North Oakland Senior Center

The North Oakland Senior Center is located in the beautifully restored former University High School. Annual events at the Center include holiday dances, birthday parties, and flea markets. There are weekly salsa, swing and line dancing classes, along with activities such as Tai Chi and blood pressure screening. The facility has rooms available for public rentals.

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, 12noon - 1:00p.m.

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)

Available for drive-through pick-up. Lunch must be reserved 24 hours in advance by calling (510) 597-5085.

Rental Reservations

The North Oakland Senior Center is available for private rentals during non-senior center hours primarily weekends and evenings. Our large multipurpose room accommodates up to 175 people with banquet tables/200 theater-style. Our small classrooms are not available for private parties, but may be used for small meetings or break-out rooms for conference-type events. All rental arrangements are made by appointment only. Please call for more information. Follow this link to reserve the North Oakland Senior Center.


Membership Information

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


  • Pool Table
  • Computer Lab
  • Landscaped Senior Patio with Public Art Sculpture
  • Coffee Canteen


  • Health Clinic
  • 2 x weekly massage
  • Sharing Our Stories for Men (support group sponsored by Crisis Support)


Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)

  • Free legal consultations by appointment

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North Oakland Senior Center

Map image for North Oakland Senior Center, located at 5714 Martin Luther King Jr Way in Oakland, CA 94609
5714 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Oakland, CA 94609

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