Q. I’m moving to the Silicon Vally/San Jose area from San Diego and I’m looking for active living opportunities for seniors and proximity to good health care facilities. Can you help me identify my options?
There is a lot to offer active adults in San Jose. First and foremost we are blessed with some of the best medical facilities in the country. Locally, some of the options are the world renowned Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, the University of San Francisco Medical Center, and the extensive Kaiser Medical System available throughout the Bay Area.
Secondly, the community and senior centers offer a great deal of activities to choose from and there is almost one in every neighborhood. These centers provide everything from organized trips to Las Vegas to computer classes, to community gardening. I have included a link but you can also search the web for senior centers San Jose and read about all the different activities.
Finally, the mass transit system is not as connected as other metro areas but if you choose the right neighborhood, you can access the light rail, Cal Train, and BART fairly easily. There also several transport services in the area to help those with special needs.
I believe the strongest vote for San Jose and elders is the variety of activities the city has to offer. Theater, community groups, an active library system, and lots of volunteer opportunities allow many opportunities for the active adult. Contact me if you would like more specific information about a certain area of San Jose.
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