Irvine Senior Connection - March/April 2020

March/April 2020

Sharing Your Passion

FEATURE ARTICLE: Volunteer to use your talents and passion to serve the community. See Page 3.

ACTIVITIES: See if you can sink the eight ball at the annual Billiards Tournament. See Page 19.

ACTIVITIES: Learn how to ride the Metrolink followed by a tour of Los Angeles Union Station. See Page 10 .


Dear Friends, In celebration of National Volunteer month in April, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the more than 500 individuals who voluntarily share their time and talents helping Irvine Senior Services provide quality programs and activities. Senior Services volunteers contribute in many ways, such as helping to prepare and serve meals at the Rose Garden Café, providing technology tutoring, and driving seniors to medical appointments, to name just a few. The impacts of the contributions made by the Senior Services volunteers are immeasurable. So, please join us in celebrating National Volunteer Month by expressing your gratitude for their con- tinued service. If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities, please visit irvineseniors. org/volunteers or call 949-724-6096. Irvine Senior Services is excited to announce its first Spring Into Health Senior Fitness Challenge, which kicks off April 20. Be sure to sign up for this fun eight-week challenge that will motivate you to stay active and healthy. Learn more on Page 11. For more information on our programs and ser- vices, please visit one of our three senior centers or go to Sincerely, Sheila Driscoll Community Services Manager

Arts & Crafts . 4 Dance & Music. 6 Education. 7 Excursions . 10 Fitness . 10 Games . 18 Social . 19 Technology . 21 SUPPORT SERVICES Assistance Programs . 22 Support Groups . 24 ORGANIZATIONS. 26 AT A GLANCE Donor Thank You . 13 Calendar. 14–15 Lunch Menu. 16 Lakeview Senior Center ........................ 949-724-6900 Rancho Senior Center ............................ 949-724-6800 Trabuco Center ....................................... 949-724-7300 Keen Center for Senior Resources Hee Jin Lee ............................................... 949-724-6926 Irvine Meals onWheels Damion Coran ......................................... 949-724-6910 Volunteer Program Crystal Nguyen ........................................ 949-724-6096 Program and Facilities Services Supervisor Edward Kaleikini ................ 949-724-6906 Nutrition and Outreach Services Supervisor Denise Bennett-Arabatzis ... 949-724-6913 Key Contacts Centers

Irvine City Council

Mayor Christina L. Shea Mayor Pro Tem Mike Carroll Councilmember Melissa Fox Councilmember Farrah N. Khan Councilmember Anthony Kuo City Manager John Russo 1 Civic Center Plaza


March/April 2020

Sharing Your Passion

Did you know many of the City’s health, recreation, and education classes for seniors are taught by volunteers? Volunteer-led programs include bridge, mah jongg, computer programming, dance, music, English mentoring, and health and wellness classes. Irvine Senior Services would not be able to offer the wide variety of programming visitors enjoy without the time and dedication each of our volunteer instructors puts into teaching their classes. As we celebrate National Volunteer Month in April, we are proud to recognize the following six individuals who have served as volunteer instructors at Irvine senior centers for more than 10 years:

Do you have a talent or skill that you would like to share? Whether you have a love for cooking, years of dance experience, or the ability to teach someone how to use a computer, there may be an opportunity for you to share your knowledge with the Irvine senior community. To get involved or for more information, call 949-724-6096 or visit

• Nancy Cheng , Mah Jongg Instruction • Robert Johnson , English Mentoring • Joe Robbins , Bridge Instruction • Lily Tamura , English Mentoring • Ellen Welch , English Mentoring • Amy Yang , Mah Jongg Instruction

Volunteer Nancy Cheng teaches seniors how to play mah jongg at the Trabuco Center.

Irvine Senior Citizens Council The Irvine Senior Citizens Council serves as an advisory body to the City Council on matters pertaining to older adults. The next meetings will be: Thursdays, March 19 and April 16, at 9 a.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center.

Rachel Owens, Chair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 714-396-6531 Juneu Kim, Vice Chair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 949-285-6545 Jerry Chang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K. Cal Hibrawi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carolyn Inmon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harish Murthy . . 949-300-8912, Bill Sandlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

For information regarding the Irvine Senior Citizens Council, please contact: Sandra Salcedo Community Services Superintendent 949-724-6356


Lakeview 949-724-6900 | Rancho 949-724-6800 | Trabuco 949-724-7300

International Crafters Join a group of dedicated crafters to knit, crochet, and sew beautiful scarves, blankets, sweaters, and special knit caps. Open to all levels. Program sponsored by Friends of Outreach. Knit/Crochet Tuesdays 9am–Noon LSC Free Sew Tuesdays 1pm–4pm LSC Free Irvine Material Quilters Join a group of quilters who work on their own projects together in a social environment. *No class 4/16. 3rd Thursdays* 5pm–8pm LSC Free

ARTS & CRAFTS Chinese Brush Painting

Learn Chinese brush painting techniques. Bring your own paints and supplies. Program sponsored by Irvine Evergreen Chinese Senior Association. Class fee paid to instructor. Mondays 2pm–4pm LSC $10/class Cooking the EasyWay Logo when appearing with the City logo

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Begin each week learning to cook a variety of delicious foods. Then, enjoy a lecture on top- ics including food preparation and

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storage, how to read labels, kitchen organiza- tion, healthy meal planning, and much more. Classes are individualized, social, and lots of fun. Daily drop-in available: $15 per class. More info: M Apr 6–Apr 27 2:30pm–4:30pm LSC $45 #26402 Floral Design Bring your clippers or scissors and learn tomake creative fresh flower arrangements. Each week you will amaze your family and friends with the creative arrangement you make and take home. Weekly supply fee of $20 paid to the instructor. *No class 4/15. W Apr 1–Jun 24* 4pm–6pm TRA $132 #26257 Quilt Instruction Learn the art of quilt making and create your own beautiful handcrafted quilt. Bring a sewing machine and scissors; other tools and equipment will be provided. Supply list will be printed on receipt at registration. Pre-cut kits are also avail- able; contact the instructor for details. Daily drop-in available: $13 per class. More info: Inst: Dana Laventure. Sa Apr 11–May 30 10am–1pm TRA $88 #26434 Tu Apr 21–Jun 9 5pm–8pm TRA $88 #27568 Alternate combined logo option. Logo as URL; use as standalone with City logo elsewhere on the page.


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How to Register: 1. Visit 2. Click “Log In/Create Account” 3. Select how you would like to create your account 4. Fill in requested personal information 5. Add additional account members For more help, pick up step-by-step instructions at the front desk of any of the three senior centers.

Course Key Sa May 14*







Class Time




• An asterisk (*) by a date range indicates no class on some dates; see course description. • See map at the back of the Connection for a list of locations. • Course number will only be included if registration is required. • Classes are free unless noted.


March/April 2020


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Stitch By Stitch Enjoy working on your personal projects in a social and spacious environment while sharing helpful tips and ideas with fellow crafters. Social crafting groups are free to attend; youmust bring your own supplies. Social Knitting Fridays 1pm–4pm RSC Free #22733 Social Quilting 1st Thursdays 2pm–6pm RSC Free #22730

Dance Instruction Course will strengthen and bring flexibility to the body. By focusing on classic technique, each participant will be led through a series of warm-up exercises that build upon one another. James Mullen, a volunteer instructor, uses active demonstration and high energy to teach each class. Jazz Th Apr 2–Jun 25 8:30am–9:45am LSC Free #28141 Ballet Tu Apr 7–Jun 30 8:30am–9:45am LSC Free #28139 Harmonica Advanced Training Open to advanced players who can read har- monica notes (numberedmusical notations, not Staves) and are good at harmonica scales. Bring your own harmonica (must be 24 holes with two reeds and in the key of “C ” and “C# ” ; both must be the same brand). Inst: Daniel Zhang. Tu Feb 4–Jun 30 4pm–6pm LSC $154 #25024

DANCE & MUSIC Acoustic Slow Jam Session Bring your acoustic instruments and play along while learning tra- ditional songs from folk, bluegrass, and country genres. Instructor will provide chords and song lyrics for those who want to sign along. NEW


Jam session is open all levels who are able to play chords and tune their instrument; formal instruction is not available. Thursdays 4:30pm–5:45pm TRA Free #28257

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March/April 2020

Harmonica Ensemble Open to players who can read harmonica notes (numbered musical notations, not Staves) and are good at harmonica scales. *No class 4/17. F Jan 3–Jun 26* 10:30am–11:45am LSC Free #23954 Healing Power of Dance Improve balance and coordination while social- izing and learning Latin dance. The course will cover dances such as Salsa, Mambo, Samba, and Cha-cha. All levels welcome; no partner necessary. Inst: Natalia Rojas. W Apr 1–Jun 24 3:30pm–4:30pm LSC Free #28142 Introduction to Hula Have fun learning basic hula steps and hand motions. Dance to a variety of musical selections while focusing on the modern hula known as auana . Inst: Selina Cheung and Estrella Larioza. F Apr 3–Jun 26 12:30pm–1:30pm TRA Free #26381 Introduction to Ukulele Learn chords and strumming techniques while discovering basic musical terminology. Inst: Estrella Larioza. *No class 5/25. F Apr 3–Jun 26 11:30am–12:30pm TRA Free #28190 M Apr 6–Jun 29* 11:30am–12:30pm TRA Free #26384 Little Big Band & Dance Spend the afternoon dancing to the Senior Band. Singles and couples welcome. Thursdays 2pm–4pm LSC Free Music Appreciation Enjoy listening to musical selections known around the world and learn about how each composition reflects the issues and environment of the time it was written. Meet new friends while enjoying selections such as classical, Broadway, opera, chamber, and other great music. Daily drop-in available: $5 per class. Inst: Jeffrey Briar. Th Apr 2–Apr 16 2pm–4pm TRA $12 #26247 Th May 28–Jun 25 2pm–4pm TRA $20 #26248

Open Dance Studio Bring your favorite music and practice your ballroom dancing skills. Singles and couples welcome. *No class 5/25. Mondays* 3pm–5pm TRA Free Fridays 3pm–5pm RSC Free Raggtimers Music & Dance If you enjoy dancing and great music, this pro- gram is perfect for you. Raggtimers Band per- forms live while you dance the afternoon away. Singles and couples welcome. 2nd & 4th Thursdays Noon–1:30pm LSC Free Sing-Along Enjoy the company of good friends while singing catchy tunes around a piano. Music selections are seasonal. Mondays 10:30am–11:30am LSC Free Social Tap Dance

Meet new people and exercise while practic- ing fun tap dance steps in this weekly non- instructional group. Beginner Thursdays 9am–10am Intermediate/Advanced Thursdays 10am–11am EDUCATION AARP Safe Driving


Free #24487


Free #24488

Attend this improved safety training course. Learn how to reduce chances of traffic viola- tions, accidents, and injuries. AARP Members: $15; nonmembers: $20. Check made payable to AARP due the first day of class. Presented in Mandarin W May 6 8:30am–5pm LSC #24031 Presented in English Sa May 9, 16 9am–1pm RSC #23181


Lakeview 949-724-6900 | Rancho 949-724-6800 | Trabuco 949-724-7300

Education Lectures

Irvine Senior Services, in partnership with local community organizations, offers presentations on topics of interest to the senior community. Presentations are offered free of charge. Registration is recommended. Drop-ins welcome as space permits.





A Guide to Strength & Flexibility Hazards of a Sedentary Lifestyle

Th Mar 5 10–11:30am TRA




Mar 6 10–11:30am RSC



Sleep & Aging

Tu Mar 10 10–11:30am LSC



A Guide to the Orange County Great Park Farm + Food Lab

Th Mar 12 10–11:30am TRA

Solutions for Urban Agriculture


Understanding Your Body’s Inflammation How Technology Can Help You Reach Your Health & Fitness Goals Stroke: Warning Signs & Symptoms

Tu Mar 17 10–11:30am LSC

DeMoss Chiropractic Irvine Senior Services


Th Mar 19 10–11:30am TRA



Mar 20 10–11:30am RSC



Transportation with TRIPS Tu Mar 24 10–11:30am LSC

City of Irvine, TRIPS #28193

A Physician’s Advice to Improving Balance and Preventing Falls

Th Apr 2 10–11:30am TRA



Dental Hygiene


Apr 3 10–11:30am RSC

Family Dental Group DeMoss Chiropractic


Herbs & Plant-Based Healing

Th Apr 9 10–11:30am TRA


Leaky Gut & Brain Health Tu Apr 14 10–11:30am LSC

Memorial Care

#28198 #28199

The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s & Dementia Getting a Good Night's Sleep without Medication

Th Apr 16 10–11:30am TRA

Alzheimer’s Association


Apr 17 10–11:30am RSC

Independence at Home Independence at Home


Breathing Better with Asthma & COPD

Tu Apr 28 10–11:30am LSC



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English Mentoring English mentoring lessons are available for seniors. Each group is led by an instructor who provides group and one-on-one lessons. Registration required; drop-in accepted as space permits. *No class 3/25, 4/17, 5/6, 5/25. Th Jan 2–May 28 9:30am–11am TRA Free #22386 M Jan 6–May 25* 1pm–2:30pm TRA Free #24197 Tu Jan 7–May 26 8am–9:30am TRA Free #22381 M Feb 3–May 25* 2:15pm–3:45pm LSC Free #24190 Th Feb 6–May 28 9:30am–11am LSC Free #24186 Th Feb 6–May 28 3:30pm–4:45pm LSC Free #24193 F Feb 7–May 29* 1pm–2:30pm LSC Free #24196 W Feb 12–May 27* 9am–10:30am LSC Free #24189 Irvine Multicultural Association Irvine Multicultural Association is a Senior Services program providing educational and social activities to promote harmony and under- standing in the community. Planning Meetings M Mar 2, Apr 6 3:30pm–4:30pm LSC Free Presentation Series: South Africa, Zimbabwe & Botswana W Mar 4 5pm–7pm LSC Free Film Series: To Rome with Love W Apr 1 5pm–7pm LSC Free Exploring Our World Wednesday, May 6 • 1–3 p.m. Lakeview Senior Center Revel in this celebration of social oneness as we explore four different cultures. Come learn a new phrase, sample some traditional food, and enjoy performances. Presented by the Irvine Multicultural Association. Tickets can be purchased at the Lakeview Senior Center front desk for $5.

AARP Smart Driver TEKWorkshop

Learn how the newest car technology works, including blind spot warning systems, adaptive cruise control, and reverse monitoring systems. This class will help you stay safe and feel more confident behind the wheel. M May 4 10:30am–Noon RSC Free #24168 CreativeWriting NEW

Help turn your creative ideas into written works. Whether you are working on a short story, novel, or autobiog- raphy, you will learn basic and creative techniques to improve your effectiveness

as a writer. Writers will share their ideas and get feedback in a supportive environment. All levels and projects are welcome. Inst: Jeffrey Briar. W May 27–Jun 24 1:30pm–4pm RSC $40 #26412

Irvine Valley College Emeritus Institute The City of Irvine partners with Irvine Valley College to offer educational opportunities to the senior community. These classes are managed by IVC and conveniently held at the Lakeview and Rancho senior centers. These classes require registration directly through IVC and are identified with the “#” symbol on the At-a-Glance calendar on Pages 14–15. Current IVC Emeritus Institute students can register for IVC classes at For more information or to apply as a first-time student, contact the Extended Education Office at 949-367-8343 or visit


Lakeview 949-724-6900 | Rancho 949-724-6800 | Trabuco 949-724-7300


FITNESS Barre Strength & Stretch

This barre class provides stability while you strengthen muscles to improve your balance, mobility, and circulation. Using a chair, you will be led through easy-to-follow, head-to-toe exercises that are effective and fun. Not sure if this class is for you? Contact the Trabuco Center to register for a $16 trial class. Inst: CS Dance Factory. *No class 5/25. M Apr 13–Jun 22* 11am–11:45am TRA $90 #26299 Th Apr 16–Jun 25 11:30am–12:15pm TRA $99 #26302 Better Life Boxing Better Life Boxing provides seniors with fun, challenging, and safe boxing workouts they can use to keep their bodies and brains healthy. You will perform exercises that help improve your balance and coordination as well as overall strength. This workout gets your body moving and heart rate going, all while having fun. All levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and boxing gloves (12 oz.). Daily drop-in avail- able: $18 per class. Inst: Better Life Boxing. *No class 5/22. Tu Apr 7–May 12 9am–10am RSC $90 #26271 F Apr 3–May 8 12:30pm–1:30pm TRA $90 #27631 F Mar 27 12:30pm–1:30pm TRA Free Demo #28237 Tu May 19–Jun 23 9am–10am RSC $90 #26278 F May 15–Jun 26* 12:30pm–1:30pm TRA $90 #27636 Bollywood Dance Fitness

L.A. Union Station Art Tour Start the day by learning how to ride the Metrolink, including how to read the schedule, purchase tickets, and other tips to help plan your trip. You will then board the Metrolink to Los Angeles to enjoy a guided 90-minute walking tour of Union Station’s historic artwork and architecture. Afterward, enjoy free time to explore the many shops and dining options in the area. Cost includes round-trip fare on the Metrolink and tour ticket. Walking is required; please wear comfortable shoes. Lunch not provided. Meet at Irvine Metrolink Station. F May 1 $13 Ages 65+ 8am–4:30pm #28099 $24 Ages 64 & younger Irvine Senior Travelers Irvine Senior Travelers is a nonprofit organization that coordinates a variety of day and extended tours tomeet the interests of seniors. Amember- ship is not required. For a complete up-to-date list of day trips and extended tours offered, please visit Make checks payable to Irvine Senior Travelers. Office hours: Tuesdays andThursdays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., at Lakeview Senior Center. More info: 888-882-8714. The Luck o ’ the Irish Tu Mar 17 $103 per person Jeopardy! Tapings Tu Mar 31 $69 per person

Join a fun, engaging workout with Bollywood music and dance com- bining traditional Indian dances with the influence of jazz, hip-hop, andmod- ern dancing. Daily drop- in available: $12 per class. Inst: Mumbai Madness/Zumbolly. Tu Apr 7–Apr 28 5pm–6pm

RSC $40 #26284 TRA $40 #26283

Th Apr 9–Apr 30 1pm–2pm


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Chair Yoga Improve movement, balance, and breath with this gentle form of yoga. All movements are done sitting in a chair or standing, while using the chair for support. All fitness levels wel- come. Daily drop-in available: $10 per class. Inst: Eugenia Lane. F Apr 3–May 15 3pm–4pm RSC $56 #27534 M Apr 6–May 11 9:15am–10:15am LSC $48 #27533

Functional Fitness

Increased physical and mental healthmakes it easier and safer to per- form everyday activi- ties such as carrying groceries, getting out of bed, or reaching for

the top shelf. This class will focus on improving bone density, muscular functioning, posture, and alignment. You will learn low-impact funda- mental exercises using resistance bands, stability balls, and other functional training equipment. Daily drop-in available: $12 per class. Inst: Jarrid Bryant. *No class 5/8. F Apr 10–May 15* 1:30pm–2:30pm RSC $50 #26548 F May 29–Jun 26 1:30pm–2:30pm RSC $50 #28252 Fitness Centers Rancho Senior Center Harrel Fitness Center 949-724-6800 Schedule: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday–Sunday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Trabuco Center 949-724-7300 Schedule: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday–Sunday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Providing adults with a safe and comfort- able workout environment with equipment for cardiovascular and strength training. Orientation required prior to participa- tion; schedule an orientation and purchase memberships in person at either location. Membership is valid at both centers. Fees: $65 per year $10 orientation

Dance Fusion Fitness Join the dance party that will help you get in shape while having fun. Learn easy-to-follow dance steps to some of today’s biggest hits that will make you move, sweat, and smile. This fast-paced cardiovascular workout will get your heart pumping and leave you feeling ener- gized. No dance experience necessary; all fitness levels welcome. Tu Apr 7–Jun 30 11:30am–12:30pm TRA $11 #26376

Spring Into Health Fitness Challenge April 20–June 12 • Free

Jump-start your fitness goals by joining the Senior Services Spring Into Health Fitness Challenge. Sign up for this eight- week challenge where the more you exercise, the more opportunities you have to win prizes. More info: 949-724-6817 Register at the front desk of the Lakeview and Rancho senior centers or Trabuco Center April 1–17. Registration required; space is limited.


Lakeview 949-724-6900 | Rancho 949-724-6800 | Trabuco 949-724-7300

Golf Group Join a group of intermediate to experienced golf- ers for a casual 18-hole round with an emphasis on recreation and fun. There are no strict tour- nament rules, no handicaps, and you don’t even have to keep score. Call for dates, locations, and more info: 714-336-4719. Laughter Yoga with Jeffrey Discover the joyful laughter-as-exercise that uses intentional laughter to help relieve stress, strengthen your immune system, improve res- piration and circulation, and reduce anxiety and depression. Laughter yoga can be done while seated. Daily drop-in available: $5 per class. Inst: Jeffrey Briar. W Apr 1–Apr 15 9:45am–10:45am RSC $12 #26244 W May 27–Jun 24 9:45am–10:45am RSC $20 #26245 Longevity Stick Raise your spirits! Learn a series of 12 move- ments designed to improve balance, flexibility, strength, mental focus, and breathing capacity. All movements are simple and done standing. Bring your own stick. Subject to rain cancella- tion. *No class 5/25. W Apr 1–Jun 24 8:30am–9:30am TRA Free #26388 Th Apr 2–Jun 25 9am–10am LSC Free #28150 M Apr 6–Jun 29* 8:30am–9:30am TRA Free #26387 M Apr 6–Jun 29* 10am–11am RSC Free #26340 Tu Apr 7–Jun 30 9am–10am LSC Free #28151 Mantra Meditation Mantra is a Sanskrit word holds strong vibrational energy to remove negativity and achieve a calm, cen- tered meditative state. Course will include gent le yoga and breathing techniques. W Apr 1–Jun 24 11:30am–12:30pm RSC Free #26341 Tu Apr 7–Jun 30 2:30pm–3:30pm TRA Free #26389

Mindfulness Meditation Meditation is the act of effortlessly concentrat- ing on one point for an extended period of time, helping to heal and rejuvenate the entire human system. It helps promote inspiration, intuition, insight, and well-being. You’ll learn how to meditate in order to calm your mind and lower your stress throughmindful practice. Wear comfortable clothing. Chairs will be provided or you can bring a cushion to sit on. More info: or 949-278-3695. F Apr 3–May 8 10:45am–Noon TRA $60 #26455 Mind & BodyWellness Class teaches breathing techniques, gen- tle yoga stretches using a chair, rhythmic clapping, laughter, and nutrition tips to improve daily living. It’s a wholesome class for a healthy body and practical knowledge. Inst: Matangi Desai, RYT. W Apr 1–Jun 24 2:30pm–3:30pm LSC Free #28154 Th Apr 2–Jun 25 11am–Noon RSC Free #26330 Tu Apr 7–Jun 30 1pm–2pm TRA Free #26390


March/April 2020

The City of Irvine Senior Services wishes to thank all of our 2019 donors. Through the generosity of patrons like you, we can continue to offer the quality services and programs we provide our senior community. Your donations make a difference by supporting programs and services that enhance independence and quality of life for Irvine seniors. 2019 IRV INE SENIOR SERV ICES DONORS

Gold Patron ($25,000–$49,999)

ƒ Julia Manning

ƒ Friends of Outreach ƒ Irvine Evergreen Chinese Senior Association Silver Patrons ($10,000–$24,999) ƒ Jen Du Bronze Patrons ($5,000–$9,999)

ƒ National Charity League, Irvine Chapter

ƒ Armand Mauss

Patrons ($1,000–$4,999)

ƒ Petro Diamond ƒ Beverly Daugherty ƒ Pen Feng ƒ Andrew Hausig

ƒ Patricia Keen ƒ Michael Keen ƒ Melissa Mulcahy ƒ John WilliamMurphy

Supporter ($500–$999)

ƒ Song Li ƒ Edoardo Maragliano

ƒ Chiu Ting ƒ David Weber

ƒ Food and Nutrition Management Services Inc. ƒ Victoria Chadwick Contributor ($100–$499)

ƒ Shui-Tze Ko ƒ Marlene Kunert ƒ Ten-Ching Lee ƒ June Nelson

ƒ Quintin Olmstead ƒ Mahboubeh Shabani Samghabadi ƒ Karin St. Dennis ƒ Stephanie Tompkins ƒ Lisa Watson

ƒ Anna Hamada ƒ Margaret Hill

Due to the Volunteer Recognition event, Lakeview Senior Center will be closed Friday, April 17. All regularly scheduled programs are canceled.


Lakeview 949-724-6900 | Rancho 949-724-6800 | Trabuco 949-724-7300


At-a-Glance lists all of the activities featured in this newsletter.

Fitness Cente Lunch: See P





Morning Social Computer Classes

8–9am *

Food Commodities (3/16, 4/20)


Beginning Chair Exerci AARP Tax Assistance (3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8) Mah Jongg HICAP Yoga with Mona Physical Fitness HICAP–Mandarin (3/11, Afternoon Social Mind & BodyWellness Tai Chi Afghan-American Socia Caregiver Support (3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22) Compassionate Friend Yoga with Mona Laughter Yoga with Je Dayan Qigong Duplicate Bridge Mantra Meditation Bunco (1st & 3rd Wednesday CreativeWriting ZUMBA GOLD

8–9:30am * 8am–2pm

Mah Jongg Chair Yoga

9am–4:30pm 9:15–10:15am * 9:30–11:30am * 9:30am–Noon * 10:30–11:30am 10:30–11:35am #

Open Games

Ballet Instruction Longevity Stick

8:30–9:45am *

Book Club (1st Mondays) Elder Law Appt. (3/2, 4/6)

9–10am *


9am–Noon 9am–Noon


International Crafters (Knit/Crochet) Beginning Chair Exercise

Country Line Dancing

Physical Fitness Piano: Beg./Int.

1–2:05pm # 1–4:50pm #

10–11:05am # 10–11:30am 12:30–3pm *

Education Lecture

Chinese Brush Painting Cooking the EasyWay

2–4pm *


2:30–4:30pm *

International Crafters (Sewing) 1–4pm Financial Investment Appt. (3/3, 4/7) 1–5pm * Harmonica AdvancedTraining 4–6pm *

Zumba Gold

4–5pm *


Better Life Boxing 9–10am * MELT: Balance & Stability (3rd Tuesdays) 9–10am * Tap Dance 9–11:20am # Intl. Discussion (3rd Tuesdays) 9:30–11:20am MELT: Soft Roller 10–11am * Book Club (4th Tuesdays) 10am–Noon * Yoga Stretching 11:30am–1:05pm # Intermediate Bridge Noon–3pm Physical Fitness 1–2:15pm # Scrabble 1–4pm American Mah Jongg 1:30–5pm Aerobic Strength & Pilates 2:30–3:35pm # Therapeutic Yoga 4–5:15pm * Bollywood Dance Fitness 5–6pm *

Yang Style Tai Chi: Beg.

8:30–9:15am * 8:45–10am * 9:15–10am * 9:30am–Noon

Yoga with Mona

Yang Style Tai Chi: Int. American Mah Jongg

Longevity Stick

10–11am *

Power Hour

11:30am–12:30pm *

Monday at the Movies Beginning Social Bridge

1–4pm *


TRABUCO CENTER Longevity Stick

8:30–9:30am * 9:45–10:45am * 11–11:45am *

Senior Striders Integral Tai Chi Crochet-teers Dance Fitness

8:30–9:30am * 8:30–10:30am *

Computer Classes Longevity Stick Line Dancing Loss of a Spouse


Barre Strength & Stretch


Intro to Ukulele Yoga with Mona Open Dance Studio

11:30am–12:30pm *

11:30am–12:30pm *

12:30–1:45pm *

Mind & BodyWellness Mantra Meditation

1 – 2pm *

Support Group (3/18, 4/1 Taiwanese Mah Jongg Floral Design


2:30 – 3:30pm * 2:30 – 4:30pm *

Line Dancing

Quilt Instruction

5–8pm *


March/April 2020

KEY: * - Fee and/or registration required

s: See Page 11 ge 16

Computer Membership: See Page 21

# - Registration with Irvine Valley College 949-367-8343 or visit




9–10:15am # 9am–4pm

Longevity Stick

9–10am *

Intermediate Chair Exercise

9–10:15am # 9–10:15am *

Country Line Dancing

9–10:15am #

Harmonica Instruction BeginningWatercolor

Jazz Instruction

8:30–9:45am 9:30–11am Noon–1:30pm

9am–12:25pm # 9am–4:30pm 9:30–10:30am * 10:30–11:45am * 10:30–11:45am # 12:30–2:15pm 12:45–2:15pm *

9am–4:30pm 9:30–11:45am * 10:45am–Noon * 1–2:05pm #

Hearing Screening (3/19, 4/16)

Mah Jongg


Morning Social

(2nd & 4th Thursdays) Pinochle

Harmonica Ensemble Country Line Dancing Friday Movie Matinee

Noon–3pm Noon–5pm

Taiwanese Mah Jongg

/8) 1–4pm * 2–3pm * 2:30–3:30pm * 3–5pm * Group 3:30–4:30pm 3:30–5pm

Instruction Diabetes Support Group (3/12, 4/2) 12:30–2pm Legal Aid Appt. (3/12, 4/9) 1:30–4:30pm * Little Big Band & Dance 2–4pm NEDA (3rd Thursdays) 5–9pm * Travel Adv. Slide Show 6:30–8:30pm (3rd Thursdays)

Line Dancing

Medication Review (3/6, 4/3)

1:30–3pm *

Line Dancing

2:45–4:15pm *


(3/4, 4/1)

Social Tap Dance Yoga with Mona

9–11am *

Yoga with Mona BeadWeaving Education Lecture (1st & 3rd Fridays) FilmClub (2nd Fridays)

9–10:15am *

9–10:15am * rey 9:45–10:45am * 10–11:15am # 11am–3:30pm 11:30am–12:30pm * ) Noon–2pm * 1:30–4pm * 4–5pm *

9:30–10:45am * Aerobic Strength & Pilates 10:30–11:35am # Mind & BodyWellness 11am–Noon * Physical Fitness 1–2:15pm # HathaYoga 1–2pm * Stitch by Stitch: Social Quilting 2–6pm * (1st Thursdays) Integral Tai Chi 2:30–4:30pm * Line Dancing 2:30–4:30pm *

9am–12:05pm #


10:30–11:30am *



Stitch by Stitch: Social Knitting

1–4pm *

Functional Fitness

1:30–2:30pm *

Chair Yoga

3–4pm *

Open Dance Studio


8–9:30am * 8:30–9:30am * 10am–Noon * 1–2:30pm

Morning Social Education Lecture

8–9am *

Senior Striders ZUMBA GOLD

8:30–9:30am * 8:30–9:30am *

10–11:30am Barre Strength & Stretch 11:30am–12:15pm * BollywoodDance Fitness 1–2pm * Music Appreciation 2–4pm * Acoustic Slow Jam Session 4:30–5:30pm * Therapeutic Yoga 5–6:15pm *

Power Hour 10–11am * Mindfulness Meditation 10:45am–Noon * Intro to Ukulele 11:30am–12:30pm * Advanced Bridge Noon–3pm * Better Life Boxing 12:30–1:30pm * Intro to Hula 12:30–1:30pm * Friday Movie Matinee 2–5pm


1–6pm 4–6pm *


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$4 suggested donation for adults ages 60 and older $5.25 fee for adults ages 59 and younger Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration begins at 11 a.m. n No adult age 60 or older will be turned away due to inability to donate. n Be sure to arrive early; some menu items are very popular. n Menus subject to change without notice.

Rose Garden Café is at the Lakeview Senior Center 949-724-6900

Lunch is served: Monday–Friday 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.






2 Chicken Focaccia

3 Fish Tacos

4 Vegetarian Lasagna

5 Turkey Stuffed Bell Pepper

6 Yankee Pot Roast

with Slaw & Lime Crema

9 Turkey & Swiss Cheese Burger

10 Baked Salmon with Pesto Sauce

11 Bean & Cheese Enchilada Casserole 18 Cilantro Ginger Cod

12 Beef Pho Soup 13 Chicken

Cordon Bleu

16 Beef

17 Chicken Marsala

19 Spinach Pie

20 Turkey Ziti


24 Braised Beef Brisket

25 Turkey Tomato Basil Wrap

26 Teriyaki Salmon

27 Grilled Beef

23 Pork Milanese with Arugula & Tomato Salad

Hot Dogs with Fixings

30 Turkey

31 Country Fried Beef Steak & Gravy

Pumpkin Chili






1 Rosemary

2 Black Bean

3 Greek Style Baked Cod

Lemon Chicken Breast

Veggie Burger

6 Chicken Focaccia

7 Fish Tacos

8 Vegetarian Lasagna

9 Turkey Stuffed Bell Pepper

10 Yankee Pot Roast

with Slaw & Lime Crema

13 Tuna Noodle Casserole

14 Turkey & Swiss Cheese Burger

15 Bean & Cheese Enchilada Casserole 22 Cilantro Ginger Cod

16 Beef Pho Soup 17 Center Closed: Volunteer Recognition

20 Beef

21 Chicken Marsala

23 Spinach Pie

24 Turkey Ziti


28 Braised Beef Brisket

29 Turkey Tomato Basil Wrap

30 Teriyaki Salmon

27 Pork Milanese with Arugula & Tomato Salad


March/April 2020

MELT Method This simple self-treatment technique uses soft balls and rollers to stimulate the healing power of your body and reduce chronic pain and stiff- ness. Hands and feet are done sitting down, which is the best way to create more stabil- ity without pain. Daily drop-in available for Soft Roller: $12 per class. Inst: Niki Parker.

Tennis This group is composed of intermediate to experienced members who play to stay active and fit. Group meets weekly at Woodbridge High School, 2 Meadowbrook, Irvine. More info: Li Zhang, 949-439-2157. Saturdays 8am–11am WHS Free Yang Style Tai Chi Yang style tai chi promotes stress reduction, balance, increased energy, and flexibility. Easy techniques of gentle, slow, repeated movements will improve your health and well-being. Wear comfortable clothing. Inst: Dan Hakikawa. *No class 5/25. Beginner M Apr 6–Jun 29* 8:30am–9:15am RSC Free #26332 Intermediate M Apr 6–Jun 29* 9:15am–10am RSC Free #26333 Yoga with Mona ibility. Mona offers three styles of yoga to fit your needs. All levels welcome. More info: yogawith- or 949-278-3695. Daily drop-in available: $12 per class. *No class 5/6, 5/25. Beginning W Apr 1–Jun 24* 10:45am–Noon LSC $96 #26442 Th Apr 2–Jun 25 9:30am–10:45am RSC $104 #26443 F Apr 3–Jun 26 9am–10:15am RSC $104 #26444 M Apr 6–Jun 29* 12:30pm–1:45pm TRA $96 #26250 Intermediate W Apr 1–Jun 24 9am–10:15am RSC $104 #26445 M Apr 6–Jun 29* 8:45am–10am RSC $96 #26446 Therapeutic Th Apr 2–Jun 25 5pm–6:15pm TRA $104 #26448 Tu Apr 7–Jun 30 4pm–5:15pm RSC $104 #26447 Anyone can prac- tice yoga regardless of age or experi- ence. Energize your body and improve your flex-

*No class 3/10, 3/24. Balance & Stability Tu Mar 17

9am–10am 9am–10am

RSC $5 #22993 RSC $5 #26254

Tu Apr 21

Soft Roller Tu Mar 3–Mar 31* 10am–11am Tu Apr 7–Apr 28 10am–11am

RSC $27 #22988 RSC $36 #26251

Power Hour This energizing full-body workout will help increase muscular strength, endurance, and overall cardiovas-

cular health through intervals of cardio and strength training, followed by stretches. All fitness levels welcome. Free for Senior Fitness Center members. *No class 4/17, 5/25. F Apr 3– Jun 26* 10am–11am TRA $36 #26385 M Apr 6–Jun 29* 11:30am–12:30pm RSC $36 #26331 Senior Striders Meet friends for healthy walks in the community. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes. Subject to rain cancellation. Tuesdays, Fridays 8:30am–9:30am TRA Free Tai Chi Participate in tai chi and enjoy its many benefits, including increased energy, reduced stress, and improved concentration. Program presented by Irvine Evergreen Chinese Senior Association (IECSA); $20 per four-month session. Checks payable to IECSA. W Apr–Jun 3pm–5pm LSC $20/session


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ZUMBA GOLD Dance Fitness


ZUMBA GOLD® i s the dance party work- out for the young at heart. Learn easy-to- follow, low-impact dance steps to zesty Latin and international music. With beginner and intermediate

Play bingo and help raise funds for programs, classes, and activities serving seniors in the Irvine community. Buy-in is from 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. Program sponsored by Friends of Outreach. Lessons 1st Tuesdays 11:30am–Noon LSC Free Early Game Tuesdays 12:45pm–1pm LSC $1–5 Regular/ Tuesdays 1pm–3pm LSC $8/10 Extra Game Bridge Instruction Enjoy learning bridge with this programdesigned for beginner players. Improve your skills and enjoy meeting new people. Includes handouts and playing time. Volunteer instructors Joe Robbins and JimCraig have more than 15 years of playing experience. W Mar 4–Apr 8 8:15am–10:30am RSC $10 #28201

modifications shown, you will be groovin’ at your own pace. Instructors will energize you while helping to improve balance, strength, and mobility. Daily drop-in available: $14 per class. Inst: CS Dance Factory. *No class 5/23, 5/25. M Apr 13–Jun 22* 9:45am–10:45am TRA $80 #26286 M Apr 13–Jun 22* 4pm–5pm LSC $80 #27567 W Apr 15–Jun 24 4pm–5pm RSC $88 #27566 F Apr 17–Jun 26 8:30am–9:30am TRA $88 #26288 Sa Apr 25–Jun 20* 9am–10am RSC $64 #26290





Center Details

American Mah Jongg




Instruction available for ongoing players

American Mah Jongg




Billiards Bridge:



Instruction available



Noon–3pm 1pm–4:30pm 11am–3:30pm Noon–3pm 9am–Noon 11am–1pm Noon–3pm 1pm–4pm 9am–4:30pm 9am–4:30pm 1pm–6pm Noon–5pm 9am–4:30pm


Must meet prerequisites No instruction available Partners encouraged

Beginning Social

M W Tu Tu



Game starts promptly at noon




Pinochle Scrabble

Th Tu

Instruction available

Taiwanese Mah Jongg: Social play*

M W W Th

Partners needed Partners needed

Quiet play* Instruction Instruction Quiet play*

F Partners needed * If you are interested in joining a group, please see the Lakeview Senior Center front desk to be added to an interest list. Placement in a group is not guaranteed.


March/April 2020

Bunco Join us eachmonth for an afternoon of bunco. Involving 100 percent luck, this easy dice game is great for every-

SOCIAL Afghan-American Social Group A Senior Services program enabling the Irvine Afghan community to participate in social net- working and healthy well-being. The group will meet in the Afternoon Social, then transition at 3:30 p.m. to the craft room for the scheduled weekly program. Wednesdays 3:30pm–4:30pm LSC Free Afternoon Social Come join friends and meet new peo- ple while enjoying light refreshments and participating in fun activities for the body, mind, and spirit. First and third week: bingo; second and fourth week: karaoke. Wednesdays 2pm–3pm LSC $1

one. No experience necessary. 1st & 3rdWednesdays Noon–2pm

RSC $5 per day

Billiards Tournament April 17 • 1–6 p.m. • $5

Start practicing today and join the fun at the senior Billiards Tournament. The tournament will be eight ball with a 1–15 last pocket rule. House rules apply.

All skill levels welcome. To register, please see the Lakeview Senior Center front desk.


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Book Club Enjoy drama, mystery, or a little romance? Join the Senior Services Book Club to read and discuss books. 1st Mondays 9:30am–11:30am LSC Free #23965 4th Tuesdays 10am–Noon RSC Free #25305 Friday Movie Matinee Lights, camera, action! Enjoy a weekly movie ranging from classics to new releases. Movies shown at the LakeviewSenior Center andTrabuco Center; see the front desk for film schedule. *No class 4/17. Fridays* 12:30pm–2:15pm LSC Free Fridays 2pm–5pm TRA Free Film Club The Film Club selects a variety of new releases to see in the theater on their own. They then gather each month for a lively discussion with other film enthusiasts. 2nd Fridays 10:30am–11:30am RSC Free International Discussion Group Participate in thought-provoking conversations about current national and international topics. 3rd Tuesdays 9:30am–11:20am RSC Free Monday at the Movies Join us at the Rancho Senior Center onMondays for a matinee movie. Each week will feature a different film, followed by a group discussion. You can come weekly or just for the movies that interest you. Movie ratings range from G to R and will be posted prior to each showing. A schedule of movies and their rating is available at the Rancho Senior Center front desk. Mondays 1pm–4pm RSC Free #24431

Morning Socials Come socialize with friends and meet new people while enjoying coffee, tea, and treats. *No class 4/17. Tuesdays 8am–9am LSC $1 Thursdays 8am–9am TRA $1 Fridays* 9:30am–10:30am LSC $1 Positive Living Discover how to recognize early signs of depres- sion and cognitive decline, and learn coping strategies, treatment approaches, support net- works, and community resources. Presented by OMIDMulticultural Institute for Development. *No class 4/17. Farsi Th Apr 2–Jun 25 5pm–6:30pm LSC Free #28178 English F Apr 10–Jun 19* 10am–11:30am LSC Free #28161



March/April 2020

Travel Adventure Slideshow Take a virtual photographic trip around the world. Each presentation includes an interac- tive digital photography slideshow followed by a question-and-answer session. 3rd Thursdays 6:30pm–8pm LSC Free

Individual Technology Tutoring

Love your community? Let ’ s be friends. Attend a free group training to learn the basic functions of your smartphone, includ- ing how to make your phone louder, send text messages, and connect to Bluetooth devices. Bring your fully charged cell phone to class. Facilitated by the California Telephone Access Program. Registration required. iPhone Th Mar 19 10am–Noon LSC Free #24086 Android Th Apr 16 10am–Noon LSC Free #24087 Learn how to use your computer, tablet, or smartphone to its full capacity. Sign up for free individual 45-minute tutoring sessions with volunteers; maximum two sessions per month. Schedule appointments at Lakeview Senior Center or Trabuco Center. Make sure to bring your computer, tablet, or cell phone. *No class 4/17, 5/25. M–F Feb 3–May 29* 3:30pm–5pm LSC Free W, F Feb 5–May 29* 3:30pm–5pm TRA Free Phone Basics


Computer Classes


Learn about computer usage with instruction that is hands-on and easy to understand. Whether you’re a beginner or inter- ested in discovering more, there are classes to fit your needs. Inst: Rachel Lowe. Introduction to Microsoft Office Tu Apr 7–May 12 8am–9:30am Computer Security & Internet Tips W May 20–Jun 24 8am–9:30am

LSC $30 #28172

TRA $30 #28173

Computer Membership Computer workstations and printers are available in the Lee Tjhio Technology Lab at Lakeview Senior Center, and a laptop lending program is available at Trabuco Center and Rancho Senior Center. Hours are subject to change. Lee Tjhio Technology Lab

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Lakeview Senior Center Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Laptop Lending Rancho Senior Center & Trabuco Center Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Fees: Irvine residents: $18 per year Nonresidents: $23 per year cityofirvine cityofirvine City_of_Irvine ictv30


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Hearing Screening No appointment required. Please bring hearing aids. Sponsored by Sonus Hearing. More info: 949-724-6926 or Th Mar 19, Apr 16 9:30am–11am LSC Free Individual Medication Review What’s in your medicine cabinet? Pharmacists will reviewmedications for dosage strength and frequency, correct usage, and potential interac- tions or duplications. Bring your questions along with daily medications, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and supplements to your appointment. Appointment required. Sponsored by OCHCA. F Mar 6, Apr 3 1:30pm–3pm LSC Free Irvine Meals onWheels Nutritious meals delivered to qualifying homebound Irvine senior residents each weekday by caring volunteers. Available on a donation basis; no qualifying senior is turned away based on inability to pay. More info: 949-724-6910 or Legal Aid for Seniors Brief 20-minute consultations for adults 60 and older, addressing general legal ques- tions. Sponsored by Legal Aid Society. Registration required. Th Mar 12, Apr 9 1:30pm–4:30pm LSC Free

ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS For more information or to register, contact 949-724-6926 or visit AARPTax Foundation Assistance Free tax assistance for individuals with low to moderate incomes. An appointment is not a guarantee of services. Appointment required; call 949-724-6926. W Feb 5–Apr 8 9am–4pm LSC Free Free Elder Law Appointments Brief consultations for questions on estate, trusts, and wills. Sponsored by Law Office of Merhab Robinson, Jackson & Clarkson. No selling or endorsements of products or services. Registration required. M Mar 2, Apr 6 9:30am–Noon LSC Free Financial Investment Consultation Appointments General investment and unbiased financial consultation focused on the senior’s needs. No selling or endorsements of products or services. Sponsored by George Faas, financial planning specialist. Registration required. Tu Mar 3, Apr 7 1pm–5pm LSC Free Food Commodities Income-qualifying seniors 60 and older receive a free nonperishable box of food. Sponsored by Community Action Partnership. Self- reported income and photo ID with proof of age required. M Mar 16, Apr 20 9am–Noon LSC Free Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) Consultation for Medicare and senior health insurance-related topics. Sponsored by Council on Aging. Registration required. English Wednesdays 9:30am–11:45am LSC Free Mandarin W Mar 11, Apr 8 1pm–4pm LSC Free


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