In the Neighborhood - UPDATE - Excelsior Senior Center

In an earlier post, we talked about the great services offered by the Excelsior Teen Center. As we mentioned at that time, the Center recently began to include seniors in the communities it serves.

We revisited the Center and learned about the programs and services they have for seniors. A nutritious lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Activities include fitness classes, bingo, memory games, and arts & crafts. The Center also shows movies every Thursday at 10 a.m. Upcoming movies in June are Sleepless in Seattle on June 17th and Titanic on June 24th. Stop by the Center to pick up a schedule of activities as well as the monthly lunch menu in English, Chinese or Spanish.

There are many volunteer opportunities available at the Excelsior Senior Center, such as setting up and helping with the lunch program. In addition, there are opportunities to help with the many workshops offered, including teaching courses. Adult and teen volunteers assist with the food pantry, which occurs every Wednesday from 2-6 p.m. and serves over 350 individuals per week. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Jorge Rosales at (415) 206-2140 x 130.

Why do I keep calling it the Center? The name is currently the Excelsior Teen Center/Excelsior Senior Center, however they are in the process of changing the name to something a little shorter that will encompass all the communities they serve.

For more information about these great new services in the neighborhood for seniors, contact:

Hamaseh Kianfar
Director of Senior Services
Excelsior Senior Center
4468 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 334-9919

In the Neighborhood features information about people and places in the Excelsior neighborhood that you may already know and love, or that might be new to you. Watch this space!

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