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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! 

Explore Your Future in 2014

Our fun, thought-provoking, four-session workshop series that helps you envision your next phase of life has returned.  Go to the Explore Your Future page to learn more and secure your space in our...

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...

Join us for The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®

Coming of Age:Bay Area & NCPHS would love to have you join us for The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® - to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research...

Local organizations need you!

Volunteers needed, age 50+!  Visit our Clearinghouse of amazing Bay Area volunteer opportunities, updated weekly and viewable by location or type of position. You'll find a perfect fit for your...

Coming Soon

Sign up today for these engaging workshops. 
  • What’s next in your life? Be inspired, find your passion and envision your next steps at our Explore Your Future workshop! You’ll have the time and support to create your own Action Plan for a fulfilled future. Comprehensive workbook included. Next workshop begins Wednesday, October 8, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., in San Francisco. Click HERE to register for this popular four-session, low-cost class. Don’t delay—space is limited. 
  • The 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 outstanding one-day, six-hour workshop will be facilitated by Luanne Mullin, Chair of the SF Chapter of The Transition Network and Eileen Williams, author of Land The Job You Love, 10 Surefire Strategies for Job Seekers Over 50. Saturday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in our San Francisco offices. The $59 fee includes lunch and all workshop materials. Click HERE to find out more! 


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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


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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


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