Senior Notes

Seniors hold holiday luncheon

Laguna Beach Seniors will hold their 2010 Annual Holiday Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 at Tivoli Terrace. The cost per person is $30. To join in the festivities while also honoring our former Executive Director Bea Field, call (949) 497-2441. Opportunity drawing tickets will also be sold for $2 each or 3 for $5.

Living better with chronic conditions

The Stanford Patient Education Research Center has developed a course to assist with learning how to live with chronic health conditions. The free 6-week course covers topics such as nutrition and physical activity, communication skills, relaxation techniques, medication usage, goal setting, and problem solving. The course will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 10, 24; Feb. 7 and 14 at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Advance registration is required because class size is limited. Attendance is expected at all six sessions. To register, call (949) 497-2441.

Ping Pong program expands

Thanks to a donation from Glenn McIntire, Ron Russell, Gene Sottosanto, and Mo Ramhormozi, the Susi Q has acquired a second pingpong table. Now beginning and intermediate players can play simultaneously on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. This activity is open to all ages.

Free genealogy lecture series

Collyn Youngman will again offer a free, eight-week genealogy lecture series at the Susi Q. The series will provide all of the necessary information and instruction to assist with charting a family history. Registration should be made by calling (949) 497-2441. A one-time $5 material fee is due on the first day. The series will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 14, 21; Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; and March 4.

Organize digital photos

The Susi Q is again offering a drop-in computer class about how to organize, edit and share digital photos. The class is every Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. Each session costs $10 or purchase three sessions for $20. You will need to bring your camera, memory chip, and cable connector. The instructor is Marianna Spoelder.

Free computer assistance

The Computer Lab at the Susi Q is open from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays for anyone who has a question or needs assistance with a computer. Lee Rhodes, retired professor and computer expert, is available to assist with questions. The entire community is invited to stop by.

Rose Parade float excursion

The Susi Q Senior Center has teamed up with Good Times Travel to offer an excursion to Pasadena on Sunday, Jan. 2. The "Showcase of Floats" is an opportunity for see up close the detail, design and workmanship that goes into the Rose Parade floats. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested because there is considerable walking involved. Lunch on your own in Old Town Pasadena. The price is $49. The bus will depart at 6:15 a.m. directly across the street from the Festival of Arts Main Entrance. Call the Susi Q for more information at (949) 497-2441 or stop by the Susi Q, 380 Third St., to pick up a flier.

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