Activities

Irvine Senior Services offers a variety of in-person and virtual programs in the areas of:

Registration is required for all programs at yourirvine.org.

Cooking & Culinary

Cooking the Easy Way

Begin each week learning to cook a variety of delicious foods. Then, enjoy a lecture on topics including food preparation and storage, how to read labels, kitchen organization, healthy meal planning, and much more. Classes are individualized, social, and lots of fun.

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Crafts & Art

Crochet-teers

If you are interested in crocheting, the Crochet-teers group is for you. Bring projects to work on in a fun, social atmosphere. You will learn basic terminology and introductory stitches. Improve your skills with help from volunteer instructors, and create masterpieces to take home or donate to a charitable cause. Participants must bring their own supplies.

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Floral Design

Bring your clippers or scissors and learn to make creative fresh flower arrangements. Each week you will amaze your family and friends with the creative arrangement you make and take home. Inst: Kathe Hayden.

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Paint & Create

Join us for creativity and socialization as you are led through an instructed art class. Supplies will be provided.

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Dance, Music & Drama

Acoustic Slow Jam Session

Bring your acoustic instruments and play along while learning traditional songs from folk, bluegrass, and country genres. Chords and song lyrics will be provided for those who want to sing along. Jam session is open to all levels who are able to play chords and tune their instrument; formal instruction is not available.

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Dance Instruction

Course will strengthen and bring flexibility to the body. By focusing on classic technique, each participant will be led through a series of warm-up exercises that build upon one another. James Mullen, a volunteer instructor, uses active demonstration and high energy to teach each class.

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Introduction to Hula

Have fun learning basic hula steps and hand motions. Dance to a variety of musical selections while focusing on the modern hula known as auana.

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Line Dancing for Active Adults

Learn line dances to a variety of music genres including pop, cultural, and classic country. Everyone is welcome to join this fun and rhythmic class.

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Line Dancing with Jeannie

Keep your mind active and your blood flowing with this fun and easy line dancing class. Dance at your own pace to a variety of music. All levels welcome. Inst: Jeannie Davies

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Little Big Band & Dance

Spend the afternoon dancing to the Senior Band. Singles and couples welcome.

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Music Appreciation

Enjoy listening to musical selections known around the world and learn about how each composition reflects the issues and environment of the time it was written. Meet new friends while enjoying selections such as classical, Broadway, opera, chamber, and other great music. Inst: Jeffrey Briar.

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Open Dance Studio

Bring your favorite music and practice your ballroom dancing skills. Singles and couples welcome.

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Raggtimers Music & Dance

If you enjoy dancing and great music, this program is perfect for you. Band performs live while you dance the afternoon away. Singles and couples welcome.

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Social Tap Dance

Meet new people and exercise while practicing fun tap dance steps in this weekly non-instructional group.

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Educational

AARP Driver Safety

Attend this improved safety training course. Learn how to reduce chances of traffic violations, accidents, and injuries. AARP Members: $20; nonmembers: $25. Check made payable to AARP due the first day of class.

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AARP Smart Driver TEK Workshop

Learn how the newest car technology works, including blind spot warning systems, adaptive cruise control, and reverse monitoring systems. This class will help you stay safe and feel more confident behind the wheel.

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Creative Writing for Seniors

Help turn your creative ideas into written works. Whether you are working on a short story, novel, or autobiography, you will learn basic and creative techniques to improve your effectiveness as a writer. Writers will share their ideas and get feedback in a supportive environment. All levels and projects are welcome. Inst: Jeffrey Brair

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English Mentoring

English mentoring lessons are available for seniors. Each group is led by an instructor who provides group and one-on-one lessons.

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Positive Living

Discover how to recognize early signs of depression and cognitive decline, and learn coping strategies, treatment approaches, support networks, and community resources. Presented by OMID Multicultural Institute for Development.

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Health & Fitness

Art of Spine and Joint Movement

Are you experiencing joint pain in your neck, shoulder, or back? Learn to move, stimulate, and exercise your bones, muscles, and joints to help reduce chronic pain and improve your health.

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Barre Strength & Stretch

This barre class provides stability while you strengthen muscles to improve your balance, mobility, and circulation. Using a chair, you will be led through easy-to-follow, head-to-toe exercises that are effective and fun. Inst: CS Dance Factory.

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Better Life Boxing

Better Life Boxing provides seniors with fun, challenging, and safe boxing workouts they can use to keep their bodies and brains healthy. You will perform exercises that help improve your balance and coordination as well as overall strength. This workout gets your body moving and heart rate going, all while having fun. All levels welcome. Inst: Better Life Health, Inc.

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Bollywood Dance Fitness

Join a fun, engaging workout with Bollywood music and dance combining traditional Indian dances with the influence of jazz, hip-hop, and modern dancing. Inst: Mumbai Madness/Zumbolly.

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Circuit Training

Are you looking for a highly effective and efficient workout? Circuit training is designed to provide a total body strengthening while also improving cardiovascular health. Through quick high-intensity intervals, key upper- and lower-body muscles will be strengthened and brief rest periods will allow for re-energizing. Free for Senior Fitness Center members.

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Laughter Yoga

Discover the joyful laughter-as-exercise that uses intentional laughter to help relieve stress, strengthen your immune system, improve respiration and circulation, and reduce anxiety and depression. Laughter Yoga can be done while seated.

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Laughter Yoga with Jeffrey

Improve your physical and mental health by combining Yogic breathing techniques, easy stretching, and self-generated laughter. Jeffrey Briar has more than 15 years of experience and was certified as a Master Trainer by Dr. Madan Kataria, the creator of Laughter Yoga. Laughter yoga can be done while seated. Inst: Jeffrey Briar.

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Longevity Stick

Raise your spirits! Learn a series of 12 movements designed to improve balance, flexibility, strength, mental focus, and breathing capacity. All movements are simple and done standing. You must provide your own stick

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Mind & Body Wellness

Learn breathing techniques, gentle yoga stretches using a chair, rhythmic clapping, laughter, and nutrition tips to improve daily living. It's a wholesome class for a healthy body and practical knowledge.

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Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation is the act of effortlessly concentrating on one point for an extended period of time, helping to heal and rejuvenate the entire human system. It helps promote inspiration, intuition, insight, and well-being. You'll learn how to meditate in order to calm your mind and lower your stress through mindful practice. Inst: Mona Nes

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Senior Striders

Meet friends and go on healthy walks in the community.

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Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

Learn easy-to-follow tai chi movements to help improve balance, increase muscular strength, improve mobility, increase flexibility, enhance psychological health, reduce pain, and prevent falls. This class is great for beginners. Inst: Hope Lin

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Walk 'n' Talk

Engage in conversation with health and fitness professionals as you enjoy a walk along the Jeffrey Open Space Trail.

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Yang-style Tai Chi

Yang style tai chi promotes stress reduction, balance, increased energy, and flexibility. Easy techniques of gentle, slow, repeated movements will improve your health and well-being.

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Yoga with Mona

Anyone can practice yoga regardless of age or experience. Energize your body and improve your flexibility. Mona offers three styles of yoga to fit your needs. All levels welcome. Inst: Mona Ness.

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ZUMBA GOLD® Dance Fitness

ZUMBA GOLD® is the dance party workout for the young at heart. Learn easy-to-follow, low-impact dance steps to zesty Latin and international music. With beginner and intermediate modifications shown, you will be groovin’ at your own pace. Instructors will energize you while helping to improve balance, strength, and mobility. Inst: CS Dance Factory

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Social & Recreational

Book Club

Enjoy drama, mystery, or a little romance? Join the Senior Services book club to read and discuss a variety of books.

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Film Club

The Film Club selects a variety of new releases to see in the theater on their own. Club members then gather each month for a lively discussion with other film enthusiasts.

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International Discussion Group

Participate in thought-provoking conversations about current national and international topics.

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Monday at the Movies

Join us at the Rancho Senior Center Mondays for a matinee movie. Each week will feature a different film, followed by a group discussion. You can come weekly or just for the movies that interest you. Movie ratings range from G to R and will be posted prior to each showing. A schedule of movies and their rating is available at the Rancho Senior Center front desk.

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Movie Matinee

Lights, camera, action! Enjoy a weekly movie ranging from classics to new releases. Movies shown at the Lakeview Senior Center and Trabuco Center; see the front desk film schedule.

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Travel Adventure Slideshow

Take a virtual photographic trip around the world. Each presentation includes an interactive digital photography slideshow followed by a question-and-answer session.

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Technology

Phone Basics

Attend a free group training to learn the basic functions of your smartphone, including how to make your phone louder, send text messages, and connect to Bluetooth devices. Bring your fully charged cell phone to class. Facilitated by the California Telephone Access Program.

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