Welcome to the Aging Services Division
The city of Berkeley’s Aging Services Division is dedicated to promoting a dignified, healthful quality of life for older adults by advocating for vital services, providing opportunities to develop meaningful fellowship, offering lifelong learning activities, recognizing the continued and varied accomplishments of older adults, and being an accessible and trusted community resource.
The Division on Aging offers a variety of computer classes, seminars, and social events for adults 55 years of age and older. Please see our Monthly Newsletter Page or Schedule of Events and Classes (PDF Format) for more information. Our programs attract seniors with diverse backgrounds and interests who frequent the centers for cultural exchange, meetings with friends, and delicious meals. If you want a delightful place to remain active and enjoy good fellowship, please visit any of our beautiful senior centers, located in North Berkeley and South Berkeley. The City of Berkeley Division on Aging welcomes participants regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation, veterans’ status, physical or mental disabilities, and medical condition (including cancer and HIV status).
We plan special shows, presentations, feasts, and cultural events. The events include Black History Month, Chinese New Year, Cinco de Mayo, Older Americans Month, and Women's History Month. We also hold special Holiday Dinner-Dances and Birthday Celebrations. For more information about upcoming events, please see our Monthly Newsletter Page or Schedule of Events and Classes (PDF Format) for more information.
Nutritious noon-time meals are a mixture of ethnic delights that cater to all tastes. We deliver the same meals to our home-bound seniors. Please see the Tri-City Café Menu Page for more information. Visit our Activities and Services page for more detailed information and highlights about programs and activities. You may also visit our Tri-City Café main page to see all the locations in Berkeley where seniors may enjoy nutritious meals at reasonable prices.
We offer free rides from your home to and from the Senior Centers. In addition, we regularly take participants to the grocery store. To schedule a ride, contact one of the Senior Centers directly:
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Bus Routes: 15, 51
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
Volunteers are always welcome in all of our programs to deliver meals to home-bound seniors, to assist with the Mercy Brown Bag program, to teach classes, and to provide other expertise and help. Volunteer Forms are available on line.
Check this spot frequently for more volunteer opportunities or if you are an organization that welcomes volunteers send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the pertinent information.