Senior Notes

June 18, 2010

Allergy and sinusitis lecture

Dr. Robert Pettis of Mission Hospital Laguna Beach will give a presentation on allergies and sinusitis from 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 25 at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St.

Pettis will discuss allergic rhinitis; common local allergens; ways to prevent/control allergen exposure in the home and local environment; treatment for allergies including homeopathic, herbal, and medical; and symptoms and treatments of sinusitis. Free. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.


Health directive discussion set

A free lecture by local attorney R. Lee Andersen will discuss Advance Health Care Directives and POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Susi Q Senior Center. Free. To register, call (949) 497-2441.

Basic computer assistance offered

A computer lab led by Marianna Spoelder will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday at the Susi Q Senior Center. The lab provides basic computer assistance for individuals who want to learn how to use a PC with a Microsoft XP Operating System. Includes the basics of word processing, email, digital photo and Internet. Cost is $10 per session.

Ballroom dancing classes held

Candi Davis will teach ballroom dancing from 2 to 3 p.m. every Monday at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Both singles and couples are welcome to participate. Cost is $5 per session.

To register, call (949) 497-2441.

Ping pong games at Susi Q

Seniors are welcome to participate in table top tennis, or ping pong, from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the multipurpose room. Bring your own paddle or use one of ours. Participants must wear non-skidding shoes. Free. To register, call (949) 497-2441.

Discussion groups to meet

The Susi Q Senior Center offers a variety of regular discussion groups:

Laguna Beach Freethinkers Discussion Group meets from 3 to 4 p.m. every Friday. An open discussion group that emphasizes the positive aspects and advantages of open-mindedness. Discussion topics will be suggested by attendees. Free.

Braille Institute Monthly Support Meeting meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. The Braille Institute offers a monthly support group for those suffering from some form of vision loss. The topic for June is "Getting fit and staying active." Free.

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