Adult 50+ Programs & Services

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Drop-In Programs with Walnut Creek Seniors Club

Bazaar Group
This is a great drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas while socializing with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects include a variety of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting to anything you'd like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving members who welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are provided and items created are sold in the display case at Civic Park Community Center. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information.

Bingo
Enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Paper games are sold in 6 on 10 sets for $6 and 3 on 10 sets for $3. This is a great activity for keeping your brain healthy and challenged, as well as having fun with friends.

Bridge Programs
Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required. Players are rotated into the group for that day's play. For Marathon Bridge, pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator is required. Please contact Barbara Meyer at (925) 689-3591.

Card Making Workshops   
Come and learn new techniques for card making in this fun and easy workshop. Pre-registration required. Register at the Civic Park Community Center. Call (925) 943-5851 for questions. Please bring a pair of scissors and glue. All other supplies included. Instructor: Linda Rogers

Club 55 Skiers
Enjoy mid-week rates, short lines and best of all, no driving! Weekly ski trips are scheduled for Wednesdays, weather permitting. We meet at Heather Farm Community Center at the large parking lot near the duck pond at 5:30 a.m. and return approximately at 6:30 p.m. To sign up for Club 55 contact Peter Heyman at pjheyman@astound.net.

Conversation Group
Do you crave deep conversation or want to discuss current events? Join others in this new Walnut Creek Seniors Club drop-in program for friendly conversation on a vast array of topics! Coffee and cookies will be provided as well as a variety of card and board games to use at your leisure.

Creakers Softball
Come out and join the Creakers, our "Over 50" softball program. There are currently over 200 of us, displaying a wide range of skill levels, enjoying the sport of recreational softball. We have open practices every Monday and Friday morning, weather permitting, and league play, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, runs from April through September. With the exception of a rare game or two over at Rudgear, it all takes place on the Heather Farm softball fields. Fee is $80.00 a year. To learn more, contact Dave Rose, registrar, at (925) 969-0968 or via email at roguerose@sbcglobal.net or visit walnutcreekseniorsoftball.org.

Cycling Club
The Cycling Club meets Thursdays at 9:00am (8:30am June through August) for weekly rides. Walnut Creek Seniors club membership is required to participate. Contact coordinator Peter Culshaw at shotsfan@gmail.com for more information.

Deaf Seniors Club   
Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call California Relay Services, VOICE 1-800-735-2922 or TTY by calling 1-800-735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by calling (925) 943-5851.

Friday Socials   
Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials and treat yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. 

Hooked on Books
If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you've read and want to spend time with others just like you, then this is a great group to join. A wonderful club member, volunteer and avid reader has stepped forward to coordinate this program. 

Investment Discussion Group   
All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing, this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 943-5851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705.

Let's Sing!   
Love to sing songs from the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s and enjoy Broadway show tunes. Join the fun and receive some vocal instruction and have the opportunity to either sing as part of the group or if you would like occasionally lead the group in song. Short solo or duets are also available for those who want to perform for the group. Singing can lift your spirits and provide a sense of physical and mental wellbeing. Drop-in visitors are welcome. Lyrics are provided. Volunteer coordinator: Robin Wolf

Mah-Jongg Drop-In
Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experienced and new learners are welcome. Players are encouraged to bring their Mah-Jongg sets. 

Movie Matinee  
 
Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first Monday of each month. Your $1.00 admission includes a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations are not required; however seating is limited.

Pancake Breakfast   
Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is held on the 1st Sunday of each month and is open to everyone. This popular community event plays host to families large and small, grandparents and friends alike. Just a reminder, we stop serving at 11:45 am, so be sure to come early! Check website calendar to make sure Pancake Breakfast is happening that month. 

Petanque
Learn to play this French game that’s a cross between bocce ball and horseshoes. It’s fun and easy, and no experience is required. Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. 

Pinochle   
Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want to learn how to play.

ScreenTime   
Enjoy watching feature-length films which are followed by a discussion. You'll view a variety of films featuring biographies, musical programs, history, and documentaries. If you wish, your volunteer coordinator is happy to stay for an informal discussion afterwards with any members of the audience who wish to share their thoughts and ideas about that day's program. Meets the second Monday of the month.

Sing-a-Long   
If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun sounds attractive then this is the group for you! Meet once each week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies, musicals, and more.

Tennis   
Join other tennis players every Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm at Larkey Park for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing program and open to all adults over 50.

Trivia Fan-Atics   
Do you enjoy the challenge of playing trivia? Want to have a good laugh and lots of fun while you exercise your brain? Then this is the activity for you! Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a fun-filled afternoon of trivia challenge. This is a drop-in activity so no registration is required. Your hosts will be Bob and Cindy Mohler.

Walking Buddies   
Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time. The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to one-and-a-half hours. The Thursday group is more strenuous for experienced hikers lasting two to three hours or more. Some Thursday hikes that are out of the area require the consent of the coordinator.

Services

AARP Tax-Aide  
The AARP Tax-Aide program was created to help low-and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and over, prepare and file their income tax returns with the IRS, free-of-charge. Locations are equipped to file your return electronically allowing you to receive your refund much faster. The program is designed to serve the file simple tax returns. If your tax return is relatively complex, you will be advised to seek professional tax assistance. Call (925) 943-5851 to make a tax preparation appointment at the Civic Park Community Center. Appointments required.

Care Management
The Care Manager can help you with a variety of senior resources, services and information on senior topics. Care Management appointments are available at the Civic Park Community Center the third Thursday of the month from 10:00am-1:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 to schedule your appointment. Spanish or Cantonese appointments can be accommodated upon request.

Hot Meals   
Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome. Call (925) 280-7310 from 10:00am-noon one day ahead for a reservation. Suggested donation is $3. 

Insurance Counseling
Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 12:30-3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. Long Term Care counseling available at the WCSC.

Office of Aging
Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County Office on Aging. Call 1 (800) 510-2020.

Senior Legal Services
Senior Legal Services are available by appointment the fourth Thursday of the month from 11:00am-1:15pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for your appointment.

Senior Peer Counseling
Senior peer counseling is available for individual one-on-one, 30-minute counseling sessions the second Thursday of each month from 10:00am-11:30am. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment.

Transportation Services
You can go many places in Walnut Creek with our Transportation Services. Learn more about the programs and how to apply here.

Wills Preparation
Simple Wills Preparation is available by appointment on the first Monday of each month from 1:30pm-3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment.

 

See the monthly calendar of events for Adult 50+ for up to date schedules and information!