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Talking Tech 4 Seniors

Talking Tech 4 Seniors – Free

Why Zoom? Which apps are right for me?

Want to demystify technology while creating more meaningful social connection? You’ll learn tips and tricks to use a computer, or other devices, and access the internet to better connect with family, friends and virtual communities. Zoom opens a world of classes and activities for exercise, learning and fun. The internet and apps offer new options for online shopping, deliveries and resources like virtual travel and museum tours. Learn and feel safe.

Join our virtual classes over 8 weeks from February 1st starting with the very basics and building up your tech knowledge as you go. Beginners join from the start. If you are an intermediate, join just the classes you need.

Mondays 10:30am-12:00pm (February 1st – March 29th)

Feb 1, 10:30am-12:00pm: Intro to Digital Literacy (Part 1)

Feb 8, 10:30am-12:00pm: Intro to Digital Literacy (Part 2)

Feb 22, 10:30am-12:00pm: Understanding Your iPad/iPhone (Part 1)

Mar 1, 10:30am-12:00pm: Understanding Your iPad/iPhone (Part 2)

Mar 8, 10:30am-12:00pm: Computer Basics for PC (Part 1)
Mar 8, 1:00pm-2:30pm: Computer Basics for Mac (Part 1)

Mar 15, 10:30am-12:00pm: Computer Basics for PC (Part 2)
Mar 15, 1:00pm-2:30pm: Computer Basics for Mac (Part 2)

Mar 22, 10:30am-12:00pm: Intermediate Computer (Part 1)

Mar 29, 10:30am-12:00pm: Intermediate Computer (Part 2)


The YMCA is offering a variety of free Senior virtual group exercise classes.

Senior Virtual Group Exercise Classes:


Senior Zumba Gold

Senior Yoga

Senior Stretch


Senior Strength

Senior Yoga

Senior Qi Gong (Cantonese)


Senior Yoga

Senior Feldenkra

Senior Strength

Senior Zumba Gold


Senior Strength

Senior Yoga

Senior Feldenkra


Senior Strength

Senior Yoga

Senior Zumba Gold

Senior Tai Chi



Senior Connect

Technology 4 Life is offering a workshop for seniors who want to learn to use iPads and tablets and what they can do on the internet. No device? No problem! We have iPads and tablets for you to try while we teach you some basics.

Learn how to use the internet to shop without driving or how to catch a bus to the doctor’s office or to the movie theater or where to find answers to personal medical issues. Learn how to use the internet safely and protect your privacy Come join other beginners just like you.

Covia Well Connected

Well Connected is a free telephone and online community program consisting of participants, staff, facilitators, presenters, and other volunteers brought to you by Covia. Each Well Connected session offers groups and classes on a wide range of topics and meets 365 days a year, so there’s always a chance to connect.

To join or call (877) 797-7299 to register by phone

Fall Class Schedule:

Open Lab

compLabUse our desktops for your own purposes, access internet, etc. Volunteer staff available for advice on problems with your electronic devices; laptops, tablets, etc., and can help with software applications. Call 415-456-9062 for more information.

Healthy@Home Workshops

Vivalon is proud to partner with AyaPlaces to present Healthy@Home Workshops, learn how to transform your home into a safer, more comfortable, and more joyful place. Healthy@Home is a series of FREE online sessions featuring leading home design and “living in place” experts as well as master teachers from a variety of different disciplines – from cooking to gardening and more.

This dynamic partnership between Vivalon and Ayaplaces will be taking a holiday break, but we’ll be back in 2021 with a new lineup of free online classes designed to help you thrive at home. In the meantime, check out our growing archive of recorded sessions at It’s a virtual smorgasbord of expert-led topics including all the following:

Decluttering & Reorganizing: 5 Easy Steps

Home Fit: Simple Home Safety Modifications for Better Living

Granny Flats: They’re not just for Granny anymore!

Community Living: Is it for you?

Cooking Matters I: Kitchen Safety & Accessibility

Cooking Matters II: The Mind Diet

Pleasure is Ageless!

The Lifelong Gardener

Holistic Healing with CBD

Food Bank

Food Bank Vivalon
3rd Wed of the month, 9:30am-12:30pm

Every third Wednesday of the month, Vivalon participates in the Supplemental Food Program, where on average, 66 older adults and 5 children receive food boxes that include a variety of quality foods such as tuna, rice, cheese, pasta and peanut butter. This is a Federal program being offered in Marin for the first time. It is designed to serve those individuals who do not participate in the WIC food stamp program. If you live in Marin, are 60 years old and your income is less than $1,265/month (or you have a child younger than 6 years old and your family does not participate in WIC), you may be eligible for the Supplemental Food Program. Food boxes include a variety of quality foods such as tuna, rice, cheese, pasta and peanut butter. Please bring original form of ID, proof of income, and proof of residency.

For more information on the required documentation, call Shirley Chen, SFP Senior Program Coordinator, at 415-282-1900 x370.

Beginning Hula

Beginning January 14                                                                      Aloha! Practice the Hawaiian spiritual dance form known as Hula (Auana), with Charlotte Kobayashi

With its slow and relaxing nature, Hula allows for all to participate.

We encourage members who take part in this 4-week program, to enjoy from beginning to end for the full benefit of learning one or two hulas. Occasionally, this class may extend beyond the 30 minutes as needed. To join in by Zoom: Click the following link:



Beginning/Intermediate Conversational Spanish

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Intermediate Spanish: Tuesdays, 1-3 pm, $2/3 per class, No need to preregister; drop-ins welcome.

Beginning Spanish: Tuesdays, 3-4 pm, $2/3 per class, No need to preregister; drop-ins welcome.

Instructor: Carol Costa


Vivalon has collaborated with  Age-Friendly Center

What is Age Friendly? An age-friendly world enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age. It is a place that makes it easy for older adults to stay connected to people that are important to them.

We encourage you to take a look at what’s available and sign up for these FREE classes and events.


December 18:“Life Reflections & Looking Ahead to 2021”

Smartphone Classes (iPhone and Android)

To learn more about a small group, individualized training offered by the State-funded California Telephone Access Program (CTAP), call 1-866-271-1540, email or follow this link. CTAP also offers free specialized phones for those who are mobility, hearing, or sight-impaired, call 1-800-806-1191 or visit




Marin County Free Library

The Marin County Free Library offers many other services in addition to reading materials. Library Beyond Walls brings materials to homebound patrons and the Literacy program serves both families and individuals. Furthermore, through their website, or eBranch, they continue to provide information and reading material for patrons at home, work, or school even when their physical branches are closed. They offer access to over 400,000 streaming and downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos, and digital magazines.

Link to the Marin County Free Library (MCFL) homepage with library services & featured offerings –

  • Includes access to ‘Adults & Seniors’ library blog posts and Marin local history (plus, the New York Times, Mango Languages, eBooks & eAudio, etc., for Library cardholders)
  • Online library card application for new patrons – 

Learn more about classical music:

How to start a journal:

MCFL Library Reference assistance – 415-473-2272, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am-6:00 pm – for help downloading and/or streaming ebooks, e-audiobooks, magazines, movies, and music. (For assistance via email or chat, visit

Point Reyes Library- ESL

Point Reyes Library Free Online ESL Classes On Zoom! Located at the gateway to the Point Reyes National Seashore, they offer monthly computer classes and book clubs, bi-monthly storytimes (except during summer) as well as many programs for all ages. Spanish language materials for children, teens, and adults. Spanish-speaking staff is available.

Class Schedule 


2:00-4:00 pm All levels

6:00-8:00 pm Beginner


12:30-2:30 pm All levels

6:30-8:00 pm Intermediate


2:00-4:00 pm All levels


2:00-4:00 pm Beginner

12:00-2:00 pm All level

To enroll today email ARUSSO@MARINCOUNTY.ORG or call 415-663-1849 indicate which class you are interested in and you will be provided the zoom information.

Using iPhone/iPad and Android Smart Phones & Tablets

In this class, we will take you through common tasks like making phone calls, sending a text message, watching a video clip on YouTube, and surfing the Web. You’ll learn fundamentals such as configuring the security options for safe and private use, finding and installing apps, adjusting the brightness of the display, working with a wireless network and more. See how smart your device really is! Call 415-456-9062 for more information.

Lou Walker Senior Center

The Lou Walker Senior Center is a offers a variety of classes for active seniors available by phone or zoom. Established in 2006, they offer spaces and amenities to meet the needs and interests of today’s active older adults with activities that stimulate the mind and body to remain active. Join free classes via zoom with their members at the Lou Walker Senior Center! *All classes are Eastern Standard Time*

Highway 61

We have partnered with Highway61 to offer you real-time, conversation groups including Aging Alone Support Group, Trivia, French Culture, Entrepreneurs Circle, Opera, Classic Movies, and more. Seniors from all over the US are on Highway61 and it is a great way to stay connected. If you’d like to attend one of the virtual discussion groups, here are the instructions: need a code to join which you can receive from us or by emailing and letting them know that you are from Vivalon.


iPhone/iPad and Android Smart Phone & Tablet Applications

You’ve learned the basics and now want to find out the applications “apps” the cool kids are using. There are apps for everything. In this workshop, we’ll highlight the most popular, fun and useful apps to get the most out of your i-device. Call 415-456-9062 for more information.

Social Call

We’re all feeling a bit disconnected during this time of extended social distancing. One phone call, once a week, can make a huge difference. Vivalon is a proud partner with Covia to provide a friendly visit and social connection through Social Call. Connect on the phone to chat with a friendly volunteer and create connection during this time of isolation. To join Social Call please call Vivalon Guest Services at 415-456-9062.

Intro to Computers (Windows)

Start at the very beginning and get an overview of what a personal computer can do for you, in this hands-on course. Designed for first-time computer user, you will learn how to start your computer and turn it off, use the mouse and keyboard to perform basic computer tasks, use Windows components to create and print a document, identify the basic parts of a computer and their use, search the Internet to find information and set up an email account. Call 415-456-9062 for more information.


Tuesdays 10:00 am-10:30 am via conference call and zoom, Free, Registration Required

A perfect opportunity to socialize and win prizes. Play BINGO from the comfort of your own home!

Please call 415-456-9062 by Thursday to play Bingo the following Tuesday.

You will be provided with the conference call number and zoom information upon registration.

College of Marin

The Fall schedule features over 100 different enrichment classes that will be offered on Zoom, allowing participants to engage with a range of topics and connect with others from home.

We are excited to adapt community education courses to support a safe experience during this time and make Fall learning opportunities available widely. Registration begins July 28th, and scholarships are available by application for older adults to register at reduced rates!