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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 Holiday Closures

  • December 24-25  Winter Break
  • January 1  New Year's Day
  • January 21  Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 18  Presidents Day
  • May 27  Memorial Day
  • July 4  Independence Day
  • September 2  Labor Day
  • October 14  Columbus Day
  • November 11  Veterans Day
  • November 28-29  Thanksgiving Break
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 9am
Knit ‘n Chat .................................................... Tuesday, 10am
Mah Jongg ....................................................... Tuesday, 1pm
Wii Bowling ............................................. Wednesday, 9:30am
Social Bridge Play ....................Monday 2pm/Wednesday 9am 
Pinochle ...................................... Wednesday & Friday, 11pm
Line Dance .................................................. Wednesday, 1pm
Evening Cribbage ........................................ Wednesday, 6pm
Chess Club ...................................................... Thursday, 2pm
Canasta  ......................................................... Thursday, 5pm
Cribbage Lessons for Old and New Players......Thursday, 4pm
Hand & Foot ............................... Thursday & Friday, 12:30pm
Mexican Train Dominoes...............        Wednesday, 12:30pm
Ballroom Dance ....................                          Thursday, 1pm
Chinese Dance ..............................    Monday/Friday, 9:15am


Monthly
Movie of the Month ................................. 1st/3rd Monday, 1pm
Gilmore Gazette............................................ 4th Monday, 1pm
Computer User Group ............................ 2nd/4th Monday, 1pm
Evening Caregiver Support Group ......... 3rd Tuesday, 5:30pm
DaytimeCaregiver Support Group ..... Last Thursday, 10:30am
Senior Council Meeting ............................  4th Tuesday, 10am
Senior Attorney Appointments ......... 2nd Wednesday, by Appt.
“Let’s Chat” Discussion Group ........... 1st/3rd Monday, 9:30am
Senior Stampers .........................................2nd Friday,9:30am
French Club ......................................... 1st/3rd Friday, 1:30pm
Brain Connections ........................................ 1st Friday, 10am
HICAP Counseling .................................... 4th Friday, by appt.
Flashback Flick Friday .................................1st Friday, 1-3pm
Open Mic Karaoke......................................  4th Friday, 1-3pm
Time to Talk Sports ........................ 1st/3rd Tuesday, 10:30am
Trivia Hour ........................................... 2nd/4th Tuesday, 1pm

 

 

                                                                              

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EL DORADO COUNTY PROGRAMS 


The Club Older Adult Day Program

The El Dorado County's Adult Day program located in the rear portion of the Senior Center, serves adults with chronic illnesses, disabilities or frailty due to age related conditions. "Members" enjoy activities, make friends, increase their mental and physical functioning, and increase their sense of self-worth. For more 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

El Dorado County's Senior Nutrition Program offers excellent meals for a reasonable donation of only $3 for seniors 60 and over, and $5 for those under 60.  Lunch is served at 12 noon.  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 fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:00am. 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.


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 golf 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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PAINTING PALS             M, 10am-12pm
This non-instructional gathering is a casual, creative avenue for painters of any kind to enoy art in a new setting and meet others with the same interest.  Come hang out and paint!

 

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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

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.

Line Dance Lessons with Shelly Mills

Wednesday, 1-2pm (Beginning)
Wednesday, 2-3pm (Adv. Beg./Inter)
Drop in fee - $3
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!  

Ballroom Dance with Dan Frankel
Thursday, 1pm

If you are not familiar with the basics of ballroom dance, this class is for you!  If you are familiar, join us and help out the beginners!  Ballroom dance is really fun and a great way to exercise.  We will start with simple dances such as two-step and the box -step.  If you can walk and tap your toes to some music, you CAN DANCE!

Chinese Dance with Betty Blan

Monday & Friday, 9:15am

This class offers a variety of easy-to-follow choreography with Chinese dance music.  The experience will imporve cardiovascular function and bodily coordination.  The instructor has 10 years of dancing experience in China and has taught dance classes in Chang Cheng Chinese School.  We would love to see you there!

Need an Activity Buddy?

Do you have a special interest or hobby and need someone to participate with?  Do you need a friend to play golf with, someone to join you at the movies or even someone to go hiking with, ect.?  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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GAMES, GAMES & MORE GAMES 


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Fun Bingo!

Mondays & Thursdays • 12:30-2:00pm
$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 a $5 gift card which players can win. Thank you Bingo volunteers!

Bridge Play

Mondays 2:00-4:00pm, Wednesdays 9:00am-12:00pm
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.

It's Time to Play Cribbage

Wednesdays 6:00pm
The Gold Country Cribbers meet year-round for American Cribbage Congress League play every Wednesday, and play nine games a night.   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 want to fine tune their skills.
 

Canasta

Thursdays 5pm
Join us as we play a form of rummy using two full decks in which players or partnerships try to meld groups of three or more cards of the same rank and score bonses for 7 -card melds.  Group leaders will teach the game to those who need a refresher or are learning the game.


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! 

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 but we are always looking for more playeres. There are many opportunities to play both of these simple card games. Beginners are welcome, we will teach you to play.

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

Pinochle
Wednesdays & Fridays,  12:00pm
Thisi 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!

Pinochle
Wednesdays & Fridays,  12:00pm
Thisi 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!


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: Ray Ally

The Gilmore Gazette
4th Monday • 1pm
Share your grand-parenting stories, jokes, trials and tribulations for our quarterly newsletter, "The Gilmore 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!
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.

"Let's Chat..." A Topical Discussion Group
1st & 3rd Monday • 9:30am
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.

Time to Talk Sports
1st & 3rd Tuesday  - 
10:30am
Come join us for a sports talk hour, discussing past, present and future topics in the world of sports.  We welcome everyone who wants to speak about, learn about or hear about what is going on in sports.

News and Views Discussion Group
3rd Thursday  - 
10am
We welcome your views on current local, state, national and world news headlines and other topics, including those you might want to introduce.  Feel free to participate in the informal discussions or just listen over a cup of coffee.


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!
Thursday, 9/26 at 1pm
Thursday, 10/24 at 1pm
Thursday, 11/21 at 1pm
Thursday, 12/19 at 1pm


 

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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

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

 Brain Connections
3rd Friday • 10-11am • $5
There is a quiet powerful line of communication taking place throughout your body and brain.  We will explore evidence based research concerning that communication and how it effects what we ingest to what we think.  Research includes diet, sleep patterns, exercise, probiotics, DNA, and the latest information about your brain to encourage and empower you.   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

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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

 

 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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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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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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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 Dylan Davis 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)
ddavis@edhcsd.org

 

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