Senior New Ways Older Adult Groups and Activities, Late-April Through May, 2009

May 01, 2009





Older Adult Groups and Activities for
Late April - May 2009




Senior Health Chat at Los Altos UMC, 1st and 3rd Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon. Los Altos UMC is located at 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos, CA. Call Dona Smith-Powers (650.494.3093). Donation suggested.


Senior Health Chat at Los Altos Public Library, 2nd Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m.  May 12, "Finding Meaning in Retirement: Making a Plan" with Cathy Chavez.


Coming Fully Alive Series:
Coming Fully Alive as You Age (on Finding Meaning in Life, Being Fully Alive, Aging as a Spiritual Journey, and Humor)

~Hilltop Senior Living, Grass Valley, 3rd Saturdays. Mar. 21-May 16; also at Modesto First UMC, Aug. 8, 9-3 p.m.

~Woodside Terrace (Redwood City), Wed., May 20 at 3-4:30 p.m. DVD teaching kit is also available.

Looking Forward, Looking Back
(on Journaling, Movement-Meditation, Rituals, Communication, and Capturing Our Life Stories)

~San Leandro UMC, Tues. April 21-May 19, 2-3:30 p.m.

~Daly City UMC, Saturdays., May 9-June 6, 10-11:30 a.m.

Creative Aging for a Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit
(on Laughter and Brain Fitness, Aging and Spirituality, ABC's of Fitness and Nutrition, Creativity in Later Life, and Elders as Earth Advocates)

~Loomis UMC, April 23, 10 a.m.-noon

~Carson Valley UMC, May 30, 9-3

~St. Andrew's UMC, Sacramento, Weds., July 8-Aug. 5, 1:30-3pm

~Clovis, Sept. 11, 1-4pm, Sept. 12, 9-12am

~Sonoma FUMC, May 1, 8, 9-12 noon.

~Sr. Center without Walls, July 6-Aug. 10, 3-3:30pm, a free CALL-IN class; 877-797-7299.

Elders as Earth Advocates and Partners with Youth
(on Elders as Earth Advocates Intro, Slowing Down, Simplicity, Where Do We Go from Here?):

~Sermon, Castro Valley UMC, May 24, by Judith Pruess-Mellow

~Castro Valley UMC Tues., May 5-June 2, 10:30 a.m.-noon

Coming Fully Alive with Music and Pets:

~Sr. Friendship Day, Palo Alto, April 15, 10:45-11:45 a.m.

~Chadbourne Adult Ed, Millbrae, Mondays, June 8 & July 13, 12:35-1:30 p.m.

~Handicapables, John 23rd Center, San Jose, May 2

~Cupertino Sr. Center, June 1, 8, & 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Coming Fully Alive in Assisted Living:

~(on Communication and Intimacy in Later Life) at Belmont Village in San Jose, June. All are welcome. Call for date and time.

~(on Leaving a Legacy) at Mercy McMahon Terrace, Sacramento, May 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Brain Fitness Alive!
Salinas UMC, May 4, 18 & June 1, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 831-424-0855. Free.


Adult Children/Caregivers of Aging Persons Support Group -2nd ODD month Mondays, 7-9 p.m., LAUMC Garden Room, May 11. Also, two groups in Grass Valley! Call for information.

Total Brain Fitness -
with Susan Diamond, watch for upcoming classes, LAUMC.


Programs of our Partners:

Interfaith Women's Dialogue: Next meeting: June 7, Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos, 2-4:15 p.m.

Stories Unfolding, with Margriet DeLange. Visit


Memoir-writing (take time to write down your stories) at the Los Altos UMC Live oak Room, 2nd Tuesdays, 1:30-3 p.m. Contact Jinny Newberry (650.948.5808). Free.


Pathways to Positive Aging, Brain Fitness Workshop including Susan Diamond, April 24, 10-1 p.m. Washington Hospital, 2500 Mowry Ave., Fremont. Provided by Tri-City Elder Coalition. Free.





Call Judith Pruess-Mellow of Senior New Ways at 650.209.1119 for information on any of these groups, visit or email Senior New Ways is located at 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos, CA 94024. Senior New Ways is a 501 (c) (3) corporation. All donations are tax-deductible.