Openhouse + On Lok Community Day Services

Senior services designed with and for the LGBTQ+ community

On Lok and Openhouse, a leading provider of LGBTQ+ senior services, have joined forces to co-design the nation's first community-based adult day program for and with the LGBTQ+ community.

Openhouse + On Lok Community Day Services (Community Day) involved LGBTQ+ seniors from the very beginning to co-design a multifaceted program, bringing much-needed services to San Francisco’s growing LGBTQ+ community.

Not your typical center

Community Day offers a safe and life-affirming space where you can be yourself, engage with your community, and find services to maintain your wellness and empower your independence.

Openhouse + On Lok Community Day Services offers:

Meals

Enjoy daily hot and tasty midday meals, snacks, and refreshments.

Care

Staff can provide you with coordinated services and help with your personal care and reminders.

Programming

Express yourself with many fun LGBTQ-themed activities to help you stay socially engaged.

Transportation

Based on need, transportation will be coordinated or provided from your home to the program, and back.

Is Community Day right for me?

  • Are you age 55 or older?

  • Would you benefit from assistance with your daily activities?

  • Would you benefit from a supportive environment?

  • Do you need help with some personal care?

For more information about Community Day, email Ephraim Getahun at egetahun@openhousesf.org or call 415-535-0927.

A program in the community

Openhouse + On Lok Community Day Services is one of the many offerings available to LGBTQ+ seniors at the Openhouse Community Center at 75 Laguna Street in San Francisco.

Openhouse + On Lok, in partnership for the LGBTQ+ older adult community

Openhouse is a leading voice and longstanding service provider in San Francisco’s LGBTQ+ community. On Lok is a pioneer in integrated health, wellness, and social services to empower seniors of all ages to age with dignity and independence.

Openhouse + On Lok Community Day Services combines Openhouse’s expertise in developing and delivering services for LGBTQ+ seniors with On Lok’s 50-year history of supporting older adults to live in the community and avoid nursing home placement.

Openhouse + On Lok Community Day Services Team

Ephraim Getahun

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Training, Openhouse

Sandra Rivas

Director of Senior Programs and Administrator, Openhouse + On Lok Community Day Services