Canon Kip Senior Center (705 Natoma St.) provides a hot lunch, case management, and community services to low-income elders 60 years and older. Over half of the participants are currently or formerly homeless. The Senior Center is open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (After 3 p.m., services are by appointment only.)
Congregrate Meal Program
Over 30,000 hot, nutritious lunches yearly—roughly 100 per day—are served at the Senior Center, Monday through Friday. 15 meals per day are reserved for younger adults with disabilities (ages 18-59.) Meals are served at 11:30, but participants are encouraged to arrive early because meals are reserved on a first come, first served basis.
In addition to a meal, the Center offers an afternoon computer lab; exercise classes; support groups; nutrition workshops; occasional field trips; and the opportunity to read the paper or play cards. On the third Saturday of every month, the Center celebrates participants’ birthdays with a hot lunch, live music, and dancing. The Homeless Senior Support Group meets each Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.
For more information on community services, call (415) 487-3300 x6212.
Case managers are available to help elderly people access services, such as in-home support; healthcare; help with budgeting; and other help with daily living. To make an appointment to see a case manager, please call (415) 487-3300 x6213.
Case managers also help homeless seniors find affordable housing and access to needed services so that they are better equipped to retain housing. Homeless seniors need to be referred from an appropriate service provider such as a shelter case manager or a county social worker.