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OCTOBER 2020 E-NEWSLETTER
Our complete Zoom Catalog lists all of our online offerings, along
with our new-and-easy registration system. Check out October's highlights.
FREE! "Drive-Thru" Flu Shot Clinic at the Susi Q 
Later in October Date TBD   |  8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  |  Free
The health experts agree: it's more important than ever to get your flu shot. But if pandemic restrictions make it difficult, here's great news: We're teaming up with the Laguna Beach Community Clinic to provide free flu shots to the public 18+. This is a drive-thru event only! You won't need an appointment, but all participants will be required to stay in their vehicles and be masked. We'll update this listing on our website as soon as we have a confirmed date. (Note: 65+ higher dose vaccine not available.) #protectyourself #protectothers
Life is a Melodrama: A Writing Workshop *New*
3 Wednesdays  |  October 21, November 4 & November 18
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  |  $20/3-part series

Instructor Gary McCarver
In this 3-session online writers’ class, you will uncover that great story inside you—but this is not just about that story. We will be looking at the fun moments, the humorous events, and lighthearted journeys you care to share that make for a memorable writing experience. Learn more. Register here.
Wine Tasting Basics  *NEW*
Wednesday  |  October  28  |  4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  |  $20
Sommelier Pamela Henriksen

Ok wine lovers, gather your friends and enjoy a tasting of red, white, and rosé wines with sommelier Pamela! She'll take you on a vino journey and teach you how to taste, swirl and sip wine in proper fashion. You'll delve into the history of wine, discuss prominent characteristics, and build your wine vocabulary. Click here on how to participate. Register here.
"Live! at the Q" Chamber Music Series
Thursday  |  October 22  |  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  |  Free
Laguna Beach Live! and the Susi Q Senior Center are delighted to continue featuring rising stars in classical music with virtual performances (and Q & A) at the Susi Q. Returning pianist Nicole Kouwabunpat and Violist Brandon Chen — participants of Chamber Music | OC’s Pre-College Program — will play selected works by Bach, Hoffmeister, Haydn, Brahms and Chopin. Learn more. Register here.
Announcing Gallery Q's New Virtual Exhibition:
"A Feast for The Eyes and Soul"

Back by popular demand we are happy to showcase Gallery Q's second virtual show featuring 60 pieces of art by over 30 participating artists. Gallery-goers can "meet" the artists and view their work at GalleryQ.org through November 18. Many pieces are available for sale — purchases can be made by contacting the artist directly through their listed email. #ThinkHoliday #SupportTheArts
Guided Autobiography (GAB) Explores the
Journey of Aging

6 Thursdays  |  October 15 - November 19 
3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.  |  Free

Certified Instructor Vivian Clecak, LCSW 
GAB is a method for helping people tell their stories and reflect on their life journey. Aging in this time of disruption poses new concerns as we are faced with new roles and need for connection. This series explores new themes and has been developed for participants who have completed GAB and wish to continue writing their story. Register here.
Yoga Nidra: Graceful Transitions
Thursday | October 22 | 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. Register here
Shared Adventures: Galapagos Islands, A
Photo Expedition

Tuesday  |  October 20  |  1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Presented by Wanda Matjas  |  Free
The Galapagos Islands may just inspire you to think differently about the world. Join ardent explorer Wanda Matjas as she introduces us to creatures that call the islands home, many found nowhere else in the world, and who act as if humans are nothing more than slightly annoying paparazzi! Register here.
Be an Informed Medicare Consumer — Which Medicare HICAP appointment do you need?
Medicare is complex, and understanding how plan changes impact you is not always clear. Open enrollment arrives this month — October 15 through December 7. If you're new to Medicare, schedule a personal phone appointment with the Susi Q's HICAP counselor by clicking here. If you need to review your plan's coverage for 2021, make a phone appointment with a Council on Aging's HICAP counselor by calling 714-619-4361. Learn more.
Free Legal Phone Consultations 
Second Monday Monthly by Appointment   |  Free
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  |  Seniors 55+ 
Did you know we have legal assistance (by phone) available to provide referrals for issues including social security, contracts, housing, wills and more? Available courtesy of attorney Jane Fulton, Seaside Legal Services. Sign up here.
Learn ZOOM — From Basics to  Hosting
Thursday  |  October 15  |  Free
Here’s a FREE workshop we'll keep offering monthly to help get everyone up on Zoom — sign up for both hours, or the session that meets your instruction needs. Learn more here. Register 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
Access AARP's New HomeFit Guide and
Age-Proof Your Home 

AARP released its new 2020 HomeFit Guide with recommendations and tips for small home modifications in order to make your home safer and to help you age in place. Download a copy of the new and updated guide from our website here. And, if you need help making any modifications, reach out to John Fay, MSG, director of aging in place services, by calling 949-715-8107 or emailing johnfay@thesusiq.org.
Can You Spot a Census Scam?
Sponsored by U.S. Bank, Visit our Laguna Beach Branch
The Federal Trade Commission is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to help you guard against potential census scams. Knowing how the 2020 Census process works, what information you will — and won’t — be asked for, and some red flags will help you spot and report scams. Read more.
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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