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Harvest Hoedown Quarterly Social

Friday, September 20,    1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Civic Park Community Center, Assembly Hall

Wine, beer, food and music!

$10 tickets on sale now at the front desk,
($15) per ticket after September 16

Questions? Call (925)943-5851

 

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Calendar for the Week of August 4, 2019

Day Time Event Location
Sunday 9:00 am – 11:45 am Pancake Breakfast Civic Park Community Center
Monday 1:00 pm Movie, The Leisure Seeker Lounge
Monday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Simple Will Preparation appointment required
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – beginner Lobby
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Trivia Fan-atics Social Hall
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – advanced Lobby
Thursday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Senior Peer Counseling 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.

Online resources that help when you go to the movies

When I got my first computer in 1982, I thought “This thing is amazing”! I resolved that I would see how much useful work I could get the computer to do. It has never disappointed. The gain outweighs the pain; it has always saved me a ton of work. It has gotten more and more capable as the years go by, and hooking it up to the internet has increased its usefulness geometrically.

That was never more apparent in the Fourth of July week. School’s out, and people are taking vacation to make a full week or a four day weekend. To attract people who are willing to look for discounts Movie theaters offer some ill publicized discounts. Monday is senior day and Tuesday is family day at the Cinemark, Wednesday is senior day at the Maya. Cinemark and the Veranda discount the first showing of every movie. Movie theaters have been coming up with some strange schemes to boost their revenue. Their latest scheme is charging to make online reservations – a service that costs them a fraction of a penny. It was always possible to compare rates on Fandango, but now you can see their seating charts.

We had been planning to see the new Spiderman movie on Tuesday. Unfortunately, that was its opening day, and neither of the Cinemark Theaters were giving the family day discount on Spiderman. We decided to go on Friday. The discount showing for our favorite theater was at 8:30 – much too early to eat lunch afterwards. The only two seats available in our second choice theater was in the front row. We decided to go to our third choice, and ended up in a beautiful theater, with great seats, and a 10:30 showing. Tickets were only $7.50.

And we did all this in the comfort of our home before setting out to the movie. Aren’t computers great?

Calendar for the Week of July 21, 2019

Day Time Event Location
Monday 9:00 am – 11:00 am Coffee & Conversations Multipurpose Room
Monday 5:00 pm Wine ‘n Dine, The Greenery Sports Bar and Grill 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
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.

The Department of Veterans Affairs redesigns site

Their new site aims to offer one place to access all VA benefits and health care services. You can sign in with your My HealtheVet, DS Logon, or ID.me account to track your claims, refill your prescriptions, and more.

You can change your address, get a veteran’s ID card, request copies of your records.  It appears you can manage all your health care needs from here.  Among the functions here, you can schedule your appointments, and refill and track your prescriptions.  You can also manage disability claims.

You can access the Veterans Crisis Line from this site.

This is also the place to go for GI bill information.

A search for Veterans Affairs facilities turned up 31 listings in the bay area.

The things that you can do on this site are too numerous to list.  Check it out at https://www.va.gov/.   As usual, you can always find this link in the right column of every page, under seniors.

 

Welcome Kat Reisinger

Welcome the City of Walnut Creek’s new Recreation Manager

After graduating from UC Berkley, Kat worked for the City of San Rafael Community Services Department as a Program Coordinator in Aquatics for 5 years and then worked with the City of Mill Valley Recreation Department for 7 years as the Aquatics &  Fitness Center Supervisor including overview of the community health and wellness program, city inclusion services, and active aging programming.

Kat currently lives in San Rafael with her family, husband Jamie,, Olivia(7), Carter(3) and Jack(1).  Kat’s favorite pastimes include gardening, hanging out with her family  and recreating.

 

 

Calendar for the Week of July 14, 2019

Day Time Event Location
Monday 9:30 am Advisory Board Meeting Multipurpose Room
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – beginner Lobby
Tuesday 9:30 am – 11:30 am CHP Drive Smart Conference Room
Wednesday 9:00 am – 11:30 am Care Management 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.