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Special Events


EmpowerHer: Nurturing Women’s Hormones, Health, and Wealth this Valentine’s Day  


We are thrilled to extend an exclusive invitation to our upcoming event, EmpowerHer: Nurturing Women’s Hormones, Health, and Wealth, proudly hosted by Susan Alefi, AAMS®, ChFC®. Please join us for an enlightening discussion that delves into crucial aspects of women’s lives, including the intersection of health and wealth.  


Event Highlights:  

  • Economic Empowerment: Explore the vital role women play as a growing economic force and understand the impact on various sectors.  

  • Key Considerations: Heighten awareness regarding essential factors such as health care, longevity, and strategic investing for a prosperous future.  

  • Hormonal Health Deep Dive: Unpack the terms perimenopause and menopause, breaking down the hormonal intricacies behind these life stages.  

  • Optimal Health During Transition: Address menopausal symptoms, secondary disease prevention, and treatment options, emphasizing how this transitional phase can be a time of optimal health.  


Featured Speakers:

Susan Alefi, AAMS®, ChFC®: Wealth Management Advisor and member of the Financial Planning Association.  

Susan is the founder of Serenity Financial Planning and our chief wealth management advisor. She’s been serving clients in the financial industry for nearly three decades. During that time, she’s handled a wide variety of assets and portfolios of all sizes, giving her the breadth and depth of knowledge needed to serve high-net-worth clients in all stages of their financial journeys.


As a woman in the financial industry, Susan is passionate about serving other women and educating them on the importance of financial independence and long-term planning. She learned the importance of financial literacy at a young age, when she watched her beloved grandmother suffer unnecessarily from a lack of financial preparation and understanding.


As a young woman, it became Susan’s mission to help women become financially equipped and empowered so unexpected life circumstances such as these would not find them unprepared. She made the decision to be someone they could turn to, who listened to their concerns and went the extra mile to help them find solutions, all so that they could experience confidence instead of worry. She specializes in working with women and those in or near retirement, with a focus on retirement taxes and income planning.


Sarah Dalhoumi, MD, is a family medicine specialist with expertise in integrative medicine, women’s health, thyroid health, medical acupuncture, weight loss and stress management.


Dr. Dalhoumi was drawn to integrative and preventive medicine early in her medical training. She believes that the mind-body-spirit framework of integrative medicine offers a sustainable approach to health and wellness. Rather than just focusing on the disease, she takes into account the emotional and spiritual aspects of health, for total well-being.


February 10, 2024. 11am-1pm

Doors open at 10:30am. Event starts at 11am. 

Free/open to all. Reservations required by February 6.

Complimentary Valet Parking. Light Refreshments provided.  

To register, call 858-459-0831 or email


Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a transformative conversation that empowers women to prioritize their hormone health, make informed decisions, and embark on a journey to optimal well-being. 

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Lunch & Learn

Succulent Planters and the Fight Against Cancer Featuring Sandy Mandel, American Cancer Society Discovery Shops


Sandy, affectionately known as “the Plant Lady,” creates beautiful succulent arrangements with a wide array of containers from Discovery Shop stores. Sandy will discuss her background and demonstrate how to make a succulent planter and give tips on creating your own. Her planters will be available for purchase after the presentation, with 100% of proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Friday, February 16. 12-1:30pm.

$5/M, $15/M.

Doors open and lunch served at noon. Reservations required by Feb 14.


Valentine's Day Ice Cream Social


All you need is love. But a little ice cream doesn’t hurt! Join us after lunch for an ice cream social including other sweet treats, coffee and tea.

Wednesday, February 14. 2-3pm.

Free/M, $5/NM.

To register as a member, email or call


Ice Cream Party

Salsa Dance Workshop

Learn to salsa! Led by Rey Castillo, an experienced dancer/instructor, who will teach participants the fundamentals of footwork, partner connection, and basic moves. Receive insights into the history and cultural significance of salsa music, it's roots & evolution into a global phenomenon.

Thursdays, Feb 8, 15, 22, 29. 3-4:30pm. 

$15/M, $20/NM per class. All levels welcome.

Dancing Salsa



Enjoy a fun and friendly game to play! Bingo is a classic game and a great way to socialize and have a good time. Plus, it's a fun way to win prizes!

Thursday, February 22, 29. 1:30-2:3pm. Free.

Donations welcome and appreciated. No cash prizes.

To register as a member, email or call


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Making Life Decisions as You Age


Getting older doesn’t mean you are ready to give up control of your decision-making and there are so many decisions to be made! When do I know it is time to make changes in my life? Do I want to bring people into my home to help me, or should I be looking into group living? If I age in place, do I stay in my home or move closer to a loved one? Join Laura Lorber, J.D., to talk about these issues and start the journey to making choices that are important for the next phase in your life. Guest: Kelly Nilsson, CFP.

Friday, February 16. 11am-12pm.

Free, open to all. Registration Required.

To register, email or call 858-459-0831

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Lunch & Learn

Elder Scams and How To Avoid Them Presented by Bryan Devore


Each year over $3 billion is reportedly lost to elder scams and elder fraud. This doesn't include the amount that is not reported. From phony phone calls and bogus online ads to romance scams and caregiver fraud, criminals are defrauding seniors every second of the day. In this interactive discussion, we talk about the latest scams taking place and provide tips on how to avoid them.


Bryan Devore has been serving the real estate needs of his clients since 2003. Working with both home buyers and home sellers, he ranks in the top ½ of 1% of all Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents nationwide. Bryan specializes in guiding seniors who are transitioning from their homes and into smaller homes or senior communities. Realizing that these clients typically need additional levels of service, Bryan partners with other professionals who make the process simpler for his clients. He is the Director of the Senior Division of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties and currently serves on the boards of two local non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of seniors. Bryan is a Certified Trust and Probate Specialist and was recently named one of San Diego Business Journal’s Influential Leaders in Real Estate for 2021.

Friday, March 15, 12-1:30pm.

Free/M, $15/M.
LJCC Members, please call 858-459-0831 to RSVP.

Doors open and lunch served at noon. Reservations required by March 11.

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