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Telephone: 408-615-3170
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9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1303 Fremont Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Contact Us
Email:Senior Center
Telephone: 408-615-3170
Fax: 408-246-0176

Monday – Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1303 Fremont Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Health and Wellness



In friendship and support,  here at the Senior Center, "Lucy the Goose" is a comforting reminder and given with friendship and support. The first flock of Lucys were created with love by Yolanda Bravo Mendieta of Diriamba, Nicaragua. The parable that best describes the inspiration for Lucy is expressed in Dr. Harry Clarke Noyes' description. 


Sense of a Goose (Dr. Harry Clarke Noyes)

When you see geese flying along in "V" formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way:

As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in "V" formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.

People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.

When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone, and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.

If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those people who are headed the same way we are.  When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point. It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs, whether with people or with geese flying south.  Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. What messages do we give when we honk from behind? 

When a goose gets sick or is wounded and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend, help, and protect. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies.  Only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation, to catch up with their group.

If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other. We, here at the Senior Center, embrace this parable about the community of geese, and strive to use these principles of wisdom to guide our work and our relationships.

Finally, and most importantly, we want you to know that we consider you one of the flock and will send  “Lucy the Goose” to remind you that we’re thinking of you and we wish you the best. 

In Friendship and Support

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Our Health & Wellness Program promotes health and independent living by connecting Santa Clara seniors, ages 50+, to services, information, and activities. The Programs Registered Nurses, in partnership with the Senior Center's Care Manager, work on situations requiring an in-depth assessment or on-going support.

Services are free and some may require an appointment. Call 408-615-3170 to set up a Health & Wellness appointment.

Health Promotion Activities

  • Wellness classes
  • Flu Shots
  • Hearing Testing
  • Health Screenings

Drop-in Services

  • Blood Pressure Clinic, Thursdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Wednesday Walk a Block, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Social Engagement and Support

Make your first new friend. Let us show you ways to meet people and have fun. Our friendly and experienced Registered Nurses can help you make connections with activities and services. Pass it on - when seniors are active and involved, their energy improves the spirit, energy, and vitality of others. Feeling good is contagious.

ID Fit Program

Santa Clara residents under the age of 50 with a qualifying disability or medical condition may utilize the Fitness Center and Natatorium. A completed Registration and Release of Liability Form is reviewed by the Health & Wellness staff for approval. For more information on the requirements of the ID Fit Program, read through the Senior Center Guidelines for Use.

Health Education and Coaching

  • Learn information about health issues that can affect your independence.
  • One-on-one coaching to determine your personal health priorities and goals. 
  • Classes and groups addressing current health trends and topics.

Support Groups

Our Support Groups teach you the tools to strengthen and enrich your life, whether you're coping with loss, trying to decide what retirement means, or just looking to climb out of a rut. No registration is required. Newcomers are always welcome. 


Check the Senior Center Monthly
Monthly Newsletter for dates & times, or call 408 615-3175 for more

Various support groups and workshops are offered throughout the year that address topics such as anxiety, stress reduction, grief, and relationships.  These groups change on a regular basis and space may be limited.


Mondays 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 205

Feeling lost or overwhelmed?  This support group can help you navigate life's changes.

 Clutter Free 2nd & last Thursday of each month
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room 205
This peer-led support group focuses on new skills and perspectives as we share strategies for managing all our stuff.

 A Few Good
 Men (and 
 Women too)

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 205

Come share some stories and laughs, current events, or just compare notes with a lively group who enjoy discussing what's on their minds.













Care Management Services

Care Management empowers older adults to live at home safely and independently.  The care manager provides information, support, and the advocacy needed to make decisions about care and to gain access to resources.  The care manager assesses needs, helps create an individualized care plan, and offers ongoing support to older adults and their families.

Who is eligible?

Santa Clara residents, age 60+, and their family members.

What is the cost?

Care Management services are provided by the City of Santa Clara with no fee to clients.

For more information regarding the Care Management program, please call the Front Desk office  at 408-615-3170.

10 Ways the Care Manager Can Help

  1. Food/ Meal Programs
  1. Outreach Paratransit
  1. Utility Bill Discounts
  1. Medi-Cal/In Home Support Services eligibility
  1. Advance Health Care Directive
  1. Home Safety Planning
  1. Home Repair or Modification Application
  1. Caregiver Support
  1. Adult Day Programs
  1. Housing Options

*Facilitated by supervised, pre-licensed therapists through partnership with Process Therapy Institute, a counseling and education-oriented non-profit organization.

This is not a primary medical treatment facility and the program does not replace direct care or treatment by your physician.

Last updated: 6/30/2015 10:36:49 AM