Calling all Crafters! Do you want to sell your creations? Well here’s your chance to make some extra money for the holidays. Friday, November 4t,h , 2011 at the Senior Center. The cost per table is $15.00, Space is limited so hurry and reserve your table now! Call the SRC 524-4533 or contact Connie Thompson at 524-4801 or 524-2617 after 5 PM
The Long awaited “GOURD CLASS” Sponsored by The Channel Islands Gourds Society will be will be starting September 6th, from 1-3 pm. We can only have 15 in the class. So if your interested please call the Fillmore Senior Center at 524-4533 and resister for the Class.
The Fillmore Senior Center is planning a trip to the Chumash Casino on October 5, cost is $10 per passenger, pre-paid, non refundable. Leave from the Fillmore Senior Center at 8 am, arrive back at the Senior Center by 6:00 – 6:30 PM We need 40 passengers to guarantee the trip, passengers must be at least 21 years old. To sign up call the Senior Center at 805-524-4533
Braille Mobile will be at the Senior Center, (Rescheduled) to October 3rd.. from (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Braille’s Mobile Solution Van brings information about their free programs and services directly to our community. Mobile solutions provides the following: Magnification and lighting demonstrations and one-on one consultation with their low vision professionals, Adaptive products for purchase, including talking watches, writing guides and large-print calendars, No appointment is necessary but to schedule an appointment call 524-4533.
“SENIORCIZE” Sponsored by “SCAN” in cooperation with, Fillmore Senior Center and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. This is an exciting twice a week class designed for seniors. It will address a whole range of issues common to seniors such as: Difficulty moving around, getting in and out of chairs, are your joints a source of pain? Improve your Diabetes control, blood pressure and bone strength. A Minimum of 15 is needed to start this class! The first 25 seniors who register will only pay $22. The regular cost for the class is $44 which is $2.00 per session.
For more Class Information Please Call 524-4533 to pre-register.

 

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The best way to remain healthy and independent as you age is to keep active and exercise. That’s why SCAN Senior Resource Center and Catholic Charities have partnered with the Fillmore Senior Center and Santa Paula Senior Center to offer Seniorcize, an exciting exercise class designed specifically for older adults. Classes are now forming in Fillmore and Santa Paula.

The classes will meet twice a week for 11 weeks and will address a range of issues common to seniors such as improving bone strength; decreasing risk of falls; and increasing muscle strength, endurance and energy.
“Physical activity does not need to be strenuous or time consuming,” said Steve Lehman, manager of the SCAN Senior Resource Center. “The Seniorcize program is a great way to get active and be all that you can be. These classes have a great instructor, Jaci Gutierrez, who will inspire and guide you to new levels of energy and health.” Owner of Athletes in Motion, Gutierrez helped establish and train instructors for the Bone Builders program, which received the "Best New Program" Award from California Parks and Recreation.

In Santa Paula, Seniorcize begins on September 6 and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 11 weeks from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Santa Paula Senior Center, 530 W. Main Street, Santa Paula.

In Fillmore, the program begins on September 9 and will meet on Mondays and Fridays for 11 weeks from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. On Mondays the class will meet at the Fillmore Senior Center, 533 Santa Clara; and on Fridays the class will meet at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1048 West Ventura Street, Fillmore.

The regular cost for the class is $44, which is $2 per session. However, in an effort to help launch this series, SCAN Health Plan’s SCAN Senior Resource Center in Ventura is helping with the cost. The first 25 seniors (age 60 and older) who register will pay only $22. A minimum of 15 participants are needed for class formation.
Space is limited. For questions or to register for the Santa Paula class, please call 933-4272 or 933-4226. For the Fillmore program, please call 524-4533.

For more than 30 years, SCAN Health Plan has been focusing on the unique needs of seniors and is now the country’s fourth largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plan. The company currently has nearly 130,000 members in California and Arizona. Further information may be obtained at scanhealthplan.com.

 

The City of Fillmore is looking for volunteers to help with Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday September 15th from 9am-12pm. The Coastal Clean Up volunteers will meet at Sheills Park & take a short walk over to our Sespe Creek bed to do our part in keeping our waterways clean. For more information/to register 805-524-1500 ext. 713 OR email recreation@ci.fillmore.ca.us


 

We now have a Web page on the City of Fillmore Web Site where you can see our
Weekly Calendar Containing Activities & Special Classes here at the Senior Center.
The Alzheimer’s Association that is offering “The Savvy Caregiver Program”, has had to reschedule the class to September 13th. This is a FREE, “12 HOUR Class” broken down to 4 three hour sessions to help families dealing with family members or friends that have Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia. This class is worth taking it will help both the “caregiver” & the patient to have a better life. You don’t have to be a “licensed caregiver” to take the class. The only way we can have this class is if we have at least 10 people signed up. If your interested or know someone, Please phone Norma Featherston, Area Director, at the Alzheimer's Association, (805) 484-6028 to register or call the Senior Center at 524-4533
The Long awaited “GOURD CLASS” Sponsored by The Channel Islands Gourds Society will be will be starting September 6th. We can only have 15 in the class. So if your interested please call the Fillmore Senior Center at 524-4533 and resister for the Class.
Braille Mobile will be at the Senior Center, Tuesday August 23rd. from 10 am - 1:30 pm. Braille’s Mobile Solution Van brings information about their free programs and services directly to our community. Mobile solutions provides the following: Magnification and lighting demonstrations and one-on one consultation with their low vision professionals, Adaptive products for purchase, including talking watches, writing guides and large-print calendars, The Institute has arranged for a tape recorder and tapes to be at the Senior Center library, anyone with a sight problem is welcome to come in and try the “Talking Books.” No appointment is necessary but to schedule an appointment call 524-4533.
“SENIORCIZE” Sponsored by “SCAN” in cooperation with, Fillmore Senior Center and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. What is Seniorcize, This is an exciting twice a week class designed for seniors. It will address a whole range of issues common to seniors such as: Difficulty moving around, getting in and out of chairs. Are your joints a source of pain? Improve your Diabetes control, blood pressure and bone strength. Decrease the risk of falls and increase muscle strength, endurance and energy for each day. Minimum of 15 is needed to start this class!
For Class Information Please Call 524-4533 to register.
When: Monday & Friday Starting Friday, September 9th thru Monday November 21st.
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Monday @ Fillmore Senior Center, 533 Santa Clara, Fillmore
Friday @ St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1048 West Ventura Street, Fillmore.

 


 

We now have a Web page on the City of Fillmore Web Site where you can see our
Weekly Calendar Containing Activities & Special Classes here at the Senior Center.
>Internet Basics for Seniors : Presented by California Seniors Education & Research Fund. We are offer the class again in August. The dates will be August 15th, 22nd. & 29th. as before Participants must have basic computer skills, You will be learning how to use the Internet safely, how to locate local and national senior services and benefits that may be available to you. This Class will be FREE, with a $10 deposit, refunded upon completion of the 3 week class. This is a great opportunity, “Don’t miss out.” Please call to register for the class, Contact Beverly at the Senior Center at 524-4533. Class times start at 8:30 -10:30 with a duplicate class from 11 – 1pm
> The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a Program for Non-Professional Caregivers “The Savvy Caregiver Program”, This is a FREE, “12 HOUR” Educational training program, divided into four, three hour sessions for families caring for a loved ones with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Non-professional caregivers will acquire skills and knowledge of dementia, handling difficult situations and managing behavior. Attendees will also learn about managing their own well-being, and resources available in the community to help. The Savvy Caregiver is scheduled to start Tuesday, August 16th, from 9:00-12 Noon, continuing on August 23rd, & August 30th. finishing on September 6th. At the Fillmore Senior Center, 533 Santa Clara St., Fillmore. The Alzheimer’s Association has a Caregiver’s Manual available for $25.00, the Book contains essential information both for the class and for your personal use. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please phone Norma Featherston, Area Director, at the Alzheimer's Association, (805) 484-6028 to register or you can call the Senior Center at 524-4533
Braille Mobile will be at the Senior Center, Tuesday August 23rd. from 10 am - 1:30 pm. Braille’s Mobile Solution Van brings information about their free programs and services directly to our community. Mobile solutions provides the following: Magnification and lighting demonstrations and one-on one consultation with their low vision professionals, Adaptive products for purchase, including talking watches, writing guides and large-print calendars, The Institute has arranged for a tape recorder and tapes to be at the Senior Center library, anyone with a sight problem is welcome to come in and try the “Talking Books.” No appointment is necessary but to schedule an appointment call 524-4533.
“SENIORCIZE” What is Seniorcize: This is an exciting twice a week class designed for seniors. It will address a whole range of issues common to seniors such as: Difficulty moving around, getting in and out of chairs. Are your joints a source of pain? Improve your Diabetes control, blood pressure and bone strength. Decrease the risk of falls and increase muscle strength, endurance and energy for each day. Minimum of 15 is needed for the Class formation.
Cost: 20 Classes for only $22.00 Prepaid for 60 years and older.
When: Monday & Friday Starting Friday, September 9th thru Monday November 21st.
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Monday @ Fillmore Senior Center, 533 Santa Clara, Fillmore
Friday @ St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1048 West Ventura Street, Fillmore.
Registration is required: Call 524-4533 to register.

 


 

AAA Drivers Training Class: August 8th & 11th. This class is in two parts. Monday & Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm. The cost is $12 dollars for AARP Members and $14 for Non-Members. Please call 524-4533 to Sign-up. Taking the class gives you a discount on your Auto Insurance, but must be taken every 3 years
>Internet Basics for Seniors : Presented by California Seniors Education & Research Fund. We are offer the class again in August. The dates will be August 15th, 22nd. & 29th. as before Participants must have basic computer skills, You will be learning how to use the Internet safely, how to locate local and national senior services and benefits that may be available to you. This Class will be FREE, with a $10 deposit, refunded upon completion of the 3 week class. This is a great opportunity, “Don’t miss out.” Please call to register for the class, Contact Beverly at the Senior Center at 524-4533. Class times start at 8:30 -10:30 with a duplicate class from 11 – 1pm
> The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a Program for Non-Professional Caregivers “The Savvy Caregiver Program”, This is a FREE, “12 HOUR” Educational training program, divided into four, three hour sessions for families caring for a loved ones with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Non-professional caregivers will acquire skills and knowledge of dementia, handling difficult situations and managing behavior. Attendees will also learn about managing their own well-being, and resources available in the community to help. The Savvy Caregiver is scheduled to start Tuesday, August 16th, from 9:00-12 Noon, continuing on August 23rd, & August 30th. finishing on September 6th. At the Fillmore Senior Center, 533 Santa Clara St., Fillmore. The Alzheimer’s Association has a Caregiver’s Manual available for $25.00, the Book contains essential information both for the class and for your personal use. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please phone Norma Featherston, Area Director, at the Alzheimer's Association, (805) 484-6028 to register or you can call the Senior Center at 524-4533
Our Book Club will be discussing “ The Immortal Life of Harrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot . On Friday, August 19th. at 10:00 AM. The recommended reading also a classic and great summer reading; is “Cannery Row” by John Steinbeck. Come in have a cup of coffee or tea, a little sweet roll and get into the discussion…we would love to have you.
“SENIORCIZE” What is Seniorcize: This is an exciting twice a week class designed for seniors. It will address a whole range of issues common to seniors such as: Difficulty moving around, getting in and out of chairs. Are your joints a source of pain? Improve your Diabetes control, blood pressure and bone strength. Decrease the risk of falls and increase muscle strength, endurance and energy for each day. Minimum of 15 is needed for the Class formation.
Cost: 20 Classes for only $22.00 Prepaid for 60 years and older.
When: Monday & Friday Starting Friday, September 9th thru Monday November 21st.
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Monday @ Fillmore Senior Center, 533 Santa Clara, Fillmore
Friday @ St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1048 West Ventura Street, Fillmore.
Registration is required: Call 524-4533 to register.

 


 

We now have a Web page on the City of Fillmore Web Site where you can see our
Weekly Calendar Containing Activities & Special Classes here at the Senior Center.
The Monday Morning Walkers are meeting August 1st. at 7:30 AM, to Car pool to Toland Regional Park which consists of 212.7 acres of undeveloped, rural land that is gently sloped and densely populated with coastal sage scrub brush. The park may be used for hiking or wilderness exploring. This is a passive, natural open space park with restrooms, picnic tables and BBQ's. We are just going for the View. Please feel free to join us, if you have any questions please call Sara Hansen at 524-0132 (Meet at the Fillmore Senior Center parking lot before 7:30 am )
>Internet Basics for Seniors : Presented by California Seniors Education & Research Fund. We are offer the class again in August. The dates will be August 15th, 22nd. & 29th. as before Participants must have basic computer skills, You will be learning how to use the Internet safely, how to locate local and national senior services and benefits that may be available to you. This Class will be FREE, with a $10 deposit, refunded upon completion of the 3 week class. This is a great opportunity, “Don’t miss out.” Please call to register for the class, Contact Beverly at the Senior Center at 524-4533. Class times start at 8:30 -10:30 with a duplicate class from 11 – 1pm
> The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a Program for Non-Professional Caregivers “The Savvy Caregiver Program”, This is a FREE, “12 HOUR” Educational training program, divided into four, three hour sessions for families caring for a loved ones with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Non-professional caregivers will acquire skills and knowledge of dementia, handling difficult situations and managing behavior. Attendees will also learn about managing their own well-being, and resources available in the community to help. The Savvy Caregiver is scheduled to start Tuesday, August 16th, from 9:00-12 Noon, continuing on August 23rd, & August 30th. finishing on September 6th. At the Fillmore Senior Center, 535 Santa Clara St., Fillmore. The Alzheimer’s Association has a Caregiver’s Manual available for $25.00, the Book contains essential information both for the class and for your personal use. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please phone Norma Featherston, Area Director, at the Alzheimer's Association, (805) 484-6028 to register or you can call the Senior Center at 524-4533
Our Book Club will be discussing “ The Immortal Life of Harrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot . On Friday, August 19th. at 10:00 AM. The recommended reading also a classic and great summer reading; is “Cannery Row” by John Steinbeck. Come in have a cup of coffee or tea, a little sweet roll and get into the discussion…we would love to have you.
Channel Islands Gourds Society will be sponsoring a “Gourd Class” in September if your interested please call the Fillmore Senior Center at 524-4533 and resister for the Class.

 


 

Brown Bag will be here at the Senior Center on July 27, from 9-11 am. Starting August 10th, 2011 Fillmore storefront will be your new Brown Bag pickup site. Distribution days are every other Wednesday from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Site Coordinator is Max Pena & Angelina Garibay. They can be reached at (805) 983-7100 ext. 133 or e-mailed at cforino@foodshare.com. If you have any questions. The storefront is located at: 642 Lemon Way, Fillmore, CA
>Internet Basics for Seniors : Presented by California Seniors Education & Research Fund. We are offer the class again in August. The dates will be August 15th, 22nd. & 29th. as before Participants must have basic computer skills, You will be learning how to use the Internet safely, how to locate local and national senior services and benefits that may be available to you. This Class will be FREE, with a $10 deposit, refunded upon completion of the 3 week class. This is a great opportunity, “Don’t miss out.” Please call to register for the class, Contact Beverly or the Volunteer at the Senior Center desk at 524-4533. Class times start at 8:30 -10:30 with a duplicate class from 11 – 1pm
> The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a Program for Non-Professional Caregivers “The Savvy Caregiver Program”, a FREE, Educational Training Program for families caring for a loved ones with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Non-professional caregivers will acquire skills and knowledge of dementia, handling difficult situations and managing behavior. Attendees will also learn about managing their own well-being, and resources available in the community to help. The Savvy Caregiver that was scheduled for July 12th and 19th has been changed to August 9th and 16th, from 8:30-12 Noon, At the Fillmore Senior Center, 535 Santa Clara St., Fillmore. There is a Text Book that goes along with the Class. That cost is $25.00, the Book contains essential information both for the class and for your personal use. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please phone Norma Featherston, Area Director, at the Alzheimer's Association, (805) 484-6028 to register!
Our Book Club is Discussing “ The Immortal Life of Harrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot . On Friday, August 19th. at 10:00 AM. The recommended reading also a classic and great summer reading; is “Cannery Row” by John Steinbeck. Come in have a cup of coffee or tea, a little sweet roll and get into the discussion…we would love to have you.

 


 

>Internet Basics for Seniors : Presented by California Seniors Education & Research Fund. The first 3 week class started Monday July 11th So far “everyone” coming out of the class has been very happy with the class. For those who missed out on the July presentation, we will offer the class again in August. The dates will be August 15th, 22nd. & 29th. as before Participants must have basic computer skills, You will be learning how to use the Internet safely, how to locate local and national senior services and benefits that may be available to you. This Class will be FREE, with a $10 deposit, refunded upon completion of the 3 week class. This is a great opportunity, Don’t miss out. Please call to register for the class, Contact Beverly or the Volunteer at the Senior Center desk at 524-4533. Class times start at 8:30 -10:30 with a duplicate class from 11 – 1pm
> The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a Program for Non-Professional Caregivers “The Savvy Caregiver Program”, a FREE, educational training program for families caring for a loved ones with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Non-professional caregivers will acquire skills and knowledge of dementia, handling difficult situations and managing behavior. Attendees will also learn about managing their own well-being, and resources available in the community to help. The Savvy Caregiver that was scheduled for July 12th and 19th has been changed to August 9th and 16th, from 8:30-12 Noon, At the Fillmore Senior Center, 535 Santa Clara St., Fillmore. There is a Text Book that goes along with the Class. That cost is $25.00, the Book contains essential information both for the class and for your personal use. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please phone Norma Featherston, Area Director, at the Alzheimer's Association, (805) 484-6028 to register!

 


 

Remember to Support the Senior Centers Fireworks Booth.
This will help us to have more activities at the center.
Wana Klasen, Artist is joining the Fillmore Senior Center. She will be teaching the Water Color Class, starting on Thursdays, July 7th from 10:00 to 11:30 AM,
Donation is $2.00 per person, per class.
Wana, a retired Registered Nurse, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in health Science and Master of Arts In Education Administration. and she is a “cancer fighter” Ms. Klasen began to explore painting while going through treatment for cancer about 15 years ago. Through her background in health and education, Wana developed a strong interest in the healing properties of the arts, especially painting and music. Klasen “a late bloomer to the joys of painting,” works in mixed media, watercolor and acrylic; and her art has been exhibited at numerous venues ranging from the California Oil Museum and Carpentaria Valley Arts council to the Vita Arts Center & Bell Arts Factor to the Buenaventura Gallery, among others. Aside from the Santa Paula Society of the Arts, Klasen is also a member of the Artists Guild of Fillmore, Buenaventura Art Association and Carpentaria Valley Arts Council. Wana started the original watercolor class here at the Senior Center we are so happy to have her back. Welcome home Wana!..
>Line Dancing: We Have a new teacher that is one of our local gals Ms. Carolyn Diaz.
The Official Start date is Wednesday, July 6. We will be dancing every Wednesday morning from 10:30 -1130 AM, There is a $2.00 donation per person, per class. We will be warming up and trying to get acquainted on June 30th. So come on in and have some fun.
>Internet Basics for Seniors : Presented by California Seniors Education & Research Fund. This will be a 3 week class starting on Monday July 11th., Participants must have basic computer skills, “do you know what a mouse is, how to turn on/off a computer, familiar with the keyboard. You will be learning how to use the Internet safely. How to; locate local and national senior services and benefits that may be available to you. Class will be FREE, with a $10 deposit, refunded upon completion of the 3 week class. This is a great opportunity, Don’t miss out. Please call to register for the class, Contact Beverly or the Volunteer at the Senior Center desk at 524-4533

 

Are you ready to Trunk-or-Treat?! Calling all groups, clubs and organizations that are interested in partaking in a FREE family-friendly Halloween activity! On September 24th the Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting an informational meeting at City Hall in the Council Chambers from 5:30pm-6:30pm. We invite you to join us on Monday September 24th to answer any questions and accept registration for spots available at our Trunk-or-Treat event.
Registration packets are available for pick up at City Hall on the 2nd floor in the Parks and Recreation Department. Feel free to call 805-524-1500 ext. 713 or recreation@ci.fillmore.ca.us for more information.


 

>The Alzheimer’s Class: “Part 2”, will be on Tuesday, June 28th. 10:00 AM “Understanding Communication & Challenging Behaviors” This class will cover communication techniques and steps to understand the causes of common behavior problems when caring for someone with memory loss. The Class last around 1 hour. Please let us know your coming so we don’t have to cancel or reschedule the class. Fillmore Sr. Center. 524-4533
>Line Dancing starts again Wednesday, July 6 and will be every Wednesday morning from 10:30 -1130 AM. We Have a new teacher that is one of our local gals Ms. Carolyn Diaz. So come on in and have some fun.
>Internet Basics for Seniors : Presented by California Seniors Education & Research Fund. This will be a 3 week class starting on Monday July 11th., Participants must have basic computer skills, and will be learning how to use the Internet safely, How to locate local and national senior services and benefits that may be available to you. Class will be FREE, with a $10 deposit, refunded upon completion of the 3 week class. This is a great opportunity, Don’t miss out. Please call to register for the class, 524-4533
> AARP’s Driving Safety Class: “Reduce Your Auto Insurance Premium” is an 8-hour class, split into two 4 hour parts, from 9am-1pm. California law requires all auto insurers to offer a discount on premiums to qualified graduates age 50 and older. Class fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Certificate is good for three years. Call the Fillmore Senior Center to Register in advance 524-4533 . Next class date: Monday August 8th, 9am- 1pm

 
Free “CarFit” Checkup for Drivers 55 and Over

Ventura, CA - The Veterans Home of California in Ventura is teaming with driving experts to hold a CarFit event,
a unique, free education program designed to help mature drivers 55 and over understand how to improve driving safety by ensuring their cars are properly adjusted for them.

The event will be held on Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 10900 Telephone Road, Ventura, 93004.

The check-up is free, but appointments are required and can be made by calling 805-659-7501.

CarFit is not a mechanical inspection of the car or a test of the driver’s ability. Instead, during each 20-minute CarFit session, trained technicians recommend personal vehicle adjustments and adaptations and offer resources that could enhance senior driving safety. Occupational therapists will also be on hand to provide information on adaptive devices, such as pedal extenders and seat cushions.

“The program’s purpose is to ensure drivers are correctly using vehicle devices, such as mirrors and seat belts,
and are properly placed within their car, all with an eye toward safety,” said Marisue Eastlake, director of the Oxnard Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) which is spearheading CarFit locally.

On Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., a team of trained technicians will lead drivers age 55 and over
through a 12-point CarFit checklist to ensure they understand how to use vehicle features properly. Each appointment is 20 minutes.

The American Society on Aging created CarFit in collaboration with AARP, the American Automobile Association
and the American Occupational Therapy Association. The national program is the first to offer mature adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles fit them.

In Ventura County, RSVP is the driving force behind bringing the program to the west county. RSVP is a
volunteer program that helps people age 55 and older find meaningful opportunities to serve within their community.

Its services are free to both the mature adult and the non-profit community, where RSVP works with over 70 different agencies to place volunteers. To learn more about CarFit, go to www.car-fit.org, or call (805) 385-8019.

 

>The New Session for MS Word 7: Started up again on June 10th. The Class is still open if you want to join. Please let us know if your interested. 524-4533
>Chumash Casino Trip: Wednesday, June 22nd. Cost is $10 pre paid, per passenger (Non refundable). Departure time is 8AM, Please be here at the Fillmore Senior Center by 7:45. Arrive back at the Senior Center by 6:00 – 6:30 pm . We need 40 passengers to guarantee the trip, passengers must be at least 21 years old. This trip is becoming very popular, so get your reservations in early. To sign up call the Senior Center at 805-524-4533
>The Alzheimer’s Class: “Part 2”, will be on Tuesday, June 28th. 10:00 AM “Understanding Communication & Challenging Behaviors” This class will cover communication techniques and steps to understand the causes of common behavior problems when caring for someone with memory loss. The Class last around 1 hour. Please let us know your coming so we don’t have to cancel or reschedule the class. Fillmore Sr. Center. 524-4533
>Line Dancing starts again Wednesday, July 6 and will be every Wednesday morning from 10:30 -1130 AM. We Have a new teacher that is one of our local gals Ms. Carolyn Diaz. So come on in and have some fun.
>Internet Basics for Seniors : Presented by California Seniors Education & Research Fund. This will be a 3 week class starting on Monday July 11th., Participants must have basic computer skills, and will be learning how to use the Internet safely, How to locate local and national senior services and benefits that may be available to you. Class will be FREE, with a $10 deposit refunded upon completion of the 3 week class. Please call to register for the class. 524-4533
>Reduce Your Auto Insurance Premium: AARP’s Driving Safety Class is an 8-hour class, split into two 4 hour parts, from 9am-1pm. California law requires all auto insurers to offer a discount on premiums to qualified graduates age 50 and older. Class fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Certificate is good for three years. Call the Fillmore Senior Center to Register in advance 524-4533 . Next class date: Monday August 8th, 9am- 1pm

 

Memorial Day Monday, May 30th. The Fillmore Senior will be CLOSED
We are in need of an Instructor/ Teacher for our Paint shop Pro x3 class. Our original teacher is moving. So besides having to reschedule the class we need someone to teach. If your interested please give is a call, @ 524-4533 ask for Beverly. (compensation can be discussed)
The Alzheimer’s Class was well received and everyone wants to schedule “part 2”, So watch for more information regarding the second half “Understanding Communication & Challenging Behaviors” Classes last around 1 hour. To sign up call 524-4533
The New Session for MS Word 7 will start up again from the beginning on June 10th. Please let us know if your interested. Class Donation is $2.00 per class
Remember Part 1 of the AARP Driving Class is Monday June 13th Part 2 is Thursday, June 16th
both part must be taken in order to receive a discount on your insurance, every 2 years.
Field trip to the Reagan Library is being scheduled for Tuesday, June 14th. Library hours are from 10 -5pm, we would car pool from the Senior Center to the Library around 9:30 am. For those who would like to have lunch, there is the Reagan’s Country Café or Ronald Reagan Pub featuring a variety of Sandwiches, hamburgers/fries, salads, soups & desserts. Watch for more information and please call 524-4533 or come in and sigh-up. If you would be interested in driving, please let us know. This will be a fun day.
The Fillmore Senior Center next day trip to Chumash Casino is on Wednesday, June 22nd. Again the cost is $10 per passenger (Non refundable). Departure time is 8AM, Please be here at the Fillmore Senior Center by 7:45. Arrive back at the Senior Center by 6:00 – 6:30 pm . We need 40 passengers to guarantee the trip, passengers must be at least 21 years old. This trip is becoming very popular, so get your reservations in early. To sign up call the Senior Center at 805-524-4533.

 

Commodities: Friday, May 20th. from 12:30 to 2:30. We are in need of CLEAN, NO HOLES plastic grocery bags if you have extra and would like to donate them to the Senior Center we certainly can use them. If you would be interested in volunteering we could use help prepare Food Bags for distribution. For more information Please call 524-4533 ask for Beverly.
Alzheimer’s Class May 25, at 10:00 AM. We’ve all forgotten a name, where we put our keys, or if we locked the front door. It’s normal to forget things once in a while. However, forgetting how to make change, use the telephone, or find your way home may be signs of a more serious memory problem. The Alzheimer’s Association has scheduled 2 workshops at the Fillmore Senior Center to help families and caregivers understand facts about memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The first workshop will be May 25th. covering “The Basics: Memory loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease” This will be a chance to learn what is the difference between age related memory loss and dementia; what are the stages of Alzheimer’s; Questions to ask your doctors, and treatment Vs. lack of treatment and more. So bring on the questions. Please call us and let us know that your interested and you plan on coming. The Fillmore Senior Center phone # is 805-524-4533 we look forward to seeing you.
Senior Center Monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for May 23rd. from 10 -11am approximately, The meeting is open to the public.
Memorial Day Monday, May 30th. The Fillmore Senior will be CLOSED
Field trip to the Reagan Library is being scheduled for Tuesday, June 14th. Library hours are from 10 -5pm, we would car pool from the Senior Center to the Library around 9:30 am. For those who would like to have lunch, there is the Reagan’s Country Café or Ronald Reagan Pub featuring a variety of Sandwiches, hamburgers/fries, salads, soups & desserts. Watch for more information and please call 524-4533 or come in and sigh-up. If you would be interested in driving, please let us know. This will be a fun day.

 

The Bus will be leaving the Senior Center for the Chumash Casino May 11th. at 8 AM. Please be here ready to board before 8:00 AM so we can leave on time. We are looking forward to another great time and plan on arriving back at the senior Center around 6:00 – 6:30 PM If you need more information please call the Senior Center at 805-524-4533
Field trip to the Reagan Library is being scheduled for Tuesday, June 14th. Library Hours are from 10 -5pm, we would car pool from the Senior Center to the Library around 9:30 am. For those who would like to have lunch, there is the Reagan’s Country Café or Ronald Reagan Pub featuring a variety of Sandwiches, hamburgers/fries, salads, soups & desserts. Watch for more information and please call 524-4533 or come in and sigh-up. If you would be interested in driving, please let us know. This will be a fun day.
The Craft Fair scheduled to be on May 20th has been rescheduled for November, to give some of our crafters more time to be creative. Cost per table is $15.00. For more information and to reserve a table, space is limited, contact “Connie Thompson” at 524-4801 or 525-2617 after 5 pm
On a side note; When I was picking up the pastries Starbucks donates to the Senior Center, they treated me to an Oatmeal. If you like Oatmeal, even if it’s not your favorite, I would like to recommend “Starbucks Perfect Oatmeal”, It is packaged nicely, each container comes with a side package of nuts and dried fruits even brown sugar & of course the spoon and napkin, all that is left to do is add hot water, wait three minutes and you’ve got a nutritious breakfast. . If you’re a banana lover you could also add sliced bananas. I ate every, every bit & it was only 390 calories total. If your one that has to eat on the run or at the office, you should try it. Thanks Starbucks.
Monday, May 16th trip to Carpinteria Beach meet here at FSC 8:00 AM and carpool. The plan is to sight see and have lunch in town. For more Information call Sue Hopkins at 524-1836
Field trip to the Reagan Library is being scheduled for Tuesday, June 14th. Library Hours are from 10 -5pm, we would car pool from the Senior Center to the Library around 9:30 am. For those who would like to have lunch, there is the Reagan’s Country Café or Ronald Reagan Pub featuring a variety of Sandwiches, hamburgers/fries, salads, soups & desserts. Watch for more information and please call 524-4533 or come in and sigh-up. If you would be interested in driving, please let us know. This will be a fun day.
Alzheimer’s Class May 25, at 10:00 AM. We’ve all forgotten a name, where we put our keys, or if we locked the front door. It’s normal to forget things once in a while. However, forgetting how to make change, use the telephone, or find your way home may be signs of a more serious memory problem. The Alzheimer’s Association has scheduled 2 workshops at the Fillmore Senior Center to help families and caregivers understand facts about memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The first workshop will be May 25th covering “The Basics: Memory loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease”. This will be a chance to learn what is the difference between age related memory loss and dementia; what are the stages of Alzheimer’s; Questions to ask your doctors, and treatment Vs. lack of treatment and more. So bring on the questions. Please call us and let us know that your interested and you plan on coming. The Fillmore Senior Center phone # is 805-524-4533 we look forward to seeing you.

 

Subject: The Senior Center will be funded in FY 2012 and Information Sources for the City of Fillmore Budget

Dear Residents,
This letter is being sent to address the rumors that the Senior Center is going to be closed because of the $1.9 million budget shortfall. As announced at the most recent City Council meeting, the City will be keeping the Senior Center open next year. In addition, City staff will be meeting with the Senior Center Board in the next several weeks to discuss the Center budget.

This is a difficult time for all concerned. The City is facing a significant budget gap and hard choices will need to be made. Currently the City is exploring all options to balance the budget. Inevitably there will be speculation and rumors will be rampant, especially as it gets closer to the budget being presented to Council at the end of May. Please check the City’s website (www.fillmoreca.com) or Channel 10 where we post information and updates about the City’s plans and financial condition. At the end of May, the FY 2012 budget will be posted on the website and, in June, there will also be public budget hearings during which residents may participate.

Thank you for your attention and assistance. It is very much appreciated.

Sincerely,
Yvonne Quiring
City Manager

 

The Bus will be leaving the Senior Center for the Chumash Casino May 11th. at 8 AM. Please be here ready to board before 8:00 AM so we can leave on time. We are looking forward to another great time and plan on arriving back at the senior Center around 6:00 – 6:30 PM If you need more information please call the Senior Center at 805-524-4533
Monday, May 16th trip to Carpenteria Beach meet here at FSC 8:00 AM and carpool. The plan is to sight see and have lunch in town. For more Information call Sue Hopkins at 524-1836
Field trip to the Reagan Library is being scheduled for Tuesday, June 14th. Library Hours are from 10 -5pm, we would car pool from the Senior Center to the Library around 9:30 am. For those who would like to have lunch, there is the Reagan’s Country Café or Ronald Reagan Pub featuring a variety of Sandwiches, hamburgers/fries, salads, soups & desserts. Watch for more information and please call 524-4533 or come in and sigh-up. If you would be interested in driving, please let us know. This will be a fun day.
Alzheimer’s Class Rescheduled to May 25, at 10:00 “ The Basics: Memory Loss for more information please call Senior Center 524-4533 Please come let us know your coming.
The Craft Fair scheduled to be on May 20th has been rescheduled for November, to give some of our crafters more time to be creative. Cost per table is $15.00 For more information and to reserve a table, space is limited, contact “Connie Thompson” at 524-4801 or 525-2617 after 5 pm
On a side note; When I was picking up the pastries Starbucks donates to the Senior Center, they treated me to an Oatmeal. If you like Oatmeal, even if it’s not your favorite, I would like to recommend “Starbucks Perfect Oatmeal”, It is packaged nicely, each container comes with a side package of nuts and dried fruits even brown sugar & of course the spoon and napkin, all that is left to do is add hot water, wait three minutes and you’ve got a nutritious breakfast. . If you’re a banana lover you could also add sliced bananas. I ate every, every bit & it was only 390 calories total. If your one that has to eat on the run or at the office, you should try it. Thanks Starbucks.

 

Santa Barbara, CA. — The more than 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease require vigilant care to keep them safe and healthy. But caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or another dementia is often very difficult. That care carries with it high levels of emotional, physical, and quite often, financial stress. And while the jobs of paid caregivers may often be rewarding, the work is frequently difficult, poorly paid and involve little or inadequate training.

The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes the critical role of caregivers in the quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients and the concurrent and ongoing need for training, education and support of those caregivers. To that end, the 2011 Alzheimer’s Association Tri-County Caregiver Conference, “Dementia: Current Trends and Future Directions,” May 12 at the Santa Barbara Mar Monte Hotel will offer two tracks: One for eldercare professionals, and one for unpaid family or friend caregivers and the person with early-stage dementia. The day-long event will bring together family and professional caregivers for a day of education, networking and support.

Experts from around the country will present keynote addresses and workshops. The speakers include Maria Carrillo, Ph.D., Alzheimer’s Association director of medical and scientific relations in Chicago; Dr. Linda Hewett, clinical professor at University of California, San Francisco at Fresno and co-director of the Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Center; and Kenneth Kosik, M.D., Harriman professor of neuroscience research, MCDB, and co-director of the Neuroscience Research Institute, among others.

Some of the topics being covered at the conference include the latest developments in Alzheimer research and development; the changes in sexual behavior of dementia patients; genetic risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease and the ethical questions surrounding genetic testing; Alzheimer medications, drug interactions, and medications to avoid for dementia patients. A complete list of speakers, conference activities and breakout sessions is available at www.alz.org/cacentralcoast.

The conference is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at the Mar Monte Hotel in Santa Barbara. Participant registration is $95 per person, if registered by May 1 — $105 after May 1 — and includes breakfast and lunch. Grants are available to those who wish to attend but who cannot afford it.

About The Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. The California Central Coast Chapter of the association covers San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Kern counties. alz.org

 

Monday, May 16th trip to Carpenteria Beach meet here at FSC 8:00 AM and carpool. The plan is to sight see and have lunch in town. For more Information call Sue Hopkins at 524-1836
Alzheimer’s Class “ The Basics: Memory Loss April 27 10:00 & Craft Fair May 20th.
The New Paint Shop Pro X3 software has been installed and we will be ready to start the new class in May. This class will teach you how to go from fitting your photos on a computer to editing & enhancing the photos, to copying them on to a disk or the internet. Dave Roegner will be teaching the class. So come and have some fun!!! For more information call Dave Roegner at 616-3547
AARP Driving Class (2 Parts) Rescheduled to Monday, June 13th and Thursday, June 16th , 9am to 1:00 pm and cost $12.00 for AARP members and $14.00 Non Members. This is a very nice class and helps lower your auto insurance. If you are interested Please Call 524-4533 or come in and sign up.
Our daytrip to the Chumash Casino is starting to fill up so if you’re interested make your reservations soon. The cost is only $10.00 per person, payable when you sighing up & Non Refundable. Pick up time is 8 am here at the Fillmore Senior Center, arrive back at the Senior Center by 6:00 -6:30pm We had a waiting list last time so get your reservations in early. Passengers must be at least 21 years old. If you need more information please call the Senior Center at 805-524-4533 or come In and sign up.
Hope you all have a very Happy Easter.

 

Ventura, CA. - May is National Osteoporosis Prevention Month. In an effort to bring awareness to the public Community Memorial Health System is providing a seminar on Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis – the thinning of bone tissue that affects about one in five American women over the age of 50 but also poses a threat to men– will be the focus of a free seminar on Tuesday, May 3.

Tammy Cheng, M.D., a Ventura internist who specializes in rheumatology, will lead the seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, located at 147 Brent St. in Ventura.

Dr. Cheng will discuss the risks involved in developing osteoporosis, including hip and spine fractures. She also will cover the latest treatment options for osteoporosis.

Dr. Cheng received her medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital staff.

Admission is free but space is limited, so reservations are suggested. Call 652-5436, or visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and nine family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.