Openhouse + On Lok Community Day Services

Senior services designed with and for the LBGTQ 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, launching in late 2020.

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

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Coming soon: Not your typical center

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

Openhouse + On Lok Community Day will offer:

Meals

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

Care

Staff will 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 cordinated or provided from you 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.

Openhouse Laguna location

A program in the community

Openhouse + On Lok Community Day Services will be one of the many offerings available to LGBTQ seniors at the new 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

Francesca Gonzalez

Director of Senior Programs – Day Services, On Lok

Ephraim Getahun

Community Partner Liaison, Openhouse