dinner in a restaurant. First Friday of the month. For locations and times call 925-447-4549



Memory Café. 2 p.m. in the Community Hall of St. Peter's Lutheran Church at 254 Broadmoor Blvd, San Leandro. Sponsored by Memory DayByDay, a nonprofit working with early-onset and early-stage Alzheimer's dementia, The Memory Café is opened to those with dementia and their family and friends. For more information, call Tricia Bruketta at 510-931-9336.

Friday, April 21
Banishing the Blues. 9:30 to 11 a.m. at John Muir Medical Center, Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek. Facilitator: Alan Brast. Learn the causes of depression and methods to help minimize or eradicate it. This class addresses reactive repression not mental illness or clinical depression. Register online at johnmuirhealth.com or call 925-941-7900, option 1.

April 22, May 2
AARP Driver Refresher Class. 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek and Concord. Designed for motorists 50 and over . There is a charge for this class. Register online at johnmuirhealth.com or call 925-941-7900, option 1.

Tuesday, May 23
Elder Care Alliance Presents Movie Moments at the Vogue. 10 a.m. to noon at the Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St. in San Francisco. "Movie Moments at the Vogue" is designed specifically for people living with dementia, as well as their family members, care partners, friends and neighbors. The program offers an expressive outlet and forum for dialogue through the viewing of short, iconic film clips interspersed with trivia, group discussion and reminiscence. Moderating the event are Sean Caulfield, a memory care specialist with Elder Care Alliance, and Rachel Main, a family support coordinator with the Alzheimer's Association. Additionally, volunteers will engage with audience members, prompting long-term memories and self-awareness through highlighted themes such as family, love, careers and Hollywood stars. The free community event is a joint partnership with Elder Care Alliance, California Pacific Medical Center's Ray Dolby Brain Health Center and the Alzheimer's Association - Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter. Also supporting the event are San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation, Vogue Theatre and Creative Aging San Francisco. Pre-registration is required. For tickets or volunteer information contact Rachel Main of Creative Aging San Francisco at 415-463-8505 or creativeagingsf@gmail.com.

List your senior events

The next Senior Living and Resources section is June 26.
Deadline to submit entries is June 15.

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 2017, send them to:

Carrie McClish, The Catholic Voice, 2121 Harrison St., Suite 100, Oakland 94612 or email: cmcclish@oakdiocese.org.
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