Director of Senior Programs & Operations – Day Services
As Director of Senior Programs & Operations – Day Services, Sandra Rivas oversees day-to-day operations for On Lok 30th Street Senior Center and Openhouse + On Lok Community Day Services.
In her previous role as Assistant Director of Programs & Operations – Day Services, Sandra managed five On Lok 30th Street Senior Center departments consisting of 11 programs serving more than 1,500 older adults, including On Lok Mission Nutrition congregate and home-delivered meals program, On Lok Always Active, Social Services, Activities, and the Volunteer Program. She joined On Lok in 2018 as Program Manager for Community Services, planning and implementing lifelong-learning classes and over 50 weekly activities for the senior center’s diverse community, as well as 2,000 social service hours connecting older adults to the community. In previous roles at nonprofit and private organizations, she has led care teams and residential care facilities through transition of operations and the launch of senior communities.
Sandra has 13 years of expertise in residential care settings for the elderly, care coordination, hospice and Alzheimer’s care, culturally appropriate community programming, and disease prevention. She holds an Associate Degree in Nursing from College of San Mateo.