You can say "Yay to the gray!”
Forty-nine years ago, in 1963, President John F. Kennedy designated May as Senior Citizen month to celebrate the maturity and wisdom of our older citizens. However, 17 years later in 1980, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to “Older Americans” month and in 2006 it was changed to "Choices for Independence" month.
Actually, I like “Senior Citizen” better. It’s shorter, simpler, and senior always implies a ranking of one who as been there longer! But whichever be your month’s named preference, “Senior citizen”, “Older American” (implies 60+ yrs.), or “Choices for Independence,” we have a month to celebrate the theme for getting wiser with years. So let’s celebrate it!
The town of Danville offers a wide variety of activities for its senior population. You can go to www.Danville.ca.org and look under Danville Senior Services. They also offer a newsletter “Silver Streak,” which highlights all their activities; classes, events and prices start at free. They offer so much that there are plenty of reasons to be active, engaged and fit.
With the grand opening of the Veterans Memorial Building, it is a grand way for the seniors to celebrate with their very own Senior Center.
Today I am highlighting a series of four classes provided by the Culture to Culture Foundation, www.CultureToCulture.org and ChiaChia Chien its founder. The (no fee) classes and times are as follows:
1.) Tai Gi (at the Community Center) begins at 9:00 a.m.
2.) Luk Tung kuen (Senior Center) begins at 10:00 a.m.
3.) Dancercise begins at 11:00 a.m. (Senior Center)
4.) Korean Dance starts at 12:00 noon. (Senior Center)
For classes or info call the senior center at 925-314-3490.
This month and every month at the Danville Senior Center it’s OK to “say yay to the gray.” Because May is national senior month and what a way to celebrate everyday with plenty of reasons to be a senior, older with choices for independence which includes being active, happy and fit!