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On Lok Celebrates: The Blueprint of Senior Care - Friday, May 17, 2024

Date: Friday, May 17, 2024

Location: Pier 27, San Francisco

On Lok Celebrates brings together over 600 friends, partners, seniors, staff, and volunteers for a magical evening to celebrate and fundraise for On Lok services and programs for seniors in our community.

Our 2024 gala will include an opening networking reception featuring delicious local and interactive cuisine and live entertainment, an auction including unique packages and inspirational fund-a-need, and an unforgettable dessert and dance after party.

For the latest gala updates, including sponsorship opportunities and early bird tickets, visit On Lok Celebrates. Have a question about gala? Send your question via email to events@onlok.org.


Yan Can Cook with On Lok - A Spring Menu

Date/Time: Friday, March 8th, 4-5pm

Location: Virtual

Join Chef Martin Yan and On Lok for Yan Can Cook with On Lok, live, virtual cooking series celebrating Chinese recipes and traditions.

Prepare delicious and simple recipes along with Chef Yan, who will be cooking live from his kitchen.

RSVP on Eventbrite. You will receive a Zoom link to the event and recipes after you RSVP.

Featured dishes:

  • Snow Fungus Chicken Soup

  • Braised Spring Bamboo Shoots

  • Black Sesame Dessert

We are giving away Chef Yan gift sets to 3 lucky winners.

This event is FREE and open to all. It is not a fundraiser.

To learn more about this series visit Yan Can Cook with On Lok.


On Lok 30th Street Senior Center Calendar:

Download our monthly activities calendar (pdf) in English Calendario de actividades en Espanol (pdf)

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Aging Mastery Program (AMP) Information Sessions

Date/Time: Every Wednesday, from 3-4 p.m.

Location: Online via Zoom

We are living longer than previous generations. The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP), created by the National Council on Aging and presented by On Lok, is a 10-week virtual course to help you make the most of your longevity.

Join other adults 55+ and learn real skills for living the years ahead to the fullest, taught by experts in the following topics:

  • Navigating Longer Lives

  • Exercise and You

  • Falls Prevention

  • Healthy Eating and Hydration

  • Sleep and the Brain

  • Medication Management

  • Healthy Relationships

  • Financial Fitness

  • Advance Planning

  • Community Engagement

This program is offered to San Francisco Bay Area residents age 55+.

Before registering for AMP, please attend a pre-required virtual Information Session to learn more about the course. Information Sessions are available every Thursday from 3-4 p.m. via Zoom. Click here to register for an Information Session on Eventbrite.

For additional information or questions, contact Valorie Villela at 415-439-9364 or valorie@onlok.org


Tai Chi for Arthritis 1 - Starting February 6, 2024

In-person classes, in English

Date/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For ~10 weeks, from February 6, 2024 to April 11, 2024

Location: Classes will take place in the beautiful garden at On Lok 30th Street Senior Center, 225 30th Street in San Francisco, between Church and Mission Dolores. If the weather is too cold or rainy, the class will move indoors.

Instructor: Jeanne Hughes

Studies have found that the program decreases pain and improves physical function in people with osteoarthritis of the hips or knees by increasing muscular strength and flexibility.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention is funded by Partners in Care and On Lok. We encourage you to participate in as many classes as possible to learn the form and graduate from the program.

The class curriculum is based on the Sun Tai-chi style, which is a gentle type of Tai-chi. The movements were modified by Dr. Paul Lam, the director of Tai-chi for Health Institute, to tailor them for people with arthritis. 

We encourage you to participate in as many classes as possible to learn the form and graduate from the program.

To learn more, visit https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/a-recent-significant-tai-chi-for-arthritis-study/

A participant from a previous cohort wrote: “I suffer from chronic rheumatoid arthritis. The severity of my pain has been dramatically reduced since I began your class.” Tai Chi for Health programs are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arthritis Foundation.

A pre-registration survey is required to register for this class. Please register before January 31 to reserve your spot in the class by filling out the Registration Survey here: https://forms.gle/85dv1SNRojuATTrZ9

For more information or to register, please contact Diana Lara at 415-550-2209 or dlararodgers@onlok.org

We look forward to seeing you in our classes!

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Tai Chi for Arthritis 1 - Starting April 30, 2024

In-person classes, in English

Date/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For ~10 weeks, from April 30, 2024 to July 9, 2024

Location: Classes will take place in the beautiful garden at On Lok 30th Street Senior Center, 225 30th Street in San Francisco, between Church and Mission Dolores. If the weather is too cold or rainy, the class will move indoors.

Instructor: Rowena Richie

Studies have found that the program decreases pain and improves physical function in people with osteoarthritis of the hips or knees by increasing muscular strength and flexibility.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention is funded by Partners in Care and On Lok. We encourage you to participate in as many classes as possible to learn the form and graduate from the program.

The class curriculum is based on the Sun Tai-chi style, which is a gentle type of Tai-chi. The movements were modified by Dr. Paul Lam, the director of Tai-chi for Health Institute, to tailor them for people with arthritis. 

We encourage you to participate in as many classes as possible to learn the form and graduate from the program.

To learn more, visit https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/a-recent-significant-tai-chi-for-arthritis-study/

A participant from a previous cohort wrote: “I suffer from chronic rheumatoid arthritis. The severity of my pain has been dramatically reduced since I began your class.” Tai Chi for Health programs are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arthritis Foundation.

A pre-registration survey is required to enroll in the class. Please register before April 26 to reserve your spot in the class by filling out the Registration Survey here: https://forms.gle/aUiZZoZPzcosck5v7

For more information or to register, please contact Diana Lara at 415-550-2209 or dlararodgers@onlok.org

We look forward to seeing you in our classes!

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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Virtual classes, in English

Date/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For ~10 weeks, from November 14, 2023 to January 23, 2024

Location: Virtual, on Zoom

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention is funded by Partners in Care and On Lok. Studies have found that the program decreases pain and improves physical function in people with osteoarthritis of the hips or knees by increasing muscular strength and flexibility.

The class curriculum is based on the Sun Tai-chi style, which is a gentle type of Tai-chi. The movements were modified by Dr. Paul Lam, the director of Tai-chi for Health Institute, to tailor them for people with arthritis. 

We encourage you to participate in as many classes as possible to learn the form and graduate from the program.

To learn more, visit https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/a-recent-significant-tai-chi-for-arthritis-study/

A participant from last cohort wrote: “I suffer from chronic rheumatoid arthritis. The severity of my pain has been dramatically reduced since I began your class.”

Instructor: Diana Lara

Tai Chi for Health programs are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arthritis Foundation.

A pre-registration survey is required to enroll in the class. For more information or to register, please contact Diana Lara at 415-550-2209 or dlararodgers@onlok.org

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On Lok Always Active

Date/Time: Monday to Friday, 10 am - 11 am

Location: Virtual

Our virtual Always Active classes focus on mobility, muscle strengthening, balance, and flexibility specifically designed for Older Adults and adults with disabilities in the area of San Francisco.

To learn more or register contact us at: 415-550-2291 or Gpinzon@onlok.org.

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Fall Prevention

Date/Time: Monday and Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Virtual

The purpose of the Fall Prevention Program is to help seniors develop strength, flexibility, balance and gait to prevent debilitating falls. This virtual educational workshop program is designed especially for individuals who have fallen in the past and helps teach seniors how to stay safe while maintaining an independent lifestyle.

To learn more or register contact us at: 415-550-2291 or Gpinzon@onlok.org.


Body Dynamics

Date/Time: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10 am - 11:30 am

Location: In-Person

This class includes moderate to high intensity exercises using weights, resistance tubing, stretching, and balance movements. In the first hour segment, the class will focus on breathing for stress reduction, balance, flexibility, and strength using body weight, hand weights, and/or therabands.

The cardio section is predominant in this class to encourage cardiorespiratory endurance. Once the first hour is complete, there is an optional 30-minutes of class time dedicated to more intense strength and flexibility components. Participants must be able to perform standing exercises for the duration of the class.

Register at 415-550-2219 or kzamorahidalgo@onlok.org

Café con Leche (Spanish only)

Date/Time: Days & times vary, check calendar for available sessions.

Location: In-person

"Café con Leche" es un grupo psico-educacional donde nos reunimos por teléfono cada semana. En él, compartimos, y nos apoyamos los unos a los otros, algo muy importante durante esta época de confinamiento. Es un espacio en el cual conectamos y hablamos de diferentes temas como maneras de manejar la ansiedad, maneras de mantenernos positivos, como seguir conectados durante el aislamiento, y muchas otras cosas.

Unanse! Todos y todas estan bienvenidos! Este grupo es facilitado por la Dra Maria Jose Perry.

Register at 415-550-2219 or kzamorahidalgo@onlok.org

Chair Yoga

Date/Time: Wednesdays, 2:30 – 3:30pm

Location: In-person

This gentle flow of Chair Yoga is designed to improve flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination while boosting your mood, and releasing stress. Chair yoga is done while sitting and some poses can be done standing or on the floor using a chair for support. At the end of this practice you will experience a deep state of relaxation, and connection in between your mind, body in spirit. This practice includes meditation. During the class, many variations of the poses are explained for better comfort and level.

Register at 415-550-2219 or kzamorahidalgo@onlok.org .

Conversation Circle

Date/Time: Days & times vary, check the calendar for available sessions.

Location: In-person

Conversation Circle" is a psychoeducational group where we meet via Zoom every other week, and share, and support each other during this unprecedented time. It is a space where we can connect and talk about different topics including how to manage anxiety, how to stay positive, how to connect to others, how to create a schedule during quarantine, and many others.

Please join us! While we can't meet in person we can still connect with those we love. The group is facilitated by Dr. Maria Jose Perry.

Register at 415-550-2219 or kzamorahidalgo@onlok.org

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP)

Date/Time:  For more information, please contact: 415-550-6002 or workshops@onlok.org 

Location: In-person and Virtual

Language: English, Spanish, Chinese (Cantonese)

The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) is a six-week workshop to help older adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes manage their condition and improve their health and well-being. Classes are taught by a health educator in a caring and safe environment.

Learn proven ways to take control of your diabetes and improve your quality of life.

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Healthier Living (Chronic Disease Self-Management Program)

Date/Time: For more information, please contact: 415-550-6002 or workshops@onlok.org

Location: In-person and Virtual

Language: English, Spanish, Chinese (Cantonese)

Healthier Living is a six-week workshop developed by Stanford University to help adults self-manage their chronic health conditions. Participants meet once a week for six weeks, learning, sharing, and bonding. Workshops are facilitated by two peer co-leaders in a small group setting.

Learn to manage ongoing health conditions, gain strategies, and skills to improve your wellbeing.

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Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP)

Date/Time: For more information, please contact: 415-550-6002 or workshops@onlok.org

Location: In-person and Virtual

Language: English, Spanish, Chinese (Cantonese)

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a six-week workshop developed by Stanford University to help adults self-manage their chronic pain conditions. Participants meet once a week for six weeks, learning, sharing, and bonding. Workshops are facilitated by two peer co-leaders in a small group setting.

Learn to manage your chronic pain and improve your quality of life.

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Beginner's Line Dance with Carmen Wong

Date/Time: Tuesdays, 12 pm

Location: In-person

This modern line dance class steps to mainstream music from 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, Latin, R&B, and current pop.

Register at 415-550-2219 or kzamorahidalgo@onlok.org