Activities, News

Covia Well Connected offers free meetings over computer or telephone

Recently we ran posts on Covia’s Well connected service. The City of Walnut Creek’s Arts and Recreation department recently found the link to their summer catalog.  Covia’s Summer Catalog

The catalog runs 48 pages, so it’s not possible to list all classes.  Here is a sampling:


Fun & Games: Charades

Mondays  3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

A spin on the classic guessing game! Join a team, choose a person, place, thing, movie or book title, and give verbal clues, without giving the game away! Facilitated by Lisa Wynne

Link to: Fun and Games Groups


Health & Wellness: Long-Term Care Options & Medi-Cal

June 16 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of the basics of Medi-Cal (Medicaid in states other than CA) coverage, and learn how to protect yourself and your assets by understanding Medi-Cal estate recovery rules, and spousal impoverishment provisions. We will also discuss Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers, which provide coverage for services normally provided in a nursing home.
Presented by Amber Roberts, LTC Advocate, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

Link to: Health & Wellness Presentations

Arts & Good Reads: Personal Storytelling

June 19 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stagebridge storytellers take personal memories, classic stories, folk tales and historical events, and turn them into engaging personal narratives. Hear these stories come alive! For more information about Stagebridge, call (510) 444-4755 or visit
Facilitated by Clara Kamunde, Stagebridge, California

Link to: Arts & Good Reads


Reflections & Meditation: Daily Gratitude

Everyday 9:00 am – 9:30 am & Everyday 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Call our daily Gratitude Groups to share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space. Listen to others share as well for an inspiring way to begin each day!
Facilitated by Kaevalya Banks, Betty Broadley, Marie Hamilton, Lynn Millar, Nicolette Noyes, Patt Schroeder, Kathleen Torres, and Tom White

Link to: Reflections and Gratitude


Fun & Games: Tall Tales

Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

A spin on the classic guessing game! Join a team, choose a person, place, thing, movie or book title, and give verbal clues, without giving the game away! Facilitated by Lisa Wynne


How It Works

1) Look at the program listing in the catalog and find the activities that interest you.
• There is no limit to the number of activities you may participate in.
• You can enroll and participate at any time throughout the session.

2) Once enrolled, you will receive the following:
• A current Catalog with group description and dates
• A Participant Calendar with times listed in your time zone as well as information about how to access groups
• An Activity Checklist to sign up to receive handouts and/or email invites to select groups
• All groups may be joined by telephone using a toll-free phone number.
• All groups may be joined online using a computer or any device you use to connect to the Internet.
• Sign up with the Well Connected office; you’ll receive an email with a link to join online
• Well Connected can call you into any group.
• To be called into any group, please contact the Well Connected office.

3) Call (877) 797-7299 to learn more about a class or program, to request handouts on selected activities, or if you are new to Well Connected so we can answer questions and get you set up.

Well Connected is accessible to low vision and blind participants. Materials are available in large print, Braille, and audio.


Activities, News

Afternoon Tea with the Care Manager

Zoom Session
Zoom Session

Thursday, May 7th  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Do you have questions regarding resources available to you? Are there services you are looking for but cannot find? If you answered yes then join us for a live Zoom with Dana Busch our Care Manager. You will be able to ask questions and gain valuable resources! If you would like to submit questions before the ahead of time, please email:

This program is hosted through Pleasant Hill Rec so it’s set up a bit differently.  Go directly to the Zoom app and click “Join A Meeting”.   A pop up will come up, and you just put in the Meeting ID number and then the password.

Here is the link: Join Zoom Meeting
Click link or copy and paste this URL:

Meeting ID: 978 0263 3614
Password: 100100

Sign up and receive emails for events Walnut Creek is providing with Zoom.. This includes trivia and also bingo! … Sign Up For Emails

Are you nervous about using Zoom or would like a tutorial before hand? Call 925-943-5852 and have a City staff member walk you through the process or email with questions.

By clicking and participating in this virtual program, you are agreeing to absorb the liability and potential for any risk of injury while holding any of the cities, organizations, instructors or other personnel not liable.