The Castro Senior Center is located in Ellard Hall at Most Holy Redeemer Church in the heart of the Castro district of San Francisco. Since 1980 the Castro Senior Center (formerly Diamond Senior Center) has been part of the neighborhood serving local residents as well as members of the larger San Francisco community. As part of Golden Gate Senior Services the Castro Senior Center is funded through the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS). Our services and programs are available to all individuals age 60 and above and persons with disabilities.
Though our collaborations with other community leaders in aging such as The University of San Francisco, City College of San Francisco, On Lok, Openhouse, New Leaf and others we are able provide a wide range of daily activities that promote healthy living, and socialization. We offer a wide range of activities and services that promote independence, health and over all well being.
The following list is just a sample of our free weekly activities:
A range of daily exercise programs including, aerobics and general strength building provided through the Always Active Program
Yoga and Tai Chi Classes
Free Health Assessments through the University of San Francisco School of Nursing
Social clubs including: Current Events, Book Club and Camera Club
Film and Music programs
Day Trips and access to a wide range of free community events through Community Access Tickets Service
LGBT discussion group and special presentations (see the flier)
Weekly Flea Market
Theater and Dance groups
Location, Hours, and Contact Information
Castro Senior Center
110 Diamond Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
We are close to Muni # 33 & 24 bus lines, the F street car and the Metro Subway Castro Station, stops for the M, K, & L lines.
Hours: Mon., Tues., Thur. & Friday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Phone: (415) 863-3507
View the flier
A largely ignored segment of the senior community our LGBT elders. As part of the Castro neighborhood we are committed to meeting the needs of the growing LGBT senior population. In 2007 we initiated our outreach program to address the needs of LGBT seniors. Each month we sponsor well attended discussion groups, present speakers on topics of interest as well as participate in the annual PRIDE events each June.
As part of Golden Gate Senior Services the Castro Senior Center participates in the Project Integration Program which serves individuals with developmental disabilities. The Castro Senior Center staff are experienced in working with individuals with special needs and work to promote the best quality of life for the participants within a fully integrated atmosphere.