You're Invited to the
5th Anniversary Celebration!
The Rianda House Board of Directors
Invites The Community to Join Us at our
5th Anniversary Celebration!
Wednesday, May 15th
Noon to 2PM
To all our wonderful supporters!
Refreshments and Ice Cream Social!
St. Helena High School Interact Club
sponsored by St. Helena Rotary
will scoop ice cream donated by The Big Dipper
Featuring "Two Queens and A Jack"
Conga Line "flash mob" to Cameo!
Merriment continues as we move from Rianda House to the Cameo to join their 100th Year Celebration that begins at 2:30 pm. You'll get a group rate discount on your Cameo Event tickets if you purchase them through Rianda House by Monday, May 13th.
* All appointments must be pre-schedule by calling the agency.
Rianda House Lunch BunchMonday, Tuesdays and Fridays - noon to 1:00 pm
Rianda House is the upper valley host site for Senior Nutrition of Napa Valley's well loved Meals On Wheels program.
Enjoy a nutritious meal in a welcoming social setting 3 days a week. Cost: $2.00 suggested donation for 60+ and $5.50 for folks under 60. Reservations are required: call before 2 pm the day prior to your meal (M - F) 707-253-6111
Home bound? Home meal delivery is also available. For more information call Meals On Wheels: 707-253-6111
Weekly and Monthly Free Counseling
with local Senior Serving Agencies*
First Friday of every month: This month Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Half hour appointments between 9:00 am - Noon
Meet with a Napa Valley Legal Aid Attorney for a private and confidential consultation.
To schedule: call Legal Aid of Napa Valley: 259-0579
Caregiver Consultations & Memory Screenings
with Napa Hospice & Adult Day Services
1st Wednesday of the month. Wednesday May 1st
One hour appointments between 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.
Meet with a Medical Social Worker, for a confidential individual or family consultation. Discuss care giving challenges, receive support and guidance about memory loss or loss of independence/driving, schedule a memory screening and connect with local resources.
To schedule: call Jill Wood at NVHADS 707-258-9087 ext. 250
Support Group for Caregivers of Persons with Memory Loss
1st Thursday each month 3:00 - 4:30 pm. May 2nd.
This support group is designed specifically for persons who care for family members or others with memory loss due to Alzheimer's Disease or other related dementia. Drop-ins welcome.
For more details, please call either: Alzheimer's Assoc. at 573-1210 or Napa Valley Hospice Adult Day Service at 258-9087.
FREE Weekly Counseling Sessions for Local Seniors
with Family Service of Napa Valley
Finding the "Golden Years" a bit tarnished? We all plan to age gracefully, but sometimes real life gets in the way. Often all we need is an understanding listener to help us through a rough patch or a down time.
If you are looking for help to bring back some balance in your life, Napa Valley Family Services is offering free counseling for Seniors.
The hour long, weekly, individual sessions with a licensed professional therapist are confidential.
To schedule: Call Jane at Family Service of Napa Valley 255-0966 ext. 29 All sessions will be held at St. Helena Family Center on Spring St.
Medicare Benefits & Insurance Counseling Sessions
with HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program)
2nd & 4th Tuesdays of every month:
This month May 14th and May 28th
One hour appointments between 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
HICAP offers one-on-one guidance in a one hour private consultation from a trained Counselor in the Medicare and MediCal systems. Counselors do not recommend, endorse or sell private health insurance plans.
To schedule: Call HICAP 1-800-434-0222
* All appointments must be pre-schedule by calling the agency.
Special Events in this month's AGING WELL series:
Thursday, May 9th, 10 am - Noon
with the St. Helena Hospital
The St. Helena Hospital generously provides on-site bi-monthly testing at Rianda House for:
- Total Cholesterol
- Blood Sugar
- Bone Density
- Blood Pressure
Fall Prevention Program
Friday, May 24th 11:00 am to Noon
SFNV is the falls prevention program of the Area Agency on Aging designed for community-dwelling Seniors & disabled in Napa County. It addresses the serious health issue of falls through education and direct service. The educational presentation goes over the risk factors for falls, how you can minimize these factors and thereby decrease your risk for falls. (Flyer here)
Thursday, May 30th, 9 am - 1:30 pm
This 4-hour class is DMV approved and developed by AARP as a course review for persons who have taken the full 8-hour course within the last 3 years. The purpose of this class is to instruct seniors in safe driving techniques to compensate for the aging process for drivers age 55 and older. Pre-enrollment and pre-payment is required by 5/24. AARP fee: $15 for AARP members / $17 for non-members. (Flyer here)
Attendance is free & donations and a RSVP is most appreciated. Light refreshments provided
SILVER - A State of MindWednesday, May 1st, 5:30 pm
with Photographer Vicki Topaz and
a panel of local "Silvers"
This very special evening will explore a subject fascinating to men and women alike - the joys and challenges of living with silver hair. Besides a video show of Vicki's dramatic photos, a panel of local "Silvers" will speak from the heart about living with silver hair and take questions from the audience.
Enjoy an evening of exquisite art, open dialog, laughter, appetizers & wine. Copies of Vicki's DVD of photo portraits will be on sale following the presentation. Suggested Donation of $5. (Flyer here)
Making Your Mind MagnificentWednesday, May 8th, 5:30 pm
with author and speaker Steven Campbell
Join us for this extraordinary opportunity to learn several simple techniques (like flipping negatives) from Steven Campbell that will enrich your thinking and make your mind a superior mentor during any situation. Steven can teach you how your brain works and how to make it your greatest champion for learning, growing and changing.
Copies of his book will be available for signing and purchase following his presentation. Refreshments will be served. Mark your calendar! Suggested Donation $5. (Flyer here)
New Tricks for All Dogs!Releasing Your Full Potential
Wednesday, May 22nd, 3:30 pm
with Educator Jim Haslip
How well do you know yourself? Educator Jim Haslip shares research that shows 92% of us are extraordinarily gifted in one or more areas of expression. Such hidden talents may be in language, visual arts, drama and communication, logic and mathematics, music, sport or more. Now is a perfect time to awaken your dormant talent(s) and enhance your life, no matter what your age! (Flyer here)
NiaMondays 9:30 - 10:30 am
A mind, body and spirit celebration that combines dance, martial arts and healing arts into expressive movement exercise that brings balance to your life and body.
Level: Beginning to advanced. Led by Catherine Schmidt.
Strength Training for SeniorsTuesdays & Thursdays 7:30 - 8:30 am at
Enhance muscle strength and tone
Level: All levels welcome. Led by Kathy Carrick.
Sit & Stretch YogaWednesdays 11 - noon
Led by Ann Innes
Yoga Instructor Ann Innes is beginning a new yoga class featuring the MELT Method (as seen on Dr. Oz Show) for hands & feet along with balance & chair stretching. Working with the connective tissues, this class is designed to help you find your center of gravity and to decrease arthritis and inflammation.
No class on May 8 or May 22. Level: Beginning Yoga - tailored for seniors to build flexibility, strength and balance.
A suggested donation of $3 per class helps support our cost of programming and is much appreciated! Drop-ins welcome.
Expressive ArtsMondays and Tuesdays, 9:15 - 11:45 am
Explore your creative side in a friendly and supportive setting. It's never too late to try your hand at painting, drawing, collage and more. Perfect for beginners as well as seasoned pros! We have materials to get you started. Drop-ins are welcome!
Dominos and Canasta:Thursdays 1 - 3:30 pm
Join in these lively games. Everybody has such a great time!
Pinochle and Mah JonggFridays 1 - 4 pm
Have some fun while you practice your concentration with either of these two delightful games.
Duplicate BridgeMondays from 12:30 - 4 pm
Call ahead to make your reservation: Call Martha 967-8050.
Grand Slammers Social BridgeWednesdays 1 - 3:45 pm
Call Fran Nester to sign up: 334-8885
French ClubWednesdays 9:30-11:00 am
Explore the nuances of the French language & culture.
ll levels of fluency welcome.
Needlers & Fiber Arts ClubThurs. 12:30 pm - 3:00
A casual, encouraging, fun & helpful handicraft circle.
Some materials available. All levels welcome!
Amistad y Apoyo (Friendship and Support)Tuesdays 10:00 - Noon
This is a wonderful and lively group of people who speak Spanish and come together weekly to chat about themes around physical and emotional health and other ideas that enhance their lives. It's one way we offer friendship and support to each other. We'd love to have you join us. Call Revalee Hemken for details 963-8356.
(See below under En Espanol)
Cell Phone 101 - Ongoing Tutoring2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 May 14th and 28th
One-on-one tutoring with Tom Amato and his students. Learn how to get the most out of your new cell phone! Bring your phone and questions and these friendly folks will show you how to use and enjoy your cell phone.
Brain Fitness WorkoutWednesdays, 9:30 - 11 am (except 4th Wednesday)
This interactive weekly workout program is for anyone who wants to be proactive in maintaining their brain health. Jill Wood, Brain Fitness & Memory specialist from NV Adult Day Services, will teach tips for memory enhancement that are innovative, fun, and reflect the latest in brain science. Suggested fee: $5 per workout.
On the 4th Wednesday of each month, the Brain Fitness Workout
class is replaced by the FOOD and MIND class at 11:30 am (see below).
Food & Mind4th Wednesday each month
This month May 22nd, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Delight your mind & body! Enjoy a "low tech" cooking demo in a social and interactive setting complete with playful brain fitness games. Bring your appetite! A delicious meal will be served.
Material fee: $5 Sponsored by Bob Nations & NV Adult Day.
RSVP are required. 963-8555.
Looking for a weekly brain fitness work out? Scroll down to our Short Term Class section below!
Amistad y Apoyo (Friendship & Support)Cada martes del las 10 a las 12
Hay un grupo de personas que hablan español que se reúnen para platicar sobre temas acerca de la salud física y emocional. Es una manera para ofrecer apoyo y amistad a cada uno.
Preguntas? Llamar a Revalee Hemken: 963-8356
2nd Tuesday Book Club:Offered the 2nd Tuesday of each month
This month May 14th, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Call Dianne Fraser for featured book information: 963-7329
Rianda House Vineyard Group:This is vineyard and wine-making group. New members welcome!
Call Mike Hardy for meeting dates, instructional events and work dates. 963-2928
Friends of Rianda House:This is a wonderful group that sponsors entertaining events and fundraising projects for Rianda House. New members welcome! We're always looking for great ideas and good helpers!
Call Kathy Carrick for information about events, planning meetings schedule and joining the Friends of Rianda House. 963-2823.
On Sunday, April 28th, The Friends of Rianda House is sponsoring an Italian Spring Brunch cooked by Master Chef of CIA, Dieter Doppelfeld. Tickets on sale NOW at Rianda House. $30.
Aspects of SpiritualityMondays from 1:30 - 3:00 pm.
Weekly class runs from April 22nd through June 17th.
Seminar Fee: $40
Explore the great questions of life with Theresa Meyer.
Solstice Creative Writing Group:Thursdays from 10 am - Noon.
13 Sessions from January 5 through May 16th.
Donation of $5/class is appreciated.
This class concentrates on poetry and short stories. Bring 15 copies of your work to be shared and critiqued. We are serious, honest and constructive about our work and have lots of FUN!
Call the center for more details.This session is currently filled. To get on the waiting list, or to start up a second writers group, please contact Rianda House at 963-8555.
Summer classes are less structured than those in the Fall and Winter/Spring sessions. Summer session meets June: 13, 20, 27, and
July: 11, 18, 25. These sessions are open to new people who have not been in the current class. Please call soon if you want to attend the six summer sessions.
To get on the waiting list, or to start up a second writers group, please contact Rianda House at 963-8555.
Current Events:Fridays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Spring Session runs from January 4th - June 7th. Fee: $60
This is a very enthusiastic bunch who have lively debates about current events in a safe and nonjudgmental setting. Henry Michalski leads this discussion group where all sides of current issues can be explored and discussed. There is still room in this class for you to drop in and get acquainted with others. You'll really enjoy these spirited classes! Bring a topic you want to discuss! $5 donation per class suggested.
Arts & LecturesDon't Bite Your Tongue
"Speaking with your adult children / speaking with your parents"
An innovative Skype presentation for Boomers and Elders
Wednesday, June 5th, 5:30pm.
Aging WellMartin O'Neil Cancer Center "Rekindling Desire, Intimacy & Romance After Cancer" Three Part Workshop:
- Sat. June 1st, 10 am - 4pm
- Tues. June 11th, 5-7 pm
- Tues. June 18th 5-7 pm
led by Alzheimer Assoc. and Napa Hospice and Adult DayServices - Tues. June 4th, 3-4:30pm
Special EventsRianda House 2nd Annual Golf Tournament - Tues. June 18th, 8:00am-Noon at Vintners Golf Club in Yountville. 9 hole tournament.
Field Trip to Layla Fanucci's Art Studio - Wed. June 12th, 3:30pm.