Self-Help for the Elderly -- Helping Seniors Help Themselves Since 1966

Lady Shaw Senior Housing A low-income independent living complex with a total of 70 studio and one-bedroom apartments, a meal site with a capacity to serve 150 seniors and an activity center that offers multi-service programs for both the elderly residents and the community.

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Contact1483 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133map
(415) 677-7572

About Lady Shaw Senior Housing The mission of Lady Shaw Senior Center is to enrich the lives of seniors in their golden years by providing residents with high quality services and housing which ensure their independence, safety and well-being.
The Lady Shaw Senior Center project began in 1984. In that year, Self-Help for the Elderly, applied for and received a construction loan from the United States government to develop 70 units of low-income housing for seniors. On November 1, 1990, it opened its door to its first batch of residents to move in.
The Lady Shaw Senior Center is located two blocks from the heart of Chinatown and boasts beautiful sights of the city from the building's terraces and balconies. Medical services and shopping are only minutes away and transportation is readily available.

Living at Lady Shaw Senior Housing The six-story building houses 70 units (63 studio units and seven one-bedroom apartment units) with a total of 75 residents. Each unit is equipped with a private kitchen and bathroom and is wheelchair accessible. For the comfort and pleasure of residents, amenities include a lounge, laundry facilities and garage. The Senior Center Program on the second floor, providing meals, social, educational and recreational activities, is open to seniors who reside in the center as well as those who live in the surrounding community.
Although the facilities are first rate, it is truly the residents that make Lady Shaw exceptional. Seniors enjoy independence while having the opportunity to engage socially with their peers. The grounds of Lady Shaw are often filled with gentle sounds of joy and laughter from seniors enjoying a game of mah-jong, singing class or tai chi. Like a family, residents celebrate holidays together and share adventures on group excursions. Besides recreational activities, we also offer wellness talks and counseling for those concerned with health and emotional well being. At Lady Shaw, seniors lead an independent life surrounded by friends.

Rate The rental rate does not exceed thirty percent of a household’s monthly income. The total rent includes water and garbage disposal charges. Residents pay for services of heat, lights, electric, cooking, telephone, cable TV directly to the companies providing the services. Residents are benefited with free consultation and assistance in educational and social activities in relation to their social, economic and personal wellness.