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Construction Warning – Update 1

Well, construction has moved to the second side of the sidewalk.; the new half of the sidewalk is open  This is a great improvement, as access is through the handicapped door.  Also, a back door is open to give access to the parking lot.  Just follow the signs.

The construction workers are taking half of the parking spaces, and of course they are taking the spots closest to the senior center.  This mess is supposed to be finished by the end of March.  Of course those are construction days, which tend to multiply or are more than 24 hours long.   Watch this space for updates.


Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 16 -20

We are very thankful for our volunteers who have supported the Walnut Creek Seniors Club and the Civic Park Community Center through the years.  Their passion for service and commitment in helping our community day after day is absolutely essential for our organization to function at its very best.

If you are a current volunteer at the Civic Park Community Center, we would like to recognize your hard work and dedication with a special treat during the week of April 16-20 when you come to the Center during your normally scheduled volunteer shift.  Pleas visit us at the front desk!

Our volunteer truly make a difference.


Cloud Computing Technology Presentation

Friday, April 27  1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

If you have been wondering about using Cloud services, you’ve probably asked yourself these questions:

  • What’s in it for me?
  • How do I get started?
  • What does it cost?
  • Which services should I use?
  • And, come to think of it, what exactly is the “the Cloud“?

DVC  Professor Bill Hammond  will present the information you need to make an informed decision.

Sign up for this presentation by calling (925) 943-588-5851 or at the front desk.

Slow Cooker Test for Safety

A safe slow cooker, cooks slow enough for unattended cooking, yet fast enough to keep food out of the bacterial danger zone (above 40◦F to below 140◦F). In the danger zone, bacteria grows very rapidly. Food left in the danger zone too long can cause food borne illness. To determine if a slow cooker is safe to use:

  1.  Fill the slow cooker one-half to two-thirds full of tap water.
  2. Heat on a low setting for 8 hours with the lid on.
  3. Check the water temperature with an accurate food thermometer. Do this quickly because the temperature drops 10–15 degrees when the lid is raised or removed.
  4. The temperature of the water should be 185°F. Temperatures below 185°F would indicate the slow cooker does not heat food high enough or fast enough to avoid potential food safety problems; the slow cooker is unsafe and should be replaced.


Cinco de Mayo Bingo

Friday, May 4, 2018
Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Bingo 10:00 am – 12:00 noon (doors open at 9:30 am)

Lunch begins at 12:00 noon
Enchiladas, rice, beans, and beverage

Tickets $8:  includes 2 Bingo Cards and lunch

Wear a costume and receive 2 extra bingo cards!
Raffle Proizes, Bingo and fun for all!!

Tickets available now at the Civic Park Community Center
or Call (925)943-5851 to reserve your space.

Limited  space – Get your ticket early!


Call for a Ride – Without a Smartphone

GoGoGrandparent connects seniors to ride sharing services like Lyft and Uber.  Operators are available 24/7 to watch rides and offer support.  You can set text alerts to keep your family in the loop.

You schedule a ride by automated touch tone phone.   A button to book a ride from your home or your current location is programmed into your phone.  GoGoGrandparent will program custom locations into your phone.  You can also set up rides for fixed medical appointments.

This is a commercial service, and it costs to use it.  Unfortunately, they don’t give the price on their website, so use caution.

The telephone number to contact them to get set up is (855) 464-6872.



Senior Center Closed for the Holidays

Once again, the Civic Park Community Center will be closed for spring break  from 4/2/18 through 4/6/18.   So if you eat at the C.C. Cafe, be prepared to make other arrangements.  Unfortunately, the Senior mini-bus also will be unavailable.  The Concord  and Pleasant Hill C.C. Cafe will be open.  Hope you have a way to get there.

Do you have trouble getting to the grocery store when the mini-bus isn’t running?  Please leave a comment with this post.

Calendar for the Week of March 26, 2018

Day Time Event Location
Monday 9:00 am Card Making reservations required
Monday 5:00 pm Wine ‘n Dine, California Pizza Kitchen reservations required
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – beginner Lobby
Tuesday 12:30 pm – 3:30 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

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.