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Recreation Activities/Social Connections and More

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In addition to a variety of classes, we have the following offerings you can choose from:

Special Interest Activities

  • Opinion Exchange with Jim Dunbar
    The 2nd Monday of each month, your host will be Jim Dunbar of KGO Radio fame.  This informal meeting will include current events, commentary and then some.  No pre-registration necessary.  No cost.  Mondays from 10:00am-11:30am.  Ongoing.  
  • AARP Driver Safety Program
    These 2-day and 1-day mature driver programs (50 years and older) are sponsored by AARP.  Space is limited, advance registration is required with payment at the ACC reception desk.  (Make check payable to AARP).
    Fee:  $15  for AARP Member.  For Non-Member, fee is $20
    Call 650-802-4384 for scheduled dates 
  • Friendly Connections Do you want to make new friends?  Explore new interests?  Join this group and get involved in fun activities like going out to lunch or dinner, planning trips and much more!  Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am at the ACC.  Call Myra at (650) 592-0482 to get started. 

Health and Wellness - No Charge

  • Blood Pressue - Third Tuesday of each month from 11:00am - 12:00pm, provided by Sequoia Hospital.  No appointment necessary.
  • Senior Exercise: Stretch, Strength & Balance
    Senior exercise is an important part of the health and wellness of seniors.  It helps increase your metabolism, energy levels and alertness.  Research shows that those suffering from chronic illness benefit from exercise even if it is done while sitting in a chair.  Chair exercises are great for older adults, those with disabilities, poor balance or anyone who has trouble standing or getting on the floor to do exercises.  They are always gentle on the body and generally safe for most people to do.  It is always a good idea to talk to your doctor before beginning a new exercise program, but you are not likely to injure yourself doing any of these exercises.  Bring a 3 lb. dumbbell weight with you to the first class.  Be sure to wear loose clothing and comfortable, supportive shoes.
    Day:  Monday/Wednesday/Friday - Ongoing - No Charge
    Time:  9:00 - 10:00 am
  • Reiki
    Reiki Masters and practitioners offer this hands-on energy that helps your body to balance, relax, calm and be energized at the same time.  Sign up at the Reception Desk or call (650) 802-4384.  No cost. 
    Volunteer:  Reiki Master, Amy Yoshida
    Day:  Wednesdays
    Time:  1:00pm - 2:30pm.  Ongoing.
  • Tai Chi
    Learn the practice of joy through movement.  Relaxing and flowing exercises are given to energize the body.  No pre-registration necessary.  No cost.  Ongoing.
    Instructor:  Patricia Snowden - 9:00am - 9:30am
                     Susan Hu - 9:30am - 10:00am
                   Tuesday/Wednesday - 9:00am to 9:30am - No Charge
    Tuesday/Wednesday - 9:30am to 10:00am - No Charge

Creative Arts & Music

  • Hands Crafts - Knitting Club
    Do you enjoy knitting?  Bring your project, supplies and join in.  Lots of pleasant company, help and advice from the group.  The club meets on Fridays at 9:00 am at the ACC and is free. 

Social Connections
The ACC Lounge is available for use from 9:00am-5:00pm.  Come enjoy a cup of coffee, work on a puzzle, socialize with friends or play cards in a very cozy and comfortable lounge atmosphere.  Coffee and pastries available.

  • Chinese Weekly Social (Mandarin & Cantonese Chinese)
    A time for Chinese adults to get together, meet people and learn about opportunities and the English vocabulary.  Meets on Fridays from 10:00am-11:00am at the ACC.  No cost. 

  • Coffee Chat
    Drop by for coffee, snacks, good company and conversation.  Coffee Chat meets on Fridays from 10:00 - 12:00pm.  No cost.
  • Friendly Connections
    Connecting People - Making New Friends
    Do you want to make new friends and explore new interests?  Come join this group of individuals interacting and getting involved in fun activities such as going out to lunch/dinner or planning a trip, etc.  Call Helen at (650) 591-0566 or Myra at (650) 592-0482 to get started.  Group meets on Wednesdays at the ACC from 10:30am-12:00pm.  Ongoing.  No pre-registration necessary.  No cost.
  • Food Assistance Program
    Caring Cupboard and Food Program - Is your food budget not stretching far enough?  You may be eligible for free groceries twice a month.  Call Anna Kertel at (650) 802-4384 for a confidential appointment.  Sponsored by the San Carlos Service Clubs for Seniors and the Adult Community Center.  Donations of canned food, boxed food, or packages that are non-perishable and in their factory-sealed condition are welcome.
  • Drop-In Games and Activities
    Along with the listed clubs and activities, the ACC features a Billiards Room that is open during Center hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm) and drop-in Ping Pong on Wednesdays from 1:30-4:00pm.
            >  Bingo - Mondays from 1:00-3:00pm at the ACC.  Cards cost at $1 each or 6 for $5
            >  Game Club - Mondays from 12:30-4:00pm for fun, friendship and games.  No cost.
            >  Poker - Tuesdays 12:30 - 3:30 in the Lobby Room.
            >  Movies - Tuesdays & Fridays from 1:00-3:00pm at the ACC.  No cost.
            >  Bridge (Intermediate level "party" play) - Wednesdays from 12:30-4:00pm.
            >  Mah Jongg  - Wednesdays at the ACC from 12:30-4:00pm.
            >  Pedro Card Club - Every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30-4:00pm.  Intermediate level play.
            >  Wii Bowling - Every Tuesday from 9:00am - 12:00pm.
  • Fee Scholarships
    A confidential fee scholarship program is available to help San Carlos seniors (50 or older) on low income.  For more information, call Anna Kertel at (650) 802-4384.  Sponsored by the Friends of the San Carlos Adult Community Center. 
  • Transportation
    >  Redi-Wheels - Redi-Wheels is a transportation service for people who cannot use the regular public bus system.  It is part of SamTrams Transportation for Mobility Impaired.  For more info or to request a Redi-Wheels application, call 1-800-660-4287.
    FISH (Friends in Service to Humanity) - is a volunteer-based transportation service to medical appointments sponsored by the Presbyterian Church.  Call (650) 593-1288 at least 24 hours ahead of day needed.
    LYFT Concierge Service for San Carlos ACC Members, hosted by Little House in partnership with the Sequoia Healthcare District.  Call Frontdesk to get more information (650) 802-4384.
  • "Courier" Newsletter
    Get updated information in our monthly newsletter.  Call (650) 802-4384.  Get the newsletter at the Center or on our website.  

    Counseling & Advice

    • Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)
      A HICAP counselor can assist you with your questions concerning insurance coverage, Medicare, etc. every Thursday from 9:00am-12:00pm.  Appointment is required.  Call the HICAP office at 1-800-434-0222 to schedule an appointment or for more information. 
    View all of these activities, events or happenings in our monthly calendar and click on your specific choice of interest for more information.