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  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

 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 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.