Seniors Open House on Sept. 27–29 features speakers, classes, free activities and lunches

The Senior Center Open House returns Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 27-29 in multiple rooms at Sierra 2 Center. With grant support from the Ethel Macleod Hart Trust Fund and sponsors, including Eskaton Monroe Lodge, all current classes, special activities and presentations will be free for attendees.

Along with regularly scheduled activities there are special events. The Lunch & Learn program, originally set for Sept. 7, is now at noon Sept. 27. Maryellen and Keith Burns, co-authors of “Lost Restaurants of Sacramento and Their Recipes,” will take guests back in time as they discuss dining trends over the last 150 years. Eskaton Monroe Lodge is providing lunch.

Earlier that day (11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27) Bill Bailey of Wealth Strategies will talk about Active Retirement Investing. He will focus on updating and learning about one’s retirement assets.

On Friday, Sept. 29 participants can enjoy a free, catered lunch from 12–1 p.m. in Curtis Hall, in place of the September potluck.

The three-day open house is intended to welcome new seniors, recent retirees, and all older adults in Curtis Park and surrounding neighborhoods to the Senior Center with its resources, support and community. The Open House also serves as a way to give back to our current participants.

Friends, neighbors and parents are all welcome to attend. More information on schedules and specific activities will appear online at www.sierra2.org and at the Sierra 2 Center.

Reboot your technical knowledge with new computer classes

A series on computer know-how starts in September and promises to make participants feel comfortable around their devices, whether they are a desktop computer, laptop, phone or tablet. The first class kicks off at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 in Room 12 with a lesson dedicated to fundamentals on hardware and the inner workings of computers.

The classes are taught by dispatchers from Bit Fellowship, the non-profit counterpart of A Leap a Head IT. Classes typically meet the 3rd Monday of the month and cost $20 each. Participants can sign up for all or some classes. Topics include internet and email; security; Microsoft program; iPhones and iPads; and Android phones and tablets. Laptops will be provided when necessary. Participants are asked to register in advance by calling 452-3005 or visiting the Sierra 2 office.

Free Medicare event to educate and empower

The Sierra 2 Senior Center is collaborating with United Healthcare’s Medicare Made Clear™ to take part in the fun and informative National Medicare Education Week. Speakers and activities will run from 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Sept. 20 in Curtis Hall.

Prominent sponsors include Walgreens and Silver Sneakers. The latter will conduct exercise demonstrations. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Organizers of this event seek to empower beneficiaries to make informed, confident decisions about Medicare coverage during the Open Enrollment Period, Oct. 15-Dec. 7. RSVP online at NationalMedicareWeek.com or call 855 603-7422.

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