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- June 7, 2013

Senior Focus

TELLING YOUR STORIES ... Write and read the stories of your life to boost your cognitive functioning and verbal dexterity while enhancing your memory. Artist and facilitator Jamila Rufaro leads a $110, six-week course in Guided Autobiography beginning June 11 through the Palo Alto Adult School. Students will write short, autobiographical stories each week and share them with the group. No previous writing experience is required. Classes meet Tuesdays at Greendell School, 4120 Middlefield Road. Details are in the 55-Plus section of the Palo Alto Adult School catalog at

GADGET LESSONS ... Got a new gadget but not sure how to use it? Avenidas offers one-to-one tutoring sessions to show you how to get the most out of your iPad/tablet, iPhone/Android smart phone, PC or Mac. It's $5 for members and $10 for non-members for 50 minutes of hands-on learning. Call 650-308-4252 for an appointment.

'SENIOR FRIENDSHIP' WEDNESDAYS ... Seniors are invited to attend presentations on topics such as money management, health news, crafts, exercises and health news at Senior Friendship Day each Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Cubberley Community Center. There is no fee, but a $2.50 donation is requested for a lunch catered by La Comida Senior Nutrition Program. Details are in the Palo Alto Adult School catalog.

SAVVY ABOUT SODIUM ... Want to learn how to control your salt intake? Swing by Avenidas Thursday, June 20, from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. for a free talk on how to be more sodium-savvy by nutrition educator Khanh Ngo.

CREATIVE WRITING ... Express yourself in poetry, short stories, dramatic scripts, narratives, autobiography or essays in a Creative Writing class offered by Burt Liebert through the Palo Alto Adult School. The $35, six-week class meets Wednesdays at Greendell School beginning June 12. Details are in the Palo Alto Adult School catalog.

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