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. We also offer caregiver respite and a bi-weekly support and discussion group, delivered in partnership with Alzheimer’s San Diego.

Please take a look at our other social & wellness center at College Avenue.

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.

Time, Location, & Fees

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

Members receive a full day (4 hours) of programming for only $27, plus a one-time enrollment fee of $30.

On the Go transportation options start at $4.50 each way.

Let’s get to know each other.

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

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.

JFS Alzheimer's Disease Initiative

In partnership with Alzheimer’s San Diego, we’ve developed a comprehensive support network for individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD).

Join Us Fridays for
Out & About

Out & About brings together San Diegans with early stage Alzheimer’s and dementia for weekly adventures to interesting places across San Diego.

We Support Living Fully at Every Age

At JFS, we’re committed to helping older adults lead safe, healthy, self-determined lives. Learn about our services, and the many ways we support aging well.


These services are provided with the help of our partners.