What do you love to do? Do you enjoy challenging yourself to try something new? Or perhaps you prefer to continue to do the things you are passionate about. Is there something you’ve always wanted to do but could never find the time for it?
Now you can.

Your life deserves to be rich and full of meaning. That is why we call it “Life Enrichment.” There is no need to slow down as you age. You will continue to grow and thrive through new experiences, the kind your family and friends will want to hear about. You may even invite them to join in. Why not?

At The Sequoias Portola Valley, life enrichment activities are designed and organized by residents for residents. And they want you to be a part of it all.

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two older adult female residents enjoy exercising together


All the things you want to do are more enjoyable when you’re in your best shape. Do you want to work on strength, flexibility, balance, or endurance? Or just have fun with movement? Our exercise programs will get you where you want to go. Whether you’ve been active since you were a teenager or have never set foot in a gym, we have the perfect fit for you. No drudgery here. These are fun, energizing sessions that you’ll look forward to.

  • Line Dancing
  • Yoga
  • Joint Effort
  • Balance Class
  • Aquacise
  • Hiking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Shuffleboard
  • Swimming
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Bocce Ball
  • Croquet


Everybody has a favorite form of entertainment. What’s yours? Movies, games, music … fun is always on tap at The Sequoias Portola Valley. And we’re creative about our options. Have you ever read a play out loud? That would be different. Or are you looking for bridge partners to up your game? Perhaps you’d rather do some of the entertaining yourself. We need you on our party planning committee. You can pick and choose the activities in which you wish to engage. Experiment! It’s more fun that way.

  • Movie Nights
  • Bridge
  • Mahjong
  • Bingo
  • Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Play Reading
  • Themed Parties (luaus, barbeques, Cinco de Mayo, and many more)
  • Educational and Cultural lectures with renowned speakers
  • Live musicians and performers
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Two residents enjoying art projects at The Sequoias Portola Valley


Are you an artist? What is your favorite form of expression? Oil, watercolor, ceramics, textiles? Or perhaps there is a hidden artist in you that you’d love to bring out. For many it is simply the enjoyment of learning more about art and discussing artists that stirs the soul. Art, after all, has many forms of expression. Whatever your preference or passion, there is an art experience that is waiting to delight you.

  • Painting or Drawing
  • Pottery
  • Quilting and Knitting
  • Creative Writing
  • Sing Along
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Woodworking


If you’re a person who is always on the go, you can keep the momentum going at The Sequoias Portola Valley. Even if it’s been a while since you got out and about, you’re in the right place. When was the last time you took in a ball game? Or visited a local museum? Getting involved in new experiences is what life enrichment is all about. You’ll enjoy mulling over the extensive list of excursions we have ready for you to explore. Dig in. Your next amazing experience awaits!

  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Concerts
  • Sports
  • Movies
  • Lectures
  • Restaurants
  • Opera
  • Ballet
  • Theater
  • Shopping
San Francisco Ballet. Group of ballet dancers dance onstage.
Two older adult women enjoying gardening together outdoors


Just in case you crave a life enrichment experience that isn’t on the lists above, take a moment to check out the list below. You have access to all of them. Do you have an idea for another life enrichment experience? We’re all ears!

  • Volunteering
  • Discussion Groups
  • Gardening
  • Holiday Events and National Days
  • Holiday Decorating
  • Bible Study
  • Book Clubs
  • Worship


Our staff receives joy by delighting our residents, their families, and all our guests. It’s one of the many reasons we love coming to work each day. Please contact us anytime. We’re happy to answer your questions and give you and your loved ones a tour of our beautiful community.