Fillmore Senior Center News
June 27th. Through July 3rd. 2013


Please support the Fillmore Senior Centers Fireworks booth located on Hwy 126 in the vacant lot across from the
El Dorado Mobile Home Park. This is our primary fund raiser along with other donations for the year that enables us to provide specialized classes for Seniors 55 plus. We need Volunteers to help out at the booth, if your interested please call the Senior Center & ask to speak to Beverly for more details regarding time and days. 524-4533.

The Fillmore Senior Center Board is looking for 2 New Board Members” The only requirement is you must be 55 & live within the Fillmore Unified School District. The Board meets once a month, on the last Monday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00pm.(Unless it’s a holiday then they meet the previous Monday). What does a board member actually do you ask, they oversee the running of the Sr. Center. The mission of the Fillmore Senior Center is to provide programs and activities that support physical well-being and provide an environment for social and intellectual enrichment. A term is for one year, then you have the option to remain for another year. Applications are available at the center office.

Thursday, July 18th. Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group (in English) meets in the Library from 9-10:30 AM
Jueves, Julio 18th. "El Grupo en Español de Alzeimer y Demencia se reúne en la biblioteca de 10:30-11:30 AM

Monday July 8th & July 11th AARP Drivers Safety Program is designed to meet the specific needs of older drivers. Through discussion, audiovisuals and written material, the course covers age related physical changes, declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems and license renewal requirement. All participants who attend and participate in both sessions will receive certification. Participants who take this course will also be eligible for a discount on their auto insurance mandated by the state. The class fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members includes the course booklet and certificate. Don’t hesitate; stop by the Senior Center now to reserve a seat. For information, call 805-524-4533

Tai Chi is offered every Monday at 8:50 AM – 9:50 Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art made up of a series of graceful movements, one transitioning smoothly into the next. I found an article by Dr. Komaroff sometime ago. He wrote about one of his Medical School colleagues Dr. Peter Wayne. Dr Wayne discusses “Eight Active Ingredients” of Tai Chi. Some of which were; “Awareness” The slow deliberate movements and attention to breath, body positions and sensations foster intense self-awareness. “Intention, Imagery and Visualization” contribute to the healing and physiological effects of tai chi. “Structural integration”, Viewing the body as a whole, instead of a collection of independent parts. “Active Relaxation” Tai Chi’s circular, flowing motion helps shift the body and mind into deeper levels of relaxation. “Strengthening and Flexibility” The integrated movements improve balance, increase lower body strength and promotes strong bones. Slow, continuous, relaxed and repetitive movement enhances flexibility. And in contrast to some other exercises, tai chi is very easy on you joints. Our class is taught by Dan Roatcap.

533 Santa Clara Street, Fillmore, CA 93015 Phone # 524-4533
Open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Lunch: Monday- Friday 11:15 Call 524-3756 by 10:30 if your having Lunch
Regular Scheduled Activities & Programs

Thursday, June 27th. 2013 Friday, June 28th. 2013 Monday July 1st. 2013
8:30 Open Computer Room 8:30 Open Computer Room 8:00 Senior Walk
9:00 Yoga Class 9:00 Spanish Class 8:50 Tai Chi Class
10:00 Watercolor Class 9:00 Senior Chair Exercise 10:00 Sketching Class
11:15 Lunch 10:30 Senior Chair Exercise

Tuesday, July 2nd. 2013 Wednesday, July 3rd. 2013
8:30-12:45 Open Computer Room 9:00 - 10:30 Busy Hands (knitting & Crochet)
9:00-10:00 Yoga Class 10:00 - 10:30 Line Dancing (Beginners)
10:00 -12:50 Bingo 10:30 - 11:30 Line Dancing (Beginners/Advanced)
10:00 -11:30 Mixed Media Collage Class