Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: Mark your calendars for the Senior Center’s special programs and classes


By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director

Understanding Your Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease Medications: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. Learn from a certified geriatric pharmacist about what you can do to manage your diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol medications. Understand how to assist a loved one who is having difficulty safely managing their medications at home. Bring your medications with you, and speak with a pharmacist about your specific medication-related questions! Reservations are not required.

Summer Lecture Series with Richard Lederer – Reservations are not required!

•Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2 p.m. – Confessions of a Word Lover

•Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2 p.m. — An Afternoon of Language & Laughter

•Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2 p.m. – Conan the Grammarian

Classical Music Appreciation: Sept. 17 at 2 p.m.:

Instructor Randy Malin leads a class featuring classical music composers and the music that has endured through the ages. Classical music fans and individuals who are less familiar but want to learn more, will find this class informative and entertaining.

Balance & Fall Prevention Exercise 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.

Oil Painting Class:

Bring your favorite photos to life with oil paints – from portraits to landscapes! This class is appropriate for all artists, from beginner to advanced and is taught by local artist Lynne Zimet — Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Watercolor Class:

RSF Art Guild member and local artist Pat Beck will show students how to create beautiful works of art using watercolor paints. This class is for both beginning and experienced artists. Next series begins Friday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m.

Rancho San Café – French Discussion Group:

A wonderful opportunity for those with intermediate and advanced French language skills to enjoy a cup of coffee while conversing in French. Conversations are facilitated by Philippe Faurie. The discussion group meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

Free Blood Pressure Checks:

This service provided by San Diego Medical Services, is offered the last Thursday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome.

Acting Class with Monty Silverstone:

Next session to be announced!

Resource & Referral Program:

In addition to the above programs and classes, the Senior Center’s Resource and Referral service is available Monday through Friday. Seniors and family members needing information about senior services can meet with staff to address a wide variety of needs.

For more information about any of the Senior Center’s programs, events and classes or to be added to the mailing list, please call (858) 756-3041. Additional special programs will be announced as they are scheduled.