Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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Aging Services Division
Aging Services Division

Social Services

Social Services are provided to Berkeley residents over the age of 55. The Aging Services Division Social Services Unit provides time-limited case management, including consultation and referral in many areas of concern for older adults in the Berkeley community.     

Case managers provide resources to support many concerns, including:  

  • Transportation  clip_image011.jpg
  • Having adequate food 
  • Accessing medical, mental health services  and  dental and vision care  
  • Health insurance and financial benefits advocacy resources 
  • Legal assistance resources  
  • Affordable housing listings 
    (Please note that Case Managers do not provide housing placement or navigation services)
  • Accessibility and safety issues in the home 
  • Resources for utilities and energy assistance  
  • Home care assistance referrals 
  • Family caregiver support 

The Social Services Unit is not accepting referrals at this time due to limited availability of staff. All referrals are being reviewed to determine level of urgency, and placed on a waitlist accordingly. You may still contact us to obtain information about resources in the community. Please click this link for partnering agencies that may be able to provide services to you. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Social Services Unit: (510) 981-5180 

To find housing resources for those who are currently homeless contact the HUB: https://www.cityofberkeley.info/homeless-entry/

Services provided by the Social Services Unit are confidential.  Our Notice of Privacy Practices describes the policies we follow to safeguard personal health information. 

Social Services Case Management Services are available, by appointment, at the following Senior Center locations:    

  • North and South Berkeley Senior Centers
    (check with Senior Center staff about specific Case Management service hours)

    North Berkeley Senior Center
    1900 Sixth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
    (510) 981-5190

    Henry Ramsey Jr. South Berkeley Senior Center
    2939 Ellis Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
    (510) 981-5170
  • Home visits are available for those who qualify




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Questions or comments? Email: seniors@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-5200
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903