Senior News: August 2014

Thank you, Millie
We are saddened by the loss of long-time columnist Millie Smith. She passed away on July 30 after a brief illness.

Millie was a steadfast volunteer throughout the El Dorado Hills community, starting in the early 1990s when she moved here. She served on the Senior Council, was on the Senior Center’s bingo committee, was a hard-working member of the local Lion’s Club and was a dedicated volunteer to the county’s Senior Nutrition program for many years. Seniors enjoyed her smiling face and pleasant greetings at the annual senior special events held at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym where she would coordinate the check-in area. Millie’s presence will be missed at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center.

Village Life will continue publishing the Senior News column. This month Janet Kenneweg with the El Dorado Hills Senior Center steps in.

Golden Gate Park museums day trip
The itinerary includes admission to the California Academy of Sciences and the DeYoung Museum of Art. The trip departs from El Dorado Hills on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The fee is $99 per person and includes lunch, refreshments and museum admission. Your on-board tour guide will be EDHCSD General Manager Brent Dennis. Registration deadline is Sept. 10 or when full.

Wii bowling
Join us starting Sept.3 for our all new Weekly Wednesday Wii (pronounced ‘we’) Bowling program. All levels of physical ability can participate in this great game. You don’t even have to leave your chair! We had lots of laughs and tons of fun in our summer Wii bowling program. The program will be held on Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. “Wii” hope you will join in the fun!

Senior Nutrition lunches
Delicious and nutritious lunches are served weekdays at noon (check-in begins at 11:30 a.m.), at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. For seniors 60 and older the suggested donation is $3, all others $5. Reservations are not necessary.

September classes
With the EDHCSD Fall 2014 Activity Guide fresh off the press, the Senior Center has lots of programs and classes offered during the month of September. Offerings include: beginning ukulele and guitar lessons for Seniors; oil painting; stained glass mosaic; bridge lessons for brand-new beginners; Get to Know Your Digital Camera; Facebook 101, iPad 101 and more!

Guest speakers
The Senior Center’s slate of guest speaker topics for September include: Good Grief (regarding the loss of a loved one); Balance and Stability; Ham Alert! What’s Your Handle? (for those interested in Ham radio); and the DMV’s Senior Ombudsman will speak about the services that the DMV provides to assist seniors.

Oktoberfest luncheon
The annual Oktoberfest will be held on Friday, Oct. 10 at the EDHCSD gym. We will begin accepting reservations beginning Sept. 10.

Call the El Dorado Hills Senior Center at (916) 358-3575 for registration information and more details regarding programs. Most programs require pre-registration.

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