Learn, Engage, CONNECT!


Join us every Wednesday at 10am for a fun gathering among community members!


Each session will feature a speaker who will present interesting topics for a chance to learn and discuss. This will be an interactive experience and will allow time for participant introductions and time for Q&A.

July 1, 10am

Carolyn Ortiz

SDG&E Coronavirus Response, Programs and Resources


Learn about the many ways SDG&E is supporting their residential customers. Carolyn will discuss the many available programs and resources to reive discounts, notices and more. SDG&E is here to help!


Carolyn Ortiz is an SDG&E Energy Solutions Advisor who has been with the Company for 39 years.

July 8, 10am

Learn the Basics of Italian Wine!

Stefano Poggi


Join us for a relaxed discussion of the fundamentals of Italian wine.  We will talk about WHY the rules for Italian wine are so complex (not "complicated") due to the incredible history and biodiversity Italy has to offer.  In half an hour you can learn to be so much more confident in your Italian wine knowledge than most of your friends.


Stefano Poggi was born in Rome, Italy to an American mother and an Italian father and grew up between Rome and San Diego.  After finishing his degree in Psychology at the University of California San Diego, Stefano sought for a way to connect his Italian heritage to his life in the United States and found that Italian wine was the perfect bridge.  He loves to share the stories of wine making families in Italy throughout the Americas.  Stefano is a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators and a distinguished Italian Wine Specialist with the North American Sommelier Association.

July 15, 10am

Music for the Mind, Body and Soul​

James Clarkston


Experience sensory ecstasy with the Classical/Flamenco Guitar Music of James Clarkston. Gain insight  into the reasons why music connects with so many and brings people from different walks of life together in a sense of community. The entertaining musings and anecdotes of a performer will inspire you to find your inner voice through music. 

James is a recording artist, composer, entertainer and teacher with over 20 years of experience. Teaching all ages and levels of Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, and Harmonica at La Jolla Music & La Jolla Community Center. James has recorded 12 albums since 1998, and his original song "Dos Guitarras" has been featured on the National Public Radio Show "Coast to Coast AM". The music of James Clarkston has been featured in tv and radio commercials as well as the groundbreaking documentary "Straight Line Curve" by Ed Breeding. The music of James Clarkston can be downloaded on spotify, youtube, and reverbnation.

July 22, 10am

Staying Active While Staying Put: Exercises at Home to Prevent Falls, Retain Balance, Coordination and Strength

Ulster Napoles

While the pandemic has continued to limit where we can go to, we can still get safe and effective exercise at home. Keeping active, especially during these uncertain times, is as important as ever to maintain our physical and mental health. This talk will cover whole body strength and flexibility exercises using little to no equipment to promote strong muscles, improved posture and overall quality of life.

Ulster Napoles is a clinical kinesiologist with Reneu Health Inc that provides one on one activity-based exercise for those in need. As a former lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles, Ulster has continued on to deliver educational presentations regarding the importance and delivery of exercise to maintain physical ability which help us enjoy more of the things we love to do.

July 29, 10am

Safety in Your Home

Jetta Russell


We will discuss in detail how to make your home the Best Safe Zone. I will share practical "Hand-Outs" for you to walk through your home - room by room. Learn the Do's and Don'ts of Home Safety today. I will also have a very special guest, Erica Sell, who will offer some very unique "hands-on" offerings especially designed for your your in-home safety! 


Jetta has spent decades in Healthcare and Senior Living before joining LivHOME in 2019. In her last role, Jetta served 13 communities with Westmont Senior Living in CA and OR. She has also worked in Medical Healthcare for companies such as Prudential and HealthSouth. Jetta has her RCFE CA Licensed for Senior Living for a number of years as well has been an owner operator in senior housing. She is married to an extraordinary man, is a mother of two sons, and has two granddaughters. 

Missed June's presentations? Click below to watch!

Real Estate During Covid-19 and Ways to Maximize the Value of your Home

June 3: Bryan Devore. Click here to watch.

Do You Own Your Stuff or Does Your Stuff Own YOU - Covid Edition

June 10: Jami Shapiro. Click here to watch.

Stranded in Another Continent During the Lockdown

June 17: Urs and Ursula Baumann. Click here to watch it.

Immunity Boosting Food + Whole Food Plant-Based Lifestyle 

June 24: Jennifer Carter. Click here to watch it.

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