All Senior Specials are free, unless otherwise noted. To make appointments, or for more information on any activities, call the front desk at 760-602-4650.
New! They key to using fitness equipment
Who: Coach Mindes Dorlean
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays | 8 to 11 a.m.
Evidence shows that exercise may help build and maintain bone density at any age by doing regular resistance exercises, such as lifting weights, two or three times a week. This type of weight-bearing exercise appears to stimulate bone formation and retain calcium in the bones that are bearing the load. The force of muscles pulling against bones stimulates this bone-building process, thus strengthening that bone.
Mindes Dorlean, is offering his guidance through the maze of fitness equipment to all Fitness Room members, age 50+. Coach Mindes has played and coached soccer at all levels including recreational, college and professional. He also received Coach of the Year honors at Brescia University.
Become familiar with the equipment that is just right for you by scheduling a complimentary 30-minute appointment. Gym membership required.
New! Senior walking program
Who: Coach Bravo, NASM certified personal trainer, figure athlete
When: Fridays | 8 to 9 a.m. | Pine Avenue Park Amphitheater
For seniors, walking is an effective fitness tool to lower blood sugar and blood pressure, reduce body fat and improve bone density. Numerous studies show that brisk walking 30 minutes a day, five times a week can significantly reduce your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes or joint problems, while preventing disease progression. Other than the cost of a good pair of shoes and a rain or umbrella, the only cost to you is commitment. The outdoor walking experience will provide mental stimulus, stress relief, mental health, and along the way, you are very likely to make new friends and discover something new thing about your community!
Advanced robotic spine surgery
Who: Dr. Payman Moazzaz MD of Tri-City Medical Center
When: Tuesday, May 21 | 10 to 11:45 a.m. | ACT
Learn how state-of-the-art robotics surgery is transforming spine surgery. The new, minimally invasive guided procedure of surgery offers several clinical benefits over traditional “open” surgery, including less pain, fewer scars, fewer complications and a faster recovery.
Dr. Moazzaz specializes in minimally-invasive spine surgery, and will share his expertise in the newest advances in treatments for nerve decompression, sophisticated fusion procedures to advanced motion-sparing and other new techniques.
Adding life to your years
Who: Dr. Aboo Nasar MD
When: Thursday, May 30 | 10 to 11:45 a.m. | ACT
Despite advancements to health care and medical technology, the United States still ranks number 22 in terms of longevity. Lifespan has improved, but chronic disease often burdens our last few years of life; mired in poor health, functional decline and expensive health costs. To achieve the wondrous symphony of health, we have to get back to the basics—back to social connectedness and a spiritual uplifting.
Dr. Nasar will offer some new key factors on how to prevent aging and degenerative diseases and will present listeners with:
•A practical approach to anti-aging
•An understanding of why certain segments of the population outlive others
•The key factors related to longevity
•A process to mastering our own destiny
Dr Aboo Nasar, MD, MPH, ABHM, board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric & Holistic Medicine, is a currently practicing Internist and Geriatrician with Senior Medical Associates, a multi-specialty group.
CSC “Hawaiian Day” dance performance
Who: Halau Hula O Pualani
When: Wednesday, June 5 | 1 to 2 p.m. | AUD
Our Hawaiian Dance class, under the direction of Christinia Lee and Laurie Reed, will perform many dances, one about Princess Pupule and her papaya grove. Another tells you to keep your eyes on the hands during the dance—just try! There is a dance in which the dancers use five different instruments and two love story dances in which flowers represent beautiful girls, a ceremonial dance telling of the gods of Hawaii, an authentic Tahitian dance and a rollicking paniolo (Hawaiian square dance). Start off your summer season with he spirit of aloha--wear a lei, a flower in your hair or your favorite Hawaiian shirt!
Who: The Cradit Union Trio
When: Thursday, June 6 | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy a huge North County favorite! Tickets cost just $4 and refreshments and prizes are sponsored by Belmont Village Senior Living.
Book club: “San Miguel: A Novel,” by T. Coraghessan Boyle
When: Monday, June 10 | 1 to 2:30 p.m. | MP
Three early 20th century women on San Miguel Island are shaped by ambition, circumstance and looming war. July's book selection is "The Art Forager," by B.A. Shapiro. The book club meets the 2nd Monday of each month and welcomes newcomers!
Become an advocate!
Who: Seniors First San Diego
When: Tuesday, June 11 | 10 to 11 a.m. | ACT
Seniors are the fastest growing demographic. Yet, not much of our public policy focuses on preparing for the silver tsunami. Seniors First San Diego aims at being the bridge between elected officials, seniors and policy. In this workshop, participants will learn:
• The role local elected representatives and staff play
• How to communicate effectively with your elected officials
• Current legislation relating to senior providers, elder abuse and the Older Americans Act
• How to protect yourself against scams
Input and feedback from these workshops will be included in the regional San Diego Forward (SANDAG) planning process. Join us for this free workshop and see how the efforts of people joining together to be the voice on senior issues makes an impact. Presented by Senior Community Centers & Elder Law and Advocacy.
”Glorious Losers: An Inspirational Comedy”
Who: Carlsbad Senior Reader’s Theater
When: Wednesday, June 12 | 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. | AUD
Please join us for this free, first ever public performance of a brand new musical play, written and scored by local playwright, Khevin Barnes. Six outstanding actors from the Carlsbad Senior Center will present “Glorious Losers,” a two-act comedy exploring chronic seriousness in the world and the human compulsion to “win at all costs.” The stage is set for a battle of wits and determination in this hilarious and revealing skirmish of human gumption and comedic dysfunction. Maybe, just maybe, winning isn’t everything after all! Come early for the best seating. Bring a friend! Enjoy the fun!
Monthly movie: “Les Miserables”
When: Thursday, June 13 | 1 to 3 p.m. | AUD
The musical version of Victor Hugo's epic tale of love and sacrifice, first produced for the stage in 1985, now receives the big-screen treatment. The bloody era of the French Revolution is the backdrop to Jean Valjean's long struggle for redemption. (Netflix summary) The movie is free and so is the popcorn!
Colon cancer and you: Prevention is key
Who: Dr. Dhruvil Gandhi, Tri-City Medical Center
When: Thursday, June 20 | 10 to 11:30 p.m. | ACT
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.
Screening can detect precancerous polyps (abnormal growths), so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening also finds colorectal cancer early, when treatment works best.
Join us for a free lecture and learn about:
• What causes colon cancer?
• How is it detected?
• How is it treated?
• Which medications and dietary supplements may help prevent it
• What can I do to protect myself from getting it?
Dr. Gandhi did his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital of Chicago and completed the ACGME Accredited Colorectal Fellowship at the Univ. of Texas, Houston affiliated hospitals. He was also the winner of the Resident Research Award at Texas Society of Colorectal Surgeons 2011, and author of several publications.
Diabetes can strike at any age--are you at risk?
Who: Diane Darby-Beach PHD
When: Thursday, June 27 | 10 to 11:30 a.m. | ACT
Can eating too much sugar cause diabetes? Does honey have fewer calories than refined sugar? At what age can diabetes strike? Am I at risk?
Although Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes, nearly one-third of diabetics--7% of the nation's population don't even know they have it. Diabetes can strike at any age and, with the rise of obesity in the United States, the number of people with preventable diabetes is soaring, contributing to 225,000 deaths annually.
Fortunately, you have power to prevent or slow down this most common form of diabetes; Type 2, using five highly effective interventions.
Bring your questions and desire to be well as we discuss the facts about each form of the disease and the ways to improve your health and lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Refreshments provided by Vista Gardens Memory care.
Be sure to check out the "Digital photo & iPad classes" tab on this page to see available classes.
All digital photo & iPad classes are taught by instructor, Mike McMahon, have limited availability and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring note-taking material.
iPad – tips and tricks
Wednesday, May 22 | 10 to 11 a.m. | ACT
This class will continue our exploration of the exciting world of the iPad. We will cover tips and tricks to make the iPad more fun and productive for everyday use. We will discuss some exciting new apps as well as some tried-and-true favorites.
iPhoto – part 1
Wednesday, May 22 | 1 to 2 p.m. | ACT
iPhoto software is standard on all Mac computers. Not only is it a full-featured photo manager and editor, but it can also facilitate easy camera downloading, slide shows, printing and emailing of photos. Designed for beginning to intermediate Mac users, this class will present an overview of iPhoto’s features.
Backup strategies—New class!
Wednesday, May 29 | 10 to 11 a.m. | ACT
Learn how to safely back up your valuable computer files. This class will review several strategies for easy and effective backup of your computer-based photos, videos and other important files.
Video – introduction
Wednesday, May 29 | 1 to 2 p.m. | ACT
The popularity of You Tube and low-cost video equipment has prompted an avalanche of video. This class will review various video cameras/smartphones and the new line-up of easy-to-use video editing software. See how easy it is to capture video, edit it and upload it to sites like YouTube and Facebook.
iPad – Part 2
Wednesday, June 26 | 10 to 11 a.m. | ACT
This class will cover several exciting uses for the iPad. Topics will include reading books on the iPad and using the iPad for photos and videos.
Using Skype for Video Conferencing
Wednesday, June 26 | 1 to 2 p.m. | ACT
Learn how to use the popular free software Skype to enjoy live video conferencing with family and friends. Skype is free for Windows, Apple Mac, and mobile devices.
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