Activities for Seniors

Adult Beginner Biking

Want to start getting out on your bike but need a little help getting started? Biking offers us a fun, low-impact way to enjoy the outdoors and the San Geronimo Valley Community Center would like to help you get riding. We will be focusing on having fun and enjoying the outdoors in a low pressure environment. Our rides are designed for beginner level bikers who want to get some fresh air with other community members in a supportive and noncompetitive environment.

Get outdoors • Make friends • Get exercise

When: Wednesdays, 5/1-5/29
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
What to bring: All riders need to have a working bicycle, a properly fitting bicycle helmet, bike gloves, water and snacks. Protective eyewear, elbow, knee and shin pads are recommended.
Where: San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd

For more information, contact Emile at


Senior Strolls

Every Monday 1-2 pm
Following Senior Lunch

No need to RSVP. We will walk every Monday.

Where shoes you can walk in and bring appropriate layers.

Where: Meet at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center

Join the staff at the Community Center for a stroll around parts of the French Ranch Open Space Preserve

This 403 acre preserve was added to the MCOSD system in 2000. It incorporates the south-facing slope above the western end of the San Geronimo Valley. Together with the Gary Giacomini and Roy’s Redwoods Preserves, these lands constitute a major portion of the Lagunitas Creek watershed, so management practices in this area involve protecting and improving habitat for the endangered coho salmon.

Funding for this program, at least in part, is made available by Marin County Parks and Open Space Measure A Funding and by the Older Americans Act, administered locally by the Marin Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Adult Services.

Measure A protects the parks, opens spaces, and farmland that make Marin an extraordinary place to live, work, and play. By law, Measure A’s quarter-cent sales tax supports projects and programs that benefit parks, open space, and agricultural lands across Marin.

Senior Lunch
This very popular program has been operating since February 2009 and now takes place each Monday and Thursday from 12:00 pm-2:00pm. 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 barbecued chicken. All the main courses have great sides and salads and fresh fruit. It’s a great event for a healthy meal and good conversation with neighbors and friends. Suggested donation for seniors is $3.00 a meal and $6.00 for others.

During lunch, 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 exclusive group but open to all from all generations.

Monthly Field Trips
From movies and museums, the Center coordinates field trips to wonderful locations around the Bay Area in conjunction with West Marin Senior Services. Field trips leave from the San Geronimo Valley Community Center at 10:30 am. For more information and reservations, call Chloe Cook of the West Marin Senior Services at (415) 640-7442.

Handwork group with Rebecca Maloney & Denise Jackson

Do you love to knit? Or would you like to learn? Our informal and very friendly group of knitters meets for a few hours most every Thursday afternoon in the “Living Room” of the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. Questions?  More information? Rebecca Maloney  415-261-7583 or Denise Jackson 415-936-9286. Thursdays 1:00 PM

Mah Jongg
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. Friday afternoons from 1:00pm-3:30pm at the Center.

Ping Pong
A free program in the Community Gym offered by volunteer Jack Sayers. 1:00pm on Thursdays after the senior lunch.

Jazz in the Afternoon
Every week Judy Hall, Shawkie Roth and Geronimo play great jazz music for all. It’s free and takes place on Thursdays at 1:30pm in the Valley Room following the senior lunch.

Senior Art Exhibition
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 or contact Larry Rippee at (415) 488-8888 x252.

Volunteer Opportunities
We have many ways that seniors support the Center for its various programs and activities. Please call Nicole Ramirez at (415) 488-8888 x254 if you have some time to spare and we’ll find a job that fits your interests and schedule.

Funding for this program, at least in part, is made available by the Older Americans Act, administered locally by the Marin Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Adult Services.