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Archived News Release from 2007

For Immediate Release

Join Veterans Memorial Senior Center in Celebrating “National Senior Center Week”

Redwood City, CA -  September 6, 2007 - A new generation of older adults is examining and making decisions about retirement, and with that is a growing focus on wellness, work, and volunteerism. When it comes to finding tools for staying healthy and involved, and other relevant information, senior centers are the often the best place to start. The Redwood City Veteran’s Memorial Senior Center invites the community to learn more about its programs and services during National Senior Center Week, September 10 – 14, 2007.

 The theme of this year’s celebration is “Senior Centers Work!” and a number of activities have been planned, including:

  • A Morning of Healing Arts - Monday, September 10th at 9:30 am. The morning starts with a panel discussion from 9:30-10:30 featuring practitioners in the fields of chiropractic, acupressure, massage, Reiki, and drumming. Then, from 10:30 to noon they will offer a hands-on experience for those to wish to try these various methods of healing. This event is free and open to the entire community.

  • The Myths and Realities of Hospice lecture – Wednesday, September 12th at 10:30 am. This lecture is free and open to the entire community.

  • Help At Home and Staying IndependentThursday, September 13th at 11 am. This lecture is free and open to the entire community.

Today’s senior centers are evolving to reflect a new view of aging that empowers the people they serve,” says James Firman, president and CEO of the National Council on Aging. “They’re connecting older adults with meaningful career and volunteer opportunities, and increasing their access to valuable benefits and resources.

The Veteran’s Memorial Senior Center was established in 1982 and provides meals, many volunteer opportunities, blood pressure screening, classes, computer lab, fitness center, wellness workshops, bingo, social events, and much more. “The people coming into our center have deep ties to the community and are excited about sharing their diverse skills and talents,” said Director Linda Griffith. “Our goal is to provide the tools, resources and opportunities to help them manage their health and finances and find new ways to contribute.

To learn more about National Senior Center Week or the Veterans Memorial Senior Center, call Merrylen Sacks, Volunteer Coordinator 650-780-7320. The Center is located at 1455 Madision Avenue.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at www.redwoodcity.org/webcam, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter and other City documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

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Contact:

Merrylen Sacks
Volunteer Coordinator
650-780-7320

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