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What People 50+ Can Do


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    Connect with your community, with new friends, new interests, new opportunities! Take advantage of Coming of Age’s powerful learning and service programs to reflect on who you are now, and who you want to be...

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    Use your unique talents and skills to help others. Nonprofit organizations throughout the Bay Area are looking for people with experience and energy: They’re looking for people like you! 

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    Where will you be in a year? In five years? Our workshops help you fuse passion, purpose and personal strengths to imagine the possibilities—and to develop an Action Plan to turn them into reality. 

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    Creativity comes in many forms. No matter what your goal is—a new project, new career, new future—you’ll be inspired to discover and create the tools to reach it. And we’re here to help.

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    Coming of Age members bring experience, dedication and passion to organizations seeking to fill volunteer and paid positions. If you’ve got an opportunity, we’ve got the talent! 

Video of our Encore Career Workshop posted under Radio Stories

A few participants from our recent "Encore Career Workshop" wanted to talk about their experience, so we put together a short video that also includes statements from workshop facilitator Luanne...

Our nonprofit partners need your help more than ever!

The holidays will be here in the blink of an eye & our nonprofit partners need your help more than ever! Check out our Community Service page & find organization that needs your skills and...

Members of Coming of Age:Bay Area have access

Members of Coming of Age:Bay Area have access to special programs and discounts. Click to JOIN at no cost and take advantage of one-on-one matching to unique volunteer positions, discounted programs...

Coming of Age:Bay Area “Make a BIG Difference” Awards

Six Bay Area nonprofits have won cash grants for exciting projects that engage the talents of volunteers age 50+ and foster the teamwork structure our members enjoy. We’re excited to fund projects...

Coming Soon

Own your future! Our Encore Career Workshop is a nuts and bolts job-search skills workshop designed for people 50+ who are in career transition or reentering the job market. This outstanding one-day, six-hour class is facilitated by Luanne Mullin, Chair of the SF Chapter of The Transition Network, and author Eileen Williams. The $59 fee includes lunch, a FREE copy of Eileen’s' book, Land the Job You Love, 10 Surefire Strategies for Job Seekers Over 50, and all workshop materials. Saturday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in our San Francisco offices. Click HERE to find out more! 
Batten the hatches: Fleet Week is roaring back after a year’s hiatus, October 9 to 13, from Marina Green to Fisherman’s Wharf and beyond. Watch for the United Airlines 747 joining the air show. The Parade of Ships is on Friday, October 10 on the Northern Waterfront. Click HERE for the full schedule of events. 


For the 14th year in a row, the median compensation for female CEOs of nonprofit organizations fell behind that of male CEOs by up to 23 percent, depending on the size of the organization. This is based on the 2014 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report. The study also found that only 17 percent of organizations with budgets larger than $50 million had a female CEO. In contrast, a majority of organizations with budgets under $1,000,000 had female executives. Read more….
We all want to perform at our best, but, sadly, nonprofit organizations are hampered by limitations in budget, staff and other resources. Here’s a discussion of the major strategic mistakes made by nonprofits. This article, the first of three, discusses online visibility, locating the right board members, measuring outcomes, and more. Read more….

Trusted Elders Give Advice

The Elder Wisdon Circle™ was founded as a national organization in 2001 to allow seniors to share their hard-earned wisdom. At the Sequoias San Francisco, an NCPHS community, Coming of Age:Bay... Read More...

Mary DeShaw was Ready to Be Amazed!

In 2010, as I was preparing for that “jumping off” place I once thought of as “retirement,” I spotted a bumper sticker with this sage advice: “PREPARE TO BE AMAZED.” It was just the paradigm shift... Read More...

Sandi Blair - Civicorps Volunteer Academic Coach

Sandi Blair retired after practicing family law in Berkeley for 37 years. She is now able to fill her life with art classes, book clubs, theater, Tai Chi and world travel. Sandi is also committed... Read More...

Nancy Smietana - Volunteering led to an Encore Career in Healthcare

It took far more than the 17 years Nancy Smietana spent working as a ticket and inside sales agent for the airline industry to turn her life in another direction.   At age fifty-five, Nancy was... Read More...


This fun, thought-provoking, four-session workshop series helps you envision your next phase of life. Whether you're retired or just thinking about it, whether you want to... View full event


4th Annual Yerba Buena Night, a FREE festival of live music, dance, art and performance under the stars in SF. Saturday, October 11, 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. 40 performances on five... View full event


Coming of Age:Bay Area's "Encore Career Workshop" is a job search skills workshop designed for people 50+ in the midst of career transition, or reentering the job market.  This... View full event


65th Anniversary celebration for the United Nations, including a flag raising ceremony and parade of flags from around the world. Enjoy entertainment and special guests.... View full event