Access to resources is a major concern as isolation often leads to the loss of services. If you or someone you know is in need of  basic assistance, here are some local resources.

City of San Francisco

Department of Aging & Adult Services

The city of San Francisco's department for older adults and people with disabilities. The link below offers a comprehensive guide of services available in the city.

(415) 355-6700


Meals on Wheels

Meal delivery to homebound seniors.

(415) 920-1111



Transportation services for older adults and people with disabilities.

(415) 351-7000

Senior Home Care Services & Day Programs

Institute on Aging

(415) 750-4111


Medi-Cal option Senior Healthcare Program serving those living with chronic illness or disabilities in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Stepping Stone

The largest independent provider of Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) in San Francisco



Legal Assistance

Legal Assistance to the Elderly

(415) 538-3333

Legal Services of Northern California

API Legal Outreach

(Legal aid with Spanish, English and Chinese language assistance)

Centro Legal de la Raza

PREPARE for Your Care (end of life and Advance Directive planning assistance)

Other Resource Centers

Independent Living Resource Center

(415) 543-6222

Self Help for the Elderly

Assistance and support to seniors in the San Francisco area. Provides trustworthy and devoted care for seniors to promote their independence, dignity and self-worth.

(415) 677-7600


We believe in equipping our volunteers with the knowledge and tools needed to be the best friends possible to our elders. From providing relevant information for each elder to trainings on dementia and fall prevention, we do our best to ensure our volunteers will  be well equipped when it comes to interacting with older adults.

Training Materials

UCSF Fellows Materials

Depression & Social Isolation


Hearing Loss

Elder Abuse & Neglect

Regular trainings are conducted to keep volunteers informed on elder issues and the aging process. 

Volunteer Handbook


Part of being a community-based organization is maintaining partnerships with other agencies and organizations to ensure the best services are being offered to all of our elders, building community amongst service providers. Here are some of the partnerships LBFE is involved in:


Optimized Aging Collaborative

Dementia Safety Net

San Francisco Partnership for Community-Based Care and Support

Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly

Tenderloin Safe Passage