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Calendar for the Week of September 24, 2017

Day Time Event Location
Monday 9:00 am Card Making reservations required
Monday 5:00 pm Wine ‘n Dine, Uncle Yu’s reservations required
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – beginner Lobby
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm HICAP Counseling appointment required
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Petanque! (French Bocce Ball) Back Patio – rain cancels
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – advanced Lobby
Thursday 11:00 am – 1:15 pm Senior Legal Services appointment required

This calendar publishes the activities that change from week to week. See the Weekly Activity page for weekly activities, and the newsletter for more details on activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.

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Food Demonstration on Apples and Farro Recipe

Well, I got to go to the apple farro salad demonstration on Sept.12, the one that was listed on this site.

I tend to shy away from food that claims to be healthy, as it usually tastes like sawdust.   The chef passed out samples, and this recipe was as tasty as the food I normally cook.  It’s a base recipe, open to many variations.  If you missed the demonstration, you missed out on the chefs cooking tips and his ideas for variations.

Here’s the recipe.  The only drawback is the amount of chopping required.   I think you could do it in a food processor if you don’t mind irregular pieces.  If you try it and it works, please post a comment.

 

Apple Farro Salad

8 oz. farro grain, dry
6 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 tsp. canola oil
1/8 tsp. kosher salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
5 oz. cucumber, diced
4 oz. Granny Smith Apples, unpeeled, diced
4 oz. Gala apples, unpeeled, diced
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

Soak diced apples in diluted lemon juice  to keep from turning brown.

Cook farro in boiling water until tender, about 20 minutes.  Drain and cool.  Place in bowl.

Mix oil with salt and pepper and rub on raw chicken.  Cook until cooked through to 160 degrees F.   Chill and dice.

Place chicken in bowl with cooked farro.   Add remaining ingredients to bowl and mix thoroughly.

 

 

Investment Discussion Group Meeting – September 19, 2017

Greetings,

The next scheduled meeting for the investment discussion group will be held on Sept 19th, 1:30 pm.

We will be meeting at Fidelity Investments Office. The Office is located on North California Blvd, across from the Walnut Creek Bart Station.  There will be validated parking available in the parking garage.

Fidelity has notified me that they  will only be able to handle 30 people,  due to fire code restrictions for their meeting room.  So I will accept your reservation  for your spot only if you e mail me that you will be attending this seminar.  Please e mail me and no more than two people per e mail,  no phone calls please.  I will take the e mails in order received and when I have  received 30 I will notify the group that we are  complete in the registration process.   This is unusual to say the least, but lets try and get through it.

Hope to see 30 of you on the 19th.

Best Regards,  Wayne Slater

Calendar for the Week of September 17, 2017

Day Time Event Location
Monday 9:30 am Advisory Board Meeting Lounge
Monday 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm ScreenTime, New York, New York Lounge
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – beginner Lobby
Tuesday 10:00 am – noon Senior Peer Counseling appointment required
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm HICAP Counseling appointment required
Tuesday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Investment Discussion Group Lounge
Wednesday 9:00 am – 11:30 am Care Management appointment required
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – advanced Lobby
Friday doors open 10:30 am
reservations honored until 11:30 am
Friday Social & Birthday Celebration reservations required

This calendar publishes the activities that change from week to week. See the Weekly Activity page for weekly activities, and the newsletter for more details on activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.

Medicare Open Enrollment is Coming Soon

Free Medicare Counseling Day

Medicare open enrollment is coming October 15 to December 7.  Do you have questions about your Medicare Health or prescription drug plan for 2018?  This is the time to understand your coverage.  It’s always a good idea to review your health or drug plan each year to make sure it’s still the best choice for you.  Your needs and medications may have changed since last year and plans may no longer be available or may change their premiums, provider networks, formulary of approved drugs and/or co-pays.

Contra Costa HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) has many special talks and events planned to help you understand your options during open enrollment, including a counseling event at the Walnut Creek Senior Club on Tuesday,  November 7 between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm.  It is strongly recommended that you submit a worksheet in advance and make an appointment to have your prescription drug or health plan options reviewed for 2018.  If you just show up, you will be seen on a first come, first served basis as space is available.

 

Free Food Demonstration on Apples and Farro

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Civic Park Community Center

You’re invited to a free food demonstration on apples and farro – two super-foods!

Learn how to make Farro, Green Apple Chicken Salad with Chef Richard Hoelzel,
regional director of operations for Bateman which caters the CC Café.
Learn about the benefits of super foods – farro, an ancient grain and green apples.
Leave with recipe cards so you can make this delicious recipe at home!

This is a free event but space is limited so please reserve a seat today by calling 925-943-5851 or stop by the front desk at the Civic Park Community Center.

Calendar for the Week of September 10, 2017

Day Time Event Location
Monday 1:00 pm Movie, The Founder Lounge
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – beginner Lobby
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Petanque! (French Bocce Ball) Back Patio
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Super-foods Cooking Demo
Wednesday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm HICAP Counseling appointment required
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – advanced Lobby

This calendar publishes the activities that change from week to week. See the Weekly Activity page for weekly activities, and the newsletter for more details on activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.