Older Adult Programs

Older Adult Activities & Special Events

Sunrise Recreation and Park District offers a variety of classes and activities for all ages, including ages 50+. Most of these classes and programs are currently held at Rusch Park Community Center, located at 7801 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights, CA 95610

In order to receive discounts and participate in district programs, a $30 Annual Membership is required. Memberships are based on calendar year.

For a complete listing of other programs not provided below, please go to our Activity Guide.

Cards and Games


These groups meet once a week year-round and they welcome new players. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual and they play only for the love of the game.

Tuesday Group – This group plays at Foothill Community Center from 11:00am – 3:00pm.
Wednesday Group – This group plays at Foothill Community Center from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

Single Deck Pinochle (Tuesday Group)

Pinochle players are a committed group who always enjoy a challenge. New players are welcome. However, some knowledge of the game is necessary. This group plays at Rusch Park Patio Room from 12:00 – 3:00pm. For more information call 468-6075

Scrabble (Monday Group)

Play Scrabble in a friendly atmosphere? This group meets once a week and welcomes new players. Although knowledge of the game is helpful, it is not necessary. For more information, please call 745-3579, this group plays at Rusch Park Room 1 from 12:30 – 3:30pm.

FACILITY LOCATIONS: Foothill Community Center, 5510 Diablo Drive, Sacramento, CA 95842 Rusch Park Community Center, 7801 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Dance Programs

All dance programs are held at the Rusch Park Dance Studio, 7801 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights, CA 95610. For a complete listing of all Tap Dancing Programs, please go to our Activity Guide.

Tommie’s Beginning Happy Tappers

If you are interested in exercise, having fun and entertaining others then this group is for you. For more information, please contact Tommie at (916) 725-2455 or Peggy at (916) 722-9039.

Sunrise Tappers

New members are welcome. They should know basic tap steps. For more information, please contact Patricia at (916) 722-8712.

Travel Adventures for 55+

Collette Vacations2017 Collette Flyers

All trips include round trip air, air taxes and transportation to and from the Sacramento Airport.
Music Cities – October 16, 2016
San Antonio Holiday – December 1, 2016
Shades of Ireland – March 13, 2017

For more information contact Becky at 725-0185

 Services for Older Adults

All Seasons Cafe

Looking for a new social gathering?  Come join us for coffee, lunch and conversation! Adults who are 60 years of age or better can enjoy fun activities and a friendly atmosphere at the Rusch Park Community Center located at 7801 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights, CA.

Café hours: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, Monday – Friday
Lunch service begins at 11:30 am. Reservations are recommended.
To make a lunch reservation, please call 801-7019

Home Delivered Meals
provided by Meals on Wheels by ACC
For seniors who are home bound, home delivered meals may be available.  For more information or to sign up, please call 444-9533

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) HICAP Services of Northern California (HSNC)

This service assists individuals and families with Medicare problems and other health insurance concerns. Through individual appointments and through community education, volunteer counselors who are registered provide objective information on Medicare, Medicare supplemental insurance, managed care, long-term care planning and health insurance. Call (916) 498-1000 an appointment.

Legal Assistance

Eligible callers can receive a free telephone consultation with an attorney or paralegal. If no one is available to answer immediately, an appointment is made for an advocate to call with two days. Toll Free (800) 222-1753 or call (916) 551-2140.

Minor Home Modifications

This service provides home repairs or modifications for low-income elderly homeowners. Recipients receive a home safety assessment and safety devices, such as grab bars and shower assist units. Call (916) 455-1880.

Info-Line Sacramento

For information or assistance in finding local health or human resources, call (916) 498-1000.

Widowed Persons Association of California

These meetings are held every Sunday, 3:00 – 5:00pm at 2628 El Camino Ave, Suite D18. For more information, call (916) 972-9722.

Alzheimer’s Aid Society

Contact Cynda Renner (800) 540-3340 for more information and meeting places.

Parkinson’s Support Group

This group meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month, 1:30pm – 3:00pm. For more information, call Linda at (916) 543-6601.

AARP Driver Safety Course

This course reviews basic rules of the road and the typical types of violations that occur with older drivers. Class information is provided in our Activity Guide. To register for a class, please contact Martha at (916) 222-9075.

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