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What People 50+ Can Do

 

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    Connect

    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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    Serve

    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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    Dream

    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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    Create

    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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    Engage

    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! 

Video of our Encore Career Workshop posted under Radio Stories

A few participants from our recent "Encore Career Workshop" wanted to talk about their experience, so we put together a short video that also includes statements from workshop facilitator Luanne... Read More

Our nonprofit partners need your help more than ever!

The holidays will be here in the blink of an eye & our nonprofit partners need your help more than ever! Check out our Community Service page & find organization that needs your skills and... Read More

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... Read More

Coming of Age:Bay Area “Make a BIG Difference” Awards

Six Bay Area nonprofits have won cash grants for exciting projects that engage the talents of volunteers age 50+ and foster the teamwork structure our members enjoy. We’re excited to fund projects... Read More

Coming Soon

The Sound of Music. We are blessed in the Bay Area with an abundance of opportunities to enjoy live classical music. If you can’t make it to the SF Symphony, numerous groups offer intimate—and economical—performances, including these in the East Bay: 

Tickets range from $20 to FREE—Donations gratefully accepted.

Info4Orgs

A new research report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) reveals that most nonprofits are using beneficiary feedback to improve their programs. Leaders of those nonprofits, however, believe most of their foundation funders lack a deep understanding of their intended beneficiaries’ needs. Read the report, Hearing from Those We Seek to Help: Nonprofit Practices and Perspectives in Beneficiary Feedback, HERE.  
 

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...

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November

San Francisco Guitar Quartet will perform their Chamber Concerts at Trinity Church in Berkeley on... View full event

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November

Our National Parks celebrate Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, with FREE admission. Yosemite is beautiful in the Fall! For more info:... View full event

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November

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe - St. John Episcopal Church, 110 Julian Ave, San Francisco - is a... View full event

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November

Berkeley Chamber Performances will perform their Trio MoD (classical, jazz, gospel and Native American) at Berkeley City Club at 8pm on November 18. Tickets are $25. For more... View full event