Education and Recreation
AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
1-800-424-2277 - English
1-877-342-2277 - Español
General information. There is currently no Santa Cruz chapter. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.
Santa Cruz Public Libraries
117 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 427-7700 ex. 7615
Books, DVDs, CDs, and audio delivered to people unable to get to the public library due to frailty, extended illness, disability, temporarily homebound, or other.
CABRILLO COLLEGE STROKE & DISABILITY LEARNING CENTER
6500 Soquel Drive HW 1000, Aptos, CA 95003
Education and support for persons who have experienced functional loss due to stroke or other acquired disability. Learn new knowledge and skills, regain abilities, and find ways to maintain maximum independence despite facing life-altering challenges.
CABRILLO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
318 Union Street, Watsonville, CA 95076
Accessibility Support Group HUB, 1000 Building, Room 1073
(831) 479-6421 TTY
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
1-800-777-0133 Automated 24/7
(510) 563- 8998 San Francisco/Oakland senior driver ombudsman. Helping drivers maintain their driving independence.
4400 Jade Street, Capitola, CA 95010
Courses of interest for all ages. Ask about senior discounts.
CITY OF SANTA CRUZ PARKS & RECREATION DOWNTOWN SENIORS
Louden Nelson Community Center
301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Recreation programs and computer classes for older adults. Call for up-to-date information.
1117 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
P.O. Box 8280, Santa Cruz, CA 95061
A community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members in Santa Cruz County. Senior Program for 60+ develops opportunities for social, educational, and recreational activities for LGBT seniors to enhance their quality of life.60+ has monthly meetings.
DOMINICAN HOSPITAL PEP
21340 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
PEP (Personal Enrichment Program) offers a variety of classes for seniors: health, exercise, investing, etc. Call for catalog.
PAJARO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education Main Office
294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA 95076
320 Rodriguez Street, Watsonville, CA 95076
319 La Fonda Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Arts and crafts, computers, Spanish, physical fitness, citizenship preparation and more. Wheelchair access.
PALO ALTO MEDICAL FOUNDATION HEALTH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
2880 Soquel Avenue, Suite 1, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Sponsors community education classes.
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, OPEN SPACE, AND CULTURAL SERVICES
at the Simpkins Family Swim Center
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 454-7929 Senior programs
Senior Capitola Mall walking program, classes, swimming and water exercise. Call for class locations and times.
Trip registration: (831) 454-7941
Fostering small business communities through mentoring and education.
SENIOR COMPUTER CENTER OF SANTA CRUZ Louden Nelson Community Center
301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Macintosh & PC computer training, iPads and other tablet devices for seniors.
P.O. Box 396, Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Brings the outdoors into lives of people with physical challenges & special needs. Provides beach access wheelchairs.
SMART DRIVER PROGRAM (831) 247-3097
Certificate for deduction on auto insurance available upon completion of class. Classes offered on monthly basis. Not limited to AARP members.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 459-0111 Automated directory
OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (formerly Lifelong Learners) – c/o STARS@UCSC
Over 600 members, mostly between 55 and 85, pursuing social, cultural and educational activities. More than 60 peer interest groups, two monthly lecture series, and short courses taught by emeriti faculty.
Transfer & Re-entry Students (STARS) (831) 459-2552
For students age 25 and over who are returning to school after a break in their education, students who are transferring from a community or other college, and students who are also parents.
Veteran Student Services (831) 459-2552
For students who are military veterans that are transitioning from the military to education.
WATSONVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OUR HEALTHY CIRCLE
75 Nielson Street, Watsonville, CA 95076
Chapter of national not-for-profit organization committed to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and up. Health and wellness, education, exercise, fun and discounts.
WATSONVILLE PARKS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
231 Union Street, Watsonville, CA 95076
Classes, trips and activities for seniors.