Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center offers a variety of events


By Terrie Litwin, executive director, Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center

Home Safety: On Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m.:

Matt Wellhouser, RSF Patrol Chief, Mike Gibbs, RSF Fire District Deputy Chief, Julie Taber, RSF Fire District Public Relations Coordinator, and Hiram Walker, owner, Safe House Inspection, will present “Staying Safe in Your Home & Community.” Please join us for this important presentation.

Resource and Referral Service:

Available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Seniors and family members can speak with a staff member and receive valuable information and referrals to address a wide variety of needs. For assistance or to schedule an appointment, call the Senior Center (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:

The following Mondays from 2-4 p.m.: (12/2, 12/16, 1/13, 1/27). Instructor Randy Malin leads this class featuring classical music composers and the music that has endured through the ages.

Art History Video Lecture:

The following Mondays from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., (12/9, 1/6, 2/3). Enjoy a fine art video lecture from the Great Courses, Teaching Company®.

Knitting Group:

This informal group meets weekly on Thursday, from 2-4 p.m. Bring a current project or start a new one. All levels welcome!

Oil Painting Class: Each Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

This class is appropriate for all artists from beginning through advanced. The instructor is local artist, Lynne Zimet. Please call (858) 756-3041 for more information.

Rancho San Café, French Discussion Group:

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. A wonderful opportunity for those with intermediate to advanced French language skills to join host, Philippe Faurie, and 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.

Calling all Literature Lovers:

The workshop includes a discussion of a critically-acclaimed author’s work followed by an optional writing workshop for participants interested in crafting their own stories. This class begins in February – dates to be announced.

Register now for Advanced Beginners/Intermediate Bridge

with instructor Scott Farr, beginning Thursday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m.. This is a 10-week workshop – cost is $150 paid to the instructor. Call the Senior Center at (858)756-3041 to reserve your space.