The Painters are a decidedly fun and talented group. You may view some of their works just outside Le Café. A variety of mediums are used; oils, acrylics, pencil, water colors, charcoal. Participants bring their own supplies. While this is not a “class”, techniques and knowledge are freely shared.
Are you interested in writing? Maybe short stories, articles or the Great American Novel? The Writing Group is a great place to meet with other writers, both published and unpublished. Follow other author’s progress, share your ideas and writings with those who are able to share positive feedback and encouragement.
Tuesday mornings are a wonderful time to be at the Senior Center. Enjoy lively talk, lots of laughter and sharing with friends, new and old with the Knitting/Crochet group. Participants often donate their projects to the Center for sale in the Café or during the Holiday Gift Faire. While this is not a “class”, techniques and knowledge are freely shared.
Join the volunteer crafters at the Senior Center. This special group of ladies and gentlemen make items to sell year round in our Café as a way to raise funds for the Center. Their talents are showcased particularly at the Holiday Gift Faire, the Center’s premier fundraising event.
Card Making is more than just making cards. It helps socialization, dexterity and is simply a fun activity. Make beautiful cards for yourself, family and friends. New and different cards are created each week with easy to follow instructions. Must bring own adhesive.
This engaging game is as vital as it is enjoyable. Bingo is a way to not only have fun, meet friends and win prizes, it’s a fantastic way to keep your mind and reflexes stimulated. With a large lit up board, and an engaging Bingo caller, participants are invigorated.
Keep a look out for special Holiday Bingo events throughout the year.
All adults over 18 are welcome to play.
Bridge is one of the most entertaining and intelligent card game man has so far devised.
As Warren Buffett says “Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn't mind being in jail if I had three cellmates who were decent players and who were willing to keep the game going 24 hours a day.”
Lucky for you, you don’t need to go to jail to play. You can play here!
Pinochle is a card game developed in the United States, and it is still one of the country's most popular games. This game will inspire you to use your brain, wits and cleverness. The Pinochle group at the Senior Center of Elk Grove are always excited to have new players join their ranks.
Bunco is a game centered around three dice and usually three sets of four players. It is a game of pure luck; no real skill is required other than rolling the dice. However, the game is played in upbeat, social settings that provides a great reason for a group of people to gather and socialize, something every senior needs.
Scrabble is one of the most popular board games of all time. It's the ultimate word game for players of any skill level. While many games collect dust, Scrabble continues to thrill gamers even in a decade of electronics and computers. Playing a game can not only help keep a brain alert, it gives pleasure and socialization too.
Social Seniors is for any senior who enjoys going out as part of a group to dinners, lunches and other events. Lively monthly meetings are held to plan the coming month’s outings. Weekly dinner or lunches are enjoyed at different restaurants in the area.
The weekly Men’s Group meets to discuss current events, life experiences, cars, hobbies, local news and other interests. Occasional guest speakers, such as physicians to discuss men’s health and answer questions and the Chief of Police who discussed the Police Department. This is a safe place for men to hang out and be “just one of the guys.”
Learn or expand your Spanish language skills with this wonderful class. A volunteer instructor works with different levels so all may enjoy this beautiful language. By using songs, poems and other written works in Spanish, learning the language is both easy and enjoyable.
A different, intriguing and hard-to-put-down book is read and discussed each month. Interesting perspectives and thoughts about the books and authors are shared at each meeting. The Book Group is an excellent way to keep your mind active ad make new friends.
This support group is for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease. The support group leader is trained by the Alzheimer’s Association to facilitate discussions and offer support. Alzheimer’s is challenging and having a place you can go to learn how to care for and improve the quality of life for your loved one and yourself is a priceless resource.
If you or someone you love suffers from Neuropathy, participating in a support group can be a wonderful way to better understand this condition and help you come to terms with your own situation. Every story is unique as is every path one takes during it. The Neuropathy Support Group offers you the help and understanding you need to continue your story.
Parkinson’s Support Group of Elk Grove holds a monthly meeting at the Senior Center with round table discussions, special guest speakers and presentations. All who are affected by Parkinson’s including caregivers, family and loved ones are welcome to participate and are encouraged to attend.
The Senior Center offers several opportunities during the year to attend presentations on Scam Awareness. The EGPD, Federal and State agencies provide these informative classes.
The Elk Grove Police Department bring one of their most valuable free services to the Senior Center to provide seniors with Medical ID Cards. These cards can give emergency personnel, physicians or other medical personnel vital information about you and your medical and prescription data. This card can save your life. We urge all seniors to sign up for this event.
The Vial of Life presentation by the CSD Fire Department is a noteworthy event all seniors should attend. During medical emergencies, paramedics and other emergency medical personnel often look for the patient's medications to assist them in determining a course of action. Placing the Vial of Life with your medications will help them find important information quickly.
A great opportunity for everyone to learn how to use their smart phone or tablet. Both iPhone and Android phone classes are held throughout the year.
Fires in our homes can be swift and devastating. That's why it is so important that you plan to keep your home or apartment as fire safe as possible and learn the right thing to do should fire break out.
The Senior Center of Elk Grove is continually looking for interesting, informative and fun presentations and seminars to offer our seniors.
Free blood pressure checks are held at the Senior Center every Friday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM by a Registered Nurse or CSD Paramedic. This is an easy way to keep track of your blood pressure on a weekly basis. Bring your blood pressure book/tracker or ask the nurse/EMT to start one for you.
Have MediCare or other health care insurance questions? Unsure of which program you have or should choose? HICAP is a volunteer program to help MediCare & other insurance recipients and those about to become recipients work through all the possible choices.
Call 1-916-376-8915 for an appointment.
This service is by appointment only.
AARP holds some of their Senior Driving Safety Courses at the Senior Center. 6 times a year they hold an 8 hour Driver Safety course and twice a year a 4 hour refresher course is offered. Please contact AARP at 1-888-687-2277 for more information on Driver Safety courses at the Senior Center and other locations in our area.
The Senior Center of Elk Grove partners with the Meals on Wheels by ACC program to provide nutritionally balance hot meals to seniors. Lunch is served 5 days per week to seniors 60 and over. Donations are accepted by ACC to provide support for the meals program. While the hot lunch provides seniors with a meal, the opportunity to socialize and make new friends is an important factor in aging successfully.
The Senior Center is also a Meals on Wheels distribution site for home delivered hot and frozen meals to eligible seniors throughout the Elk Grove community.
AARP Tax Aide prepares taxes for seniors at no cost. Volunteer tax preparers are at the Senior Center of Elk Grove Tuesdays and Thursdays during tax season.
Appointments are mandatory and fill up quickly. Call the Senior Center beginning early January to make an appointment.
Elk Grove Adult & Community Education holds many of their computer classes at the Senior Center. They offer computer classes for all skill levels, even if you need to learn to turn on your computer . Please contact them at 1-916-686-7717 to confirm class availability, and cost. Adults 55 and older are eligible for a discounted class rate.