Senior Programs & Organizations

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Programs and Organizations that provide information and services to the Senior Community in order to promote independence, insure health and well being and conduct research into the aging process.

San Francisco Senior Center

San Francisco Senior Center (SFSC) was founded in 1947 and is the oldest nonprofit senior center in the nation. SFSC is a multi-service, multi-site agency. SFSC offers a variety of services from daily, low-cost, nutritious lunches and comprehensive social services and case management to healthy living programs and continuing education. All activities are designed to encourage socialization, independent and active living while preventing isolation. There are two sites: Aquatic Park, located on the Bay by Ghirardelli Square, and Downtown, established in 1966 in the Tenderloin.

  • San Francisco Senior Center
  • Aquatic Park, 890 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
  • 415 775-1866
  • Downtown, 481 O’Farrell St., San Francisco, CA
  • 415 771-7950

Institute on Aging

Offering guidance and resources to help Bay Area seniors and disabled adults live independently

  • 3330 Geary Blvd., 2nd Floor West, San Francisco, CA 94118
  • 415-750-4180

Alameda County Division on Aging

Mission is to protect, support, and advocate for an aging population, particularly those with disabilities.

  • 510-577-1900

Contra Costa County

Assist older adults and people with disabilities to maximize self-sufficiency, safety and independence.

  • 925- 313-1605
  • 40 Douglas Drive, Martinez, CA  94553


Marin County Division of Aging

Provides community services for Seniors in Marin County, to promote the quality of life and independence of disabled and older adults

  • 10 North San Pedro Rd., Suite 1012, San Rafael, CA 94903
  • 415-499-5055

Area on Aging Napa/Solano County

Agency plans, coordinates and advocates for the development of local programs to meet the needs of older persons.

  • 707-644-6612
  • 400 Contra Costa St., Vallejo, Ca 94590

San Mateo Division

Providing advocacy for seniors and adults with disabilities.

  • 650-573-3900

Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging

Offers information on community services and support to seniors and caregivers to maximize the senior’s level of independence

  • 3725 Westwind Blvd., Suite 101, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
  • 707-565-5950
  • 800-510-2020

PAWS- Pets are Wonderful Support

Provides pet-related services and support to low-income San Francisco seniors.

  • 415-979-9550
  • 3170 23rd St., San Francisco 9411

Stagebridge Theatre Company

An organization in the East Bay that features seniors reaching out to the community through the use of performing arts, production, and storytelling (credit giordano). Acting classes are offered as well.

  • 510-444-4755


Avenidas is a community based non-profit organization servicing the San Francisco and Mid-Penisula Bay Area offering support, information and services that assist seniors in maintaining independence, stay active and help family members care for aging parents or spouse.

  • 450 Bryant St. Palo Alto, CA
  • 270 Escuela Ave. Mt. View, CA
  • 650-289-5400

CAPS – Fremont

CAPS (Community Ambassador Program for Seniors) is a program of the Human Services Department – Aging and Family Services Division. Trained volunteer ambassadors serve seniors in their own communities, their own language and within their own cultural norms by assisting seniors locate services and programs in Fremont, Union City and Newark, CA.

  • 510.574.2041
  • 3300 Capitol Ave. Bld. B, PO Box 5006, Fremont, CA 94537-5006