World Philosophy and the Universal Search for Wisdom: 

final class of a 4-Part Series

presented by Peter Bolland, M.A.

Examine several of the most influential wisdom traditions and ancient philosophies.  Consider if the wisdom of ancient sages can still be relevant today and, if so, how we can adapt the teachings to the problems of our modern lives.

Peter Bolland is the chair of the Philosophy and Humanities Department at Southwestern College in Chula Vista where he teaches world religions, Asian Philosophy, and World Mythology. An award-winning singer-songwriter and poet, Peter lectures on a wide variety of topics at San Diego Oasis, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and many more.  Visit to learn more.

Tuesday, August 16, at 10:00 AM

Please call the Senior Center at 858.756.3041 to register.

Cancelled - Capturing Your Creativity with

Haiku’ Workshop

Presented by Susan J. Farese


Haiku is an ancient form of Japanese Poetry,

typically consisting of 3 lines, written with 17 syllables (5-7-5) 

and often about seasons and/or nature.



Join Susan for a 2-hour engaging, interactive and fun workshop. She will present a PowerPoint presentation, share several of her photography prompts (from nature/seasons) and give you ample time for reflection to start, enhance and celebrate your Haiku writing journey!


Susan J. Farese, MSN, RN, is the owner/ president of  SJF Communications.  She has a master’s degree in Nursing in Adult Health and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Susan has presented numerous continuing education classes, seminars, and keynotes and is the author of the book Poetic Expressions in Nursing…Sharing the Caring, and has published poetry and articles on a variety of topics.


There is a $30 fee paid to the instructor.

Friday, August 19, from 2-4 pm

Please call the Senior Center at 858.756.3041 to register.

Words on the Job

Presented by Richard Lederer


Labor Day celebrates the work we do. Union-Tribune
language columnist Richard Lederer will show how many of us have occupational last names. He'll also share a parade of word play about people on the job.

Monday, August 29, at 2:00 pm

Please call the Senior Center at 858.756.3041 to register.

This class is sponsored by Senior Helpers 

Ongoing In-Person Classes 

Each Tuesday 2:00-4:00 PM

Calling All Chess Players! 





Researchers have found evidence that playing chess may result in improved brain function, memory, cognitive abilities, and strategic thinking.  Each Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 pm, enjoy a friendly game of chess at the Senior Center.  All levels of players are welcome.  Free instruction for beginners.  Tables and playing pieces are provided.

 Please call the Senior Center at 858-756-3041

to reserve your space at a table!

Each Wednesday at 10:00AM

Tai Chi & Balance 

with Mordy Levine 

Mordy Levine is an instructor of yoga, Tai Chi, karate, and meditation.  Mordy is the creator of the Meditation Pro Series that teaches meditation for different conditions that affect Western civilization (e.g., stress, insomnia, weight issues, smoking).  To date, over 900,000 people have learned to meditate through his series of meditation programs.


  • Learn basic forms of Tai Chi and Chi Kung.

  • Emphasis is on posture, balance, muscle relaxation & breathing.

  • Geared specifically for beginners and senior citizens.

  • Learn basic meditations - emphasis on breathing and relaxation.


There is a $10 fee per class paid to the instructor.

Please call the Senior Center at 858.756.3041 to register.

Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 PM 

Open Art Studio



Bring your own art project to work on and enjoy the company of other artists.  Please bring your own supplies.  Instruction with Jan O'Hara will resume in the fall. 

Please call the Senior Center at 858.756.3041 to register.

Each Thursday at 10:00AM

Chair Yoga

with Peggie Moore

Peggie Moore, is a certified Yoga Instructor (RYT500), Reiki Master, and has also received her certification as a BEWELL Yoga for Cancer teacher. Peggie has practiced yoga her entire adult life and is passionate about working with every age, size, shape, and ability who has the desire to find their way to yoga and to a healthier, happier life. This class will teach you ways in which you can reduce stress, improve well-being, and improve your strength and flexibility. Appropriate modifications are provided for students.

Please call the Senior Center at 858.756.3041 to register.

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