Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center

At Little House, we provide a breadth of services for adults of all ages with a focus on staying physically, intellectually, socially and culturally active. We encourage ongoing independence while staying connected with the larger community.

We provide a way of life based on the belief that no matter what their age:

  • People have not done all the things they would like to do
  • They have not met all the people they care to know
  • They have not contributed all they could to the health and well-being of their community
Little House Opening on Saturday

Starting July 22th, Little House will now be open on Saturdays from 8:00 am-1:00pm. Check out our new fitness classes, come work out in the gym or just spend time with us!

Monthly Fitness Membership

Starting in October, Little House will offer Monthly Fitness Memberships. You will get access to the gym and a 5 Class Pass. If you need more classes, you can purchase more using our normal Class Pass Pricing.

Silver Membership Gold Membership
$30/month $60/month
5 Class Silver Pass 5 Class Gold Pass
Open Gym Open Gym
Lifetime Fitness, Line All Pilates, All Yoga,
Dancing, Zumba, Intermediate/Advanced
Global Dance, and Kettlebells, Evening Tai Chi,
Woman’s Chair Based Fun with Fitness, and all Silver classes
Conditioning

Class pass expires one month from date of purchase

Need a Ride to Little House, Medical, or Dental appointments?

If you need a ride from your home to Little House, the Doctor or Dentist, call our direct transportation hotline number at 650-272-5040. We will set you up with a Lyft Driver to come to your house within a few minutes.  Click here to see how our ride program works. Preregistration is required for all users.

Monthly Newsletter

Learn about all the new, exciting programming taking place this month at Little House! Click here to view

Featured Classes & Activites

Tai Chi for Better Balance and Mobility 

Mondays and Wednesday, September 6 — October 25
9:45am  to 10:45 am
$208 Members / $240 for Non-members

T’ai Chi is proven to improve balance and has the potential to restore the physical functioning of our bodies. Movements taught are easy to learn and a joy to practice.  This beginner level course requires no experience Suitable for anyone who can stand comfortably for several minutes.

 

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Cooking Classes

 

Want to improve your cooking skills? Looking for some new recipes? Little House cooking classes will let you do both! Join local chef,
Susan Jung, for a cooking course that will have you looking at food in a whole new light.

RSVP Today!

October Tech Classes

 GOOGLE MAPS

Learn about this navigation app, including navigation, route planning, and traffic avoidance.Tuesdays 1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. October 3th & 10th

INTRO TO ONLINE MEDIA

Discover videos, TV shows, radio, and much more over the internet! Easy to use, cheaper than cable, and includes free content!

Wednesdays 1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m.
October 18th & 25th

iPHONE/iPAD

No need to brave the Apple Store when you can learn how to use your iPhone or iPad like a pro at Little House.

Thursdays 1 p.m.– 2 p.m. October 5th — 26th

TECH TUTORING

Individual sessions with our volunteer tech tutors are available six days a week, call or ask the front office today!

Cost: Members: $10 per class /$35 for 5 classes / $50 for 10 classes
Non-Members: $12 per class / $45 for 5 classes/ $60 for 10 classes

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Intro to Kettlebell Workshops

November 1st-29th (No class 11/22)
4:15pm-4:45 pm
$40 for Members / $50 for Non-members

In these intro workshops, you will learn the basic exercise moves, proper stance and kettlebell grips, as well as the various rotational swings. Each workshops consists of four , 30- minute classes and can be taken as many times as needed.

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Intermediate/Advanced Kettlebells with Fran

Wednesdays- 5:00 pm -5:50 pm
Saturday- 8:00 am to 8:50 am

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Kettlebells alternates intervals of kettlebell swings with a changing variety of other strength, flexibility, and balance-improving exercises. A great fun way to sculpt muscles and increase stamina. (50 minute class)This class is for intermediate/advance level student only. Bring your own kettlebells if you have them.

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News and Views

Mondays starting September 11th- 10:00am
Free for Members / $5 for Non-members

Join us Monday mornings for a lively discussion of world events and local stories.  The agenda each week is determined by the participants, so you are guaranteed to have topics you are interested in.  Share your opinion and gain insights from others.  Enjoy treats or bring some to share.  Grab a cup of coffee and join us!

 

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Clay and Chardonnay

November 14th and 28th from 6:00-8:00pm
$25 Members/$30 Non-Members

Join us at Little House for a wonderful evening that will help you unwine and release your inner artist.

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Rosen Method Movement

Tuesdays   11:45am to 12:45pm
Free for Members / $5 Non-Members

Rosen Method movements work in accordance with the body’s natural structure, engages the core and improves balance.   The class structure, the sequencing of movements, and the use of music create an environment for connection to one’s body and deep relaxation.  Participants find new vitality, joy, and ease in their bodies.

 

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Essentials Oils and Your Wellness

Date: Wednesday, November 1 at 11:10 AM
Friday, December 1 at 9:40 AM.
Cost: Free for members / $5.00 for nonmmembers
Host: Linda Watanabe
For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025

What if you could use natural plant based Essential Oils (EOs) for first aid conditions and for comforting? Would you like a “First Aid Kit” in a convenient little half ounce bottle for the outdoors? It would hold an Essential Oil that you could rub onto your skin for sunburn, cuts, bruises and insect bites including bee stings! You can revolutionize the way you manage your health for pennies a dose. Essential Oils by doTERRA are tested to verify purity and therapeutic value. Welcome this pure natural wellness into your home.

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Take Charge! Advanced Care Planning

11/1/2017 – 11/1/2017 Wed 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
12/6/2017 – 12/6/2017 Wed 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
1/10/2018 – 1/10/2018 Wed 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM


If you were facing serious illness, what kind of care would you want?  Little House in partnership with Mission Hospice is excited to offer this free advanced care planning workshop where you will learn the importance of planning ahead, how to complete your advanced care directive and have the difficult conversations with your loved ones.

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Great Lecture Coarse Series

Music as a Mirror of History

Date: Thursdays — 1:30 p.m.—3:30pm
September 21st to December 14th
Cost: $30 (12-week session) (refreshments included)

Professor Robert Greenberg of San Francisco Performances reveals, in stunning and poignant detail, the ways in which history influenced some of the great (and not so great!) works of music, and how they in turn influenced history.

Ranging widely across the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, the lectures immerse you in historical moments such as the French Revolution, the economic ascent of the U.S., and World Wars I and II. Across the arc of the course, you’ll see how these events were felt and expressed in the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Verdi, Wagner, and many others.

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Thursday Afternoon Chess

Date: First Thursday of the month starting October 5th
2:00pm
Cost: Free
To Register: Contact Bill at williamylee@sbcglobal.net or (650) 325-7744

Chess started in India in the 6th century and is one of the world’s oldest games. This timeless game is easy to learn but takes a lifetime to master. Our chess expert will improve your game by playing up to ten simultaneous games. Perfect for veterans, players returning to the game, and those who want to learn more.

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PWR!4Life

Parkinson Exercise Program

Days/Times: Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m.- 1:45 p.m. / 3:45p.m.- 4:45 p.m.
Cost: Members: $20 Drop-in Class/ 5 Classes $ 70 / 10 Classes $130
Non-Members : $24 Drop-in Class/ 5 Classes $ 85/ 10 Classes $150
Instructor: Stephanie Happe, CPT, NSCA-CSCS, Certified PWR!4Life Instructor

PWR!4Life Parkinson Exercise Program is a research-based, integrated exercise and wellness program designed to counteract the inactivity, motor deterioration, and symptoms of Parkinson Disease.  PWR!4Life is proactive program that allows you to optimize your brain change (neuroplasticity), brain repair, and increase your desire to participate in everyday life. Each class includes exercises to improve cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility and balance.

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2018 Medicare Changes

Date: Friday, October 20 at 10:00 AM
Cost: Free

Medicare Open Enrollment Period begins on October 15, 2017. Health needs change from year to year.  That’s why it’s important to review Medicare choices each fall. Join the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) for an informative talk about the new plans for Medicare Part C (supplemental) and Part D (prescription drug). Knowing that HICAP exists to educate and advocate for Medicare recipients can be helpful, especially as Medicare changes identification numbers on the membership cards starting April 2018 – come and learn how to be on alert for potential fraudulent activity.

HICAP is a private nonprofit administered by Self-Help for the Elderly through San Mateo County with funding from the state and federal governments

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Afternoon Tea with Taun at Little House

Date: Wednesday at 2:00pm
November 15
Cost: $5.00 for members / $8.00 for non-members
Speakers: Taun Relihan

Join Taun Relihan for tea and cookies and see what may be the most beautiful documentary film ever made: Vermeer, Master of Light. It is narrated by Meryl Streep and won an Emmy for Best Graphic and Artistic Design. There is little known about Vermeer but his art is lovely and moving, encouraging us to pay attention to the wonders of everyday life. This is part of our weekly looking at the arts series and discussion with Taun. Everyone is welcome; no background needed.
Taun is a conceptual and book artist, photographer, poet and novelist. She has a Master’s Degree in Arts and Consciousness and a Doctorate in Integral Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is interested in promoting quality of life for everyone.

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Memory Workshop

Date: Wednesdays — 10:00am — 12:00pm
Wed. Nov. 8-  Nov. 29
Cost: $99.00 members / $115.00 non-members

Do you have problems remembering names and faces, misplacing keys and cell phones, forgetting appointments. Say goodbye to those senior moments with Jumbo Memory Training. Developed by renowned UCLA psychiatrist Dr.Gary Small and published by the National Institutes of Health and American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Jumbo Memory Training can help you conquer the most common memory challenges. Proven effective in up to 95% of participants for up to 5 years.
Date: Wednesdays — 10:00am — 12:00pm
Wed. Nov. 8-  Nov. 29
Cost: $99.00 members / $115.00 non-members

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Kid's Holiday Ceramics

Date: Tuesdays — 4:15 p.m.— 5:30 p.m.
November 7th, 14th and 28th
Cost: $45/session (includes cost of all supplies)
Instructor: Katy Zwetsloot-Hyatt

Come introduce your kids to the wonderful world of ceramics. In this class, our experienced and patient instructor will guide the students on the basics of hand building and sculpture. Participants are encouraged to express their individuality and create pieces that reflect their own interests and personality. They will be able to create present just in time for the holidays!
Space is limited to 10 students so register today!

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Date: Monday — 11:30 a.m.— 1:00 p.m.
November 21st
Cost: $9 until Friday, November 15th. $11.00 at the door

Little House welcomes you to celebrate Thanksgiving with us! Come out and join us for a luncheon with great tasting food and friendly company.

What’s on the menu?
Turkey & Corn Bread Dressing, Gravy
Fresh Yams
Broccolini
Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Pie

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Fighting Social Isolation

By Paige Sweetin, Program Manager Little House Over the last several months, the New York Times has run a series of articles discussing the effects of social isolation on aging adults, particularly how it relates to their physical health. Research shows that the socially isolated have an increased risk of stroke and heart disease which… Read more

Transportation Service at Little House

For so many of us who rely on cars to get around, it can be unthinkable to imagine a day when we will have to give up driving. But for aging adults, the realities of roadways designed with younger drivers in mind can make maintaining their drivers licenses a liability.  Others may drive but find… Read more

Nutrition is Key to Healthy Aging

PVI Meals on Wheels has delivered hot, nutritious meals to program participants since 1977.  The principal goal of Meals on Wheels is to keep home-bound elderly, frail, and disabled adults healthy through proper nutritional support, which allows them to remain in their own homes and communities. Currently, PVI Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers 2,500… Read more

Tech at Little House

Now more than ever, being able to use a computer, tablet, or smartphone is essential to a full, active social life.  At our newly renovated technology center, members and guests can take classes or meet one-on-one with a tech tutor to build their skills. We are excited to see more people taking classes, signing up… Read more

Fitness Center

Come get your move on at the Little House.  We strive to make fitness affordable, enjoyable, and beneficial for anyone and everyone. All ages are welcome. Working out can improve both mental and physical well-being. Engaging in physical activity increases flexibility and improves core muscles. Being physically active has also been linked to improved happiness… Read more

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