North Oakland Senior Center (NOSC)

The North Oakland Senior Center (NOSC) is located in the beautifully restored former University High School. The facility has rooms available for public rentals.

Welcome Seniors!

North Oakland Senior Center (NOSC) is open for appointment-based programming Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm. Pre-registration, masks and proof of vaccination is required to enter the facility.

Happy Summer!

Summer is upon us, so we are excited to get out of the house and safely socialize at our favorite park or open space. Warm weather and heat makes outdoor activities enjoyable but it also means we need to take care to hydrate and stay cool.

Whether you are lounging in the West Oakland Senior Center Courtyard, dancing on the Downtown Oakland deck, hanging out in the North Oakland Garden, or barbequing on the East Oakland patio it is important to be mindful before the heat catches up to you.

The Aging Services Staff put together this handy guide to help you stay cool. We also thought you would like a guide about when to expect cool or fresh air centers to open. (Click the link below)

We hope all our members and their families will have a great summer with our Tips to Cool.


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Membership is $12 a year - Such a Deal!
Below is our brand new membership registration form. The updated membership form includes a new demographics section that will help us apply for grants to benefit the Center's programs and services. Keeping in line with our standard center rules, we want to assure you that your personal information will remain confidential.

NOSC Membership Registration Form

How to Apply:

Call NOSC at (510) 597-5085 to set up a registration appointment for the new MySeniorCenter (MSC) system and receive your new key tag. Appointments can be made Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 2:30pm. Payment options include: check, money order or cash. Please make checks and money orders payable to North Oakland Senior Center.

Your Membership Matters! By joining or renewing your membership, you make our programs possible.

Member benefits include:

1. Access to our senior community: virtual activities/classes.

2. Quarterly "North Oakland Senior Times" newsletter mailed to your home.

3. Access to valuable resources: Meal programs, Information & Assistance Specialists, and other critical senior services.

4. Discounted program and event fees.

5. Care packages and fun freebies.

6. Countless opportunities to meet new friends and have fun.

Become an Advisory Council Member

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We are looking for people to share their innovative ideas and skills in finance, event planning, health care, and more, with the senior community.

  • Would you like to have a voice to advise about center programming;
  • Can you attend the monthly Council meetings; and
  • Are able to volunteer at least ten (10) hours per month.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00p.m.

Quarterly Newsletter

To view the our most recent newsletter:

Go to the Aging Service's Website

  • Scroll down and click on "Oakland Senior Centers Fall/Winter Newsletter SEP 2021".
  • Scroll just a little more to see all upcoming presentation flyers.

Senior Lunch Program

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The Spectrum Lunch program will be CLOSED until further notice.

Want to help? Volunteer or help us find a new volunteer to support the lunch program at NOSC. Ask Kayla for more details.

Spectrum Lunch pick-up available, Monday - Friday, at the Downtown Oakland Senior Center.

Contact to make your reservation (510) 238-3284 or

Senior Center Rentals

The North Oakland Senior Center is available for private rentals during non-senior center hours primarily weekends and evenings. Our large multipurpose room accommodates up to 175 people with banquet tables/200 theater-style. Our small classrooms are not available for private parties, but may be used for small meetings or break-out rooms for conference-type events. All rental arrangements are made by appointment only. Please call (510) 597-5085l for more information. Follow this link to reserve the North Oakland Senior Center.


The Mission-style City landmark was built in 1923 by architect Charles W. Dickey, who also designed the Claremont Hotel, the Temescal and Golden Gate Libraries and Kahn's Department Store. It was designated in the eclectic spirit of the time blending a functional approach to a modern classroom building with the historical model of the California missions. In 1923, it was an outstanding educational facility including science and home economics labs and amenities such as study courts and above average concern for light and quiet.

In 1998, North Oakland Senior Center opened in the Auditorium of the University High School, a historic preservation project with 15,000 square feet of space creatively for senior and community programs. The entire site is 8.9 acres. The theater chairs in the hallway were originally inside the Auditorium, the scene of many UNI High School productions!


  • Game Room with Pool Table, Ping Pong Table & Flat-screen TV
  • Art & Crafts Room with Sewing Machines
  • Lounge with Flat-screen TV
  • Outdoor Patio featuring "Spring of Wisdom" fountain sculpture by Senri Nojima
  • Computer Lab

Contact Us


North Oakland Senior Center (NOSC)

Map image for North Oakland Senior Center (NOSC), located at 5714 Martin Luther King Jr Way in Oakland, CA 94609
5714 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Oakland, CA 94609

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Open Hours

We will continue to reopen our facilities in phases, under guidelines provided by local and State government agencies, to keep the process as safe as possible.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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