The pursuit of knowledge through lifelong learning—whether it’s learning a new skill, joining an exercise class or volunteering — has wonderful benefits for seniors of all ages.

Lifelong learning opportunities keep your mind sharp, improve your memory, increase your self-confidence, help you meet people who share your interests, and build on skills you already have.

Community Education

Nothing transforms the aging experience like feeling young and fit, both mentally and physically. Open to all seniors in the community at no or low cost, we offer fun classes that engage, educate and increase awareness.

For more information about classes and activities, contact Tim Ruis at (619) 487-0727.

Health Benefits Advocacy

Three fulltime Consumer Center bilingual advocates work Monday – Friday, with offices in the Dining Hall and upstairs. These advocates provide seniors with free legal assistance concerning Medicare, Medi-Cal, and other health care access issues. Call 619-235-6572, ext. 352 for an appointment, or email us at

Bud and Esther’s Cyber Café

The Cyber Café, managed by the Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy (the health care team of the Legal Aid Society of San Diego), is open seven days per week. Seniors receive computer help as well as assistance with public benefits. Volunteers and student interns assist in café operations. For additional information, call 619-235-6572, ext. 404, or email us at

Civic Engagement

Through our Civic Engagement classes, seniors are able to discover their talents and abilities. Older adults are encouraged to form relationships with others and participate in meaningful activities to enhance the quality of their lives and give back to the community. Seniors volunteer not only at Serving Seniors but also at local community organizations. They take an active role to shape our services. If you are interested in participating in the Civic Engagement class or are an organization in need of senior volunteers, contact Tim Ruis at (619) 487-0727.