America’s most senior senior center. Founded in 1947, the San Francisco Senior Center (SFSC) is America’s longest operating nonprofit senior center, offering classes, workshops, fitness programs, nutritious lunches, and critical social services to older adults at both its Aquatic Park and Downtown locations. Every year thousands of participants come through SFSC’s doors for socialization, companionship, and intellectual, physical, creative, and emotional stimulation. The Center also collaborates with Project Open Hand to provide over 59,000 low-cost meals to seniors and people with disabilities.
The Downtown Senior Center offers a safe respite in the Tenderloin for older adults, many of whom live in nearby single room occupancy hotels and experience social isolation. Presenting an ever-changing calendar of recreational, creative, educational and exercise programs, the Center is a beloved institution in the Tenderloin district.