Senior New Ways Older Adult Groups & Activities, Mid-September - November, 2009

September 08, 2009

Older Adult Groups
and Activities
Mid-September - November, 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.
October 13: "Current Health Insurance Issues and Answers" with Connie Corrales of HICAP
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), November 11, 10-11:30 a.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. 
    Alameda County Libraries: (on Journaling and Memoir-writing, 1:30-3 p.m.) 
       October 21 - San Lorenzo
       October 22 - Dublin
       November 5 - Albany
       November 17 - Newark
       November 19 - Castro Valley
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.
     Sr. Center without Walls, September 28-November 16, 3-3:30 p.m. ( a free CALL-IN class)
     Fortuna UMC, October 26, afternoon.
     Eureka UMC, October 27, 9-3 p.m.
     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 in Assisted Living.
     Belmont Village San Jose, September 24, 6-7 p.m., on Being Fully Alive. All welcome. 
     Reutlinger Assisted Living, Danville, September 8 & 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
     Mercy McMahon Terrace, Sacramento, September 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m., on Wisdom of Later Years.
     Chateau River's Edge, September 30, 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:
     Mariposa UMC, Friday, October 23 - all day. All are welcome
Programs of our Partners:

Alzheimer's Memory Walk:
Arena Green, San Jose, September 12, 10 a.m.
Treasure Island, San Francisco, October 10, 9:30 a.m.
Support these walks by attending "Sip, Savor and Support," a marathon of good food and wine in Los Altos area on September 12, 11:30-3 p.m. For more information go to
Compassionate Care:
With Dr. Dennis McCullough, author of My Mother, Your Mother, October 15, 8- 3 p.m. in the San Jose area. Contact Julie Groves, 408.358.0201.
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. Contact Monica Farrier, (408.338.5447) or  For more information, view flyer here.
Interfaith Women's Dialogue:
Next meeting - October 11. For more information call 650.209.1119.
Mind over Matter: Chronic Illness and Aging
Center for Aging & Spirituality, Cotober 24, all day. For more information call 408.454.5625.
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.