San Francisco
Institute on Aging
3575 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA
United States

Cable Car Caroling is the Institute on Aging’s annual special event that brings holiday cheer through traditional carols and other holiday songs to isolated seniors across San Francisco at assisted living centers, skilled nursing facilities and individual homes. Last year, over 500 guests traveled on motorized cable cars visiting and bringing joy to over 1,000 seniors.

The funds raised through the event this year will go to support the Friendship Line - the only accredited, toll-free, 24-hour crisis intervention telephone line for seniors in the United States. The Friendship Line fields over 100,000 incoming and outgoing calls each year from seniors in crisis and provides assistance to those in our community who need it most. This year’s theme - “From Generation to Generation” – reflects the history and community participation of this event now in existence for 33 years.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE (Times are approximate)

  • 12:30-1:00 PM: Gather at the Institute on Aging’s Geary Senior Campus (3575 Geary Blvd.) to be welcomed with refreshments, find and board your cable car.
  • 1:00-4:00 PM: Cable Cars are loaded with carolers and driven along predesignated routes to bring holiday cheer to seniors.
  • 4:00-5:30 PM: Return to the Institute on Aging for a light dinner, music and program. This year Dr. Patrick Arbore is being honored for his many years of service making life better for seniors in our community.

Free parking for Rotarians will be available in the Institute on Aging's underground garage at 3575 Geary Blvd on a first come first served basis beginning at noon the day of the event.

Friends and family are welcome, but space is limited: You must register in advance.