Connection
Connecting with others is a core value at Deborah's Palm. Did you know that just by talking and processing with one another, lowers your blood pressure and pulse rate? Activities are offered on an on-going basis... Please check our monthly schedule for what is offered.

Art Museum Club: Monthly journeys to the area's best museums! Two new excursions are planned: Wednesday, February 8, from 10 to 3 p.m., "Masters of Venice" at the De Young Museum, SF. Please RSVP to Fern by February 4 to reserve your spot:  fern31940@gmail.com or call her at 650/380-4048. Wednesday, March 14, from 10 to 3 p.m., "Bouquets to Art", also at the De Young Museum. Please RSVP to Susan by March 10 to save a spot: pascalrascalcat@yahoo.com or phone her at 650/823-1831.

Baking Angels: Join us as we bake goodies for Deborah's Palm. Learn our infamous scone recipe that has delighted our clientele since opening! First and Third Wednesdays of the month (January 4 & 18), at 10 a.m.

Book Club :  The book this month is: "The Imperfectionists" by Tom Rachman. The group will meet on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m., January 31, 2012.

Brown Bag Speakers: As part of our LunchTime MeetUp program, we feature speakers for FREE on the third and fourth Wednesdays of each month! On Wednesday, January 18 at Noon, Barry Finkelstein, J.D. will be covering "Simple Estate Planning Basics": the difference between wills and trusts, what are Powers of Attorney for Health & Finance, and what to do with parents, children, spouses and pets. Wednesday, January 25 at Noon, we will host Carol Satterlee, as she shares with us "How Do I Love Thee?" Carol, a certified life coach, will help us put pen to paper to express our feelings for those we love. Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Gardening: Join Katie each week, Fridays at Noon, to care for the garden at Deborah's Palm. It's time put in the bulbs! Please join us! Questions? 650/473-0664.

Job Search Support & Strategy Group: Please join us on Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. for this wonderfully supportive and energizing group and land the job you want much faster! Free & ongoing. For more information, please contact Career Counselor/Coach Lisa Stotlar at info@CareerGenerations.com. Their website is: www.careergenerations.com
Knitting Group: Join Debby Damm each Wednesday at 10 to Noon, to knit and chat and share ideas. All levels of knitters are welcome!

LunchTime MeetUps:  This is a FREE activity each and offererd every Wednesday at NOON-- perfect for the working woman downtown & everyone else! The first Wednesday, we will have Beth Marer-Garcia, our masseuse, offer you a personalized mini-massage for you to relax and unwind. The second Wednesday, we will have a Women's Salon: discussion about your choice of topics. Third Wednesday: A Speaker (see above) and Fourth Wednesday, A Speaker (see above)  will offer topics relevant to women and transitons that they face.

Mentoring Support -  Led by Nina Homnack. We are slowly gathering both mentors and mentees, and making appropriate matches. If you would benefit from having a mentor, or would like to be a mentor, please contact us at Deborah's Palm, 650/473-0664, or Nina at her cell: 650/776-8140.  Appointments are offered throughout the week. Thank you!

Movie Night: fun monthly activity, where we will watch our favorite movies together. Bring your own popcorn and drinks!! Friday night, January 20, at 7:00 p.m. We will see: "Waiting for Superman" (2010). Please come!

Poetry Lover's Group: Join Jane Benson on Friday, January 13, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.. See you then!

Train for a 10K: Train with Lenka & Katie, as we prepare for a Spring 10K event (TBD). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Katie at Deborah's Palm: 650/473-0664.

Community Service
Deborah’s Palm also wants to be a presence in our community and would love to return care and concern to those around us. A variety of community service opportunities will be offered, that include assistance to both local and global organizations.

**NEW** Introducing "Spark Groups" Awareness Events

Our next Spark Group is planned for Friday evening, January 27, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. We will be looking at the issue of child slavery and trafficking in cocoa farms, and viewing the movie: "The Dark Side of Chocolate." Please join us as we discuss the film and brainstorm about tangible steps we can take to help. Take-away resources will be available. For more information, please call Deborah's Palm at 650/473-0664.