Club 75

Over 20,000 older adults in San Francisco identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and additional identities (LGBTQ+) and represent incredible racial/ethnic diversity; however, this population continues to have high needs and challenges accessing aging and social services. A need remains to develop culturally-tailored programs and specialized services to support LGBTQ+ older adults in overcoming unique historical challenges related to discrimination, stigma, and societal acceptance to ensure they are able to age in place with dignity. Moreover, many LGBTQ+ older adults live alone, which exacerbates feelings of social isolation, loneliness, and depression.

To address these inequities, On Lok, a leading nonprofit provider that founded the PACE healthcare model, and Openhouse, a leading nonprofit provider of LGBTQ+ senior services, jointly launched Community Day Services, affectionaly called Club 75 by its community, which is the nation’s first adult day program co-created with LGBTQ+ older adults. We have been partnering with Openhouse and On Lok to conduct an implementation and effectiveness evaluation of Club 75.

Are you intersted in Club 75? Learn more here:

Openhouse + On Lok Community Day Services

This project is supported by On Lok. The views and opinions expressed on this website are those of the researchers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the sponsors.