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Senior Notes

August 26, 2010

Alzheimer's workshop set

"Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's…Early Detection Matters" will be presented at the Susi Q Senior Center from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 3. This free workshop is presented by Patty Barnett Mouton, vice president of outreach and advocacy of the Alzheimer's Assn. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.

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Learn to play bridge

Seniors are invited to beginning bridge lessons on five Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. beginning Oct. 15 at the Susi Q Senior Center. The cost is $65 for the course.

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The five-session class is designed for the beginning player. Each session will start with a short lesson on basic bidding techniques and responses. The instructor is Ann Cressman, a certified bridge instructor.

Registration and pre-payment are required. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.

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Intermediate bridge course

An intermediate supervised play bridge course will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays beginning Sept. 13 at the Susi Q Senior Center. Cost for the seven-session course is $80.

The course is designed for those who have already taken a refresher bridge course at the Susi Q or are a current bridge player and want to continue improving upon your bridge playing skills. The course is taught by Ann Cressman and includes discussion of hands and scoring. Registration and pre-payment are required. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.

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Write your memoir

The Susi Q Senior Center will offer a memoir writing workshop on six Wednesdays beginning Sept. 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The six-session course, taught by Berteil Mahoney, is $95.

Participants will learn about the qualities of good memoir writing, read and discuss published memoirs, and write in response to a variety of prompts. Participants will leave with a clearer idea about their own stories and begin to discover a personal writing voice, style and purpose. Class enrollment is limited.

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Driver safety course offered

An AARP drive safety course will take place from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17 at the Susi Q Senior Center.

The course will teach safe driving strategies and defensive driving techniques. Course participants may be eligible to receive a discount on their auto insurance premiums. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members.

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Frugal Computing class

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