Education and Recreation

Contact senior centers for activities.

AARP (AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS)
1-800-424-2277
www.aarp.org
General information. There is currently no Santa Cruz Chapter. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern.

BOOK BUDDIES
Santa Cruz Public Libraries
117 Union Street
Santa Cruz 95060
427-7700 ex:7615
www.santacruzpl.org
Books, DVD’s, CD’s and audio delivered to people unable to get to the public library due to frailty, extended illness, disability, temporarily homebound or other.
 

BOOKS ALOUD
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Library
150 E. San Fernando Street
San Jose 95112
408-808-2616
www.booksaloud.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Audio library for the blind, visually impaired, physically and learning disabled of all ages. Free of charge mail service.

CABRILLO COLLEGE STROKE & Disability Learning CENTER
6500 Soquel Drive HW 1000
Aptos 95003
477-3300
www.strokecenter.com
Education and suport for persons who have experienced loss due to stroke or other acquired disability. Learn new knowledge and skills, regain abilitis, and find ways to maintain maximum independnece despite facing life-altering challenges.

CABRILLO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos 95003
479-6100
www.cabrillo.edu
Watsonville Center
318 Union Street
Watsonville 95076
786-4700
Accessibility Support Group
HUB
1000 Bldg, Room 1073
479-6379, 479-6421 (TTY)

CAPITOLA RECREATION
4400 Jade Street
Capitola 95010
475-5935
www.cityofcapitola.org/recreation
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 95060
420-6180
www.nelsoncenter.com
Recreation programs and computer classes for older adults. Call for up-to-date information.

DIVERSITY CENTER
1117 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz 95062
PO Box 8280
Santa Cruz 95061

425-5422
www.diversitycenter.org
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
610 Frederick Street, Room 101
Santa Cruz 95062
457-7099
www.dominicanhospital.org
PEP (Personal Enrichment Program) offers a variety of classes for seniors: health, exercise, investing, etc. Located in the Education Building. Call for catalog.

PALO ALTO MEDICAL FOUNDATION
Health Education Department
2880 Soquel Ave, Suite 1
Santa Cruz 95062
479-6628
www.pamf.org
Sponsors community education courses.

PAJARO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education

Main Office
294 Green Valley Road
Watsonville 95076
786-2160
www.waae.pvusd.net

320 Rodriguez Street
Watsonville, 95076
786-8225
319 La Fonda Avenue
Santa Cruz 95062
350 Taylor Street
Santa Cruz 95060
429-3966
Arts and crafts, computers, Spanish, physical fitness, citizenship preparation and more. Programs are offered at Santa Cruz High School and other schools in the district.

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, OPEN SPACE AND CULTURAL SERVICES
at the Simpkins Family Swim Center
979 17th Avenue
Santa Cruz 95062
454-7946
454-7929 Senior Programs
454-7941 Trip Registration
www.scparks.com
Senior Capitola Mall walking program, classes, swimming and water exercise. Call for class locations and times.

SENIOR COMPUTER CENTER OF SANTA CRUZ
Louden Nelson Community Center
301 Center Street
Santa Cruz 95060
420-6180
www.seniorcomputer.org
Macintosh & PC computer training, ipads and other tablet devices for seniors.

SHARED ADVENTURES
PO Box 396
Santa Cruz 95061
459-7210
www.sharedadventures.org
Brings the outdoors into lives of people with physical challenges & special needs.

SMART DRIVER PROGRAM (Formerly AARP 55 Alive Mature Driving Program)
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 95064
459-0111 – Automated Directory
OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (FORMERLY LIFELONG LEARNERS)
c/o STARS@UCSC 459-2552
stars.ucsc.edu
Over 600 members, mostly between 55 and 85 pursuing social, cultural and educational activities. More than four dozen peer interest groups, two monthly lecture series, and short courses taught by Emeriti faculty.
Re-entry and Transferring Services
459-2552
stars.ucsc.edu
For students age 25 and over who are returning to school after a break in their education, or younger students who are transferring from a community college.
Veteran Student Services 502-7240
stars.ucsc.edu/veteran/
For students who are military veterans that are transitioning from the military to education.

WATSONVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL SENIOR CIRCLE
75 Nielson Street
Watsonville 95076
763-6092
www.watsonvillehospital.com
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 95076
763-3240
www.watsonvillerec.com
Classes, trips and activities for seniors.