Today, the Curry Senior Center serves about 2,000 seniors within a central city area stretching from Potrero Hill to lower Nob Hill and from the San Francisco Bay to Van Ness Avenue.

At the heart of this area is the Tenderloin, which has always housed more low-income seniors than any other neighborhood and is one of the most diverse and densely populated in San Francisco. More than half its population is 60 or older. One in ten of them is homeless, living in a neighborhood where crime is 35 percent higher than in any other neighborhood. Most are alone, and many speak little or no English.

This is the population we serve. Studies predict that this low-income senior population will continue to grow at a faster rate than that of the general population.

Our Clients’ Personal Stories

The interviews that follow highlight the personal experiences of two Curry clients and tell the stories of how they came to be at this Center in San Francisco.

Consumer Advisory Panel (CAP)

The mission of the Curry Senior Center Consumer Advisory Panel (CAP) is to use its breadth of knowledge and experience to inform the practices and policies at Curry to best serve the needs of its clients, the community, and the isolated and most vulnerable seniors.

The CAP committee for Curry Senior Center meets once a month on the first Monday, from 1pm – 2pm. Two meetings of CAP are open to the public each year, March and September.

If you are client of Curry Senior Center, and are interested in applying to serve on our CAP committee, please contact Angela Di Martino at or 415-920-1364.