The Center for Elders’ Independence helps at-risk seniors live at home, instead of in nursing homes

Our not-for-profit organization works to improve the total environment of older adults in the East Bay

We support our participants’ medical, social, emotional and nutritional needs. Our care teams include 11 professional disciplines. Every week, they meet in one room to review our participants’ care plans and changes in medical conditions, social engagement and emotional well-being. Although there are never any co-pays for services or medications, CEI-PACE will be the participant’s sole service provider & CEI guarantees access to services, but not to a specific provider.

This model of care is the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Our sister organization, On Lok in San Francisco, created this care model 50 years ago. Today, there are 24 PACE programs serving over 16,000 seniors in 22 counties.

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The services we offer:

Transportation Services

  • Transportation to PACE Centers and Medical Appointments

Medical Services

  • Primary and Nursing Care
  • Hospital Services and Surgery
  • Emergency and Urgent Care Services
  • Medical Specialists
  • Prescription Medications
  • Medical Equipment
  • Dental Care, Optometry, Podiatry
  • Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy
  • Outpatient Labs and X-rays
  • Nursing Home Care

Nutrition Services

  • Ongoing Dietary Reviews and Weight Management
  • Hot Meals Provided at PACE Centers

Social Services

  • Ongoing Case Management
  • Behavior Health Support
  • Recreational Therapy Programs
    • Social Outings
    • Social Time at CEI Centers

In-Home Services

  • Personal Care
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Meal Delivery for Home-Bound Seniors

Family Services

  • Caregiver Support and Education
  • Meetings with CEI Personnel (if needed)

Logistical Services

  • Coordination of Medical Services, Appointments, Medication Delivery

The History of CEI: 40 Years of Helping East Bay Seniors Live at Home

Since the early 80’s, our unwavering goal has been to help vulnerable seniors stay in the community they love.

We’ve gone from one adult day center at Highland Hospital to six centers throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. We’ve served thousands of people in the East Bay since 1982.

But no matter how much the Center for Elders’ Independence grows, we never lose sight of our mission. We will always strive to improve the quality of life for our seniors and help them age with dignity.


  • 1982

    Community Adult Day Health Services, the precursor to CEI, opens Alameda County’s first ADHC

  • 1992

    CEI becomes a PACE organization with a center at Highland Hospital with 40 participants

  • 1994

    San Pablo PACE Center opens

  • 2000

    Berkeley PACE Center opens

  • 2001

    Highland PACE Center moves to Eastmont Town Center location

  • 2006

    400 participants

  • 2009

    East Oakland PACE Center opens

  • 2011

    500 participants

  • 2013

    600 participants

  • 2013-2014

    CEI partners with two alternative care settings—Hong Fook ADHC and Guardian ADHC

  • 2016

    700 participants

  • 2017

    CEI purchases Guardian ADHC

  • 2017

    San Leandro PACE opens

  • 2017

    800 Participants

  • 2018

    Guardian ADHC remodeled and refreshed

  • 2019

    Downtown Oakland Day Center moves and opens in new remodeled location

  • 2021

    Concord PACE Center opens

  • 2022

    1065 Participants

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