January Newsletter

View or download the January Newsletter for detailed information such as the lunch menu and special activities during the month. Information about Bingo and other ongoing activities as well as upcoming activities can be found in the seasonal Class Schedule Newsletter.

Southside Winter Class Schedule

The Southside Winter Class Schedule is available in the Southside Administration Office.
View the Winter Newsletter for class schedule information.

Pajama Rama Celebration-Friday January 26, 2018 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

Join our Senior Nutrition Program for our annual Pajama Rama Celebration. Pajama-Rama! Wear your (appropriate) Pajamas and slippers for a fun and cozy day at the center! This celebration will take place during lunch, so reservations are required. Our special meal for the day will be:
• Open Face Turkey Sandwich
• Whole Grain Bread
• Fresh Mashed Potatoes
• Fresh Parslied Carrots
• Fresh Cantaloupe

Southside Community Center will be will be having a representative from the police department as a special speaker on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The police department individual will talk about safety in the surrounding areas and what to do when certain situations arise.

We will have Jaye Phillips, from the City of San Jose coming by to speak to the participants and see what you would be interested in having at Southside Community Center.

If you are interested in having some special visitors or presenters here to come and talk during the Senior Nutrition Program, please contact Recreation Specialist, Dustin Gordon, in the front office.

Movie Day

There will not be any movie days for a while

January Birthday Celebration-Wednesday January 31, 2018 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

Join us for our January birthday celebration here at Southside Community Center. Our January birthday’s will have special seating along with a nice treat that will accompany their meal. Please do not forget to sign up on the birthday sign up list. Our special meal for the day will be:
• Miso Glazed Fish
• Wonton Soup
• Asian Brown Rice
• Fresh Sautéed Cabbage
• Fresh Fruit in Season

We will be starting new activities during 10:00am to 12:00pm in the MPR

  • Backgammon and Chess will happen on Mondays
  • Bingo will continue to be on Tuesdays
  • Card Club will happen on Wednesdays
  • Dominoes and Sudoku will happen on Thursdays
  • Movies will be shown on Fridays in the morning instead of the afternoons


Please note that if there are special events or speakers, the schedule is subject to change.

Volunteers Needed

Refer to the January Newsletter (Page 2) for detailed information.

Senior Peer Advocates (SPA Program)

Information & assistance tailored specifically to older adults and their family members.
Volunteers can help you navigate to find valuable resources such as: transportation, housing, food and much more.
Make an appointment in the Admin Office

Membership Signup

Active Adult Memberships are on sale for $10. Sign up for a 2018 Active Adult 50+ membership at Southside community center and you could receive:

  • Discounts on classes, programs, events
  • FREE or discounted Member Events
  • Free Blood Pressure Checks
  • Active Adult 50+ Newsletter
  • The satisfaction of supporting your local 50+ community

Currently there is a Health and Wellness Grant Survey that we would love for you to fill out. The last day to complete the survey is Friday, January 22, 2017. This survey helps us gather more information about how we can serve the older community better. Please contact Recreation Specialist, Dustin Gordon, if you would like to take the survey. It should take no longer than a 5 minutes and the Computer Lab can be made available to complete the survey.
You can access the survey online here.

We would value your input and would love to hear what classes, programs and services you are interested in having here at Southside Community Center. We look forward to speaking with you soon about this. The next field trip for the San José Citywide Field Trips will go to Charles Schulz Museum and 6th Street Playhouse. The day of the field trip is Saturday, January 27, 2018. Please remember to arrive early at your pickup location. To attend please pre-register in person at your local community center or online at sjregistration.com

Willow Glen Community Center
2175 Lincoln Ave.

Pick up: 6:30a.m.

Southside Community Center
5585 Cottle Road

Pick up: 7:00am

For more information please contact Barbara Crum at 408-794-6867 or email her at barbara.crum@sanjoseca.gov