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Walnut Creek Ice Skating Rink is Open

Warning!  The Walnut Creek Ice skating rink is open!

Because the rink steals parking spaces to build on, and nobody can pass up a free parking space, parking is almost impossible when the rink is open.  Be prepared to dodge cars.  People who use walkers or can’t walk long distances should arrange to be dropped off.  So make your plans accordingly.

The skate park is scheduled to close on January 21, but it has been extended in previous years.  We will announce when this traffic hazard is closed.

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Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Their website at  https://alz.org/  contains quite a bit of information.

They also have a local office in Lafayette at:
3675 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 250
Lafayette, CA 94549
Phone: 925-284-7942

 

Walking Safely Workshop

Balance and Fall Prevention Workshop

Thursday, January 17, 2019   10:45 am

Don’t let a fall change your life!  One in three adults over the age of 65 falls each year;.  This class will emphasize on three different aspects, fall prevention, making the home safer and exercise.  Don’t let a fall with result;ant hip fracture injury ,negatively impact your life; this incident may have serious consequences!

Call 925-943-5851 to sign up.

 

Calendar for the Week of December 16, 2018

The Civic Park Community Center will be closed from 12/24/18 through 1/1/19. Offices will re-open 1/2/19.  Have a Happy Holiday.

 

Day Time Event Location
Monday 9:30 am Advisory Board Meeting Lounge
Monday 5:00 pm Wine ‘n Dine, Il Pavone reservations required
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – beginner 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

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.

Meet our New Senior Peer Counselor

Del Macasaet

Del A. Macasaet has been a a Senior Peer Counseling volunteer for three years.  She has provided Senior Center based counseling services at the Walnut Creek Senior Center – 2016 and the Pleasant Hill Senor Center  2016- – 2017.

Del has had a thirty year career in Human Resources Management in which she has worked for both profit and non-profit organizations.  She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a gradate degree in Guidance and Counseling.  Also, she currently works on a part tine project in Human Resources.  In addition she is bilingual in  English and Tagalog.  Her interests are i n reading, traveling, and dancing.

She will be proving counseling again at the Walnut Creek Senior Center once a month, on the second Thursday of each month, starting January 10, 2019.

 

Calendar for the Week of December 9, 2018

Day Time Event Location
Monday 9:00 am Card Making reservations required
Monday 1:00 pm ScreenTime, Christmas Unwrapped Lounge
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – beginner Lobby
Tuesday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Market Day Outdoor Plaza
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Petanque! (French Bocce Ball) Back Patio – rain cancels
Wednesday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm HICAP Counseling appointment required
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – advanced Lobby
Friday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Holiday Mixer Heather Farm Lakeside Room

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.

Senior Center Closed for the Holidays

The Civic Park Community Center will be closed from 12/24/18 through 1/1/19.  Offices will re-open 1/2/19.  If you eat at the C.C. Cafe, be prepared to make other arrangements.  Unfortunately, the Senior mini-bus also will be unavailable.  Lyft will be available, but you will have to schedule it through the app.

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

2019 Dues Are Due

The 2019 membership form in the November and December newsletters is not a hint; it’s time to pay your dues again.

I think this is a good time to clear up some misconceptions. Dues are not one payment for a lifetime – your membership in the WCSC must be renewed every January. Even if you are over 90 and have a free membership, you must turn in the form every year so that we know you are still in the area and haven’t moved to a mansion in Beverly Hills.

You must be a member to participate in certain activates, especially those using city or club transportation, such as the mini-van and travel office trips. We supplement our mini-bus with free Lyft rides during the hours the mini-van is not operating.  To use Lyft, you must be a member.

Membership conveys other benefits. You get a monthly newsletter covering all the Senior Center activities. You will be supporting things like our contributions to Meals on Wheels and the All-Abilities playground.

Creakers  please do not use the WCSC  form, Creaker dues include WCSC dues, and filling out your Creaker paperwork  and paying your Creaker dues will take care of it.

This blog and the senior page for the City of Walnut Creek have links to the 2019 Membership Application that you can download, print, and fill out.   And of course you can mail it or come to the Senior Center and join in person.