Senior News: October 2013

By From page A5 | October 30, 2013

Christmas party and banana splits 
Our annual Christmas Party will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym on Harvard Way. It is sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Council, the EDHCSD and the Senior Nutrition Lunch program. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., with entertainment shortly thereafter. Lunch is served at noon. The suggested donation for lunch is $3 for seniors age 60 and older; all others pay $5. Our friendly local firefighters will help serve and clean up, and we thank them very much. Good news: At the party we are serving banana splits — our annual beloved tradition! Call the Senior Center at (916) 358-3575 to make your reservations. Don’t be left out!

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.

Thanks to the EDH Fire Department
Recently Ben Cowles with the El Dorado Hills Fire Department shared a 2013 update about the department and issues concerning local seniors (CPR changes, etc.). We were all so pleasantly surprised when we had the opportunity to see the brand new Ladder Truck 85 and then offered “rides” up in the bucket. It was so exciting to see all of the house tops — and I even waved to the people on the freeway!

Veterans tribute
Our annual veterans tribute will be held Friday, Nov. 8, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Hear famed speaker and author Lt. Colonel Ted Robinson speak about his WWII experiences. Just before lunch, the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s Honor Guard will present colors in honor of all veterans.

Always & forever … your home … your future
Learn about available resources to enable seniors to stay in their homes as long as possible. Our panel of local experts will discuss the concept of “aging in place” (staying in your home). Hear from a local home care agency, an RN geriatric specialist, a universal design specialist (expert in home modifications for seniors) and Tammy Bragg, program coordinator for El Dorado County’s Senior Services. Our County offers a myriad of services for senior’. Are you aware of all of them? This panel discussion will be held on Friday, Nov. 1, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. Call the Senior Center for reservations at (916) 358-3575.

Coming in November
The Senior Center has lots going on in November! Come on over for Senior Center orientation program or ukulele and guitar lessons or an AARP Mature Driver Course.

Our many guest speaker topics include: Avoiding Scams & Fraud with Detective Simon Brown; Parenting the Second Time Around (for Seniors raising grandchildren); and The History of John Studebaker … a Placerville Story.

Call the Senior Center for details, reservations and to sign up for programs and (916) 358-3575.

October birthdays
In October we had many birthday celebrators, including Carl Backers, Evelyn Weick, Helen Macys, Jeff White, Gwen Garren, Dallas Lehn, Roslyn Stegman, Pat Nathan and Bob Webb.  Happy birthday everyone!

Millie Smith


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