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Mastick Holiday Closures!
Mastick Senior Center will be closed on the
following dates:
Veteran’s Day – Tuesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Holiday -Thursday, November 27
Friday, November 28
Saturday, November 29
Mastick Senior Center Advisory Board
Fundraising Activities
The Mastick Senior Center Advisory Board
(MSCAB) is the active administrative advisory
committee for the Center. MSCAB members
along with Center volunteers are instrumental
in facilitating various fundraising programs to
generate revenue to offset services and facility
maintenance expenses.
Saturday Fundraising Bingo
Closed: Saturday, November 29
(Open to the public, 18 years of age and older)
Doors open at 10:00 am/First game at Noon
Thrift Shop (Open to the public)
Closed: Tuesday, November 11; and
Saturday, November 29
Tuesday & Saturday……10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Day Light Saving Time Ends
Sunday, November 2, marks the ending of
Day Light Saving Time. Remember to set
clocks back one hour. This is also a good time
to replace batteries in smoke and carbon
monoxide detectors, remote controls, and other
electronic devices. Also, consider rotating or
assembling disaster supplies. Note: Recycle
used batteries at Mastick Senior Center or
contact Alameda County Industries (ACI) at
(510) 483-1400.
Welcome Edward Kallas,
Recreation Services Specialist
Ed Kallas has joined the Alameda Recreation
and Park Department and will serve as the
Recreation Services Specialist at Mastick
Senior Center. He has worked in the field of
Recreation for over 20 years and brings a
wealth of experience to the position. Edward
looks forward to meeting you and is available
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30
pm in the Mastick Office. Be sure to introduce
yourself and welcome him to the Center!
Computer Classes
Computer classes are offered from 1:30 pm to
3:30 pm in Room C. Register prior to class in
the Mastick Office.
Microsoft Word 2010--Advanced
Monday, November 3, 10, and 17, 2014
Cost: $30 (three-part workshop)
This course is a follow-up to MS Word 2010
and will focus on learning to create columns,
tables, text boxes, WordArt and other graphic
Greeting Cards and Mailing Lists
Wednesday, November 5, 12, 19, 2014
Cost $30 (three-part workshop)
Learn to use Microsoft Word and Publisher to
create greeting cards and mailing lists for mass
mailings to family, friends or business clients.
Prerequisite: Computer Foundations Course or
basic computer skills. Flash drive required.
Mastick Book Club
On Tuesday, November 4, Book Club
members will review “The Kitchen House: A
Novel” by Kathleen Grissom at 12:00 noon in
Dining Room 2. “Then Again” by Diane Keaton
will be reviewed on Tuesday, December 2.
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Mastick Senior Center
PoleWalking to Maintain Balance & Mobility
Jayah Faye Paley, Instructor, returns on
Tuesday, November 6, from 9:30 am to 12:00
noon pm in Room D to teach PoleWalking!
Highlights: Improve balance, posture, and
endurance; Strengthen core muscles and
preserve joints; and Reduce risk and fear of
falling. Class fee structure outlined on the flier.
Register in the Mastick Office.
Wednesday Fitness Class
Julie Manown, Instructor, will facilitate the
Wednesday fitness class beginning November
12, 2014 through January 14, 2015, from 9:00
am to 10:30 am in the Social Hall. The cost is
$20. Register online at or
in the Mastick Office. (Class #13806)
Mastick Movie Schedule
Enjoy the Mastick Movie Matinee and free
popcorn every Thursday at 1:00 pm in the
Media Room. The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, November 6….The Monuments Men
Thursday, November 13…Chef
Thursday, November 20…Million Dollar Arm
36th Annual Holiday Boutique
The 36 Annual Holiday Boutique is at the
Veteran’s Memorial Building, 2203 Central
Ave., on Friday, November 7, from 12:00
noon to 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 8,
from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is free.
Proceeds benefit the Leisure Club, a recreation
program for developmentally disabled adults
sponsored by the Alameda Recreation & Park
FREE—Secrets of Natural Walking—FREE
John Benko, Volunteer Instructor, returns on
Saturday, November 8, at 10:00 am in Room
D to introduce the Secrets of Natural Walking.
Natural Walking activates the reflexology
zones and energy meridians in the body.
Benefits include reduced back, joint and knee
pain, straightening of posture, improved sugar
and cholesterol levels, and more. Register in
the Mastick Office or call 747-7506.
American Sign Language (ASL)
Keep your brain sharp and fingers nimble with
ASL. Sheila Holmes, Instructor, will teach you
alphabetic and numeric fingerspelling, shapes,
greetings, simple sentences and games. The
class cost is $20. Classes are offered on
Mondays beginning November 10, in Room D
as follows: Beginning (Class #13824) from
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Continuing (Class
#13826) from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Register
online at or in the Mastick
New Member Orientation & YOU!
The New Member Orientation is a MUST and
offers a guided-tour to introduce you to the
Center, an information packet outlining the
various programs and services and a coupon
for a complimentary lunch!
Make a
reservation to join us on Thursday, November
13, at 10:30 am by calling 747-7506.
Dental Consultation
Dr. Alfred Chong will provide free dental
consultations on Thursday, November 13,
from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon (by appointment
only) in the Mastick Office.
Have your
questions answered regarding dental treatment
options and learn about possible alternatives.
To make an appointment, visit the Mastick
Office or call 747-7506.
Drumming Circle @ Mastick—Free!
Improve circulation in your hands and body,
loosen stiff joints in shoulders, arms, and
wrists, and stimulate the mind with drumming!
Join the Mercy Retirement Community
Drumming Circle on Thursday, November 13,
at 2:30 pm in Room A for a musical treat! To
register, call 747-7506.
The Interview Drill
The Interview Drill is designed to provide the
50-plus job seeker with an opportunity to
rehearse interview skills. The next meeting is
Saturday, November 15, at 10:00 am in Room
Your Support Means the WORLD to Us!
The MSCAB and Staff would like to thank all of
the individuals who have participated in our
recent fundraising campaign. The donations
continue to roll in and $7,360 has been
received and will be used to support Mastick
programs and facility maintenance. Thank you!
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Portrait Photographs by Joseph Woodard
Joseph Woodard volunteers his time to take
free portrait photographs of Mastick members.
These photographs make lovely gifts for
friends and family.
To schedule an
appointment for Monday, November 17, visit
the Mastick Office or call 747-7506.
Alameda Stamp Club
On Tuesday, November 18, at 10:00 am in
Room E, join the Alameda Stamp Club if you
are looking to rekindle an old hobby or start a
new one. Postage stamp collecting will lift your
spirits and challenge your analytic skills. If you
have inherited postage stamps and want to
liquidate or carry-on the hobby, the Alameda
Stamp Club can help. For more information,
contact [email protected] or call 5236617.
Rosemary McNally, Instructor, leads Yoga in
Room A on Tuesdays (Class #13819)
beginning November 18—December 16 from
10:30 am to 12:00 Noon and Wednesdays
(Class # 13821) beginning November 19—
December 17 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.
Yoga is a mind and body discipline designed to
increase flexibility and balance.
relaxation and stress reduction. This five-week
at or in the Mastick Office.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Dolly Fong, Instructor, returns to teach English
as a Second Language (ESL) on Tuesdays
beginning November 18, from 10:00 am to
12:00 noon in Room D (Class #13732). The
class cost is $20.
Register online at or in the Mastick Office.
From Designer Babies to Human Cloning
Tuesday, November 18, 1:00 pm, Room D
Join Diane Beeson, professor emerita of
sociology and social services, CSUEB, to
explore the scientific, medical, social, and
ethical implications of our new abilities to craft
reproductive technologies and even reshape
human genetics. The Cal State East Bay
Scholar-OLLI program is sponsored by the
Mastick Senior Center Advisory Board.
Register in the Mastick Office.
Mastick Senior Center
Birthday Party Celebration
We will be celebrating your BIRTHDAY on
Thursday, November 20 (note date change),
at 12:30 pm in Dining Room 2! Enjoy cake and
good cheer with friends!
The Last Gift Box—
A Present for Those Who Follow Me
Thursday, November 20, 1:00 pm, Room D
Tina Cole Kreitz, Alameda resident, daughter,
wife, mother, sister, artist, teacher, and friend
has written “The Last Gift Box” a “to do” book
for individuals to plan and organize their exit,
removing the questions that arise when
someone dies. Take the first step by joining
Tina Kreitz and begin the process of putting
your affairs in order for yourself and your loved
ones. Tina Kreitz has a degree in Sociology, a
Masters in Clinical Psychology, and taught at
Island High School for many years. Register in
the Mastick Office or call 747-7506.
Music Appreciation
Join William Sturm, Volunteer Instructor, on
Thursday, November 20 (note date change)
at 1:30 pm in Dining Room 2 for a “Musical
Grab-Bag”. Enjoy a review, discussion and
performance of composers featured in the
class during 2014. This will be the last class
meeting for the year!
Transportation 101
Join Donatella Zepplin, on Tuesday,
November 25, at 1:00 pm in Room D for an
overview of the various transportation options
(East Bay Paratransit, City of Alameda taxi
program, shuttle service and more) available to
Alameda residents. “Q & A” period included.
Register in the Mastick Office or call 747-7506.
You’re Invited to Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanks to the members of Christ Episcopal
Church and community volunteers, a traditional
Thanksgiving dinner will be available for YOU
to share with family and friends on
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 27)!
This festive meal is free and open to the public.
The meal will be served at Christ Episcopal
Church (1700 Santa Clara Ave.) from 11:00 am
to 2:00 pm. All welcome.
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Mastick Senior Center
a division of Alameda Recreation & Parks
1155 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 747-7500-Fax 523-0247-TDD/TTY 522-5160
Programs and services for adults 50 and older.
Program Information:
E-mail: [email protected]
Suggestion Box: [email protected]
Weekday Program Hours 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Office Hours: 8:30 am-3:00 pm
Recreation & Parks Director: Amy Wooldridge
Senior Services Manager: Jackie Krause
Recreation Services Specialist: Ed Kallas
The content of the presentations and the opinions of the presenters
do not necessarily reflect those of the City of Alameda.
We want to HEAR from you!
We have created an on-line Suggestion Box so
that you can share your suggestions for the
Center with us!
The email address is
[email protected]
Suggestion Box is also located in the Media
Room if you prefer to deposit your
suggestion(s) in person. As always, we look
forward to hearing from you!
Support Mastick Senior Center!
Alameda residents pay a 7.5% Utility Users’
Tax (UUT) on utility charges (e.g., electrical,
gas, and cable)—however, there is an
exemption for residents that are at least 62
years of age or low-income. If you fall into this
category, you are eligible for a 2% exemption
on the UUT and have the option of designating
Mastick Senior Center as the recipient of this
cost savings.
Last year, $2,415.72 was
generated from individuals donating their cost
savings to Mastick Senior Center to fund
programs and services. Forms are available in
the Mastick Office. Sign up today!
Alameda Friendly Visitor Program Needs
The Alameda Friendly Visitor program is a
companion program to Alameda Meals on
Wheels and provides a weekly visit to
someone in their home or a nursing facility who
would benefit from sharing a conversation and
caring friendship.
If you can help as a
volunteer or know of someone who could use
our services, contact Carol Chamberlin,
[email protected]
Mastick Senior Center
Mastick Senior Center Advisory Board
Ron Limoges……….President
Bill Soares ……….Vice President
Lorraine Meuleners……….Treasurer
Rick Luebke……….Corresponding Secretary
Robby Kiley……….Recording Secretary
Marilyn Appezzato, Ginny Carney, Mary Foss, Nancy Gormley,
Earleen Hamlin, Bonnie Leber, Millie Lum, George Tarr, Jim Thomas,
and Linda Weinstock.
Our mission statement:
Mastick Senior Center’s mission is to provide a well-rounded education,
social, & recreation program for adults 50 years of age and older.
Our vision statement:
Mastick Senior Center’s vision is to offer a variety of quality programs and
services in the areas of health, education, and recreation to our seniors and
the community.
Ho Ho Ho and Away We Go….
On Thursday, December 11, at 10:00 am we
will be singing our hearts out at the Annual
Holiday Sing-Along in the Media Room. Join
refreshments, and a visit from Santa!
Local Merchants offer Senior Discounts
Surprisingly, many local merchants offer
discounts to seniors. To help you save a few
dollars when shopping, we have created a flier
which lists the merchant’s name, age
requirement, discount amount, and designated
shopping day. The fliers are available in the
Mastick Lobby. If you know of a merchant that
provides a senior discount, please share the
information with the office so that we can
update the flier.
Community Band/Choir Holiday Concert
On Friday, December 12 at 7:30 pm, the
Alameda Community Chorus under the
direction of Kathryn Neal, and the Alameda
Community Band under the direction of
Michael L. Wirgler, will join forces to present a
glorious evening of holiday favorites at Kofman
Auditorium at Historic Alameda High School
(2200 Central Ave, Alameda). ACC will feature
the Alameda Music Project as a guest
performer. This young choral group is an El
Sistema inspired program at Maya Lin
Elementary school and directed by Joshua
Boronkay. The concert is FREE and open to
the public. Donations are accepted. For more
information, please call (510) 522-3842
(Chorus) or 510-530-0814 (Band).