Activities

Join Trivia Fan-atics for Zoom Trivia

Wednesday January 27, 2021
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Zoom Session

The Walnut Creek Senior Club Trivia Fanatics are holding their next trivia session via ZOOM on Wednesday  January 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. It’s open to all seniors, but space is limited.  If you are interested, please contact Bob Mohler at bobmohler82@gmail.com. You will receive an email invitation with a link to the ZOOM session a day or so prior to the Trivia session.

When you click on the Zoom link, it will download and run the zoom program.

If you are not familiar with ZOOM, we suggest you visit the following website for further information. The Website is: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us. You will also find links to test your equipment.

News

Library Book Delivery Now Available for Homebound Seniors

In addition to grocery delivery, food pantry bags and farmer’s market goodies, the Arts + Recreation Senior Care Team has expanded services for seniors. Through the Neighbor Express Walnut Creek Program, homebound seniors are now able to request delivery of Library books from the WC Downtown location.

  • Step 1. Seniors can reserve their books from the Walnut Creek library at https://ccclib.org/
  • Step 2. Receive an emailed confirmation that your books are available for pick up.
  • Step 3. Request a delivery by a community volunteer at Neighbor Express

For questions about how to access the library site, please call 925-943-5852 or email cpcc@walnut-creek.org

Any individual or household can purchase a Farmer’s Market pre-packaged box!
If you are a homebound senior Neighbor Express will deliver them.

If you are a senior sheltering in place, a partnership with the Arts + Recreation staff is available to coordinating with community volunteers from Neighbor Express to deliver pre-packaged Good to Go boxes from the Sunday Farmer’s Market for homebound seniors or individuals with immuno-compromised systems only.

How does this work?
The pre-ordered box includes a seasonal mix of produce, to include vegetables and fruit. All products are from your Certified Walnut Creek Farmer’s Market growers and handpicked by the grower at the farm to guarantee freshness.

IF YOU ARE NOT A HOMEBOUND SENIOR: Simply order your prepackaged box directly from the Farmer’s Market for curbside pick up after 10:00 am Sunday. You will receive confirmation from the Farmer’s Market directly with instructions.

IF YOU ARE A HOMEBOUND SENIOR: Pre-packaged boxes will be picked up by volunteers on Sunday and delivered to your home early afternoon. Make sure to order BOTH your box on the Farmer’s Market website AND request a delivery through the Neighbor Express site.

HOW TO ORDER FARMERS MARKET BOX

  • Step 1: Go the Farmers Market Website and click on “Shop Now” for a Pre Order Good to Go Box.
  • Step 2: Click “Order Now” .
  • Step 3: You can get either a vegetable & fruit box for $35, a smaller bag of items for $25 or add in 1 Dozen Eggs for $5 for a total of $40.
  • Step 4: Follow the prompts and purchase your box using a credit card. A receipt will be emailed to you.
  • Step 5: IMPORTANT FOR HOMEBOUND SENIORS – You must go into Neighbor Express site and “Request a Delivery.” On the grocery notes section, indicate that you are requesting a pick up for the Farmer’s Market Box. A staff member will call you to confirm we have received your order and answer any questions you have.
  • Step 6: Your box will be delivered Sunday morning between 10 – 11am.

Please let us know if there is a specific location to put your box if you will not be home.

A Couple Notes:

  • Farmers Market can only accept credit card orders online for these boxes through the Farmer’s Market website. If you would like a staff member to fill out your form for you, please call 925-322-0264 and have your credit card ready.
  • We cannot guarantee what produce is in your box however, in general, it will contain items that can be easily used to cook with. You will receive an email on Friday outlining what is in your box and who grew it.
  • There is a limited number boxes available as so please fill out the form as it’s first come, first service.
  • Make sure to go to Neighbor Express AFTER you order your box from the Farmer’s Market site to request the delivery.

If you need assistance filling out the forms or have questions, please call us at 925-322-0264.

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of January 17, 2021

Day Time Event Location
Monday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Monday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Garden Wizards Zoom
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Friday 12:50 pm Let’s Sing! Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia with Justin and Preston Zoom

This calendar publishes all Zoom activities. See the Zoom Weekly Activity page for links and details on weekly activities, and the posts for more details on other activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.

Activities

Storytelling Program

Hosted by returning teaching artist: Emily D.B.
Sponsored by the City of Walnut Creek
Call the Story Hotline at (205) 885-9169

Would you like to tell stories from your life? Not sure where to start? The Center for Community Arts invites you to join our Storytelling program! When you call the Story Hotline, you can listen to an inspiring story, as well as a series of questions to help get you started telling tales from your own life.

* Call in during the week to listen to the prompt and record one or more of your own stories. You can call anytime, and leave as many stories as you would like to!

*There will be an opportunity to have your story heard by others. We may also choose one story each week to share the next week — as inspiration! If you do not want your story to be shared, simply say, “Please do not share this story,” at the beginning of your call.

*This program is supported by a grant from the Walnut Creek Civic Pride Foundation and additional funding from the Community Arts Foundation.


Questions can be sent to Emily at emilykdb@gmail.com.

 
Activities

Garden Wizards Zoom Meeting

EAT YOUR VEGETABLES: Free

Monday January 18, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On Monday, January 18th at 3:00 pm, the WCSC Garden Group will have Fred Rentschler do another one of his incomprehensible Zoom presentations, this time on growing winter or cool weather vegetables. Fred will let you know what works and what does not work in our area based on his 50 years of successes and failures. To pre-register, e-mail Fred at ftr555@comcast.net.  

 

Activities

Join Trivia Fan-atics for Zoom Trivia

Wednesday January 13, 2021
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Zoom Session

The Walnut Creek Senior Club Trivia Fanatics are holding their next trivia session via ZOOM on Wednesday  January 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. It’s open to all seniors, but space is limited.  If you are interested, please contact Bob Mohler at bobmohler82@gmail.com. You will receive an email invitation with a link to the ZOOM session a day or so prior to the Trivia session.

When you click on the Zoom link, it will download and run the zoom program.

If you are not familiar with ZOOM, we suggest you visit the following website for further information. The Website is: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us. You will also find links to test your equipment.

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of January 10, 2021

Day Time Event Location
Monday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Trivia Fan-atics Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Friday 12:50 pm Let’s Sing! Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia with Justin and Preston Zoom

This calendar publishes all Zoom activities. See the Zoom Weekly Activity page for links and details on weekly activities, and the posts for more details on other activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.

Activities

Senior Activity Packet

Cost: $20
Reserve your kit by 1/18

This activity packet is sure to inspire creativity, engage your mind and help curb some of winter doldrums that January and rainy weather can bring.
 
Packet includes: deck of cards, multiple mindfulness activities, dice accompanied with a fitness challenge, pre-stamped and addressed postcard to write a note to the Walnut Creek preschool children with writing prompt, mug cake recipe and ingredients, Play-Doh with a design prompt and a few special surprises.
 
On Thurs 1/28 at 10:30 am join Master of Ceremonies Preston in a Zoom discussion to share your Play-Doh creation, coloring contest artwork and general discussion.
 
Packet will be delivered to your home prior to 1/28. Must live in Walnut Creek or be able to pick up packet from Clarke Swim Center. For low-income seniors, sponsorship is available to cover the cost of registration. Please email ArtsRecEvents@walnut-creek.org or call 925-943-5852. Walnut Creek Residents only. Zoom information will be on your Registration Confirmation.  
 
Activities

Sign up for 2021 Membership Online

Starting January 4, 2021, you can enroll online for your 2021 Walnut Creek Seniors Club Membership for $15 for the calendar year

If you are using PerfectMind (the service the city uses for classes) to sign up for classes, you are ready to go.  As always, the link is: cityofwalnutcreek.perfectmind.com

If you are already a member, but don’t know your password, instruction #1 will tell you how to retrieve it. New members to Arts + Rec or the Walnut Creek Seniors Club, please start at #1.

You can sign up for membership and also make a donation.  Please read all instructions carefully.

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of January 3, 2021

Day Time Event Location
Monday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Tuesday 1:00 pm Hooked on Books Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Friday 12:50 pm Let’s Sing! Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia with Justin and Preston Zoom

This calendar publishes all Zoom activities. See the Zoom Weekly Activity page for links and details on weekly activities, and the posts for more details on other activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.