Barbara Lee Senior Center -
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Several types of events are held each day/month at the Senior Center. Some are drop-in and some require pre-registration. Detailed information is available in our bi-monthly newsletter, the Senior Connection newlsetter.

Live Entertainment:

Wally’s Rhythm Rascals perform the 1st Friday of each month, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, and throughout the month during special events/celebrations.

Monthly Birthday Parties:

Senior Center Activity Card holders and regular lunch program participants are invited to celebrate their birthday parties on the 3rd Tuesday each the month. The celebration includes a birthday cake dessert, live entertainment and a gift drawing. Lunch reservations are required to attend this event.

BINGO:

Come test your luck and skills while playing BINGO at the Milpitas Senior Center. BINGO is played every Wednesday afternoon, 1:15 pm and the 1st and 2nd Tuesday evenings of the month, 6:00-8:00 pm. $5.00 minimum buy-in (Game Pack includes 10 games/6 cards per game). Additional packs are $4.00 each. Special Game cards are $1.00 each. Daubers also available for purchase.

Book Club:

“Calling All Book Worms!” If you are interested in joining the Senior Center Book Club, please contact the front desk for information on the book selections and dates for discussions. The club meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 am. Space is limited, so sign up early.

Crochet & Knit:

If you crochet and/or knit, this group is just for you! On Mondays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, you’ll be able to visit with others as you work on your projects. If you don’t know how to, here’s your chance to learn! We’ll collect donations of fabric and yarn and turn them into blankets, lap robes, wheelchair bags, walker bags and hats. We’ll then donate them to local hospitals and other charities. Questions? Call Joy Cox at (408) 432-1851, or us at (408) 586-3400.

Potluck Dinners & BINGO Nights:

Each month an evening potluck dinner and BINGO session is offered. Participants should bring a potluck item (entree, side dish or dessert), enough to serve 6-8 people. The Center provides the beverages and place settings. No pre-registration is needed, but a current Senior Center Activity Card membership is required. Following dinner, guests are welcome to stay for the BINGO session (minimum buy in is $5.00 for 6 cards per game/10 games played, additional packs are $4 each, daubers are $1 each). Sign-up at the Front Desk, or call (408) 586-3400.

Local Shopping Trips:

Let’s do a quick shopping trip to a local store. For those who have limited transportation resources, the Senior Center bus will leave the Senior Center at 10:30 am the 1st Thursday of each month for you to shop at a local store, such as Big Lots, Dollar Store, Wal-Mart or Ranch 99. The bus will return to the Senior Center at 11:30 am, in time for lunch services. Sign up the day of at the front desk.

Senior Center Idols:

Are you the next Senior Center “American Idol?” If so, come join us Fridays, except the 1st Friday each month, at 10:30 am to sing Karaoke and show us what you’ve got. A special thanks to the Senior Advisory Commission who approved funds to purchase the new karaoke equipment.

Fitness Programs:

Exercise videos geared towards seniors are shown every Monday and Thursday at 11:00 am. Come exercise with us using gentle and non-threatening movements to help you stretch and tone muscles, improve your balance and gait, and enhance the strength in your legs and arms. If you have limited mobility, these videos are perfect for you because they can be done while standing or sitting down! Star Trackers Walking Group is a walking program that allows participants to track how far they walk each week.  Staff leads Star Trackers on walks on Wednesdays and Fridays, starting at 10:30 am, around the Senior Center area.  As walkers reach certain mileage markers, they will receive incentive rewards.

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Game Room:

The Milpitas Senior Center has two game rooms for members to play in. The first room features five tables for playing games such as cards, Mah Jong, Backgammon, Checkers, Chess, Yahtzee, Dominos, Go or Chinese Chess. Please Note: Some days/times may be designated for specific game play. These games are available for your usage.

The second game room features two pool tables, and two ping pong tables. Participants wanting to use play these games must sign up on the sign-in boards next to each table.

Drop-in Activities for Mandarin Speaking Participants:

Chinese Folk Dance, Mondays, 9:45-10:45 am
Chinese Karaoke, Mondays, 1:00-3:30 pm
Yuen Chi Dance, Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00 pm
Chinese Crafts. Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 am
Ballroom Dance, Thursdays, 1:30-3:00 pm
Calligraphy, Fridays, 9:30-11:00 am
Chinese Chorus, Fridays, 9:30-10:30 am


Barbara Lee Senior Center Hours:
40 North Milpitas Boulevard Monday-Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: (408) 586-3400 TDD: (408) 586-3425  
Supervisor: Stephanie Douglas  

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