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Free Friday- Special Fun-Filled Senior Center Days!
February 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fridays just got a lot more fun – and free!
Select Fridays in the Senior Center
Times vary by activities scheduled
Multiple Rooms at Sierra 2
Join us for a new quarterly mini-event we call Free Friday! These days are filled with special activities, classes, guest speakers, and- of course -catered lunch! Exact activities vary by event. Regularly held Friday activities (i.e. Pilates with Lauren, Open Art Studio, and Pinochle) will be FREE on Free Friday days. You can find a complete schedule at the Senior Center or posted here, when available.
Friday, February 15th Schedule
Coffee Hang Out // 9:30– 11:30 a.m. // Room 12
Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed joe in between activities or just for fun!
Pilates with Lauren // 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. // Studio 2
Instructor Lauren will teach the basics of proper posture and form, as you ease into beginning mat Pilates exercises. This class is safe, low-impact and great for just about every fitness level! Pilates has been proven to strengthen the core, boost balance, and improve posture! Bring a yoga mat.
Spice it Up Culinary Workshop // 11:35 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. // Room 9
Heera Kulkarni will be leading a special workshop on her top 10 culinary spices, how to use them in cooking and their health benefits. Participants will get a sample an uber-healthy golden milk drink recipe, which uses a number of anti-inflammatory and digestion-aiding spices. If you are looking to “spice up” your cooking, be sure to attend this class!
Free Lunch // 12:30– 1:30 p.m. // Curtis Hall
Warm up at lunch with a menu that includes pasta & salad. (vegan/vegetarian-friendly.)
Pinochle // 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. // Room 12
Sit down for a game of pinochle, a fun trick-taking card game. New to the game? Come join Vic’s table as he teaches the rules, scoring, strategy & more!
Open Art Studio // 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. // Room 11
Join us for fun art projects which range from coloring to drawing to bracelet making — participants are encouraged to bring their own projects from home to work on in a friendly and creative environment.
Art & Funmaking Class Preview // 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. // Room 9
Meet new senior center art instructor Cate Schmiedt and pick up some drawing techniques in this class focused on florals and trees. You can also learn about her new class, Art & Funmaking.
Zumba Toning w/ Kelly // 2:00 -3:00 p.m. // Studio 2
Instructor Kelly Pineda leads an upbeat dance and toning class. This class contains the perfect blend of cardio and toning. You’ll leave feeling great after this fantastic workout! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for exercise. A water bottle is a plus.
How We Do It
These events are made possible through generous sponsorships by local businesses and organizations. This partnership allows us to pay our instructors, purchase supplies, provide nutritious meals, and be able to welcome all older adults into our community.
Thank you to Eskaton Monroe Lodge for sponsoring November’s event and catering lunch.
Eskaton is the gold standard of senior care and we’re proud to partner with them. Their wide variety of services provides something for everyone, including: independent living services to assisted living, from memory care to skilled nursing, and from short-term stays to affordable housing.
Eskaton has also supported the Sierra 2 Senior Center’s programs and events in the past.
May & August’s events were sponsored by the Advisory Committee of the Ethel Hart Mutual Endowment Fund
If you’d like to sponsor a Free Friday or participate as an instructor or activity leader, please contact Katie Byram by email or at (916) 452-3005 x 208.