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  • Prevention is an Important Part of Your PACE Benefits

    A message from Dr. Jay Luxenberg, Chief Medical Officer, On Lok Lifeways When you enroll in the On Lok Lifeways Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), you are assigned a primary care physician who is part of an interdisciplinary team skilled in treating aging adults. The interdisciplinary team also includes PACE center nurse […]

  • Celebrating Older Americans Month

    Communities that encourage the contributions of older adults are stronger! By engaging and supporting all community members, we recognize that older adults play a key role in the vitality of our neighborhoods, networks, and lives. The 2019 theme, ‘Connect, Create, Contribute’, encourages older adults and their communities to: * Connect with friends, family, and services […]

  • The Healing Power of Pets

    Our animal companions bring us friendship, comfort, unconditional love and a myriad of health benefits. Research shows that having a bond with an animal at home makes people more fit, less stressed and happier. For example, studies have found that: ■■ Having an animal companion, especially a dog, lowers your risk for heart disease and helps […]

  • Caring for Your Teeth as You Age

    There is no reason you can’t take your own teeth well into old age, as long as you take care of them properly. The rules are the same as they have been your entire life: ■ Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush.■ Floss between your teeth once a day.■ Don’t smoke or use […]

  • Appreciating our Volunteers

    During Volunteer Week, we want to take the opportunity to formally thank all of our selfless volunteers. The countless hours they give to our senior community help us in providing the dignity and support our seniors need to do the things that matter most to them. On Lok pioneers programs for older adults that promote […]

  • San Francisco Mayor Breed and Community Leaders Support Mission Nutrition Meals Program Launch at 30th Street Senior Center

    San Francisco Mayor London Breed and other community leaders joined On Lok staff, friends and supporters at our Mission Nutrition kick-off event last November. The gathering took place at the 30th Street Senior Center, home base of the Center’s popular meal program, to celebrate the continued expansion of community and home-delivered meal services, now served […]

  • On Lok Celebrates!

    The On Lok Celebrates! gala will be held on May 17 at San Francisco’s Metreon! Enjoy live entertainment, an open bar, food tastings from Bay Area chefs and a host of live auction items. Our program, from 6-10 p.m., will feature Emmy Award-winning host Liam Mayclem. The auction highlight will be a one week stay […]

  • 5 Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors

    1. Consume more liquids Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated2. Plan your meals Plan your meals throughout the week, you’ll be less likely to stop following your healthy eating habits. 3. Minimize the use of table saltThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that consuming too much salt can lead to high blood pressure. 4. Season […]

  • Everything You Have Always Wanted To Know About On Lok PACE 2.0

    What is PACE 2.0? The National PACE Association (NPA) has launched the PACE 2.0 project with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation and the West Health Policy Center. The initiative will expand access of PACE services to many high-need populations across the country. What is On Lok’s involvement? As part of the NPA PACE […]

  • On Lok Lifeways East San Jose To Be Featured in Jade Channel TV Series

    Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), a Hong Kong-based Chinese broadcast television network, will be featuring On Lok Lifeways in its upcoming series “As Long As You Live.” The show will visit Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the U.S. to see how each country empowers and supports seniors to ensure they stay happy and healthy as they age. […]