Boomers! Let your voices be heard!
The Alcosta Senior and Community Center wants your feedback.
Did you know that baby boomers – anyone born between 1946 and 1964 – account for about 30 percent of San Ramon’s population? It's your turn to stand up and be counted.
What is your vision of the senior center of the 21st Century?
Here's your opportunity to let staff know what would attract you to the center. Complete the online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/alcosta by April 1. It will only take a few minutes, and it gives you the chance to express your current, as well as long-term needs and interests.
"We get an in house survey of people who are coming up here, but we wanted to reach out to people throughout the community," said Teri Mountford, the center's program manager.
Let's face it: We boomers have a completely different take on retirement than our parents did. No sitting in the porch swing watching the world go by for us. We're the movers and shakers of the silver haired set.
We invented "thinking outside the box."
For example, right now you may be involved in issues related to your aging parents. Interested in getting mom and dad focused on something other than why you "never" call?
You love mom, but do you really need another hand-crocheted cardigan? Does dad need a new golfing buddy ever since his best friend moved to Florida? You might suggest that the senior center hold mixers for the over 70 crowd.
By now you might be thinking, "Enough about them. What about me?
How about free WiFi? Or a cappuccino machine? What about 55-and-up team sports? Softball? Volleyball?
Thinking about turning your hobby into a small business? How about a course on that topic? Or what about a presentation on using social media to promote your business?
And let's not leave out those adorable grandkids. Maybe you would like to see some activities at the center that you and the little ones could participate in together.
These are just my ideas. Yours will be better.
Remember, the survey will be available only until April 1, so don't dilly dally. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to provide input in planning the future of San Ramon's senior center.
And if you haven't had a chance to visit the center lately – or ever – I encourage you to check it out. The grounds are beautiful, with spectacular views of the hills to the west.
Venture inside and peruse the flyers for all the upcoming events and activities. I'll bet you find a couple that interest you.