Senior New Ways Older Adult Groups and Activities, Mid-August - October, 2009

August 23, 2009




Older Adult Groups

and Activities

Mid-August - October 2009





Senior New Ways monthly television program, filmed at the Midpeninsula Media Center of Palo Alto, is now available on the internet at Search on 'Senior New Ways'. Some past programs are also available.



Programs at Los Altos United Methodist Church:

(655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos, CA)


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. Contact Dona Smith-Powers (650.494.3093) or Rick Plain (650.948.1083.


Adult Children/Caregivers of Aging Persons Support Group, 2nd ODD month, Mondays, 7:30-9 p.m., Los Altos UMC Room 2. September 14 - two groups in Grass Valley. Call for details.


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


"Caring for Caregivers" support group, Los Altos UMC, 3rd Thursdays of the month, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Live Oak Room. For more information about these events and classes contact Rick Plain (650.948.1083 ext. 121 or


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

Brain Fitness: Healthy Eating and Healing the Earth with Susan Harlan, Los Altos UMC. TBS.


Programs at Los Altos Public Library:

Senior Health Chat at Los Altos Public Library, 2nd Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m. 


September 8: "Preventing Identity Theft" with Officer Paco Vergara and Sandy Levine.


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) 

     Woodside Terrace (Redwood City), call for date. 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):

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

     Fortuna UMC, October 26, afternoon.

     Eureka UMC, October 27, 9-3 p.m. (tentative)

     Mantague UMC, October 29, 9-3 p.m.

     Redding UMC, October 30, 9-3 p.m.

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,

     St. Francis of Assisi Handicapables, John 23rd Center, San Jose, August 15


Coming Fully Alive in Assisted Living.

     On Communication in Later Life - at Belmont Village San Jose, August 13, 6-7 p.m. All welcome. Call for date and time.

     Reutlinger Assisted Living, Danville, September 8 & 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

     Mercy McMahon Terrace, Sacramento, August 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Coping Skills in a Crazy World

     Chateau River's Edge, 10:30-11:30 a.m., on Finding Meaning in Life.


Brain Fitness Alive!


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

     Mariposa UMC, Friday, October 23.



Programs of our Partners:

Caregiver Conference:

Avenidas Rose Kleiner Adult Day Health and Mountain View Senior Center, August 22, 8:30-3 p.m. For more information, view flyer here.


Summer Fitness Camp:

Camp Avenidas, August 21. For more information call Judith Webb at 289-5400 or view flyer here.

Comforting Touch for the Elderly and the Ill:

Historic Hoover Theater, San Jose, October 10-11, 8:30-5:30 p.m. Space is limited. For more information, view flyer here.


Interfaith Women's Dialogue:

Next meeting - October 11.  For more information call 650.209.1119.




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.