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  • Redefining Age: Seniors Staying Active and Engaged

    Getting older today looks very different than it did 15 or 30 years ago. Seniors are living longer and many are choosing to age in their homes and communities. Baby boomers are reaching retirement age, causing the number of seniors in our communities to rise drastically. In San Francisco alone, it is projected that approximately […]

  • National PACE Month Celebrates Drivers Like Daniel Huang

    Bus and shuttle drivers in San Francisco often go unnoticed. In the hustle of our busy lives, we don’t even acknowledge those who get us where we need to go. But there’s a unique set of drivers in San Francisco who deserve special praise. The van drivers of On Lok (link is external)are tasked with […]

  • National Cousins Day

    Family members working towards the same mission.     What is it like to work with your cousin? Alicia Abubaker, Executive Assistant I love that we are both working for the same cause, helping seniors stay in the homes that they love. I love to hear all of her stories about the participants. Since I […]

  • CEO Grace Li speaks to what’s at stake with the Affordable Care Act

    Seniors — maybe you, too — need Medicaid-paid care   The changes Congress is proposing to the Affordable Care Act would have devastating impacts on seniors and other vulnerable Americans if enacted. On Lok is strongly opposed to restructuring the Medicaid program as proposed in these bills. Indeed, the changes under consideration in Congress would […]

  • United Airline Volunteers get the On Lok Experience

    United Airlines volunteered with us today participating in our lively morning dance class, karaoke session, arts and crafts, nail painting,charades, and casino games. Your energy was contagious and kept our seniors smiling from ear to ear. Please come back and visit us again!       

  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    On Lok Lifeways and 30th Street Senior Center give seniors their first baseball game experience. Many of us have enjoyed several baseball games growing up, but for most of our participants today, this was a first! AT&T Park was the perfect ballpark to deliver the all american baseball experience. Our tickets were graciously donated by the San […]

  • Are Seniors Prepared for Retirement?

    Chief Financial Officer, Gary Campanella, offers tips for how to prepare for retirement   According to a recent survey by the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, one-third of Americans over age 50 believe they will outlive their savings. It’s no surprise that older Americans with lower incomes are the most […]

  • St. Patrick’s Day Spotlight: Meet Tully

    I was lucky enough to spend this St. Patrick’s Day speaking with Tully. She stumbled upon 30th Street Senior Center on accident. She stopped at a local church to use the restroom when she saw a flyer on the bulletin board that said that 30th Street was offering free exercise classes. She thought, no way this […]

  • We stand proud for International Women’s Day

    From our pioneering co-founder Marie Louise Ansak to our fearless leader, CEO Grace Li and everyone in between, women have been the heart and soul of this organization. Today we feature a few of the women at On Lok and the female role models they admire.   Grace Li, Chief Executive Officer “I would say my mother. In […]

  • Forget illness…let’s explore the causes of health

    A renowned clinical neuropsychologist reveals some life-changing ways of how to look at health and illness BY DR. MARIO MARTINEZ | 25 Jan 2017 Contrary to most conventional health science theories, I contend that we inherit millennia of wisdom on how to achieve optimal health. Rather than mechanical products of our genes, we are the coauthors of their […]