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HOLIDAY PLANT SALE - Delivery on Dec. 4th and 11th!
Thank you for supporting Rianda House with your Holiday Plant Sale purchase this holiday season. We wish you and your family a very wonderful time together!
Honoring New Citizenship
for Ofelia Rios and
At Rianda House Senior Activity Center
Wednesday, December 4th 12:00 - 12:30 pm
Your are cordially invited to be part of a very proud occasion honoring Ofelia Rios and Margarita Mendez for their grand achievement of recently obtaining United States Citizenship. Please join their friends, family, local dignitaries and Rianda House in welcoming them as United States citizens!
Plan to stick around after the ceremony and attend....
Everyone will take away
one dozen fresh tamales!
Please specify your preference when you call to make a reservation: Chicken, Cheese & Chili or Veges.
Class Fee: $36 Limited to 20 students. RSVP! 963-8555
Yountville Parks and Recreation Staff will lead you on an exciting and enjoyable evening of Holiday Lights. While listening to holiday music you and you friends and family will be escorted around
the valley to see some of the most decorative houses.
Hot cocoa or cider included.
Provide your own transportation. Fee: $6
For reservations call: 707-944-8712
FESTIVE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Co-sponsored by Kiwanis Club
Tuesday, Dec 17th 12:30 - 3:30 pm
"Swingin' The New Year"
St. Helena Public Library
Tuesday, Dec 31st 8pm till...
Join the Big Band Swing 7 for a lively
St. Helena Library (707) 963-5244
Happy Holidays from Rianda House!
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. 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
Birthdays Celebration with Lunch Bunch
4th Friday each month at Noon. Dec 20th
If your birthday is in December, please join the Lunch Bunch to celebrate all December birthdays! RSVP the day before by calling 707-253-6111. We will celebrate each month's birthdays on this 4th Friday at noon. (3rd Friday in Dec)
Weekly and Monthly
Free Counseling with local
Senior Serving Agencies*
Legal Aid Clinic: free counseling sessions with an Attorney
First Friday of every month: This month Fri, Dec 6th
Half hour appointments between 9:00 am - Noon
Meet with a Napa Valley Legal Aid Attorney for a private and confidential consultation. By appointment only.
To schedule: call Legal Aid of Napa Valley at 259-0579
Napa County Eligibility Screenings for MediCal and Cal Freshbenefits. Fridays 8 am - 11:45 am (Dec 6th and 20th)
Meet with an Napa County HHSA/Comprehensive Services for Older Adults (CSOA) eligibility Worker for MediCal and Cal Fresh. They can assist you with applying for benefits, accept documentation for new or existing cases, and answer questions regarding MediCal and other CSOA programs and services. For more information, call (707) 253-3818 or (800) 498-9455. Se habla Español.
Caregiver Consultations & Memory Screenings
with Napa Hospice & Adult Day Services
1st Wednesday of the month. Wednesday Dec. 4th
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. This month Dec. 12th
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)
This month Dec 10th and 24th
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.
Annual Election Period is Oct 15 - Dec 7, 2013.
* All appointments must be pre-scheduled by calling the agency.
December Special Events in Aging Well Series:
Education Conference: Understanding Memory Loss
Yountville Community Center
Thursday, December 5th 8:30 am - 4 pm
Call 707-573-1210 for details
Festive Food Makeovers - with Kerri Zemko, RN, OCN, Nutritionist.
Monday, Dec 9th, 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm.
Refresh your favorite holiday foods! Easy, colorful ideas for holiday treats at any budget. Kerri will share simple, sweet and savory recipes - demonstrated and sampled; ideas for festive snacks that are full of color, flavor, and nutritious; and her expert tips for freshening up some of your traditional dishes. Bring a favorite holiday recipe. $7 per person. RSVP by Dec 5th
Emotional Skills for Managing Cancer's
Ups & Downs
Offered by Martin O'Neil Cancer Center
Wednesday, Dec 11th, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Diagnosis and treatment create their own emotional challenges. While feelings often seem overwhelming, you can become more skilled in understanding and managing the reactions you and others may be experiencing. Join Tamara Traeder, MFT, in a supportive group setting, to learn about clinically proven tools, explore emotional reactions to diagnosis, creatively manage holiday pressures, and recognize when more help is needed.
RSVP to Colleen Winters 707-967-5791
Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Presentation
Friday, Dec 13th, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Join the good folks from the Napa County Red Cross to learn disaster preparedness techniques, compression only CPR and how to utilize the Rianda House AED machine.
Get a kit, make a plan and be informed. RSVP appreciated.
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!
A Community Celebration Honoring New United States Citizenship for Ofelia Rios and Margarita Mendez with town officials and friends. Everyone invited to share this proud occasion!
Wed, Dec 4th, Noon to 12:30 pm at Rianda House
See above under Special Events for December.
Tamale Making 101-Learn, make and take!
Wednesday, December 4th 1:00 - 3:30 pm.
This interactive workshop provides students with hands- on lesson in the fine art of tamale making. The Rianda House Amistad y Apoyo Group, the folks that provided the wildly popular Salsa 101 event, will be your master chefs.
Attendance is limited to 20 students and pre-registration is required. Workshop fee is $36 and everyone will take away one dozen fresh tamales! See above under Special Events.
with Jay Greene
Wednesday, Dec. 11th,
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Building on his earlier talks, Jay Greene will speak on December 11th on the subject Becoming Human - how our bipedal, ape-like ancestors wandering the African savanna millions of years ago expanded to all continents and became the unique creatures we are today.
A Holiday Celebration!
Tuesday, Dec. 17th, 12:30 - 3:00 pm
A festive treat for you from Rianda House & The Kiwanis Club.
Limited to 40 guests. RSVP must! You will enjoy a delicious hot meal and a yummy dessert with friends. "Mmmm mmmm good!"
The merriment continues as Beclee Wilson delights listeners with a poetry reading about seasonal topics. Marielle Coeytaux and Paul Hanson lead a sing-a-long of traditional and popular Christmas carols. Sure to get even Scrooge in the spirit!
All classes are designed especially for seniors!
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 Seniors
Tuesdays and Thursdays. 7:30 - 8:30 am at Presbyterian Church
Enhance muscle strength and tone
Level: All levels welcome. Led by Kathy Carrick.
No class on Tuesday, Dec 24th.
COMING SOON! 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. 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.
Class begins on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014.
Drop-ins welcome! 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
Expressive Arts with Jean Rouas
First and Third Monday each month, 9:15 - 11:30 am
Have some fun exploring various art media and get in touch with your unique creative gifts. Class led by local artist Jean Rouas.
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
Thursdays 1 - 3:30 pm
Join in these lively games. Everybody has such a great time!
Pinochle and Mah Jongg
Have some fun while you practice your concentration with either of these two delightful games.
Duplicate BridgeMondays 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
Cell Phone 101 - Ongoing Tutoring
December 10th4:00 - 5:00 pm
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. RSVP required in advance. Call 963-8555
Brain Fitness Workout
Wednesdays, 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 & Mind
4th Wednesday each month
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
No Food & Mind this month due to Christmas Holiday.
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.
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. This month Dec 10th 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.
Dec 2, 9 16.
Fee: $30 for all six sessions
Explore the great questions of life with Theresa Meyer.
Spring sessions begins February 3rd, 2014.
Cell Phone 101
Tuesday, Dec 10th 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.
Led by Toni Allegra and Jim Haslip
1st and 3rd Tuesdays in St. Helena
at Rianda House 1:00 - 2:30 pm
1st and 3rd Fridays in Calistoga
at Calistoga Community Center 10 - 11:30 am
The joy of conversing - on the porch, 'round the campfire, in the living room is one of the most human activities we know. ConverSAYtions, led by Antonia Allegra and/or Jim Haslip, provides a comfortable opportunity to discuss a different topic twice a month.
Featured ConverSAYtions in December:
Friday, Dec 6th 10:00 - 11:30 am in Calistoga
Solstice Creative Writing Group:
Thursdays from 10 am - Noon.
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, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Aug 23 - Nov 22nd
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 begins Jan 10th, 2014.
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.
RIANDA HOUSE WILL BE CLOSED DECEMBER 24th - JANUARY 3rd
We are having all the wood floors refinished!
We re-open Jan 6th, 2014.