For Seniors (50+) Specifically:
Seniors Social Meetups in San Jose: http://seniors-social.meetup.com/cities/us/ca/san_jose/. Examples of types of groups (to name a few): Quicksilver Seniors Hiking Group, Vintage Women of the South Bay, Bay Pickleball (it’s a sport), Adventures in History and Culture, etc.
Bay Area Older Adults: (408) 774-0593, http://www.bayareaolderadults.org/home. The vision of Bay Area Older Adults is to create sustainable communities of adult’s age 50+ who participate in healthy activities together, socialize and support each other.
Heart of the Valley Services: (408) 241-1571, http://www.servicesforseniors.org/services.html. Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors offers a variety of services including transportation, handyman services, paperwork, computer assistance, visitation, and respite, just to name a few.
Yu-Ai Kai: (408) 294-2505, http://yuaikai.org/. Yu-Ai Kai’s mission is to promote healthy aging, successful independent living, and advocate for all seniors, while embracing Japanese American tradition.
Additional County Sites (Senior Centers):
San Jose Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services – Active Adults 50+: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=578. Classes include, but are not limited to: Arthritis Exercise Program, Bridge Class (all levels), Chair Exercise, Cardio Circuit for the active adult, Dance Fit, Gentle Yoga, Happy Singers, etc.
City of Santa Clara Senior Center: (408) 615-3178 http://santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=2832. Senior Center activities specific to City of Santa Clara activities include Newcomer Social, Ballroom Dancing, Travel Talk, Games, Crafts, Ping Pong, etc.
Morgan Hill Centennial Recreation Senior Center: (408) 782-1284, http://www.morganhill.ca.gov/259/50-Adults. 50+ Adults activities through Centennial Recreation Senior Center in Morgan Hill include Watercolor, Knitting, Scrapbooking, and Age Well/Drive Smart.
Cupertino Senior Center: (408) 777-3150, http://www.cupertino.org/index.aspx?page=182. Cupertino Senior Center offers socials, a travel program, classes, services for seniors as well as Seniors Helping Seniors, all for the “50+ Scene”.
Saratoga Senior Center: (408) 868-1257, http://www.sascc.org/senior-center/. Saratoga Senior Center offers approximately 600 members an extensive program of recreation, health screenings, education, social events, exercise, counseling and other services.
Colleges and Universities for Adults:
Foothill College: (650) 949-6955, http://www.foothill.edu/news/newsfmt.php?sr=2&rec_id=3708. Foothill College offers Community Education Classes including Swimming, Yoga, Fitness Boot Camps and more.
De Anza Community College: (408) 865-8817, http://deanza.augusoft.net/. De Anza Community College offers Community Short Courses. These are 6 weeks long courses help on campus or some are off site.
West Valley College: (408) 867-2200, http://westvalley.edu/community-education/. West Valley College, you will find useful courses to help in a new career, your everyday life, or simply something you have always wanted to learn.
San Jose City College: (408) 298-2181, http://www.sjcc.edu/community/art-lecture-series. San Jose City College invites you to enjoy the wisdom, insights and talent of outstanding scholars and performers in our Community Arts & Lectures Program.
San Jose State University: (408) 924-1000, http://www.sjsu.edu/openuniversity/index.html. SJSU Open University- Open University students can grow professionally, enrich their lives, prepare for a career change, or give university life a try.
Santa Clara University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: (408) 554-2382, http://www.scu.edu/osher/. Santa Clara University has the OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute. There are many opportunities to take classes on all sorts of topics as well as travel and Special Interest Groups (Hiking, Biking, Book Club, Photography, etc.)