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
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, March 14th – May 2nd
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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February Tech Classes

Facebook

Wednesdays 1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m.  February 7th & 14th

Connect with family and friends and learn to use Facebook!  Post pictures and improve your profile page.

 

Intro to Online Media

Wednesdays 1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m.  February 21st & 28th

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

 

 Learning to Use the iPad
Thursdays 1 p.m.– 2 p.m.  February 8th-22nd

Learn how to use your iPad like a pro at Little House.  Students who do not own an iPad can borrow and take one home for the duration of the course.

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

Cost for all Tech Classes and Appointments:

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
Coordinator: Matt Savage

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Clay and Chardonnay

February 27th, March 13th, and March 27th

6:00-8:00pm

$25 Members/$30 Non-Members

Join us at Little House for a wonderful evening that will help you unwind and release your inner artist.  As you sip on wine, the instructor will guide you on a step-by-step artistic adventure to create your own clay masterpiece.  Supplies, aprons, and wine are all part of the deal.  Enjoy a night out with your friends!

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Great Courses Video Series

Understanding the Inventions that Changed the World

Date: Thursdays — 1:30 p.m.—3:30pm

December 21st-March 8th 2018

Cost: $30 (12-week session with refreshments included)

We’re surrounded by inventions. Where did all these inventions come from? How do they work? And how do they reflect—even define—the values of our culture?

From ancient China to 21st-century America, from the English coal mines to the high-tech companies of Silicon Valley, this course takes you around the world and across the ages to show you some of the most innovative

moments in human civilization. This unique approach to history will boost your technology literacy and give you a completely new appreciation for the everyday objects around you”.  These recorded video Lectures are taught by Professor W. Bernard Carlson, Ph.D. University of Virginia. No formal discussion is planned.

 

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PWR!4Life

Parkinson Exercise Program

Days/Times: Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m.- 1:45 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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Cooking Class

Want to improve your cooking skills? Looking for some new recipes? Little House cooking classes will let you do both! Join local chef, Veena Patni, for a cooking course that will have you looking at food in a whole new light. You will be making the following:

 

Date: March 20th
Cost: Member: $20/ Non-Member: $25 (+$15 supply fee)
Registration required
Instructor: Veena Patni

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Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful practice that is designed to give you an experience of your soul. It potently combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, postures and bandhs.
When practiced regularly, it will bring you enhanced intuition and creativity, increased physical health and strength, heightened sensory awareness, greater peace and fulfillment in your relationships and a deeper sense of your own spirituality.
Join us for this elevating experience of Kundalini Yoga.

Thursdays 7:00 PM-8:15 PM
Cost: Members: $20 per class /$70 for 5 classes / $130 for 10 classes
Non-Members: $24 per class / $85 for 5 classes/ $150 for 10 classes
Instructor: Parampal Kaur

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Healing Your Life

This six-week Ayruvedic education series supports each participant to create a sustainable diet and lifestyle in order to prevent disease and promote longevity. In this program you will learn how to live harmoniously through the five senses utilizing food, colors, sounds, aromas, and touch. You will also have the opportunity to examine your own daily habits and lifestyle to transform it to a life of harmony and optimal health.

Maryam Dahooei, PharmD, is an Ayruvedic Health Counselor Intern at the Calfornia College of Ayruveda and has been working as a community pharmacist for over 18 years.

Dates: Mar 24 – April 28
Day/Time: Mondays, 10am – 12pm
Cost: $120 Member/ $180 Non-Member

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Give the Gift of Personal Training

Know someone who is looking to improve their balance, posture or overall well-being?  Or perhaps you are looking for a training
partner?  Our Personal training program is customized to your individual abilities and is enhanced with web based exercises for
at-home practice.  To make your gift giving easy, we are offering personal training gift certificates for purchase.  Each new client will receive a free fitness assessment prior to their initial appointment. Packages are available for individual as well as partner training.

For questions or to purchase, visit our membership desk or call 650-326-2025

Start News Years Off Right with Your Free Fitness Assessment

Want to be more active in 2018 but not sure where to start? Come take advantage of your free fitness assessment with our personal trainer Stephanie Happe. The results can identify your strengths and weaknesses in relation to your physical fitness, direct you to the appropriate fitness programs as well as create attainable goals to encourage you to live a more active lifestyle.

Call 650-326-2025 to make an appointment!

 

Afternoon Art and Tea with Taun

Claude Monet: the magic of a life dedicated to art

Includes an illustrated lecture and discussion

 

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 
2:00pm

 

Sound Immersion Healing Workshop

Saturday, February 17th
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Advanced Registration: $25-Members
Non-Members: $30
Day of the Event: $35

The sound vibrations of singing bowls, gongs & chimes guide us into a deep meditation. The healing vibrations pass through our
bodies, opening blockages, allowing our minds to quiet.  The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions & cognition is apparent. Through the vibrations of these
instruments we experience an inner calm & deep relaxation that enables us to journey within & center.

About the Instructor: Danny Goldberg has been offering sound healing workshops at yoga, wellness and spiritual centers throughout the Bay Area and Santa Cruz since 2010.

 

 

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Writing as a Second Career or for Fun

Tony Holtzman
Wednesdays at 10:30am
February 21st, March 7th, and March 21st

$15 member / $20 nonmember

So you’ve always wanted to tell your story, but were afraid to try. Personal experience is the starting point of much fiction. Taking it down imagined pathways—tragic, comical or
magical—is a major challenge. This workshop might just help. Taught by Tony Holtzman, a Professor of Pediatrics, Health Policy, and
Epidemiology at John Hopkins University until he retired in 2002. He subsequently began a second career writing fiction with 4 novels and 1 short story published and his 5th novel coming in 2018.

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Distinguished Lecture Series

Wednesday, February 28 at 2:00pm

Free for members / $5.00 non members

 

This lecture compares slavery in the ancient world with slavery in the American South.

Kid's Ceramics

Tuesdays or Thursdays, 4:00- 5:30pm

Session A: Tues., February 6th – February 27th

Session B: Thurs., February 8th – March 1st

$60.00 per session. Materials included

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.

 

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AARP Tax Prep

Tuesdays, February 6th – April 20th

Tax season is here now. And AARP is here to help you take the hassle out of doing your  yearly taxes.  Appointments now available.

Call (650) 326-2025 or come to the front desk.

 

Chinese New Year

Join your friends and celebrate Chinese New Year at Little House!  This festival is hundreds of years old and is celebrated by billions of people around the world.  Menu is TBA.  Gung hai fat choy!

Tuesday, February 20th
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

$9 by February 13th

$11 at the door

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Barre

Anna Aliotta
Fridays 10am-11am
Gold Class Pass

Barre Class mixes elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training, moves that are choreographed to motivating music. In each energizing and targeted workout, you’ll use the barre and exercise equipment such as small hand weights to sculpt, slim and stretch your entire body. This class is suitable for beginners to experts and exercises are modified to fit your level.

 

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Matter of Balance

Stanford Health Care
Tuesday, February 20th– April 10th
9:45 am—11: 45 am

Free: Pre– Registration is Required / 650-326-2025

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award- winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

You should attend if you are

  • concerned about falls
  • interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
  • Have fallen in the past
  • have restricted activities because of falling concerns

This program is a partnership with Stanford Health Care. Pre-registration is required.

 

Jewelry Making with Janelle

Wednesday, February 28 at 5:00 pm
$10.00 member / $15.00 non-member

Come join Janelle Gibson for a jewelry
making class. Make a beaded pendant
necklace using crimp beads and beading wire. This is the perfect beading class for a beginner. All materials provided. Feel free to bring some of your own tools and beads if you like.

 

Essential Oils

Linda Watanabe
Tuesday, February 13 at 9:30 am
Free for Members / $5.00 Non-Members

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!

Take Charge-Advance Care Planning

Mary Matthieson
Wednesday 1:00-3:30
February 14
Free in partnership with Mission Hospice

If you were facing serious illness, what kind of care would you want? If you couldn’t speak for yourself, who would? Planning for your future care can bring peace of mind to you and your loved ones. In this free advanced care planning workshop 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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Members February Birthday Lunch

Little House Members with a February Birthday are invited to join us for a free lunch on February 15th between 11:30-1:00 pm. Stop in to the cafe and enjoy fried chicken and a special treat on us. While this is a free event, please RSVP to guarantee your spot.

Call 650-326-2025 or register online.

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PVI Celebrates 70 Years! 1957-1967

Forward Thinking Women Pioneered the Start of Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. by Chris Berry, Director of Development This fall marks the 70th Anniversary of PVI’s founding as a pioneering organization serving the needs of senior citizens on the Peninsula. The group of forward-thinking women didn’t have similar organizations to model the programs after. There were no… Read more

Stephanie Happe, New Personal Trainer at Little House

Little House is excited to introduce our personal trainer Stephanie Happe to our team! Stephanie earned her undergraduate degree in Dietetics but quickly found her passion working with special population exercise programs and in 2011 became a certified personal trainer, NSCA-CSCS. Aside from her love for fitness and well-being, she is also passionate about helping… Read more

High School Students Donate iPads

All of us at Little House’s Tech Center were excited when we recently received a generous donation of ten iPads. They were provided by an organization run by high school students in the San Francisco area. They fix up iPads and give them to nonprofits, like Little House. It’s a great opportunity to help introduce… Read more

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

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