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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

Registration is now open for our September 2014 Explore Your Future workshop! It'll be held on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., September 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Mastick Center in Alameda. This original, fun, thought-provoking, four-session workshop series helps you envision your next phase of life. The class, designed especially for people age 50+, includes structured exercises that offer a new way of looking at your unique values, interests and skills. Click HERE to learn more and to register.   
Take a musical lunch break! From steel drums to opera, a wide range of musical genres are featured at “People in Plazas” concerts in ten different sites in the SF financial district and the Castro. These FREE concerts run from noon to 1:00 p.m. through October. Read more….


Does your organization publish a regular blog? Who’s writing it? How do you promote it? Typically a great deal of time and thought go into blogs, whether for an organization or as a personal expression of interests, but few of us have ever actually examined what makes a successful blog post. Here’s a detailed look with lots of info. Read more…
Convincing a local, state or national elected official to attend an event you’re sponsoring can be difficult. The demands on their time are great, but down times like August offer more opportunities. You just have to know whom to contact and how to convince them that their time would be well spent meeting with your constituents. Here’s a how-to guide from the National Council on Aging. 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...


The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents AfroSolo in the Gardens. This year’s free concert features critically acclaimed baritone Anthony Brown in "A Tribute to Paul Robeson... View full event


Viva Knight and Ted Rust of classical duo Dolci by the Bay are performing at Old First Church. They will be performing oboe sonatas of Francis Poulenc, Paul Hindemith, Alec... View full event


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


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