Health and Wellness


This class will improve your balance, stability, and coordination through proven methods from Qigong, Tai Chi, and Western Mind/Body science. Research shows that Tai Chi is an  excellent way for Seniors to develop balance and fluidity of movement; in this class you will be learning an easy, modified Tai Chi form. You will also practice brain-stimulating techniques from Western Science to assist coordination and cognition. In addition, the Qigong movements and mind activity bring inner balance, relaxation, improved immunity, and overall wellbeing. These combined approaches are carefully orchestrated to work on all aspects of balance simultaneously. The class is appropriate for anyone with reasonable mobility who is motivated to maintain a good balance of spirit, mind and body throughout their lives.
Instructor: Shirley Dockstader & Sandy Smith
Location: Main Hall


Shirley Dockstader is an accredited medical qigong teacher and has been teaching the ancient healing movement arts for over 30 years in Marin and San Francisco. She is the producer/writer of Strengthening Your Immune System with Mind & Movement.  Sandy Smith has participated in Shirley Dockstader’s Seniors in Balance Program for 7 years and has been teaching Tai Chi for 4 years. Sandy’s skills as a teacher and performer of traditional music and dance, lend a special insight into her teaching of balance and through Tai Chi.

Capoeira for Older Adults

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art form that incorporates acrobatics, dance, percussion, and songs in a rhythmic dialogue of body, mind, and spirit. It is a communal game in which two players play each other inside a circle, formed by the other players who create rhythm for the game by clapping, singing and playing traditional instruments.

The two "capoeiristas" play a game together using capoeira movements, camouflaging self-defense kicks with playful acrobatics and dance-like moves, spontaneously creating a strategy to fool the other player and perhaps catch them off guard. At the same time, the two players work together to build a beautiful, harmonic and naturally-flowing game. For more information, please go to 
Instructor: Lisa Silva 
Location: Main Hall

Sutter Vna Flu Shots
Thursday, September 28th • 11:30am -1:00pm

A simple vaccination can significantly reduce your risk of being infected with the flu virus. It makes a difference where you get your flu shot! Unlike grocery stores and pharmacies, Sutter Care at Home employs registered nurses to administer your vaccination. Each nurse has years of experience administering injections and is trained to assess the health of each individual they vaccinate. In addition, Sutter Care at Home is a community-based, not for-profit home health care provider. This means proceeds from fl u shot clinics support Sutter Care at Home’s ability to provide vital home health care to all those in need in the community, regardless of financial circumstances. No reservation is necessary and if you’re enrolled in Medicare Part B, there is no cost for your vaccination. When attending the clinic, please bring your Medicare Part B card and a second form of identifi cation to allow Sutter Care at
Home to bill Medicare for you. If you are not enrolled in Medicare Part B, the cost for the vaccination is $30 for the Quadrivalent flu vaccine. If you’re unsure about your Medicare coverage, please call Denise Sobel at (707) 535-5690, who can verify your coverage. If you’re unable to attend this clinic, please call (800) 500-2400 to locate a clinic in your area.

Let's Get Cooking

Learn how to build a foundation that will allow you to become more confident, comfortable and proficient in your own kitchen. 

These are "building block" classes, designed to cover categories of food and ways to prepare them, teach kitchen skills, and share some tips and tricks of the trade to make cooking easier and more enjoyable.

Series 1 Bridge for the Beginner

This class is designed for the beginning student to learn and appreciate bridge. The class will move slowly so there will be time to learn the basic elements of bridge. Come and enjoy the fundamentals of bridge and bring a friend.
Location: Community Center Classroom. 

Series 2 Beginning Bridge

For those continuing from Series 1 Beginning Bridge or have had Beginning Bridge lessons in the past or played Bridge enough to know the basics of play. Your guide, Bonnie Nackley is an Experienced Bridge Teacher and Bridge Life Master. 

Beginning Spanish Class for Seniors

Description: Feel the joy of communicating in Spanish almost immediately! Whether you're an absolute beginner or someone who needs to brush up your skills, join us for this wonderful class! Valeria will teach you a fun and efficient way to learn Spanish - with minimum grammar and memorization. (+$8 materials fee)
Instructor: Valeria Furino, M.A.
Location: Community Center Classroom

Refresher Spanish Course for Seniors 

7 Fun and interesting conversational weeks to learn appropriate today's vocabulary and developing immediately an appreciation for Spanish-American life, language and traveling culture. This class is designed for the student who wants to advance their current Spanish skills. 
(+$8 materials fee)
Instructor: Valeria Furino, M.A.
 Location: Community Center Classroom

Chinese Brush Painting Workshop

This will be an introduction to Chinese Brush Painting. You will learn the basic technique to create brush strokes with ink and colors on rice paper. The approach is simple, gentle, and relaxing. There will be a 15 minute break for individual questions. Supplies, including paper, ink, and paint, will be provided. Come and enjoy the experience of creativity.