Town of Danville Silver Streak May June 2014
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DESCRIPTIONThe Town of Danville's Silver Streak May thru June 2014 newsletter.
INSIDESenior Sneakers Trips
Health & Wellness
Do you have an idea for a new activity or an improved procedure for Senior Services? Attend the scheduled meetings to be heard by the decision makers. Next MeetingsApril 23July 23Mark your calendar! Time: 4:00 p.m.Location: Danville Senior Center
Senior Issues Sub-committee
May/June Special EventsToast and Taste of ChileMay 15, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Summer Evening DanceFriday, June 6, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
For more special event information please turn to page 11.
As spring turns to summer, the Danville Senior Center has an array of classes and programs to educate, entertain and exercise the body and mind. Senior Bocce begins in May, the Arthritis Foundation returns for summer aquatic classes, and a panel will discuss senior living options in the Bay Area. Try your hand at crochet, drawing or watercolor. Browse the Silver Streak for new classes and check out the latest Senior Sneakers trips. We look forward to seeing you at the center!
Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program
2 Danville Senior Services (925) 314-3490
Senior Sneakers Trips
Napa River Cruise/Mare Island Bus Tour Wednesday, May 7, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
A cruise along the Napa River aboard the Delphinus boat is like a voyage into the past. We will view the historic Vallejo and Mare Island waterfronts and the bridges that span the triple junction of the Carquinez Strait, the Napa River, and San Pablo Bay. Our docent will tell us about riparian and marsh life and its importance to the health of the SF Bay. After lunch onboard the boat, well drive to Mare Island for a docent-led bus tour of sites including the stately Colonial Revival era mansions of Officers Row, St. Peters Chapel and the Mare Island Artifact Museum. Fees: $83(R) $100(NR). Activity Level: 3 Artisan Cheese and Organic Farm Tour/Marin CountyWednesday, May 21, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Spend the day in Marin County, home to numerous organic farms and cheese makers. Tour the organic farm and dairy operations at Nicasio Valley Cheese Co. Meet the cheese maker and sample the award winning artisan cheeses. Dine al fresco at Dolcini Ranch, overlooking the largest organic vegetable farm in Marin County.
Learn about raising pastured chicken and grass fed beef from ranch owner, Kitty Dolcini. Shop for local cheese and local products to enjoy at home. Price includes all tours, cheese tasting, lunch and bus transportation. Fees: $100(R) $120(NR). Activity Level: 4/5Union Square/Chinatown Walking TourThursday, May 29, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
The Union Square and exotic Chinatown tour focuses on art, design and decor. Guests delight with the eclectic Clift Hotel lobby, the Nikko Hotel and Tony Bennetts painted heart at Union Square. Maiden Lane is home to a Frank Lloyd Wright building and the Xanadu Gallery and the pop art at the Triton Hotel contrasts with colorful Chinatown. View inside the Gold Sage Buddhist Monastery and Old St. Marys Cathedral as it completes the tour. Lunch is served at the Oriental Pearl. Lunch, tour and transportation included in price. Fees: $75(R) $90(NR). Please Note: no hills, easy flat walk. Activity Level: 3/4Cornerstone Gardens and Meadowcroft Winery, NapaThursday, June 12, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cornerstone Gardens is an ever-changing series of
You must be able to walk six steep steps to board the bus. Please let us know if you have any physical limitations prior to signing up for a trip so staff can try to accommodate your needs ahead of time. All trips depart from the Danville Park and Ride. Choose your level carefully:
LEVEL 1: Easy, sitting/little walking. Must be able to stand 10 minutes without assistance or bring your walker or wheelchair.LEVEL 2: Small amount of walkingLEVEL 3: Moderate to heavy walkingLEVEL 4: Heavy amount of walking/standingLEVEL 5: Strenuous walking/hiking
If you arent sure where you fit, call us at (925) 314-3490. Please note: Times listed for trips are approximate.
Senior Sneakers - Wine Tasting
Artisan Cheese Tour (continued...)
Senior Sneakers Trips / Buzz Sessions
walk-through gardens, showcasing new and innovative designs from the worlds finest landscape architects and designers. Each garden focuses on different themes, each designer celebrating the connection between art, architecture and nature. After the tour, we will have lunch at Park 121, then wine tasting at Meadowcroft Winery. Afterwards, we will have time to shop for unique items. Fees: $72(R) $86(NR). Activity Level: 4Monterey Movie TourWednesday, June 18, 7:45 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Movie Fans! Filmmakers have been drawn to the Monterey Peninsula for nearly 100 years in search of the perfect backdrop for their movies. National Velvet, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Play Misty for Me, One-Eyed Jack, A Summer Place and a host of other movie classics have brought the gorgeous scenery of the Monterey Peninsula to the silver screen. Join us as our tour guide brings the era of Montereys movie making magic back to life. We will have lunch at the Tap Room in Pebble Beach. There will be time on your own to shop in Carmel. Fees: $110(R) $132(NR). Activity Level: 3/4
GORGEOUS Exhibit, Asian Art MuseumTuesday, June 24, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Join us for a docent-led tour of the exhibit GORGEOUS at the Asian Art Museum. Learn the meaning of gorgeous; it can be both startling and unique, always interesting! We will be having lunch on our own in the cafe at the museum and time to visit the permanent collections in the museum as well. Fees: $47(R) $56(NR). Activity Level: 4
Buzz SessionsWhats the Buzz on topics and issues facing todays
older adults? Join us to talk to the experts. Sessions
are free! The Town of Danville is looking for new
and exciting buzz session topics and presenters.
Please contact Senior Services at (925)314-3490
or seniors@ danville.ca.gov if you have any
suggestions or would like to offer a buzz session!
Dental Health as We AgeTuesday, May 6, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting RoomPresenter: Dr. Pooja Malik, DDS
A healthy mouth is the window to a healthy body. Learn the impact of aging on oral health and what we can do to prevent dental issues as we age.WidsomTuesday, May 13, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting RoomPresenter: Fran Rapoport, Discovery Counseling Center
Wisdom: Are there different kinds of wisdom, and how does it reflect our life experience. How to Frost the Perfect CupcakeTuesday, May 20, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting RoomPresenter: Janell Watson, June Bugs Bakery
Learn techniques on the use of a piping bag for professional results. The ice cream method of frosting a cupcake will be demonstrated, with different piping tips to achieve various designs.
Cornerstone Gardens (continued...)
Senior Health Fitness Day
has been moved to October.Look for this refreshed event, now called
Live Well, Age Smartin the September/October Silver Streak.
4 Danville Senior Services (925) 314-3490
All the BUZZ about Senior Living OptionsTuesday May 27, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Community Hall Presenters: Pam Campbell, Byron Park; Chris Bybee, Senior Helpers; and Anne Sanbria, Lakeside Park
The options for retirement housing have multiplied in recent years due to increased longevity and the demands of todays boomers and senior population. Join the experts as they discuss the various living options available in the Bay Area. Learn about the levels of care from senior apartments to memory care. Light refreshments will be served. Vitamin Tips for AgingTuesday, June 3, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting RoomPresenter: Linda Michaelis, Registered Dietician
Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables? As we age, our tastes change. We need to supplement with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Linda will evaluate the supplements you are currently taking and their effectiveness.Home Composting, Grass Recycling and MulchingTuesday, June 10, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting RoomPresenter: Billi Haug, Contra Costa County Conservation and Development
Compost creates healthy soil and happy plants. Its easy to do and FREE! Learn how grass recycling and mulching can save on water use. How is Your Hearing?Tuesday, June 17, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Meeting RoomPresenter: Dr. Mimi Salamat, Ph.D. CCC-A, FAAA Clinical Audiologist
Learn the basic anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, different types of hearing loss, signs of hearing loss and medication that can affect hearing and balance systems.
Danville Senior Book Club 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: Danville Senior Center, Art Room
Join friends each month as they discuss the pre-selected books listed below. Participants are responsible for obtaining and reading their own book and should read it prior to attending the discussion. Fees: Free.
MAY BOOK SELECTION The Cuckoos CallingBy Robert Galbraith
The Cuckoos Calling is a 2013 crime fiction novel by J.K. Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. A b