Senior News: February 2014

Valentine’s Day party
With close to 270 attending, this party was a great success. Thanks to all who attended. I know everyone had a good time with our Fun Time Band playing the music we all like and the dancers love to dance to. I will have to practice my Texas two-step and get out on that floor next time! This event was sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District, the Senior Support Council and the Senior Nutrition Lunch Program of Placerville. Lunch was at noon and served by our local fire department staff. They did a great job and we thank them all. They also cleaned up. After lunch, many great prizes were given away to the lucky winners. Everyone who came had a good time and went home happy. Watch this column for details about the next party  — Spring Fling — which will be held May 9. We will accept reservations starting in March.

Senior Nutrition lunches
Delicious and nutritious lunches are served weekdays at noon, at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. For seniors 60 and older the suggested donation is $3, all others $5. This is a great place to have lunch, meet new people and visit with friends. Reservations are not necessary.

Special program: Conversations About Dementia
Denis Davis of the Alzheimer’s Association will be in El Dorado Hills on Tuesday, March 18. This program is designed to help you talk with your family about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics around Alzheimer’s and dementia. Don’t wait until the time is “right” to have these conversations. Please call to hold a spot as seating is limited.

Other March programs
Basics of Drawing; Painting With Oils; Pastels Workshop; Guitar Lessons; Ukulele Lessons; and Get to Know YOUR Digital Camera.

March guest speakers
Humor is Important: A Seminar; Say Good-bye to Hay Fever and Allergies; Exploring Your Family Tree … Genealogy 101; Long Term Care — What you Need to Know; and Steps to Avoiding Scams.

Call the Senior Center for more information at to register for classes and speaker programs at (916) 358-3575.

February birthdays
Doris Lochness turned 104! Betty Engelhardt, Al Macys, Ran LaForce, Ron Keefe, George Eide, Fred Keller, Bob Ford, Irene Ford, Ruth Hill, Anita Raseretam and Doris Lothrop all celebrated birthdays in February. Happy Birthday all!

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