North Oakland Senior Center (NOSC)

The North Oakland Senior Center (NOSC) is located in the beautifully restored former University High School.

Welcome Seniors!

North Oakland Senior Center (NOSC) is open for programming Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm.


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Membership is $12 a year - Such a Deal!
Below is our membership registration form. The 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.

NOSC Membership Registration Form

How to Apply:

Call NOSC at (510) 597-5085 to set up a registration appointment for the MySeniorCenter (MSC) and receive your 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.

Classes & Events

Become an Advisory Council Member

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We are looking for people to share their innovative ideas and skills in finance, event planning, health care, and more, with the senior community.

  • Would you like to have a voice to advise about center programming;
  • Can you attend the monthly Council meetings; and
  • Are able to volunteer at least ten (10) hours per month.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00p.m.


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

Contact Us


North Oakland Senior Center (NOSC)

5714 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609

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Open Hours

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

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