Wednesday lunches continue, by reservation, as a County-supported subsidized nutrition program for seniors. Saturday brunches have evolved from a self-catered, through brown bag, and now deliciously catered meals by Tito Echevarria and his crew.
Menus are posted each Sunday for the coming week on the Vintage distribution list. Seniors wishing to be added to the list can do so by request at
Recent speakers and discussions at the Wednesday lunches have addressed topics including: Legal and Financial Issues for LGBT seniors; Health Notes; Falls prevention; Social Security Update; The Political Conventions and Platforms; and a debate between two candidates for our District 26 representative. Senior bingo is scheduled on fifth Wednesdays. And an LGBT youth panel joined one luncheon.
Some recent Vintage trips were to: the NASA Aerospace Museum, including a speaker on the origins of the universe; a tour at the Moffett Airship museum led by a docent who had served at Moffett; special exhibits at the Santa Clara University Museum and at the Martin Luther King Library (Ted Sahl photographs); the Intel museum; a miniature golf expedition; and Hakone Garden and Rose Garden picnics.
Tai-Chi classes are held each Wednesday morning, and additional exercise classes for seniors are in development.
Fred Salas is the Vintage Program Coordinator, supported by the active volunteer members of the group.
Vintage Council members for 2012-13 include: Christine Milly, BDF Board Liaison; Clay Wilson, Treasurer; Dee Merrick, Vice Chair; Fred Carter, BDF Treasurer; Ken Anderson, Saturday Program Coordinator; and Rick Kaplowitz, Chair.
You can easily be added to the Vintage group mailing list. An “E-mail Blast,” sent once a week, includes the menus and activity information for the coming week, and a link with which to make a reservation for lunch. To do so, please send an email request to