Virtual Recreation Resources

Virtual Recreation Resources

Welcome to the Town of Los Altos Hills Virtual Recreation Resources page! This is your place for fun, education, and resources through these unprecedented times. We are committed to ensuring that our residents have resources to maintain healthy lives, foster relationships, and continue to make memorable experiences.

This page will be updated with shelter order approved recreation ideas to keep you and your family healthy, entertained, and informed. Please note that we do not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.

If you have other ideas or resources that you would like to share with the community, submit them to Sarah Robustelli via email

Cover PhotoIn August 2020, the Town released a Fall/Winter Activity Guide. The impacts of COVID-19 have changed our offerings.

 In this Activity Guide, you will find: 

-Community services and modified events

-In-person camps and classes at Westwind Community Barn

-Variety of free and paid virtual offers for all ages

 

This Guide was designed to fit the current County and State Guidelines, but we will continue to modify based on the latest health information released. For the latest activities and events, subscribe to notify me through www.losaltoshills.ca.gov/list.aspx

For an interactive Guide click the image or here and for a PDF here. 

Stay Active

Indoor Recreational Offerings:

  • Mondays at 9:00 am: Book Chat: Conference call with Librarian Amytha to talk about books on Monday Mornings at 9:00 am. All you need is a phone call 415-527-3546. Enter an access code: 5459015 followed by #. It will ask you to say your name and then press #. Then you are in.
  • Wednesdays 10:15 to 11:30 am: Pam’s Yoga Fitness is continuing online, get registered online.
  • Fridays at 9:00 am: Facebook Live Book Chat: Ask Librarian Amytha any questions about the library questions you might have and she will get you started in the right direction on Friday mornings at 9:00 am. All you need is a computer, device, or smart phone.
  • Daily Monday through Friday at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm Storytime Facebook Live @sccldbookmobile

Indoor Activities for any time :

Outdoor Activities

During shelter in place, it is still is ok to go outside for essential outings, while maintaining social distancing and non-medical nose and mouth face covers are required.

Stay Connected

Volunteer: 

  • The Second Harvest Food Bank is in need of extra help during this period of high demand. Sign-up for a shift on the food bank’s website. Consider donating blood to the Red Cross or Stanford Blood Center, your community needs you now more than ever!
  • If you have supplies you want to donate Santa Clara County asks that public donations to assist be routed through VMC Foundation
  • Community Services Agency (CSA) serves Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. If you are not in a high-risk category (age 65-plus and/or having an underlying health condition) and wish to help food distribution, please call 650-964-4630.

Donate:

Stay Informed

Stay informed with the Town by signing up for Notify Me, with three easy steps.

Los Altos Hills has its own text and voice notification system called Nixle. It is used to keep you informed about situations that could affect public safety. Text your zip code to 888777.

Santa Clara County also has a notification system called AlertSCC. The Town uses AlertSCC as a backup system in case Nixle is unavailable. Please register with both services. Register with AlertSCC.

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance.Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages.

Adult Protective Services 24-hour Hotline: call for help, if you or someone you know suspect abuse of a senior or dependent adult 800-414-2002.

The week of April 13th the following community outreach flyer (PDF) was mailed to all residents.

On September 3rd the following Be Prepared Resources and Town Safety Forums postcard was mailed to residents. 

Stay Nourished

View free meal information (PDF).

Community Services Agency (CSA) services the Los Altos Hills, check out there Food and Nutrition Center.

Great Plates rolled out by the State launched in Santa Clara County on Friday May 15th. Anyone who meets the criteria will be served: apply online.

Support a local restaurant. Many restaurants are still open for take out or delivery orders. Support your favorites by curbside pickup or ordering through DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats and have it brought to you.

Mental Health and Coping

Fears about the Coronavirus pandemic and maintaining social distancing can significantly affect one’s mental health. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations, but taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope. Below are some general tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Alliance on Mental Health.

  • Take care of your body
  • Be mindful of your news consumption
  • Keep busy
  • Stay connected with your neighbors, friends, and family.

If you feel as though you need additional help during this pandemic, the National Distress Helpline is there to help. Free online and phone support is available with a trained crisis counselor (available in English and Spanish). Phone: 800-985-5990. 

People are experiencing unprecedented rates of anxiety, depression, and loneliness, with many turning to alcohol as a coping mechanism. Alcoholicsanonymous.com is working hard to give people the access to life-saving treatment across this country, including in Los Altos Hills. 

Town Closures:

  • Town Hall limited services
  • Westwind Community Barn
  • Outdoor Fitness Equipment at Purissima Park
  • Playground at Purissima Park

Senior Shopping Hours:

Draeger’s Market Los Altos 7:00 to 8:00 am Mondays and Thursdays

Safeway Los Altos 6:00 to 9:00 am Tuesdays and Thursdays

Andronico’s Los Altos 7:00 to 9:00 am Tuesdays and Thursdays

Demartini Orchard 7:00 to 9:00 am Daily

Whole Foods Market Los Altos 8:00 to 9:00 am  Daily