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 Opening on Saturday

Starting July 22th, Little House will now be open on Saturdays from 8:00 am-1:00pm. Check out our new fitness classes, come work out in the gym or just spend time with us!

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

Learn about all the new, exciting programming taking place this month at Little House! Click Here To View

Featured Classes & Activites

Tai Chi for Better Balance and Mobility 

Mondays and Wednesday, November 1 – December 20 
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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November Tech Classes

 SURFING THE WEB

Interested in learning more about the internet? This class will focus on Google products and staying safe online. And we will cover Amazon and online shopping, just in time for holiday shopping!

Wednesdays 1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. November 1st — 15th

FACEBOOK

Connect with family and friends and learn to use Facebook! Includes how to post pictures and improve your profile page.

Tuesdays 1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. November 21st — 28th

LEARNING TO USE THE iPAD

Thinking about buying an iPad? 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.

Thursdays 1 p.m.– 2 p.m. November 2nd — 16th and 30th

TECH TUTORING

Individual sessions with our volunteer tech tutors are available six days a week, call or ask the front office today!

Cost: 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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Intro to Kettlebell Workshops

November 1st-29th (No class 11/22)
4:15pm-4:45 pm
$40 for Members / $50 for Non-members

In these intro workshops, you will learn the basic exercise moves, proper stance and kettlebell grips, as well as the various rotational swings. Each workshops consists of four , 30- minute classes and can be taken as many times as needed.

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Intermediate/Advanced Kettlebells with Fran

Wednesdays- 5:00 pm -5:50 pm
Saturday- 8:00 am to 8:50 am

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Kettlebells alternates intervals of kettlebell swings with a changing variety of other strength, flexibility, and balance-improving exercises. A great fun way to sculpt muscles and increase stamina. (50 minute class)This class is for intermediate/advance level student only. Bring your own kettlebells if you have them.

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News and Views

Mondays starting September 11th- 10:00am
Free for Members / $5 for Non-members

Join us Monday mornings for a lively discussion of world events and local stories.  The agenda each week is determined by the participants, so you are guaranteed to have topics you are interested in.  Share your opinion and gain insights from others.  Enjoy treats or bring some to share.  Grab a cup of coffee and join us!

 

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Clay and Chardonnay

November 14th and 28th 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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Rosen Method Movement

Tuesdays   11:45am to 12:45pm
Free for Members / $5 Non-Members

Rosen Method movements work in accordance with the body’s natural structure, engages the core and improves balance.   The class structure, the sequencing of movements, and the use of music create an environment for connection to one’s body and deep relaxation.  Participants find new vitality, joy, and ease in their bodies.

 

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Essentials Oils and Your Wellness

Friday, December 1 at 9:40 AM.
Cost: Free for members / $5.00 for nonmmembers
Host: Linda Watanabe
For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025

What if you could use natural plant based Essential Oils (EOs) for first aid conditions and for comforting? Would you like a “First Aid Kit” in a convenient little half ounce bottle for the outdoors? It would hold an Essential Oil that you could rub onto your skin for sunburn, cuts, bruises and insect bites including bee stings! You can revolutionize the way you manage your health for pennies a dose. Essential Oils by doTERRA are tested to verify purity and therapeutic value. Welcome this pure natural wellness into your home.

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Take Charge! Advanced Care Planning

12/6/2017 – 12/6/2017 Wed 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
1/10/2018 – 1/10/2018 Wed 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM


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 Lecture Coarse Series

Music as a Mirror of History

Date: Thursdays — 1:30 p.m.—3:30pm
September 21st to December 14th
Cost: $30 (12-week session) (refreshments included)

Professor Robert Greenberg of San Francisco Performances reveals, in stunning and poignant detail, the ways in which history influenced some of the great (and not so great!) works of music, and how they in turn influenced history.

Ranging widely across the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, the lectures immerse you in historical moments such as the French Revolution, the economic ascent of the U.S., and World Wars I and II. Across the arc of the course, you’ll see how these events were felt and expressed in the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Verdi, Wagner, and many others.

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Thursday Afternoon Chess

Date: First Thursday of the month starting October 5th
2:00pm
Cost: Free
To Register: Contact Bill at williamylee@sbcglobal.net or (650) 325-7744

Chess started in India in the 6th century and is one of the world’s oldest games. This timeless game is easy to learn but takes a lifetime to master. Our chess expert will improve your game by playing up to ten simultaneous games. Perfect for veterans, players returning to the game, and those who want to learn more.

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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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Afternoon Tea with Taun at Little House

Date: Thursday at 2:00pm
November 16
Cost: $5.00 for members / $8.00 for non-members
Speakers: Taun Relihan

Join Taun Relihan for tea and cookies and see what may be the most beautiful documentary film ever made: Vermeer, Master of Light. It is narrated by Meryl Streep and won an Emmy for Best Graphic and Artistic Design. There is little known about Vermeer but his art is lovely and moving, encouraging us to pay attention to the wonders of everyday life. This is part of our weekly looking at the arts series and discussion with Taun. Everyone is welcome; no background needed.
Taun is a conceptual and book artist, photographer, poet and novelist. She has a Master’s Degree in Arts and Consciousness and a Doctorate in Integral Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is interested in promoting quality of life for everyone.

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Memory Workshop

Date: Wednesdays — 10:00am — 12:00pm
Wed. Nov. 8-  Nov. 29
Cost: $99.00 members / $115.00 non-members

Do you have problems remembering names and faces, misplacing keys and cell phones, forgetting appointments. Say goodbye to those senior moments with Jumbo Memory Training. Developed by renowned UCLA psychiatrist Dr.Gary Small and published by the National Institutes of Health and American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Jumbo Memory Training can help you conquer the most common memory challenges. Proven effective in up to 95% of participants for up to 5 years.
Date: Wednesdays — 10:00am — 12:00pm
Wed. Nov. 8-  Nov. 29
Cost: $99.00 members / $115.00 non-members

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Kid's Holiday Ceramics

Date: Tuesdays — 4:15 p.m.— 5:30 p.m.
November 7th, 14th and 28th
Cost: $45/session (includes cost of all supplies)
Instructor: Katy Zwetsloot-Hyatt

Come introduce your kids to the wonderful world of ceramics. In this class, our experienced and patient instructor will guide the students on the basics of hand building and sculpture. Participants are encouraged to express their individuality and create pieces that reflect their own interests and personality. They will be able to create present just in time for the holidays!
Space is limited to 10 students so register today!

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Date: Monday — 11:30 a.m.— 1:00 p.m.
November 21st
Cost: $9 until Friday, November 15th. $11.00 at the door

Little House welcomes you to celebrate Thanksgiving with us! Come out and join us for a luncheon with great tasting food and friendly company.

What’s on the menu?
Turkey & Corn Bread Dressing, Gravy
Fresh Yams
Broccolini
Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Pie

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Veterans Day Celebration - Honoring All Who Served

Program Featuring: Supervisor Warren Slocum
The Boy Scouts of America and Local Musicians

In tribute, PVI will offer free lunch to veterans and a family member.
Non-military guests are asked to pay $10 donation for lunch.
Chicken Mushroom Masala * Mashed Potatoes * Veggies * Cheese Cake

Friday, November 10th, 2017
11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
Program begins at 12:00 p.m.
Please RSVP (650) 326-2025

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Distinguished Lectured Series - Horses and Humans

When the first horsemen galloped onto the pages of ancient history, they were at the height of their powers. They were expert riders, with each warrior able to control his horse with his knees while using a bow and arrows to fire forward, to the side and even backward over the rump of their mount.  They were history’s first cavalry, and they had mastered a set of tactics so deadly and disorienting to their enemies as to be essentially unstoppable.  Their homeland, at the time, was a place we now call the Ukraine, and there they had to confront the mighty army of Darius, the Persian, also called “the Great”.
Come and join lecturer Sue Bessmer, Ph.D, to learn more about this fascinating subject.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14 — 2:00pm
Cost: Free for members / $5.00 for non-members
Speakers: Sue Bessmer, Ph.D

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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: (1) Basil pesto, tomato and mozzarella sandwich; (2) Apple pie panini; (3) Vegetarian chili; and (4) Minestrone soup.

Date: Saturday, November 18 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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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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