SENIOR FITNESS ASSESSMENTS ... Trained evaluators from VivAsia, an Asian-inspired fitness program, will offer free fitness assessments for people 60 and older on Tuesday, April 9, and Tuesday, May 21, at Avenidas. The 30-minute assessments will evaluate upper and lower body strength and flexibility, balance, agility and aerobic endurance. Reservations required. For appointments, call 650 289-5400.
ORAL HEALTH FOR SENIORS... Patti Walter Chan, an instructor in the dental hygiene program at Foothill College, will discuss oral health issues commonly affecting older adults on Friday, April 19. Chan also will discuss ways people can reduce their risk for tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer. The free presentation will be from 1-2:30 p.m. at Avenidas@450Bryant in Palo Alto.
MUSIC IN THE AFTERNOON ... The Community Tuesdays program of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center presents Songs of Protest! , a two-part lecture with mezzo-soprano Deborah Rosengaus, on Tuesday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 7. Covering hundreds of years, Rosengaus will discuss subversive musicians of the Renaissance through the present time, with rock 'n' roll and Woodstock. The events will be from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall at 3129 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. $15 at the door. No reservations necessary. For more information, contact Michelle Rosengaus at 650 223-8616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FORUM FOR CAREGIVERS... Topics of interest to caregivers will be highlighted in monthly discussions beginning Saturday, April 6, in a new series called the Avenidas Care Partners Forum. The April 6 topic is Pro-Active Planning for Adult Children and Concerned Loved Ones , to be presented by Avenidas Care Partners Manager Paula Wolfson and Rita Ghatak of Aging101. The free discussions will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center, 270 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 650 289-5400.
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