Mastick Bee November “Visit us at www.mastickcenter.com” 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. 2014 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 elements. 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. Page 2 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 www.arpdeplay.com 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 th 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 Department. 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 www.arpdeplay.com or in the Mastick Office. 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 D. For more information, visit http://TheInterviewDrill.wix.com/mainmenu. 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! Page 3 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. Yoga 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. Enjoy relaxation and stress reduction. This five-week session is $35. Register at www.arpdeplay.com 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 arpdeplay.com 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. Page 4 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: www.mastickcenter.com 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] A 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 Volunteers 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, Director, at (510) 748-0342 or [email protected] Mastick Senior Center Mastick Senior Center Advisory Board Officers Ron Limoges……….President Bill Soares ……….Vice President Lorraine Meuleners……….Treasurer Rick Luebke……….Corresponding Secretary Robby Kiley……….Recording Secretary Directors 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 us for good cheer, holiday carols, 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).
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