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

Marv’s Music Memories

The Music of Summer Pops Concerts

Tuesday, July 24th   1:00 pm

$5 Members /$8 Non-members

The Pops Concert is one of our great summertime institutions and Marv’s Musical Memories has it for you. Marv will showcase recorded popular songs, show tunes and
well-known light classics, those you associate with concert bands and the symphony pops concerts. Listen to recordings of well known composers such as John Williams, Leroy
Anderson and Stephen Foster.

 

Legal Aide Society of San Mateo County

Free Legal Help for Preparing an Advance Health Care
Directive

Monday,  July 16th  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

 

Clay and Chardonnay

The Second and Fourth Tuesday of Every Month

July 10th and 24th

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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June Tech Classes

Tech Tuesday– Traveling with an iPad
Tuesday, July 12th
1:00 pm—2:00 pm
This month’s Tech topic is Traveling with an iPad. Learn how to connect to your apps without a Wifi connection to use Google Maps and local traffic apps, language and local
favorite places to visit.

Learning to Use the iPhone and iPad
Thursdays, July 5th—26th
1:00pm—2:00pm
Learn to use an iPad or iPhone so that is immediately useful. We have iPads available for students to borrow during the course.

What’s happening with Windows 10
Wednesdays, June 11th – 25th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
We review what is evolving in Windows 10 by emphasizing settings for stability and predictability. A number of classes are  necessary because the ordinary things like a browser (Edge) has changed its definition of what we expect, the home screen has change what you can access and more.

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

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Art Supply Class- Paper

Taun Relihan

Thursday  July  12  2:00pm—3:00pm

$5 member / $8 non-member

This art supply class will focus on the  varieties of  paper that can be used in your own creative practice. Find out which papers are best for your projects. Try out different  papers with watercolors, colored pencils and  watercolor pencils.

 

 

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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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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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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