I recently met with K.C. Wilgenbush, Mill Valley's Senior Services Coordinator - K.C. is a born-and-raised-in-Marinite who recognized early in her life how much she enjoys being around older adults. She studied and interned in social human services, and is warm, friendly and knowledgable about all sorts of fun events and useful services for Mill Valley older adults.
The Seniors' Club is a friendly group of adults 55 and over. It currently has 260 members. The club bases out of the community center's Terrace Room. Membership is not required to participate in the activities in the Senior Terrace Lounge, but a $25 annual membership fee includes a monthly newsletter listing all club activities, trips and special events.
Members meet every day of the week for a range of activities including standards like bridge, poker, bingo and scrabble and newer table games such as rummikub and skip-bo. A lively group of "Crafty Crafters" meets on Mondays and the "Nifty Knitters" meet on Thursdays.
The Seniors' Club is able to take advantage of the entire Community Center premises with classes such as Introductory Tai Chi and (the very popular) Intermediate Tai Chi class, pole walking and "Zumba Gold" (Latin and international dance rhythms) in the large Cascade Room, and Water Walking in the beautiful glassed-in pool.
This fall there will be new classes in:
- Conversational German
- Conversational Italian
- AARP Driver Safety Renewal Course (4 1/2 hrs)
- Lip Reading
- Candle Decorating
- Being an Effective Healthcare Advocate
- Medicare & Baby Boomers
K.C. organizes regular excursions to events such as plays in San Francisco, ballet at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek, holiday luncheons at the Basque Cultural Center and day trips to places like Bodega Bay and the Glen Ellen Botanical Gardens.
Longer trips include an upcoming overnight trip to the Silver Legacy Hotel in Reno for the "Great Italian Festival". In the past, the Senior's Club has traveled together to the Northeast for fall color tours, NYC, and Alaska.
For more information, call K.C. at 415-383-1370, ext 107. You can also find more information online at Mill Valley Community Center "Mature Adult Programs".
This is a great service provided by K.C. and our Parks & Rec Department!