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

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Featured Classes & Activites

Active and Fit 20-20-20

Mary Furata
Mondays / Wednesdays 9:45am – 10:45am
Silver Class Pass

Active and Fit incorporates 20 minutes of  cardio exercises, 20 minutes of strength and abdominal exercises, followed by 20 minutes of stretching and flexibility exercises.  Intermediate level.

 

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Great Courses Video Series

History of India

Date: Thursdays — 1:30 p.m.—3:30pm
March 15— May 31
Cost: $30 (12-week session with refreshments included)

India is home to some of the world’s oldest, greatest, and most successful civilizations.  Today the South Asian subcontinent contains 20 percent of the world’s population and is a thriving center for global business. These recorded video lectures are taught by Professor Michael Fisher, Ph.D

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April Tech Classes

Tech Tuesday
Tuesday, April 10
1:00pm– 2:00pm
See and learn about devices and apps, and how these work for you in this free workshop. The topic this month is how to use Chrome-books.

Facebook
Wednesdays, April 18 & 25
1:00pm– 2:00pm
Connect with family and friends and learn to use Facebook! Includes how to post pictures and improve your profile page.

Learning to Use the iPhone & iPad
Thursdays, April 5th—26th 1:00pm– 2:00pm
Learn how to use an iPad or iPhone like a pro at Little House. Students can borrow and take home an iPad 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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Healing Your Life

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

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.

 

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Afternoon Art and Tea with Taun

Paris in April

Wednesday, April 18 2:00pm
$5.00 members / $8.00 nonmembers

Photographs of Taun’s “trip of a lifetime” to Paris.

 

Writing as a Second Career or for Fun

Tony Holtzman

Every other Wednesday:
April 4th, April 18th, May 2nd, May 16th, and May 30th

10:30am

$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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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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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.

 

Clay and Chardonnay

Every other Tuesday:
April 10th, April 24th, May 8th, and May 22nd

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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Pain Way Low Back & Hip Intensive

April 4 — May 23 (8—week class)
Wednesdays  11:15am – 12:15pm
$136 members / $160 nonmembers

Learn to relieve and heal chronic pain and tension in low 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. Techniques taught include:
• S.I. joint (sacral iliac) alignment assessment and exercises.
• Core mobilization and strengthening exercises from Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi etc.
• Trigger Point/Acupressure for nerve entrapments
• Proper body usage with ergonomic & anatomy essentials

This is 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 class. Always check with your health care provider if exercise is appropriate for you.

Instructor: Jason Chan C.M.T. specializes in massage and other manual therapies for the low back, neck and shoulders. With twenty years of experience Jason has taught hundreds of students on how to better care for their bodies.

 

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Transform Family Stories Into Living Memories

Wednesday, April 18 10:00am
Free

Your family has a unique story to tell. Let us
help you tell that story through film and video production. Make a video record that will last through the ages. Modern Mobil preserves these stories for future generations without the expense of travel and set-up. Storytellers can have remote conversations that forever bond them to family and friends.

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Inspired by a Journey- Exploring Beauty with Tony Foster

Tuesday, April 24 1:00pm
Free

Join Mike Stassio from The Foster
organization for an interactive and inspiring
presentation of Tony Foster’s art work.
Tony Foster’s breathtaking watercolors are
uniquely suited to inspire reflection,
discussion and education about art,
wilderness, and the natural world. We will
view and discuss art in Tony Foster’s
Exploring Beauty journey.

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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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