Bridge, music, literature and more offered at Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center


All About Eyes – Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Cataracts and Diabetic Retinopathy are some of the leading causes of senior related vision loss, affecting 6.5 million individuals over the age of 65. On Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m., Vickie Fox of the San Diego Braille Institute, will present information covering everything seniors should know about age related eye conditions and free services that are available to assist them.

Give the Gift of Health – Two-part series Friday, Jan. 8, and Friday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. Chef Palma Bellinghieri will present the first of a two-part series that will give you the knowledge you need to make delicious, healthy, nutritional changes. Chef Palma is a second-generation culinary artist and chef. She is a graduate of the prestigious Villa Pierrefeux Institute and Centre International de Glion, Hotel Management School in Montreaux, Switzerland. The cost for the two-part workshop is $75. Please call to register (858)756-3041.

Senior Living Options – Deciding to remain in your current home or relocate is a decision many seniors face. Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m., for an informative presentation about the many living options available to seniors. Get practical and useful information to make an informed choice. Presenters include Patti Gerke, Ronald Greenwald, Linda Diller, and Beppie Mostert.

Airborne Allergies: What You Need to Know – On Friday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m., Dr. Jeanett Segal will discuss the prevalence and economic burden of this condition, types of allergens in the environment, and treatment alternatives for managing symptoms. Jeanett Segal, MD, is a resident of San Diego County and a physician in practice in Orange, CA.

10-week Intermediate Bridge Workshop – Join Scott Farr beginning Thursday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m., for a 10-week workshop which includes a review of beginning bridge, hand re-evaluation, competitive bidding, overcalls and doubles, intervening bids, and slam bidding conventions. The cost of the workshop is $170 per person and can be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Seating is limited – contact the Senior Center to reserve your space! (858)756-3041

Calling All Literature Lovers – Join writer and instructor, Garrett Chaffin- Quiray on the first Friday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon, for a discussion of a famous author’s work. Interested participants can also bring their writing to share with the class and receive feedback. This is a six session series and will meet on 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, and 7/1. The class is free and registration is not required!

Resource and Referral Service — Available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - seniors and their family members can speak with a staff member and receive valuable information to address a wide variety of needs. For assistance, or to schedule an appointment, please call the Senior Center (858) 756-3041.

Balance & Fall Prevention Fitness Class – Now offered two days per week! Monday and Wednesday mornings at 10:45 a.m., licensed physical therapist, Cathy Boppert, leads the class in performing practical and useful exercises to improve balance, strengthen muscles, and help prevent falls. The cost for each class is $5 paid to the instructor.

Classical Music Appreciation - Monday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Instructor Randy Malin leads this class featuring classical music composers and the music that has endured through the ages. Join Randy for a little history, a little music, and a lot of fun! Class meets on Monday, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22.

Art History Video Lecture – Enjoy an art history video lecture from the Great Courses Teaching Company® hosted by Jan Lyon, Monday, 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Class meets on 2/1, 2/15, 2/29, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, and 4/25.

Oil Painting Class – Tuesdays, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Create beautiful works of art using your favorite photos – from portraits to landscapes. Instructor, Lynne Zimet, provides step-by-step demonstrations using various techniques. All levels are welcome. There is a $10 fee per class paid to the instructor. Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. Please call for more information or to register (858) 756-3041.

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.