Caring for a loved one is challenging physically and emotionally.  Join this support group to explore resources and generate problem solving ideas. Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley is an independent, non-profit agency serving seniors over 60 in the cities of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton since 1981.

When: Second Monday of every month, 1-3 PM

Where:  Pleasanton Senior Center, Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton

Contact: email Caregiver Program or call  (925) 931-5389


A variety of classes, activities, and programs that engage the mind, body, and spirit is offered.  If you have an expertise in a specific area and would like to teach a class here, the Center is always interested. Caring, giving people with various skills are needed in the office and the kitchen as well as volunteers to greet and assist new people on tours of the center,  help at lunch events, dances and more.  Pick up a volunteer applications or class proposal form at the reception desk.

Other volunteer opportunities include:

After School Facilities Prep Assistant: Teen or Adult volunteer needed.  Duties may include set up of room, moving tables, chairs and washing dishes.  Shifts are 45 minutes -1. 5 hours.

ESL Instructor: Adult volunteer needed who is friendly and patient to help students practice English including role-play.

Lunch Program Assistant:  Adult volunteer needed.  Application should be made directly with Open Heart Kitchen,  Typical shifts are Monday - Friday, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin

Contact: email Senior Center   or call  (925) 556-4511

CityServe Coordinator: Eddie Jo Mack  or (925) 828-6870


Volunteers with various skills are needed in the office and the kitchen. Many volunteers are needed to greet visitors, help at lunch events and dances, teach classes and more.

Where: 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin

Contact:  email Senior Center or call (925) 556-4511

CityServe Coordinator: Eddie Jo Mack


The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.


Phone: 1-800-677-1116


Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley, (SSPTV)  sponsors this interactive 7- week program as part of the Finding Wellness program.  Topics include fall prevention, using and understanding medications, alcohol awareness, hydration, stress management, chronic pain and exercise.

The program, funded several times throughout the year in the Tri-Valley, would like to reach more people. If your group (minimum of 8 individuals  and maximum of 25)  is interested in scheduling the series, please contact the Behavioral Health Program Manager for details.

The program is free, but the group will need to provide the meeting site.   SSPTV is located at 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.  For more info, call (925) 931-5379 or email

When:  1 time per week for 1.5 hours per class

Contact: Behavioral Health Program Manager at (925) 931-5383


Volunteers (male and female) are needed to have fun with the guys at the Lily House group home in Livermore.  Hang out, watch movies/sports, play basketball/games, etc. with men 24-54. (Volunteers must undergo a Live Scan background check.)

When: Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 PM/Weekdays, 4-6 PM

Where: 4355 Colgate Way, Livermore

Contact: Cassandra Curry at 925-493-7968 for more info


Lunch is provided by Open Heart Kitchen.  Suggested donation for the lunch is $3.00 for adults 60+ or you can purchase a Punch Card which includes 10 pre-paid meals for $30.00.  (Under age 60, cost is $5.00)  Reservations are strongly encouraged to be made 24 hours in advance but are not required.  Take out is available.  See menu at:

When: Monday-Friday, doors open at 11:00 am -1:00 pm

Where: Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave, Livermore

Contact: Livermore Rec Center @ 373-5764 or Clare Gomes of Open Heart Kitchen at (925) 580-6793



Volunteers are needed to stock and distribute groceries to clients in need.  There are also opportunities to pray with the recipients.  In additon, there is a need for donations of non-perishable food items, dry goods, toiletries, school supplies and infant care items.

When: Wednesday 10:00 am-3:00 pm/Thursday 4:00 pm-6:30 pm/Friday 10:00 am-3:00 pm/Saturday 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Where: The Well Community Outreach Center, 2333 Nissen Dr., Livermore

Contact: Stephanie Williams, director or (925) 292-7815

City Serve Coordinator: Carolyn Wetmore or (925) 487-0036


Since 1980 families and physicians in the San Ramon and Tri-Valley area have turned to this organization for quality, compassionate care at the end of life.  Volunteers are needed for office duties, home care, grief support, Voices of Hope choir, and special events throughout the year.

Licensed cosmetologists, patient visitors , musicians and singers (who will bring music to the patients bedside) are currently needed.

Where: 6377 Clark Avenue, Suite 100, Dublin

Visit our website at:

Contact: Jill Biggs, Coordinator of Volunteers or  (925) 829-8770

CityServe Coordinator:Sherry White or (925) 833-1810


Hope Hospice Inc.  offers a variety of free  grief  support groups throughout the year here in the Tri-Valley.  Prior to joining a support group Hope Hospice requires that you participate in a meeting with a Grief Support Provider to determine whether their services can meet your need.     Adult  Grief Journeys Groups are eight week sessions and  provide a way to explore grief in a safe and supportive environment.   Sessions include sharing, coping strategies, exploring memories and discovering hope and meaning.  The six-week Children and Teens Support Groups sessions (Age 6-17)  provide a safe and nurturing environment to help children and teens understand and learn healthy coping skills.  Age appropriate support groups allow participants to explore their feelings through sharing, creative writing, music, games and art projects.  

Enrollment is limited please call to register.  Prior to joining our support groups, we ask that you attend an informational interview with a Grief Support Provider.

Grief Journeys Support Groups meet Wednesday August  3rd - September 21, 7:00 -8:30 PM

Contact: Grief Support Services at (925) 829-8770, Jamie Schellenberg

Location: 6377 Clark Avenue, Ste. 100, Dublin, CA