AARP: Refresh your driving skills

posted Feb 12, 2018, 3:35 PM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 3:39 PM ]

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day.

Some drivers age 50-plus have never looked back since they got their first driver's license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from refreshing their driving skills.

By taking a driver refresher course you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. In addition, you'll learn:

  • Research-based safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of having a crash
  • Proper use of seat belts, airbags, antilock brakes and new technology found in cars today
  • Ways to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities
  • The effects of medications on driving
  • The importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking and using a cellphone

After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and a better understanding of how to avoid potential collisions and injuring yourself or others.

Participants must have completed the 8-hour course in the last 3 years.

Call Sebastopol Area Senior Center, 707-829-2440, to register. $15 for AARP Members; $20 for Non-Members. Checks only; make checks payable to AARP.

Rumi's Caravan

posted Feb 7, 2018, 2:00 PM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated Feb 8, 2018, 2:28 PM ]

An afternoon of poetry in classical, oral tradition.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Rumi’s Caravan offers live, recited poetry and music performed in the ecstatic tradition, celebrating the art of Rumi, Hafiz, and other mystic poets. All ages welcome! Sunday, March 25; from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Coffee, tea, and light refreshments served.

Wisdom Counts Members, $15;
Non-Members, $20

The mature brain revealed

posted Feb 7, 2018, 1:52 PM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated Feb 7, 2018, 2:16 PM ]

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 1 p.m.

Join Chance Massaro, author and speaker, as you will learn about what actually happens to our brains as we age, what we know about preventing dementia, how to keep our memory operating at peak performance, and more.

Register by Monday, April 2.

Wisdom Counts Members, $8; Non-Members, $10.
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Movie night on the big screen

posted Feb 7, 2018, 1:51 PM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated Feb 8, 2018, 3:49 PM ]

Friday, April 13, 2018 
8 p.m. 

On the big screen: Friday the 13th has never been so scary as we feature Horror of Dracula (1958).

Doors open at 5:30, showing at 6 p.m.

Admission is $5; popcorn provided.

All ages welcome.

Aging Informed

posted Feb 7, 2018, 1:49 PM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated Feb 8, 2018, 1:55 PM ]

Two-Part Series
Thursdays: March 8 and 22
1 p.m.

Make life easier
by learning options now

Being a caregiver whether you are family, a friend, or support personnel can be a challenge -- physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This two-part series is geared to those of you who provide care to someone else as well as providing care for yourself.

Part I: Ready, Set, Care (for Someone)
Learn what to do to make caring easier so you can avoid crisis management mode as much as possible.

Part II: Ready Set, Care (for Yourself)
Caring for someone can be a marathon so learning to care for yourself is critical. Kira will show you how, in a fun way.

About the Speaker
Kira Reginato is an elder care consultant in private practice for the past 10 years. She gives practical advice and brings insight and humor to subjects that can be difficult to discuss. Kira's book available for sale at the event.

Wisdom Counts Members, FREE; Non-Members, $5 Day Use Fee.

WORKSHOP: Beginning Ukulele II

posted Feb 7, 2018, 1:27 PM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated Feb 7, 2018, 1:33 PM ]

Four Fridays, March 2 – March 23
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Do you have a basic understanding of ukulele chords but want to advance your ukulele skills? Instructor Liz Stafford returns to instruct this four-week-series to practice songs using basic chords and to learn new chords and strums. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

Wisdom Counts Members, $50;
Non-Member, $60. 

St. Patty's Shamrock Dance Party

posted Jan 31, 2018, 4:19 PM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated Feb 7, 2018, 1:59 PM ]

Don your greenest outfit, and join us for dancing, delicious fare, and drinks, Irish style. Your admission includes an array of Irish-style bites, beer, and wine for purchase (and whiskey, of course). DJ Dave Brown spins the tunes as we dance the evening away. All ages welcome.

Admission is $15 in advance; $20 at the door. All proceeds benefit Sebastopol Area Senior Center.

Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine

posted Jan 23, 2018, 12:47 PM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 3:12 PM ]

Thursday, March 1, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Chinese New Year Event

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with us on Thursday, March 1. Professor Douglas Wile presents an Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine lecture, followed by a sampling of traditional Chinese snacks.

Registration is required by Wednesday, February 21. Douglas Wile is professor emeritus in Chinese language and literature and former instructor Oriental Medicine. He is the author of eight books and numerous articles on traditional Chinese health practices.

Wisdom Counts Members, $10; Non-Members, $15

DAY TRIP: Book of Mormon the Musical

posted Jan 9, 2018, 10:02 AM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 10:33 AM ]

Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018, 11 a.m.

Are you ready for the "best musical of the century"?

Save the date on Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018, as we head to the SHN Orpheum Theater for Book of Mormon: an outrageous musical comedy that follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word.

Frequently check here for details on this show.

Registration begins Feb. 1, 2018. Wisdom Counts Members: $100; Non-Members, $120.

LGBTQI & Friends Dance Party: Party 'til We're Purple

posted Jan 9, 2018, 9:48 AM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 2:56 PM ]

Saturday, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for our bi-monthly LGBTQI and Friends Dance Party. Let's "Party 'til We're Purple" as we celebrate Mardi Gras in style. Featuring DJ MAXX! Your $10 admission includes light refreshments. Beer and wine for purchase.

All proceeds benefit Sebastopol Area Senior Center.

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