RSF Senior Scene: Upcoming events include North Coast Rep Reader’s Workshop; Preventing falls


By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director

North Coast Repertory Reader’s Workshop

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 2:30 p.m., the North Coast Repertory Theatre will present its “Reader’s Workshop” series. This is a free six-part series and will involve no memorization. Participants will have fun while learning acting and character techniques that will result in an entertaining Reader’s Theatre Performance. The instructor, Fredreka Irvine, received her B.A. in Theatre from Florida A&M University and her M.F.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Central Florida. Previously, Fredreka served as the Education Associate for the Tony-Award winning Hartford Stage Company. She currently works in the casting department at the North Coast Repertory Theatre. The class will meet weekly for six weeks. No acting experience needed! Please call the Senior Center to register (858) 756-3041.

Changing Behavior to Prevent Falls

It is currently estimated that half of all falls that result in injury happen in the home. Most residential housing is geared to young, healthy adults with features that do not take into account age-related conditions such as reduced mobility or limited range of reach. What appear to be insignificant issues can have a significant effect as we age. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control states that falls are the number one cause of home injury with a significant portion due to environmental factors. Throw rugs, electric cords and general clutter can increase the risk of falls and should be removed or repositioned. Proper lighting in hallways, bathrooms, and regularly trafficked areas can also help prevent falls. Grab bars and handrails can be easily installed and further decrease the risk of falling.

Please join us at the Senior Center on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. for “Changing Behavior to Prevent Falls,” an informative presentation by Cindy Sawyer, community outreach coordinator with Southwest Lifeline. Attendees will learn about the changes we need to make in our environment as we age to decrease our risk of falling. Potential fall hazards in the home will be identified in a “room by room” approach. Cindy is a member of the San Diego County Council on Aging and the San Diego Fall Prevention Task Force and Speaker’s Bureau.

Happy Holidays from the Senior Center!

The Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center staff and Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful holiday season and a very happy and healthy New Year. We are grateful to our many friends and supporters whose generous contributions of time and resources enable us continue our mission of serving seniors.

Rancho San Café

French Discussion Group

Thursday, Jan. 3

Thursday, Jan. 17

(First & third Thursday of the month)

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.