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AT THE SUSI Q WITHOUT WALLS
NOVEMBER 2020 E-NEWSLETTER
Our complete Zoom Catalog lists all of our online offerings, along
with our new-and-easy registration system. Check out November's highlights.
Share the Spirit — Adopt A Senior for the Holidays 
This year our program is even more important as many seniors in the community have had to isolate. We'll match you up with a qualifying senior and supply you with their wish list. Purchase one or more gifts and bring them unwrapped to the Susi Q on Wednesday, December 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or Thursday, December 3 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. We'll do the rest. For more information, reach out to Martha Hernandez, LCSW at 949-715-8104 or email MarthaH@thesusiq.org. Sign Up here.
New! How To Be the Best Version of Yourself
Two Tuesdays  | November 17 &  December 15
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  |  $30/2-part series*
Guest Educator, Megan McCarver

We are all experts in our own habits (knowingly or unknowingly), right? Would you like to embrace healthier lifestyles by mindfully reviewing your personal routines before the New Year? You'll leave this interactive experience with a re-booted mindset which will benefit your body, mind and others around you. *Must sign up for both sessions. Learn more. Sign Up here.
"Danspiration" is Back with a Choreographed Exercise Routine to "Santa Baby"
Four Tuesdays  |  November 17 & 24;  December 1 & 8
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  |  $15/4-week series
Instructor, Melanie Rosa

Melanie teaches a holiday-inspired, virtual workout that combines dance conditioning exercises and fun dance movements. Get your Santa costume ready for the finale! Learn more. Sign Up here.
New! Conversational Spanish For Beginners
Six Mondays  |  November 9 - December 14
7:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.  |  $60/6-week series

Instructor Liliana Llebaria
Spanish is the fourth most spoken language in the world. This 6-week course is aimed at students who wish to learn conversational Spanish starting with the basics. Students who have some experience but cannot hold a satisfactory conversation, or simply want to brush up on their skills, will have the opportunity to increase their fluency. Learn more. Sign Up by emailing ChristineB@thesusiq.org.
"Live! at the Q" Chamber Music Series
Thursday  |  November 19  |  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  |  Free
This month we're thrilled to feature three rising stars — violinist Antony Karacic, pianist Matt Karacic and pianist Josh Deguzman — all students at the acclaimed Chamber Music | OC's Pre-College Program. Their repertoire will include selected works from Bach, Beethoven, Ravel and more. Meet the performers hereSign Up here.
FREE! "Drive-Thru" Flu Shot Clinic at the Susi Q 
November 20  |  8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  |  Free
The health experts agree: it's never too late and more important than ever to get your flu shot. And if pandemic restrictions have made it difficult, we've teamed up with the Laguna Beach Community Clinic and the City to provide FREE shots to the public 18+. This is a drive-thru event — you will not need an appointment. (Note: 65+ higher dose vaccine not available.) 
Need a Home Repair or a Ride to a Medical Appointment? 
Lifelong Laguna has you covered. Our volunteers have provided over 2,000 services for older adults in town since the program’s inception. Whether it’s a leaky faucet or a supermarket run, our team of volunteers and professional resources are just a phone call away. Call director John Fay, MSG at 949-715-8107 or email johnfay@thesusiq.org.
Anatomy of a Scam 
Monday  |  November 30  | 10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.  |  Free
Sponsored by U.S. Bank, Visit our Laguna Beach Branch
Since the onset of Covid there's been a notable increase in incidents of financial fraud in our senior community. While scams may vary, the anatomy is the same. Join Kelli Morris, JD, LLM, Director of the Council on Aging's Senior Protection Program to discuss the growing issue of cybercrime in a COVID world. Learn more. Sign Up here.
Managing Grief Over the Holidays
Wednesday  |  November 18   | 4:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.  | Free
Grieving the loss of a loved one is difficult at any time. With the challenges brought on by the pandemic, along with the holiday season, it can magnify your sense of loss and mourning. The sadness can feel sadder and the loneliness goes deeper. If you’ve lost a significant family member or loved one, join facilitator Kathleen “Kay” Wenger, LMFT, LPCC, for a thoughtful interactive discussion. Learn more. Sign Up here
New! Namaste Yoga Divine with Jheri
Five Tuesdays  |  November 17 - December 15
11:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m.  |  $50/5-week series

Instructor Jheri St. James
This introductory class offers students an opportunity to experience the basics of the hatha-yoga practice. Breathe, stretch, balance, get up-side-down and enjoy conscious relaxation and stress release. Have water, yoga mat and a towel handy. Learn more. Sign Up here.
Yoga Nidra: Graceful Transitions
Third Thursday Monthly  | November 19 & December 17
10:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m.  | Free
Facilitated by Dr. Andrea Deerheart

The ancient practice of yoga nidra has tons of benefits for our bodies and minds—and people are finally catching on. This deep state of conscious rest is a pathway to relaxation, visualization and healing that offers a powerful tool to reduce suffering during these transformative times. Learn more
Sign Up here
Susi Q Shared Travel Adventures: Britain's Standing Stone Giants and Magical Stone Circles 
Monday  |  November 16  |  1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  |  Free
Presented by Wanda Matjas

We may never know the reason why these standing stones and circles were erected — but who doesn't like a good mystery with a little magic. Join ardent explorer Wanda as she shares her spellbinding adventures to Scotland's Orkney Islands and Avebury, England. Learn moreSign Up here.
Learn ZOOM — From Basics to  Hosting
Thursday  |  November 12  |  Free
Instructor Fred Sharman

Here’s a FREE workshop we keep offering monthly to help get everyone up on Zoom — sign up for both hours, or the session that meets your instruction needs. Learn moreSign Up here
Hour #1  |  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  |  Zoom Beginner Basics
Hour #2  |  1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  Host Your Own Meeting
Tour the World While Social Distancing 
We're all experiencing a touch of cabin fever without the usual activities like sports, theater, the arts and music—but they are available, virtually speaking, that is. Enjoy, and share your favorite finds with us, too!
• Take a trip through some of the world’s greatest collections on these virtual museum and gallery tours

• Visit a national park from wherever you are
• Tour the Great Wall of China
We Love Hearing From You
We appreciate any comments you might have that can help us serve you better — especially while we all adapt to our "new normal" of social distancing and staying healthy. Please email us anytime and share any ideas you have. If you know someone who would like to be informed of our events and programs, please have them visit our home page where they can subscribe to this monthly e-Newsletter.

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