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Become a Computer Whiz and Learn to Line Dance

Whether you need a quick lesson on how e-mail works or want to kick up your heels, the local senior center has it all.

I was eager to return to the This time I wanted to find out about the city of Laguna Niguel’s programs. There are so many that I had to narrow it down to the two I thought would be most interested in.  I picked the new fitness center and computer classes.

Get Fit

The fitness center is state-of-the art for the 50-plus crowd.  Members range in age from 50 to 94.  Each piece of equipment was chosen with seniors in mind—seats to support a mature adult and safeguard the back.  Folks with special needs such as those using a wheelchair, this fitness center is perfect for you.   

Each of the 223 members to date followed the two-step registration. First, a doctor must sign a medical release.  Step two is completed in person at the front desk Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  At that time, a payment of $25 for residents and $40 for non-residents is required for the one-hour orientation on proper use of the equipment.  A key card is issued,  and the new member is all set.  Where else can you work out five days a week for less than $50 a year?

Want to Become a Computer Whiz?

The new computer training classes began last month with five classes—Internet and e-mail, computer basics, beyond basics, MS Word and intro to digital media.  That’s the one I want to take for instruction on Windows Movie Maker to make slide shows and movies. The cost for classes is very reasonable, ranging from $19 to $39. There are four ways to register:  Online, fax, mail-in or walk-in.  Visit CUSD-ACE.org for all the details.

Feedback is always encouraged.  Senior recreation leaders Mandie San Miguel and Lynn Hewitt note what people want.  Is there interest in a class about using Skype or social media?  Is there enough interest in extended hours for the fitness center?  Let them know what you think.

Learn to Dance

Well, I have a little more space left, which gives me a chance to tell you about the new line dancing classes. The first class was so popular it had to be moved to a bigger room.  For $7 a class you can learn this popular dance and get in shape at the same time. Beginners are encouraged, and no partner is needed.  Registration is at Sea Country’s front desk.  While you are there, pick up a copy of the new spring activity guide for March-May.  It lists ongoing events, special events, educational and fitness classes and some exciting Sea Country excursions.  

Linda March 30, 2011 at 03:29 PM
I appreciate all of your articles about activities for seniors. Thanks for this one! I didn't realize there was so much available at the Center...I'll have to check it out.

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