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 Terri@sierra2.org, 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:
Fitness
Leisure
Cards and Games
Education
Events

Monthly Calendar
Click on the calendar to view or print.

August 2015

 

Fitness

Fall Prevention: Flex, Stretch and Balance
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Fees:
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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 Leisure

Book Club
Date: 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Book Club list:
September 14: The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jona Jonasson
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
Web: artist-patris.com
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.

Potluck
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

Ginasta
Time: Mondays (except 2nd Mondays), 9:30-11:30 a.m.
A fun card game combining Gin and Canasta.

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

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

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

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Education

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)
Join the My Story Project as they present either a feature film showing or a tutorial on how to film. Call for schedule.

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Events

Senior Legal Hotline Services
Date: August 25
Time: 10-11 a.m.
FREE
For more than 20 years, the Senior Legal Hotline has provided advice and councel at no cost to Sacramento area residents over 60. Attend this presentation to learn about the hotline and its various programs, including pension counceling and mediation, and the most common legal issues for seniors.

Senior Living Options
Date: Sept. 8
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
FREE
This free presentation will provide information on how to evaluate and select from various options (In-Home Care, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Board and Care) in the Greater Sacramento Area. This presentation will help you understand each option, answer all of your questions. Whether you are looking into the future, or have an immediate need, or seeking options for your loved one, this presentation will assist you in finding your path and leave you with a clear understanding of how to reach your destination.

Advance Health Care Directives
Date: September 22
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
FREE
The Sacramento Senior Legal Hotline hosts this free presentation about "advance health care directives" that lets your physician, family and friends know your health care preferences, including the types of special treatment you want or don't want at the end of life, your desire for diagnostic testing, surgical procedures, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and organ donation.
By considering your options early, you can ensure the quality of life that is important to you and avoid having your family "guess" your wishes or having to make critical medical care decisions for you under stress or in emotional turmoil. They will explain Advance Healthcare Directives as well as answer any questions you may have about them.

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.

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


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