Senior social life
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Connecting with friends and relatives these days sometimes means having a virtual conversation via email, social media or Skype. For computer instruction and other recreational programs, Always Professional Senior Care provides affordable in-home classes and programs, including art, music or audio book classes, social gatherings for lunch, movies or concerts and nutrition information programs. For more information, visit www.alwayspsc.com/senior_enrichment_programs or call (858) 454-9400.

The La Jolla Community Center offers educational programs, exercise courses, day trips and social events for any age — including seniors. From therapeutic Kundalini chair yoga to cooking classes with the Opera Singing Chef, the center’s offerings are vast. In addition to social gatherings and classes, the community center hosts senior learning seminars where participants can learn about advancements in medical technology, the ins and outs of Medicare and investment strategies with local experts. For a calendar of the center’s latest offerings, visit www.ljcommunitycenter.org or call (858) 459-0831.

Seniors hoping to keep idle hands busy can take advantage of La Jolla Library’s range of hands-on classes, like monthly knitting class for all ages and skill levels, “Pen to Paper” workshops that help inspire written works like personal memoirs and fictional stories, or the library’s Saturday morning Ikebana design class to create floral arrangements to take home. For more information about the library’s offerings, visit www.lajollalibrary.org or call (858) 552-1657.

To spice up the evening with lively song and dance amid a mature crowd, visit Tango del Rey for any number of fun classes and events, including open-mic nights, swing-dance classes and live big-band performances that draw in a crowd that likes to have fun. Visit www.tangodelrey.com or call (858) 794-9044 for a full listing of live music events, dance classes and membership benefits.

Upcoming events

• March 2: “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” — 8 a.m. to noon, Scripps Memorial Hospital, 9888 Genesee Ave., half-day caregiver conference, (800) 272-3900, www.alz.org/sandiego, free

• March 5: “A Place for Mom” presentation — 1 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., presentation about A Place for Mom’s senior housing placement services, (858) 459-0831, www.ljcommunitycenter.org, free

• March 10: Swing dance workshops and live music – 5 to 10 p.m., Tango del Rey, 3567 Del Rey St., swing dance workshops followed by social dance and live music by Red Lotus, (858) 581-1114, www.tangodelrey.com, $10 for social dance with live music, $5 for each additional workshop

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