Seniors in Action

Celebrating Seniors in Action

Celebrating Seniors in Action

Seniors in Action is a celebration of life. It is an opportunity to ponder the happenings in our community that bring a smile to the end of a day, and a contented yes to tomorrow. Clichés like “old age is not for the faint of heart” are fading into the background as the offerings of continued […]

Hillis Williams, Master of Material Designs

Hillis Williams, Master of Material Designs

By C J Many of us grew up thinking education was about the 3 R’s and that meant Reading, Riting and ‘Rithmatic. Add to that Reusing, Repurposing and Recycling you have the experience of Hillis Williams, an environmentally friendly artist in Soquel, California. He’s been a popular stop on our local Open Studios Tours for […]

Village Santa Cruz has Launched!

Village Santa Cruz has Launched!

By C.J. This Village has a simple mission — to support community members to live independently as they age in their homes by providing social connection, inter-generational interaction, and practical assistance. The launching is a celebration of the efforts of an advisory committee and the community that has been receptive to the idea. In April […]

Strumming Along: Mid County Senior Center Music Scene

Strumming Along: Mid County Senior Center Music Scene

By C.J. Friday mornings at the Mid County Senior Center, Ciro Milazzo hosts an hour of ukulele jamming and serenades. What began as a class five years ago has morphed into a collective of players that strum and jam together. Often they venture into the community sharing the joy they experience with their historic instruments. […]

Grey Bears Bookshop

Grey Bears Bookshop

By C.J. Some say that the best little bookshop in California is at 2710 Chanticleer Avenue located on the Grey Bear’s Campus. This inviting Book Shop shares a building with the Computer Center behind the Thrift Store and Donations Center. It is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week and the foot […]

eBikes

eBikes

While bumper stickers telling that “My other car is a broom” held great popularity in October, “My other car is an eBike” continue to tell the playful story of eBikers. Today’s senior population is definitely on the move and eBikes fits the bill. The spokes twirling around the neighborhood via electric power technology are predominately […]

Noreen Santaluce

Noreen Santaluce

Originator of “Seniors in Action” September 12, 1921 ~ October 11, 2016 By C.J. With a twinkle in her eye, Noreen Collins Santaluce would address a room full of her 90’s Club friends and announce “None of us will get out of here alive, so we may as well have fun!” And so it was […]

The Pillow Case Project

The Pillow Case Project

By C.J. We’ve all been hearing, “There’s an app for that” about almost everything. The American Red Cross is now part of the tech revolution. At redcross.org you can prepare your smartphone so whatever comes your way, you’ll know what to do. Romina Cervantes, Volunteer and Youth Services Manager, recently impressed her counterpart in Paris, […]

Walking Adventure Group

Walking Adventure Group

By C.J. “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do keep moving.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To those words of wisdom, Kelly Gibson at the Louden Nelson Community Center makes sure that while you’re moving you take in the beauty […]

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