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The Lake Berryessa Senior Center & Community Hall Has A Logo!

Thanks to local artist, Debbie Thrasher, for the new logo approved on Friday by the Board of the Lake Berryessa Senior Center & Community Hall. The new logo supports the LBSC&CH revitalization plan which included new social media sites to promote a more active image and a program to expand its membership to younger community members and their families.

Our next Saturday summer event is a simple FREE summer bbq & pot luck. Horseshoes available, kids games available. We'll even bring out the poker tables for you to amaze your friends with your mad skills. Beat the Heat Day: Saturday, August 18, 5:30 PM - Social, 6:30 PM - dinner. Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad. Bring a side dish to share.

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Beat the Heat Day!

Lake Berryessa Senior Center & Community Hall

FREE summer BBQ & pot luck.

Saturday, August 18

5:30 PM - Social, 6:30 PM - Dinner.

Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad. 

Bring a side dish to share. 

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Horseshoes available. Kids games available.

We'll even bring out the poker tables for you to amaze your friends with your mad skills.

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…A Community Resource for All…

Our Mission

We are committed to providing older adults, families and children with a friendly, supportive environment for social interaction, recreational activities, educational opportunities, community involvement, and access to public services.

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Grandparents Day Barbecue and Senior Health Fair

Saturday, July 21, 4 PM - 8:30 PM.

Another successful event at the Lake Berryessa Senior Center & Community Hall. Adults had fun. Kids had fun - especially with the balloons. Great bbq food cooked and served by Evan Kilkus. Thanks to our volunteers.

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These are not professional models! 

Thanks to Board member Stu williams, JoAnn Williams, and grandaughter Elissa.

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Group collage

Thanks to Board member Kym Gilson laying out the tablecloths. And especially to our professional bartender Al Wynrib for another dazzzling job.

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Nobody’s Too Young Or Too Old To Enjoy 

The Lake Berryessa Senior Center & Community Hall

Here’s a quote that may usually refer to older adults. “This business of being age appropriate is ridiculous. Get out there and break the rules.” Dorrie Jacobson. 

But this goes for younger adults too. You don’t have to be a “senior” to enjoy the benefits of the Lake Berryessa Senior Center & Community Hall with your family and friends. Stop thinking that you can’t be a member and enjoy the events because you’ve got some silly idea that doing so would make you feel older than you are. These are community events for the whole family.

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Senior Health and Social Services Information

Although we live a long way from the Napa Valley we are part of Napa County. As such we are eligible for all the benefits available to older adults in Napa County. 

Comprehensive Services for Older Adults

IN-HOME SUPPORT SERVICES

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES

IHSS PUBLIC AUTHORITY

MEDI-CAL & CALFRESH

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING

VETERANS SERVICES

OLDER ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

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The Lake Berryessa Senior Center & Community Hall Needs Your Vote!

Become A Member To Show Your Vote of Confidence In The Future of Lake Berryessa.

Who’s a Senior, What’s a Senior?

By Peter Kilkus

One of my favorite sayings is: You don’t stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing!

For those of you who remember the trauma of turning 30 during the “don’t trust anyone over 30” days of the 60s, the turning 60 birthday in the 21st century may feel even worse. But almost no one I know says they feel like a “senior” even though they may be well over 60. I’ve asked younger people to join the Center and they’ve said, “I can’t (translated as “I don’t want to”) because I’m not a “senior”. “Senior” has gotten a bad reputation as “old and decrepit” in too many people’s minds.

Maybe there should be a contest to see what new word can be used to replace “senior”. At one Center Board meeting years ago I mentioned that I just don’t feel like a “senior” and Betty Pedersen, who was 83 at the time, an adventurer and co-founder of the Center 34 years ago, jumped right in with  “Neither do I!”

“Older Adult” is currently the most politically correct term. Maybe we should say “Super Adult” instead of “Senior Citizen”?

So how can we translate philosophy into action at Lake Berryessa? By joining the Lake Berryessa Senior Center & Community Hall - no matter what your age. The Center is committed to providing older adults, families and children with a friendly, supportive environment for social interaction, recreational activities, educational opportunities, community involvement, and access to public services. And it is the only full-service meeting and event facility in eastern Napa County.

The Center is embarking on a Membership Drive and several fundraising activities to revitalize our local community. We lost ten years - almost a whole generation - of family recreation at Lake Berryessa. We lost our school and most businesses. The thriving resorts have devolved into basic dirt camping facilities. The Lake Berryessa Senior Center & Community Hall can be a core element in the revitalization of the Lake Berryessa community. But we need your help.

Membership Drive

It doesn’t matter whether you live in St. Helena or Santa Clara, Berryessa Highlands or Belmont, Napa or  Novato - people came from all around the Bay Area, Sacramento and beyond to enjoy Lake Berryessa. Your membership is your vote for the Center’s success. Please join the Lake Berryessa Senior Center to support the Lake Berryessa community during this time of positive change at the lake. There is no age requirement to become a community support member. Families and children are welcome.

Please send your contact information and a check for $25 per person (children are free) made out to Berryessa Senior Citizens and mail it to:

Lake Berryessa Senior Center & Community Hall

Spanish Flat Village Center

Unit # 9113

Napa, CA 94558

 Fundraising

Our matching fund challenge grant has been more than met. Thanks to all of our members and friends who have contributed more than $5,000 to date. But our fundraising needs to go on - there’s much left to do.

Please send your donation - large or small - with a check made out to Berryessa Senior Citizens, Inc. (Please specify whether this is check for membership dues or for the matching donation challenge.) and mail it to:

Lake Berryessa Senior Center & Community Hall

Spanish Flat Village Center

Unit # 9113

Napa, CA 94558

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Lake Berryessa Senior Center & Community Hall Rental Policy

Members

$150 per day

$100 cleaning deposit ($50 refundable if Center is left clean.)

Proof of $1M liability insurance policy

Non-Members

$250 per day

$100 cleaning deposit ($50 refundable if Center is left clean.)

Proof of $1M liability insurance policy

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Reservations need to be made in advance:

707-966-0206

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2018 Photo Album

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Some interesting Senior Center History (Click for full stories.)

Who’s a Senior, What’s a Senior?

The Elsie Plunkett Story

Senior Center Founded by Lake Berryessa Adventurer, Betty Pedersen

What Was It Like To Grow Up At Spanish Flat Resort? Confessions of a Resort Brat (aka Wes Plunkett)

January 20th Community Dinner a Success!

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner 

Bites and Bubbles Open House

May “Mexican Fiesta”

The First Lake Berryessa Annual Horseshoe Tournament Barbecue

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pKilkus@gmail.com                       © Peter Kilkus 2018