About Us

Incorporated in 2005, Senior New Ways Inc. is a 501(c)(3) California nonprofit public benefit corporation that provides unique individual and group services and programs to enhance the dignity, life purpose and meaning, and whole health of older adults.

We provide Vintage Music Therapy for Memory for groups and individuals. Our therapy approach has produced astounding results to date. We serve groups at local adult day care centers, residential care centers, Alzheimer’s centers and community senior centers. Our Vintage Music Therapy Kit for individuals launches in 2014 and promises the same level of effectiveness.

We visit 600 local care center residents every month and we give each person we visit in individualized attention, respect, valuable information, understanding and support.

We provide caregiver resource groups for men caring for parents, spouses and children.

We provide twice-monthly “health chats” for information, entertainment and group nurturing.

We have developed a suite of over 50 entertaining and uplifting programs for groups in any community venue. We have produced a video “Laughs and Brains” from our laughter therapy program.

Our staff is our Executive Director, John W. Lehman, volunteer visitors, interns from San Jose State University and a Board of Directors. We have third party relationships for marketing communications and product fulfillment.

Our Approach

CHILDREN AND CAREGIVERS OF OLDER ADULTS: We exist for you and want to be your partners. Help us help you.

Senior New Ways provides ESSENTIAL HEALTH services to older adults and their caregivers. We want our services and programs to MAKE A DIFFERENCE, and to attract donors, volunteers, partners, sponsors and children of older adults, who share the commitment to addressing HEALTH concerns for those “beyond booming”. We are all aging, and our aging is outpacing our HEALTH ‘net’.

Our Philosophy

Older people are “65 or better”. They have been polished by the trials and tribulations, joys and successes of their lives, and they have mountains of wisdom to share with each other and the rest of us. We aim to be a surrogate / partner in a friend-family network for those who have none or are far away from loved ones. We help older adults lead happier & more fulfilling lives .. and when their dignity, sense of worth, and capacity are restored, when they are aware of the life still left in them, they are HEALTHIER.