Ascension Senior Center

The purpose of the Ascension Senior Center is to provide a stimulating environment in which older adults develop a variety of interests, increase social involvements, and learn new skills. The primary objective is to encourage adults to continue living independently with out becoming victims of isolation and loneliness. The Center meets every Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

A history of the Ascension Senior Center

“Lincoln Senior Center” was established February 8, 1979.  It was renamed “The Ascension Senior Center”  in 1989

The Directors:
Ann Sand               1979-1980
Joan Adams            1980-1989
Despina Bogdanos  1989-2002
Julie jones               2002-2006
2006 to now Volunteers run the Center


Ascension Senior Activity Center

An idea was conceived to create a Senior Center for our Older Adults in our new Community Center. The committee was chaired by Despina Bogdanos, who enlisted the help of Katherine Zachariades and Father Thomas Paris.

In August 14, 1978, we received the great news that the Board of Education had approved the Oakland Adult School to continue to fund the co-sponsored Senior Centers in Oakland, including the new center at our church.

With the help of the Bay Area Community Services, a Volunteer Leadership training program began on September 28, 1978.Training thirty Volunteers, the session lasted twelve weeks.

The Ascension Senior Center was established in February 8, 1979. Co-sponsored by our church, the Bay Area Community Services, and Pleasant Valley Adult School.

Our church board committed to provide the “space and time” and the expense of $1200.

The Bay Area Community Services supplied the overall structure of organization and coordination and training of volunteers.

The Adult School provide the director and necessary instructional supplies.

The purpose of this Center is to provide a stimulating environment in which older adults develop a variety of interests, increase social involvements, and learn new skills. The primary objective is to encourage adults to continue living independently with out becoming victims of isolation and loneliness.

The Center meets every Thursday from 9:00 am-2:00 pm.

Activities: Leather craft, Art, Copper Enameling, Wood Working, Knitting, Stained Glass, and Ceramics.
Special Programs: Discussion group current events, Health and Fitness, Lectures, Sing-along, dancing, Day Trips (most popular mystery trips)