Moving Forward Together

Balboa Avenue Older Adult Center

Laugh. Connect. Feel right at home!

A safe, supportive community for older adults living with early-stage Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia.

Join our friendly group for lunch and a full menu of activities designed to support a healthy mind, body, and soul.

The Center will be open every Monday-Thursday, 10:00am–2:00pm.

In hopes of keeping BAOAC as safe as possible for our participants while adhering to the guidelines set out by the CDC and local government, the following protocols will be implemented:

  • Require proof of vaccination
  • Masks worn at all times with the exception of eating and drinking
  • Daily Health screening questions

Your first visit is on us! We invite you to try out the program and see if this is something for you. To schedule a visit, email us at [email protected] or call (858) 637-3210.

Call (858) 637-3210

Email [email protected]

Email [email protected] for Caregiver Support Virtual Programming info.

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What You Can Expect at the Center

Here, every day is different.

On any given day, you can expect a stimulating mix of games, live music and entertainment, discussion groups, dancing, guest speakers, cultural events, holiday celebrations, and more.


We love what we do

Every staff person and volunteer on our team shares a passion for working with older adults. We have specialized training in Alzheimer’s and dementia care and a high staff-to-participant ratio.


We get you there and back

Transportation to and from the Center is offered through On the Go: Transportation Solutions for Older Adults.

We emphasize healthy aging

We offer nutritious, kosher lunches, daily exercise and fitness classes, and regular screenings to support mind-body wellness.


We care for caregivers, too

Family members and caregivers have access to a wide range of services, including a bi-weekly Support and Discussion Group offered in partnership with Alzheimer’s San Diego.

Virtual Programming for Caregivers

Email Aviva for your Zoom link: [email protected].

Mondays at 2:00pm: Caregivers support group. Led by Colleen Cook, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Aging Specialist.

Thursdays at 2:00pm: Care partners social hour. Connect and collaborate with fellow caregivers.

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Watch Videos on Demand

Exercise with Aviva and enjoy some of our live music performances from the comfort of your home.

Time, Location, & Fees

Join us Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus
Community Services Building
8788 Balboa Ave.

For information regarding membership fees, please call (858) 637-3210 or email [email protected].

Let’s get to know each other.

We’re here to answer your questions and help you get started.

“It is so hard to watch my mom deal with dementia. But after making a routine out of coming to the Balboa Avenue Older Adult Center, our life went from despair and misery to heaven. Her blood pressure had been dangerously high but I didn’t want her to be on medication because one of the side effects was lethargy. At her six month checkup, the doctor said her blood pressure was normal. The only change was going to the Center. That was all it took. She was in a state of atrophy and she came back to life.”

Christie R.

After many years of involvement as a JFS Board Member, Nadja Kauder reflects on the ways that the agency’s Balboa Avenue Older Adult Center has become a source of support for her and her husband, Manny, now living with Alzheimer’s.