Self-Improvement Resources

Back-to-School Ideas for Grandparents

  • 10 steps to optimize your grandkids back-to-school Success
  • When the grandkids go back to school: How can the grandparents be a support?

Lifelong Learners

Activities Led by Your Favorite Milpitas Rec Instructors

  • Cici’s Sweet Treats’ Chef Jennifer Reyes teaches you fun recipes for one: Whipped Coffee
  • Spring Chickens’ instructor Fernanda Daldon leads balance and cardio chair exercises from her garden.

Other Activities for Seniors

  • Write your autobiography to share with the younger generation. Here are some writing prompts to  Jumpstart the Memories.
  • Listen to free Audible books.
  • Work in the garden. Here are five great tips to make gardening more comfortable for older folks.
  • Play online brain games. Here are online games compiled by AARP and another great list of free games.
  • Exercise at home with the Silver Sneakers Chair Workout.
  • Sing online karaoke. Choose from oldies, musical theatre, jazz and more.
  • Learn a new line dance. Youtube has lots of free video tutorials, like these designed for seniors by Jenny McClendon.

Resources for Seniors

  • Barbara Lee Senior Center Senior Nutrition Program – Pre-order and pick up to-go lunch for ages 60+. Suggested donation $3, but no senior turned away for lack of funds.
  • Meals on Wheels – Register for delivery of 14 free meals per week for ages 60+ and disabled individuals. During to Shelter-in-Place restrictions, seniors who may not have previously qualified as mobility-challenges now qualify.
  • Bay Area stores offering special senior shopping hours during Shelter-in-Place, compiled by the folks at
  • Great information on Nutrition for Seniors, recommended by the Mendelson family.
  • Institute on Aging’s Friendship Line – Trained volunteers make outreach calls to and staff a crisis line for lonely, depressed, isolated or suicidal adults 60+.