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What People 50+ Can Do


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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...

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...

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...

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

Looking for a new furry or feathered friend? Come to the East Bay SPCA Adopt-A-Thon on Saturday, July 19, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Jack London Square in Oakland. Cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, and other adoptable animals will be featured at the event.  Even if you’re not ready to adopt, there will be vendor booths, $10 microchipping for pets, and info on fostering. Read more….
The Renegade Craft Fair comes to Fort Mason on Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. FREE. The fair specializes in handmade products—jewelry, clothing, furniture, ceramics, artwork, leather goods and more by indie designers and craftspeople. Workshops, food and music are also provided. Read more….


The Community Innovations for Aging in Place (CIAIP) website offers information on demonstration projects for organizations and funders interested in initiatives to ensure older adults can remain independent and have access to services and programs that help them age in place. CIAIP was authorized by the Older Americans Act. Read more….
HHS offers info on brain health. The materials, divided into four parts, are available to facilitate conversations with older people about what they can do to maintain brain health and cognition. Topics: preventing falls to avoid head injury; dangers of excessive alcohol consumption; the importance of sleep; and managing diabetes and blood pressure. FREE. 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