Castro Senior Center

110 Diamond Street, 2 Blocks from Castro Muni Station & #24 Bus:  MAP

Castro Senior Center is partnering with Openhouse to bring you a broader range of activities welcoming to LGBT seniors and allies.
Check out these programs at this vibrant senior center!

Recurring Events

Poetry Salon

When: Wednesdays @ 10:00AM
What: We welcome you to join a poetry group led by Matthew Rodgers, Castro Senior Center staff and MFA in Creative Writing from the New School in New York City. Rodgers is a published poet who writes about LGBT issues. Each week he introduces poetry from around the world; bringing 4 or 5 samples of poetry from a specific era or culture to read and discuss. Time is also provided for people to read their own poems. All are welcome. For more information call 415-296-8995 X304 or email

Always Active Exercise Program

When: Every Monday and Thursday from 10:30-11:30am and Every Tuesday from 10:00-11:00am.
What: Stay fit and have fun with friends! Application required. Click here for more information about Always Active or to download an application.

Afternoon Films

Mondays (new releases) and Fridays (film classics) from 12:45-TBD

December 2014

Monday, 12/1/14 Le Weekend (2014) 93 minutes
Returning to Paris long after their honeymoon there, a British couple hopes to rediscover the magical feelings of their early years together. There, they meet an old friend whose perspectives on love and marriage help them recover what was lost

Friday, 12/5/14 After the Thin Man (1936) 113 minutes
Domestic detectives Nick and Nora Charles (beloved on-screen duo William Powell and Myrna Loy) are back for the second installment of their murder-mystery series, this time to help Nora’s cousin Selma (Elissa Landi) find her missing husband, Robert. With the help of Selma’s lovesick friend David (a young Jimmy Stewart), the Charleses track a trail of dead bodies that reveals Robert’s secret life and leads to an unlikely killer.

Monday, 12/08/14 Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory
This moving documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen as he uses music to unlock memory in nursing-home patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Aided by well-known neurologist Oliver Sacks, Cohen aims to transform the quality of life for the afflicted.

Friday, 12/12/14 Bonnie Weiss, Curtain Up Presents: Rodgers and Hammerstein: Creators of such Broadway masterpieces as “Oklahoma”, “South Pacific” and “The King And “I Bonnie will discuss their legendary partnership with music and clips.

Monday, 12/15/14 Arctic Tale (2007) 86 minutes
Set amid the rapidly changing Arctic wilderness, this saga of survival follows the epic struggle of a tenacious young walrus and a polar bear. Queen Latifah narrates the journey of Seela the walrus and Nanu the polar bear from birth through maturity.

Friday, 12/19/14 Holiday Party (No film)

Monday, 12/22/14 A Christmas Carol (2009) 96 minutes
Jim Carrey morphs his voice into that of miserable miser Ebenezer Scrooge in this computer-animated adaption of Charles Dickens’s iconic holiday tale about the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.

Friday, 12/26/14 The Castro Center will be closed for the Christmas Holiday

Monday, 12/29/14 Magic in The Moonlight (2014) 98 minutes
Exposing a phony soothsayer proves harder than expected when the debunker (an Englishman) becomes smitten with the purported fraud (a French beauty). This deft romantic comedy directed by Woody Allen, unwinds amid the gilt and glamour of the French Riviera in the 1920s.

R rated films may include adult themes, hard language, violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug use or other elements.