Senior New Ways Older Adult Groups and Activities, Late June - September, 2009

July 01, 2009



 

 

Older Adult Groups

and Activities

Late June - September 2009

 

 

 

Senior Health Chat at Los Altos UMC (LAUMC), 1st and 3rd Fridays, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Caregiver University workshops led by the Alzheimer's Association staff.

 

July 3, 10:00 a.m. - Memory Strategies and Research - This workshop combines the latest research on reducing the risk of dementia with practical tips and exercises to improve memory.

 

July 17, 10:00 a.m. - Memory Loss and Aging: How do I know if it's Alzheimer's?  Know the 10 Signs - Early Detection Matters - This workshop targets individuals with memory complaints who are trying to determine the significance of their impairments.

 

July 31, 10:00 a.m. - Compassionate Communication - Strategies for family caregivers.

 

August 7, 10:00 a.m. -  Moving a Loved One with Memory Loss

 

August 21, 10:00 a.m. -  The latest in Alzheimer's Treatment & Research

 

No registration necessary.  Room assignment will be announced later. 

 

"Caring for Caregivers" support group at Los Altos UMC, 3rd Thursdays of the month, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Live Oak Room.

 

Contact Dona Smith-Powers (650.494.3093) or Rick Plain (650.948.1083) or rickplain@laumc.org.  Donation suggested.

 

Los Altos UMC is located at 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos, CA.

 

 

Senior Health Chat at Los Altos Public Library, 2nd Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m.  July 14,  Alice of Alice's Stick Cookies on "Starting Your Own Business."

 


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) 
  > Modesto First UMC, Aug. 8, 9-3 p.m.
  > Woodside Terrace (Redwood City), Wed., July 15, 3-4:30 p.m.
  > DVD teaching kit also available.

 

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

   > Nevada City UMC, Sundays, September 13 to October 4, 12-1:30 p.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):

  > St. Andrew's UMC, Sacramento, Wednesdays, July 8-Aug. 5, 1:30-3 p.m.

  > Clovis, Sept. 11, 1-4 p.m., September 12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

  > Sr. Center without Walls, July 6-Aug. 10, 3-3:30 p.m., 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?): TBS

 

Coming Fully Alive with Music and Pets,

  > Chadbourne Adult Ed, Millbrae, Monday, July 13, 12:35-1:30 p.m.

  > Handicapables, John 23rd Center, San Jose, TBS;

 

Coming Fully Alive in Assisted Living.

  > (on Gifts of Aging) at Belmont Village San Jose, July 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. All welcome. Call for date and time.

  > (on Balance and Fall Prevention) at Mercy McMahon Terrace, Sacramento, July 31, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

 

Brain Fitness Alive!

  > TBS 


Circles of Care
- combination of Friendly Visitor training and Coming Fully Alive as You Age series:

  > Quincy UMC, Sat., Aug. 29, 9-3 p.m. All are welcome


Adult Children/Caregivers of Aging Persons Support Group

  > 2nd ODD month Mondays, 7:30-9 p.m. at Los Altos UMC Room 2. July 13. Also, two groups in Grass Valley! Call for info.


Brain Fitness: Healthy Eating and Healing the Earth with Susan Harlan.

  > Los Altos UMC Redwood Room, August 15, 9:30-12 noon, $15. Pre-registration required. Call (650.209.1119).


Total Brain Fitness (TM) with Susan Diamond.    
  > Watch for upcoming classes, Los Altos UMC.

 

Mindfulness Meditation for Caregivers: To be offered this fall.

 

Breath Prayer Workshops: "Walk the Walk, Breath a Prayer" with Lloyd Young. August 1st.

  > 9-11 a.m., Los Altos UMC

  > 1-3 p.m., Santa Clara UMC.

  > Free. Call (650.209.1119) to register

 

 

Programs of our Partners:


Interfaith Women's Dialogue:

Next meeting: August 9, San Jose Friends Meeting, 2-4 p.m.


Stories Unfolding
with Margriet DeLange. See http://www.storiesunfolding.com/.


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

  

 

 

Call Judith Pruess-Mellow of Senior New Ways for information at (650.209.1119) on any of these groups.  Visit www.seniornewways.org or email judithpm@seniornewways.org. 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.