If you are a senior in San Diego looking for structured classes, or casual activities, there are a plethora of options available to continue to lead a healthy, and active life style. The Eldercare Directory provided by the San Diego Tribune lists a plethora of classes and activities for San Diego Seniors. Local businesses are invited to list any activities, classes or events that are not currently listed in the directory. This articles reviews and summarizes the current available classes and activities.
Remaining active and stimulating the mind is important in maintaining youth. There are a number of versatile classes and activities offered to stimulate San Diego Seniors. Sundays between 2:00PM and 6:00PM the Cal Atakapa Tribe and Choctaw Institute & Culture offer a class in Spiritual & Healing Drumming. Located in the Lemon Grove Park on Alton at Washington Street, seniors are invited to come out. For more information call 619-697-8052.
The third Sunday of the month the Mind-Body Science Institute offers classes on the Introduction to Brainwave-Meridian Therapy with a professional on site to lecture, answer questions and provide consultations. The Therapy is described as a “recognized breakthrough healing art that is very effective for chronic mental and physical diseases natural healing, without medication and needles.” The classes will be held at 591 Camino de la Reina suite 711 between the hours of 1:00PM and 4:00PM. For more information visit the Web site or call 619-316-8978.
Life Options Free Movie and refreshments for seniors is offered on the second Tuesday of every month by the Salvation Army Kroc Center from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. The Life Options Program is proactive in promoting the senior population to rediscover learning by participating in activities, and attending a variety of classes, projects, special events, volunteerism, and employment opportunities. Classes are held in the community room. Life Options Meetings are held on Friday from 2:00PM to 4:00PM in the Fireside room. The events are located at 6845 University Avenue. For more information call 619-269-1424.
Free Folk Dance lessons on Wednesday at the Folk Dance Center in San Diego. Located at 4569 30th Street beginners are welcome to come and exercise and have a great time. Country-western dance is also offered. Classes are between the hours of 9:30AM to11:30AM. For more information call 619-229-0500. Additional country-western classes are offered at the Riford Senior Center in La Jolla. Located at 6811 La Jolla Boulevard between the hours of 12:30PM to 3:30PM, all levels of dancers are welcome. For more information call 858-459-0831.
Bayside Community Center offers activities for seniors ranging for bingo to volunteer teaching, tutoring, and gardening. Located at 2202 Comstock in San Diego, call 858-278-881X3026 for more information.
UCSD Extension the department of Arts, Humanities and Languages offer classes, lectures, and seminars once a month. Special appearances by respected figures, philanthropists, and authors, the lectures are held in The Neurosciences Institute. There is a $35.00 per person per event. For more information call 858-534-3400.
Estate Planning Class, Wills and Trust provided by J.P. Montagne, CTA of Sharp Health Care Foundation in association with James F. Watts, Esquire. There is also a Life Estate Gift Annuity vs. Reverse Mortgage Class offered. The session is free. Call 1800-827-4277 for current dates and times for the 2007 classes. Classes are held at Sharp Cabrilla Medical Staff Conference Room at 3475 Kenyon.
Free Computer Classes for seniors offering an introduction to the Internet at the Chula Vista Public Library. Introduction computer classes are one hour long and are for one session only. This class is definitely for the beginner. Call 619-691-5069 for class times. The next level up is Introduction to Computer Basics offered on Mondays at 10:30AM and every other Wednesday at 7:30PM. Classes are free for Seniors. Classes are one are long and are set up as a one-session workshop.
Sadar & Barrera, APLC offer Senior Financial Benefits classes on the last Thursday of the month. The location is 401 West A Street, suite 1815 in San Diego. The class time is 11:00AM. For more information regarding 2007 classes call 619-224-7120.
Palomar College in North County San Diego offers classes free to seniors in many areas. Seniors can take advantage of a variety of classes in the arts such as fabric arts, ceramics, drawing, Experimental Arts and Mixed Media, portrait painting, watercolor, drawing with colored pencils, and art appreciation. There are also exercise classes which include low-impact aerobics, yoga, flexibility and strength, and muscle toning. For those wanting to venture there are also classes in Qigong and Tai-Chi. For those with arthritis there is a PACE class (People With Arthritis Can Exercise). Contact Palomar College at 760-744-1150 or visit the Web site for further information on your free classes.