Get Ready, Get Set, It’s 2015!
According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2015 is the Year of the Sheep. It is lucky that the Sheep is ranked eighth in the cycle of Chinese Zodiac Animals, because the number "eight" in Chinese is an auspicious one, symbolizing peace and prosperity. May the New Year bring you abundant good fortune, help expand your horizon and achieve at least one cherished aspiration. Let the New Year encourage you to broaden your mind, to learn about the world, other cultures, and to show the world what you can do. Take a look at the some exciting offerings at the senior center to help you towards all of these goals.
Fit in Fitness: The evidence is in for fitness- regular exercise has been associated with more health benefits than anything else known to man. Review the Adult 50 Plus Classes to select your fitness activity for 2015.
Enjoy Life More: It's an important step to a happier and healthier you! Take up a new hobby or try a recreational activity. There are many choices for you on the monthly activity calendars.
Learn Something Exciting and New: Have you vowed to make this year the year to learn something new? Check out all of the new offerings in The 50+ Scene.
Help Others: When it comes to volunteering, it's really about giving back and helping others. Read the Volunteer opportunities then sign up to get involved.
Travel More: There's a big old world out there, waiting for the gallant traveler to set foot on a new path. Share Discovery Through Travel has many wonderful destinations already planned for you.
Cupertino Senior Center
21251 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
Senior Center Office Hours: Monday through Friday - 8 am - 5 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings Office Hours, 5 - 7:30 pm - The Senior Center will be closed Wednesday, December 24, 2014 through January 1, 2015.
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The 50+ Scene
Want to learn more about our activities at The Senior Center? Senior activities are listed in detail in the senior center’s newsletter, The 50+ Scene, which is published bi-monthly. Feel free to download the current newsletter from this link. Also, copies are available at the Quinlan Community Center, City Hall, the Sports Center, and the Cupertino Library.
Looking for a good excuse to get out of the house? Come to our social events! It's a good way to meet friends, learn new activities, and have fun! We offer a variety of social activities including luncheons, card playing, bingo, ballroom dance socials, celebrating birthdays and many more. Be sure to check the newsletter for upcoming events, as well as the Senior Center Bulletin Board.
Membership How does one become a member? It's not hard at all! Just follow the three steps in the The application process and you are on your way to fun filled activities and trips! An annual membership to the senior center provides access to the facility, the opportunity to go on trips, attend socials, take classes, receive help with social services and much more.
Adult 50 Plus Classes
The Senior Center offers an array of classes geared toward your interest. If you are interested in exercise or dance, the senior center offers over 30 hours of exercise programs each week and a variety of dance classes. For those artistically inclined, a selection of fine art and craft classes are available. If education classes are more of an interest, the senior center offers language classes, music and theater appreciation, and senior issues lectures.
The travel program offers wonderful local day trips and exciting extended tours. Short trips include exploring local Bay Area cities, museums, theater shows while extended tours feature travel throughout the United States, international travel, and cruises. Annually, the travel program conducts approximately forty day trips, four to eight overnight trips, and five extended tours.
Seniors Helping Seniors
Senior volunteers are welcomed and vital to our Center. Volunteers provide leadership for many activities and contribute 14,000 hours of support during the year. Applications are available at the senior center front desk and also at this link.
At the Cupertino Senior Center, free Wi-Fi is now available through AeONsafe.
How do you connect to the AeONsafe wireless at the Senior Center? First, you need a WiFi-enabled computer. Most laptops sold today already have a built-in WiFi capability. It is an easy and relatively inexpensive add-on for older computers - available from most any computer-related retail store. Simply open your internet browser and follow the on-screen prompts to connect to the AeONsafe network.
Services For Senior
The Cupertino Senior Center is an excellent resource for seniors. The many different services at the center help seniors to obtain resources in the community that will assist them in remaining independent and safe in their own homes.
City of Cupertino Senior Services may be found by clicking on this link.
The Stay Active Fund is about helping adults 50 plus to remain active and engaged by providing assistance to offset the cost for participating in the Cupertino Senior Center. Please contact us for more details.
The Cupertino Senior Center offers gift certificates, for seniors 50 years and older, that are redeemable toward trips, special events, membership, or any in-house classes (not contracted through De Anza or Fremont). Please call 408.777.3150 for details. Membership is required to participate in trips or classes.