Aging Services Division
Aging Services Division

Through our senior centers the Division on Aging offers a variety of free classes, workshops, and social events for adults 55 years of age and older (60 years and older for the lunch program). Currently, more than 1,200 seniors participate in activities held daily at two distinctive neighborhood Centers or in our home-delivered meal program. Our programs attract seniors with diverse backgrounds and interests who frequent the Centers for cultural exchange, meeting with friends, and enjoying delicious noon-time meals.  If you have recently retired, or simply want a delightful place to remain active, healthy, and enjoy good fellowship, please visit one or both of our beautiful senior centers.

 Senior Centers | Support Resources | Enrichment Activities

Meals & Nutrition | Transportation | Getting Involved


SUPPORT RESOURCES 

Multi SeniorsSocial Services
The Aging Services Division Social Services Unit provides consultation and referral in many areas of concern for seniors in our Berkeley community.

Senior Injury Prevention Program
The program identifies older adults at risk and then targets assistance to them that will help the senior to maintain their independence and quality of life. 
 

Information Services
Seniors or caregivers can consult with a specialist about local resources and receive individualized assistance.  We have staff to assist seniors in need of resources.   

Caregiver Support Program
Provides consultation, information and assistance, and education  for family caregivers.  One in four households nationally cares for a chronically ill or disabled family member.  Because caregivers often feel stressed or over-burdened this program endeavors to provide support to the caregiver.

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ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

Exercise Classes & Pursuing Creative Interests
Exercise classes,
a variety of creative arts and crafts courses, and foreign language classes are offered at both the North and South Berkeley Senior Centers. 

Presentations, Social Events, Movies, Field Trips
We plan special shows, presentations, community meals, and cultural events, such as Chinese New Year, Black History Month, Cinco de Mayo, Holiday and Birthday Celebrations.   

Computer Classes and Computer Access 
South Berkeley Senior Center offers computer classes through the Berkeley Adult School, and both North and South Berkeley Senior Center offer open computer access. 

Workshops & Support Groups
A variety of workshops and support groups are offered by the Division on Aging.  Most are free of charge.

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NUTRITION

Tri-City Cafe 
The Tri-City Cafés offer casual, reasonably-priced dining exclusively for the older adult Monday through Friday at 12:00 NOON. 

Meals on Wheels 
The program supports homebound seniors (60 years of age or older) unable to prepare a balanced meal themselves or who have no one available to prepare a meal for them.

Mercy Brown Bag Program
Distributes a grocery bag of nutritional food to low-income seniors twice a month.  Sponsored by the Mercy Retirement and Care Center.

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TRANSPORTATION    

Van Transportation 
We offer free rides from your home to and from the Senior Centers.  

Grocery Shopping & Personal Errands
We regularly take participants to the grocery store and to medical appointments. 

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GETTING INVOLVED

Volunteer Opportunities 
There are many opportunities to volunteer at a senior center or with Meals on Wheels and the Mercy Brown Bag program. Volunteers are always welcome!   

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Aging Services Division, 1901 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
Questions or comments? Email: seniors@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-5200
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903
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