Complete healthcare and friendly support to keep you living safely at home

Center for Elders’ Independence PACE Berkeley

Current Members: 510-433-1150
Become a Member: 844-319-1150
Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday

1497 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702

Serving our respected elders in Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Kensington, North Oakland, Claremont, Rockridge, Temescal, Emeryville

Our Berkeley PACE center offers a full-service medical clinic, a large social center and a fully equipped gym.

Elders who are enrolled in our all-inclusive healthcare plan often visit this center to eat a tasty lunch with friends, enjoy performances or activities, speak with their social workers or see their nurse, doctor or spend time with their physical therapist.

This center features a rooftop outdoor patio to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.

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DIRECTOR, BERKELEY CENTER

Katherine Samini

“Our elders are major contributors to our society, culture and history. It’s always been a priority and honor for me to work with seniors.”

Our elders are major contributors to our society, culture and history. It’s always been a priority and honor for me to work with seniors. Since I was in high school, I always felt called to work in an elder healthcare capacity. I strongly believe in the mission here at Center for Elders’ Independence and am beyond excited to be a part of this incredible team.

I earned my bachelor’s of Gerontology at California State University, San Marcos and shortly after graduation, I started my career in a variety of director positions in the Residential Care Community setting. I moved from San Diego to the SF Bay Area in 2017 and worked at a local assisted living and memory care community serving over 200 older adults. I am drawn to the PACE model of senior healthcare because of the holistic and easier ways to provide the care and attention seniors need and deserve while remaining at home for as long as possible.

I am a Certified Dementia Practitioner as well as certified in Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE). Fun fact: I also hold a sommelier certification and have a deep appreciation of wine and the wine making process.

For fun, travel is a big part of my life having visited over 30 countries in the last 15 years with future plans to explore more of the United States with my husband. We enjoy going to live music concerts and exploring all the food, art, wine, and hikes the Bay Area offers. We also love taking our two dachshunds to the beach.

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Jessica Neil, MD

“I envision a world where all older adults can age with dignity and respect, and have the support they need to feel safe and cared for.”

I envision a world where all older adults can age with dignity and respect, and have the support they need to feel safe and cared for. My grandmother’s experience heavily influenced my vision of successful aging. At age 90, she was transformed after joining a community that brought her connection, stimulation and a sense of safety. I deeply believe in the PACE model of senior care, which gives the opportunity for human connection and care for so many older adults.

I earned my Doctor of Medicine and continued my medical residency focusing in Internal Medicine at UCSF. My fellowship training concentrated solely on the care of older adults in both the outpatient and in-home settings as part of the UCSF Geriatrics Fellowship. Upon graduation, I joined my first PACE program and it was there that my deep belief in PACE took root. I experienced firsthand the direct positive impact on various type of health that PACE offers.

I speak English and conversational Spanish. I am board certified in Geriatrics and Internal Medicine.

In 2021, I moved across the SF Bay to Oakland with my husband and two young boys. The boys keep us very busy enjoying hiking, biking, playing in the parks or anything else outdoors.

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MS, RN, PHN, GNP-BC, WCC, BERKELEY CENTER

Petrice Kam

“I have a deep respect and passion to teach and coach older adults how to maintain their health and well-being while reducing stressors. I’m honored to work directly with seniors.”

I have a deep respect and passion to teach and coach older adults how to maintain their health and well-being while reducing stressors. I am honored to work directly with families of elders with Parkinson’s disease and dementia through movement therapy. By dancing, my patients are maintaining their strength and balance.

When I learned about the greater opportunities for teaching and coaching, I was inspired to become a nurse. As I already had a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley, I applied to the Master of Science in Nursing at UC San Francisco. I graduated completing the Gerontological Nurse Practitioner program and obtained my board certification in 2006. Also, I am a member of several professional organizations including the American Geriatric Society and the Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Association and hold a number of other certificates and licenses. After several years as a nurse practitioner for a small doctor’s office, I chose to return to my love for seniors by joining Center for Elders’ Independence in 2007.
I currently volunteer as a board member for both the Suitcase Clinic, which serves the homeless in Berkeley and Brightstar of Marin, which is a home health agency in Marin County.

Wadokai karate is a big passion of mine and I hold a third degree black belt in the martial art. My bicycle is my main form of transportation. I also love to spend time with my mother and close friends. I love being outdoors and appreciate a good garden rock over a diamond any day.

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Tara Apriletti, FNP-C

“I am passionate about working with elders. I love learning from the wisdom and rich life experiences elders bring to our community.”

I am passionate about working with elders. I love learning from the wisdom and rich life experiences elders bring to our community. The PACE model of care allows me to listen to the participants to help them live a full and independent life. I also love learning about their different cultures.

After serving in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica, I followed my passion for community service by attending UCSF and earning a Master’s of Science in Nursing to be a Family Nurse Practitioner. After graduation, I began my career at LifeLong Medical Care working with older adults providing treatment plans for chronic conditions and urgent care.

I speak English and Spanish. I am deeply committed to the PACE model to bring participant centered care to all participants in their native language.

Outside of the clinic, I enjoy my time hiking, yoga and spending time with my partner, dog and cat. As a Berkeley native, I’m proud to serve my home city at the PACE Berkeley Center.

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CEI provides PACE services to older adults who live in the following East Bay zip codes:

94501 City Of Alameda
94502 City Of Alameda
94505 Discovery Bay
94506 Danville/Blackhawk
94507 Alamo
94509 Antioch
94511 Bethel Island
94513 Brentwood
94514 Byron
94516 Canyon
94517 Clayton
94518 Concord
94519 Concord
94520 Concord (North)
94521 Concord
94522 Concord
94523 Pleasant Hill
94524 Concord (West)
94525 Crockett
94526 Danville
94527 Concord
94528 Diablo
94530 El Cerrito
94531 Antioch

94540 Hayward (Airport)
94541 Hayward (North)
94542 Hayward (South)
94544 Hayward (South)
94545 Hayward (South)
94546 Hayward/Castro Valley
94547 Hercules
94548 Knightsen
94549 Walnut Creek/Lafayette
94550 Livermore
94551 Livermore
94552 Hayward/Castro Valley
94553 Martinez
94556 Moraga
94561 Oakley
94563 Orinda
94564 Pinole
94565 Pittsburg
94566 Pleasanton
94568 Dublin
94569 Port Costa
94570 Moraga
94572 Rodeo
94575 Moraga

94577 San Leandro (Marina/DT)
94578 San Leandro (Chabot)
94579 San Leandro (South)
94580 San Lorenzo
94582 San Ramon
94583 San Ramon
94586 Sunol
94588 Pleasanton
94595 Rossmoor
94596 Walnut Creek
94597 Walnut Creek
94598 Walnut Creek
94601 Fruitvale, Seminary
94602 Dimond
94603 Elmhurst
94605 Seminary
94606 San Antonio
94607 West Oakland
94608 Emeryville
94609 Temescal
94610 Lake Merritt, Trestle Glen
94611 Piedmont, Montclair, Downtown
94612 Downtown
94613 Mills College

94618 Rockridge
94619 Millmont
94621 Eastmont
94625 Port of Oakland
94626 Oakland
94627 Oakland
94702 Southwest Berkeley
94703 Southwest Berkeley
94704 East Berkeley
94705 Upper Ashby
94706 Albany
94707 Albany, Berkeley
94708 North Berkeley, Kensington
94709 Grizzly Peak
94710 West Berkeley
94720 UC Berkeley
94801 Richmond
94802 Richmond
94803 Richmond, El Sobrante
94804 Richmond
94805 Richmond, San Pablo
94806 Richmond
94820 El Sobrante