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 email Executive Director Terri Shettle at, for more information.

The Senior Center would like to thank the following generous donors for their support:
Eskaton Monroe Lodge
Angela Mia-Lyon Real Estate

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

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

Monthly Calendar
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October 2015



Fall Prevention: Flex, Stretch and Balance
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
4 classes: $20
8 classes: $40
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
Days: Wednesday & Friday
Time: 10-11:15 a.m.
Fees: $10/Drop-Ins; $30/4-classes; $60/8-classes
Instructor: Pat Shaw
Phone: (916) 856-0136
This class is structured around rejuvenating and healing the body. Yoga props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, chairs and straps are used for safe practice and to allow the body to fully achieve positions comfortably. This is a slow paced class focused on stretching all body areas to release stress and tension from joints and muscles. Floor work is optional.

Tai Chi
Time: Thursdays, 10:30- 11:15 a.m.
$40/ per month
Instructor: Frank Gaviola

Pole Walking Clinic and Just Walking (combined)
Time: Thursdays, 9 a.m.
Fee: First instructional class is $5
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.

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Book Club
Date: 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Book Club list:
October 12: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
November 9: The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
December 14: The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy: A Novel by Rachel Joyce
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, 1-4 p.m.
Share and write stories about life experiences.

Beginning Drawing
Time: Thursdays, 9-10:15 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 Noon-3 p.m. (except the last Friday)
Location: Room 11
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
Bring your appetite and a favorite dish to share while enjoying the company of friends and new acquaintances!

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Cards and Games

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

Times: Mondays (except 2nd Mondays), 10-Noon

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

Time: Fridays,12:30-3:00 p.m.

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My Story Project
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Monday & Tuesdays
In the "My Story Project” a skilled team of senior volunteers helps other seniors create DVD's containing their memories, stories and photos. This project was started in 2011 with a grant and has helped 50+ seniors complete videos. Taping takes place in the Senior Center. Senior volunteers receive 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 at (916) 455-6339 to find out more about the program, volunteer or to book a recording session.

Popcorn & Movie
Dates: Third Tuesday
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Suggested Donation: $1-3 (includes free popcorn)
October 13 movie: "Big Night"

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Wills & Estates
Date: Tuesday, October 6
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
The Sacramento Senior Legal Hotline hosts this FREE presentation about the numerous practical and legal considerations by professional estate planners. They will also summarize the myths of false information seniors face when planning their estates. Call 455-6339 to reserve your spot or sign-up in the Senior Center.

Special points of interest that will be discussed:

  • Requirements for different types of wills
  • PROS and CONS of living trusts
  • Probate procedures
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Health Care Directives
  • Protecting against Financial Abuse
  • Exploitation from estate planning professionals

Vial of Life Program
Date: Tuesday, October 20
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
This free presentation will provide information about Vial of Life, a nationally recognized program for saving numerous lives by providing emergency responders with lifesaving medical information.  The Vial of Life is a document, stored on the refrigerator, along with an identification sticker attached to the front door of the house. Presentors, Indecare Corproation, will provide the necessary materials to start the program.  Call 455-6339 to reserve your spot or sign-up in the Senior Center.

AARP Driver Safety Course

Dates: October 19 & 20
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: Room 10
Fee: $15 (AARP members); $20 (non-AARP members)
Instructor: Jim Finnegan
Info: (916) 804-9777
Click here for an enrollment application.

Intro to Garden Club
Date: Tuesday, October 27
Time: 10-11am
The Sierra 2 Senior Center is forming a new Garden Club that will create and provide new plantings and upkeep of the Sierra 2 Center grounds. This first introductory meeting of the club will focus on  concepts, planning and scheduling of future projects.

Holiday Craft Faire
Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 10am-6pm
Rooms: 9, 10 and 12
Kick off the holidays and start your gift shopping at the Sierra 2 Senior Center's Annual Jewelry & Holiday Craft Sale. Browse rooms filled with unique gifts created by local artisans and crafters. There will be new, vintage and handcrafted jewelry for sale as well holiday crafts, ornaments, hand knitted, quilted, crocheted and embroidered items. Refreshments will also be offered. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at $1.00 each or $5.00 for eight.  Raffle proceeds benefit the Sierra 2 Senior Center.

Senior Committee Meeting
Call for date and location
Time: 3:00 p.m.

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