Health & Nutrition

Stay active, be healthy!

Senior Program - CORTLAND

Join us for:

  • Zumba gold
  • Line dancing
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga
  • Nutrition Presentations
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Health presentations by UCSF student nurses and Samuel Merritt University Registered Nurses

Food Assistance Programs

Access to healthy food.

Brown Bag Program

Every other Thursday, BHNC holds a food distribution program for seniors ages 60 and up who need extra support purchasing groceries. Participants receive fruits, vegetables, grains, etc. at no cost

Food Box Distribution

Once a month, on the1st working Tuesday, BHNC distributes food boxes as part of the Community Supplemental Food Program. This program is free and provides boxes full of non-perishable items such as dry and canned goods to seniors 60 and up that need to supplement their nutritional needs.


BHNC serves as a site to apply for CalFresh, the program previously known as Food Stamps. There are income requirements but they are constantly changing so it is important to check in often about your eligibility. To learn more about requirements and your eligibility, stop by BHNC and a senior services program staff will assist you or call (415) 206-2140 and ask for a Cortland social services coordinator.

Eligibility Rules

Social Activities

Be social!

Our program participants are able to enjoy a variety of fun activities including but not limited to:
  • Line Dancing and other dance classes
  • Bingo
  • Ukulele Classes
  • Community Choir
  • Monthly birthday celebrations
  • Computer classes

As part of our programming we serve lunch to our participants everyday (Monday to Friday). The suggested donation is $2.00 for seniors and lunch takes place at 12pm-1pm. We recommend arriving early to sign in since seating is limited.

Supportive Services

We care, we’re here!

As part of our active senior program we provide social services to help our participants access the resources they need. At BHNC we are able to provide services in English, Spanish, and Tagalog.

Our goal is to provide linguistically and culturally appropriate services that meet the needs of our clients.

Our Social Services Coordinators can help participants in a wide variety of areas, including but not limited to:

  • CalFresh and other food assistance program
  • Paratransit
  • SFMTA (San Francisco Municipal Agency) Free Muni for seniors and people with disabilities
  • Medical Insurance
  • Social Security
  • Rebuilding Together (small home repairs)
  • Housing
  • HICAP Counseling for Medicare
  • Lifeline (free government phones)
  • Computer classes
  • Translations in Spanish and Tagalog
  • Referrals to other organizations

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