North Berkeley Senior Center to Undergo Renovation


Renovation of North Berkeley Senior Center will start in the new year to increase safety, accessibility and other features. While it’s closed, you’ll still have access to our array of senior services at two locations.
Take part in in classes such as Tai Chi, Zumba, and ceramics. Join social and support groups. Engage in weekly presentations on topics covering health, social service or other issues. Join others on daily excursions, including field trips to local museums, concerts, and movies. Transportation to shopping and personal errand locations is also offered.
Our centers offer a daily, nutritious, low-cost lunch for adults over the age of 60. For older adults with more complex needs, case management services are available. Membership is free for seniors, who we define as being 55 and over. Membership includes access to a variety of classes, services, and social opportunities.
The North Berkeley Senior Center will close at 1pm on January 2, but its programs, activities and services will continue at the West Berkeley Service Center, located at 1900 Sixth Street, starting January 10, 2018. This temporary location will continue through the renovation, which is expected to conclude in summer 2020.
During the renovation period, the South Berkeley Senior Center (SBSC), located at 2939 Ellis Street in Berkeley, will continue to remain open and offer their usual menu of classes and activities. Lunch service will be provided at 12:00 noon as usual.
For information about our senior center services, visit the City of Berkeley Aging Services Division website or call 510- 981-5190.
The North Berkeley Senior Center renovation will include a seismic retrofit, maintenance upgrades, and programming improvements to upgrade the center as an emergency care and shelter facility and enable improved programming for the senior/older adult community. Such improvements will include new flooring, lighting, and technological enhancements. The courtyard entry will also be improved to include additional bicycle parking and wider ramp access.
The city conducted two community meetings in February and April of 2018; feedback obtained from community members at these meetings were incorporated into the renovation plans. Ultimately the NBSC will be a refreshed and welcoming “home away from home” for the older adult community.


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