|UPCOMING EVENTS(more info below)|
April 8 – Brain/Body Health April 13 – Birthday Celebration*April 15 – Nancy Facilitates!April 20 – Games Day*April 27 – Women’s Coffee*Every Mon. & Thu. – Spahr Senior GroupsEvery Tue. – Trans/Non-Binary Support Group * Social Committee Event
|Covid-19 News for Seniors|
Do you know people who may need help making an appointment for vaccines, especially if they are not online? Please let them know of this resource:
|Caregivers and family caregivers of seniors are now eligible to be vaccinated. Let me know – [email protected] – of these situations and I can send a letter to qualify them for innoculations now, even if they don’t meet other qualifications for the shots.|
|You may relate to parts of this article:The Pandemic and Anxiety|
“After a year on high alert, we can feel simultaneously wired and tired, aroused and exhausted, ready to fight and eager for bed. Our bodies reach a surge capacity.”
Click to read more, click: here
|To join the Spahr Senior GroupMondays, 7 to 8 pm, &Thursdays, 12:30 t0 2 pm,click the purple button below the Butterfly Heart or here: |
|New participants are warmly welcomed!|
April 1April Fool’s Day What does it mean to “fool” someone? Are there memorable tricks you played on someone in the past? Or one played on you? What was the funniest prank you experienced? And what is the difference between having fun with someone rather than having fun at another’s expense?
April 8Tips for Healthy Brain & Body We invite Gene Giramonte, a gay man working with the Alzheimer’s Association, to talk with us about the many things he learned about maintaining our brain/body health while caring for his partner, Art, who had dementia. (see flyer below…)
April 15Nancy Flaxman FacilitatesHow have your views on aging evolved?How did you view old people when you were a child, young adult, mid-life adult? Now that you are in your own senior years, what do you see that you got wrong or right about aging? How is your own aging different than your previous conceptions and misconceptions? Of the people older than you now, who provides a role model for your next decade?
Coming soon: Beyond the Binary: Gender and Pronouns II
Conversational Mondays7 to 8 pm
We catch up with each other on how we’re doing and have unstructured conversations focused on listening and deepening community.
|The Social Committee has been consistently offering fun events to offset the boredom of the pandemic. They want to celebrate your birthday if you’ll let them know when it is. They offer a women’s coffee plus a number of times to gather on zoom over games and conversation.|
To sign up for their emails, click here.
To see the Social Committee’s April Calendar, click: here.
|Building Community in the Midst of Sheltering-in-PlaceSee old friends and make new ones! Join us!The Spahr Center’s LGBT Senior Discussion Groupscontinue everyMonday, 7 to 8 pm& Thursday, 12:30 to 2 pm on zoom|
|To Join Group by Video using Computer, Smart Phone or TabletJust click this button at the start time, 6:55 pm Mondays / 12:25 pm Thursdays:Join GroupAlways the same link! Try it, it’s easy!|
|To Join Group by Phone CallIf you don’t have internet connections or prefer joining by phone,call the following number at the start time,6:55 pm Mondays / 12:25 pm Thursdays:1-669-900-6833The Meeting id is 820 7368 6606#(no participant id required)The password, if requested, is 135296#|
If you want to be called into the group by phone, notify Bill Blackburn at 415/450-5339
|California Department of Aging ResourcesThe CDA has a website that is packed with information and resources relevant to the lives of seniors in our state. From Covid-19 updates to more general care for age-related health issues, access to legal assistance to getting home-delivered meals to help with housing, you may well find answers to your questions by clicking: here.|
|Spahr’s skilled therapists are available to work with seniors on a sliding-scale basis. Write to[email protected].|
A Bisexual Support Group is forming with The Spahr Center, facilitated by a therapist. Let Bill Blackburn know if you are interested.
Whistlestop, renamed Vivalon, provides access to resources including rides for older adults. Please note: there is a 3-week registration process for the ride program so register now if you think you may need rides in the future. They also offer free classes on zoom including zumba, yoga, chair exercises, & ukulele! Click here.
Adult and Aging Service’s Information and Assistance Line, providing information and referrals to the full range of services available to older adults, adults with disabilities and their family caregivers, has a new phone number and email address: 415/473-INFO (4636) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm weekdays[email protected]
|The Spahr Center has opened its Food Pantry to seniors who need support in meeting their nutrition needs. We want to help! Items such as fresh meats, eggs and dairy, prepared meals, pasta, sauces, and canned goods are delivered weekly to people who sign up. Contact The Spahr Center for more information: [email protected] or 415/457.2487|
We have resources and volunteers for:grocery deliveryfood assistancehelp with technology issues such as using zoomproviding weekly comfort calls to check in on youtherapy with Spahr therapists on a sliding scale basisplus more!
Bill BlackburnSenior Program Coordinator[email protected]415/450-5339