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Adult Education offers life enriching courses to refresh ones understanding of History, learn Photography and or how to handle a computer.

The Elders

Chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Elders is an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights. They were brought together in 2007 by Nelson Mandela, who is not an active member of the group but remains an Honorary Elder. The Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was also an Honorary Elder, until her election to the Burmese parliament in April 2012.

Alameda Adult School- Lifelong Learners Program

Offers classes designed for those over fifty years old. Continuous year round classes with computer courses held at Mastick Senior Center. Transportation available.

  • 510-747-7506
  • 2250 Central Ave., Alameda, Ca 94501

Berkeley Adult School-Lifelong Learning Program

A diverse program for older adults in locations throughout Berkeley.

  • 510-644-6130
  • 1701 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, Ca 94702

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Berkeley

A year round program for older adults with courses and lectures by UCB faculty and other experts.

  • 510-642-9934

Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning @USF

Daytime, college-level courses for retired adults over 50 years old.

  • 415-422-6805

Napa Valley Adult Education

Older adult classes available with a $25 annual fee to participate in classes including exercise, fine arts, and cultural studies. Classes vary by location

  • 707-253-3594
  • 1600 Lincoln Ave, Napa, Ca 94559

Palo Alto Adult School

Course offerings for individuals 55 years of age or older. Computer courses also available at the location of Avenidas Senior Center (

  • 650-329-3752
  • Tower Building , 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301

San Francisco State College of Extended Learning

Programs for mature learners.

  • 415-405-7700

Elder College- Regular university courses, audit basis only

Over 60 Degree Program- For those 60+ to earn baccalaureate of MA degree

Sixty-Plus- A self-governing group with social events, tours and meetings

  • 415-412-4684

Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel)

Offers adult educational tours in all 50 states and more in than 90 countries since 1975.

  • 800-454-5768

San Leandro Adult Education

A wide range of classes for older adults and life-long learners taught at the Marina Community Center.

San Mateo Adult School

Offering courses such as, The Internet for Older Adults, Digital Photography, AARP Driving Safety Program, Gentle Pilates.


Senior Survival School

Community Education Program, free of cost. Provides access for seniors and adults with disabilities to access community information (and their rights to them) such as transportation, housing, and health care.

  • 415-703-0188
  • 965 Mission St. Suite 550, San Francisco, CA 94103

Senior Surf

Computer Education to Bay Area retirement centers and low-income seniors citizens on location, one-on-one tutoring and assistance in the acquisition of affordable computers.

  • 415-509-3725
  • 442A Guerrero ST. San Francisco, Ca 94110

South San Francisco Adult Education

Mission is to educate adults so they will have the academic, English language, and basic life skills necessary to function successfully in our society.Available in locations all over South San Francisco.

Adult Education Program

  • (650) 877-8844
  • 825 Southwood Drive, South San Francisco, Ca 94080

West Contra Costa Adult Education

Offers computer classes for seniors and other courses on an array of subjects.

Serra Campus

  • 6028 Ralston Ave., Richmond, CA 94804
  • 510-215-4666

Alvarado Campus

  • 5625 Sutter St., Richmond, Ca 94804
  • 510-559-2660