It’s not just fun to be surrounded by community – it’s life-changing. Friendship and socialization can increase your sense of belonging, reduce stress, boost happiness, and promote your overall health! At our Downtown location, you can expect to build life-long friendships, create lasting memories, and experience community with older adults.

View our programs below to find a class, activity, or meal time that works for you to start building your community.

About Downtown

Opened in 1966, our Downtown Center was the first senior center in California to receive funding from the Older Americans Act.


Monday – Thursday: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Friday: 9:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.

Saturday – Sunday: Project Open Hand Meals only.
Breakfast 9:00 A.M., lunch 11:00 AM


481 O’Farrell Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

MUNI: Inbound 38 Geary stops right in front of the Center.

Our Team

Judith Dancer Headshot.

Judith Dancer

Ione Ishii headshot.

Ione Iishi

Gloria Garcia headshot.

Gloria Garcia

Joe Chan headshot.

Joe Chan

Wendy Ng headshot.

Windy Ng

Karen Ren headshot.

Karen Ren

Luisa Balatbat headshot

Luisa Balatbat

Jaren Liang headshot in an office.

Jaren Liang

Featured Classes

Two women taking a ceramics class


Get creative at a painting, music, or writing class! Classes are available in-person or through Zoom.

A group of elderly people sitting together at a table taking notes.


Check our calendar to find upcoming seminars, classes, and educational programs.

Two senior men enjoying lunch together


Meals provided Monday through Friday by Project Open Hand provide warm lunch to older adults (age 60+) and adults with disabilities (age 18-59).

Woman taking a weights class


Check our calendar for current classes such as Tai Chi, movement exercise, and chair yoga.

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These programs serving the community are funded by the City of San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services.

San Francisco Human Services Agency