Extending Connections is a program for seniors. The group gathers on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to exercise, learn about each other and the world around us, and provide mutual support and encouragement to each other as we grow older!
EC was founded in 1990 by lay member Jo Takata, who continues to facilitate this program with the support of a team of hard-working volunteers. The program embraces inter-faith participation from the Alameda Buddhist Temple as well as community members. While the primary participation is from Japanese American senior citizens, the program is open and welcome to all! It also provides an opportunity for non-seniors to work with seniors and learn about aging issues.
A delicious lunch is served at each gathering for a suggested donation of $2.00. Birthdays are celebrated on the second Wednesday of each month.