Senior Classes and Programs

California Grey Bears
www.greybears.org/
Offers seniors an opportunity to volunteer with, and/or receive, weekly food bags thought the Brown Bag Program, as well as volunteering with or benefitting from the Recycling Center, the Thrift Store, or the classes and events offered for seniors, such as computer or Spanish classes or holiday dinners and special events.

County of Santa Cruz Parks and Open Spaces – Adult and Senior Programs and Activities
www.scparks.com/adult_senior.html
Offers classes and activities for adults and seniors in: Mall Walk Program, Senior Stretching, Fit Forever Strength Training Class, Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, Volunteer Opportunities, Extended Trips with Collette Vacations, as well as Day Trips.

Family Service Agency of the Central Coast I-You Venture Program
www.fsa-cc.org/programs/i-u_venture.html
“I-You Venture recruits, orients and places volunteers with residents of local care facilities. Volunteers are involved in a broad range of activities from small groups involved in projects like Ageless Art and Holiday Helpers, to the quiet intimacy of one-to-one visiting.”

Louden Nelson Center and Parks and Recreation Classes for Older Adults
www.ci.santa-cruz.ca.us/pr/nelson/seniors.html

Louden Nelson Community Center Classes and Activities
www.ci.santa-cruz.ca.us/pr/nelson

Santa Cruz Public Library Guide for Seniors
www2.santacruzpl.org/cid/public/
Click on ‘seniors’ and then on ‘leisure activities’

Senior Network Services
www.seniornetworkservices.org/centers.html
Offers information, services, and programs for seniors including: community and senior centers, day care services, recreational and educational activities, links to volunteer organizations, and other vital services for seniors.

Recreation and Education Classes and Activities Links
www.seniornetworkservices.org/education.html

Seniors Council
www.seniorscouncil.org/
Seniors may choose to participate in several programs: Foster Grandparent Program (which pairs low-income seniors to work with youth, providing the children with tutoring and the senior with a stipend and other benefits) as well as the Senior Companion Program, (where volunteers offer to be a companion to frail, ill, or disabled elders) or helping place seniors in volunteer positions throughout the county.

Stroke and Disability Center
www.cabrillo.edu/academics/strokecenter/
Offers students with stroke or other disabilities the following classes: Counseling and Stress Management; Mobility, Dexterity and Fitness; Adaptation and Applied Problem-Solving, and Oral and Written Communication Skills, as well as support for other classes.