Literacy Program Tutor Orientations

Sept 21 or 24  | Volunteer Center- 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz

Join the Literacy Program for a free one-hour orientation to learn more about becoming a tutor to a motivated adult learner. No teaching or foreign language skills necessary, just a desire to be of service. We provide training and match you with the right student. Orientations are held at the Santa Cruz Volunteer Center.

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Be the Difference Awards Gala

Thurs. Oct 10, 2019 |  11:30-1:30 PM | Cocoanut Grove

Join us as we celebrate the celebrate our top 50 nominees and 5 outstanding honorees at the 2019 Be the Difference Awards Gala Lunch. The Gala is annually attended by more than 400 local trail-blazers for good with representation from non-profits, local government, community members, and business leaders. We hope you will be one of them.

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Senior Tech Support Program

Sat. Sept. 7th or 21st from 12-3PM @ Louden Nelson Senior Computer Center

Seniors are invited to drop in for free tech, app, and internet support to gain the skills you desire to stay connected with your friends and family online.  YouthServe teens and adult mentors will be available to provide one on one support and answer your questions about the devices you own- phones, laptops, ipads, cameras etc.  The program is available free of charge for all interested seniors. Please Note: Computers are available for internet use questions but if you have questions specific to a device, please bring this with you.

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Matter of Balance Workshop for Seniors

Aug 1- Sept 19 | 9:30-11:30am Watsonville Senior Center | SPANISH SPEAKING ONLY

Join our Senior Programs Staff for this free class. A MATTER OF BALANCE emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change your environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. Attendees are asked to commit to all classes for 8 weeks. Registration Required. No drop-ins.

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We're Still Here Exhibition at the MAH

Now through September 22, 2019 | Santa Cruz MAH-705 Front St. Santa Cruz, CA

Volunteer Center Senior Program Staff have teamed up with artists, seniors, and fellow advocates of C3 to create artwork about what it’s like to be a senior experiencing loneliness or isolation in Santa Cruz County.  This exhibition shares local seniors' personal stories with social isolation and provides community members with opportunities to take action for a more inclusive community.

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