Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of August 1, 2021

Day Time Event Location
Monday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Tuesday 8:45 am Walking Buddies various
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Tuesday 1:00 pm Hooked on Books Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Thursday 1:00 pm Ancient Art History Zoom
Friday 12:50 pm Let’s Sing! Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia with Justin 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.

News

Walnut Creek Senior Softball

by Donn King

Photo by Fred Rentschler, 2021 ND Maroon Team: Front row, L to R, : Scott Rutherford, Eddie Feiszli, Roy Gilbert, George Epstein, Steve Sloat, Billy Hoffman, Ed Brice
Back row, L to R, standing: Al ‘Yogi’ Zavaterro, Don Clay, Evan-no jersey-Almdale, Art Oller, Pat Hurley, Steve Shapiro, Mike Martinez, Bryan Morgado, Lee Seronello (hiding behind Bryan)

There is a unique appeal to the Creakers softball league, but how can it be defined? Is it that the teams are reorganized and reformulated every season? Yes, that might be it. There are no dynasties. Every year the team that you are placed on is comprised of people that you may know, but with whom you have never played. Or, is it because you are in a community of 225 people that have fun together, socialize together, and grow old actively together? Yes, that sounds very likely too.

The average age of Creakers is in the ‘70’s. Seriously, do you know over 200 seniors who are active, vital, athletic, and play darned good softball two or three days a week? Anywhere else it’s rare; if you are a Creaker it’s commonplace. Playing the game is what gets you in, the social relationships are what keep you coming back.

When you see this picture, taken only last week after a game at Heather Farm, look at the grins on the faces and ask yourself, is this what a normal gang of 70 plus seniors looks like? It must be all the activity, friendship, fun, and fresh air.

Activities, News

Senior Travel Presentation

Senior Travel Information Presentation
Wednesday,  Aug 11 at 1:00pm

Walnut Creek Senior Travel is new, improved and has plenty to offer! Join us at Civic Park Community Center (in-person) to hear a presentation about improvements such as online registration and scholarships. Lisa Mittone of Travel Center Tours will showcase the upcoming day trips which are everything from local SF trips to Casinos, West Marin, skiing and more! Joan Thornton from Premier World Tours will then present on some exciting extended travel opportunities for both 2022 and 2023. Opportunity only for individuals 50+. Need not be a WCSC member. Light refreshments provided. Each guest will receive a raffle ticket. Come with questions and hear about fun travel opportunities!
Presentation is free but must pre-register to save space as spots are limited due to safety concerns.

Register online at https://bit.ly/3yfe3WQ or call 925-295-1470 and reference course #35160.

Call 925-943-5851 or email cpcc@walnut-creek.org with questions.

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of July 25, 2021

Day Time Event Location
Monday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Monday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Garden Wizards Zoom
Tuesday 8:45 am Walking Buddies various
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Trivia Fan-atics Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Thursday 1:00 pm Ancient Art History Zoom
Friday 12:50 pm Let’s Sing! Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia with Justin 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

Join Trivia Fan-atics for Zoom Trivia

Wednesday July 28, 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,  July 28, 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.

Activities

Garden Wizards Zoom Meeting

Suzanne Bontempo from Our Water Our World Presents:
How to Protect Your Garden Against Drought and Pests

Monday, July 26 from 10 am to 11:30 am

Here in California, droughts are part of our natural weather cycles. Droughts can increase the number of pests in our gardens. We welcome Suzanne Bontempo from OWOW (Our Water Our World) to speak about Summer Gardening Pest Management. She will tell us ways to help protect our plants from pests during extensive drought conditions.

When drought conditions persist for long periods of time, it can harm plants in a number of ways. Lack of water limits a plant’s ability to produce food, and stressed plants can release chemicals that can attract pests. Excessive heat can accelerate the reproduction time of pests. Learn ways to protect your plants in this presentation.

Suzanne Bontempo works as an environmental educator, teaching the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for sustainable, eco-friendly pest management around the home and garden. Suzanne, owner of Plant Harmony and program manager for Our Water Our World was recognized for excellence in her field, winning the 2013 IPM Innovators Award.

To get a Zoom link, email Jane at ginger20749@yahoo.com

 

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of July 18, 2021

Day Time Event Location
Monday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Tuesday 8:45 am Walking Buddies various
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:15 pm San Francisco Architecture Tour Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Thursday 1:00 pm Ancient Art History Zoom
Friday 12:50 pm Let’s Sing! Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia with Justin 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.

News

President’s Message

by Fred Rentschler, WC Seniors Club President

Now that the state of California has relaxed many Covid restrictions, it is time to think about returning to the Senior Center. Our target date is September after Labor Day. When the Center reopens, there will be some new procedures. Everyone who attends a drop-in group meeting will need to be a member of the Walnut Creek Seniors Club. And the drop-in fees of $2 per meeting will be mandatory, instead of optional because we will be paying a room rental fee to The City for the first time.

You can help us with the transition by joining the WC Seniors Club now. This way you can avoid delays and long lines waiting to fill out membership forms when the center reopens.

We are looking for a volunteer for each drop-in group to collect drop-in fees and manage the sign-in sheet. If you would like to be an assistant, let your group leader know. Some groups will need a new leader. If you are interested in becoming a drop-in group leader, let us know by emailing wcseniorsnews@gmail.com

Activities

Guided Walk & Lunch – Golden Gate Park, Botanical Gardens & More

Wednesday July 21, 9am – 4:15pm
Meet at Heather Farm Parking Lot

WCSC Member Fee: $125
Non-Member Fee $138.00

 

Discover San Francisco and its architecture on your escorted tour with Craig Smith. San Francisco is considered the third generation city for architecture in America and one of the top 5 most important architectural cities in the United States. Because of the devastation of the earthquake and fire of 1906, San Francisco was able to follow the America the Beautiful Movement to rebuild. Explore new and old examples: Standard Oil building, Pacific Coast Stock Exchange, Victorian neighborhoods and other architectural movements in Pacific Heights. Mid-day you will stop for a delicious hosted lunch at Swiss Louis at Pier 39, before viewing additional works by great architects. Cost includes motor coach transportation, tour, hosted lunch and driver gratuity. Level 2 Moderate Walking. No refunds.
For specific questions about the trip, call the Senior Care Coordinator at 925-943-5852.

To register, call 925-295-1490 pay over the phone and reference course #34523 or pay online at https://tinyurl.com/yv4bfb77

Motorcoach Safety Requirements
Travel is provided by Sierra Pacific Motorcoach, a professional company with top safety ratings and is certified to drive for Public Utilities Commission (TCP 17A), Department of Transportation (DOT # 204113), Department of Defense and California Department of Education (S.P.A.B.). In addition to all regularly trainings and safety information, Sierra Pacific has implemented the following additional safety guidelines:

COVID Cleaning Requirements —
1. Hand Sanitizer at entrance before entering coach
2. Bus interior disinfected before and after each trip
3. HVAC HIPPA filters are disinfected before and after each trip. Above and beyond industry standard
4. Restrooms are disinfected before and after each trip
5. Bus driver, as well as passengers, to wear face mask.
6. Group leader to take temperatures of all passengers before boarding & ask COVID healthy screening questions
7. Opening of windows for free flowing air as long as weather permits.
8. Currently there are no safety regulations regarding seating requirements and participants are directed to seat themselves.