Older adult classes

Armchair Yoga

Take a deep breath and let’s focus on our inner peace. In this highly beneficial class, the instructor will walk you through a combination of yoga and meditation to help you relax from daily stresses. The class is in Spanish and English. Registration required. Free.

Instructor: Patricia (Foothill College)
Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center - Sequoia Room

Class code Fees Day/time Session dates
1958.201 Free T, 11 a.m.
Sept. 21–Dec. 14


Chair Dancing

Let’s sit down and dance! We put on the music, and guide you with the moves…You bring your smile and get ready to dance. From Samba, to Fox trot, from Ballet to Jazz, we will be dancing the morning away!    

Instructor: G. Garcia
Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center - Sequoia Room

Class code Fees Day/time Session dates
1960.201 Free T, 9:15–10 a.m.
Sept. 21–Dec. 14


Conversational Spanish

Learn Spanish to communicate with your neighbors in our diverse community, and make new friends, too! This fun class, taught in a nurturing setting by a very patient, experienced instructor, teaches you simple phrases to help you speak in Spanish, while learning grammar and writing.    

Instructor: A. De La Quintana
Location: Menlo Park Library - Senior Annex 

Class code Fees Day/time Session dates
1901.202 $20
M, 10–11 a.m.
Sept. 13–Dec. 13


Drawing and Painting

We provide the supplies for you to practice your skills in drawing and painting while learning new ones. All levels of experience are welcome in this safe, non-judgmental class. Mediums we use are pencil, charcoal, watercolor, pastels and acrylics. Registration required.

Instructor: J. Thomson (Foothill College)
Location: Menlo Park Library - Senior Annex  

Class code Fees Day/time Session dates
1982.201 Free M, 10–11:30 a.m.
Sept. 20–Dec. 13


Fellowship Circle (Spanish)

Safe place to get your questions answered, and feel empowered with the knowledge you gain through discussions. Join this friendly group and feel connected. In Spanish only.

Instructor: A. De La Quintana
Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center - Sequoia Room

Class code Fees Day/time Session dates
1902.202 Free M, 11 a.m.–Noon
F, 10:30–11 a.m.
Sept. 20–Dec. 13
Sept. 24–Dec. 17


Folklorico

A fun way to learn all about the cultural dances of México. Improve your technique, poise, self-confidence and creative ability as well as deepening your understanding of and appreciation for the rich and colorful heritage that each dance represents. Performance opportunities each quarter in front of live audience. Free.

Instructor: G. Medina
Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center - Sequoia Room

Class code Fees Day/time Session dates
1957.201 Free W, 10–11 a.m.
Sept. 1–Dec. 1


Line Dancing

We do line dancing to rhythm and blues and hip-hop music as a great form to exercise, relieve stress and have lots of fun. Easy dance steps! No partners needed. Donations requested.

Instructor: Juanita
Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center - Sequoia Room

Class code Fees Day/time Session dates
1944.201 Donations requested 1st and 3rd Thursday monthly; 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Sept. 2–Dec. 16


Meditation & Accupressure with Patricia

Using movements to release tension, and stress, you can learn how easy it is to bring on a sense of calm and peace. In this class, you will also learn about locations and functions of acupressure points through instruction and hands-on practice

Instructor: Patricia (Foothill College)
Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center - Sequoia Room

Class code Fees Day/time Session dates
1959.201 Free W, 10 a.m.
Sept. 22–Dec. 15


Mind Exercises!

We have ongoing informal card games, chess, checkers, dominoes and puzzles to challenge you, exercise your mind and expand your knowledge. Have fun while you interact with others and improve your skills playing billiards. Don’t miss out on the entertainment and good times with friends! Lotería is played on Fridays. 

Instructor: Menlo Park staff
Location: Menlo Park Library - Senior Annex, Arrillaga Family Recreation Center - Sequoia Room

Fees Day/time Session dates
Free M-F, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Sept. 1–Dec. 17
Free F, 12:15–1 p.m.
Sept. 1–Dec. 17


Sewing & Crafts

This class is for adults who would like to lean basic sewing techniques, as well as to create simple and easy projects. Make something to take home weekly. Registration required.

Instructor: J. Thomson (Foothill College)
Location: Menlo Park Library - Senior Annex  

Class code Fees Day/time Session dates
1905.201 Free F, 10 a.m.–Noon Sept. 24–Dec. 10


Soul Line Dancing via Zoom

Put on your dancing shoes and put a little groove in your life! By joining this fun and soulful class, you have the opportunity to socialize and meet new friends while you learn easy-to-follow dance steps! Beginners welcome. No partners needed. Zoom link will be shared. Free.

Instructor: J. Croft (Foothill College)
Location: Online

Class code Fees Day/time Session dates
1945.201
Free M, Noon–1:30 p.m.
Sept. 20–Dec. 13


Strong for Life

Through a collaborative partnership with Stanford Hospital, you are invited to an exercise class that will help you with your balance, doing daily activities and more! Registration required. Donations requested.

Instructor: Stanford Hospital Staff
Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center - Sequoia Room

Class code Fees Day/time Session dates
1944.201 Donations requested F, 9:15–10 a.m.
Sept. 3–Dec. 17


Technology Roundtable

Bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop and learn how to work with them. This bilingual, patient teacher will walk you through every step of the way so you feel comfortable using your technology. Maximum 6 students per class.

Instructor: A. De La Quintana
Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center - Sequoia Room

Class code Fees Day/time Session dates
1990.202 Free F, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Sept. 3–Dec. 17


Travel Around the World in a Day!

No need to get a visa or passport! Stay in your seats while we travel throughout the world. Each Friday we will “visit” a new country and hear about the country we are visiting from our travel guide. In Spanish and English. Registration required.

Instructor: D. Fillin (Foothill College)
Location: Arrillaga Family Recreation Center - Sequoia Room

Class code Fees Day/time Session dates
1940.201 Free F, 11 a.m.
Sept. 24–Dec. 17