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Senior Peer Counseling

Senior Peer Counseling
at the Walnut Creek Senior Center

In late June, our new Peer Counselor Dana Booth will be available for meetings at the Senior Center.   Senior Peer Counseling offers free, confidential one-on-one individual counseling sessions..  The peer counselor assists seniors in coping with issues that may be causing difficulty in everyday life.  The Senior Peer Counselor can offer support and ideas to help manage these issues more successfully.  Problem areas can include anxiety, depression,. loneliness, family problems, or other issues that may be causing distress.

Dana Booth is a graduate of U>C> Berkeley.  She and her husband of 49 years reside in Walnut Creek and have two sons and five grandchildren.  Dana is a former elementary school teacher who has also taught inmates as a volunteer at the Contra Costa County West County Jail.  Dana is looking forward to serving as a volunteer Senior Peer Counselor at the Walnut Creek Senior Center.

Senior Peer Counseling is sponsored by Contra Costa Health Services.  Please call for an appointment:  925-943-5851.


Possible Scam

A contractor that installs solar panel knocked on my door on June 1.  He claimed the company worked with PG&E, and that he wanted  to survey homeowners in our neighborhood for for a program in which PG&E  installed free solar panels to increase the ratio supplied by green energy.  I never buy from anyone selling door to door, so I sent him packing.

On checking on the PG&E web site, I did find this company was affiliated with PG&E.  However, the only free program I could find involved PG&E sponsoring nine free installations in Oakland, and you had to be low income to qualify.

If anyone can find other free programs on the PG&E website, please post a coment.

Civic Park Parking Lot Under Construction – Update 4

From the City of Walnut Creek web site – scheduled June 26 – Aug. 7.


The Civic Park parking lot is being enhanced with the installation of lighting.    Half of the parking lot closest to the community center will be inaccessible intermittently.  Parking spots will be available, but the the number of parking spots will be reduced.




Calendar for the Week of June 3 2017

Day Time Event Location
Sunday 9:00 am – 11:45 am Pancake Breakfast Civic Park Community Center
Monday 1:00 pm Movie, Lion Lounge
Monday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Simple Will Preparation appointment required
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies Lobby
Tuesday 1:00 pm Hooked On Books, Before the Fall Lounge
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Trivia Fan-atics Social Hall
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.

Do You Kazoo?

Join the Snappy Cats!

Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group of music9ians rehearse once each week and performs for area retirement communities.

Interested in joining?  Contact Snappy Cats coordinator Gloria Miller at (925)825-1141.

Assembly Hall, Civic Park Commuity Center, every Friday 9:30 am – 11:00 am




AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course Beginner & Refresher

This course is designed for drivers age 50 and older to help update driving skills and knowledge of the rules and hazards of the road.  Learn about normal age-related physical changes and how to adjust your driving to compensate.  Many auto insurance companies provide a multi-year discount to course graduates.  (Check your insurance provider.)

Sign-up is available in person one month prior to the class date.  Space is limited.

Refresher course – Tuesday, July 11,  12:00 pm – 4:45 pm.  Registration available on June 11

This refresher driver safety course is for those who have taken the 8-hour course within the last 4 years.

**NEW**   Beginner Course – Tuesday, August 15 and August 22,  12:00 pm – 4:45 pm.  Registration available on July 15.

Location: Lounge, Civic Park Community Center
Call 943-5851 for more information and to reserve your space.

Lunch at the C.C. Cafe

Join us for lunch on weekdays.  Admit that you’re 60 or over, and it’s only $2.  Under 60 years old may attend for a $5 fee.

Lunch is served Monday through Thursday promptly at 12 noon., Fridays at 11:30 am.

Your newsletter contains a C.C. Cafe calendar that lists the featured menu choice for the day.  There are four additional meals options every day for you to select.

  • Cheeseburger
  • Garden Burger
  • Chefs Salad
  • Seafood salad

Reservations are required so we can ensure we have enough meals for everyone.  You must call the Walnut Creek C.C. Cafe between 10:00 am –  12 noon one business day before you want to attend.   Call 925-943-5851 to reserve your meal.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.