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Serving the elderly
for over 40 years.

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1971

Dr. William L. Gee founded On Lok, a Cantonese term meaning “peaceful, happy abode”.

1973

On Lok launches one of the country’s first senior day health centers.

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1979

On Lok launches a Medicare-funded model of long-term care by creating an interdisciplinary team to provide all participants with coordinated care plans.

1983

On Lok obtained waivers from Medicare and Medicaid to test a new financing method for long-term care.

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1986

On Lok’s launched the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), a groundbreaking model of coordinated service delivery and innovative financing.

1995

30th Street Senior Center becomes a part of On Lok’s family of services.

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1997

In the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, PACE became a permanent provider type under Medicare and state option under Medicaid.

2006

On Lok changed the name of its PACE program to On Lok Lifeways

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2009

On Lok opened a new PACE center in the city of San Jose to serve the expanded Santa Clara County service area.

2012

On Lok opens another PACE center in Fremont developed in partnership with Eden Housing. The Peralta Center is located in commercial space with Eden’s 98 Unit low income senior housing project. 25% of these units have a preference for frail seniors.

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2014

On Lok opened the East San Jose Center expanding its commitment to serving seniors in Santa Clara County and acquired Care at Home, a Medicare certified state licensed home health agency.

2015

On Lok launched Alcara, a healthcare service intended for independent seniors living on the peninsula.

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TODAY

Over 118 PACE programs are operating in 31 states. On Lok Lifeways serves over 1,400 frail seniors across the San Francisco Bay Area.

Serving the elderly
for over 40 years.

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1971

Dr. William L. Gee founded On Lok, a Cantonese term meaning “peaceful, happy abode”.

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1973

On Lok launches one of the country’s first senior day health centers.

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1979

On Lok launches a Medicare-funded model of long-term care by creating an interdisciplinary team to provide all participants with coordinated care plans.

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1983

On Lok obtained waivers from Medicare and Medicaid to test a new financing method for long-term care.

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1986

On Lok’s launched the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), a groundbreaking model of coordinated service delivery and innovative financing.

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1995

30th Street Senior Center becomes a part of On Lok’s family of services.

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1997

In the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, PACE became a permanent provider type under Medicare and state option under Medicaid.

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2006

On Lok changed the name of its PACE program to On Lok Lifeways

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2009

On Lok opened a new PACE center in the city of San Jose to serve the expanded Santa Clara County service area.

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2012

On Lok opens another PACE center in Fremont developed in partnership with Eden Housing. The Peralta Center is located in commercial space with Eden’s 98 Unit low income senior housing project. 25% of these units have a preference for frail seniors.

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2014

On Lok opened the East San Jose Center expanding its commitment to serving seniors in Santa Clara County and acquired Care at Home, a Medicare certified state licensed home health agency.

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2015

On Lok launched Alcara, a healthcare service intended for independent seniors living on the peninsula.

TODAY

More than 70 organizations in 30 states are in various stages of the PACE model – from start-up to full operation.

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On Lok depends on support from individuals, organizations, corporations, and government agencies to help us with our work of providing an affordable and inspiring alternative to nursing homes for our senior participants.

Learn more about the
senior health services we provide.

Learn more about the
30th Street Senior Center.