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Veterans Memorial Senior Center Kicks Off Summer With June Activities

Redwood City, CA -  May 18, 2005 - Redwood City’s Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City is kicking off the summer with a great series of events for the month of June. All programs are open to the public:

June Bug Dance, Wednesday, June 1, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Redwood Room. Break out your dance shoes and join the Ron Garifo Octet for a week night dance. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. The charge is $8 per person. For reservations, call 780-7270.

“SAIF—Seniors Against Investment Fraud” Free Lecture, Wednesday, June 1, 10:30 a.m., Theater, Free. Speaker is Deborah Owdom, Retired Seniors Volunteer Program Coordinator at Mills-Peninsula. This program is a statewide outreach campaign designed to teach people how to spot, stop and avoid investment fraud crimes targeting seniors. Topics include investment frauds, how to remove your name from mailing and telemarketing lists, not being a “courtesy victim,” how to employ investor self-defense tips, and how SAIF can advise you before investing.

“Older California Driver Traffic Safety Seminar,” Free, Wednesday, June 29, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Sunset Room. The program is sponsored by the California Highway Patrol and presented by the Senior Volunteers of the California Highway Patrol. The seminar is designed to help you tune up your driving skills, refresh your knowledge of the rules of the road and learn about normal age-related physical changes and how to adjust to changes and be a safer and more alert driver. To register, call the Senior Center at 780-7270.

Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon in the Redwood Room after the SAIF Lecture and the Driver Safety Seminar. Cost is $4.50 for lunch, and a reservation is required by calling 780-7270.

To learn more about the Veterans Memorial Senior Center, call 780-7270, or visit our website at The Veterans Memorial Senior Center is located at 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City.

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates the Fair Oaks Community Center, providing social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its website is located at

Visit Redwood City’s website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and City government.


Marlene Annuzzi
Senior Services Coordinator

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