We serve East Bay seniors

The Center for Elders’ Independence helps you live at home, instead of a nursing home

If you are age 55 and older, dealing with multiple health challenges and need assistance in your daily routine, CEI might be just the help you need.

We personalize your care

We help everyone differently, especially now during COVID-19.

You and your care team will work together to create a personalized care plan that may include some or all of CEI’s services. These depend on your medical needs, which may change over time. While our participants are sheltering at home, much of our care is provided via telehealth and homecare. We are delivering meals and checking in with phone calls and zoom activities.

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We keep you thriving

Your care team includes 11 professional disciplines and every member of your care team understands your needs.

Each week, this team meets in one room, face-to-face, to review care plans and changes in medical conditions, social engagement and emotional well-being.

We take care of everything

Our mission is to help seniors live independently at home and we understand sometimes that means you need extra help.

Heart, mind & body

We care about you as a complete person and that’s why Center for Elders' Independence gives you everything you need for your medical care.


Our pharmacist manages and monitors your medicines, and we deliver them to your home.


We schedule your appointments when it’s convenient for you and will accompany you to translate questions and answers into your native language.



Our 40 vans and friendly drivers will bring you to and from your neighborhood CEI center, clinics, outside medical appointments and field trips.

Billing & paperwork

We free you from paperwork and manage all billing. Before you apply to enroll in CEI, we can also help you apply for Medi-Cal.

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You will always be one phone call away from talking with a real person

We give you a single point of contact—your social worker at CEI. 
You can also speak with any person on your care team.

We spend time with you

We have 6 centers in the East Bay. This is where we’ll work with you on your strength and balance in the senior gym, introduce you to new activities, eat nutritious meals, make new friends and celebrate cultural holidays.

We spend time with seniors

We get you out of the house and having fun

Having a social life and friends is a great way to support your overall health. During normal times, CEI offers both structured and unstructured social opportunities through art, drama, music, events, exercise, and field trips like an A’s game or a waterfront picnic. Currently during COVID-19, we are bringing activity kits to home and offering virtual social hours and exercise classes and karaoke to keep people connected with friends they are not seeing at the centers.

CEI helps you avoid the hospital

If you are ever hospitalized, enter rehabilitation or skilled nursing, we coordinate care.

When you are ready to come home, we help you get settled.

Cost is not a barrier

Medicare and Medi-Cal reimburse Center for Elders’ Independence directly for care. If you are enrolled in Medicare and Medi-Cal, you will pay nothing or you will pay your Medi-Cal “share of cost”. When you apply to CEI, we can help you apply for Medicare and Medi-Cal if you don’t already have coverage.

You are always in control and can opt-out of CEI at any time.


Nurse consulting with elderly man and caretaker

We make it easy for referring professionals and healthcare providers to work with CEI.
Call 1 (844) 319-1150.

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

94501  City Of Alameda
94502  City Of Alameda
94516  Canyon
94520  Concord (North)
94523  Pleasant Hill
94524  Concord (West)
94525  Crockett
94527  Concord
94528  Diablo
94530  El Cerrito
94540  Hayward (Airport)
94541  Hayward (North)
94542  Hayward (South)
94544  Hayward (South)
94545  Hayward (South)
94546  Hayward/Castro Valley

94547  Hercules
94549  Walnut Creek/Lafayette
94552  Hayward/Castro Valley
94553  Martinez
94556  Moraga
94563  Orinda
94564  Pinole
94568  Dublin
94572  Rodeo
94577  San Leandro (Marina/DT)
94578  San Leandro (Chabot)
94579  San Leandro (South)
94580  San Lorenzo
94595  Rossmoor
94596  Walnut Creek
94597  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

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
94803  Richmond, El Sobrante
94804  Richmond
94805  Richmond, San Pablo
94806  Richmond
94820  El Sobrante

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