RSF Senior Center offers unique classes, activities


Resource and Referral Service - Available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seniors and their family members can speak with a staff member and receive valuable information to address a wide variety of needs. For assistance, or to schedule an appointment, please call the Senior Center (858) 756-3041.

Inner Pharmacy: Healing Through the Five Senses – On Friday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m., learn tools to create greater health and wellbeing in your life. Join Manjula Nadarajah as she combines teachings from her scientific and corporate background, with her own transformational journey. Manjula is a Master Educator for The Chopra Center for Wellbeing and former Senior Technology Strategy Advisor for Shell International. Seating is limited; please call to reserve your space. (858) 756-3041.

Ten Daily Habits for a Better Memory – Lisa Randall, M.S., will teach 10 simple, yet significant actions you can take every day that will help you maximize your memory. Build and retain habits and behavior that will optimize your brain elasticity and memory. The workshop date is Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 2 p.m. The workshop fee is $20 paid to the instructor. Please call (858)756-3041 to register.

A September to Remember – Join Lisa Randall, M.S., for an interactive four-part series focused on a whole-person approach to improving memory. Sessions include activities and take home exercises that help participants develop habits and skills that promote brain elasticity and optimal memory. The workshop fee is $30 per session or $80 for the series paid to the instructor. Session dates are Friday, Sept. 2, 9, 16, and 23, at 2 p.m. Session topics include Mealtimes to Remember, Moving for Memory, Social Living and Memory, and Beyond the Crossword. Please call (858)756-3041 to reserve your space.

Intermediate Bridge – This 10-week workshop taught by Scott Farr, begins on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $170 paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Registration is required. Please call Scott Farr at (858)455-5406 to reserve your space.

Zootopia: A Centennial Celebration – On Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m., join Richard Lederer, Union-Tribune language columnist, to celebrate the centennial of our San Diego Zoo. Richard will present a brief history of the Zoo and a caravan of animals that run and swim and jump and fly and crawl through our beastly language.

Balance & Fall Prevention Fitness Class – Tuesday afternoons from 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. and Wednesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., licensed physical therapist, Cathy Boppert, leads the class in performing practical and useful exercises to improve balance, strengthen muscles, and help prevent falls. The cost for each class is $5 paid to the instructor.

Classical Music Appreciation – Instructor Randy Malin leads this class featuring classical music composers and the music that has endured through the ages. Join Randy for a little history, a little biography, and a lot of music! This class meets on the following Mondays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 11/28, and 12/12.

Acting Class with Monty Silverstone – Instructor Monty Silverstone, accomplished actor and father of Hollywood actress Alicia Silverstone, will teach students about monologues, scene study, and cold reading from scripts. Please call (858) 756-3041 for more information.

Art History Video Lecture – Enjoy an art history video lecture from the Great Courses Teaching Company hosted by Jan Lyon. This class meets on the following Mondays from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, and 12/5.

Oil Painting Class –Meets Tuesdays, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Create beautiful works of art using your favorite photos – from portraits to landscapes. Instructor, Lynne Zimet, provides step-by-step demonstrations using various techniques. All levels are welcome. There is a $10 fee per class paid to the instructor. Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. Please call for more information or to register (858) 756-3041.

Calling All Literature Lovers – Join writer and instructor, Garrett Chaffin-Quiray on Friday, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, and 12/2, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., for a discussion of a famous author’s work. Interested participants are encouraged to bring their own writing to share with the class and receive feedback. The class is free and registration is not required.