Happenings in
the Hills
City of Orinda's Senior Newsletter
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In This Issue

Fall is here! This month we have a new senior wisdom workshop, senior trips, Lunch n' Learn, and a de-cluttering workshop! Check out the Fall/Winter 2016 Guide to see all the classes, outings and other senior programs at the Orinda Community Center! Or, check out our online  October Calendar.

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Wisdom Workshop!

We are excited to introduce our next Wisdom Workshop! Wisdom Workshops are free information workshops for seniors based on a variety of topics. Come to learn something new! Registration is not required.
County Connection: Better Understanding of the Senior Clipper Card
Presented by Mary Burdick
Friday, October 7th, 10:30am
Orinda Community Center, Room 8

Come learn about the benefits of using the Senior Clipper Card for transit fares. Learn how the card works, where to go to load money on the card, and information on the service center. Tips on troubleshooting will also be shared. Mary will have the cards available for purchase.

Lunch n' Learn

Fall Prevention & Balance
Presented by Wellspring Fitness & Balance Training
Tuesday, October 11th, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Orinda Community Center, Room 9AB
$10 (res)/ $11 (non)
Barcode: 21730
Have you had a fall? Are you fearful of falling? Falls are not an inevitable part of aging. Taking action can reduce your risk of having a life-changing fall. Come learn about the common causes of falls, the three most important parts of fall prevention, and what to do should a fall happen. Receive a fall prevention checklist to help make your home safer and learn a few simple exercises to improve your balance. Lunch will be provided, pre-registration is required. To register contact (925) 254-2445 or visit www.cityoforinda.org
Premier World Discovery Presentation
Thursday, October 20th, at 10:30am
Orinda Community Center in Room 6
Come and learn more about our 2017 extended trips which will include Spring Training in Arizona, New England Rails and Trails, and Canadian Rockies & Glaciers. A representative from the tour company will  be here to show you the tour highlights of these trips and answer any questions you may have. 
Home Improvements
De-cluttering Workshop
Wednesday, October 12th, from 10:00am-12:00pm
Orinda Library in the Gallery Room
Cost: $25 (res)/$29 (non)
Barcode: 21483
Time to get organized, clear out the clutter, simplify and plan on how to use your space more efficiently. Is it your closets, the garage, a spare room, or your workspace that needs to be organized? This workshop will give you tools and resources you need to begin to de-clutter those areas of your home that you have been thinking about clearing out, and get more organized!

Upcoming Senior Trips
There are still spots available for our upcoming senior trips! Come and join us as we head to the San Francisco MOMA and the Camron-Stanford House in Oakland.
San Francisco MOMA
Thursday, November 10th, from 9:30am-3:30pm
$50 (res)/$58 (non)
Barcode: 21734
Come explore the new SFMOMA, it is now bigger and better than ever! The new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art features an equally transformed digital program which now connects with audiences through accessible, interactive experiences that break down the boundaries between art, entertainment, and learning. Cost of the trip is per person and includes transportation, admission fees, and guided tour. Lunch will be on your own at a local restaurant.



Camron-Stanford House, Oakland

Thursday December 1st, from 10:15am-2:00pm

$55 (res)/$63 (non)

Barcode: 21733


The Camron-Stanford House is the last of the beautiful 19th century mansions that once surrounded Lake Merritt. In its long life, the house was the private residence of five families instrumental in the development of the City of Oakland and the State of California. In the early 20th century it became the first museum in the City of Oakland. On your guided tour, you will be able to walk through authentic rooms that have been meticulously recreated using descriptions found in personal letters, newspaper accounts, vintage photographs and other architectural research. After the tour, Victorian Christmas which will include holiday decorations, a light lunch will be served. 

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City of Orinda
28 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 254-2445