Senior Programs

Senior 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.
Friday Group – This group plays at Rusch Park Community Center, Sunrise Room from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Fore more information please call 961-4939 or 725-5797.  Intermediate players welcome

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.

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

Senior 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.

Day Trips & Travel Adventures for 55+

For day and overnight trips  with Rusch Park Travelers, please click on the individual name of the trip you are interested in to view a complete description. For more information, please contact Jackie Bush at (916) 207-9691.

Upcoming 2015/2016 Travel Trips

Red Hawk & Apple Hill – October 21, 2015
San Francisco Shopping – November 28, 2015
Holiday Christmas Lights – December 8, 2015
Jackson Rancheria Casino – February 5, 2016

Rusch Park Travel Social Events

These free events are all offered at Rusch Park Community Center on Thursdays from 10:00am – 11:00am in Classroom #1.   These social events allow the community to get to know each other before the departure of their upcoming trip.  There will be travel videos shown along with refreshments and door prizes!! For more information, please contact Jackie Bush at (916) 207-9691.

September 17, 2015
October 15, 2015
November 19, 2015
December  17, 2015
January 21, 2016
February 18, 2016

Collette Vacations

All trips include roundtrip air, air taxes and transportation to and from the Sacramento Airport.

Washington D.C. –  April 28, 2016
Mackinac Island – June 4, 2016
South Dakota – August 20, 2016
Cape Cod and Island of New England – September 16, 2016

For more information contact Todd at 725-0186

 Services for Older Adults

What’s for Lunch?
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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