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
Little House Holiday Hours and Closures

Holiday Closure

December Saturday December 23rd– Monday, December 25th
Saturday, December 30th– Monday, January 1st

Holiday Hours

Tuesday, December 26th– Friday December 29th
8:00 am– 4:00 pm

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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

Tai Chi for Better Balance and Mobility 

Mondays and Wednesday, January 8th – March 8th
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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January Tech Classes

Getting There
Wednesdays 1pm– 2pm , January 10th & 17th

Technology makes it easy to get around, and fun!  Learn Google Maps for driving, Lyft for someone to take you there, and Kayak to book flights.

Fitness Tech
1pm– 2pm on Wednesday, January 24th

Stay in shape and feel great, just in time for New Year’s Resolutions!  Track exercise with Fitbit and MapMyRun, and cook smart with Yummly!

Learing to Use the iPad
Thursdays 1 p.m.– 2 p.m. January 11th-25th

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

December 12th from 6:00-8:00pm
$25 Members/$30 Non-Members

Join us at Little House for a wonderful evening that will help you unwine and release your inner artist.

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Take Charge! Advanced Care Planning

Wednesday January 10th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Free

If you were facing serious illness, what kind of care would you want?  Little House in partnership with Mission Hospice is excited to offer this free advanced care planning workshop where 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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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:
Basil pesto, tomato and mozzarella sandwhich
Apple pie panini
Vegetarian Chili
Minestrone Soup

Date: Thursday, December 14th 10:00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m.
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.

Date: Thursdays, November 2nd Time: 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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Ayruvedic Medicine

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: Nov 6 – Dec 11
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 thru the end of Dec.  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

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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