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Senior Center Closed Until Further Notice

The Civic Park Community Center is closed indefinitely and all activities are canceled.  The center was closed on March 12 by the Contra Costa Board of Health; it was supposed to reopen March 26.  To add insult to injury, the shelter in place has been extended indefinitely by the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors, and they are even going backward.  But at least we finally can get a haircut.

It has been 119 days since this madness started.

When can we stop counting?

The Lyft program is still running, but due to budget cuts Lyft services will face greater restrictions and potential reductions.

Calendar for the Week of July 12, 2020

Day Time Event Location
Monday 10:30 am – 11:15 am Senior Chair Yoga Zoom
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Wednesday 9:00 am – 9:30 am Health Coach Zoom
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Trivia Fan-atics Zoom
Thursday 10:00 am Identifying Backyard Birds Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Friday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Morning Meditation Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia with Justin and Preston Zoom
Friday 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm 30 Min Stretch & Mobility Workout Zoom
Saturday 10:00 am – 10:30 am Zumba Gold Zoom

This calendar publishes all Zoom activities, with the links. See the Zoom Weekly Activity page for details on weekly activities, and the posts for more details on other activities.

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

Advisory Board Minutes for May 18, 2020

Walnut Creek Seniors Club
Advisory Board Meeting
May 18, 2020

 

Welcome and call to order on Zoom at 9:34 am by President Fred Rentschler.

 

Present: Bob Mohler, Cindy Mohler, Wayne Slater, Robin Wolf, Kent Clancy, Jody Johnson, Jeanne Wolf, Rolando Salazar, Fred Rentschler.

Also in attendance were Kat Reisinger, Vannessa Cendejas (staff) and Fred Weston PROS.

 

Fred introduced Dave Dredge who has been the bookkeeper and is in Creakers leadership and who will be joining the WCSC board.

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Identifying Backyard Birds

Zoom Session

Zoom Session

Thursday July 16, 2020
10:00 am

 

 

Backyard Bird meeting

This Hooded Oriole pictured above is nick-named the “palm leaf oriole” because it nests in palm trees. It is a common bird in Walnut Creek backyards in the summer.

Learn how to attract and identify backyard birds. This one time  Zoom event, led by Fred Rentschler, will be on on Thursday, July 16 at 10 a.m.  Email Fred, with your name and email address, at  ftr555@comcast.net

Fred will send you an invitation by email with a link to the Zoom session a day or two before the meeting.  Mark your calendars.

 

 

 

Calendar for the Week of July 5, 2020

Day Time Event Location
Monday 10:30 am – 11:15 am Senior Chair Yoga Zoom
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Tuesday 1:00 pm Hooked on Books Zoom
Wednesday 9:00 am – 9:30 am Health Coach Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Friday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Morning Meditation Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia Zoom
Friday 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm 30 Min Stretch & Mobility Workout Zoom
Saturday 10:00 am – 10:30 am Zumba Gold Zoom

This calendar publishes all Zoom activities, with the links. See the Zoom Weekly Activity page for details on weekly activities, and the posts for more details on other activities.

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

Hooked on Books July Meeting

Zoom Session

Zoom Session

Wednesday July 7, 2020
1:00 pm

 

 

July Book:

Ben Lerner, The Topeka School 

Adam Gordon is a senior at Topeka High School, class of ’97. His mother, Jane, is a famous feminist author; his father, Jonathan, is an expert at getting “lost boys” to open up. They both work at a psychiatric clinic that has attracted staff and patients from around the world. The Topeka School is the story of a family, its struggles and its strengths.

 

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81974435873?pwd=L0FRYXg1b1JuTUZrankyaFJuWnhIdz09

Meeting ID: 819 7443 5873

Password: 863721

If you are not familiar with ZOOM, we suggest you visit the following website for further information. The Website is: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us. You will also find links to test your equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter – June 2020

This website published the problems of distributing a newsletter by email.  We have simplified our newsletter so that more go through.  Judging from the boards experience it’s working.

A side effect is that it’s now possible to embed the newsletter in a post;

Here is the June newsletter:

 

ONE TIME EVENT

 

BACKYARD BIRDS on Zoom

Thursday July 16 at 10 am.

 

 

Learn how to attract and identify backyard birds. This one time  Zoom event, led by Fred Rentschler, will be on on Thursday, July 16 at 10 a.m.  Email Fred, with your name and email address, at  ftr555@comcast.net.

Fred will send you an invitation by email with a link to the Zoom session a day or two before the meeting.  Mark your calendars.

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Join Trivia Fan-atics for Zoom Trivia

Zoom Session

Zoom Session

Wednesday July 1, 2020
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

The Walnut Creek Senior Club Trivia Fanatics are holding their next trivia session via ZOOM on Wednesday July 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. It’s open to all seniors, but space is limited.  If you are interested, please contact Bob Mohler at bobmohler82@gmail.com. You will receive an email invitation with a link to the ZOOM session a day or so prior to the Trivia session.

When you click on the Zoom link, it will download and run the zoom program.

If you are not familiar with ZOOM, we suggest you visit the following website for further information. The Website is: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us. You will also find links to test your equipment.

 

Calendar for the Week of June 28, 2020

Day Time Event Location
Monday 10:30 am – 11:15 am Senior Chair Yoga Zoom
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Wednesday 9:00 am – 9:30 am Health Coach Zoom
Wednesday 10:00 am – 10:40 pm What Are You Planting? Zoom
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Trivia Fan-atics Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Friday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Morning Meditation Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia Zoom
Friday 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm 30 Min Stretch & Mobility Workout Zoom
Saturday 10:00 am – 10:30 am Zumba Gold Zoom

This calendar publishes all Zoom activities, with the links. See the Zoom Weekly Activity page for details on weekly activities, and the posts for more details on other activities.

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

Walnut Creek Neighbor Express

Walnut Creek Neighbor Express matches volunteers with those in need of grocery delivery  The City of Walnut Creek has partnered with U.S. Digital Response (USDR), a volunteer-run, non-partisan effort to help connect one neighbor to another to deliver groceries and provide a helping hand to the vulnerable community members during COVID-19.

Through the new Walnut Creek Neighbor Express website, vulnerable community members can request frozen meals, order your usual groceries, or ask for other help you may need. A volunteer will bring your delivery right to your door!

How does it work?

Seniors can visit this site to request a grocery/meal drop off or helping hand.  Please note, it can take up to a couple of days to get paired with a volunteer and schedule a delivery. However, the phone lines are staffed 7 days a week 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and you will be connected with a real live person who can help you get started or answer questions.
If you don’t have access to internet, call 925-322-0264 and a City of Walnut Creek staff member can fill out the form for you.

Questions? Email volunteer@walnut-creek.org

Are you healthy and want to volunteer?

Please visit here and sign up to volunteer.

  • Once your form is submitted, a City of Walnut Creek staff member will call you to get some additional information, answer your questions, and get you set up to match with a community member who needs a delivery.
  • Volunteer shifts can be a one-time drop off or more ongoing support with regular deliveries.
  • Questions? Email volunteer@walnut-creek.org

Spread the word! Share the website, walnutcreek.neighborexpress.org, with friends and family in Walnut Creek.

Looking for Neighbor Express in other communities? Visit neighborexpress.org for the latest info. City of Concord is currently accepting requests and volunteers, and more communities nationwide are expected to join soon.