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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! 

Coming of Age:Bay Area to Close 12/31/14

Coming of Age:Bay Area is closing on December 31, 2014. We have enjoyed our relationship with you over the past 5 years. We hope that our workshops, programs and volunteer opportunities supported... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Coming Soon

Free Street Parking in Downtown Oakland. The city of Oakland wants to entice you to its unique shops and neighborhoods with this money-saving holiday free parking initiative. In addition to free metered parking, certain lots and garages are included in the program. Time limits still apply, so be careful not to overstay your welcome. Saturdays, December 13, 20, and 27, all day. Read more….
Morrison Chamber Music presents Nordic Voices, Friday, February 20, 2015, Pre-concert talk at 7:00, performance at 8:00 p.m. FREE. McKenna Theatre at SF State. Read more….
California: Captured on Canvas, an exhibit on the UC campus, displays 43 paintings depicting the stunning landscape as well as the commerce, characters and art that have drawn the state’s diverse inhabitants. Images span the Gold Rush era to the late 1950s. Runs through March 6, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, Bancroft Library, Berkeley. FREE. Read more....


Webinar - 21st Century Challenge for Healthy Aging: Balancing Living Well with the Reality of Multiple Chronic Conditions. The White House Conference on Aging will present the first in a series of webinars on this important topic. Hosted in collaboration with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Thursday, December 11, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (PT). 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...


San Francisco Guitar Quartet will perform their Chamber Concerts at Trinity Church in Berkeley on... View full event


Our National Parks celebrate Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, with FREE admission.... View full event


VolxKuche or Free-Cafe - St. John Episcopal Church, 110 Julian Ave, San Francisco - is a... View full event


Berkeley Chamber Performances will perform their Trio MoD (classical, jazz, gospel and Native American) at Berkeley City Club at 8pm on November 18. Tickets are $25. For more... View full event