Senior Scene

Senior Scene

  • Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: A variety of upcoming events offered for seniors

    Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: A variety of upcoming events offered for seniors

    By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director VA Federal Benefits for Veterans and Survivors Please join us at the Senior Center on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. for an informative presentation by Adonis Relieve from the San Diego County Veterans’ Services office. Mr. Relieve is a military...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: Dr. Edward Siegel, to speak at the RSF Senior Center

    By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director Please join us at the Senior Center on Friday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. for an enlightening and informative presentation by Dr. Ed Siegel, MD.  Dr. Siegel is the author of the book, “A Spiritual Odyssey To Be with God (12000 BC–2012 AD) Despite...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: Individual balance screenings and recommendations

    By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director Preventing falls is one of the most challenging issues we face as we age.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control: •More than one-third of adults, age 65 years...

  • RSF Senior Scene: Upcoming events include North Coast Rep Reader’s Workshop; Preventing falls

    By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director North Coast Repertory Reader’s Workshop Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 2:30 p.m., the North Coast Repertory Theatre will present its “Reader’s Workshop” series.  This is a free six-part series and will involve no memorization.  Participants...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: ‘How to Stay Safe on the Road’

    By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director Taking Charge:  How to Stay Safe on the Road Driver safety is an important and often sensitive issue for seniors.  The changes of normal aging can sometimes interfere with the ability to drive.  Because everyone ages differently, some individuals...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: Myths and facts about hospice care

    By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director Hospice care in the United States has grown dramatically from a volunteer-led movement to a widely recognized and important component of the health care system.  According to information from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: De-cluttering and downsizing

    By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director After many years of living in one location, possessions tend to accumulate, often leaving homes packed with items that are no longer useful and lessen enjoyment of the home.  For safety’s sake, it is important to get the general clutter under...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: ‘Rumble in the Ranch’ celebrity poker fundraiser to benefit Senior Center

    Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: ‘Rumble in the Ranch’ celebrity poker fundraiser to benefit Senior Center

    By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director The Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center invites friends and supporters to participate in a fundraiser to benefit its programs and services.  “Rumble in the Ranch,” a Celebrity Poker Tournament and Silent Auction, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10,...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: Mark your calendars for upcoming programs

    By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director Rancho Days Celebration It is that time of year again when we enjoy a week of festivities celebrating life in Rancho Santa Fe.  Local community organizations plan events that offer a wide variety of opportunities to mix, mingle and have a...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: Mark your calendars for upcoming programs

    Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: Mark your calendars for upcoming programs

    By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director Lederer on Language On Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m., Richard Lederer will present “Conan the Grammarian,” a common-sense approach to grammar and usage. Dr. Lederer is usage editor of “The Random House Dictionary” of the English language...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: Mark your calendars for upcoming programs!

    By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director Lederer on Language The Senior Center is proud to present a three-part lecture series with Richard Lederer, author and San Diego Union Tribune language columnist. You are invited to attend one or all three!  The presentations will take place...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: Health-related events coming up

    By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director Senior Center Selected as HICAP Site The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is a state-sponsored, volunteer-supported program that provides free counseling to people with Medicare about their benefits, rights and options,...

  • RSF Senior Scene: President’s Message

    By Carla DiMare President, RSF Senior Center The Senior Center’s Board of Directors (pictured above) provides guidance and oversight in the day-to-day operations of the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center. We are fortunate to have an outstanding group of dedicated individuals who generously volunteer...

  • Medication-related problems: Managing your risk

    By Terrie Litwin Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center executive director Older adults, as a group, have more health conditions that require medication management. The average person over age 65 uses 4.5 prescription medications and two over-the-counter medications at any given time. Medication therapy...

  • SENIOR SCENE: Presentation by musician Jack Wheaton

    By Terrie Litwin Executive director, Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center Please join us at the Senior Center on Friday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m., for Dr. Jack Wheaton’s humorous presentation “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gig.” Dr. Wheaton is a career pianist, arranger/composer, author and teacher....

  • SENIOR SCENE: 2010-2011 flu season is here

    By Terrie Litwin Executive director, Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu seasons are unpredictable in a number of ways including the timing, severity and length of the epidemic and whether the vaccine matches the influenza viruses...

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