Senior Center

The Sierra 2 Senior Center is part of the non-profit Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association located in Room 12 at the Sierra 2 Center. It is open to all seniors 50+ years old Monday-Friday. Hours vary depending on the scheduled activities. The Senior Center was established in November 2000 to provide seniors the opportunity to continue to learn, meet new people and be actively involved in the community. 

Listed below is a calendar of scheduled activities and events. All classes and events take place in Room 12, unless noted otherwise. Classes are free (donations accepted) or fee based where noted.  For more information on any of these activities or events, call the Senior Center office at (916) 455-6339.

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Sponsor Information
The Sierra 2 Senior Center is helped by many local businesses that provide financial support to help make our programs possible. The benefits of this sponsorship are tremendous. If you are a business/company interested in sponsoring the Senior Center, please call the Senior Center Coordinator, Phoebe Celestin, at (916) 452-3005 for more information.

The Senior Center would like to thank the following generous donors for their support:
Eskaton Monroe Lodge
Rhukala Monument
Angela Mia-Lyon Real Estate
Avalon Hearing Aid Center
Japanese Automotive Specialists (2023 Q St.) 
Tara Stiles-Chi Yoga 
Comfort Zone Senior In-Home Services
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Rx Staffing & Home Care
Molina Healthcare

Senior Center Announcements
Facilitation Notes--8/28/13

On-Going Activities - Link to a heading below:
Cards and Games


Community Acupuncture Clinic
Dates: Every other Tuesday- April 8 & 22
Time: 9:45-11:15 a.m.
Fee: $15
Practitioner Zoë Griffin is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist.  For information visit or call (916) 212-2170.

Fall Prevention: Flex, Stretch and Balance
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$20 for 4 classes
$35 for 8 classes
Instructor: Pat Shaw
Phone: (916) 856-0136
Movements to guide you through proper body alignment, balance and breathing. Low impact class. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Exercises are both seated and standing.

Gentle Yoga
Time: Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m.
Fee: $40 for 6 classes
Instructor: Tara Stiles
Phone: (916) 454-5526

Tai Chi
Time: Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. 
$40 for 6 classes
Instructor: Tara Stiles
Phone: (916) 454-5526

Pole Walking Clinic and Just Walking (combined)
Time: Thursdays, 9 a.m.
Fee: donations accepted
Pole-walking is popular in Europe, and not just for seniors – it’s for everyone.  Pole walking helps seniors and others with chronic pain to continue walking exercise with reduced stress on joints, increased arm movement, and improved posture. Never tried it? You'll receive a brief introduction before trying the poles. Bring your own poles or pay a $5 fee to use the Senior Center poles.

Meditation and Chi Kung
Time: Fridays, 10-11 a.m.
Fee: $40 for 6 classes
Instructor: Tara Stiles
Phone: (916) 454-5526
Gentle exercise for seniors to articulate the joints, stretch the muscles, and breath deep. You'll feel the vitality created by this gentle adapted yoga practice for seniors. Website:

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Book Club
Date: 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Book Club list:
April 14: Life after Life by Kate Atkinson
May 12: A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
June 9: Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
July 14: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
August 11: A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout
Book club participants read the book of the month prior to each meeting.

Everyone Can Drum: Beginning Drumming
Time: Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Fee: $5 per class
Join Olivia Yasmin James, from Fenix African Drum and Dance, to share some rhythm and fun! No experience needed. Bring your own drum or use theirs. 

Life History Writing
Time: Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.
Share and write stories about life experiences.

Beginning Drawing
Time: Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Instructor: Patris
Phone: (916) 397-8958
Fee: $48 per 4 week session
Perfect beginning class to learn the fundamentals of drawing.

Open Art Studio
Time: Fridays, 10-Noon (except the last Friday)
Location: Room 11
Instructor: Jo Horne

Crafts & Conversation and Sierra 2 Jewels 
Time: Fridays 1-3 p.m. (except the last Friday)
Bring in your current craft project to work on, or help sort and repair jewelry for annual sale, while socializing.

Date: Last Friday of the month
Time: Noon-2 p.m.
Location: Room 10
Come join, or make new, friends and share food and conversation.

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Cards and Games

Time: Mondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
A fun card game combining Gin and Canasta.

Times: 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Mondays of the month, 10 a.m.-Noon

Fun Bridge
Time: Thursdays, 1-4 p.m.

Time: Fridays, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Room 11

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My Story Project
Time: Monday & Tuesday, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Room 12
In the "My Story Project” a skilled team of senior volunteers helps other seniors create a DVD containing their memories, stories and photos. This project, which started in 2011 with a grant to purchase necessary camera and editing equipment, has helped 35 seniors complete video productions, and create a 100-year archival disc in a high-quality customized case. Taping takes place in the Senior Center at Sierra 2 Center  for Arts and Community. Senior volunteers have received on-going training in digital video, computer technologies, and coaching other seniors to organize the material they wish to include on the DVD. This training assures a professional quality experience in coaching, camera work and editing, including the integration of photos into the story.Take the journey to find out who you are today, and who you have been in the past, and share your story with family and friends. Please call the Senior Center to find out more about the program, volunteer or to book a recording session.

Improv Acting with Jetta
Time: Last Friday, 3-5 p.m. 
Fee: $5 per class
Improv is acting without memorizing. Participants are given a situation, and they then must respond creatively. Sharpen your mind while having fun! This workshop starts with warm-ups so please be on time. 

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Senior Committee Meeting
Date: 1st Monday of the month
Time: 3:00 p.m.


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