Serving San Francisco Bay Area adults 50+, their families, and their caregivers since 1947, we are the oldest nonprofit senior center in the United States.

How can we help? We encourage you to contact us.

Who we are

San Francisco Senior Center (SFSC) is the oldest nonprofit senior center in the nation, founded in 1947.

We serve nearly 2,000 people of diverse backgrounds and cultures each year at two locations, Aquatic Park Center and Downtown Center

SFSC offers a variety of services from daily, low-cost, nutritious lunches and comprehensive social services to healthy living programs and continuing education. SFSC encourages socialization, independence and living well.

By the Numbers


70: years and counting in our Aquatic Park Location

2,000: active members who reap the benefits of our programs

36 500: meals served last year
66%: percentage of participants who live below the poverty line