Senior citizens invited to get active in CSUB’s 60+ Club

August 18, 2008
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720,

Kern County senior citizens are invited to attend California State University, Bakersfield's 60+ Club Possibilities Day on Thursday, Sept. 4, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Runner Café.

Possibilities Day is the 60+ Club's annual kick off event, which invites retirees and community members more than 60 years of age to learn more about the club and explore a variety of interest groups and action network teams that are available to them. Interest groups include everything from bridge clubs to bus trips, and explore topics such as health, current affairs, investments, books and the arts.

Members of 60+ Club receive advantages such as special ticket pricing to campus events, use of the Walter W. Stiern Library and attending specially designed courses. They may also volunteer for campus action networks, which help with athletic and performing arts events, the CSUB Facility for Animal Care and Treatment, Stiern Rose Garden and Well Sample Repository.

Camille Gavin, 60+ Club president, said the organization is designed to provide senior citizens an opportunity to socialize, get involved and exercise their minds.

"It is the best organization for seniors in town," Gavin said. "If you're a senior and enjoy life, living and people, join the 60+ Club."

This year's Possibilities Day speaker is Kathy Miller, CSUB director of public affairs and communications. Miller will discuss intergenerational communication with a focus on the attributes of today's students.

Refreshments will be served. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (661) 654-3211.

The 60+ Club was founded in 1986 to create a partnership between the university and the community of retired persons. It is a member-motivated and member governed organization. Its purpose is to provide personal enrichment, educational opportunities, volunteer challenges, and social activities in a campus environment utilizing the resources of the university and experience of its members. There are no educational requirements to join and participation in club activities is voluntary. The interest groups meet at various locations and different times of the month throughout the academic year.