The Barron Park Association

Apr 062017
 

The next Senior Lunch will be on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Corner Bakery. It is located at 3375 El Camino Real at the corner of Fernando where the Boston Market used to be, with plenty of parking either in front or behind the restaurant.

The Corner Bakery is cafeteria style so you will each pay for your own selection at the counter, and they will deliver your order to the table when it is ready. The prices are modest, there are no tips involved, and we even get a senior discount. You can look at the menu in advance by going to www.cornerbakerycafe.com.

If you are interested in joining us, please email Julie Spengler at juliespengler@sbcglobal.net or call 493-9151 by Friday, April 7th so we can make a name tag for you. Changes in plans can be made up until 10 AM the morning of the lunch by calling Rosemary Jacobsen at 493-9152. As usual, if anyone needs a ride, let us know and we will try to arrange one for you.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there.

Mar 062017
 

The Future of Barron Park

2017 Annual Meeting and Potluck
Sunday March 19, 2017  2PM to 4PM
Barron Park Elementary School Multipurpose Room (map)

This year’s Annual Meeting of the Barron Park Association will feature the following speakers:

  • Max McGee, Superintendent of the Palo Alto Unifed School District
  • Rob De Geus, Palo Alto Community Services Department
  • Doria Summa, Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission
  • Lt. James Reifschneider, Palo Alto Police Department

There will be time for Q&A after each presentation.

Snack Pot Luck

Feel free to bring cookies and snacks to share, the BPA will bring coffee and tea, and we’ll make a potluck out of it! (If you bring a dish to share, please label the ingredients to help people with allergies.)

We hope you will be able to join us!

Babysitting Service

Free babysitting service will be available in a room next door, if there is enough demand. If you are interested, please let us know how many children you will be dropping off by sending an email to Gwen Luce.

Jan 242017
 
Speakers:
Amy Andonian, AvenidasPresident & CEO,
Paula Wolfson, LCSW, Director of AvenidasCare Partners,
Cindy Hofen, Managing Moves & MoreA Meet and Learn Event
Presented by Catherine Hendricks and the BPA
   
   
   

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017
6.30PM TO 8.45PM

Location:
Barron Square Club House
4111 Thain Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (map)
   
Agenda:
6:30-6:50pm:  Amy Andonian, Avenidas President & CEO
Amy will present an overview of the resources available at Avenidas, and tell you about the organization’s exciting plans for future growth. The nonprofit’s innovative programs and compassionate staff—paid and volunteer—help enrich the lives of more than 8,500 mature adults and their families each year.
6:50-7:00pm: Q&A
   
7:00-7:30pm: Resources for Aging in Place (Paula Wolfson, LCSW, Director of AvenidasCare Partners)

  • Proactive Planning Starts Now: Organizing Important Documents
  • Do Not Go It Alone: Building Your Networks of Support: Family, Friends, Medical Providers
  • Hiring and Evaluating Professional Help in the Home: Skilled vs. Non-Skilled Care
  • Navigating Hospital Stays: How to Appeal an Unsafe Discharge

7:30-7:45pm: Q&A

7:45-8:15pm: How to Downsize/Move Out of Your Home (Cindy Hofen, Managing Moves & More)
Often times, even though you want to move,the thought of organizing and downsizing can stop your progress. Don’t become paralyzed by your belongings! Minimizing brings freedom and the items that are left are those you truly love.Whether you have plans to move in the near future or simply looking for inspiration to downsize, declutter, and organize your home, this session is for you. We’ll present tips to get you motivated and easy places to start in your home.

8:15-8:30pm: Q&A

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. REGISTER HERE

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: CATHERINE HENDRICKS: FRENCHREALTOR@GMAIL.COM OR 650 245 5094

Dec 032016
 

There will be a senior lunch on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Cibo's restaurant at 1:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE ONE TIME DATE CHANGE FROM SECOND TUESDAY TO SECOND MONDAY.

The cost is $20 and includes tax, tip and a drink. Menu choices have to be pre ordered, so anyone interested in getting the details, please contact Julie Spengler at 493-9151 or email at juliespengler@sbcglobal.net.

Reservations have to be in by Friday, Dec. 9th, so let us know your plans as soon as possible.

As usual, we will be in the private room at Cibo's and our neighborhood couple, Gary and Jena, will entertain us with accordion music and lead us in a Christmas sing along. We always look forward to this event to get into the Holiday spirit.

Hope to see many of you there.

Jun 032016
 

The next bi-monthly senior lunch will be a picnic in Bol Park at 1:00 pm with Driftwood Deli delivering box lunches consisting of a sandwich, chips, cookies, fruit and a drink, all for the low price of $10.  We are able to order ahead of time to pick our choice of the sandwich and drink.

We bring our own chairs and sit on level ground in a shady area and always enjoy the casual atmosphere of the park and sounds of the birds.

If you are interested in joining us, please either call Julie Spengler at 493-9151 or email  juliespengler@sbcglobal.net by Friday, June 10th, so we can make a name tag for you and place your order.

Hope to see many of you there.

May 092016
 

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JOIN US FOR MAY FETE 2016!
SUNDAY, MAY 22nd AT BOL PARK FROM NOON TO 4 PM

Come and enjoy live musicians and dancers. They will perform all afternoon, with a Maypole dance at 2:30. Bring the family and a blanket and make a picnic of it. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Snacks will also be for sale. Wear ribbons. There will also be games and crafts for the children, donkeys and donkey art, and the history exhibit. Activities will include face painting for children, donkey parade and more!

The May Fete is a volunteer effort. If you’d like to help and volunteer, or if you’d like to propose a display or activity, contact the event organizer, Sarah Van Zanten at bpmayfete@gmail.com or the volunteer coordinator, John King at johnwadeking@gmail.com. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Apr 242016
 

Barron Park Association celebrated its first Holi Festival on March 26th, 2016. Over 200 people joined in a fun filled warm and sunny afternoon in appealing lush green surroundings of Bol Park to share vibrant colors, laughter and joy to welcome Spring!

Few of the comments we received from our contented visitors say it all:

“Very nice. It was amazing to play Holi in such a fun setting after so many years. Kudos to Barron Park organizing team and everyone else for their spirit”.

“Hello Baron Park community, thanks so much for organizing this Holi get together! We and all our friends and family I talked to thoroughly enjoyed Holi today. Everything was very well done from food to color distribution etc. Please continue involving other Palo Altans in the future years – We promise we will also assist you next time!”

Enjoy the videoclip (courtesy: Mandar Borkar), that captures the joyous moments of the event:

https://youtu.be/U91h14kh3Ew

Apr 032016
 

The next Senior Lunch will be on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Corner Bakery. It is located at 3375 El Camino Real at the corner of Fernando where the Boston Market used to be, with plenty of parking either in front or behind the restaurant.

The Corner Bakery is cafeteria style so you will each pay for your own selection at the counter, and they will deliver your order to the table when it is ready. The prices are modest and there are no tips involved. You can look at the menu in advance by going to www.cornerbakerycafe.com.

If you are interested in joining us, please email Julie Spengler at juliespengler@sbcglobal.net or call 493-9151 by Friday, April 8th so we can make a name tag for you. Changes in plans can be made up until 10 AM the morning of the lunch by calling Rosemary Jacobsen at 493-9152.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there.

Nov 272015
 

There will be a senior lunch on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Cibo’s restaurant, 3398 El Camino Real,  at 1:00 PM.

The cost is $21 and includes tax, tip and a drink.  Menu choices have to be pre ordered, so anyone interested in getting the details, please contact Julie Spengler at 493-9151 or email at juliespengler at sbcglobal.net.

Reservations have to be in by Friday, Dec. 4th, so let us know your plans as soon as possible.

As usual, we will be in the private room at Cibo’s and our neighborhood couple, Gary and Jena, will entertain us with accordion music and lead us in a Christmas sing along.  We always look forward to this event to get into the Holiday spirit.

Hope to see many of you there.