Wed10222014

Senior Lifestyles

Los Altos Senior Center has new director


Pamela Reliford is the new activities director of the Los Altos Senior Center. She replaces Joe Karpanty, who went to Burlingame as a recreation manager.

"It's going to be fun here because the atmosphere is friendly," Reliford said. "The board of directors is active and eager to get into fund raising. I can see the problem is getting more of a turnout for senior activities that include Dollar Day lunches."

A graduate of California State University at Dominguez Hills, Reliford has a bachelor's degree in recreation administration and a minor in theater arts.

"I enjoy working with seniors," Reliford said. "You can have real conversations and a real dialogue. It will be fun stuff and a nice departure after working with young adults."

Reliford Millbrae, where she worked as a recreation services manager.

"I was the desktop publisher at the Millbrae Recreation Department, and I will change the layout of the monthly letter as one of my first things to do," Reliford said. "They have used the same format for years, and it's hard for some seniors to read and understand."

Reliford mentioned two trips that could use more participants. One of the seniors' favorite trips is the one to Pacific Grove to view the monarch butterflies that cling to the same trees each year. The trip is on Oct. 17 and includes a no-host lunch at Cannery Row in Monterey.

The other trip is a cruise on the Sacramento River aboard the historic paddle wheeler "Spirit of Sacramento" Oct. 21. Included is a trip to the California Railroad Museum. For more information on the trips, call Reliford at 947-2797.

Flu shots are on the agenda at the senior center Oct. 22. They will be administered by the Santa Clara County Health Department this year, and 250 flu shots will be made available for a cost of $8 each. The shots will be given 8:30 a.m. to noon in the multipurpose room. Appointments should be made at the volunteer desk.

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