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Senior Living & Resources

Just for Seniors

Holiday Celebrations

Thursday, Nov. 16
Busy Bee Seniors Thanksgiving Holiday Luncheon. Noon at Senior Center, All Saints Parish, 22824 Second St., Hayward. $12 donation; food from Harry's Hof Brau. Call to RSVP: Frances Legg, 510-846-5300.

Friday, Nov. 17
Holiday Senior Social at St. John Vianney Parish. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mullens Commons, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Socialize and meet new people. $5 cost includes lunch. For more information, 925-939-7911.


Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Wellness Classes at St. Benedict Parish. 6 to 7 p.m. at 2245 82nd Ave., Oakland.

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


Monday, Nov. 13
Senior Luncheon at Queen of All Saints Church. Noon in the parish hall, 2390 Grant St., Concord. 925-825-0350.

Third Mondays
Senior Luncheons at St. Anthony Parish. 11:30 a.m. in the hall at 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. All seniors are welcome to join in a prayer service (optional), lunch or Bingo. 925-625-2048.

St. John the Baptist Parish Senior Lunch and Speaker. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays at El Cerrito Royale, 6500 Gladys St., corner of Lexington, in El Cerrito. Information: 510-232-5659; www.stjohnelcerrito.org.

Second Tuesdays, Nov. 14, Dec. 12
St. Francis of Assisi Parish Senior Luncheon. Noon at 860 Oak Grove Road in Concord. Information: 925-682-5447, ext. 2. Free.

Third Tuesdays, Nov. 21, Dec. 19
St. Isidore Church's Young at Hearts Group. Begins at 11:30 a.m. at 440 LaGonda Way, Danville. $3 recommended donation. 925-837-2122.

St. Jerome Church Coffee Group. 9 to 10 a.m., in Rohan Hall at 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito after morning Mass. 510-525-0876.

First Fridays
60 Plus or Minus Club at Church of the Transfiguration. After the 9:30 a.m. Mass at 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. 510-538-7941.

Single Seniors Group at St. Charles Borromeo Parish. Open to single people 60 years and older. Information: Karen Adams, 925-417-0880.

Third Fridays, Nov. 17, Dec. 15
St. Isidore Church's "Classic Club." Meets at 5:45 p.m. in the St. Isidore Room at St. Isidore Church, 440 LaGonda Way, Danville. Enjoy a potluck dinner and social.

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 at 510-931-9336.
Wednesday, Nov. 8.

The BridgeHaven Learning Series Dementia, Art and Creativity. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Alameda Public Library, Main Branch, 150 Oak St., Alameda. Learn how to utilize dementia-specific communication methods to both overcome challenging behaviors and create positive emotional connections. Facilitated by Mindy Creson, MSW, Mercy Care Center Life Enrichment director. RSVP: Carmel Dolcine-Joseph at 510-769-2725 or CDolcine-Joseph@ElderCareAlliance.org.

Saturday, Nov. 11
Medicare: An Overview and Update. 9:45 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. to noon, class will be held at Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave. (second floor conference room), Dublin. Information: Debbie at debbiee@HopeHospice.com.


St. Mary's Center. 925 Brockhurst St., Oakland. St. Mary's is looking for volunteers to host or serve a meal for guests at their upcoming Winter Shelter, host a Sunday dinner or volunteer at A Friendly Manor; www.stmaryscenter.org or 510-923-9600.

Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services is in need of meal delivery drivers, "Friendly Visitors" and office volunteers. Information, http://mowsos.org/volunteer or 925-937-8311.

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