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December & January Activities at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center

Redwood City, CA - November 13 , 2006 - The Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City, invites the community to enjoy any or all of these great activities in December and January:

Deck the Halls Decoration Party - Monday, December 4, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Deck the halls with holiday cheer.Decorate the Senior Center with the delightful sounds of holiday music in the background. Cider and cookies provided. Free for all. Call 650-780-7320 to volunteer your time at this event.

The Holidays Are Here, Now What?” Lecture - Wednesday, December 6, 10:30 a.m. Goldstar Room, Veterans Memorial Senior Center. The holidays can be a roller coaster of highs and lows, joy and stress, happiness and sadness. Guest speaker is Jenny Warner from Family Service Agency. She will give the audience hands-on tips on how to survive the ride! This free lecture is open to the public.

A Christmas Carol” Opening Night at Notre Dame de Namur University - Friday, December 8, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy opening night of “A Christmas Carol” followed by a wonderful gala reception. Cost is $55 per person, includes reserved tickets and round trip transportation. Call 780-7244 for your ticket. Very limited supply!

Holiday Gift Bags Giving Project - Monday, December 11, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Redwood Room, Veterans Memorial Senior Center. The best part of the holiday season is the giving of gifts, and you can give the greatest gift of all. . .your time! Help assemble and deliver holiday gift bags for homebound seniors and children on this very special day. Call Kim Morosi at 780-7320 to volunteer.

Senior Affairs Commission Meeting - Thursday, December 14, 1:00 p.m. The City of Redwood City Senior Affairs Commission is holding its December 14 meeting at Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. The objectives of the Senior Affairs Commission are to encourage, foster, facilitate, establish, and maintain programs for the enhancement of all matters relating to the social, economic, and personal well being of the City’s senior population. The public is invited to attend.

Holiday Sing-Along - Thursday, December 21, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Redwood Room. Enjoy an afternoon of holiday music and sing-along spirit while enjoying hot cider and cookies. Cost is $2. No reservation required.

Toast to the Town Afternoon Dance - Saturday, January 6, 1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Redwood Room. Start 2007 off with an afternoon of music, compliments of the Bob Saul Orchestra. Chocolate and champagne will be served. Cost is $10 per person. For tickets, leave a message at (650) 780-7264 by Wednesday, January 3.

Older Driver Safety Seminar - Thursday, January 18, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Sunset Room. Join us for this popular seminar on older driver safety. Topics will include a confidential self-analysis of driving skills, the importance of nutrition and exercise, age-related changes and how to adjust to be a safer and more alert driver. This class is sponsored by volunteers from the California Highway Patrol. To register, call 780-7270. Class size is limited. There is no charge.

To learn more about the Veterans Memorial Senior Center, call 780-7270. 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 Veterans Memorial Senior Center and 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

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Marlene Annuzzi
Senior Services Coordinator

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