Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: Mark your calendars for upcoming programs


By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director

Rancho Days Celebration

It is that time of year again when we enjoy a week of festivities celebrating life in Rancho Santa Fe. Local community organizations plan events that offer a wide variety of opportunities to mix, mingle and have a great time. This year, the celebration begins Friday, Sept. 28, and concludes on Sunday, Oct. 7. Please join us at the Senior Center on Friday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., for “Musical Memories of the ’30s and ’40s” with Dr. Jack Wheaton. Dr. Wheaton is a retired professor of music at USC, past president of the American Federation of Musicians, composer of film scores, author, and director of the Gershwin segment for the 1984 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Delicious refreshments from Thyme in the Ranch will be served in the beautiful Senior Center Garden! Reservations are not required and valet parking will be provided.

Learn Strategies to Improve Balance, Agility and Strength

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m., Sonal Patel, MPT, COMP, will present, “Senior Wellness: for Every Body that Moves.” Sonal has a master’s degree in physical therapy and is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist. She was previously employed at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas as a physical therapist and clinical instructor for physical therapy students. She is currently employed by Vibra Rehabilitation and Out-patient Physical Therapy Services as site coordinator, providing supervision for the physical therapy staff. Topics that will be discussed during the presentation include: Components of bone health, why stretching, resistive training and aerobic exercise are important, and the benefits of physical therapy. Please join us at the Senior Center for this informative presentation. For more information on our programs and classes, please call (858)756-3041.

Save the Date – Rumble in the Ranch Celebrity Poker Tournament & Silent Auction

On Saturday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., poker celebrities and local sports, television and film luminaries will come together for an exciting evening of No Limit Texas Hold ‘em to benefit the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center. The event takes place at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe. All players, guests, and spectators have opportunities to win fabulous prizes.

For more information and to reserve your space, please visit:, or call the Senior Center (858) 756-3041.