Senior Programs

SENIOR SPECIAL EVENTS •  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 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, 3pm & Fri 9am
Pinochle ............................................... Wednesday, 12:30pm
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


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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.


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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.

Social Security - How to Pay Less or Nothing in Taxes with Bill Corley, CFP

Thursday, May 24• 6:30-8:30pm  FEE: $10
Location: Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, EDH
Creating a monthly income that lasts throughout retirement can be tricky. A wrong decision (or lack of planning) could subject you to unnecessary taxes, penalties 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. Call (916) 358-3575 to reserve your spot.

Strategies for Retirement Income That Lasts with Bill Corley, CFP

Thursday, June 14 • 6:30-8:00pm  FEE: $10
Location: Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, EDH
Transitioning to retirement requires careful planning to maximize Social Security benefits. When and how you elect benefits, and how you manage other income and savings, can make a big difference in the taxes you pay and the lifestyle you enjoy. Question/answer period is included. Call (916) 358-3575 to reserve your spot

Safe at Home with Jim Wassner
Thursday, June 7 • 1:00pm
Location: Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, EDH
With a growing number of older adults living independently, it's increasingly important to make sure that they're safe at home. Falls, burns, and poisonings are among the most common accidents involving older people. If you're an older adult living on your own, or care for an older person living alone, this is a must attend presentation for you!  Call (916) 358-3575 to reserve your spot.

Elvis is Alive! with Bill Ho

Thursday, May 3 • 1pm
Location: Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, EDH
Bill Ho is back and will be presenting a tribute to Elvis Presley! The King may have passed to a better place but he is still alive in our hearts. During this presentation we will enjoy music videos of Elvis the Pelvis swiveling his hips to Jail House Rock and singing his famous ballad Crying in the Chapel. This will be a musical extravaganza you don't want to miss! Call (916) 358-3575 to reserve your spot.

Estate Planning 101 with Michelle Ward
Thursday, May 10 • 1pm
Location: Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, EDH
Come to the Senior Center to learn about estate planning from El Dorado County's own Senior Attorney Michelle Ward. Believe it or not, you have an estate. In fact, nearly everyone does. Your estate is comprised of everything you won - your car, home, other real estate, checking and savings accounts, investments, life insurance, furniture, personal possessions. No matter how large or how modest, everyone has an estate and something in common - you can't take it with you when you go. Call (916) 358-3575 to reserve your spot.

 
Happiness! How to make the Golden Years the Happiest Possible! Presented by Bryan Hill

Tuesday, May 15 • 1:00pm
Tuesday, June 19 • 1:00pm
Location: Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, EDH
Come learn the three biggest ways to enjoy our days! You'll be amazed how much we can create our happiness and increase it any time we choose. It's a fun presentation where we laugh and learn our way to feeling better each and every day! Please call the Gilmore Center to hold your spot at 916-358-3575

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research  With Denise Davis

Thursday, April 26 • 1pm
Location: Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, EDH
For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.  Call (916) 358-3575 to reserve your spot.

Better Safe Senior Living, Your Goal, My Mission
Presented by : Ronald Demske, MA, CSA, NPRC, Nationally Certified Senior Advisor 

Thursday, June 14  1:00pm
We will explore options relating to retirement living, healthcare and how to plan and greatly reduce need for urgent crisis managment.  Availabilty will be discussed as well as different financial considerations including the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit/Pension for Assisted Living and Memory Care and other financial consideration.  Please call to save your seat. (916)358-3575.

The History of India
Presented by:O.C. Ninan
Thursday, July 12  1pm
Join us as we cover the geographical and demographic aspects of India through history.  Pictures slides will cover various historical sites such as the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, and National Parks, ect.  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.

We're Ready-Are you? "We Got Answers To Our Questions, Now You Can Too"
Presented by: Helen Justice
Tuesday, July 17  1:00pm
In this presentation you wil learn how to capture the benefits you deserve and are entitled too that no tells you about.  There will be 3 panelists here to give you information regarding Veteran's Benefits as well as information palliative care.  There will be time set set aside for questions and answers.  Please call to save your seat.  (916)358-3575.


Improve your Health by Releasing Emotions
Presented by: Yuko Nagahashi-Lee
Thursday, July 26  1:00pm
We often hear about deep connections between our minds and body.  In this class, we'll learn how to release emotions from our body so our health improves.  There will be time set aside for questions and answers.  Please call to save your seat,  (916)358-3575.

Calling All Fashionistas!
Wednesday, May 2• 10:30am
Location: Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, EDH
The Gilmore Center is hosting a ladies fashion show featuring clothing by Chico's on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018. Your friends at the senior center will be featured as models who will show two or three outfits during this chic event. Come enjoy an afternoon of fun, refreshments and a raffle prize! Guests who attend the fashion show will have a unique opportunity to shop at Chico's during a "Gilmore Only" hour Date TBA. Call (916) 358-3575 to reserve your spot. Please note: The Fashion Show will take place at the EDHCSD, 1021 Harvard Way.

The Treatise Memoir Group
Presented by: Geri Haskins
Tuesday, May 29-July 3  1:00pm
We have a unique and interesting life!  This class will teach you to capture your memories in writing whether you intend to publish or not.  Participation is required as we gently hone your skills into stories that will leave a memorable footprint for future generations.

 

 

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

Senior Council
Last Tuesday, 10:30am
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 supporting other Center activities. Meeting are held the last Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am. All are welcome!

AARP Tax Assistance Program
APPOINTMENT ONLY!
AARP Tax-Aide is the Nation's largest free volunteer run tax preparation service. This service can answer most of the issues faced by many seniors with special attention to those 50 and older. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers and senior centers and The Gilmore Center happens to be one of those locations! There's no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required. Appointments start February 1st - April 12th. Please call 530-303-7046 to set up your appointment.


 

 

 

SENIOR FITNESS


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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

Friday  • 4:30-5:30pm
Instructor:  Zhengwei (Zach) Lu
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.

 

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

NEW! Tuesday, 6:30-8pm (Beginning)
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.

CranioSacral Therapy with Yuko Nagahashi-Lee, Craniosacral Thereapist at EDPT

2nd Monday •  9-11am by appt.
CranioSacral Therapy is a light touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole body health and performance. Call 916-358-3575 to schedule your appointment with Yuko today. $10 donation suggested. Time slots fill up fast

 

Kayaking for Boomers

August, September and October Schedule & Registration 
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 (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
Join us for a fun game of bridge. Our bridge group plays American Standard Bridge. This level of play is not suitable for those who have never played the game.
Leader: Mickey Parmalee

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

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. 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

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.

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. 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
Leaders: Flora LaForce

French Social Club at a NEW TIME
1st & 3rd Friday • 1:30pm
New group leader, Ralph Gross, has stepped up to the plate to continue the French Social Club in honor of the longtime volunteer, Terry Provenza, who passed away in late June 2017. 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

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
Leaders: Flora LaForce

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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. Thanks to our volunteer instructor Jenny Figueroa. 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 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 instructor Jenny Figueroa.

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 registser (916)358-3575.  Preregistration is required. 

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iPad 101 Workshop
Instructor: Tom Holt

Participants will learn how to set up your iPad, browse the web, email, read books and how to incorporate into your daily life.  This class is restricted to the Apple iPad ONLY.  Bring your iPad, fully charged.  Reservations are required-call (916)358-3575 to register.  No drop-ins please.
Location: Gilmore Center, 990 Lassen Ln

DAY TIME DATES
Tu 5/1 at 1:00pm
Tu 7/2 at 1:00pm

iPhone 101 Workshop
Tuesday, 6/5 and 8/7  1:00pm
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

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 Gaden Cafe 3 weeks before class. Instructor: Terri Haverty, Maggie Bosch & Sherry Pavloff, Paint & A Splash Too!

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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. 

NEW! The French Connection - Beginning French Class
1st & 3rd Friday • 3pm
Learn this romantic language in a fun and relaxed environment. This course if for all levels and will cover pronunciation as well as basic words and phrases. Registration is required. Please call the Gilmore to hold your spot 916-358-3575.  Instructor:  Marie Starrs

Painting Pals!
Mondays • 10am-12:30pm
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! 

El Dorado Hills Arts Association
2nd Monday • 6pm
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 http://www.eldoradohillsarts.com.  Visitors welcome!

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
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

"Let's Chat..." A Topical Discussion Group Led by Mary Bradford
1st Thursday • 10am
The group will use newspaper headlines and articles for its discussion points. We hope to see you there!

The Senior Center "Golden Hills Men's Group" Led by Rich Cuffe
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.

Intro to Guitar for Seniors

Monday• 1:45-2:30pm • $42/4 classes
September - November  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.  Instructor: Lew Johnson.

Let's Uke! Ukulele Lessons for Seniors

Monday• 1-1:45pm • $42/4 classes
September - November Registration
Class instruction in playing ukulele using Mel Bay's Easy Ukulele Method Book 1 by Mary Lou Dempler. Strum along to traditional songs. No experience necessary. Bring a ukulele (no baritones) and a copy of the book. Please pre-register. Instructor : Lew Johnson

 

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.

Beginning Ballroom Dance

Thursdays • 1-2pm  October 5 - November 2 • 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.

Dance Party

Thursday • November 9  •  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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PHOTOGRAPHY 

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Getting to Know YOUR Digital Camera

Friday,  10/13 • 9am-12pm
Registration • $34
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 manual and fully charged batteries. No experience is necessary. Instructor: Robert Gouine, http://www.robertalanphotography.com/

 


You Have Photos? We Have Solutions!

Organize and Scan your Photos and Treasured Documents
Friday, 9/29 or Saturday, 10/14 • 9:30am-12pm  $25
Do you have boxes, bags, and albums full of family photos and memorabilia that need to be sorted, organized and scanned? Bring the photos to class and learn the ABC’s of photo organizing. After sorting and organizing your photos, you can choose your favorite photos for free digital scanning. At the end of this class you will walk away with 80-100 scanned photos, or six photo album sides, to add to your digital collection. You are encouraged to bring a flash drive or an external drive to class for transporting your scanned memories. Bring your laptop if you need help creating folders/albums for your scanned photos. A $25 supply fee will hold your spot. Call Senior Center 916-358-3575. Facilitator: Judy Bujold, Captured Moments


Creating Photo Memory Books & Digital Scrapbooking

Friday 9/15 or Saturday 12/2  • 9am-12:30pm $45
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Learn the step by step process to make your own custom Photo Memory Book using Mixbook.com, an Internet-based image publishing service. Upload your favorite photos then select a theme and a  design to make your memories pop!  Bring your laptop and an external drive or flash drive with up to 50 digital photos to use for your Photo Memory Book, preserving your most meaningful memories for you and your family to love for generations. Class requires a laptop and ability to get on the internet via Wi-Fi access. Registration deadline: 9/11 & 11/27Instructor: 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

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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COOKING

Tamales... Si'!

Saturday, 12/2 10-11:30am • Supply Fee $25
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 $25 will hold your spot in the class. Reg. deadline is one week prior. Instructor: Pauline Rivera 

Ultimate Chocolate Truffles

Saturday, 9/30 or 12/2 • 10-12:15pm  • $39
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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

Cuban Cooking

Saturday, 11/4 • 10am  • Supply Fee $25
Call Senior Center to Register (916)358-3575
Our very own gourmet cook, Nora Kolthoff will share both her talent and great recipes! Foods from the western areas of Cuba are not spicy, but are muy sabraso (flavor filled, savory and delicious) a $25 cash supply fee is required to hold your spot. This class fills up quickly so please call the Gilmore early to hold your spot! Instructor: Nora Kolthoff

Cheesecake 101

Wednesday, 11/1 • 4-5pm  • Supply Fee $15
Call Senior Center to Register (916)358-3575
Learn to make cheesecake from start to finish including cooking do's and don'ts. Learn about different crusts and take home lots of recipes. Cheesecake tasting included! Reservations required. A $15 cash fee holds your spot in the class. Instructor: Paulina Rivera

Basic Introduction to Cooking From India

Saturday, 10/7 • 10-11:30am  • Supply Fee $15
Call Senior Center to Register (916)358-3575
Learn about the various spices used in Indian cooking and some basic things to know. Contrary to what many believe, Indian cooking does not have to be "hot" spicy. Taste some healthy Indian staples. Reservations required. $15 supply fee holds your spot. Instructor: Rick Turoff

Wine 101... A Course All About Wine

Thursday, 10/19 & 10/26 • 3-5pm  • Supply Fee $15
Call Senior Center to Register (916)358-3575
El Dorado Hills Gilmore Center is offering a two-session WINE 101 class on Thursdays from 3-5pm. Class topics include: Growing the Grapes; Harvesting; Factors that affect the taste of wine such as fermentation, sugars, aging, and bottling; Tasting Room Etiquette, and more. The first session will be held at El Dorado Hills Gilmore Center (990 Lassen Lane). The second classroom and tasting session is off-site at Total Wine, 2765 E. Bidwell in Folsom. Preregistration is necessary. The supply fee is $15 and is payable at the second class. Call the Gilmore Center to hold a spot, 916-358-3575.  Instructor: Rollin Klink

 

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MUSIC & DANCE & THEATER

 

 

 

Beginning Ballroom Dance

Thursdays • 1-2pm  June 8 - July 6 • 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

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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  •  July 13
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