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October 2022 E-NEWSLETTER


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Your health remains our highest priority. We require everyone who attends classes/activities at the Susi Q to be vaccinated, and we will follow all the safety protocols and guidelines set forth by the CDC and the City.

A Message from Our Executive Director

Welcome to summertime at the Susi Q, “the” place in town “to make friends with time.” We are always looking for new ways to spread the word about all we do, and Stu News Laguna has been our media champion since we opened. In the sidebar of every issue, you’ll find “It’s Happening at the Susi Q”, a list of our many offerings.
Our namesake was a columnist for Stu Saffer when he was founding editor of the Laguna Beach Independent, so we are delighted to announce that she is back in spirit with “Dear Susi Q”, a new bi-monthly advice column in the Indy. We are so fortunate and grateful that these invaluable community resources are helping us connect with older adults who want to live it up or meet the challenges that can come with time.
See you at the Susi Q!
~ Nadia Babayi

Introducing "Dear Susi Q" — Laguna Beach Indy's bimonthly advice for locals

Need guidance on matters including relationships, retirement, home safety, transportation, health, or local entertainment? Qualified Susi Q staff, support group leaders, and volunteers stand ready to answer your questions. Send them to DearSusiQ@thesusiq.org. And, if you have an adult child who has moved back home, today’s advice (on page 18) may help.

Meet Libby — the One-tap Reading App from Your Local Library (In-Person)

Thursday  |  July 21  |  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  |  Free
Presented by the Laguna Beach Public Library

All over the world, local libraries offer millions of ebooks and audiobooks. You can borrow them — for FREE, instantly — with a library card and Libby. Join a Laguna Beach Library representative for an in-person, tutorial on how to download and use the Libby app on your smartphone, iPad, tablet or laptop.

Co-Ed Stretch & Strengthen Goes Hybrid!

Tuesdays & Thursdays Monthly  |  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
July series*/$60  *No class July 5 & July 12 

Instructor Leslie Davis is back teaching her popular workout both in-person and online. Pursue a healthy lifestyle by integrating her highly functional workout using THE HARRIS METHOD. Leslie always keeps it fun with “Theme Thursdays”.

AARP Smart Driver Course

Tuesday  |  July 19  |  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$20 AARP members; $25 non-members

Review safe driving strategies and brush up on your defensive driving techniques. Class certificate may entitle participant to insurance discount. No test! Checks only, payable 2 days in advance to AARP. Registration required. Visit or call the front desk at 949-464-6645 or

Discovering Your Purpose in Retirement (In-Person)

4 Wednesdays  |  July 20 – August 10
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  |  Free

Facilitated by semi-retired Vivian Clecak
Finding purpose in retirement isn’t just nice to have — it’s a necessity. It’s tied to your health, healing, happiness and ultimately your longevity. call 949-715-8104. or

Jane Dober Announces Two New Summer
Bridge Sessions (In-Person)

  • 2-Week Workshop “Welcome to Modern Bridge”
    Monday  |  July 25 & August 1
    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  |  $50  |
  • 2-Week Workshop “Welcome to Modern Bridge”
    Monday  |  July 25 & August 1
    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  |  $50  |

Favorite Monthly Happenings

Drop-In “Computer” Assistance—All Devices—Every
Thursday, 12:00-2:00pm with LBHS students Miller & Nic
(Music) Classical Masterpieces ($)  
Register here.
Wayne’s Standing Yoga ($)  Register here.
Mindfulness Meditation (Free)  Register here.
Yoga Nidra: Graceful Transitions (Free)  Register here.
Death Cafe (Free)  Register here.
All Things Human (Formerly Ted Talk Club)  Learn more.
Visit our online Class and Support Services catalogs for a listing of all Susi Q classes, activities and services.

Gallery Q Calls For Artists Show: "Cultural Fusion"

Accepting Art: Wednesday, August 10; 10:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: August 16 – October 5; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Art Reception: Friday, August 19, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Let understanding the world through art be your inspiration. Open to all artistic mediums. Download an application here.

Mark & Jeff's Summer Ukulele Jam (Online)

2 Wednesdays  |  August 3 & August 10
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  |  Free
Instructors Mark Kohls & Jeff Eile

Need a refresher on the basics, then ZOOM in! We’ve got a fun, 2-part “play-along/sing-along” geared to students who have completed their beginner or advanced beginner course, or have played on their own (and know first position A, B C, D, F, & G, chords, the minors and 7th’s for them and Em E7.)

Jazz On a Summer's Night (In-Person) Featuring the Laguna Beach Community Jazz Band

Shared Adventures: "Always Looking for the Unusual"

AARP's Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Don't Ignore Social Security Fraud. Speak Up.

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