Senior Programs

When you blend essential services, information and referrals with chair yoga, computer skills, and new friendships, you get BHNC’s Senior Program. This 40+ year old program serves over 1,000 multilingual residents annually. Residents age 60 and over or adults with disabilities of any age access food pantry services, health and wellness programs, and a wide range of referrals for qualifying City services. Others who live in and around Bernal Heights can drop into one of our two sites, Cortland Avenue or Excelsior, for classes of interest and trusted information. Our services are offered widely in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese. One of our longest-standing programs, the Senior Program has provided regular opportunities to gauge community needs and interests and incubate new program ideas. During the pandemic, while in-person programming is on hold, staff conducts wellness phone calls, offers Zoom meetings, audio-trainings, and food pantry drop-offs.

Locations

Cortland Senior Center

Excelsior Senior Center

Supportive Services - We care, We are here!

Navigating institutions is never a picnic. Our staff is here to help residents resolve transportation challenges, find the access to health insurance assistance, apply for social security, or secure housing repairs or basic rights, among countless other issues. BHNC is a trusted ally that knows where to begin – in multiple languages.

PRATRANSIT SFMTA

MUNI

MEDICAL INSURANCE

SOCIAL SECURITY

SMALL HOME REPAIRS

HOUSING

COUNSELING FOR MEDICARE

LIFELINE (FREE GOVERNMENT PHONES)

COMPUTER CLASSES

TRANSLATION SERVICES (FOR SPANISH & CHINESE)

REFERRALS TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Food Assistance Program

Weekly: Through our Brown Bag Program any residents needing support with groceries can access BHNC food pantry once per week at no cost. On Wednesdays, participants may access fresh fruits, vegetables, grains and otherpantry items.

Monthly: Through our Food Box Program, seniors age 60 and over who qualify may receive a food box as part of the federal Commodity Supplemental Food Program. On the second Saturday of the month, BHNC distributes non-perishable items through this program.

Enroll in CalFresh

Call (415) 289-9346 to learn more.

Our Funders and Partners

Funders:
 
DAS
METTA
Safeway Albertsons
San Francisco Foundation

Partners:

Arc of San Francisco
Arriba Juntos
Bernal Homeopathy
Community College of SF (CCSF)
Community Music Center (CMC)
Community Technology Network (CTN)
LDVALI Line Dancing

 

 
MYEEP
OnLok
Samuel Merritt
San Francisco Marin Food Bank (SFMFB)
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Project 20
Self Help for the Elderly
UCSF