Veterans Memorial Senior Center Senior Affairs Commission
1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City, CA 2009 Meeting Schedule
94061 All meetings are usually held on the 2nd Thursday of each month,
at 1pm at alternating locations.
The Veterans Memorial Senior Center is dedicated to the health &
September 10th Veterans Memorial Senior Center
wellness of older adults by enhancing the body, mind and spirit. Some
of the current programs offered are: October 8th Fair Oaks Community Center
november 12th Veterans Memorial Senior Center
Senior Services: Provides patrons and family members w/
information, support & referrals. 650.780.7275 December No meeting scheduled
Nutrition Program: Offers home-style meals daily for a low cost of
$5.00. Take-Out Too! 650.780.7259
Classes / Programs: A wide range of classes/programs specific to
older adults. 650.780.7270
Special Events: Dances, Socials, Festivals and More!
Special Events Hotline 650.780.7264
Fair Oaks Intergenerational Center /
Family Service Agency of San Mateo
2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA
Transportation to the Senior Center
The Veterans Memorial Senior Center offers transportation to and
The program goal is to assist those people attending the center with tools from the Senior Center Monday-Friday. The cost is $2.00 round-
to maintain their independence in the community via case management, trip within Redwood City. For further information or to request an
social programs, well-balanced meals, exercise, transportation, and application, please call (650) 780-7344
much more! The center is open from 9-5 Monday through Friday.
Support your senior community by purchasing affordable
handcrafted items, greeting cards, snacks and more at the Arbor
Gift Shop. Call (650) 780-7338 for info.
OPEN DURING BINGO GAME HOURS!
WALK FOR THE HEALTH OF IT!
plus Flea Market!
Saturday, September 12th
Walk & Festival are FREE!
This 5k walk guides you through beautiful Red Morton Park and
a Community Flea Market! After you cross the finish line benefit
Support senior programs by embracing the classic from a Wellness Festival featuring local health vendors, and great
game of Bingo! Everyone age 18+ is welcome! CASH bargains from your neighbors!
PRIZES AWARDED. ATM machine is available. Call Schedule
650.780.7381 for info. 10:00am: 5K walk begins
SunDAyS: doors open at 9am 10:30am-1pm: Wellness Festival
Early Bird@ 12:00pm / Regular Game @ 12:30pm 10am-3pm: Flea Market Sale
Call event hotline for more information: (650) 780-7264.
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Special Events atCamps 2009
Italian Dinner & Aurora Mandolin Concert
Friday, October 9th 6:00-9:00pm FREE LECTURE SERIES
Enjoy a homecooked Italian Feast followed by a beautiful concert by
the Aurora Mandolin. All proceeds benefit the Veterans Memorial Retired Seniors Volunteer Program
Senior Center! Cost $20. Benefits & More!
Wednesday, September 16th • 1:00-2:00pm
Gift Shop Open House
Learn about the benefits of volunteering through the
Friday October 9th • 10:00am-2:00pm Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Did you
Get a sneak peak at all the holiday bargains available at the
know that you may be eligible for mileage reimbursement
VMSC Gift Shop. Get your holiday shopping done early and save
and many other perks by signing up with RSVP? And,
you can volunteer at the VMSC or other organizations.
Even if you are already a dedicated volunteer with
VMSC Halloween Luncheon VMSC, please join us for this exciting and informative
Friday, October 30th •12:00-2:00pm lecture!
Join the Veterans Memorial Senior Center for their annual Halloween
Luncheon on Friday, October 30th! Special prizes awarded to those Avoiding Financial Abuse
who wear costumes. Games, music and laughter will complete this thursday, october 22nd • 1-2pm
event. $8 per person Sunset Room
With today’s technology, financial abuse is more
Veterans Celebration dangerous than ever. Learn the latest scams and the
Friday, November 13th • 6:30-9pm best tools to avoid become a victim yourself!
Join us for a special evening honoring our United States Military
Veterans. Program will consist of a no-host bar to benefit the Before and After: The Life of a Soldier
Veterans Memorial Senior Center, appetizers and a special USO presented by Henry Hensleigh
presentation by the Singing Blue Stars of the USS Hornet. For more Thursday, November 19th • 1-2pm
information, please call Christina at (650) 780-7343. Redwood Room
Fee: $15 General Admission / $10 Veteran Join us for a fascinating and inspiring presentation from
decorated WWII Veteran who will share his story of
fighting in 5 major battles and his life after the war.
Thanksgiving Gathering (Lunch)
Friday, November 20th • 12:00-2:00pm Beating Those Holiday Blues
Spend an afternoon with your friends at the Veterans Memorial Senior
Thursday, December 10th • 1-2pm
Center and celebrate the blessings in your life with VMSC friends.
This special luncheon will provide a full thanksgiving feast, along with
We are told that the holidays are a time of joy and
entertainment and few surprises. Cost is $8.
happiness….but if that’s the case, how come so many
people feel blue? This lecture will talk about the holiday
Senior Center Decoration Party blues and provide tools for working through them.
Friday, November 30th • 10:00am-12:00pm
Get into the holiday spirit by decorating the Veterans Memorial Senior
Center with your friends and family. A winter themed extravaganza
will take over the rooms and lobby of the VMSC! Complimentary
pizza lunch will be provided for those who volunteer. No sign up
DID YOU KNOW?
required. Low Cost Notary serviCes
The Veterans Memorial Senior Center has an on-site
Holiday Gift Bag Assembly notary available for the general public. Notarizations
Monday, December 7th • 9:30-11:00am
Celebrate the holiday season by helping seniors and children in cost $10 per signature and all fees go directly to the
need throughout the community. Volunteers are needed to assemble
Veterans Memorial Senior Center Advisory Council
gift bags that will be delivered to homebound seniors & a local
children’s center! Coffee, hot cider and breakfast goodies will be to help support Senior Services. Call today to make
complimentary to all who volunteer. No sign up required. your appointment. (650) 780-7313
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50+ Programs at the VMSC
Summer Camps 2009
Annual Fitness Gym Membership Gentle Yoga
Enjoy access to treadmills, stair climbers, NordicTrack, exercise with Orlene Chartain
bicycles, universal weight station and free weights in our drop-in Gentle and easy, this class is a wonderful way to strengthen,
fitness gym. To get your membership, you will need to fill out stretch and relax. You will learn and practice basic Yoga
appropriate paperwork (physician consent, waiver, emergency postures, relaxation and breathing techniques. Own mat is
data) and attend an orientation class either on a Wednesday from recommended. Wear comfortable clothes. Students must register
12:15-1:15pm or Thursday from 6-7pm (alternative days and times with instructor, Orlene Chartain, directly at class. No online /
can be scheduled). Gym open 8am-8pm, Monday-Friday. mail-in registration.
Cost per year is $100 / $50 (62+). Students must register at the
Mon 10-11:15am On-Going $5 Drop In Fee VETS
VETS Building. Call (650) 823-1225 for more information.
No online / mail-in registration.
Chi Kung Exercise For Health
with Ming Wu
Low Intermediate & Intermediate Tap The purpose of Chi Kung is to learn how to generate, conserve,
with Cheryl McNamara
and channel “Chi” (internal energy) for health and longevity. The
This class will get you moving! Includes warm-up, basic tap steps, Chi Kung exercises help to generate, channel, conserve, store
rhythmic moves that will sizzle with high-energy fun and short and direct the energy into the body for achieving optimum health.
combinations giving you a chance to “shine”. Wear comfortable Call 650.780.7270 for info.
clothes and tennis shoes (tap shoes are optional). Students must Location: Wellness Center, Sequoia Room (VETS)
register with instructor on the first day of class.
$100 for 10 classes / $10 drop-in (SR Fee $80/ $8 drop-in)
Location: VETS Theatre
Tues 11:30am-12:30pm 9/22-11/24
Thurs 10:30-11:30am 9/17-10/29 $28 7 classes
Thurs 10:30-11:30am 11/12-12/17 $20 5 classes
Yang Style Tai Chi for Health
with Ming Wu
The aim of Tai Chi is to foster a calm and tranquil mind through
Morning Walks (on-going & free!)
the precise execution of exercises. The practice of Tai Chi can in
Get up and get out! Meet a group of dedicated walkers in the
some measure contribute to being able to better stand, walk, move,
VETS lobby for a stroll through Red Morton Park. Two levels of
run, etc. Many practitioners notice benefits in terms of correcting
walking groups, novice & intermediate. Walkers leave at 9AM.
poor postural alignment which can contribute to tension or injury.
Call 780-7270 for more information or drop on by the VETS.
Furthermore the meditative nature of the exercises is calming and
relaxing. Yang Style Tai Chi is the most commonly practiced style.
Crafts Social Club (on-going & free!) Pacing is uniformly slow throughout the form, with no variation
Bring you art / crafts / hobby project to the Veterans Memorial in speed during transitions. Continuity, without break or pause, is
Senior Center. An opportunity to work on your project, demonstrate the key. Call 650.780.7270 for info.
your skills and socialize with new friends. Everyone welcomed. Location: Wellness Center, Sequoia Room (VMSC)
Students must register with instructor on the first day of class. $100 for 10 classes / $10 drop-in (SR Fee $80/ $8 drop-in)
No online / mail-in registration. Thurs. 11:30am-12:30pm 9/24-12/3
Mon 1-3pm ongoing Redwood Room FREE
Beginning & Intermediate Watercolor REIKI Treatments
with Guy Magallanes Reiki means “Universal Life Force” and is a heart centered,
simple, gentle and natural hands-on healing practice. This form
Experience the magic of watercolor in a fun and challenging of healing is found to balance and energize all systems in the
class, designed for beginners and seasoned watercolor students. body and is a powerful tool for optimal health, personal growth and
In this fast paced class you will learn to transfer a line drawing, transformation. Call (650) 780-7274 to make an appointment!
and paint with the techniques taught right in front of your eyes.
Instructor posts the weekly class progression on his website for Tues/Thurs On-Going
student’s reference. Suggested Donation of $10+
$70 + $10 lab fee
Fridays 9am-12noon 9/25-11/20 7 classes no 10/16
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VMSC Computer Education
Fall Quarter: September - November
Classes are conducted at the Community Wellness Center, 711 Nevada Street - Redwood City
How to register
ONLINE: Log on to: www.redwoodcity.org/parks and go to “Online Registration”
MAIL-IN: Send Registration Form (on page 5) to:
Red Morton Community Center
1120 Roosevelt Ave. Redwood City, CA 94061
FAX-IN: Send Registration Form (on page 5) to:
Red Morton Community Center (650) 364-9980
Registration Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm at Red Morton & Sandpiper Centers only
Class Day Time Dates Fee Instructor
code: 88.421 Mon 1:00-3:15pm 9/14-11/16 $35 Shirley MacKenzie
(Prerequisite: Windows Basic or Equivalent)
Adobe Photoshop Elements
(Prerequisite: Windows Basic or Equivalent) Mon 9:30-11:45am 9/14-11/16 $35 Iby Heller
Windows XP Basics- Morning 9/16-11/18
Wed 9:30-11:45am $35 John Matthews
code: 88.424 no 11/11
Thurs 1:00-3:15pm 9/17-11/19 $35 Betty Merrill
User’s Group Forum
Fri 9:30-11:45am 9/18-11/20 $25 Ray Odell
EZ-Bay (How to Buy & Sell on Ebay)
S1: 9/15-10/6 $25
Session 1: 88.427 Thurs 9:30-11:45am Al Brown
S2: 10/13-11/3 4 weeks
Session 2: 88.428
Organizing Your Life with Excel
code: 88.429 Fri 1:00-3:15pm 9/18-10/23 Al Patane
(Prerequisite: Windows Basic or Equivalent)
Computer Lab registered Sonia Basegio, Joe Carr,
code: 88.430 12:45-2:45pm 9/22-11/18 in another Al Montisano, Jim Nolan,
(Prerequisite: Enrollment any of our computer classes) computer Daisy Tindall, Joe Zucker
Job Search Club $10 Al Brown
code: 88.431 Thurs 9:30-11:30am 9/17-10/8 4 Betty Merrill
(Prerequisite: Familiarity with the internet) sessions
For additional information call (650) 780-7313
Visit our Web Page for class descriptions: http://www.redwoodcity.org/parks/adults50/computers.html
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Classes and services are free or low cost.
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Summer Camps 2009 Oaks Please call 780-7525 for more info.
ON-GOING PROGRAMS 2600 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City, 94063
Hot Delicious Lunch Hair Cuts by Rosa
Tired of your own cooking, washing dishes and dining alone? Would We have an expert hair stylist twice a month to “spiff up” your do.
you like to enjoy a savory lunch with a group of friendly seniors? Then Call the senior center for dates & times (650) 780-7525. $7 cut.
join us for Hot Tasty Lunch Tuesdays-Friday (Monday brunch @ Alternate Fridays.
11am). Meals are nutritious, balanced and low in fat and salt. The
meals are compliant with the new federal guidelines. The lunch is Spanish Language Club
prepared for persons 60 years and older. $2.50 donation requested. Learn Spanish and enjoy the process. The club is for all levels of
Younger guests will be charged $6.00. (Spouse of a senior will dine experience with assistance from native-speaking guests. You are also
at the same low price as their mate). welcome to join us in the dining room to practice your new skills with
native speakers. Tuesdays: 1-2pm & Thursdays: 1-2pm.
Free Blood Pressure Test
4th Tuesday of each month from 12-1:30pm. A case manager will Bilingual Case Management
be present with the nurse. (Bilingual) We provide bilingual information and referral and advocacy services
to help seniors and their families find needed resources. Are
Holiday Parties you having problems with health care? Housing? We are also a
We will be celebrating many holidays at the Center, please call for resource for diabetes education. Transportation? In-home care?
more information (650) 780-7525. Understanding letters and obligations? Call the center for an
Healthy Breakfast appointment. Ask for Richard Arthur- bilingual 650-780-7525.
Come join us for a delicious, healthy breakfast Monday through Friday Fitness Classes
at 10:00 a.m. in the multipurpose room.
“Strong for Life” sponsored by Stanford University
Transportation Thursdays, at 12:45pm
If you have difficulty taking public transportation, Rediwheels can A program designed to help strengthen your muscles. Improves
help. Door to door, round-trip rides can be provided to/from the center energy, less stiffness in joints & muscles and improves balance.
upon registration. Call 780-7525 for more info. This program can be done in a seated position.
TRIP Program Tai-Chi sponsored by Sequoia Adult School
If you are 65 years or older the new Family Service Agency Participants 54 and younger $2.00 per session. Call 780-7525.
Senior Mobility Program, TRIP may be a safe and dependable
, Mondays 12:30-2pm • Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm.
transportation option for you if you are a resident of San Mateo
Gentle Exercise to Music
County who lives or receives services in Redwood City and no longer
Latin-Dance music and basic exercise techniques. This class
drives. Please call TRIP at (650) 780-7546.
performs exercise and dance combinations. Dress comfortably in
Penny Bingo clothes you can MOVE in and be SAFE! Monday 10 am.
Feeling lucky? Looking for a lively time? Then join our bingo
Yoga for Relaxation (Beg.)
group. Each card costs a penny per game. Games are held in the
Sponsored by Sequoia Adult School. Open to all. Participants
multipurpose room. Monday-Friday: 10-11:45am.
54 and younger $2.00 per session. Mondays 8:45-9:45am &
Garden Club Wednesdays 9-10am. Call for more information (650) 780-7525.
Do you like to garden? Come join us to plant, nurture and harvest
organic vegetables and flowers at our raised garden beds in Redwood
Live well with Diabetes
City. The club meets and works every Friday at 10 AM. Volunteers Free, 5 week classes!
are needed to water plants other mornings during the week. Learn how to prevent and manage the signs
ESL Class and symptoms of diabetes; guidelines for
Learn conversational English: Students develop English language diabetes nutrition; learn to read food labels;
skills in a supportive, informal setting. Open to all adults and is meal planning; and even tips to follow when
ongoing. Thursday 10am-12pm. you go out to dinner.
Location: Fair Oaks Intergenerational Center (Conference Room)
Dates: Wednesday, September 9 - October 7, 2009
Join the weekly Spanish-speaking support group led by a trained
volunteer from La Esperanza Vive, a program of the Family Service
Agency Peer Counseling Program. A pre-screening is done prior Interested? Call Yanina (650) 780-7545 to register or for info.
to joining the group. Opportunities are also available to become a This is a collaborative program of Sequoia Hospital, Cañada
trained peer counselor. For more information, call (650) 780-7525. College, Samaritan House and the Family Service Agency of
Group meets Monday at 11am. San Mateo County.
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