A Message from the OA Board – August 2023


Help Turn Seniorpower Into Horsepower

    August in Orinda holds the excitement of a new school year, lingering hot summer days and anticipation of the annual Orinda Classic Car Show, Sept. 9.
    This is the primary annual fundraising event for Seniors Around Town (SAT). Fifty percent of our budget comes from the net proceeds, the remainder from generous donations and grants.
    This year, SAT’s request for donations coincides with the car show. Our matching gift program runs Aug. 1 through Sept. 10, which means the donation you make now will be doubled dollar-for-dollar, and we won’t disturb you again during the busy holidays.
    For the past 18 years, we’ve provided free door-to-door transportation for Orinda seniors to medical appointments, errands and social events, helping senior residents to age in place, regain independence and connect with the community. As we say at the car show, help us turn “horsepower into senior power.”
    Use this QR code to donate to SAT online, make your donation at the car show or mail a check to The Orinda Association, P.O. Box 97, Orinda, CA, 94563.

Classic Car Show
    Among the more than 150 outstanding classic, vintage, modern, exotic and supercars, there is a special grouping of “Land Yachts” – beautiful luxury cars from the mid-1950s through 1970s.
    For some, these are the cars we grew up with – that our parents drove us around in if we were lucky, or more likely, we eyed longingly from afar. Cadillacs, Lincoln Continentals, Buicks, Oldsmobiles and Chryslers epitomized the height of American design and style.
    See super-stylish Cadillac convertibles with the big fins and Continental convertibles with amazing lines. Plus, beautiful Buick Rivieras, which combined luxury with performance. Learn the story behind each car from their owners.
    Come to the Orinda Village on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and check out these amazing cars.
    This is a super-fun family-friendly event. Enjoy food, drinks and music. Enter our raffle to win a kids-sized luxury car and visit all the local non-profit and vendor booths too.
    Admission is free and all proceeds support our OA Seniors Around Town ride program. For more information or to enter your car in the show, go to www.orindacarshow.com. See you there.

Kate Wiley and Bill Waterman can be reached at oa@orindaassociation.org.

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