Senior Living & Resources
Just for Seniors
June 30, July 21, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27 and Nov. 17
Senior Socials at St. John Vianney Parish. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mullen Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Meet new people. A book club, walking club and more are planned after lunch for those who are interested. $5 cost includes lunch. Information: 925-939-7911.
July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3
60 Plus or Minus Club. Meets 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 or Transfig_Office@sbcglobal.net.
July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14
Senior Adult Ministry at St. Joan of Arc Parish. At 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. BYOB lunch ("Bring Your Own Bag") every second Tuesday in the church conference room Contact: Phyllis, 925-804-6090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10
Bridge. St. Perpetua Senior Activities Group (SAGE). 9:30 a.m. second Fridays in the parish hall, St. Perpetua Church, 3454 Hamlin Road, Lafayette. 925-283-0272.
July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20
Senior Luncheons at St. Anthony Parish. 11:30 a.m. third Mondays in the parish hall at 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. Seniors welcome to join in a prayer service (optional), lunch, and a friendly, fun and free session of Bingo. Great door and bingo prizes.
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.
PARISH SENIOR PROGRAMS
All Saints Seniors. 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 Avenue), El Cerrito. Gathering usually includes a guest speaker, fellowship and lunch. The last Tuesday of the month features a sing-along with a volunteer on the piano and birthday celebrants for that month take the center stage. 510-232-5659.
Young at Heart Ministry at St. Isidore Parish. At 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.
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. Noon, Borromeo Hall, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore; 925-447-4549; www.stcharleslivermore.org.
St. Edward Parish Seniors. 10 a.m. to noon in Gaspar House, 5864 Thornton Ave., Newark. 510-797-0241.
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. For locations and times dial 925-447-4549.
Family Caregiver Education Series offered by Hope Hospice. This series designed for any community member engaged in the role of caregiver or expecting to soon become a caregiver. Classes will be offered on the second Saturday of each month except for December. Registration and refreshments begin at 9:45 a.m. with classes held from 10 a.m. to noon. Hope Hospice is located at 6377 Clark Ave., Suite 100, Dublin, in the second floor conference room. Register online at Hopehospice.com or contact Debbie Emerson, at Debbie@hopehospice.com. Registration is ongoing throughout the following series:
Technology Tools for the Caregiver. Tools and assistive devices currently on the market; information on various resources, applications and devices for medical and task management, communication; and home and personal monitoring.
Self-care for the Caregiver. In order to effectively care for others caregiver must first take responsibility for one's own well-being. This class will provide information about the caregiving experience, the challenges and rewards, stress management strategies and ways to obtain support and assistance.
Essential Skills for the Family Caregiver. Many family caregivers are asked to perform a variety of medical or nursing tasks so that their loved one is able to stay at home. In this course, participants will receive training in basic skills such as wound care, operating medical equipment, bathing, toileting, transferring and other responsibilities.
Understanding Advanced Illness. Often what started off as a single medical issue morphs into several. Caregivers will receive information on the most prevalent co-existing medical conditions among the elderly and chronically ill.
Memory Café. 2 p.m. in the Community Hall of St. Peter's Lutheran Church at 254 Broadmoor Blvd., San Leandro. The Memory Café is sponsored by Memory DayByDay, a nonprofit that works with individuals, families and caregivers living with early-onset and early-stage Alzheimer's dementia. Information: Tricia Bruketta, 510-931-9336.
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