Senior Programs

SENIOR SPECIAL EVENTS • TRIPS • SENIOR INTEREST 
SPECIAL INTEREST PRESENTATIONS • 
FITNESS • GAMES 
TECHNOLOGY • FINANCE • PHOTOGRAPHY • ARTS & CRAFTS • COOKING 
MUSIC DANCE THEATER • HEALTH & WELLNESS 
SUPPORT GROUPS • DISCUSSION GROUPS 

El Dorado Hills Senior Center offers many classes, programs and special events including drawing, watercolor, line dance, digital photography, cooking, wreath making, chair exercise, and so much more to residents and non-residents ages 50+. (Yes we know that's very young!)  Also, we invite guest speakers to speak on topics, including: scam alerts, current events, legal matters, health & wellness, and even historical events and more. Classes, activities and lectures will specifiy whether to call the Registration Office at (916) 933-6624 or to call the Senior Center at (916) 358-3575 to register.

Any questions please contact the Senior Center at 916-358-3575.

Senior Center Orientation

1st Wednesdays 9:30am
New to the area? Never been to our Senior Center? Age 50 and up? Join us for an introductory "talk and tour." We offer great programs, classes, events, lunches and socialization opportunities. Join us for refreshments and see what we have to offer. We think there's something for everyone! No membership fee! Reservations are a must - please call (916) 358-3575 by Monday that week.

Year-Round Drop-in Activities
 
Weekly
Morning Fitness Classes (see page 28) .................. M-F, 8am
Painting Pals ................................................... Monday, 10am
Colorful Creators Club (Adult Coloring) ........ Monday, 2:30pm
NEW TIME! Sit & Get Fit ....... Monday & Wednesday, 9:30am
Fun Bingo ................................ Monday & Thursday, 12:30pm
Think You Can’t Exercise? ....... Tuesday & Thursday 9:30am
NEW! Knit ‘n Chat ......................................... Tuesday, 10am
Mah Jongg ....................................................... Tuesday, 1pm
Wii Bowling ............................................. Wednesday, 9:30am
Social Bridge Play ....................................... Wednesday, 9am
Pinochle ............................................... Wednesday, 12:30pm
Mexican Train Dominoes ...................... Wednesday, 12:30pm
Line Dance .................................................. Wednesday, 1pm
Evening Cribbage ................................... Wednesday, 6:30pm
Chess Club ...................................................... Thursday, 2pm
Canasta (evening) ........................................... Thursday, 5pm
Hand & Foot ............................... Thursday & Friday, 12:30pm
Falun Dafa ....................................................... Friday, 4:30pm
Monthly
Movie of the Month ................................. 1st/3rd Monday, 1pm
Book Club ..................................................... 1st Monday, 3pm
Amer. Sew Guild .......... 1st Monday, 6:30pm & 2nd Tues. 7pm
EDH Arts Association Meet........................... 2nd Monday, 6pm
Computer User Group ............................ 2nd/4th Monday, 1pm
“Nite” Knitters ............................................... 2nd Monday, 7pm
Hand or Neck Massage .......................... 2nd Monday, by appt.
Grief Support Group ............................... 2nd Tuesday, 6:30pm
Caregiver Support Group ........................ 3rd Tuesday, 5:30pm
Senior Council Meeting ....................... Last Tuesday, 10:30am
Senior Attorney Appointments ......... 2nd Wednesday, by Appt.
“Golden Hills” Men’s Group .................. 3rd Wednesday, 10am
“Let’s Talk” Discussion Group ................... 1st Thursday, 10am
Caregiver Support Group .................. Last Thursday, 10:30am
Senior Stampers ............................................ 4th Friday,10am
French Social Club ....................................... 1st Friday, 10am
Brain Connections ........................................ 3rd Friday, 10am
Grands’ & Greats’ Gazette ............................. 3rd Friday, 1pm
HICAP Counseling .................................... 4th Friday, by appt.

 

 

 

EL DORADO COUNTY PROGRAMS 


Senior Day Care Program

The El Dorado County's Senior Day Care program is located in the rear portion of the Senior Center. 'Members' can enjoy activities, make friends, increase their mental and physical functioning, and increase their sense of worth. For additional information call (916) 358-3560 or visit www.edcgov.us 

El Dorado County offers the following services to its residents age 60 and over at the EDH Senior Center location.

  • Blood Pressure Checks- Mercy's Hospital's Auxillary volunteers provide free blood pressure checks on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11:30am at the Senior Center.
  • Senior Peer Counseling- If you feel lonely, isolated, sad and blue, grief or stressed, call the Senior Peer Counseling office at 530-621-6304. One-on-one confidential supportive counseling is offered at no charge. 
  • Senior Legal Assistance- For Seniors 60+. Call 530-621-6154 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available the 2nd Wednesday of each month in El Dorado Hills.
  • AARP Smart Driving Classes- Keep up to date with the most current DMV information. Review driver safety; rules of the road; how to refine driving skills and develop defensive driving techniques. No testing required. See below for details.
  • Caregiver Support Group- Sharing & Caring in El Dorado Hills is a monthly caregiver Support Group. Caring for a family member with a dementia or other illness can be both mentally and physically exhausting. Support groups can provide care giving strategies, education, resources, information and a shoulder to lean on. Respite available to qualified caregivers. 3rd Tuesday 5:30-7pm at the Senior Center. Sponsored by the Greater Sacramento Area Office of the Alzheimer's Association.
  • New! Daytime Caregiver Support Group- Jillien Smith has over 17 years of experience in supporting elders who have care needs and their loved ones. This group is an upbeat but caring circle where each attendee is heard and validated and has the cance to share their concerns, experiences and ideas. If you are supporting another person who has chronic health conditions, don't try to reinvent the wheel! Take this chance to join a group where you will be understood and able to gain from the experience of otheres. Dacilitator: Jillien Smith, Senior's Day Care Program Supervisor. Last Thursday of the month at 10:30am.

HICAP Counseling (Medicare)

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program for Medicare Beneficiaries
If you have Medicare questions, need to learn about programs available, have had a claim denied, or are evaluating Long Term Care Insurance, our volunteer HICAP Counselors can help! 4th Fridays by appointment. Appointments are available by calling 530-621-6369.

Senior Nutrition Lunch

We offer excellent meals for a reasonable donation of only $3 for seniors age 60 and over, and $5 for those under 60. Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 12 noon at the Senior Center. Closed on major holidays. Menu available online or call (916) 939-4410 between 11am and 1pm.

Senior Council

The SC is a liaison group between the senior community, El Dorado Hills CSD, and County Department of Human (Senior) Services. The all volunteer, elected council coordinates annual senior parties in addition to overseeing Bingo and other Center activities. Monthly meetings are held the last Tuesday of the month at 10:30am. All are welcome! Volunteers needed!

El Dorado Transit's Taxi-Voucher Program

El Dorado Transit kicked off its new taxi service for El Dorado Hills Seniors (ages 60 and up) and those who are disabled in October 2015. Join us to hear program details and information and to register for the program (a photo ID is issued). This new service offers $3 taxi rides within El Dorado Hills boundaries seven days a week from 7am-10pm. For taxi voucher registration information call El Dorado Transit (888)246-2877 or find an application at eldoradotransit.com. Join us at the Senior Center to hear El Dorado Transit staff outline the service and get you registered – you can even purchase vouchers at this informational meeting! 

 

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SENIOR SPECIAL EVENTS
 

Valentine Luncheon

Friday, February 10th • El Dorado Hills Community Gym
Save the date! Our annual Valentine Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, February 10th at the CSD Gym. Mark your calendars. Call the Gilmore Center at 916-358-3575 to make your reservations after February 3rd.

New! Music from the Fabulous Fifties

Thursday, April 27th • 1:00pm •  Gilmore Center
Do you remember the Fifties? Host Bill Ho recently went through his extensive music collection and came up with his favorite musical decade, the 50's, especially years 1952-1955. Those were the years before Rock and Roll. After 1955, Rock and Roll and Elvis Presley changed the music and the beat became the thing. Join us to watch music videos that bring back the memories of the top thirty songs of 1952-55. We will talk about the songs, the singers and the Fifties. Vote for what you feel is the best song of each year. See and hear singers like, Tony Bennett, Patti Page, and Frank Sinatra. Hear the songs Tennesse Waltz, Changing Partners, Pretend and more. Call the Gilmore Center at 916-358-3575 to sign-up by April 20th.

New! Spring Fever Tea Party

Tuesday, March 21• 10:30am •  Tea Xotics, 4356 Town Center Blvd., EDH
Fee  $12/person  Registration
Kick off Spring with a Tea Party hosted by Tea Xotics in Town Center. We will enjoy tea tastings, as well as receive a Tea 101 lesson on the origin and brewing process  of their teas. The party includes tastings, pastries, and several tea samples to take home. Please note offsite location where the group will meet. Pre-registration deadline March 7.

New! Animal Sanctuary Show & Tell

Friday, April 14• 10:00am •  Gilmore Center
"The Ranch" is a local nonprofit organization and animal sanctuary that specializes in educational interactions between animals and humans. They will be bringing several different animal species to show us. We will learn interesting animal facts and interact with them too! Don't miss out. Space is limited, please register by April 7 by calling 916-358-3575.      Presenter: Kate Kohagen

 

New! Gilmore Center Craftstravaganza

Friday, March 10• 1:00pm •  Gilmore Center
Do you have a craft, hobby, or fascinating collection that you'd love to show off? Are you interested in learning abouth handmade creations made by other seniors in the community? Come showcase your hard work and talents. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited, call 916-358-3575 to hold your spot by March 1.    Note:  This is not a craft fair. No sales allowed.

SENIOR TRIPS

ALL NEW TRIPS & OUTINGS! The CSD has added a 18 passenger wheelchair accessible mini-bus to its fleet. We are excited to be able to offer trips and excursions to the El Dorado Hills community. This addition greatly expands our programming opportunities for both youth and seniors. Special thanks to Nancy Porter of Fork in the Road Travel, who has worked hard to coordinate this first round of trips. We hope you will join us on an adventure! Program fees include bus transportation and entrance/ ticket fees. All meals are no-host. Registration will be accepted after posted deadlines if room is still available. Trips happen rain or shine. These trips will fill quickly! Click on the registration links to sign up, or call the Registration Office at 916-933-6624.

 

Step Back into History...

Friday, March 24 • 9:15am-2:30pm • $21 Registration
Explore El Dorado County history and many other fun facts as we take a trip back in time. We will be taking a tour of the El Dorado County Historical Museum located at the Placerville Fairgrounds. After the tour, we will enjoy a no-host lunch on Main Street. Registration deadline: 3/10. The fee includes transportation. We will depart from the church parking lot across from the Gilmore Center at 9:15am. Trip Coordinator: Hannah Spaulding, Recreation Coordinator.

Exploration at the Crocker
Wednesday, January 25 • 9:15am-2:30pm • $61 Registration
Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Crocker Art Museum and its many exhibits. Then be treated to a delicious lunch from our special menu in the cafe. There will be time for  exploration of the museum on your own. Lunch is INCLUDED in the trip price. Registration deadline is January 10.

A Chocolate Affair

Saturday February 11• 5:30-9:30pm • $67 Registration
A chocolate, food and wine tasting event, hosted by local Soroptimist International, to benefit local women, children and families. Price includes appetizers, chocolate and wine tasting. Registration deadline is January 26.

 

Tuesday Trivia in Sutter Creek

Tuesday March 7• 2:30-8:30pm • $35 Registration
Enjoy an afternoon visit in the historic town of Sutter Creek, exploring antiques stores, boutiques and the old soda fountain with its player piano. Then gather in the historic Celler Lounge that's over 100 years old for Trivia Tuesday. (You can choose to go elsewhere.) We'll also have trivia and other fun games on the bus. Dinner is no-host ($2 tacos are on the menu!) Registration deadline is February 21.

 

Gardens Gone Native - Tour and Lunch

Saturday April 8• 9am-3pm • $48 Registration
Tour at least four gardens in the Sacramento/Placer county area comprised of at least 50% California native plants. This tour features both professionally landscapedd gardens and homeowner designs Talk with garden hosts and docents abouth their designs and plants.Box lunch is included in the trip price. Registration deadline is March 24.

 

San Joaquin Asparagus Festival

Saturday April 22• 8:45am-4pm • $39 Registration
Have you tasted Asparagus Ice Cream? Deep Fried Asparagus? Asparagus Slaw or Lumpia? Come with us to the world famous Asparagus Festival at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton. Enjoy these delicacies, cooking demos, a Wild West gunfighter show, craft show, and much more. Registration deadline is April 6.

 

Sacramento Underground Tour & Museum

Wednesday, May 10• 9:15am-2:00pm • $53 Registration
Learn how Sacramento's streets were raised to avoid flooding in the 1860's & 70's. See hollow sidewalks, sloped allyeways and even enter the underground spaces as you walk about 1/2 mile through the old city. Also enjoy touring the Sacramento History Museum. Tour  includes walking from the History Museum, through Old Sac, and back to the museum. There are uneven sidewalks and low ceilings. Lunch on your own in Old Sacramento. Registration deadline is April 24.



SENIOR SPECIAL INTERESTS

Sierra Renaissance Society

Fridays, Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center in Placerville
SRS is an organization that provides opportunities for participatory lifelong learning and community engagement for older adults. Members choose to study topics proposed by peers who lead the seminars. Seminars are held on Friday afternoons at Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center in Placerville. For membership information go to www.srsedc.com 

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SPECIAL INTEREST PRESENTATIONS
 

Movie of the Month
1st & 3rd Monday • 1pm

Check out our new big screen TV and enjoy popular and recently released movies. We even provide the popcorn. Movie suggestions are always welcome. No movie on 9/5 holiday. 

You Have the Power...
Powers of Attorney & Advanced Healthcare Directives
Tuesday, Nov 29 • 1pm

Powers of Attorney documents allow you to plan for the possibility of incapacity by allowing you to choose the people making those important financial and medical decisions should you be unable to care for yourself, avoiding expensive court costs associated with conservatorship. Learn about all aspects of these documents and how to prepare them. Please call to hold a spot. Presenter: Diana Steele, El Dorado County Senior Attorney

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SENIOR FITNESS


Senior Fit 

 

Think You Can't Exercise? Yes YOU Can!!

Tuesdays & Thursdays  •  9:30-10:30am
Fee: Daily Drop-In $2 
Group Leader: Yvonne Griffin
Classes include safe stretching and strengthening exercises using resistance bands, range of motion, simple movements. Both sitting and standing exercises are incorporated. Benefits include lowering blood pressure, improved circulation, and increased stamina and muscle strength. 

Falun Dafa Exercise

Fridays  • 4:30-5:30pm
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice that improves mental and physical wellness through a series of easy-to-learn exercises and meditation. Benefits include: stress and anxiety reduction; increased energy and improved health. These classes are FREE! For more information see www.falundafa.org. Please call to hold a spot. Instructor: Zhengwei (Zack) Lu

 

NEW! Improve Your Balance Through Exercise

Thursdays • 1/19 - 2/23 or 3/23 - 4/27  10 - 10:45am • $30
Registration
Stay on your feet! Remain vertical! Using the basic exercises from the evidence-based Matter of Balance© training, Nora Kolthoff will teach you exercises to enhance your balance and stability. You will strengthen your core (with additional home practice), and learn range of motion movements for your joints. Class includes individualized attention and exercise modifications as needed. Discussion time will also be included. Registration deadline: One week prior to each session.

 

NEW! Jazzercise Personal Touch

Tuesdays & Thursdays • 7- 7:40am • $50/$75
Registration
This is super-charged personal training for a small group of six or less. Class is structured to your specific personal fitness goals. Class focuses on abs, legs, arms and derriere. Students pay monthly for this specialty program. Please bring a mat. Direct specific questions to Sue Reed at 916-932-8009. *Fee based on number of classes you choose - 4 or 8.

NEW! Cardio Core Circuit

Tu/Th/Sa • 9-10am • $55
Registration

Circuit based bursts of cardio plus strength, a full body workout will chisel the core muscles and kick start the metabolism to keep burning calories hours after class if over. All registration is taken at the CSD Registration office, Senior Center or online at www.edhcsd.org.  Payment not accepted at class. Preregistration necessary. Please note offsite location in EDH Business Park. Instructor: Sue Reed
Location: El Dorado Musical Theater, 4011 Golden Foothill  Pkwy #4

Kayaking for Boomers

January - April Schedule & Registration 
Ages 50+ $73
Adventure and exploration aren’t just for teenagers! Kayaking is great for fitness and easy on the body. These stress free paddles are the new activity for baby boomers and beyond! Instructor: Current Adventures Kayak School 530-333-9115

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GAMES, GAMES & MORE GAMES 


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Wednesday Wii® Games

Wednesdays • 9:30-11:00am
Our Seniors had so much fun with Wii bowling in the summer program, we decided to keep it going! No experience is necessary. All levels of physical ability can play Wii games – you can even sit down. Lots of laughs and TONS OF FUN will be had in this casual, drop-in program. Wii hope to see you there!  

Fun Bingo!

Mondays & Thursdays • 12:30-1:30pm
$3 for 2 bingo cards (Additional cards available for $1) 
Join us for these casual, yet fun Bingo games. Our local grocers, Raley’s & Nugget participate in this program by offering us discount purchases of their $5 gift cards which players can win. Thank you Bingo volunteers!

Bridge Play

Wednesdays 9:00am-12noon
Our social bridge group plays American Standard Bridge. This intermediate level of play is not suitable for those who have never played the game. Leaders: Denise Champion and Jeanette Ferris 

It's Time to Play Cribbage

Wednesdays 6:30pm FREE
The Gold Country Cribbers meet year-round for American Cribbage Congress League play. Lessons available upon request. For more info contact Carl Backers at (916) 947-0190 or Roy Martin at (916) 402-0411.

Mexican Train Dominoes
Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm • FREE
This simple and fun domino game brings lots of smiles and laughs to our players. Anyone can learn the very popular Mexican Train Dominoes! Join us!


Weekly Mah Jongg Play

Tuesdays 1-3pm FREE
Group Leader: Margie Yowell
Mah Jongg, of Chinese origin, is played with tiles similar to dominoes but marked with Chinese characters. Players build hands similar to rummy and poker by drawing and discarding. Our friendly group plays both Chinese and American versions of the game. Everyone who shows up gets to play. No experience necessary – we will teach you the game! Group Leader: Margie Yowell

Chess Club
Thursdays • 2-4pm • Oak Knoll Club House, 3331 Alyssum Circle
If you already play chess, join us and be part of our new Chess Club which will meet weekly. We will exchange playing ideas, recreate famous games and compete with other participants. All ages are welcome and invited to join. Sorry, this is not for brand new beginners, as no lessons will be offered. Bring your own chess board. Call the Senior Center at 916- 358-3575 to let us know you are coming. Group Leader: Wil Brunet, Former ranked player

Canasta and Hand & Foot

Thursday & Friday • 12:30pm
Thursday • 5pm
Our game groups are growing! There are many opportunities to play both of these simple card games. Beginners are welcome, we will teach you to play.

Brain Connections
3rd Friday • 10-11am • $4
Join Judy Bakke for a light breakfast as she shares promising research, exercises and games to challenge your brain and keep you mentally sharp. You will learn up-to-date information about various “brain and memory” scams that appear regularly, and how to avoid them, as well as simple ways to strengthen your cognitive abilities. Reservations are a must! Call (9916)358-3575 Facilitator: Judy Bakke.

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TECHNOLOGY

 

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Computer Lessons for Beginners

If you need to learn the basics, including Internet and email, call to sign up for 3 free lessons. Our volunteer instrutors will work with you one-on-one. Students must have a computer (PC or Mac) for practice. Thanks to our volunteer team of instructors: Wayne Shannon, Jenny Figueroa, and Bill Welty. Sorry, due to schedule constraints only one three-week session per Senior is allowed. For beginners only. Call (916) 358-3575

Computer User Group

2nd & 4th Mondays • 1-3pm • FREE
We have reformatted this program slightly. Both Mondays will now offer one-on-one assistance with your portable units including laptops, tablets, iPads, iPhones, iPods, Smartphones, Kindles, etc. Bring your questions and problems faced during day-to-day home use. THANK YOU to our volunteer instructors Jenny Figueroa, Wayne Shannon and Vic Varma.

iPad 101 Workshop

Tuesday/Thursday,   December 6 • 1pm
The new iPads are wonderful tools that can almost replace your PC! We’ll show you how to set up your iPad, browse the web, email, read books and how to incorporate into your daily life. If you are a new beginner this class is for you. Bring your questions along. This class is restricted to the Apple iPad ONLY. Bring your iPad, fully charged. Reservations are a must! We need to obtain important info from you. No drop-ins please. Instructor: Tom Holt Call Senior Center 916-358-3575.

iPhone 101 Workshop

Tuesday,  November 1 • 1pm
The new iPhone is much more than a phone! We’ll show you how to set up your iPhone, browse the web, email, use Siri, use it for navigation, play music, listen to the radio, etc. If you are a raw beginner this class is for you. Bring your questions! This class is restricted to the Apple iPhone ONLY. Bring your iPhone, fully charged. Reservations are a must! Call Senior Center 916-358-3575. No drop-ins please. Instructor: Tom Holt

 

Smart Phone Camera and Texting Basics....

Thursday,  April 20 • 1pm
...Snapping, Saving & Sharing
Having trouble taking and sharing pictures on your smartphone? Bring it, and we'll teach you the camera/texting basics that make smartphone photography so enjoyable. At our hands-on workshop, we'll show you the camera and texting shortcuts that will help you connect to family and friends with ease. By the end of our class, you'll be snapping, saving, and sharing photos like a smartphone pro! Call Gilmore Center, 916-358-3575 to hold a spot. Instructor: Gail Lohmann, Visiting Angels

 


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FINANCE

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NEW! Social Security How to Maximize Your Benefits


Whether you are 60 or 69, there are ways you can increase your social security benefits by up to 76 percent. At this informative workshop, learn effective ways to maximize your retirement income. A question/answer period is also included. Please call to hold a spot. Presenter: Bill Corley, CFP

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY 

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Getting to Know YOUR Digital Camera

Saturday, January 28 • 9am-12pm   Registration
Did Santa bring you a new camera? Are you having difficulty making your digital camera do what you want it to? Have you had a camera in its box for months? Bring it and learn how it operates to give you the best photos. Instructions are given specific to your make and model! Please bring your camera maunal and fully charged batteries. No experience is necessary. Instructor: Robert Gouine, RobertAlanPhotography.com


Get Your Photos Out of Chaos!

Organize your Photos and Treasured Documents
Friday, Feb 3 or Saturday, April 8 • 9:30am-12pm 
Do you have boxes, bags, and albums full of family photos and memorabilia that need to be sorted, organized and scanned? Here’s your opportunity to bring your biggest bag, boxes, albums or tote full of pictures and memories to class where you will learn the ABC’s of organizing them. Each student will walk away with 75 scanned photos, and/or five album pages, to add to their digital collection. We recommend bringing a flash drive and/or external drive to class. Feel free to bring your laptop if you need to create folders for your scanned items or organize and delete pictures. A $25 supply fee will hold your spot. Call Senior Center 916-358-3575. Facilitator: Judy Bujold, Captured Moments


NEW! Creating Photo Memory Books & Digital Scrapbooking

Friday, March 3 & 10 • 9am-11:20am Registration
Have you ever wanted to create a memory book to share for remembering a wedding, vacation or other significant events? Learn how to make your own custom Photo Memory Book using mixbook.com, an Internet-based image publishing service. You can upload your favorite photos and then select a theme and a design that will make your memories pop! Bring your laptop that contains a folder/album loaded with up to 250 digital photos that you are considering for your Photo Memory Book. You can also scan up to 20 photos in class. At the end of the 2nd class, you will be ready to order your Custom Photo Memory Book preserving your most meaningful memories for you and your family to love for generations. Registration deadline: 2/24.  Instructor: Judy Bujold, Captured Moments

 

 

 

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ARTS & CRAFTS

 

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El Dorado Hills Arts Association

2nd Monday • 6pm FREE
EDHAA provides monthly art demonstrations and activities for artists. It has been an active visual arts organization for five years and has over 100 artists in its membership. For more information visit www.eldoradohillsarts.com. Visitors welcome!

Knit 'n Chat 

Tuesdays, 10-11:30am FREE

Join our casual social gathering! Bring your own knit or crochet supplies and project(s). Beginning and project assistance is happily provided. All ability levels are welcome. Facilitators: Diane Haug, Carmen Flores, Betty Eastment, Dinah Schade and Connie Yee

El Dorado "Nite" Knitters

2nd Monday, 7-9pm FREE
Join us for a night out working on your favorite project, OR, beginners can learn to knit or crochet. Meet new people and have lots of FUN! No experience necessary. Leader: Leal Thompson

American Sewing Guild

1st Monday, 6:30pm FREE
2nd Tuesday, 7pm FREE

The local American Sewing Guild group holds monthly meetings at the Senior Center. Check out GoldCountryASG.org. Visitors are always welcome.

Painting Pals

Mondays, 10am-12:30pm FREE 
This non-instructional gathering is a casual, creative avenue for painters of any kind to enjoy art in a new setting and meet others with the same interest.

Paint and a Splash Too! 

Saturday, Jan 28 • 10-12pm (Hummingbird) 
Saturday, April 1 • 10-12pm (Full Bloom Beauty)
Registration 
Do you believe you can complete a painting in a two hour time period? YES YOU CAN! The step-by-step instructions on a canvas are part of the experience in creating your own artwork that you can hang on a wall or give as a gift. In a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, you and your friends can enjoy refreshments and just have fun while the instructor guides you through a two-hour painting session using acrylics on canvas. At the end of class, you leave with a painting created by YOU. Two separate classes offer two different painting choices. All materials are included. $30 Preregistration is necessary. Instructors: Terri Haverty, Maggie Bosch & Sherry Pavloff, Paint & A Splash Too

Oil Painting

Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Picasso and YOU!
Tuesday, Jan 24 - Feb 28 or Mar 14 - April 18 • 12:30-2:30pm
Registration
$68/6 classes
Join us for the basics of oil painting in this fun and casual class. Learn how to stretch canvas, how to use gesso for basics, color mixing and more. Work at your own pace on protraits, landscapes or still life, all in the loose style of impressionism. Students receive individual attention in these small classes. A required supply list is available upon registration. (Only odorless/nontoxic mineral spirits please) Instructor: Judy Fratus

Create your Own Stained Glass Mosaic

Thursday, 3/2 - 3/16  • 9:30am-11:30am • $30 Supply Fee
Learn a fun and easy technique for creating unique, colorful stained glass mosaics. Your instructor provides all the glass and materials needed to produce a delightful conversation piece. No prior art experience necessary! Call now to hold your spot. The $30 supply fee is payable at the Gilmore Center to hold your spot. Reg deadline 2/23. Instructor:  Trudy Franzen

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COOKING

 

Tamales... Si'!

Saturday, 1/28 or 3/25 10-11:30am • Supply Fee $20
Call Senior Center to Register (916)358-3575 
Learn hands-on all of the necessary steps from working the masa, preparing the meat, cleaning the corn husks, and rolling, steaming and cooking tamales. You will make and take your own delicioso creations. Reservations are a must. Your cash supply fee of $20 will hold your spot in the class. Reg. deadline is one week prior. Instructor: Pauline Rivera 

Ultimate Chocolate Truffles

Saturday, April 4 • 10-12:15pm  • $39
Registration 
Make elegant, dome-shaped truffles with a variety of luscious fillings including: white, milk and dark chocolate. Learn how to flavor basic ganaches (fillings) with liqueurs and oils. Make and take a dozen truffles in a gift box, plus receive recipes, notes, tips, and truffle molds. Please bring a material fee of $15 to instructor. Please note: Off-site location CSD Gym 1021 Harvard Way. Instructor: Karen Moore

Pot Stickers Are Us!

Thursday, February 2 • 4:45-6pm  • Supply Fee $10
Call Senior Center to Register (916)358-3575
Learn step-by-step preparation of mouth-watering pot stickers using natural and healthy ingredients including chicken and vegetables. In this hands-on class you will make a dozen pot stickers to take home. Your $10 supply fee (cash only) will hold your spot. Instructor: Judy Chu Barnes

 

NEW! A Cuban Cooking Experience

Saturday, February 4 or April 1 • 10am-12:30pm  • Supply Fee $25
Call Senior Center to Register (916)358-3575
Our gourmet cook will share both her talents and great recipes. Foods from the western areas of Cuba are NOT spicy hot, but are muy sabroso (flavor-filled, savory and delicious!) Each class offers different recipes. A $25 cash supply fee is required to hold your spot. Registration deadline: one week prior. Instructor: Nora Kolthoff

NEW! Managing Diabetes with Diet

Tuesday, April 18 • 1:00pm 
Call Senior Center to Register (916)358-3575
Led by a clinical expert, the class will provide an overview on the disease, how diet affects symptoms, and practical advice on meal planning. The class is also appropriate for anyone trying to modify their diet to include less sugar, and for caregivers of people living with Diabetes. Come ready with questions. Please call to hold a spot.  Facilitators: Snowline Hospice Staff

 

 

 

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MUSIC & DANCE & THEATER

 

EDH Senior Fun Time Band Concerts

Last Friday of each month • 1-2pm
These special concerts feature live music from earlier eras. The band is under the direction of Al Kolthoff. Find a dance partner, or just sit and enjoy your musical favorites!

Theater Group

Did you know that the Senior Center has a theater group who attends theatrical productions/musical performances? The group carpools from the Center to enjoy local productions. Call us if you would like to be on the Theater Group list (916) 358-3575.

NEW! Beginning Ballroom Dance

Thursdays • 1-2pm  March 2 - March 30 • 5 Classes
If you are not familiar with basic ballroom dances, this is the class for you! Ballroom dancing is fun, good exercise and studies show it is a great “brain exercise”. We will start with simple dances such as the two-step and the box-step. Call Senior Center at 916-358-3575 to hold a spot. Instructor: Don Frankel

Line Dance Lessons

Wednesdays • 1-2pm  (Beginner)
Wednesdays •2-3pm (Advanced Beginner/Intermediate)
Learn new and old dances! No partner and no experience necessary! Come on down, get some exercise, meet new friends and have some good ‘ol foot-stompin’ fun! $3 per class donation. Instructor: Shelley Mills.

It's a Dance PARTY!

Thursday • 1-3pm  •  April 5
Once each quater we offer a special Dance Party just for you! Host Don Frankel brings favorite tunes from days long ago. Join us for a fun afternoon of music and dancing. Meet new friends who also love to cut a rug! Refreshments will be served.  Please let us know you are coming. 916-358-3575

Intro to Guitar for Seniors

Monday• 1:45-2:30pm • $42/4 classes
January-April Winter Registration
Class instruction in playing guitar using Step One: Teach Yourself Guitar (Hal Leonard). Learn chords, strums, picks and songs. No experience necessary. Bring a guitar and a copy of the book. Please pre-register. No class 4/10 Instructor: Lew Johnson.

Let's Uke

Monday• 1-1:45pm • $42/4 classes
January-April Winter Registration
Class instruction in playing guitar using Step One: Teach Yourself Guitar (Hal Leonard). Learn chords, strums, picks and songs. No experience necessary. Bring a guitar and a copy of the book. Please pre-register. 

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

Hand or Neck/Shoulder Massage

2nd Monday • 9-11am (By Appointment) • $10 suggested donation
Yuko specializes in holistic and relaxation massage as well as deep tissue massage and cranio-sacral therapy. Make an appointment for a 15 minute massage where you choose either a hand massage or a neck and shoulder massage. Please call the Senior Center (916) 358-3575 to schedule an appointment - there are limited spots available. Info: www.NaturalHealingHands.com. Craniosacral Therapist: Yuko Nagahashi-Lee 

Brain Connections

3rd Friday • 10-11am • $5 Drop-In Fee
Attend this dynamic group every month as we explore encouraging neurological research done by notable scientists. Challenge your brain playing interactive games, exercises, and investigate products that claim to enhance brain performance. Refreshments served, reservations suggested. There is a $5 fee payable at class. Facilitator: Judy Bakke.

NEW! Compassionate Communication Between Adult Children and Aging Parents

Tuesday • April 11 1:00pm 
Some of the hardest and most vital conversations we will ever have are with our aging parents when we discuss their wishes regarding their hopes and desires for the future. Do they want to remain at home or live in a retirement or senior care facility? Is a family member in a position to provide in-home care, and to what extent? Are the family's financial resources sufficient to cover the costs of in-home care or assisted living? Have the parents created advanced directives? These conversations can be emotionally charged for both the parents and their children, but involve topics that should be addressed to smooth decision-making about the future. Clarifying decisions together also helps all family members understand the basis for aging parents' choices and can reduce conflict when a crisis arises. This presentation will help guide you through these very difficlut conversations. Please call 916-358-3575 to hold a spot. Presenter: Ginger McMurchie, Elder Care Management of Northern California

 

NEW! Meditation Series....

Be the best at what you do
Saturday, 3/18-4/8 • 2-3pm  $55 Registration
Each of us aspires to be more joyful, more productive and have a good life balance. But, do we have tools that support us to accomplish that effectively and easily? Join us for a series of wellness workshops focuse on Meditation and using it as a tool for managing our mind and negative emotions in our daily lives. Course contents include powerful breathing techniques, guided mediation and gentle chair yoga postures. Sign up for the 4-week series, or pay a $15 drop-in fee at class. Registration deadline: 3/8. Instructor: Deepak Gilra

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SUPPORT GROUPS

 

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Sharing & Caring in EDH

A Monthly Caregiver Support Group
3rd Tuesday • 5:30-7pm • FREE
Caring for a family member with a dementia or other illness can be both mentally and physically exhausting. Support groups can provide care giving strategies, education, resources, information and a shoulder to lean on. Respite available to qualified caregivers. Sponsor: Greater Sacramento Area Office of the Alzheimer’s Association

NEW! Daytime Caregiver Support Group

4th Thursday • 10:30am • FREE
Join us for this brand new daytime meeting to support caregivers. Jillien Smith has over 17 years of experience in supporting elders who have care needs and their loved ones. This group is an upbeat but caring circle where each attendee is heard and validated and has the chance to share their concerns, experiences and ideas. If you are supporting another person who has chronic health conditions, don’t try to reinvent the wheel! Take this chance to join a group where you will be understood and able to gain from the experience of others. Facilitator: Jillien Smith, Senior’s Day Care Program Supervisor

 
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DISCUSSION GROUPS


The Grands' & The Greats' Gazette
3rd Friday • 1pm • FREE
Share your grand-parenting stories, jokes, trials and tribulations. This group produces a wonderful quarterly newsletter, “The Grand’s & the Greats’ Gazette.” No experience is necessary. Articles are always welcome and much needed. You don’t have to attend a meeting to submit an article, but of course you are welcome to! Leaders: Terry Provenza and Flora LaForce.

French Social Club
1st Friday  • 10am 
Ooo-La-Laa! The French Club meets to practice the language, share heritage, sing songs, enjoy French cuisine and discuss French history. Group Leaders: Terry Provenza & Ralph Gross. 

Senior Stampers

4th Friday • 10:30am 
If you currently collect stamps, are interested in doing so, or just want to learn more about stamps, join us for these informal monthly meetings. Bring your stamps, albums, collections and ideas and resources for sharing. Facilitator: Margie Yowell

NEW! T.A.S. (Teens & Seniors) Book Club

1st Mondays • 3-4pm 
Location: Face in a Book at Town Center, EDH
Venture with us into a brand new intergenerational book club! Hosted by Face in a Book bookstore in Town Center, this unique program offers teens and Seniors alike a chance to explore literature. From classic contemporary to new science fiction literature, the group will choose the books. Join us for the kick-off meeting on Monday, June 1st. Please call at (916) 358-3575 to let us know you will attend. Group leaders: Kyoko Lee and ORHS student volunteers

Let's Talk...

1st Thursday 10am
A Topical Discussion Group let by Terry Provenza. We are changing the Discussion Group format slightly. Instead of a predetermined monthly topic, the group will use newspaper headlines and articles as its discussion point. We hope to see you there!

Golden Hills Men's Group

3rd Wednesdays • 10am • FREE
Your chronological age doesn't matter, but your interests and needs do! We welcome all seniors including women to attend! Come visit over an endless cup of coffee as we discuss health, life's journey and current events in our lives and our community. Please call to let us know you are coming. Group Leader: Rich Cuffe

 

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Volunteers, Instructors & Presenters Needed
Do you have a special talent or skill you would like to share with Seniors? Many Seniors themselves have a wealth of knowledge. We invite you to come share your experience and wisdom. We would love to have you on our team! Call us at (916) 358-3575 or fill out a class proposal form.

Scholarships
El Dorado Hills CSD now offers program scholarships for residents of all ages. If you would like to apply for a discounted rate for a Senior Center program, please call Rebecca Todd at (916) 358-3575.

Contact the El Dorado Hills Senior Center

990 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 358-3575
Senior Center Open 9am-4pm (Open for classes additional hours)
rtodd@edhcsd.org

 

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Learn more about our Senior Center located at 990 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills