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Valentine’s Day WHAT’S INSIDE…
Red Hot Buffet
2 Senior Center Happenings
3 Bill’s Byline
4 Lines from Leisa
February 14th at noon 5 Kitchen Capers with Walter
6 Culture Caravan
Join us this Valentine’s Day for our Red 7 Out and About Vista
Hot Buffet. The menu includes Roast 8 Vista Project Care
Beef with Mushroom Sauce, Rotisserie 9 Word Search Puzzle of the Month
Chicken, Red 10 Senior Volunteer Spotlight
Potatoes, 11 Mark Your Calendars
California 12 February Activities Calendar
13 February Lunch and Salad Menu
14 Computer Classes
15 For Your Information
15 Food for Thought Menu
16 Nutrition Advisory Committee
Guitarist, Mark 16 In Memoriam
Langford, at 17 More Important Information
11:45 a.m. 18 Health and Wellness
19 Activities, Social and Health
GLORIA E. McCLELLAN Senior Center Services, and Programs
1400 Vale Terrace Drive
Vista, CA 92084 (760) 639-6160 23 More Senior Center Happenings
This program is supported by Older American Act funds awarded through the San Diego County Aging and Independence Services, the City of Vista
and your contributions.
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Senior Center Happenings……
Sunset Strummers Ukulele Holiday Show, Dec. 16th
Hot Cider Day, Dec. 28th
New Year’s Toast, Dec. 30th
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Gloria E. McClellan
Senior Center –
Office: (760) 639-6160
Senior Center Staff
This month we say goodbye to our Home Meals Delivery Driver, Danny
Program Manager Schultz. Danny has been delivering home meals for five and a half
Bill Crane years and has become an important part of our nutrition program. In
726-1340 ext. 1531 addition to delivering meals, with his caring nature and sense of humor,
Danny has endeared himself to the homebound seniors on his route;
Leisa Bustanoby many of which he is the only person they have contact with each day.
726-1340 ext. 1532 Although we will all miss him, we are happy for him as he embarks on
new adventures in the state of Tennessee. We thank Danny for his
service and wish him the best of luck in the future.
726-1340 ext. 1533 The Gloria A. McClellan Senior Center’s many regular Senior Nutrition
Program lunchtime participants are the program’s strongest advocates
and most loyal supporters. This February we are asking for their help to
726-1340 ext. 1539
increase participation in our lunch program by introducing a new “Bring
a Friend” promotion. In February, regular lunch participants will be
Food Services Staff provided with a “Bring a Friend to Lunch” coupon to give to a friend or
Maia Hodge acquaintance that they can redeem for a free lunch! Friends must be 60
years or older and a first-time visitor to redeem the coupon.
726-1340 ext. 1534
Not only will participants get to share this fantastic program with a
Home Meal Driver friend, but all participants that bring a friend will be eligible to enter a
raffle to win a congregate meal punch card good for 20 lunches (a
Culture Caravan $64.00 value!). In fact, every time a “friend” is brought to lunch, the
Cynthia Byler, regular who brought them may enter the raffle. So, the more friends you
Tour Coordinator bring, the greater your chances to win! When you bring a friend for
Out & About Vista lunch, please visit the administration office to enter the raffle.
Transportation In addition to the Bring a Friend promotion, much is happening at the
Coordinator Senior Center in February! Some of the fun events this month include:
John Donovan, Driver a Super Bowl luncheon on Friday, February 3rd. The Super Bowl
Ma Ni Lar, Driver
Luncheon will feature barbequed ribs, potato salad, corn on the cob,
Robert Vidaurri, Driver
639-6161 peach cobbler and live entertainment by Henry DeMichele. Come and
wear your favorite team’s jersey. Also in February we will have the
Nutrition “Valentine’s Day Red Hot Buffet” where roast beef, rotisserie chicken,
red potations and cherries jubilees will be served. Yum!
Other exciting happenings at the Senior Center this month include Bingo
Project C.A.R.E. for Prizes on the 8th and 21st, a Sell Your Wares Fundraiser on February
Nadine Kaina 16th and the monthly movie “Moneyball” starring Brad Pitt on February
24th. To learn more about these events and all the other happenings at
Home Delivered Meals the Senior Center, just turn the page and enjoy reading the rest of this
639-6162 month’s newsletter.
Reservations Bill Crane
724-3362 Senior Services Program Manager
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Lines from Leisa
Did you know that February is “Open Your Heart to Love” month?
Also celebrated during the month of February is Black History, Celebration
of Chocolate, Spunky Old Broads, Library Lovers, Presidents Day and
National Blah Buster, to name a few!
Speaking of opening your heart to Love, sometimes it’s difficult to feel and experience love in our
lives. Fear, doubt, and anger from present or past experiences or trauma can get in the way of
feeling joyful. Our daily lives can get so hectic that we end up holding on to all of that negative stuff
right in our chest area, often called the “heart center.” In traditional yoga, a pose that cleanses the
heart of toxic emotion is referred to as a “heart opener.” Try this WHOGA (Chair YOGA) heart
opener and effortlessly release negativity and open your heart to love.
Sit in a chair or wheelchair with feet firmly planted on the ground or leg rest. Make sure you are in
your best posture with chest upright and shoulders back and chin parallel to the floor. Bend your
arms at the elbow and bring your elbows back as if you were trying to touch your shoulder blades
together while rolling your shoulders back and opening your rib cage. You may rest your elbows on the
far back of your arm rests of your chair. Look up and hold your elbows back for three to four
seconds while inhaling and exhaling through your nose. Feel the love as your heart center cleanses,
your torso stretches, and your spinal column aligns. Release the pose, relax, and repeat three times.
For more information on chair yoga, visit www.whoganow.com.
I don’t know about you, but I am already feeling the love…… Also, don’t forget that giving at least
4 hugs a day keeps the doctor away! Laughter is also good medicine and I found some Henny
Youngman one-liners you might enjoy…
The doctor says to the patient, “Take off your clothes and stick your tongue out the window.”
“What will that do?” asks the patient. The doctor says, “I’m mad at my neighbor.”
A man says to a psychiatrist, “Nobody listens to me!” the doctor says, “Next!”
I take my wife everywhere, but she keeps finding her way back.
My wife will buy anything marked down. Last year, she bought an escalator.
I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays.
My grandson was so ugly when he was born, the doctor slapped his mother.
My wife, Sadie, just had plastic surgery- I cut up her credit cards.
Now that you are feeling great, come on over to the senior center and have some lunch, take a class,
visit with friends and stop by my office and say hello!
Leisa Bustanoby, Program Coordinator
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Kitchen Capers with Walter
The All-American Classic Meatloaf
Not just delicious comfort food, it’s also easy and inexpensive to make. The mixture can be
stretched with vegetables, bread, and grains. The beauty of this dish is that it can feed a large
amount of people with a small amount of meat.
The biggest complaint people have about meatloaf is dryness. Whenever I teach cooks how to make
the perfect meatloaf, I explain the importance of adding finely-chopped vegetables. Carrots, onions,
celery, and mushrooms are the best but I have seen every kind of vegetable added. The second
important thing to remember is the kind of ground beef you use. Ground chuck is the best because a
small amount of fat is in the meat which helps with moisture and flavor. (Any ground beef with a
ratio less than 80% beef/20% fat will result in a dry product.) The third, and probably the biggest
mistake cooks make, is over-mixing. Mix the ingredients just until blended. The longer it gets mixed,
the more the meat compresses which doesn’t allow the juices to flow through. Mix with your fingers;
not your whole hand.
FYI – to keep the meat from sticking to your fingers, wet them with COLD water.
For the all-important “meat” part of your meatloaf, you do not have to use
just ground beef. Any combination of ground beef, ground pork, turkey,
veal, lamb, chicken, or sausage is just as delicious. Many cooks have
experimented with crumbled bleu cheese or feta, or parmesan and cheddar
mixed in. For a little flair and eye appeal, try blanching (vegetables dipped
in boiling water for a few seconds) thinly-sliced carrots or bell peppers,
then taking half the meat mixture and putting it in a loaf pan. Next lay the blanched vegetables down,
and cover it up with the remaining meat mixture. Press down and pinch the sides. When you cut it,
there will be a colorful layer in the middle.
If you feel the need to reduce the calories and fat, there are a couple things you can do. Use less
beef and add ground turkey and more vegetables, and cook it on a rack in the pan. This will allow the
fat to drain off the loaf.
The things you can do with meatloaf are almost endless. Experiment and have fun with it.
Have a Great Day!
Walter Hartman, Food Services Supervisor
* * * The kitchen staff is not allowed to provide take-out containers. We are required by the
County to abide by this regulation. Thank You!
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Joshua Tree & 29 Palms, March 5th – 6th
Take a trip with us to where the Sonora
and Mojave deserts meet; Joshua Tree
Roses are red National Park. We’ll have a guided tour of
But you’ll be blue the park, famous for the Joshua Tree
with it’s spike-leafed fronds that are only
If the Caravan Bus found in the Mojave desert. Wildflowers,
Leaves without you wildlife, and unusual rock outcrops will be
some of the sights we’ll see. We’ll overnight in the town of
So book a trip 29 Palms and enjoy a scrumptious dinner
Hurry – but don’t run and breakfast the next morning. Day two
takes us on a very special tour of the 29 Palms
Join your friends Marine Corps Base. Our tour guide for the day,
Michael King, is a guide you won’t soon forget!
For a day of fun! Depending on base training that day, we may visit
the Urban Warfare Training Center, the Simulation Center,
Happy Valentine’s Day! Solar Facility, Range Residue Recycling, and various parts of
the base. And lastly, lunch will be at a Marine Corps Chow
~Written by Pat Knight~ Hall; you’re guaranteed not to leave hungry! Seating is
limited to 35 passengers on this trip.
Nixon & Anaheim White COST: $242.00 Double pp $299.00 Single
Feb. 2nd, 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
Michigan via Chicago
Includes a five star lunch!!!
May 5th – 12th, 2012 - Limited seats!
You won’t need a passport on this custom
designed trip by AFC Vacations just for
Newport Whale Watching Culture Caravan to the land of lakes and
Feb. 8th, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm tulips and where we’ll spend 8 days touring and tasting
Chicago and Michigan. We’ll start in Chicago with an
Ocean view lunch included!
Untouchable Gangster tour, take in the view from the Willis
Tower (aka the Sears Tower), cruise the Chicago River, and
Palm Springs Follies marvel at the extraodinary architecture along the water
front. Next we head to Holland, Michigan, for the annual
Valentines Day, Feb. 14th Tulip Festival! Tulips, Veldheer Gardens, tulips, Delft
China, tulips, wooden shoes, and then the Windmill Village
9:00 am - 7:30 pm for the most amazing tulip displays. You’ll enjoy beautiful
lakeshore scenery as we motor to Traverse City. We’ll stop
at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, recently voted “Good
Bowers “Warriors” Morning America’s” most beautiful place in America. We’ll
Exhibit tour the Music House Museum and the Charlevoix Medieval
Castle. Then it’s on to Mackinac Island, a carriage ride and
Feb 22th, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm lunch at the famous Grand Hotel, plus time to explore
Lunch included! Mackinac on your own. Then it’s Willkommen to the Bavarian
town of Frakenmuth, home to the world’s largest Christmas
Jet Propulsion Lab store. Lastly, we head to Dearborn and tour the Ford
Museum of Americana. This 8-day trip includes 14 meals, 7
Feb 29th – Leap Day breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 6 dinners, roundtrip airfare from
Lunch at McCormick and Schmicks San Diego to Chicago and Detroit to San Diego, home
shuttle service, and professional tour guide, Chris McCool.
Call or email us at
So don’t miss Michigan via Chicago! Call us for a more
(760) 643-2828 detailed brochure.
firstname.lastname@example.org COST: $2199.00 double pp $2599.00 single
Gift Certificates Available $79.00 taxes pp
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Vista’s own transportation service for seniors! Do you need a ride to the grocery store, to do
errands or maybe to your doctor’s office? Then give us a call, and we’ll get you
out and about with either our shuttle service or a volunteer driver!
New Taxi Scrip Program to Start Soon!
Out & About will soon be offering riders the opportunity to buy
Taxi Scrip (paper money) at a 60% subsidized rate!!
The program is intended to provide an additional transportation
option for those who no longer drive. With Scrip, customers can
schedule rides directly with the taxi provider(s) WHEN they want,
to WHEREVER they want.
Please note the following:
You must have an application on file with Out and About
Join Out & About
before you can purchase Scrip.
Limit 5 booklets per month, per household. for comedy, music
The taxi meter is not discounted. The discount comes in the and fun!
sale of the booklet only.
Helping older adults stay independent longer
Our office will be closed Monday, Little Women – The Sounds of a Young America Ring
Drivers Out in this Broadway Musical. Sunday, February 19
Our Transportation Important RIDER Information
Beau Jest – A Comedy about falling in love with a
Program is looking Beginning January 1, 2012, Out and About will little white lie. Sunday, March 25
be raising its fare to $10.00 for rides that are
for people All shows start at 2:00 p.m.
more than 50 miles round trip. Example trips Tickets available for $15.00 .
are Vista to La Jolla or San Diego. Shuttle transportation provided for $3.00.
helping people get
Please call the office if you have
Out and About! CALL 760 639-6161
Volunteers drive any questions or concerns. FOR MORE DETAILS!
clients, in their
own vehicle, to Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
various locations Walmart,
and are eligible for Doctor Shuttle Shopping Shopping Shopping
reimbursement at Shuttle Shuttle Shuttle
55 cents per mile.
To request a ride, please call: Morning Errands
If you are 760.639.6161
interested in February 9
finding out more Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 1:00pm Morning Errands
program, please 1-day notice for shopping February 16
contact Out & Costco
1-week notice for a volunteer driver or
About Vista at doctor’s appointment February 23
760‐639‐6161. Morning Errands
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VISTA PROJECT C.A.R.E.
By Nadine Kaina, Program Coordinator
One of our long-time partner and volunteer pharmacist, Gerry Graf, is back on radio again, this
time on WSRadio.com, the worldwide leader in Internet talk. The program, “Health Update
Radio”, airs the first and third Mondays of the month at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Programs are archived for two years and can be heard on any computer, tablet, or smart phone.
The computer link to the program is http://www.wsradio.com/radio_showspage.aspx?id=111 or
you can go to www.wsradio.com and search under “Shows and Hosts”.
DID YOU KNOW? Airport screening issues - The Transportation Security
Administration has launched TSA Cares, a new helpline number designed to assist
travelers with disabilities and medical conditions. Travelers may call TSA Cares toll
free at 1-855-787-2227 prior to traveling with questions about screening policies,
procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint. TSA Cares will serve as an
additional, dedicated resource specifically for passengers with disabilities, medical conditions or other
circumstances or their loved ones who want to prepare for the screening process prior to flying.
The hours of operation for the TSA Cares helpline are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Standard
Time, excluding federal holidays. Travelers who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to contact TSA
Cares or can e-mail TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov.
If you would like to make advance arrangements for screenings at airports, travelers can contact TSA using Talk To
TSA, a web-based tool that allows passengers to reach out to an airport Customer Service Manager directly, and the
TSA Contact Center at 1-866-289-9673 and TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov, where travelers can ask questions,
provide suggestions and file complaints.
Register to attend the SOCS BOX (Support Our Community Seniors) and learn about senior health
issues. A FREE workshop for persons who volunteer visiting senior citizens, family members,
caregivers, faith-based care teams, or anyone who interacts with seniors should attend. The training is
designed to support volunteers, caregivers, family, and friends who visit seniors in their homes and
care facilities. It helps to identify mental health concerns and facilitate access to additional resources if
needed. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9th from 11:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. at the San
Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive. Register by Monday, Feb. 1, by
calling 1-858-675-5599 (leave your name and phone number or email email@example.com.
(Left) Safety Net Partners, Phil Edmundson, Administrator,
and Sheriff Volunteer Patrol members Karen Taylor and
Charles Fuller work together helping senior citizens remain
in their home as long as possible by making a home visit in
person and telephoning them between 8 - 9 a.m. The
program is called YANA (You Are Not Alone). To find out
more information call 760-940-4434.
(Right) Dr. Randy Fulton, DC, a partner with Project
C.A.R.E. & Interfaith Community Services, held a food
drive for the pantries in Oceanside and Escondido, for
over a month. He offered persons a free consultation &
treatment if they brought in 10 items. The Fulton
Chiropractic office has participated in health fairs for 10
years , which Nadine Kaina coordinated at local senior
venues. He may be contacted at 858-752-9173, 1720 Ord
Way, Oceanside, CA 92056.
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T K K J D R G O P R T S A G C V A Q T C L K O I G
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N H L F R E E R M H T Y E R T B G C A S S D F G N
B U F U I U A F R K S A J U K I A C D E N J H H S
V O D H G U I U R T Y U Y C D N E W T Y U U M J Y
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BURROW GROUNDHOG DAY PUNXSUTAWNEY
CANDLEMAS HIBERNATE SCARED
CEREMONY HOLIDAY SHADOW
CLOUDY MOVIE SIX WEEKS
EARLY PEEKS SPRING
FEBRUARY PENNSYLVANIA SUNSHINE
GOBBLERS KNOB PHIL WINTER
GROUNDHOG PREDICTION WOODCHUCK
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February Senior Volunteer Spotlight 2012
As a long time senior advocate and resident of Vista, Lenore Averell, has known
Vista’s senior center from the days when the nutrition program operated out of the old
Eucalyptus school over thirty years ago. She served with the North County Council
on Aging (NCCOA) from its inception until it closed its doors 10 years ago. During
her tenure with NCCOA, Lenore served as the committee representative for Project
C.A.R.E. After leaving NCCOA, she began volunteering for Nadine Kaina of Project
C.A.R.E. a day or two each week, performing data entry, answering telephones, and
participating in senior health fairs. She also volunteers for the “How R U?” program
and when needed, serves as secretary for Project C.A.R.E.’s advisory committee. As
if that wasn’t enough, she has served on the Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) committee for the past 15 years. She enjoys volunteering at the senior
center; it’s a friendly place to be and she always feels welcome.
Lenore was born and raised in the farming town of Richfield, Ohio. Her father was employed by Standard Oil
and her mother was a school teacher. She has an older brother, who also became a school teacher and still lives
in Ohio. She attended a small country school, about 200 students ranging from grades 1 through 12. In high
school she played clarinet in the band. After high school, she attended the University of Akron and graduated
with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. While still in college, she attended a square dance where she met her
future husband, Larry Averell.
Lenore worked as a teenage director for the YWCA and then as a social worker in Summit County, Ohio. In
1953, Lenore and Larry were married; they have been married 58 years! In 1962, they decided to leave Ohio
and move to Vista, California. Larry initially worked as an art teacher at Vista High School and then for 24
years he taught in the Carlsbad School District. After his retirement, they moved back to Vista from Carlsbad.
They have two children Sue, an artist who lives in Fairfax and has her art studio in Sausalito, and Tom who
works for a computer company and has two children, Natalie, who is 18 years old, and Max, who is 15 years
A few years after coming to California, Lenore worked for about six years as a case
worker for San Diego County. As a case worker, she provided aid for the disabled
and aged, and then worked in adoptions before transferring to Child Protective
Services. For eight years, she was the director of the senior center in Encinitas,
formerly known as the Family Service Senior Center. Following that, she worked
for San Diego County Supervisor John McDonald, as an administrative assistant
and an advocate for seniors and the disabled. She retired in 1995.
Lenore volunteered for the Campfire Girls. She volunteers at the United Methodist
Church, was in the bell choir for over twenty years, continues to sing in the chancel
choir, and enjoys reading and solving crossword puzzles. She’s gone back and Nadine Kaina and Lenore
Averell on Halloween, 2010.
forth to Ohio and San Francisco to visit family and took two cruises; one along the
eastern coast of the United States and another, with a group of thirty friends, to the Panama Canal. Her husband
enjoys keeping busy with stain glass art projects.
Thank you, Lenore, for all the work you do on behalf of our community’s seniors and all those less fortunate.
You are greatly appreciated by your community!
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Mark Your Calendars
February 3rd – Super Bowl Luncheon at 12 noon in the Park Terrace
Café. Wear your favorite football jersey and enjoy barbecued ribs, potato
salad, corn on the cob, baked beans, and peach cobbler. Henry DeMichele
will be here to entertain!
February 8th and 21st - Bingo for Prizes from 11:15 a.m. to 12 noon.
Free! Come early to play a fun game of bingo and enjoy lunch – participants
need to register for lunch if they want to play. Bring a friend!
February 14th – Valentine’s Day Red Hot Buffet at 12 noon in the
Park Terrace Café. The menu includes roast beef with mushroom sauce,
rotisserie chicken red potatoes, and cherries jubilee. Special entertainment
by Mark Langford, Flamenco Guitarist, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
February 16th - Sell Your Wares Fundraiser at 10:00 a.m. in the Park
Terrace Café. Sell your crafts and treasures for a nominal table rental fee.
Rental proceeds benefit your senior center and you keep your profits. $5.00
for card table, $10.00 for 60 inch round table. And be sure to stop by and
shop! To reserve your spot, call Leisa in the administration office at 760-
February 20th – Presidents Day! Senior Center closed.
February 21st – Long Term Care Educational Workshop at 10:00
a.m. in the Jasmine Room. Presented by Gordon Corwin, CEA and
Retirement Specialist, about the realities of needing long term care and
solutions for protection against the risk of skyrocketing expenses. Free! To
reserve your spot, contact Leisa in the administration office or call 760-639-
February 24th – Monthly Movie at 1:00 p.m. in the Azalea Room.
Featuring “Moneyball” with Brad Pitt. Based on a true story, Moneyball is
a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad
Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's and the guy
who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball's conventional
wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will
have to outsmart the richer clubs. Closed captioned for the hearing
impaired. Free movie, refreshments, and friends! See you at the movies!
Thank you to Fernando Delgado Insurance for providing this month’s
February 24th - Birthdays & Anniversaries Celebration at 11:45 a.m.
in the Park Terrace Café. Sign up clipboards are located in lobby. Please
sign up before the day of the event!
McClellan Senior Center Activities and Services* for February 2012
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
LOCATION LEGEND: 1 GROUNDHOG DAY 2 3
AZAL-Azalea Room *Activities subject to change. 9:00 Oil Painting Club JAS 8:00 Sunset JAS 10:00 Computer Lab LAB
JAS-Jasmine Room Please call 760.639.6160 9:15 HICAP CONF Strummers 10:00 Weekly Wii and Popcorn PT
LAB-Computer Lab to verify dates and times. 10:00 Computer Lab LAB 9:00 Toe Tappers PT 10:00 Knitting Circle ALOB
PT-Park Terrace Café See pages 19-22 of the Vista Senior 10:00 Knitting Circle ALOB 9:30 Positively Fit AZAL 11:00 Frozen Meals PT
CONF-Conference Room Voice for a complete description of 10:00 Stretch Exercise with Carl PT 10:00 Computer Lab LAB 11:00 Vista Garden Club AZAL
PALM-Palm Game Room services, activities, and programs. 11:30 Line Dance-Intermediate AZAL 10:30 Positively Fit AZAL 12:00 Super Bowl Luncheon PT
ORCH-Orchid Room OASIS catalogs and registration 12:30 Duplicate Bridge JAS 12:30 Bridge JAS 1:00 OASIS-
LOB- Main Lobby Area forms are available in the 1:00 Line Dance-Intermediate Plus AZAL 1:00 OASIS-Introduction to LAB It! LAB
INFO-Information Office administration office. Computers
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8:00 Sunset Strummers JAS 9:30 Positively Fit AZAL 10:00 Parkinsons Support Group AZAL 8:00 Sunset Strummers JAS 10:00 Computer Lab LAB
9:00 Toe Tappers PT 9:30 Tax Assistance ORCH 10:00 Computer Lab LAB 9:00 Toe Tappers PT 10:00 Weekly Wii and Popcorn PT
9:30 Tax Assistance ORCH 10:00 Spanish PALM 10:00 Knitting Circle ALOB 9:30 Positively Fit AZAL 10:00 Knitting Circle ALOB
10:00 Computer Lab LAB 10:00 Women's Club of Vista CONF 10:00 Stretch Exercise with Carl PT 9:30 Tax Assistance ORCH 11:00 Frozen Meals PT
11:30 Line Dance-Beginning AZAL 10:00 Computer Lab LAB 11:00 Blood Pressure Checks LOB 10:00 Computer Lab LAB 1:00 OASIS- It! LAB
1:00 Poker ALOB 10:30 Positively Fit AZAL 11:15 Bingo for Prizes PT 10:00 Legal Assistance CONF
1:30 Line Dance- AZAL 12:00 Drop-In Cards ALOB 12:30 Duplicate Bridge JAS 10:30 Positively Fit AZAL
Intermediate/Advanced 1:00 Yoga AZAL 1:00 OASIS-Digital Camera LAB 12:30 Bridge JAS
1:00 Tri City Computer Club JAS Workshop
1:45 Friendship Group PT 2:00 Hearing Screenings CONF
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8:00 Sunset Strummers JAS 9:30 Positively Fit AZAL 9:00 Oil Painting Club JAS 8:00 Sunset Strummers JAS 10:00 Computer Lab LAB
9:30 Tax Assistance ORCH 9:30 Tax Assistance ORCH 10:00 Stretch Exercise with Carl PT 9:00 Toe Tappers PT 10:00 Weekly Wii and Popcorn PT
10:00 Toe Tappers LAB 10:00 Spanish CONF 10:00 Computer Lab LAB 9:30 Positively Fit AZAL 10:00 Knitting Circle ALOB
10:00 Computer Lab LAB 10:00 Computer Lab LAB 10:00 Knitting Circle ALOB 9:30 Nutrition Education CONF 11:00 Frozen Meals PT
11:30 Line Dance-Beginning AZAL 10:30 Positively Fit AZAL 11:00 Blood Pressure Checks LOB 9:30 Tax Assistance ORCH
1:00 Poker ALOB 11:45 Mark Langford, Flamenco PT 11:30 Line Dance-Intermediate AZAL 10:00 Computer Lab LAB
1:30 Line Dance- AZAL Guitarist 12:30 Duplicate Bridge JAS 10:00 Sell Your Wares Fundraiser PT
Intermediate/Advanced 12:00 Valentine's Day Red Hot PT 1:00 Line Dance-Intermediate Plus AZAL 10:30 Positively Fit AZAL
Buffet 1:00 Nutrition Advisory Committee CONF 12:30 Bridge JAS
12:00 Drop-In Cards ALOB 1:00 OASIS-Digital Camera LAB
1:00 Yoga AZAL Workshop
1:00 Tri City Computer Club JAS
1:45 Friendship Group PT
CENTER CLOSED 20 21 22 23 24
9:30 Positively Fit AZAL 9:00 Oil Painting Club JAS 8:00 Sunset Strummers JAS 10:00 Computer Lab LAB
9:30 Tax Assistance ORCH 10:00 Stretch Exercise with Carl PT 9:00 Toe Tappers PT 10:00 Weekly Wii and Popcorn PT
10:00 Spanish CONF 10:00 Computer Lab LAB 9:30 Tax Assistance ORCH 10:00 Knitting Circle ALOB
10:00 Computer Lab LAB 10:00 Knitting Circle ALOB 9:30 Positively Fit AZAL 11:00 Frozen Meals PT
10:00 Long Term Care Workshop JAS 11:30 Line Dance-Intermediate AZAL 10:00 Computer Lab LAB 11:45 Birthdays and PT
10:30 Positively Fit AZAL 12:30 Duplicate Bridge ALOB 10:30 Positively Fit AZAL Anniversaries Celebration
11:15 Bingo for Prizes PT 1:00 Line Dance-Intermediate Plus AZAL 12:30 Bridge AZAL 1:00 Monthly Movie AZAL
12:00 Drop-In Cards ALOB 1:00 OASIS-Open Source Freebies LAB 12:30 AARP Driver Refresher Cour JAS Featuring "Moneyball"
12:30 AARP Driver Refresher Course JAS 1:00 OASIS-Introduction to LAB
1:00 Tri City Computer Club PALM Word
1:00 OASIS-Exploring the Internet LAB
1:00 Yoga AZAL
1:45 Friendship Group PT
27 28 29
8:00 Sunset Strummers JAS 9:30 Positively Fit AZAL 9:00 Oil Painting Club JAS
9:30 Tax Assistance ORCH 9:30 Tax Assistance ORCH 10:00 Stretch Exercise with Carl PT
10:00 Toe Tappers LAB 10:00 Spanish CONF 10:00 Computer Lab LAB
10:00 Computer Lab LAB 10:00 Computer Lab LAB 10:00 Knitting Circle ALOB
11:30 Line Dance-Beginning AZAL 10:30 Positively Fit AZAL 11:30 Line Dance-Intermediate AZAL
1:00 Poker ALOB 11:00 Blood Pressure Checks LOB 12:30 Duplicate Bridge ALOB
1:30 Line Dance- AZAL 12:00 Drop-In Cards ALOB 1:00 Line Dance-Intermediate Plus AZAL
Intermediate/Advanced 1:00 Yoga AZAL 1:00 OASIS-Open Source Freebies LAB
1:00 Tri City Computer Club JAS
1:00 OASIS-Wonderful World of LAB
1:45 Friendship Group PT
McClellan Senior Center Lunch and Salad Menu for February 2012
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
1 2 Super Bowl Luncheon 3
Roast Beef with Gravy Monterey Chicken Barbecued Ribs
Baked Potatoes Rice Pilaf Potato Salad
Peas and Carrots Green Bean Nicoise Corn on the Cob
Fresh Roll Marinated Cauliflower Baked Beans
Mandarin Oranges in Jello Pineapple Tidbits Peach Cobbler * Vanilla Ice Cream
~or~ Tuna on Mixed Greens ~or~ Turkey on a Croissant ~or~ Caribbean Chicken Salad
Leona Puckett on Piano Glydell Knight and Don Waters Henry DeMichele on Piano
6 7 8 9 10
Salmon Filet Fried Chicken Meat Loaf with Gravy "Catch of the Day" Citrus Marinated Chicken
Hollandaise Sauce Cole Slaw Twice Baked Potato Au Gratin Noodles Spanish Rice
Northwestern Rice Mashed Potatoes Brussels Sprouts Scandinavian Vegetables Buttered Corn
Steamed Broccoli Gravy Fresh Roll Harvard Beets Garden Salad
Carrot Salad * Fresh Apple Biscuit Berries with Yogurt Strawberry Shortcake Fresh Banana * Churros
~or~ Taco Salad Ambrosia ~or~ Chicken Caesar Salad ~or~ Roast Beef on an Onion Roll ~or~ Martha's Vineyard Salad
Jacques Vermeyen on Piano ~or~ Tuna Sub Bingo for Prizes Glydell Knight and Don Waters Henry DeMichele on Piano
13 Valentine's Day Red Hot Buffet 14 15 16 17
Chicken Cordon Bleu Roast Beef with Mushroom Sauce Roasted Turkey with Gravy Stuffed Pepper in Tomato Sauce Teriyaki Pork Shank
Herbed Gravy Rotisserie Chicken Sweet Potatoes Mashed Potatoes Fried Rice
Rotini Noodles Red Potatoes Capri Mix Vegetables Seasoned Peas Steamed Broccoli
Green Beans California Vegetables Fresh Roll Fresh Roll Vegetable Egg Roll * Pineapple Rings
Pickled Beets * Fresh Orange Fresh Rolls Peach Compote Ambrosia Almond Cookie ~or~ Chicken and
~or~ Cobb Salad Cherries Jubilee ~or~ Ham & Cheddar Chef's Salad ~or~ Tuna on Wheat Pasta Salad on Crispy Greens
Jacques Vermeyen on Piano Mark Langford, Flamenco Guitarist Leona Puckett on Piano Glydell Knight and Don Waters Henry DeMichele on Piano
20 21 22 23 24
PRESIDENTS DAY Home Made Lasagna Barbecued Chicken Beef Burgundy Spaghetti with Meatballs
CENTER CLOSED Caesar Salad Au Gratin Potatoes Egg Noodles Broccoli Florets
Peas and Carrots Capri Mix Vegetables Tossed Salad * Buttered Corn Breadstick
Garlic Bread Fresh Roll Mandarin Oranges Strawberry Birthday Cake with
Cinnamon Apples Tropical Fruit Chocolate Chip Cookie ~or~ Salami Frosting ~or~
~or~ Seafood Salad on a Croissant ~or~ Oriental Roast Beef Salad and Provolone on Ciabatta Chicken Caesar Salad
Bingo for Prizes Leona Puckett on Piano Glydell Knight and Don Waters Henry DeMichele on Piano
27 28 29 MUST ORDER BY 11:30 am
Baked Ham Beef Steak with Gravy Veal Cacciatore Daily Substitutions:
Pineapple Sauce Mashed Red Potatoes Caesar Salad Hamburger with French Fries
Mashed Yams Calico Corn Mixed Vegetables Cheeseburger with French Fries
California Vegetables * Roll Cranberry Juice Garlic Bread * Fresh Orange Veggie Burger with French Fries
Apple Strudel Bread Pudding Leaping Lime Sherbet Salad or Deli Platter (see menu)
~or~ Cottage Cheese with Fruit ~or~ Grilled Chicken Wrap ~or~ Turkey & Swiss Chef's Salad and Soup of the Day
Jacques Vermeyen on Piano Dominique and Pierre Tcheng Leona Puckett on Piano No substitutions on buffet days.
Reservations may be made same day or one day in advance. Call 724-3362 between 9:00 am and 12 noon. Suggested contribution: Age 60+: $3.50; guests under 60: $6.00 charge.
Center hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Front office phone number is (760) 639-6160.
No eligible person shall be denied a meal because of failure or inability to contribute.
This program is supported by the Older Americans Act funds, awarded through the San Diego County Aging and Independence Services and the City of Vista.
Menus are subject to change without notice.
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UPCOMING COMPUTER CLASSES
For information on computer class dates, times, costs, etc., please call the administration office at
(760) 726-1340 ext. 1539 or stop by the office for an OASIS catalog and registration form.
OASIS FEBRUARY THRU McCLELLAN SENIOR
CENTER WISH LIST
APRIL 2012 COMPUTER
Class information and/or registration forms,
Fitness Equipment – Treadmills $1000/each
are in the administration office. You may also
Fitness Equipment – Exercise Bicycles $300/each
register by calling (760) 796-6020. Pre-
registration is required. OASIS charges a NOTE: We are unable to accept used exercise
$10.00 trimester fee in addition to class equipment.
Google It! Fri, Feb 3 – 10, 1-3:00pm, $24 Sponsor a Senior Meal – Lunch Bunch
Digital Camera Workshop Wed, Feb 8 – 15, 1- $3.50/one meal or $17.50/week or $75/month
3:00pm, $15 Sponsor a Senior Meal – Home-delivered meals
Exploring the Internet Tue, Feb 21, 1-3:00pm, $4.00/one meal or $20/week or $85/month
Open Source Freebies Wed, Feb 22 – Mar 28, Out & About Senior Transportation – ‘Adopt a
Senior’ $10/week for shuttle rides
Introduction to Word Thu, Feb 23 – Mar 15, Annual Volunteer Recognition – gift certificates, gift
1-3:00pm, $40 cards, theater tickets, gift baskets, flowers, etc.
Wonderful World of Windows 7 Tue, Feb 28, Monthly Senior Birthday/Anniversary Party - provide
1-3:00pm, $15 gift tokens, decorations, and cake for monthly events.
Windows 7 Backup Tue, Mar 6, 1-3:00pm, $15
Monthly Movie – Provide refreshments. A thank you
Windows 7 Security Tue, Mar 13, 1-3:00pm,
and acknowledgement will be printed in our monthly
Care and Management of Passwords Mon,
Mar 19, 1-3:00pm, $15 Knitting Class – Provide NEW knitting yarn and
needles or cash/gift cards to purchase knitting
Windows 7 Home Networking Mon, Apr 16, 1- materials. A thank you and acknowledgement will be
3:00pm, $15 printed in our monthly newsletter.
Introduction to Computers Mon/Wed, Apr 23
Bingo – Provide $5 gift cards as bingo prizes (14
– May 2, 1-3:00pm, $40
prizes). A thank you and acknowledgement will be
printed in our monthly newsletter.
The senior center’s computer lab is free and open
from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday,
except during computer class time, and is fully
We have openings for volunteer
equipped with Internet, Windows 7, and Microsoft
Office Business Edition 2007. Computer lab computer lab assistants from 10 -12
assistants are usually available to assist you from noon on Mondays, Wednesdays,
10-12 noon. A printer, scanner and Thursdays, and Fridays. If you are
copier is also available, but due to interested, please call Leisa at
high ink cartridge costs, each
copy/print costs 25¢.
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~For Your Information~ Food for Thought
Looking to help out at the Lunch in a library? Why not?
senior center? We have The San Diego County Library, Aging
volunteer opportunities and & Independence Services, and the City
would love to put you to of Vista invite you to enjoy a special
program twice a month, plus lunch at
work! If you are interested, the Vista Library. The program each
please call Leisa at 760-639-6162. month is Gentle Yoga by Yoga Vista.
Here’s the planned lunch for each
The San Diego Sheriff’s
Department Senior Feb 2 Turkey and Swiss Wrap
Volunteer Patrol offers a Feb 16 Chinese Chicken Salad with Pea
YOU ARE NOT ALONE, Pods
commonly called YANA Mar 1 Tuna Salad on Croissant
program for senior citizens living alone in Mar 15 Marinated Tomato Salad with
Vista. The members of the Senior Grilled Chicken
Volunteer Patrol check on the welfare of Apr 5 Roasted Pear & Chicken Salad
YANA participants with a personal Apr 19 Chef’s Salad
telephone call and/or visits at their home May 3 Southwest Salad with Citrus
on a regular basis. This service is Chicken
provided free of charge. May 17 Gourmet Turkey Club Sandwich
Jun 7 Greek Pasta & Chicken Salad
Please call 1-760-940-4434 to leave a
Jun 21 Tuna Salad on Croissant
message for Karen to find out more about
this free program. Program starts at 11 a.m., with gourmet boxed
lunch at noon. Please make your lunch
reservations prior to 10:30 a.m. Library address:
Your Long Term Care 700 Eucalyptus Avenue, Vista. No cost for the
and Tomorrow program. The lunch is a suggested donation of
$3.50 for seniors (60+); $6 charge for others.
Hear an educational and lively
presentation by Gordon Corwin, No eligible person shall be denied a meal
CEA and Retirement Specialist, because of failure or inability to contribute.
about the realities of needing Long Term Reservations required for lunch.
Care and solutions for protection against the Call (760) 726-1340 ext. 1531.
risk of skyrocketing expenses. Get the
unvarnished truth about your options, your
“odds”, current costs, and how to qualify. It’s Tax Time!!
Find out what can work for you, leveraged Tax appointments will be
benefits, money back guarantees, and asset held at the senior center
protection to have a better tomorrow and beginning February 6th until
beyond. Spend 60 minutes, you may save a April 17th. AARP
bundle! volunteers will be here on
Mondays, Tuesdays, and
To reserve your free spot, contact Leisa in Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. You may
the administration office or call 760-639- call 760-726-1340 ext. 1538 for an appointment.
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Thank you to the following sponsors and donors NUTRITION ADVISORY
for supporting events here at the senior center. COMMITTEE NEWS
Monthly Movie, February 24th Board Member Positions for 2011-2012:
Chairman: Don Waters
Fernando Delgado Insurance Vice-Chairman: Bob Hickman
We appreciate their support and encourage Secretary: Charlotte Lunger
Treasurer: Shirley Alspach
everyone to consider their services as they are Countywide Representative: Committee
needed in the future. Members
Sunshine Ladies: Antonieta Escamilla
Other Members: Dominique Oei Tcheng,
Pierre Tcheng, Marie-Therese Vermeyen
Staff Liaison: Leisa Bustanoby
No meeting was held in January.
Become involved! Attend a meeting and
Jan St. Clair consider becoming a regular board member.
The committee encourages volunteerism and
Sadly missed. participation in activities.
BRING A FRIEND TO LUNCH!
Bring a friend to lunch (first time
customers only) and your friend
enjoys a free lunch!
It’s only a bowl of soup or beans to us… but it may be
their only warm meal. Look for your “Bring a Friend to
Please, help us keep bowls full for local needy seniors. Lunch” coupon this month. Not only
will you be able to share our nutrition
February is SOUP & BEANS month at the Angel’s
Depot. Angel’s Depot uses 5,000 cans of soup and program with your friends, you will be
beans in their emergency meal boxes each month.
eligible to enter a raffle to win a
Let’s do our part and help this organization help our
local needy seniors. congregate meal punch card good for
Please donate 10.75 oz. cans of soup (no Cup of 20 lunches (a $64.00 value!). The
Soup) and/or Baked Beans or Pork ‘n Beans in 15 more friends you bring, the more
oz. cans. Leave cans in the distribution box located in
each of our buildings at the senior center. chances you have to win! Please bring
This is also a contest with the winners receiving 10
your friend(s) to the administration
Angel’s Day Turf Club Tickets and Trophy, but let’s office to receive your raffle ticket(s).
do this as a gesture of good will and collect as many
cans as we can because we care.
Limited to your friends 60 years and
Cans will be donated to the Angel’s Depot older. Expires 3-30-12.
on Feb. 29th!
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Make a difference and join our The Sunset Strummers are looking for
Paper Plate Campaign! a few good singers………
Help to sponsor lunch meals for seniors in the community. If you would like to join the Sunset
Their average age is 82 and many of them live alone and
depend on a daily nutritious meal. Your donation will help Strummers and you don’t know how to or
to pay their contribution! want to play an instrument, think about
Senior Center Dining Room Meals: becoming a Sunset Strummer singer!
$3.50 for one meal
$17.50 for one week The strummers need singers to join their
$75.00 for one month
Home-delivered Meals: Practices
$4.00 for one meal
$20.00 for one week are held on
$85.00 for one month Monday and
You can make checks payable to the City of Vista
(Memo: Paper Plate Campaign) and send directly to the
Senior Center c/o The Paper Plate Campaign, McClellan and the
Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA, group
92084. Thank you!
performs several times during the year.
Come and join our fun! For more
information, contact Eleanor Nedjar at
Try out our “Positively Fit” class, our Are you interested in playing chess at the
“Stretch Exercise” class, or our “Yoga”
class, or ask a friend to go for a walk. I would like to get a group together that would
meet once a week to play chess. The group can
Connect with your community and consist of players from beginners to more
volunteer. Volunteer at the senior advanced. I would like to set a time and day of
center! the week that would fit the majority that want to
play, and also fit in the senior center’s available
Make plans to spend time with a friend times. I am just an average player, but enjoy the
or try out a new activity with others, game. I play online with people from around
such as a cooking or art class. the world, but would like to play more in front
of a person, not just a computer screen. If you
Ask a friend or neighbor who seems are interested in playing, please email me at this
lonely to go to a movie or host a movie address firstname.lastname@example.org with the
following information: your ideal and
night. Or come to the monthly movie at acceptable day(s) of the week and times, what
the senior center! level you feel your game is at, if you have a
chess set to bring, do you like to play using a
Start or join a book club – available at chess clock, and any other questions you may
many county libraries. have.
Bring a friend to the senior center for I look forward to hearing from you.
lunch! CJ Simon
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Health and Wellness
February is American From the multiple-choice section:
Heart Month! If you arrived at a party and found that
someone else was wearing a piece of clothing
identical to yours, would you (a) not find it
Laughter is Good for your particularly amusing (b) be amused but not
show it outwardly (c) smile (d) laugh or (e)
Heart laugh heartily.
Laughter, along with an active sense of humor, may
help protect you against a heart attack, according If you were eating in a restaurant with some
to a new study by cardiologists at the University of friends and the waiter accidentally spilled a
Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. The study, drink on you, would you (a) not find it
which is the first to indicate that laughter may help particularly amusing (b) be amused but not
prevent heart disease, was presented at the show it outwardly (c) smile (d) laugh or (e)
American Heart Association's 73rd Scientific laugh heartily.
Sessions on November 15 in New Orleans. The
researchers found that people with heart disease From the true or false section:
were 40 percent less likely to laugh in a variety of I often wonder what hidden reasons another
situations compared to people of the same age person may have for doing something nice for
without heart disease. me. True or False
"The old saying that 'laughter is the best I am likely not to talk to people until they speak
medicine,' definitely appears to be true when it to me. True or False
comes to protecting your heart," says Michael
Miller, M.D., F.A.C.C., director of the Center for People with heart disease were less likely to
Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland recognize humor or use it to get out of
Medical Center. "We don't know yet why laughing uncomfortable situations. They generally laughed
protects the heart, but we know that mental stress less, even in positive situations and they displayed
is associated with impairment of the endothelium, more anger and hostility.
the protective barrier lining our blood vessels. This
can cause a series of inflammatory reactions that "The ability to laugh -- either naturally or as learned
lead to fat and cholesterol build-up in the coronary behavior may have important implications in
arteries and ultimately to a heart attack," says Dr. societies such as the U.S. where heart disease
Miller who is also an associate professor of remains the number one killer," says Dr. Miller. "We
medicine at the University of Maryland School of know that exercising, not smoking and eating foods
Medicine. low in saturated fat will reduce the risk of heart
disease. Perhaps regular, hearty laughter should
In the study, researchers compared the humor be added to the list."
responses of 300 people. Half of the participants
Dr. Miller says it may be possible to incorporate
had either suffered a heart attack or had undergone
laugher into our daily activities, just as we do with
coronary artery bypass surgery. The other 150
other heart-healthy activities, such as taking the
were healthy, age-matched participants who did not
stairs instead of the elevator.
have heart disease.
"We could perhaps read something humorous or
Participants in the study were asked to complete watch a funny video and try to find ways to take
two questionnaires. One questionnaire had a series ourselves less seriously," Dr. Miller says. "The
of multiple-choice answers to find out how much or recommendation for a healthy heart may one
how little the participant laughs in certain situations. day be -- exercise, eat right and laugh a few
The second questionnaire used 50 true or false times a day."
answers to measure anger and hostility. For
example, the questions included the following: Other researchers on this study included Adam
Clark, M.D. and Alexander Seidler, Ph.D.
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Activities, Social and Health Services, Birthday & Anniversary Celebration
Sign up on the clipboards in the lobby! Cake and gifts!
and Programs Location: Park Terrace Café
Days: Last Friday of the month
Information and registration forms on OASIS
Adult Enrichment Classes are available in the Blood Pressure
administration office. Seniors 55+, blood pressure checks!!
Location: Lobby Area of Senior Center
AARP Driver Safety Class (8 hour class) Days: 2nd Wednesday, (11:00am-12noon)
Seniors 55+, mature refresher driving course qualifies seniors given by Rancho Vista Retirement
3rd Wednesday, (11:00am-12noon)
for discounts on their auto insurance. given by Pacific Place
Location: Jasmine Room th
4 Tuesday, (11:00am-12noon)
Time: 12:30 – 5:00pm
given by Vista Community Clinic
Days: Last Tuesday and Thursday in January,
Cost: No charge
May, and September. (Next class is
May 29 and 31 .)
Provider: AARP-sign up in the office! Reservations Bocce Ball
taken starting May 1 ! Seniors, learn how to play Bocce Ball!
Cost: $12 – AARP Members Location: Brengle Terrace Park, Bocce Ball
$14 – Non-AARP Members Courts
(checks only-payable to AARP) Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
AARP Driver Safety Class (4 hour class) Coordinator: Jeanne Wilson
Cost: No charge.
Seniors 55+, mature refresher driving course qualifies seniors
for discounts on their auto insurance. Must have taken 8
hour course in the past 48 months.
Location: Jasmine Room Seniors 55+, social bridge group-bring a friend!
Time: 12:30 – 5:00pm Location: Jasmine Room (subject to change)
Days: Last Tuesday in March, July, and Time: 12:30-4:00pm
November. (Next class is March 27th) Days: Thursdays
Provider: AARP-sign up in the office! Reservations Coordinator: John Eastland
taken starting March 1st! Cost: No charge
Cost: $12 – AARP Members
$14 – Non-AARP Members Bridge (Duplicate)
(checks only-payable to AARP) Seniors 55+, duplicate bridge group.
Location: Jasmine Room (subject to change)
Angel’s Food Depot Boxes Time: 12:30-4:00pm
For seniors 60+ and those with disabilities 55+; low income Days: Wednesdays
Vista residents. Provider: Vista Duplicate Bridge Club
Location: Park Terrace Lobby – by application only Contact: Paul Landrum at (760) 729-3313
Days: Monthly 20 pound box of nonperishable food Cost: $2.00 to play!
– second Wednesday
Contact: Angel’s Depot – Leticia Mejia 760-685-3067 Computer Lab
Lab open to surf the net, check emails, & have computer fun!
Audiologist (Hearing Screenings) Location: Computer Lab
Seniors 55+, licensed audiologist provides hearing screenings. Time: 10:00am to
Location: Conference Room 3:30pm (except when class is in session)
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm Days: Monday thru Friday
Days: 2nd Wednesday (subject to change) Coordinator: Maureen Cooper
Provider: Greg Hall-sign up in the office! Cost: No charge (print charges are 25¢ per page)
Cost: No charge
Bingo for Prizes Seniors 55+, lobby area reserved for card players; bring your
Seniors, 60+, play a fun game of Bingo – Free! friends!
Location: Park Terrace Café Location: Lobby Area
Time: 11:15am - 12:00pm Time: 12:00-4:30pm
Days: Second Wednesday, Third Tuesday Days: Tuesdays
Provider: Leisa Bustanoby Cost: No charge
Cost: No charge. However, in order to play bingo, NOTE: If you would like to play Pinochle, contact Betty at
you must be registered for lunch that day! 760-712-8176.
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Food for Thought (see page 15) Knitting Circle
Seniors 60+, gentle yoga followed by gourmet lunch. Seniors 55+, beginning to advanced – all knitters and
Location: Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave. crotchetiers welcome!
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm Location: Lobby Area/Jasmine Room
Days: 1 and 3 Thursdays Time: 10:00am to 12 noon
Cost: $3.50 suggested contribution Days: Wednesday and Friday
Contact: 726-1340 ext. 1531 or 1539 for reservation Cost: No charge, free yarn and needles (if
available) or bring your own projects.
Purchase frozen meals (cooked by our kitchen staff) most Legal Assistance
Fridays. Enjoy senior center lunches at home! Seniors 60+, in need of legal advice.
Location: Park Terrace Café Location: Conference Room
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Days: Every Friday Days: Second Thursday
Cost: $2.00 Contact: (760) 439-2535 for appointment
Contact: 760-639-6160 for information and to Cost: No charge
ask if meals are available.
Friendship Group Seniors 55+...great exercise and lots of fun!
Seniors 55+, discussion group that socializes and discusses Location: Azalea Room
topics of the day – promotes friendship. Time: 11:30am-12:30pm (Beginning)
Location: Park Terrace Café 1:30pm-3:00pm (Intermediate & Advanced)
Time: 1:45-3:15pm Days: Mondays
Days: Tuesdays Instructor: Helen Pietroforte
Cost: No charge Cost: Donation
(Vista) Garden Club Line Dance
Open to the public – all adults. Seniors 55+…come dance with us!
Location: Azalea Room Location: Azalea Room
Time: 11:00am-3:00pm Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm (Intermediate)
Days: 1st Friday (except May, July, August, 1:00-2:30pm (Intermediate Plus)
and November – no meeting) Days: Wednesdays (except 2 Wednesday)
Provider: Vista Garden Club Instructor: Helen Pietroforte
Contact: Carol Zukowski (760) 639-5395 Cost: Donation
Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Monthly Movie
Program (HICAP) Seniors 50+, free movie, free snacks and drinks!!!!
Location: Azalea Room
Seniors 60+, trained counselors help with medical bills,
insurance questions, and HMO assistance. Days: Last Friday
Location: Conference Room Cost: Free
Time: 9:15am to 12:15pm Featuring “Moneyball.” Bennett
Days: 1st Wednesday Miller's adaptation of Michael Lewis'
(call 1-800-434-0222 non-fiction best seller Moneyball
for next available appointment). stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, a
Cost: No charge one-time phenom who flamed out in
the big leagues and now works as
Home-Delivered Meals the GM for the Oakland Athletics, a
Seniors, 60+, Vista residents, nutritious meals delivered to franchise that's about to lose their
home-bound seniors. three best players to free agency.
Location: Delivered to home Because the team isn't in a financial
Days: Monday-Friday position to spend as much as
Contact: (760) 639-6162 perennial favorites like the Yankees and the Red Sox, Beane
Cost: Suggested contribution - $4.00/meal realizes he needs to radically change how he evaluates what
players can bring to the squad. After he meets Peter Brand
Horseshores (Jonah Hill), an Ivy League economics major working as an
Seniors, learn how to play Horseshoes! executive assistant for scouting on another team, Beane
Location: Brengle Terrace Park, Horseshoe Pit realizes he's found the man who understands how to subvert
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm the system of assessing players that's been in place for nearly
Days: Fridays a century. However, as the duo begin to acquire players that
Coordinator: Jeanne Wilson seem too old, injured, or inept to play major-league baseball,
Cost: No charge. they face stiff resistance from both the A's longtime scouts and
NOTE: Horseshoes will resume Feb. 17 . Call 760-643-2828. the team's manager Art Howe (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who
outright refuses to allow Beane's more-nontraditional
acquisitions to play. PG-13 for some strong language.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
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Nutrition Education/Individual Dietary Parkinson’s Support Group
Planning Support Group for those whose lives are impacted by
Seniors 60+, individual nutrition planning, one hour Parkinson’s disease including the Parkinsonian, family
appointments. members, and friends.
Location: Conference Room Location: Azalea Room
Days: 3rd Thursday Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Time: 9:30-11:30am Days: 2 Wednesday
Contact: Linda Gastelum, Tri-City Dietician Instructor: North County Parkinson Group
Call 639-6162 for appointment. Cost: For info call (760) 940-2763.
Nutrition Program Transportation Seniors 55+...join us for a friendly game! Three tables and
Seniors 60+ Vista residents, transportation to and from lunch refreshments!
program. Location: Lobby Area
Location: Door-to-door service Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Days: Monday-Friday Days: Mondays
Contact: 639-6160; call one day prior Cost: Free
Cost: Suggested contribution is $1.00 round-trip.
Positively Fit Class
OASIS Seniors 60+, focus on balance and flexibility; helps
Seniors 50+. A non-profit organization offering computer participants prevent falls.
classes. Join us for a wide range of classes (see detailed Location: Azalea Room
monthly listing of OASIS classes or refer to the Activities Instructor: Carol Hydrusko
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Location: Computer Lab
Advanced Class 9:30 – 10:20 a.m.
Days: Various; see monthly OASIS section for
2/2/12 – 2/28/12 8 classes/$24
3/1/12 – 3/29/12 9 classes/$27
Time: See monthly OASIS section for
4/3/12 – 4/26/12 8 classes/$24
Contact: OASIS (760) 796-6020
Beginning Class 10:30 – 11:20 a.m.
Cost: Varies by class; $10.00 registration fee.
2/2/12 – 2/28/12 8 classes/$24
3/1/12 – 3/29/12 9 classes/$27
Oil Painting Club 4/3/12 – 4/26/12 8 classes/$24
Seniors, 50+, ongoing…express your creativity!
Location: Jasmine Room
nd Project C.A.R.E.
Days: Wednesdays (except 2 Wednesday)
Project C.A.R.E. is the effort of an entire community to allow
Time: 9:00am – 12 noon
Cost: Free those who are vulnerable to live with dignity, security, and
Contact: Leisa Bustanoby 760-639-6162 comfort knowing that there are many people out there who
Note: For this club, you must provide your care. The program includes postal alerts, gatekeeper, “are you
own materials. A list will be given to you okay?”, vial of life, minor home repair, care management,
upon registration. home safety checks, safe return, and you are not alone.
Location: Project C.A.R.E. Office
Out & About Transportation Contact: Nadine Kaina (760) 941-0140
Seniors 60+ Vista residents, provides daily bus shuttle service
for errands and medical appointments; also provides mileage Sell Your Wares
reimbursement for volunteer drivers when seniors are Sell your treasures and crafts. Or just stop by to shop!
transported in privately-owned vehicles. Location: Park Terrace Café
Location: Door-to-door service Time: 10:00am – 12noon
Days: Monday-Friday; Saturday special events Day: Third Thursday each month
Contact: (760) 639-6161; call 24 hours prior Cost: $5/card table, $10/60” round table
Cost: $3/trip; $5 for out of town trips ($10.00 for Coordinator: Leisa Bustanoby (760) 639-6162
trips greater than 50 miles); mileage
reimbursed to volunteer drivers. Senior Commission Meeting
Open to the public, advises and discusses issues that affect
seniors in the community.
Location: Conference Room
Days: 4th Wednesday (January, March, May,
July, September and November)
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Senior Center Amigos Toe Tappers
Seniors who enjoy socializing with Spanish-speaking friends! Senior tap dancing group practice.
Location: Park Terrace Café Location: Park Terrace Café Stage
Time: 11:00am - 12 noon Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Days: Monday through Friday Days: Monday and Thursday
Contact: Roe (760) 729-4035 (www.toetappers.org)
Senior Nutrition Advisory Committee
Nutrition Advisory Committee meeting. All are welcome! Tri City Computer Club
Location: Conference Room Seniors 55+, personal computer user group meeting and
Time: 1:00-2:30pm presentations.
Days: 3 Wednesday Location: Jasmine Room
Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Days: Tuesday (except 5th Tuesday)
Senior Nutrition Program Contact: President Randy Crumpler 760-940-4253
Seniors 60+, nutritious meals, entertainment and fellowship. Dues: $25/year
Location: Park Terrace Café
Time: 12:00pm Weekly Wii and Popcorn!
Days: Monday-Friday Seniors 55+, join us for the latest craze! Freshly popped
Contact: 724-3362 for reservations-taken up to 1 day popcorn for players and spectators.
prior to lunch. Location: Park Terrace Café
Cost: Suggested contribution $3.50/meal Time: 11:00am – 12noon
($6.00 charge for less than 60 years old and Days: Fridays (unless we’re having a buffet)
accompanying a senior) Cost: Free
Spanish Class Women’s Club
Seniors 55+, for those who want to learn a new language or Location: Conference Room
for those with some Spanish skills. Time: 10:00 – 12 noon
Location: Conference Room (except 1st Tuesday – Days: 1st Tuesday
Palm Game Room) Cost: Private Club
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm (Times and class levels
vary - call 639-6162 for class schedule). Yoga
Seniors 60+ for your better health.
Instructor: Carol Fiero
Location: Azalea Room
Cost: $30.00 for 8 weeks
Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm
Stretch Exercise with Carl Provider: Silver Age Community Outreach
Seniors 60+, easy and fun way to stretch and build strength. Cost: Donation
Location: Park Terrace Café
Instructor: Carl Grubbs
Cost: Suggested Donation $3.00 for drop-
ins/$10.00 per month for regulars.
A group of seniors having fun, singing, and strumming along!
Location: Jasmine Room
Time: 8:00-8:30 (Beginning Recorder Class)
8:30–10:00am (Beginning Ukulele Class)
10:00-12 noon (Intermediate/Performing)
Days: Mondays and Thursdays
Contact: Eleanor Nedjar: (760) 458-9322
Sponsored by AARP (February 6th through April 17th only)
Location: Orchid Room
Time: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Cost: Free of charge
Contact: Robin Baker (760) 726-1340 ext. 1538
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More Senior Center Happenings……
Kick Off 2012 Buffet, Jan. 5th
New Horizons Concert Band, Jan. 19th
GLORIA E. McCLELLAN SENIOR CENTER
The Gloria E. McClellan Senior Center, located in beautiful Brengle Terrace Park
in Vista, California, offers one-stop shopping for area seniors. The multipurpose
center is the ‘Main Entrance’ to a wonderful array of services, classes, and
The mission of the center is to promote the physical, emotional and social well-
being of seniors and to involve them in all aspects of community life. The gift of
longer life means more time to travel, learn, try out new careers and give
something back to the community. Living longer can sometimes lead to greater
need and vulnerability in later years. The center is a valuable resource to access
and address all of these issues.
“It is never too late to be what
you might have been.”
Gloria E. McClellan Senior Center
1400 Vale Terrace Drive
Vista, CA 92084