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Civic Park Parking Lot Under Construction – Update 4

From the City of Walnut Creek web site – scheduled June 26 – Aug. 7.

 

The Civic Park parking lot is being enhanced with the installation of lighting.    Half of the parking lot closest to the community center will be inaccessible intermittently.  Parking spots will be available, but the the number of parking spots will be reduced.

 

 

 

Keep Pets Cool, Too

Never leave a pet unattended in a car for any amount of time.

On a warm day, the temperature in a car can exceed 120 degrees in a matter of minutes — even with the windows partially open.  Your pet can quickly suffer brain damage or die from heat-stroke or suffocation.

 

Calendar for the Week of June 18, 2017

Day Time Event Location
Monday 9:30 am Advisory Board Meeting Lounge
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – easy Lobby
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
Thursday 11:00 am – 1:15 pm Senior Legal Services appointment required
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.

Speakers Series: Aging in Place

Friday, June 30,2017
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Assembly Hall

Call 925-943-5851 to sign up today

Most older adults prefer to remain living in their own home;  however, often, extra help is needed.  The presentation will provide an overview of the various issues to consider when caring for your loved one.  Learn how to identify the need for outside help and the various options available to you.  Below is a overview to help your our your loved one Age in Place

  • Home safety assessment to help avoid accidents.
  • How to identify the need for home care.
  • Learn the difference between home care agency and referral agencies.
  • Finding the right home care agency can be confusing.
  • How do you avoid burnout.
  • Review of the resources in our community.
  • Conversation regarding an advance directive.

Presentation given by Lorna Van Ackeren form Hillendale Home Care

 

 

Beat the Heat

American Red Cross heat wave safety tips:

Prepare.  Discuss heat safety precautions wit members of your household.  Have a plan for what to do if the power goes out.

Dress for the heat.  Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing.  Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.  Wear a hat or use an umbrella.

Stay hydrated.  Carry water or juice with you and drink continuously even if you do not feel thirsty.  Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine which dehydrate the body.

Slow down and avoid strenuous activity.  If you must do strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day, which is usually in the morning between 4:00 am and 7:00 am.  Take frequent breaks.

Stay indoors when possible.  If air-conditioning is not available, stay om the lowest floor out of the sunshine.  Remember that electric fans do not cool, they simply circulate the air.

Be a good neighbor.  During heat waves, check in on family, friends and neighbors who are elderly or ill and those who do not have air conditioning.  Check on your animals frequently, too, to make sure that the are not suffering from the heat.

On especially hot days, cool off at the Civic Park Community Center (Senior Center) at 1375 Civic Drive, a designated Cit of Walnut Creek cooling station.

 

Calendar for the Week of June 12, 2017

Day Time Event Location
Monday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ScreenTime Antarctica: A Frozen History Lounge
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – easy Lobby
Tuesday 11:30 am Let’s Sing – Sing-A-Long Social Hall
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Petanque! (French Bocce Ball) Back Patio – rain cancels
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.

Newsletter – June 2017

Apparently, some people have been asking where’s the newsletter?  Well it’s on the City of Walnut Creek’s web page for 50+.  As this is an extremely large file, I don’t see any reason to duplicate it.  There is a link for the city site titled “Walnut Creek Seniors City Site” on the left side of each web page.  It’s listed under the Section “Seniors“.   When you go to this page, just click on the link for the month you want under “Check Out Our Newsletters“.

To make it easier, here is the link for the June 2017 Newsletter.  The city will take the newsletter down in a couple of months, so if you want a permanent copy, download and save it.