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City of RP Updates

Darrin Jenkins
Senior Center and Aladdin
July 13, 2018

Senior Center - One of our older residents’ favorite assets is our senior center. Located at 6800 Hunter Dr. (at the corner of Hunter and Enterprise, near Commerce Blvd.), the center is often bustling with vibrant seniors engaged in a wide variety of activities.

These activities include classes from Line Dancing and Zumba to autobiographical writing and safe driving. We also offer free legal assistance, a blood pressure clinic and assistance with managing one’s health insurance policies and bills. 

The senior center offers a daily coffee bar with 50 cent coffee, free pastries and a comfortable place where folks can congregate to solve puzzles, watch TV, read the paper, or chat with friends. For heartier meals, the Meals-on-Wheels lunch program runs Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. and offers delicious, well-balanced meals for a $4 suggested donation. 

We also offer ‘field trips’ for seniors looking to explore beyond Rohnert Park. For example, seniors interested in attending the Sonoma County Fair but who don’t want to drive to Santa Rosa can sign up for the day trip to the fair through the senior center. We’ll be going August 3 at a cost of $5 for Friends of the Rohnert Park Senior Center and $8 for non-members. The annual Summer BBQ will take place the following Friday, August 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., also $5 for Friends of the Rohnert Park Senior Center and $8 for non-members. 

The Senior Center has recently welcomed a new face. Amanda Foley is the new Program Coordinator and began June 1. Amanda is a Rohnert Park resident and graduated from Rancho Cotate High School. From there she headed to Southern California where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Family Consumer Science. Amanda brings a deep passion for working with people and has already proven to be a great fit for the senior population in Rohnert Park. Amanda’s office is at the senior center. Please drop by and say, “Hello”.

For more information regarding senior center programming and services, visit www.rpcity.org, see the Community Services Recreation Guide or call the senior center at 585-6780.

Aladdin – Youth in Arts Program

Our Spreckels Performing Arts Center is underway with the Youth in Arts summer camp. We have 50 youths between the ages of 7-17 participating. This year will feature “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.,” After rehearsing for four weeks, the camp will culminate in a full production of the one-hour musical. “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.,” is based on the 1992 Academy Award-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. This new adaptation blends the movie and Broadway hit into the perfect show for the Youth in Arts. The schedule includes shows at 7 p.m. July 20, 21, 27 and 28 and at 1 p.m. July 22 and 29. For tickets call 588-3400 or visit www.spreckelsonline.com.