August 16 @ 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, August 16th Schedule
Wake Up with Gentle Morning Yoga // 9:00-10:00 a.m. // Room 9
Join Stephanie Dodds, certified yoga instructor and staff member at The Woodlake Senior Living Community, as we bend, stretch, flex and breathe through movements that will lead to a healthier, happier, more youthful you! Stephanie is very passionate about Holistic Health & Wellness for Seniors. She teaches Restorative Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and Vinyasa Flow in the Sacramento area. When she is not working in the health and wellness field, Stephanie can be found hanging out around town enjoying local food, making jewelry, and teaching herself how to garden.
Zumba Toning // 10:00-11:00 a.m. // Studio 3
Instructor Kelly Pineda teaches this great dance-based class. She is very accommodating with limitations, and patiently teaches the steps needed to get a really great workout. Zumba Toning is specially designed for older adults and is not as demanding as some other Zumba classes, but Kelly guarantees to get your heart rate up, and your body moving!
Pilates with Lauren // 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.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.
Lunch is Served // 12:00– 1:00 p.m. // Curtis Hall
The menu is to be determined, but will be updated and posted as the ingredients roll in! Vegetarian/Vegan options will be available.
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.
Reiki Healing Introduction & Circle // 1:00– 2:00 p.m. // Room 9
Learn the powerful, recuperative ways of this ancient Japanese approach to healing through energy with local certified healer, Barbara Mariano. Reiki works on different levels including the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, enhancing everything in life. In this class, participants will get more information about this healing art and experience a mini session of hands-on (or if you prefer, hands-off) healing.
Self Defense for Seniors // 2:00– 3:00 p.m. // Room 10
Popular Tai Chi instructor, Michael Shane, hosts this informative class on self-defense. Self-awareness and self-value, preemptive and preventative measures, and physical defense techniques will all be covered in this incredibly useful workshop.
See photos from February’s event (courtesy of Joan Cusick):
How We Do It
These events are made possible through generous sponsorship 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.