The Castro Senior has a weekly Flea Market on Wednesdays from 9:00 to 11:15. We offer quality clothing and household items at fantastic prices. We also accept quality donations.
Tai Chi is available at the Richmond Center on Fridays at 10:00am. Classes are facilitated through video and group instruction led by Vincent Yeung and the Castro Senior Center on Thursday morning through the SF City College with instructor Garrett Chin. There both advanced and beginner classes.
There is an Intergenerational poetry is along with Harvey Milk Academy students. The group writes original poetry that they read at both the school and the Castro Senior Center. We are always looking for new poets no previous experience required.
Yoga classes are offered at the Castro Senior Center on Tuesday afternoons with yoga instructor Devi Baptiste.
Board Games is a program at the Richmond Center. We play a variety of Board Games that keep us engaged and often help us keep our memory sharp.
Billiard instruction at the Richmond Center occurs Monday-Friday at 2:30pm. Players must demonstrate fundamental skills before participating. An instructional video is available for beginners.
Walking Groups: The Castro Center has a Monday walking group that explores neighborhoods throughout the City. They depart form tjhe Castro center at 9;30 AM At the Richmond Senior Center for our disabled population.
Bingo is played every Monday at 12:30 at the Richmond Center. People may play for free or for 25cents a card if they care to gamble. The collected funds are returned as game prizes.Bingo is offered at the Castro center on Thursday afternoon form 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
LGBT support and discussion groups are sponsored monthly at the Castro Senior Center. The Center is an LGBT friendly Senior Center and it offers both discussions and informational presentations of interest to LGBT seniors.
Current Events group every Thursday morning at 10:00. at the the Castro Center Current events start every morning with coffee or tea at the Richmond Center. Participants are encouraged to read their favorite newspaper and select stories that may be presented as the “Noon News.”
Community trips are scheduled regualrly at the Castro Senior Center both around San Francisco as well as the Bay Area. The Castro Center offers free tickets to many local events such the De Young and Modern Art museums as well theatre and sporting events. Some recent trips sponsored through the Castro Center have included River Rock Casino, Filoli House and Gardens and Simi Winery in Sonoma as well as many other fun and interesting venues.
Art instruction at the Richmond Center is provided by San Francisco Community College’s Older Adults Program. Classes are held on Tuesdays at 10:00am. Materials are provided and the “open enrollment” course explores different media (pencil drawing, and water-based paints).An arts and craft class is held every Tuesday afternoon at 12:30. Classes may include ceramics, beading, collage, and other assorted mediums.
The Castro Center has a Poetry Group that meets every Wednesday and a Camera Club that meets twice a month on Thursday afternoon. Please go to our program description and check the Castro Center weekly schedule for exact dates and times.
Computer Instruction is offered on an informal, one to one basis at the Richmond Senior and covers basic computer skills such as web access, and e-mail. The Castro Senior Center offers one on one tutoring Monday and Wednesday mornings and we have lap top computers and internet hook up are available for use at other times.
Exercise & consumer education
Exercise and consumer education is taught by an instructor from a community college, and is offered once a week for an hour. Health and nutrition information is also provided. The Castro Senior Center offers aerobic and other exercise classes daily including the Always Active fitness and education program. Please check our schedule for days and times.
Cooking Class is a group activity mostly for the disabled population, but all are welcome to attend. It is a “just for fun” class where we make simple snacks. This activity is at the Richmond Center only.
Movies are shown twice a week at the Richmond Center, and are chosen to reflect the interests of the participants.The Castro Senior Center offers both new films and a program of classics on Mondays and Fridays. Check our program description tab for the monthly movie schedule.