Senior Programs

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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 specify 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.

 Holiday Observances: Gilmore Senior Center CLOSED

  • May 28: Memorial Day
  • July 4: Independence Day
Year-Round Drop-in Activities
 
Weekly
Morning Fitness Classes .................................. M-F, 8am
Painting Pals ................................................... Monday, 10am
Sit & Get Fit .......................Mon & Wed, 10:15am & 11:15 am
Fun Bingo ................................ Monday & Thursday, 12:30pm
Think You Can’t Exercise? ....... Tuesday & Thursday 9:30am
Knit ‘n Chat .................................................... Tuesday, 10am
Mah Jongg ....................................................... Tuesday, 1pm
Wii Bowling ............................................. Wednesday, 9:30am
Social Bridge Play ............................Mon/Wed, 2pm & 3rd Fri 9am
Pinochle ............................................... Wednesday, 11am
Mexican Train Dominoes ...................... Wednesday, 12:30pm
Line Dance .................................................. Wednesday, 1pm
Evening Line Dance.................................Wednesday, 6:30pm
Evening Cribbage ................................... Wednesday, 6:30pm
Chess Club ...................................................... Thursday, 2pm
NEW TIME! Canasta  .................................. Thursday, 5pm
Cribbage Lessons for Old and New Players............
Thursday, 4pm
Hand & Foot ............................... Thursday & Friday, 12:30pm


Monthly
Movie of the Month ................................. 1st/3rd Monday, 1pm
Grands' & Greats' Gazette............................. 4th Monday, 1pm
Amer. Sew Guild .......... 1st Monday, 6:30pm & 2nd Tues. 7pm
EDH Arts Association Meet........................... Some Mondays
5/14 & 8/13, 6pm
Computer User Group ............................ 2nd/4th Monday, 1pm
Quilting Club...........................................4th Monday, 2-5:30pm
Caregiver Support Group ........................ 3rd Tuesday, 5:30pm
Senior Council Meeting ............................. Last Tuesday, 10am
Senior Center Orientation ...................1st Wednesday, 9:30am
Senior Attorney Appointments ......... 2nd Wednesday, by Appt.
“Golden Hills” Men’s Group .................. 3rd Wednesday, 10am
“Let’s Chat” Discussion Group ............ 1st/3rd Thursday, 10am
Caregiver Support Group .................. Last Thursday, 10:30am
Senior Stampers ..........................................2nd Friday,9:30am
French Social Club ............................... 1st/3rd Friday, 1:30pm
Brain Connections ........................................ 3rd Friday, 10am
Grands’ & Greats’ Gazette ............................. 4th Friday, 1pm
HICAP Counseling .................................... 4th Friday, by appt.
NEW! Flashback Flick Friday ......................1st Friday, 1-3pm
NEW! Open Mic Karaoke............................Last Friday, 1-3pm
Second Saturdays .................................2nd Saturday, 9:30am


Senior Calendar

 

 

 

 



 


EL DORADO COUNTY PROGRAMS
 


Senior Day Care Program

The El Dorado County's Senior Day Care program located in the rear portion of the Senior Center, serves adults with chronic illnesses, disabilities or frailty due to age related conditions. "Member" enjoy activities, make friends, increase their mental and physical functioning, and increase their sense of self-worth. For additional information call  (916) 358-3560.

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 Auxiliary 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.
  • 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 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. 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!

Gilmore Center Library and Computer Room

The Gilmore Center has MANY books available. There is no formal check out system, just come find books you like and take them! If you have books you would like to donate - let us know. The library also has a computer with a large screen for Seniors to use at their convenience. All you have to do is ask staff for the password and the world of computing opens up. Wi-fi is available throughout the Center.

 

Senior Center Program Fees
We offer a multitude of program/activity opportunities. Many programs are run by delightful volunteers who do not wish to charge a class fee. We agree it's confusing at times! Programs listed in the Activity Guide which have an 8-digit activity code numbers require preregistration at the CSD Registration Office (1021 Harvard Way, or www.edhcsd.org). The programs which have a supply fee (only) listed, require cash prepayment at the Gilmore Center office. Many programs are free.


C.A.R.E. Program for Seniors
In an effort to provide affordable recreation programs, the El Dorado Hills CSD Foundation is offering the EDH Community Scholarship Opportunity Program. Eligibility guidelines have been established to provide options for participation in District sponsored recreation activities. This program is for El Dorado Hills residents only. Please contact the Gilmore Center staff at 916-358-3575 for more information.

Gilmore Senior Center Orientation
Last Wednesday of each month 9:30am
Visitors are always welcome at the Gilmore Senior Center, either to take a tour, try out programs any time throughout the month, or just poke around on your own. The last Wednesday of every month is a particularly good time to visit-that's when we have Monthly Orientation. The orientation presentation is meant to show new guests about the Center and our programs and services, chat with other members and staff.  Please contact the Gilmore Center staff at 916-358-3575 for more information.

NEW! Need an Activity Buddy?

Do you have a special interest or hobby and need someone to participate with you? Do you need a friend to play gold with, someone to join you at the movies or even someone to go hiking with, etc.? If so we are taking all buddy requests. Please call the Gilmore Senior Center and we will add you to the buddy list- we hope to make the friendship connection for you! To be added to the buddy list please call us at (916)358-3575.



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Guest Speakers and Special Events

 

Movie of the Month
1st & 3rd Monday • 1:00pm
Location: Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, EDH
Check out our big screen TV, popular and recently released movies. We even  provide the popcorn! Movie suggestions are always welcome.  
Note: The Gilmore Senior Center is closed National Holidays.

We're Ready-Are you? "We got anwsers to our questions, Now you can too."  Presented by: Helen Justice
Tuesday, September 18 at 2:00pm
In this presentation you will learn how to capture the benefits you deserve and are entitled to that no one tells you about.  There will be 3 panelists here to give you information regarding Veteran's Benefits as well as information on palliative care.  There will be time set aside for questions and answers.  Please call to save you seat.  (916)358-3575

Why pay tax on up to 85% of Social Security  Presented by Bill Corley, CFP, RICP 
Fee: $10.  Pre-registration required
Employed adults age 50+ may minimize or eliminate taxes on Social Security benefits with careful planning before they retire.  Taxes are different in retirement...learn effective ways to balance benefits and other income in order to keep more of your hard-earned money.  Question/answer period is included.  Please call to save your seat.  (916)358-3575.
Register

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Strategies for Retirement Income that lasts  Presented by: Bill Corley, CFP, RICP
Fee: $10.  Pre-registration required.
Creating a monthly income that lasts throughout retirement can be tricky.  A wrong decision (or lack of planning) could subject you to unnecessary taxes, penalities and inflation.  A retirement income PLAN is crucial to protect your assets and have sufficient income for 30+years.  If you are still working and saving, or are planning to retire in the near future, this workshop is for you and your spouse!  Question/answer period is included.
Register

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Tour of India  Presented by: O.C. Ninan   Thursday, October 11 at 1:00pm
Join us as we cover the geographical and demographic aspects of India through history.  Picture slides will cover various historic sites such as the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, and National Parks etc.  Narratives will be provided by OC, who has traveled widely over India.  Adequate time will be allowed for questions.  Please call to save your seat.  (916)358-3575.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease  Presented by: Alzheimers Assocation 
Tuesday, October 9 at 1:00pm-2:30pm
Learn about the differences between normal aging and dementia, the basics of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, the diagnostic process, and managment of the disease.  Learn about resources offered by the Alzheimer's Association, keys for planning for the future, and how family members and caregivers can help the person with dementia.

Effective Communication Strategies   Presented by: Alzheimers Association
Thursday, December 6 from 1pm-2:30pm
Teaches caregivers to decode verbal and behavioral communications by someone with Alzheimer's and other dementias.  Participants leave with strategies for meaningful connection with people in early, middle and late stage dementia.

Smartphone Camera and Texting Basic....Snapping, Saving and Sharing
Presented by Gail Lohmann of Visiting Angels and Abby Lee  
Thursday, October 25 at 1:00pm
Having trouble taking and sharing pictures on your smartphone?  Bring your smartphone and we'll teach you the camera/testing basics that makes smartphones 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 to hold a spot- seating is limited!

Living Options:  Should I stay or should I go?  If I stay, How do I make my home safe and functional?
Guest speakers: Jana Reyes- Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, & Charlie Ludman, Aging in Place Contractor, The Accessibility Connection
Thursday, September 6 at 1:00pm

The tools to assess your current living environment to determine if it meets your short and long term needs.
Things to consider if opting to relocate locally or out of city/state-lifestyle, medical needs, social interaction, transportation, access to support systems, ect. 
Resources for aging in place
Home modifications that can make a big impact on safety

Understanding and Locating In-Home Care services and Dispelling the Myths of Reverse Mortgages:
Guest speakers, Dan Barbie, Always Best Care Senior Services & Sheryl Hanson, Mortgage Expert, Finance of America
Thursday, September 13 at 1:00pm
Insight into all types of medical and non-medical in-home care services
Truths vs myths of Reverse Mortgages
Insight into different homeowners groups that can benefit from Home Equity Conversion Mortgages
Strategies for funding in-home care, modification to the home, supplementing retirement income, improving lifestyle, financing long term care needs.

ABC's of Estate Planning & 600 things to do before you die & after
Guest speaker, Dustin MacFarlane, Attorney, MacFarlane Legal, Probate, Elder Law, & Estate Planning
Thursday, September 20 at 1:00pm
A review of basic estate planning

A list of legal documents needed in preparation for the inevitable
Insight into some charitable gifting strategies that can obtain

Medicare Update for 2019
Presented by Rhonda Slagle, Regional Coordinator for El Dorado County HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program)
Friday, October 19 at 1pm
Learn your Medicare coverage options in El Dorado County for 2019.  Which Part D drug pland will be available, how much will they cost, how to choose the best drug for you.  Understand which Part C Medicare Advantage Plans will be available in El Dorado County.  Learn how to find the costs of Medicare supplements in 2019.  HICAP is a federally funded program that provides unbiased information on Medicare issues. HICAP does not sell any insurance products.

Annual Fall Prevention Day
Tuesday, October 23 at 1:00pm
One third of Californians, age 65 and older, fall each year, 20-30% of those suffer serious injuries.  Falls are preventable!  Join us for Marshall Medical Center's Annual Fall Prevention Day for your free fall resk assessment.  Listen to knowledgeable professionals speak about home safety and reducing falls through podiatry, optometry, audiology, and more.  Health screenings will be available.  Take the first step in preventing falls for you and your family.

Big Parties - Events will be located at the El Dorado Hills CSD Gym 1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills
Friday, October 5 - Octoberfest Lucheon.  Doors open at 10:30am
Friday, December 7 - Christmas Lucheon.  Doors open at 10:30am. 

 

 

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

AARP Smart Driver Course
Instructor: Ralph Hern, AARP Volunteer
This class will update you on current DMV information, review of the rules of the road and introduce defensive driving techniques. Receive a DMV cerfiticate of completion by attending all 8 hours of class. The class on 12/11 is a four hour refresher class. Preregistration with payment is required.


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Mind Fit Series
Just like the body, the brain can show signs of aging as we grow older. There are positive lifestyle changes you can make to keep your mind sharper for longer. Join us for a fun and informative three-part series, led by brain fitness expert Glenn Krakow from Home Care Assistance. In this series you will learn about proactive ways to enhance cognitive functioning, including fun group activities used in the Cognitive Therapeutics Method, a science-based cognitive stimulation program. A $20 material fee will hold your spot.

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SENIOR FITNESS

 

 

Forever Fit...Good for Your Body, Balance & Brain

Fee: $53, 10 class punch card or $85, 20 class punch card
Punch cards are good for the three classes listed below and expire 90 days after issuance.
Instructors: Sue Reed & Rose Mullen
Classes are taught with a focus on safety. Whether you are new to exercise, or seasoned, you will enjoy the positive atmosphere while challenging your body at a level that's right for YOU. Try out a class for free!

Body Blast
Monday & Wednesday, 8-8:45am
A sculpting and straighten building workout that will tone and transform your body, improve balance and stability, and tighten your core.

Zumba Gold
Tuesday & Thursday, 8-8:45am
For active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. The design of the class introduces easy to follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.

Sit 'n Get Fit
Monday & Wednesday, 10:15 & 11:15am
Feel better! Enhance your quality of life! Stretch and strengthen! AND, have fun and move! Class offers a variety of seated exercises designed to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance, range of movement and activities for daily living. A chair is used for seated or standing support.

 


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

Tuesdays & Thursdays  •  9:30-10:30am
Fee: Daily Drop-In $2 
Group Leader: Jerry Boyle
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.

 

Wednesday Wii Games

Wednesday • 9:30-11am
Join us for Wii Bowling and other games. Get into the "team spirit" with friends as you develop better range of motion and balance. 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.

 

Line Dance Lessons with Shelly Mills

Wednesday, 1-2pm (Beginning)
Wednesday, 2-3pm (Adv. Beg./Inter)
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.

 

Kayaking for Boomers

May, June, July and August Register
Ages 50+ • $71
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
Join us for Wii Bowling and other games. Get into the "team spirit" with friends as you develop better range of motion and balance. 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
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
Join us for a fun game of bridge. Our bridge group plays American Standard Bridge. This group is not suitable for those who have never played the game single players or partners welcome.
Leader: Char Ferreira

It's Time to Play Cribbage

Wednesdays 6:30pm
The Gold Country Cribbers meet year-round for American Cribbage Congress League play. Lessons available upon request. The weekly fee is $3. For more info check out this link: http://accgrassroots.org/local_cribbage_club.asp?clubid=306

 

Beginning Cribbage Lessons

Thursdays 4-7pm
Cribbage Lessons for new and old players. We will teach new players the game of cribbage and give pointers to players that understand the game but mean to fine tune their skills.

Mexican Train Dominoes
Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm
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!

 

Canasta

Thursdays 5pm

Weekly Mah Jongg Play

Tuesdays 1-3pm
Group Leader: Margie Yowell
Mah Jongg, of Chinese origin, is played with tiles similar to dominoes but marked with Chinese characters. 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 (off Bass Lake Road)
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. OFF-SITE LOCATION: Oak Knoll Club House, 3371 Alyssum Circle. Call the Senior Center at 916- 358-3575 to let us know you are coming. Group Leader: Wil Brunet, Former ranked player

Hand & Foot

Thursday & Friday • 12:30pm
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.




Discussion Groups



Senior Stampers

2nd Friday • 9:30am
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. Call (916)358-3575 Facilitator: Margie Yowell

The Grands' & The Greats' Gazette
4th Friday • 1pm
Share your grand-parenting stories, jokes, trials and tribulations for our quarterly newsletter, "The Grands' & the Greats' Gazette". No experience 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! Call (916)358-3575
Leader: Flora LaForce

French Club
1st & 3rd Friday • 1:30pm
We are going to emphasize speaking French and would love to have you join us twice a month! Please call the Gilmore Center for more information or to hold your spot (916)358-3575
Leader: Ralph Gross

Sharing and Caring in EDH
3rd Tuesday • 5:30-7pm
A Monthly Caregiver Suport Group Caring for a family member with 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.

"Golden Hills Men's Group"
3rd Wednesday • 10am
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.
Led by Rich Cuffe

"Let's Chat..." A Topical Discussion Group
1st & 3rd Thursday • 10am
Are you tired of talking to your cat? Or is your cat tired of listening? If you answered yes to either of these questions then join us and "Let's Chat" about it! Meet new friends and be ready to share whatever is on your heart. Coffee and goodies will be provided.
Led by Mary Bradford

Coffee Talk with the Staff
Join the Gilmore Center Staff for an informal chat regarding Gilmore Center Activities. We will discuss program ideas, evaluation and other issues regarding the Gilmore Center. We value your input! Hope to see you at the coffee talk!
Friday, 9/21 at 11am
Tuesday, 10/16 at 9am
Thursday, 11/15 at 1pm


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50 & Better Activities

 

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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 instructors will work with you one-on-one. Students must have a computer (PC or Mac) for practice. Sorry, due to schedule constraints only one three-week session per person is allowed. Call (916) 358-3575
Instructors: Jenny Figueroa and Pete Motley

Computer User Group

2nd & 4th Mondays • 1-3pm
We 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. 
Instructors: Jenny Figueroa and Pete Motley

Best Practices When Using Your iPhone Camera
Facilitator: Bob Gouine
Fee: $34 per class
The iPhone camera is a very good camera and it's the camera you will probably have with you most of the time.  In this class you will learn how to take advantage of its many features and get some great photos.  This class will apply to iPhones from 4-8.  Bring your phone fully charged as we will do lots of shooting in class.  Please call the Gilmore Center to register (916)358-3575.  Preregistration is required.  Register

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Smartphone Camera and Texting Basics...Snapping, Saving, and Sharing
Instructor: Gail Lohmann of Visiting Angels and Abby Lee
Tuesday, November 27 at 1pm
Having trouble taking and sharing pictures on your smartphone?  Bring your smartphone and we'll teach you the camera/texting basics that makes smartphone photography so enjoyable.  At our hands-on workshop, we'll show you th camera and texting shortcuts that will help you connect to family and friends with ease.  By the end of the class you'll be snapping, saving, and sharing photos like a smartphone pro!  Call to hole a spot.  Seating is limited
(916)358-3575.

 

iPhone 101 Workshop

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

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Paint and a Splash Too!
Fee: $30.00
Yes you can complete a painting in two hours! The step-by-step instructions will have you creating your won artwork on canvas that you can hang on a wall or give as a gift. You and your friends can enjoy refreshments and just have fun while the instructor guides you through the painting session using acrylics. All materials are included. Preregistration is necessary.  Examples of all projects will be available in the Gilmore Center Garden Cafe 3 weeks before class. Instructor: Terri Haverty, Maggie Bosch & Sherry Pavloff, Paint & A Splash Too!
Register

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Brain Connections
3rd Friday • 10-11am • $5
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. Call (916)358-3575 for more information.  Facilitator: Judy Bakke. 

Painting Pals!
Mondays • 10am-12pm
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. Come hang out and paint! 


American Sewing Guild
1st Monday • 6:30pm
& 2nd Tuesday 7pm
The local American Sewing Guild group holds bi-monthly meetings at the Senior Center. Visitors are always welcome. Check out http://goldcountryasg.org/.

Knit 'n Chat
Tuesday • 10-11:30am
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

Quilting
4th Monday • 2-5:30pm
Join our casual social gathering! Bring your own quilting supplies and project(s). Beginning and project assistance is happily provided. All ability levels are welcome. Instructor: Lind Del Rio

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 

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Get Organized! Take Control of your Digital Photos!

Are your photos seemingly everywhere on your phone, laptop, Apple photos, Google photos, the "cloud"...but you can't seem to locate your photos??? No matter how far gone your image collection may seem -unintelligible file names, photos without dates, too many images clogging up your hard drive or cloud storage - you can reorganize it so that it becomes more useful. The goal of this class is to easily find and share the photos you love without hassle. We will explore downloading from various devices, social media sites, tagging, renaming and backing up your collection. Bring your photo mess to this workshop where we will discuss ideas for organization and storage. Forever.com, Google + and Photos is some of the services used to protect and share your photos that we will discuss in this workshop.
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You Have Photos we have Solutions!

Do you have boxes, bags and albums full of precious family photos and memorabilia just sitting neglected in the closet? Are your photos fading or stuck in photo album plastic? Here is your opportunity to learn the ABC's of Photo Organizing and the Do's and Don'ts of Photo Organizing. We will sort and organize your box of photos and then choose some of your favorites for scanning. By the end of the class, you will have scanned 80-100 photos (or 6 photo album pages) to start your digital collection for permanent preservation. Students should bring boxes of photos, memorabilia, and photo albums. Laptops and external drives (flash drives) optional.
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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

Colorful Creators Club

Mondays, 2:30-4pm FREE

Have you noticed coloring books for adults everywhere you turn? You may have thought its silly, but this nostalgic activity is soothing, quieting and calming for your brain. Join us from 5/1 to 5/22 and sit with friends, stimulate your imagination, and de-stress. We will provide the coloring books, pens and colored pencils. Please call to let us know your are coming. It's OK to join in anytime. Program Leader: Peggy Montag

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.

 

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MUSIC & DANCE & THEATER

 

 

 

Beginning Ballroom Dance

Thursdays • 1-2pm 
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  • 
Once each quarter 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

 

 

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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.

 

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SUPPORT GROUPS

 



 

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

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: 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: Ralph Gross. 

Senior Stampers

4th Friday • 9:30am 
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 inter-generational 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
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 EDHCSD 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