Have fun, make new friends, stay fit and active as a volunteer for the Baby Boomers Club! From decorating committees to ticket sales, clean up to board members, we want YOU! People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Please contact Judy Holtzman or Sandra Bassler, our Co-Membership Chairs to learn more. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Baby Boomers Club promotes a lifestyle of health and fitness om Laguna Woods Village, premier Southern California independent living community for people 55 and older. Besides our many dances and other fun activities, you will find amenities such as two professional golf courses, a ten-court tennis facility, an equestrian center, and over 250 clubs and organizations provide lots of opportunities to make new friends. Outside of Laguna Woods you’ll find a large selection of regional senior citizen centers offering a wealth of activities to help you make new friends, live, love, laugh and learn to the fullest!
|Dana Point||34052 Del Obispo Street, Dana Point, CA||949-496-4252|
|Laguna Beach – Susi Q Senior Center||380 3rd Street, Laguna Beach, CA||949-715-5462|
|Laguna Hills – Florence Sylvester Memorial Senior Center||23721 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA||949-380-0155|
|Laguna Niguel – Sea Country Community & Senior Center||24602 Aliso Creek Road, Laguna Niguel, CA||949-362-2807|
|Lake Forest (Congregate Lunch only)||25550 Commercentre Drive, Lake Forest, CA||949-461-3458|
|Mission Viejo – Norman Murray Community & Senior Center||24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA||949-470-3063|
|Newport Beach – Oasis Senior Center||801 Narcissus Avenue, Corona Del Mar, CA||949-718-1820|
|Rancho Santa Margarita – Bell Tower Regional Center||22232 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA||949-216-9700|
|San Clemente – Dorothy Visser Senior Center||117 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA||949-498-3322|
|San Juan Capistrano||25925 Camino Del Avion, San Juan Capistrano, CA||949-493-5921|
|Silverado||27641 Silverado Canyon Roadd, Silverado, CA||714-649-2850|
Courses now available!
On May 4, 2014, the CBS television show, “60 Minutes” featured a study that is taking place in Laguna Woods Village. The long term study conducted by Dr. Claudia Kawas, a medical doctor and professor of neurology at the University of California in Irvine found that in order to prolong life, it was beneficial to stay mentally, physically and socially active as long as possible. About 45 minutes a day of physical activity seemed to help people live until their 90’s. From dancing to game nights the Baby Boomer Club offers healthy and fun activities for seniors.
The Baby Boomers of Laguna Woods are a diverse group of people from all walks of life who come together for friendship and fun. Occasionally we are asked, what is a Baby Boomer? According to Wikipedia Baby Boomers are the demographic cohort following the Silent Generation. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use starting birth years ranging from the early-to-mid 1940s and ending birth years ranging from 1960 to 1964.
The term “baby boomer” is also used in a cultural context, so it is difficult to achieve broad consensus of a precise date definition. Different people, organizations, and scholars have varying opinions on who is a baby boomer, both technically and culturally. Ascribing universal attributes to such a generation is difficult, and some believe it is inherently impossible, but many have attempted to determine their cultural similarities and historical impact, and the term has thus gained widespread popular usage. One feature of the boomers was that they have tended to think of themselves as a special generation, very different from those that had come before.
In the 1960s, as the relatively large numbers of young people became teenagers and young adults, they, and those around them, created a very specific rhetoric around their cohort, and the social changes they were bringing about. The Baby Boomers of Laguna Woods celebrate the 1960’s annually with our Laguna Woodstock Concert.
Friendships can have a major impact on your health and well-being, but it’s not always easy to build or maintain friendships. A few positive benefits of friendship are below;
Friends Keep Us Mentally and Physically Strong
- Boost your happiness and reduce your stress.
- Help you cope with traumas, such as divorce, serious illness, job loss or the death of a loved one.
One of the most overlooked benefits of friendship is that it helps keep our minds and bodies strong. Friends helps us deal with stress, make better lifestyle choices that keep us strong, and allow us to rebound from health issues and disease more quickly.
Friendship is equally important to our mental health. One study even suggested spending time with positive friends actually changes our outlook for the better.
Friends Help Us Weather Lonely Times
- Increase your sense of belonging and purpose.
- Encourage you to change or avoid unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as excessive drinking or lack of exercise.
Friends help us during lonely times. We learn how to accept kindness and also to reach out when we need help. Those painful times when we might be without friends also help us to appreciate the friendships that come in and out of our lives.
Friends Improve the Quality of Our Lives
- Improve your self-confidence and self-worth
In spending time with friends, we fill up our lives with great conversation, heartfelt caring and support, and laugh out loud fun. When we fall on hard times, friends are there to put things in perspective and help us. When we have success, they’re smiling at our good fortune. With down-to-earth, positive people in our life we will be more mindful of gratitude and doing nice things for others.