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Special Events and Workshops

Coming to Age Without a Roadmap: Facilitated by Kathryn Skrabo, Mondays, October 1-22nd. 1pm-3pm. Explore the power of personal narratives as a way to reflect on your life so far and still yet to live! Through a mix of lectures and interactive class participation. you will explore life themes, self-selective memory, and the importance of making meaning out of each of our individualized stories. This FREE class is limited to the first 16 registrants, you must enroll in advance at Hart Center by calling or visiting the front desk.

Books with Hart: "The House Girl" by Tara Conklin. Friday, October 5th, 10:00am-11:30am. Copies are available at Hart Center reception desk on a first come, first serve basis beginning Friday, September 7th. A novel of love, family, and justice follows Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in Manhattan law firm, as she searches for the "perfect plaintiff" to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves.

Healthier Living with Chronic Pain: Mondays, September 24th - October 29th. 9am-11:30am. Healthier Living with Chronic Pain is a self-management program originally developed at Stanford University. During this 6-week program you will learn techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep, appropriate exercise for improving strength and energy, appropriate use of medications and better communication skills, guidelines for healthy eating and manage movement with less pain. Sign-up Today and get the support you need! Program is facilitated by two trained peer leaders. Refreshments provided. Register at the front desk or call 916-808-5462.

Two Series of Caregiver’s Workshops facilitated by Julie Interrante will begin in September for people at different stages in their caregiving experience. People who have been caregivers for a long period of time—sometimes decades—may feel unmoored and at a loss about the next step in their life when their loved one passes away. Both 8-part series are $20, and an RSVP is required; contact Stephanie Wilson (916) 808-1591 or

  • Permission to Live—Life After Caregiving is intended to serve as a bridge of support as former caregivers learn to adjust to their new reality. The series runs from 12:30pm- 1:45pm, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, September-December
  • Caregiving & The Search for Self assists people in creating a personal skills toolkit needed to thrive as a caregiver. Participants will have the opportunity to identify what they need, unravel limiting beliefs that block self-care, learn to listen to the messages beneath their feelings and use them to inform decisions, acknowledge ongoing losses, and live in hope and connect with other caregivers. 12:30pm-1:45pm, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, September-December.

Taiko Drumming w/Kristy Oshiro: Beginning Lessons-Mondays, October 8, 15, 22 & 29. 3:45p-4:45p Cost $40/4 Lessons

Taiko Drumming w/Kristy Oshiro: Intermediate Lessons-Wednesdays, October 10, 17, 24 & 31. 3:45p-4:45p Cost $40/4 Lessons

Singers with Hart Block 2: Fridays, 10:30am-12pm. Class Dates: October 26th-December 14th (Off November 9th & 23rd). Performance: Friday, September 28; 12pm-1pm. Course Fee: $25. Registration Opens: Friday September 21st. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 24th by 4:30pm. Enroll by visiting or calling the receptionist desk.

Cinema and Conversation Circle w/ Latifu Munirah: Friday, October 26th, 9:45am-11:45am September's featured Film: TBA Cost: Free.

Apple iPhone and Android Phone 101: Get to know the functions and features of Apple's iPhone and Android phones, including opening and closing apps, connecting to Wi-Fi, settings, display, calendar, and email. Register today for an individual 45-minute session available every Friday in August at Hart Senior Center! Call or stop by the front desk to register; $8 a session.

Great Books: FREE - Great Books Discussion Group: Fourth Monday of each month, 10a-Noon

5th Annual Senior "Pride" Information & Resource Fair: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2pm-5pm at Hart Senior Center's Redwood room. Free Street Parking.30+ Community Resource Vendors offering information & Services for LGBT Seniors! opening remarks by Sacramento Vice Mayor: Steve Hansen, plus informational presentations and resource speakers. Enjoy the music of Saxophonist and vocalist Nat Brown. Refreshments will be served. Door Prizes! Drawing at 4:30pm - must be present to win.

Poetry Appreciation/Marie Taylor: Featuring "Billy Collins", Friday, October 26th, 1pm-2:30pm. Billy Collins, America's most popular poet, is appreciated by readers of all ages and backgrounds. He is known for his conversational, witty poems that often turn tender or profound. Join us while we read and discuss the heartfelt poetry of Billy Collins in a friendly, relaxed environment. No experience necessary. Cost: $6.


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MEDICARE Open Enrollment Presentation by HICAP Services:  Monday, November 13, 2018, 10am-11:30am.  HICAP counselors can help you pick a plan that best suits your health insurance needs.  If you would like to meet one-on-one with a HICAP counselor, please visit or call the Hart Center's front reception desk to make your 1 hour appointment and pick up a worksheet--that you will need to bring at the time of your appointment along with a list of all your prescription drugs.  Register in advance by calling 916-808-5462.

MEDICARE HEALTH FAIR for Seniors & Other Beneficiaries:   Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10am-4:30pm at Hart Senior Center.  Appointments Recommended. For help with your Medicare Part D Plan or a complete review of your medications and NO COST Health Screenings/Services, call the front reception desk today to make your appointment.  Be sure to bring (Medicare card, all of your Medications and a copy of your most recent lab values) to your appointment.