(858) 756-3041


Respect ~ Support ~ Friendship
Serving the Community Since 1988

The RSF Senior Center provides senior resource information, educational programs, enrichment classes, and social activities. As a non-profit charitable service organization, there is no membership fee or requirement to live in the community of Rancho Santa Fe to receive assistance or participate in programs.


Resource and Referral Service

Monday – Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Seniors and their family members can speak with a staff member and receive valuable information to address a wide variety of needs.

For assistance, or to schedule an appointment, please call the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center
(858) 756-3041

Programs and Classes
December 2018

All About Names

Presented by:
Richard Lederer, PhD.

Almost everyone on earth has a name. Based on his new book, The Joy of Names, Union-Tribune language columnist and best-selling language author Richard Lederer reveals all you need to know about first names, baby names, last names, nicknames, cruel and unusual names, movie stars’ names, presidents’ names, eponymous names, names from myths, authors’ pseudonyms, and other fascinating facts about names.

Wednesday, December 5

2:00 pm 

Richard Lederer is the author of 50 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and his current books, Amazing Words, Lederer on Language, and his brand new The Joy of Names.
Dr. Lederer’s syndicated column, “Lederer on Language,” appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States, including the San Diego Union-Tribune, and he is a founding co-host of “A Way With Words” on KPBS Public Radio. He has been named International Punster of the Year and Toastmasters International’s Golden Gavel winner.

Please call to register. Space is limited!
(858) 756-3041

Jewelry Workshop:
Creativity Never Goes Out of Style

Presented by:
Pnina Gruer
Owner of Pacific Beads

Enjoy a therapeutically creative jewelry making activity! This workshop will improve fine motor, visual perceptual, and cognitive skills. It’s a workshop that feels more like a party!

2 hours of fun

Skilled instructor, Pnina Gruer, will walk participants through creative design choices and assembling of their necklace.

Materials to make a necklace are included.

There is a $25 fee per person

Thursday, December 6th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pnina Gruer, is the founder of Pacific Beads in San Diego. Pnina has worked in the beads and jewelry business for 33 years. Her experiences in the industry have included selling silver and beaded jewelry to QVC and department stores. Her favorite activity is to host beading parties!

Please call to reserve your space.
Seating is limited!
(858) 756-3041

Books, Blockbusters, and the Year We Had

Professor Garrett Chaffin-Quiray will engage participants in a review and discussion of influential movies and books from  1968, 1976, and 1980. Each session will focus on one year in the categories of Oscar Winner, Box Office Winner, New York Times Fiction Bestseller, and Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

Facilitated by:
Garrett Chaffin-Quiray,
Cinema Professor

Friday, December 7th
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Year: 1989
Oscar Winner: Driving Miss Daisy
Box Office Winner: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
New York Times Fiction Bestseller: Clear and Present Danger / The Satanic Verses
Pulitzer Prize in Fiction: Breathing Lessons
Reservations are not required for this class

Memory Loss 101

Presented by:
Amy Abrams, MSW / MPH
Alzheimer’s San Diego

Amy Abrams, MSW/MPH, with Alzheimer’s San Diego will present a comprehensive overview for anyone who wants to know more about memory loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other types of dementia’s. Learn information about risk factors, signs and symptoms, and next steps if you’re concerned.

Wednesday, December 12th
2:00 pm

Please call to reserve your space. Seating is limited!
(858) 756-3041

Healthy Aging, Cooking, and Tasting Class

Presented by:
Kay Slate, Registered Dietitian
Linda Woods, Registered Pharmacist

Kay Slate, Registered Dietitian, will have class participants sample two easy-to-prepare dishes while learning about the 5 steps to Healthy Aging! Participants also receive a booklet filled with tips for cooking and shopping for 1 or 2, plus 30 delicious and quick recipes that help people follow the 5 steps to Healthy Aging. During this presentation, Linda Woods, Registered Pharmacist, will also give a brief overview of Vitamins and Immunizations needed for a Healthy Lifestyle.

Thursday, December 13th
2:00 pm

Please call (858) 756-3041 to register.
Seating is limited

Smiles for a Lifetime

Presented by:

Jennifer Dean, DMD
Rancho Santa Fe Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Dr. Jennifer Dean, will cover the latest information, techniques, and materials in both cosmetic and functional dentistry specifically for the senior population. Tips and tricks on how to maintain and rejuvenate your natural teeth, as well as common dental problems among seniors will also be addressed in this informative presentation. Dr. Jennifer provides a full service dental practice in Rancho Santa Fe.

Wednesday, December 19th
2:00 pm

Please call to register. Seating is limited! (858) 756-3041

Older, Wiser, Better

Jon Schwartz, M.S.

Jon is the Director of Community Relations
at Seacrest Village and holds a Master’s in Gerontology from USC.

Interactive Discussions on:


Current events





 Learn how these topics relate to our aging selves!

Thursday, November 29th
2:00 pm

Remaining class: 12/27
Please call to register. Seating is limited! (858) 756-3041


*If weather permits, meditation will take place in the Senior Center garden. Please bring a jacket or blanket to ensure your comfort during your meditation practice.*

This is a free class
Reservations are not required.
(858) 756-3041

Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. A list of supplies will be provided during the student’s first day of class.

Chair YogaAttend this class to learn:

  • Ways you can reduce stress
  • Practical and useful exercises to improve well-being
  • Tips to improve strength and flexibility

10:00 am – 11:00 am

You asked, and we listened! The Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center is proud to present: Chair Yoga. There are limited spaces available, please call to reserve your seat (858) 756-3041.
There is a $10.00 charge for each class,
paid to the instructor, Laura Humphrey R.N.

Oil Painting and Drawing A-Z

Create original artwork from life using your favorite medium…

Dawn Harrison, fine artist, will teach you how to mix and blend colors, create impact, and evoke emotion.  Learn to draw accurately while tackling a blank canvas with painterly abandon.  Every three weeks you’ll start a new painting. You will be provided with a variety of high quality art images, ranging in diverse and pleasing subjects.  You’re welcome to paint from your own photos too!  Each class begins with a 30- minute demonstration.  All skill levels are welcome.

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

There is a $20.00 fee per class
paid to the instructor, Dawn Harrison
*A materials list will be provided upon registration. Students are responsible for furnishing their own supplies.*

If you are a new student, please call, Dawn, to register: (619) 988-7420