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May 17 @ 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, May 17th Schedule
iPhone Training with CTAP // 9:30– 11:30 a.m. // Room 12
Join seasoned instructor Love Miller with CTAP California Phones, a state-mandated program proving free phones to qualified individuals with disabilities. Love will teach the basics of navigating through calls, texting, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, apps, as well as phone features and special accessibility features like large print.
*Important: this class is full! Call (916) 452-3005 x 208 or email to be added to the waitlist.
Camy Sahlberg, a long-time player and member of the Monday Mahjong Group, will lead lessons for those looking to add a new game to their repertoire. All interested in mahjong are welcome! Mahjong is played in Room 12 every Monday morning and new players are encouraged to join!
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. // Room 10
Build your own sandwich bar, served with house-made chips, courtesy of Eskaton Monroe Lodge (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.
Grab Bag Bingo // 1:00– 2:30 p.m. // Room 9
Relax and have fun with a few rounds of Bingo in Room 9 with our program assistant, Kate! Winners will receive fun mystery prizes.
Skin Care 101 // 2:00– 3:00 p.m. // Room 10
Leticia Murphy, a licensed esthetician professional, will hold a skincare workshop designed for older adults. Whether you are battling wrinkles, dark spots, or sagging skin, this simple skin care regimen for mature skin types can help you regain your youthful visage. Leticia will also offer a variety of products that range from very affordable to high-end.
*No Zumba Toning today*
See photos from February’s event (courtesy of Joan Cusick):
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.