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Newsletter – April 2019

Having problems finding  the newsletter online?  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’s “Adults 50+” site on the right side of every web page.  It’s under the Section “Seniors“.  Look for the link titled “Walnut Creek Seniors City Site“.   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 April 2019 Newsletter.  The city will take this newsletter down in about two months, so if you want a permanent copy, download and save it.

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Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 8 -12

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 8-12 when you come to the Center during your normally scheduled volunteer shift.  Pleas visit us at the front desk!  Our volunteers truly make a difference.

Thank you for all that you do!

 

Calendar for the Week of March 31, 2019

No calendar, as the Senior Center will be closed all week.

CC Cafe is closed 4/1/2019 – 4/5/2019

California Telephone Access Program

The California Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) provides telephone access for all deaf and disabled Californians.  This includes not only hearing impaired, but sight impaired and mobility impaired.  They offer free specialized phones,  such as big button phones, speech to text, etc., that make it easier to hear, easier to dial, and easier to call.

Reach them through their web site, Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program or call them at (800) 806-1191 M-F 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

 

New Drop In Program

Coffee Conversations

Beginning on April 8
2nd and 4th Mondays of the month
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Multipurpose Room

 

Calendar for the Week of March 24, 2019

Day Time Event Location
Monday 9:00 am Card Making 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
Tuesday y 5:00 pm Wine ‘n Dine, Sorrento Italian Restaurant reservations required
Wednesday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm March Madness Multipurpose Room
Wednesday 11:00 am – 11:45 pm Rainbow Community Center Social Hall
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.

Text to 911: Another way to reach us in an emergency

Reprinted from City of Walnut Creek Nutshell  Winter 2018

Call if you can, text if you can’t!

Walnut Creek Police Department’s Communications Center is now able to receive text messages to the 911 emergency system. While this is an important enhancement, it is critical to note that this should not be your first approach for reaching
our dispatchers. A voice call to 911 in an emergency is always the best way to reach the Department. However, if you are in a situation where it is unsafe to speak, or if you cannot call because of a hearing or speech impairment, this is an important new tool.

To send a text message to our 911 team, enter the numbers 911 in the “To” field of a new text message. The body of the text should include the exact location of the emergency, and if you need police, fire or an ambulance to respond. Please do not send photos, videos or any other information unless prompted,
and keep your texts short and simple.

It is also important to keep in mind that 911 is for true emergencies only. Many Bay Area law enforcement agencies are noticing an increase in the number of callers using the 911 system for a variety of customer service issues. Every time a 911 line is tied-up with a non-emergency call, a dispatcher’s attention is being diverted away from someone who may be calling with a life or death scenario. If you do call 911 by mistake, do not hang up; stay on the line and let the dispatcher know so that an officer is not dispatched to your location.

Take time to program other important non-emergency numbers into your phone. The Police Department non-emergency number is 925-935-6400, and the Police Records number is 925-943-5890.