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Activities and classes are free or fee-based where noted. View Senior activities below or download our monthly calendar. For more information on any of these activities or events, call the Senior Center office at (916) 455-6339.

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Ginasta & Mahjong

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every Monday

Start each week with a leisurely game of ginasta or mahjong at the Senior Center. Fresh coffee with the fix-in's available. Ginasta is a fun card game combining gin and canasta. Looking to start a new game, this one may be for you! Mahjong, a tile-based game originating from China, is similar to the Western card game Rummy. It's a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance. This activity is free; donations are always accepted.

My Story Project

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday and Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Monday & Tuesdays (except the Third Monday & Tuesday of each month) 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…

Fall Prevention: Flex, Stretch and Balance

May 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
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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. Fees: 4 classes: $20 8 classes: $35 Tuesday's class is in Room 12; Thursday's in Room 9. Questions? Call Instructor Pat Shaw at (916) 956-0136

Pilates with Lauren

May 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Instructor Lauren will teach the basics of proper posture and form, as you ease into beginning mat Pilates exercises. This class is safe, low-impact and great for just about every fitness level! Pilates has been proven to strengthen the core, boost balance, and improve posture! Lauren Lange is a BASI-certified Pilates instructor and dance teacher/ choreographer.

Everyone Can Drum: Beginning Drumming

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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. Fees: $7/class; $25/month Pay instructor at start of class.

Healthy Back

May 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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A Healthy and Flexible Spine Equals a Healthy Body! This new class is for anyone wanting to keep their spine healthy, recover from chronic back pain or injury and avoid future pain. Using yoga-inspired stretches, this class will help strengthen core muscles, increase flexibility, improve your posture, and relax the muscles around the spine. Healthy Back is suitable for most fitness levels. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. A mat and thick towel is needed. Instructor Pat Shaw also teaches Fall Prevention…

Gentle Yoga

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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Every Wednesday

A yoga class 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. Movements are slow paced and focused on stretching all muscle groups to release stress and tension. Floor work is optional. Fees: $10/Drop-Ins; $30/4-classes; $60/8-classes

Yoga + You

May 31 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Stretch your body and your mind! Find your inner potential through controlled breathing and asanas, or yoga postures. Yogini Heera invites you to learn techniques of self-healing & being more mindful through controlled breathing, yoga postures, short guided meditation & relaxation. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. Instructor Heera Kulkarni is a certified yoga instructor from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in India. She is a Yoga Shiromani, which mean the jewel of the crown of yoga.…

Chair Exercises with Allison

May 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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Chair exercise is a safe & fun way to develop confidence and better body movement. It also enhances cognitive function, increases range-of-motion, helps maintain or increase muscle tone, and promotes balance. Oh, and, it is fun! Our chair exercise program introduces important foot and leg exercises that are vital for older adults. Strengthening the lower body is one of the most effective methods of preserving one's independence and health. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and keep some water handy. No need to…

Life History Writing

May 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Share and write stories about life experiences! The purpose of this class is to write stories. This group meets each week to read stories written that have been at home. During the meetings, members will get a chance to give feedback on stories and receive comments on their own work. Facilitators Joe and Bubbles Miguel have ground rules to ensure a safe and supportive reading atmosphere.

Fitness Walking

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Pole rental: $5, Purchase poles: $70 Walking is FREE Meets in the main parking lot by the basketball courts NOTE: Group does not meet on rainy days. This group meets every Thursday morning for a fast-paced spin around the beautiful neighborhood of Curtis Park. All fitness levels are welcome. Walking is great for your heart and your back, and spending time outdoors is beneficial to your mental wellness! Some walkers reach for walking poles to increase the intensity of the walk.…

Tai Chi

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Join us for Tai Chi every Thursday

Boost your balance and prevent falls by practicing the ancient Chinese form of exercise, Tai Chi, with instructor Michael Shane. This low-impact practice works to focus the mind on slow movement to reduce stress and produce mental calm, while deep breathing and standing meditation refocus consciousness and restore energy and physical balance. Wellness Program: $10/ Drop-in $35/ 5-Class Punch Card $60/ 10-Class Punch Card Purchase cards prior to class in Sierra 2 Center office. Pay drop-in fees to instructor.

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