North Oakland Senior Center

The North Oakland Senior Center (NOSC) 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.

Entry into City of Oakland Senior Centers will be Limited to Appointments Only

In order to keep our members and staff as safe as possible, we will continue to reopen our facilities in phases under guidelines provided by local and State government agencies.

Phase 1
Call NOSC at (510) 597-5085 to set up an membership registration appointment for the new MySeniorCenter (MSC) system and receive your new key tag. Appointments can be made Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 2:30pm.

Phase 2
To assist in COVID tracking, you must have a key tag to access the activity offerings at this time. Members will receive a phone call as new activities open on an appointment-only basis.

Visiting Guidelines
Prior to facility entry, members will be required to answer a COVID-19 Safety Questionnaire, have their temperature taken, and maintain mask wearing at all times while in the building.

The Following Services/Amenities are Unavailable
- Some in-person programs or activities
- Private facility usage/rentals

The Following Services are Available
- Food Distribution Programs
- Virtual Programs Platform
- Computer labs, game/pool room, outdoor spaces, and other lounge/program areas for center supported activities. (By Appointment Only)


Senior Centers Membership Key Tag Logo

Membership is $12 a year - Such a Deal!
Below is our brand new membership registration form. The updated membership form includes a new demographics section that will help us apply for grants to benefit the Center's programs and services. Keeping in line with our standard center rules, we want to assure you that your personal information will remain confidential.

Click here for NOSC Membership Registration

How to Apply:

Call NOSC at (510) 597-5085 to set up a registration appointment for the new MySeniorCenter (MSC) system and receive your new key tag. Appointments can be made Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 2:30pm. Payment options include: check, money order or cash. Please make checks and money orders payable to North Oakland Senior Center.

Your Membership Matters! By joining or renewing your membership, you make our programs possible.

Member benefits include:

1. Access to our senior community: virtual activities/classes.

2. Quarterly "North Oakland Senior Times" newsletter mailed to your home.

3. Access to valuable resources: Meal programs, Information & Assistance Specialists, and other critical senior services.

4. Discounted program and event fees.

5. Care packages and fun freebies.

6. Countless opportunities to meet new friends and have fun.

Online Classes & Events

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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 - 12:30p.m by drive-through pick-up.

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 a lunch, please call (510) 597-5085, Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 2:30pm or email: by 12noon, 24 hours in advance.

Senior Center Rentals

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.


The Mission-style City landmark was built in 1923 by architect Charles W. Dickey, who also designed the Claremont Hotel, the Temescal and Golden Gate Libraries and Kahn's Department Store. It was designated in the eclectic spirit of the time blending a functional approach to a modern classroom building with the historical model of the California missions. In 1923, it was an outstanding educational facility including science and home economics labs and amenities such as study courts and above average concern for light and quiet.

In 1998, North Oakland Senior Center opened in the Auditorium of the University High School, a historic preservation project with 15,000 square feet of space creatively for senior and community programs. The entire site is 8.9 acres. The theater chairs in the hallway were originally inside the Auditorium, the scene of many UNI High School productions!


  • Game Room with Pool Table, Ping Pong Table & Flat-screen TV
  • Art & Crafts Room with Sewing Machines
  • Lounge with Flat-screen TV
  • Outdoor Patio featuring "Spring of Wisdom" fountain sculpture by Senri Nojima
  • Computer Lab

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North Oakland Senior Center (NOSC)

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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Open Hours

We will continue to reopen our facilities in phases, under guidelines provided by local and State government agencies, to keep the process as safe as possible.

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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