Senior Center Programs, Events and Presentations

The Barbara Lee Senior Center offers a wide variety of special events, presentations and drop-in programs to appeal to adults ages 50+. To attend Programs and Events at the facility, you will need a current Senior Center membership, or if you are visiting as a non-member, check in at the Front Desk to request a Visitor Pass.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, while in-person gatherings are restricted under Public Health Orders, most Senior Center Programs and Events are being offered virtually or as drive-thru events,

Milpitas Assistance Program participants may use their discount toward this program.

For more detailed information about our programs and events, read our Senior Connection newsletter.

For additional questions or help registering, contact the Senior Center, (408) 586-3400.

Top of the Morning Pancake Breakfast
Friday, March 17 – 8:30 a.m.

Let’s Par-Tea
Saturday, May 6 – 11 a.m.-1p.m.

Senior Adventures-Around the World Tastings

  • March 15
  • April 19
  • May 17

Age Well, Drive Smart Course
Tuesday, February 14 at 9 a.m.
Open to ages 65+

The Age Well, Drive Smart class is an educational program designed to help seniors tune up their driving skills, refresh their knowledge of road rules of the road, and discuss normal age related physical changes and how they affect driving ability. This free two-hour class will give seniors the tools to drive safer and longer. Space is limited. Register for this class at the Front Desk or by calling the Senior Center at (408) 586-3400.

Fitness Center Orientation
Third Mondays, 1 p.m.

Let the Senior Center help you stay on track with your goal of being healthy. The cost to use the Fitness Center is just $1.50 per visit. Passes are sold in increments of 5, 10, 15, and 20 visits. We offer free Fitness Room Orientations on the third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. A personal trainer will go over the proper use of all the equipment in the room with you. A certified personal trainer can meet with you to talk about your needs and goals, put together a workout schedule and help train you in the Fitness Center. Clients schedule and pay for their training sessions directly with the trainer. For more information, contact the Senior Center Front Desk at (408) 586-3400.

Chinese Folk Dance9-10 a.m.Dance Room
Chair Yoga & Pilates10:30-11:30 a.m.Dance Room
Plaza Dancing1:30-2:30 p.m.Dance Room
Book Club10:30-11:30 a.m.3rd TuesdayRoom 140/141
Quilting & Sewing12:00-3:30 p.m.Every 4th Tuesday in February, April, June, August, October, and DecemberRoom 140/141
Yuan Chi Dance1:30-3:00 p.m.Dance Room
Pop Choir10-11 a.m.Room 146
Bridge Social1-3 p.m.Room 146
Ballroom Lead Training1-2 p.m.Dance Room
Ballroom Instruction2-4:30 p.m.Community Room
Conversation English10 a.m. - 12 p.m.Room 140/141
Bridge Social1-3 p.m.Room 146
Ballroom Instruction2-4:30 p.m.Community Room
Karaoke Time2-4:30 p.m.Room 140/141
Chair Yoga & Pilates9:30-10:30 a.m.Dance Room
Calligraphy (Chinese)9:30-11:30 a.m.Art Room
Chinese Folk Dance11 a.m.-12 p.m.Dance Room
Hand & Foot (card game)12-4 p.m.Room 140/141
Friday Dance Fever2-3:30 p.m.Community Room

The Barbara Lee Senior Center is here to help you with resources. We have many services available, including legal assistance, medical insurance counseling, nutrition and more.

Device Tech Help
Fridays, 2- 3 p.m. By appointment only

Get one-on-one assistance with your mobile device every Friday. Learn how to operate your smartphone and get the most out of using mobile devices. This will be a 20-minute one-on-one question and answer session with our volunteer, Chiara. Chiara is a manager at PayPal, leading a team of engineers to create artificial intelligence solutions to prevent financial fraud. She has a strong commitment to assisting older persons in utilizing technology to improve their quality of life.

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)
First and third Tuesdays (English and Vietnamese) 10 a.m.-Noon
Every third Monday (English and Mandarin) 10 a.m.- Noon
By appointment only for one-hour counseling sessions

The Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) of Sourcewise is not affiliated with any insurance company and offers unbiased information with individual counseling to help you make informed decisions about Medicare and Medi-Cal coverage.

AARP Tax Aide

This year, the AARP Foundation Tax Aides can be contacted directly to help you to complete and electronically file your taxes. This free service is provided by trained volunteers through AARP Foundation Tax Aides and gives special attention to those ages 50+. To find a location where this service is provided, please contact AARP directly at 1(888) 227-7669 or email

Senior Adults Legal Assistance (SALA)
2nd Wednesday of each month
30 minute appointments from 10 a.m.-Noon.

SALA is a non-profit elder law office whose mission is to support older persons in their efforts to live safely, independently, non-institutionalized, and with dignity. Established in 1973, SALA provides free legal services and community education to Santa Clara County residents who are age 60 or older. There is no income eligibility qualification to use SALA’s services. SALA’s attorney staff provides a range of legal services from simple advice/referrals to comprehensive legal representation. SALA’s caseload consists of legal matters that private attorneys typically do not handle and that have a great impact on elders most in need in our community. For more information and to schedule a 30-minute appointment, contact the Senior Center Front Desk at (408) 586-3400.

Milpitas Assistance Program

You or someone you know may be eligible for discounts on recreation programs, water or sewer utility bills, and residential building permits for replacement water heater, furnace, air conditioner units or electrical panels. Milpitas residents who participate in qualified Federal, State or County programs, such as Medicaid or Medi-Cal, SSI or food stamps are eligible and households at or below the California Housing and Community Development income levels for this area qualify. Milpitas residents experiencing temporary financial hardship due to job loss, loss of the primary wage earner or serious illness may also be eligible. Those enrolled in the Milpitas Assistance Program also receive updates on other resources valuable to low-income residents. For more information, contact Social Services Coordinator Saul Gonzalez at (408) 586-3405, or visit