Current Members: 510-433-1150
Become a Member: 844-319-1150
Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday
510 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Serving our respected elders in Downtown Oakland, Chinatown, Lake Merritt, West Oakland, Alameda, Piedmont, Montclair, Rockridge, Emeryville
High-quality healthcare and a senior gym await you in Downtown Oakland
The Downtown Oakland PACE site is co-located with the Center for Elders' Independence administrative building in a beautiful Chicago art style four-story building in Oakland's Uptown neighborhood. The building is dedicated to a beloved CEO of Center for Elders Independence, Linda Trowbridge, who led the organization between 2013 to 2020, when she passed away. She was an inspirational leader and led the redesign of the Downtown Oakland space, transforming it from a neighborhood bar to the beautiful day center you see now.
Our Downtown Oakland PACE center offers a large activity area and a fully equipped gym. Elders who are enrolled in our all-inclusive healthcare plan often visit this location to join their friends to play bingo, create beaded jewelry or enjoy a hot meal for lunch.
Unique to this location is a demonstration kitchen, an upright piano, a sitting lounge area, a computer lab, a small group activity room and a beautiful outdoor courtyard to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.
The full-service medical clinic is located just a few blocks away at 1955 San Pablo Ave, Oakland.
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People You'll Meet at the Linda Trowbridge Center
Radiant Scoggins, LCSW
“We exemplify the true meaning of ‘teamwork makes the dream work.’ The combination of leadership, mentorship, and participant engagement is what fuels my passion every day.”
As Center Director, I am inspired by the dedication and commitment of my colleagues. It is the wonderful ways each person contributes to the overall care provided to our participants that makes this program so unique. We exemplify the true meaning of “teamwork makes the dream work.” The combination of leadership, mentorship, and participant engagement is what fuels my passion every day.
Before becoming Center Director, I joined Center for Elders’ Independence in 2012 as a Social Worker at the Berkeley PACE Center. The seniors in my care shared their life experiences with me and I was honored to journey through their stories of resilience, faith, perseverance, injustice, and contributions to society. They inspired and filled me with great hope. Although my role has shifted, I still enjoy interacting and engaging with our seniors.
I obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work from California State University East Bay in Hayward. My career began with youth and families in the Foster care system. I continued working with youth upon graduation and later joined CEI. Once I came on board with CEI, I fell in love with the mission and have been providing social service to the senior population ever since.
I am a proud mother of five and love to spend time with my big family. We like to dance, cook, travel and find new, exciting adventures to add to our family photo albums. I was born in Southern California and was raised in the East Bay. I love the diversity of Oakland and living here.
MD, SAN PABLO CLINIC
“Seniors have so many lessons to teach and stories to tell. It’s an honor and a privilege to talk with them. I thrive on patient and colleague diversity.”
I have always enjoyed working with senior patients as I can easily relate to them. They have so many lessons to teach and stories to tell. It’s an honor and a privilege to talk with them. I thrive on patient and colleague diversity that includes varying nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientations and religious beliefs. One major thing I love about working at Center for Elders’ Independence is the access to all the specialties under one roof. There is no waiting to get a referral to anything needed here, whether it’s dentistry, podiatry or rehab. It’s all at my patient’s fingertips.
For over 20 years, I was a medical technologist. Inspired and encouraged by my mentors, I began medical school at age 41. I graduated with my medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine located in Detroit, Michigan. I also hold a Bachelor’s degree in medical technology from the School of Pharmacy and Allied Health from Wayne State.
For fun outside of the clinic, I enjoy volunteering at my wife’s church as well as canning and preserving fruit. We love to watch zombie movies after a home cooked meal. We moved to the Bay Area in 2011 and really love being here.
RN, NP, PhD, San Pablo Clinic
“Helping seniors increase their quality of life and their quality of death is important to me while helping them maintain as much independence and dignity as possible.”
I joined Center for Elders’ Independence in 2007 and continue to stay as our mission inspires me. Helping seniors increase their quality of life and their quality of death is important to me as well as helping them maintain as much independence and dignity as possible in the community. We are very team oriented. I trust my team members greatly when they share their observations of changes in the participants helping prevent further decline. I don’t need to make referrals outside to other specialists such as physical therapist, occupational therapist, or dietitian as we have them all right here.
I began my nursing career with my studies at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. I worked as a nurse in an intensive care unit at Yonsei University Medical Center. Then, I moved to San Francisco to earn my Masters and doctorate degrees in Nursing from UC San Francisco. I currently work as a clinical faculty in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) program at UCSF as well as teach UCSF NP students within our clinics. I am a member of the Korean Nurses’ Association along with three other professional memberships.
I speak both English and Korean fluently.
I volunteer as a consultant with the Korean Health Fair providing guidance on chronic health conditions for Korean Americans.
My two young, very active boys keep me busy with hiking, biking and swimming.
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