Senior Programming

DeYoung Museum Sennior Field Trip

Senior Field trip to the DeYoung museum

What's for lunch this Monday or Thursday?


We, at the Community Center, honor the experience and wisdom of our elders. It is our goal to serve the senior population of the Valley with the highest dignity and respect. We encourage all the generations to reach across to one another to form a community where all can share their gifts with each other. It is a pleasure to see our seniors, preschoolers, baby boomers and gen-X ers forming bonds at our events. With this overarching goal we look for ways to continue to expand our relationship with the senior branch of Valley community.

The Community Center offers a variety of interesting and healthy programs events and activities especially for people 60 years of age and over. More than one in four of us Valley residents are in this age bracket – the fastest growing demographic in our community. Here’s a rundown of what we are offering at the Center to keep our lives vibrant. A number of other programs of interest to seniors are our performing arts programs, monthly visual arts shows and receptions in our galleries. There are also a variety of reasonably priced classes in Tai Chi, QiGong and Yoga offered by local private teachers and practitioners. For more details on these programs see our quarterly newsletter, Stone Soup.

Monday Senior Lunch - Noon (No Reservation Required) Thursday Senior Lunch - Noon (No Reservation Required)

Suggested donation for lunch for seniors 60 and over is $3. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Guests are asked to pay $6 for lunch.  For information call Suzanne at 488-8888. ext. 251. Scroll down for menus and more details.

Emergency Food Pantry
Thursdays at 1-2 pm in the West Room for people attending the Senior Lunch. Fresh nutritious food to prepare healthy meals at home. (The Food Pantry is also open on Mondays from 9am-5pm)

Monthly Field Trips to Movies and Museums
Leaving from the San Geronimo Valley Community Center at 10:30 am
Call Chloe Cook 415-640--7442 at West Marin Senior Services for more information and reservations.

Senior Book Club
The Book Club meets on the second Monday of each month at 10:30am. If you like to read and want to connect with others, please join us.

Mah Jongg!
Friday afternoons from 1:00 until 3:30 at the SGVCC. Come and play or learn from experienced players who are happy to teach us newbies all about Mah Jongg. Bring your set if you have one.

Ping Pong
1pm on Thursdays after Senior Lunch. A free program in the Community Gym offered by volunteer Jack Sayers.

Jazz in the Afternoon
Thursdays at 1:30pm in the Valley Room following Senior Lunch. Every week Judy Hall, Shawkie Roth and Geronimo play great jazz music for all. Free.

Growing Old Gracefully -- a Senior Peer Counseling Group.
-- Wednesdays from 10:10 to 11:25 am. Volunteer counselors help senior members of our community sort through the transitions and realities of aging that we all face: the loss of independence and control, isolation, and declining physical health. Limited to 10 Seniors. Sign up with Suzanne, 488-8888, ext. 251. To sign up or for more information call Sarah Brewster at 488-0419 or e-mail her a

Arts and Events
Each year we have a gallery show of art work from our very talented senior artists and crafters. Watch for the announcement of the annual Senior Art Show. Contact Larry Rippee about visual arts at 488-8888 x 252. Musicians -- are you interested in performing at the Center? Let’s talk.

Volunteer Opportunities
We have many ways that seniors support the Center for its various programs and activities. Please call Suzanne at 488-8888, ext. 251 if you have some time to spare and we will try to find a job that fits your interests and schedule.


The Lunch Menu

Good Earth Natural Foods Provides the Food For Senior Lunch!

Senior Lunch Mondays and Thursdays at Noon

Senior Lunch Menus
January 2017 Menu

Thursday January 5th
Quiche Lorraine w/ham
Broccoli & WW Roll
Green Salad
Fruit Bowl

Monday, January 9th
Eggplant Parmesan
Minestrone Soup w/Kidney Beans
Seasonal Fruit & Romaine Salad

Thursday, January 12th
Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
Sautéed Garlic Zucchini
Green Salad & WW Roll

Monday, January 16th
Closed in Observance for
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

Thursday January 19th
BBQ Chicken
Brown Rice & Baked Beans
Coleslaw & Fresh Fruit w/Yogurt

Monday, January 23rd
Chicken Caesar Salad w/Romaine
Lentil Soup w/Spinach
WW Roll
Seasonal Fresh Fruit

Thursday January 26th
Turkey Tacos
Pinto Beans & Mexican Brown Rice
Marinated Slaw
Seasonal Fresh Fruit
Salsa, Cheese & Sour Cream

Monday January 30th


This very popular program has been operating since February 2009 at the Center. We have delicious well-balanced meals brought in from the kitchens of Good Earth Natural Foods with new menus every week. Some of the most popular meals are taco day, eggplant parmesan, and barbequed chicken. All the main courses have great sides and salads and fresh fruit. It’s the happening event for a healthy meal and great conversation with neighbors and friends. Suggested donation for seniors is $3 a meal and $6 for others. We now have Senior Lunch two times a week. There are often additional activities offered; such as Health Fairs, book readings, exercise classes and more. There are weekly visits from West Marin Senior Services and monthly visits from a County Health Nurse as well educational material always present to help to address Senior issues. As with all our programming this is not an excusive group but open to all from all generations.

Sgvcc Senior Lunch CrewThe lunches start at noon.There is a $3 donation for Seniors and a $6 fee for non-seniors.

For additional info or the make a reservation contact Suzanne at 488-8888 ext. 251 or email

San Geronimo Valley Community Center Upcoming Senior Lunch Menus and Activities

Some of our regular volunteers are on summer vacation and others are returning to school in a few weeks.  The Monday and Thursday Senior Lunch at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center could use a few volunteers for the months of August and September to help serve lunch to the wonderful group of 30 or so seniors who have lunch here on Thursday afternoons.  We need people who can help set-up, serve and clean-up starting at 11 am until 1:30pm. 

Senior 8th Grade Interview Project
Thirty-one 8th grade students in the Lagunitas School District, met with individual Valley elders, taking pictures, recording personal interviews, taking notes, videos and tape recordings. Their extensive oral histories, along with photos of the people interviewed are available here. Movie below by John Lawson