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Rianda House Lunch Bunch
Monday, 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.
New costs in 2014: $3.00 suggested donation for 60+ and $6.75 for folks under 60 or for senior caregivers who bring a senior to lunch at Rianda House. 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 callMeals On Wheels: 707-253-6111
New 2014 cost for home delivery: suggested donation of $3.50
Birthdays Celebration with Lunch Bunch
4th Friday each month at Noon. (March 28)
If your birthday is in February, please join the Lunch Bunch to celebrate all February birthdays! RSVP the day before by calling 707-253-6111. We will celebrate each month's birthdays on this 4th Friday at noon.
Weekly and Monthly
Free Counseling with local
Senior Serving Agencies*
SENIOR RESOURCE SPECIALISTS
Wednesday and Friday mornings 9:00 am to Noon
Consultations available in Spanish or English.
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY - DROP-INS WELCOME!
Rianda House invites you to meet our two new Senior Resource Specialists and discover all the ways they can help make your life easier!
Caregiver Consultations & Memory Screenings*
with Napa Hospice & Adult Day Services
1st Wednesday of the month - (March 5)
One hour appointments between 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.
To pre-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. (March 6)
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
We all plan to age gracefully, but sometimes life throws us off balance. If you are looking for help to bring back some balance in your life, Napa Valley Family Services is offering free counseling for Seniors. Call to book a session with an understanding listener to help get back on track. The hour long, weekly, individual sessions with a licensed professional therapist are confidential.
To schedule: Call Monica at Family Service of Napa Valley 255-0966 ext. 15 All sessions will be held at St. Helena Family Center on Spring Street.
Medicare Benefits & Insurance Counseling Sessions*
with HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of every month: (March 11, 25)
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.
Bring your insurance cards for better assessment.
* All appointments must be pre-scheduled by calling the agency.
FREE LOCAL Tax Preparation Help From Two Agencies!
IRS-certified AARP volunteers provide FREE tax preparation and counselling on a first come, first served basis at St. Helena Public Library
Thursdays from 10 am - 4 pm
February 6 through April 10, 2014
Seniors and other taxpayers up to middle Income should bring:
The St. Helena Public Library is located at 1492 Library Lane, off Adams Street, in St. Helena. Feel free to drop by the Library with your questions and the documents mentioned above.
For other Napa County tax services, call 255-1800.
FREE TAX COUNSELING
In SPANISH or ENGLISH
St. Helena Family Center
1440 Spring Street
St. Helena, CA
Mondays and Wednesdays 5 - 8 pm
IRS-Trained volunteers from the United Way give FREE tax help to people of all ages (this includes seniors) who have limited or fixed incomes less that $54,000/yr.
What to bring:
You must call to make an appointment before coming.
Call the St. Helena Family Center 707-963-1919 to schedule.
March Special Events in Aging Well Series:
Six Weekly Classes in how to live a healthier life - IN SPANISH
Sponsored by the Amistad y Apoyo Group at Rianda House
This class will also be offered in ENGLISH later on this year. Please share the word with your Spanish-speaking friends and relatives.
Guided and Silent Meditation
Weekly Class led by Ester Akersloot
Mondays, 10:45 - 11:45 am
Medication is a skill or practice used for simple relaxation, healing, blissful surrender to the divine, peace of mind, or whatever you desire in the moment. Like any skill, you become better at it the more you practice it. Meditation is not a goal or something you can accomplish. It is a state of awareness that you can learn to experience with guidance and practice.
There are many "symptoms" of the inner peace one can attain by meditating regularly. A few of them are:
Complementary Health Screening at Rianda House
Thursday, March 13th 10 am to Noon.
The St. Helena Hospital generously provides free on-site testing for total cholesterol, HDL, blood sugar, bone density and blood pressure. No appointment required.
Next bi-monthly 2013 screenings:
May 8th, July 10th, Sept 11th, Nov 13th.
Learning To Live With Loss Workshop
8 Mondays, March 24-May 12, 2014 ~ 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Pre-registration required: 258-9080 No cost
An 8-week grief education and support group for any adult who is grieving the loss of a loved one. This group provides a safe and supportive environment for you to remember your loved one, express your feelings and learn new strategies for coping. The group is facilitated by Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services Bereavement Services Coordinator, Janeen Fabulae, MFT.
4 week workshop back by popular demand!
Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 at 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Cost $10 per session. Pre-registration required.
Brain Fitness Workout
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11 am (March 5, 12, 19)
(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 & Mind
4th Wednesday each month (March 26)
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 required Call 963-8555
Curious minds of all ages are welcome! Attendance is free. $5 Donations Suggested. Light refreshments served.
Please call 963-8555 or come by Rianda House to let us know if you plan to attend any of these events. Thanks!
Becca Smith is a published author and Napa Valley artist whose work has appeared in four one woman exhibits and several group shows. A member of the board of The White Barn, a performing arts center in St. Helena, she has been a programming participant, literary contributor, writing scripts and directing poetry events since 1996. She is currently Vice President of Oberon Design, a locally based company bench crafting leather and Britannia metal products since 1992.
RSVP 963-8555 to attend one or both of these events with Becca Smith.
A visual journey through the neighborhood murals
of San Francisco by Photographer Gene Piscia
RSVP 963-8555 to attend this event. No fee.
$5 donation suggested. Refreshments served.
The Rianda House St. Patrick's Day Potluck and Irish Hootenanny are coming your way! Space is limited!
Don't miss out! RSVP Required by March 14th.
Will will celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Friday March 21st. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm All attendees are asked to bring a dish for 6 t0 8 persons and their own table service. Please come a little early to setup and socialize. Check the sign-up sheet at Rianda House and try to choose a dish that will balance out the menu.
RIANDA HOUSE WILL PROVIDE
CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE, COFFEE AND TEA.
Fun, food, camaraderie and social interaction will be followed by a blast from the past--an Irish themed Hootenanny
led by local musicians!
The sign-up sheet is at the volunteer desk. Please sign up by March 14th. Questions? See Julie or Mike Hardy.
All classes are designed especially for seniors!
Mondays. 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. Fee: $5/class.
Level: Beginning to advanced. Led by Catherine Schmidt.
Strength Training for Seniors
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Enhance muscle strength and tone
Level: All levels welcome. Led by Kathy Carrick.
Fee: $5/class. Drop-ins welcome!
Stretch and Strengthen
Tuesdays 9:00 - 9:50 am at Rianda House
Stretch and Strengthen is a new class offered at Rianda House for seniors seeking to improve their mobility and muscle strength. Emphasis will be placed on joint mobility and the easing of pain caused by arthritis.
Fee: $5/class. Drop-ins welcome!
Exercises are slow and each student will work at their own level. Most participants will be able to participate in all exercises while seated in a chair. Level: All levels welcome. Led by Kathy Carrick.
A $5 per class donation is appreciated and helps support our exercise program costs.
A suggested donation of $3 per class helps support our cost of programming and is much appreciated! Drop-ins and beginners welcome.
Expressive Arts Mondays 9:15 - 11:30 am
Have some fun exploring various art media and get in touch with your unique creative gifts.
Guided and Silent Meditation Mondays 10:45 - 11:45 am
Led by Ester Akersloot
Creative Arts Studio
Tuesdays, 9:15 - 11:30
A supportive and inspiring open studio. Get together and draw or paint with your fellow artists. Multi-media. All levels welcome.
Dominos and Canasta and Social Bridge
Thursdays 1 - 3:30 pm
Join in these lively games. Everybody has such a great time!
Pinochle and Mah Jongg
Fridays 1 - 4 pm
Have some fun while you practice your concentration with these delightful games.
Mondays 12:30 - 4 pm
Call ahead to make your reservation: Call Martha 967-8050
Fridays 9:30-11:00 am (PLEASE NOTE NEW MEETING DAY)
Explore the nuances of the French language & culture.
Needlers & Fiber Arts Club
Thursdays. 12:30 pm - 3:00
Some materials available. All levels welcome!
Amistad y Apoyo (Friendship and Support)
Tuesdays 10:00 - Noon
This group is sponsoring a 6 week set of classes on Healthier Living in Spanish during the month of February and into March. See above under Aging Well Series.
(See below under En Espanol)
Cell Phone 101 - Ongoing Tutoring
3rd Tuesday each month4:00 - 5:00 pm (March 18)
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. No fee. RSVP required in advance. Call 963-8555
Amistad y Apoyo
(Friendship & Support)
Cada martes de 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. Son muy amables!
Preguntas? Llamar a Revalee Hemken: 963-8356
Page Turners Book Club
2nd Tuesday of each month. 7:00-8:30 pm
Call Dianne Fraser for featured book information: 963-7329
Rianda House Vineyard Group
This is vineyard and wine-making group. New members welcome!
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
Open to all ages! Drop by or call 963-8555 to reserve a seat!
Aspects of Spirituality:
Mondays from 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 and Mar 3. 10, 17
Fee: $40 for all seven sessions
Explore the great questions of life with Theresa Meyer.
Spring sessions begins February 3rd, 2014.
Cell Phone 101
3rd Tuesday each month (March 18)
4:00 - 5:00 pm
One-on-one tutoring on how to use your cell phone and its features.
with Tom Amato and students teachers. RSVP required. No fee.
No class in January. Class resumes on Tuesday, February 18th.
RSVP is a must for this savvy tutoring!
Solstice Creative Writing Group:
Thursdays from 10 am - Noon
March 6, 13, 20, 27
Bring in new writing, poetry or short stories that you are working on and want critiqued or older work already critiqued that you have revised and want to share. Donation of $5/class is appreciated.
This group is limited to 15 writers and is currently full. Please call Rianda House 963-8555 if you want to be placed on the waiting list for a second writers group. As soon as we have enough writers signed up, we will begin another group.
Fridays, 1:15 - 3:15 pm
This Current Events group is led by Henry Michalski. Fee $60 for all 14 weeks! Walk-ins welcome at $5 per session. Class is suspended during holidays. Spring session began Jan 10th, 2014. Drop-ins welcome.
This is a safe, nonjudgmental forum open to exploring and discussing all sides of current issues. Bring a topic to discuss! Enjoy participating in a lively debate while making some new friends.