Downtown Oakland Senior Center

Life may not begin at 55, but here at the Downtown Oakland Senior Center (DOSC) we believe life starts getting better! Our center is a terrific place to socialize and interact with other active seniors. Located across from Lake Merritt, Downtown Oakland Senior Center is Oakland's oldest and largest senior center. Downtown Oakland Senior Center focuses on providing seniors with innovative programs and services that address the physical, mental, and emotional well being of older adults.

The City of Oakland Senior Centers will Remain Closed until Further Notice

Based on guidance issued from both California and Alameda County Public Health experts the best way to control the spread COVID-19 is for people to stay home and away from crowds and social spaces unless necessary. This is particularly important for older adults and people with compromised immune systems or with underlying health conditions. We will continue to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 and reopen Senior Centers when we believe it is safe for our members.

Please see the links for Senior Center Classes and Services open to the public. While Senior Center membership provides access to a wider variety of programs and services we recognize how important it is for us to extend our amenities to the broader Elder community during this time of crises. We hope that you join our Senior Centers Without Walls open access and decide to join our community as a member.

Online Classes & Events

Silencing your Thoughts Workshop
Jan 06, 2021

Stress Busters: Silencing your Thoughts Workshop

Stress comes in many ways. It’s that uneasy feeling we get when we're upset -- whether it's because we're angry, worried, depressed or upset for other reasons. In these challenging times, it's very easy to be stressed and anxious. In…

KTOP Classes
Dec 10, 2020

Stretch and Flex with Tricia: Chair & Mat Yoga

Tuesday at 10am and Thursday at 9:30am KTOP-Channel 10 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99 on your TV. You can also live stream these classes through and search KTOP.

KTOP Classes
Dec 09, 2020

Stretch & Flex with Tricia: Balance & Stability

Join every week on TV or online. Please note: Every 1st Wednesday of the month class begins at 9am. Join us at the Commission on Aging session to follow at 10am.) KTOP-Channel 10 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99 on your…

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Senior Lunch Program

Spectrum is working in collaboration with SOS/Meals on Wheels to deliver chilled, portioned meals. To receive a meal, participants must complete a annual registration form.

Lunch is served: Monday - Friday, 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for pick-up at the Front Door (Bay Street side of building)

No senior over 60 will be refused a meal due to lack of funds.

Suggested Donation: $3.75 per meal (Meal ticket: $35.00/10 meals)

To reserve your take-out meal, please call 72 hours in advance at (510) 238-3284 and leave a voicemail indicating your days of choice.

Program Schedule

Senior Services on-site programming has been suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

Rental Reservations

The Downtown Oakland Senior Center is available for rental to organizations and businesses, but not to individuals for private events, during the evenings and weekends. Four beautiful halls and a Grand Ballroom can accommodate between 15 and 300 guests depending on the seating arrangements. While no tables, food or drinks are ever allowed in our Grand Ballroom, the facility does have other halls where dining for between 25 and 175 guests may take place.


Membership Information

Membership costs are $12 once a year. This fee helps to support program costs.


  • Consignment/Gift Shop
  • Canteen with Flat-Screen TV and 2 Billiards tables
  • Grand Ballroom and 4 Meeting Halls


Lawyers in the Library Program

  • 3rd Thursday of each month, 9am - 11am. Call (510) 238-3284 to make an appointment.

Heath Insurance Counseling and Advocacy (HICAP)

  • 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month, 10am - 2pm. Call (510) 839-0393 to make an appointment.

Legal Assistance for Seniors - Monthly


Safe Medication Disposal Drop Box

  • Pill-form medications should be dispensed from bottles and placed in a ziploc bag. Call (510) 238-3284 to schedule a drop-time Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

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Downtown Oakland Senior Center

Map image for Downtown Oakland Senior Center, located at 200 Grand Ave in Oakland, CA 94610
200 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

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