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.

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Featured Classes & Activites

Clay and Chardonnay

The Second and Fourth Tuesday of Every Month

June 12th and 26th

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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Joints in Motion

Jamie Morton

Wednesdays starting in June
11:15am—12:00pm
Gold Pass

Joints in Motion combines gentle strengthening with active range of motion exercises to promote life-long joint health. Most exercises will be done seated, making Joints in Motion a perfect routine for all   ability levels. It is specifically geared to ease pain and address limitations associated with osteoarthritis, but will be beneficial for everyone’s joints.

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June Tech Classes

How to Add Music to iPads
Tuesday, June 12th
1:00 pm– 2:00 pm

 

Learn how to add music to your iPad or iPhone by connecting to iTunes in this free workshop. The topic this month is Protect Your Privacy on Social Media.  Also learn about an app that tells you what is playing and who the artist is.

 

Learning to Use the iPhone & iPad

Thursdays, June 7th – 28th
1:00 pm– 2:00 pm

Learn how to use an iPad or iPhone like a pro. Students can borrow and take home an iPad for the duration of the course.

 

Fitness Technology

Mondays, June 11th and June 18th
1:00 pm– 2:00 pm

Learn about new fitness apps and devices to help get you into better shape this summer. Fitbit, C5K and MyFitnessPal will be covered in this class.

 

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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Art Supply Class- Paints and Inks

Taun Relihan

Thursday  June 14  2:00pm—3:00pm
$5 member / $8 non-member

Have you always wanted to learn about art supplies that you can use to make art and  start your own creative practice? In this class, you will be introduced to ways to use watercolors, gouache, acrylic and special  mediums. You can also try out different brushes for each medium.

 

 

Great Courses Video Series

Myth in Human History

Date: Thursdays — 1:30 p.m.—3:30pm
June 7th— August 23rd
Cost: $30 (12-week session with refreshments included)

A man lassoes the sun to lengthen the day. A giant boar raises the earth from the sea with its enormous tusks.” These are a just few myths from around the world. Grasping the deep-seeded truths behind myths is an illuminating and rewarding journey that reveals new insights into the ways beliefs are passed on from generation to generation.

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Pain Away Back Care

Jason Chan

Wednesdays  11:15 am-12:15 pm
June 6th — August 1st (8—week class)

$136 members/$160 non-members

Learn to relieve and heal chronic pain and tension in the lower back and hips such as sciatica. These self-help techniques often result in instant relief and long term results. This eight class series allows you to track and document your progress. This class is appropriate for those with low to mild, chronic low back discomfort and is not suitable for those with acute pain or recent back surgeries. You should be comfortable getting  up from the floor several times during the  class. Check with your health provider to see if this class is appropriate for you.

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World War I Exhibition Museum Tour

World War I Exhibition
Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I

Los Altos Museum Tour

Thursday, June 14th
12:00pm

The U.S. entry into World War I, 1917-1918, marks the beginning of its position as a global power, and dramatically affected the home front. “Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I”, a new exhibit at the Los Altos Museum, captures the patriotic fervor of draft registration, the emotional goodbyes of men leaving for training camps, the “hoopla” of Liberty Loan drives, the craze for volunteerism, and the violence of vigilantism.

 

Participants will meet  at Little House  and  carpool to the Los Altos Museum. Please RSVP at 650-272-5006 by June 13th to reserve space in the carpool. $7 fee

 

Legal Aide Society of San Mateo County

Free Legal Help for Preparing an Advance Health Care
Directive

Thursday,  June 14th  from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Attorneys and law students will be available to assist in the preparation of a health care  directive. The purpose of the health care directive is to put in writing what your wishes are regarding life sustaining medical treatment in the event that you become incapacitated and cannot tell the doctor what kind of treatment you want. You can also name someone to make these decisions for you. We will also talk to you about a POLST.

Free but an appointment is required

Call 650-326-2025 or email littlehouse@penvol.org

 

Emergency Preparedness Event

Disaster Planning for Seniors,
Individuals with Disabilities and the Entire Community

Monday, June 18, 2018
1:30 pm  – 4:30 pm

Learn from the Center for Independence Presenters and 1st Responders on Preparedness Topics

Free admission and refreshments Raffle for 3-Day Emergency Kits Goodie Bags for the First 100 Guests

PLEASE RSVP BY: Monday, June 11, 2018

CIDemergencyprep@gmail.com

(650) 645-1780 Ext. 115

 

Marv’s Music Memories

All About Frank Sinatra

Tuesday, June 19th   1:00 pm
$5 Members /$8 Non-members

Join Marv Emerling for a trip down memory lane with  a presentation of music and talk about one of America’s most favorite entertainers, Frank Sinatra. From his early childhood to his rise to stardom, you’ll hear stories that will surprise and delight you. You will also listen to his hit recordings that will transport you to a bygone era. This is a program not to be missed.

 

Community Q&A with a Doctor

July 31st 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Free but please RSVP

Here is your chance to ask a doctor any questions you still have about advance care planning. Learn more about the different medical terminology and how that can affect your future care.

Jerry Saliman, M.D., is volunteer internist at Samaritan House Medical Clinic in San Mateo and volunteer Community Ambassador with Mission Hospice & Home Care.  He retired from Kaiser South San Francisco after a 30 year career where he was also chief of patient education.

 

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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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