Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center to present art history video lecture

By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director

A designer’s tips for creating an accessible home –

Many seniors plan to remain in their home as they age. On Wednesday, March 12, at 2 p.m., Beppie Mosert, interior designer and owner of Living Design Interiors, will offer tips on practical, functional, and attractive changes to provide a safe and secure environment at home.

Safety tips for fire and burn prevention –

Please join us at the Senior Center on Wednesday, March 26, at 2 p.m. and learn valuable home safety tips to reduce your risk of burn injuries in the home. During this presentation by the Burn Institute of San Diego and Imperial Counties, you will also find out how you can receive a free smoke alarm installation for your home.

Resource and referral service —

Available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Seniors and their family 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 at (858) 756-3041.

Watercolor painting –

Instructor, Karen Athens, will provide an introduction to watercolor painting. Students will learn about composition, use of color, and painting techniques. All levels of experience are welcome. Please call the Senior Center at (858)756-3041 for more information.

Balance and fall prevention fitness class –

This class will resume Monday, April 14, 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 –

This program will resume Monday, April 28, from 2-4 p.m., instructor Randy Malin leads this class featuring classical music composers and the music that has endured through the ages.

Art history video lecture –

Enjoy a fine art history video lecture from the Great Courses Teaching Company, Mondays from 2-3:45 p.m. (3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14).

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 10 a.m.-noon - This class is appropriate for all artists from beginning through advanced. The instructor is local artist Lynne Zimet. Call (858) 756-3041 for more information.

Rancho San Cafe, French Discussion Group –

meets first and third Thursdays of the month from 10:30-11:30 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 9:30-10:30 a.m.: This free service is provided by American Medical Response Ambulance Service. No appointment is 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. Call (858) 756-3041 for more information.

Calling all literature lovers –

This workshop lead by Garrett Chaffin-Quiray includes a discussion of a critically acclaimed author’s work followed by an optional writing workshop for interested participants. Workshop dates are the first Friday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon. (3/7, 4/4, 5/2, 6/6).