Sept. 15, 2017

Do you want to learn about brain plasticity or about the latest research on medicinal cannabis? Then come to the not your average senior health and wellness fair on Sept. 23 at the Community Center. This  event will get you ready for the following week-end and the Orinda Czech Festival Sept. 29 to Oct.1.

As you continue to enjoy the food trucks until Oct. 19 on Thursday night, don't forget to patron your diverse, quality and fun Orinda restaurants: they support the schools, they make your downtown vibrant year round, they are your fellow residents, they contribute to the city's bottom line with sales tax collection. "Dine Out Orinda!"

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Senior Fair on Sept. 23: Free event
Orinda Senior Health and Wellness Fair
September 23rd, 2017
1 pm- 4:30 pm
Free event - Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way


Keynote speaker Dr. Patrick Arbore will talk about Senior Empowerment. He will be followed by an expert's panel titles " Quality of Life: taking care of the body and soul" presenting effective ways to improve health and wellness through alternative medicine, nutrition, lifelong learning and cognitive fitness, medicinal cannabis, art, and exercise.
Dr. Arbore is a winner of the Jefferson Silver Award and a nationally recognized speaker and expert in the field of elderly suicide prevention and grief services. Self-empowered aging means taking control of one's life, learning, updating and improving skills, taking risks, building confidence, assuming power over personal circumstances, and developing the resilience to overcome inevitable challenges to come.
The expert panel will discuss "Quality of Life: taking care of the body and soul." The panelists will be Dr. Vera Singleton from Lafayette, a member of the California Naturopathic Doctor's Association, Jennifer Monahan from U.C. Berkeley Osher Lifelong Learning Institute talking about cognitive fitness, Stuart Moore long time senior fitness practitioner, Arcadia Wellness representatives talking about medical and legal aspects of medicinal cannabis, and Elana O'Loskey presenting "Art at 80".
Raffle prizes, free healthy snacks will be offered courtesy of our sponsors, Aegis of Moraga and Vitality Bowl.  

Dine Out Orinda: 10% off at Orinda Restaurants!

Special promotion at your favorite restaurants on Thursday nights!

Coming events in Orinda: The Orinda Czech Festival
Registration HERE for the opening dinner 

News From Our Members

More information HERE

Registration HERE
Our Chamber partners: Arts and Wine in Lafayette this week-end - Score training - Social Media training for businesses.


  • How to choose the best type of legal entity for your business  
  • How to deal with government regulations affecting your business
  • How to determine whether your workers are employees or independent contractors
  • Types of insurance you should have for your business

Date:  Sept 25   Monday
Start Time:  1:00 PM
End Time:  4:00 PM
Cal State Center East Bay 
1000 Broadway, Suite 109
Oakland, CA 94607

Fees: $35.00     
More information HERE 

News from MOFD and the County
Stephen Healy, Fire Chief of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District will be stepping down on September 20, 2017. In connection with a search for his replacement, the Board of Directors of the District is in the process of preparing a position description for the Fire Chief.
As a part of that process, a public workshop has been set for September 27th at 7 PM at the Moraga Library in Moraga so that the residents of the District may offer their views on the background and experience, as well as the personal and professional qualities of the new Fire Chief, and the issues likely to confront the District during the tenure of the new Chief.

In the Community: Peaceful Parents

ORINDA, CA - For the second year in a row, Lamorinda Moms is proud to present to the community Dr. Laura Markham, who will advise us on how to facilitate a loving, connected relationship between siblings based on her recent book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life . This is a much-anticipated follow-up to her talk last year, which had more than 350 attendees. This year's event will take place on October 11, 2017, at the Orinda Intermediate School, from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

The  cost  to  attend  is  $20  for  non-members  and  $10  members.  Tickets  can  be purchased  at .

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