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 retiree from the U.S. Navy and has served for many years as a Veterans Advocate/Service Officer. He is accredited with the Veterans Administration and is recognized by nine national veterans’ organizations to represent veterans and their survivors.

Topics that will be discussed include: Aid and Attendance benefit, VA Compensation (service related), and VA Pension (non-service related). Other topics related to VA benefits may be discussed if participants are interested. Mr. Relieve will be available to answer questions during and after the presentation.

Programs & Classes At-a-Glance

Resource and Referral Service — Available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Seniors and family members requiring information about senior services can call or meet with a staff member to address a wide variety of needs (858) 756-3041.

Balance & Fall Prevention Fitness Class —

Monday mornings at 10:45 a.m: Licensed Physical Therapist, Jim Prussack, provides practical and useful exercise techniques to improve balance, strengthen muscles, and help prevent falls. A $5 charge for each class is paid to the instructor.

Classical Music Appreciation –

Every other Monday from 2-4 p.m. (2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22). Instructor Randy Malin leads a class featuring classical music composers and the music that has endured through the ages.

Art History Video Lecture —

Every other Monday from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (2/4, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29) enjoy a fine art video lecture series from the Great Courses, Teaching Company®.

Oil Painting Class –

Every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Bring your favorite photos to life with oil paints, from portraits to landscapes! This class is appropriate for all artists from beginning to advanced. There is no fee for the class. Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. The instructor is local artist, Lynne Zimet. Please call (858) 756-3041 for more information.

Watercolor Class –

Twice a month on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon (2/8, 2/22, 3/15, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26) Local artist, Pat Beck, provides students with tips and techniques to create beautiful pieces of art. There is no fee for the class. Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. Please call (858) 756-3041 for more information.

Rancho San Café, French Discussion Group –

1st & 3rd Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: A wonderful opportunity for those with intermediate to advanced French language skills to enjoy a cup of coffee while conversing in French.

Blood Pressure Checks –

Last Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: This free service is provided by San Diego Medical Services. No appointment necessary!

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 about the next session.