Founded in 1974, Avenidas is a private, nonprofit organization that serves senior citizens and their families. The organization offers support, advocacy, referral and health assessment services. It conducts classes in music, art, fitness, creative writing and computer skills. Avenidas operates adult day health care centers that offer flu shots, acupuncture, massage and podiatry services. The organization provides employment opportunities in various areas, including carpentry, electrical work, painting and plumbing. It additionally offers transportation, nutrition and housing services. Avenidas organizes informative health lectures, events and classes. The organization also provides counseling, residential care and financial management programs. It is located in Palo Alto, Calif.