Public Events

The Lake Merritt's Public Programs

We’re proud to present a variety of events which are open to the public and designed to be of special interest to Bay Area older adults and our residents.

Frequently our presenters include distinguished medical professionals and researchers, wellness coaches and top-notch care givers. We also present programs by local historians, naturalists and others who are happy to share their expertise with us.

Our goal is to provide our residents and friends with relevant information which enriches their life experience.

March 16th @ 3:30pm
Conversations on the Lake
California Climate Policy Now
By Jordan Diamond and Ethan Elkind

Berkeley Law students Jordan Diamond and Ethan Elkind will discuss the current status of California's climate policies, especially those aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions within the state. They'll focus on the state's 2030 climate change mitigation goals and initiatives to reduce emissions, such as deployment of electric vehicles, energy efficiency programs and renewable energy development. They'll also discuss the federal and international context within which these efforts are taking place and potential future actions.   

March 23rd @ 3:30pm
Conversations on the Lake
Song and Dance Men of The Silver Screen: A Triple Feature
By Bonnie Weiss

Cultural historian Bonnie Weiss returns to showcase the careers of four extraordinary dance stars. Hal Le Roy was a teenage comic dance sensation, whose gangly "eccentric dancing" paved the way for later comic dancers like Ray Bolger. Bill “Bojangles” Robinson was a terrific tap dancer, who became world famous when he danced with 6-year old Shirley Temple. And we’ll learn about and watch the Nicholas Brothers – two astonishing young men who both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly called "the greatest dancers to ever appear in film." 

March 29th @ 9:00am - 1:00pm
The Lake Merritt - Independent Senior Living
5th Annual Bone Health Fair for Adults over 45

Do you want strong bones for a healthy life? Hear the latest on bone health. Learn about osteoporosis, nutrition for bone health, bone loss, fracture risk, and bone healthy eating.

This 3-1/2 hour event will include presentations by three (3) experts.  Exercise Specialist Pamela Stoker will teach you which type of exercise is best for building bone density, and what exercises can help increase strength and prevent falls.  Nutritionist Melissa Ford Cox will further educate you on the importance of calcium and Vitamin D in your diet, as well as how to maximize bone-building nutrients.  Beginning at 12:00pm, a calcium rich lunch will be served. During lunch, we will welcome our keynote speaker, Dr. Moshe Lewis, who will discuss why bone health matters, how to prevent bone loss, how osteoporosis is diagnosed, and what treatments are used to prevent fractures.

This program is presented by American Bone Health in partnership with The Lake Merritt Independent Senior Living.

Please RSVP to 1-888-266-3015 or register online at There is limited space, so please sign up today.  FREE valet parking is available beginning at 9:00am.

March 30th @ 3:30pm
Conversations on the Lake
The Legacy of Isadora (part two in a two-part series)
By Lois Flood

Isadora Duncan became world-famous as the first modern dancer and as a pioneer for women in the arts and beyond. In the second of a two-part series, Duncan expert and professional dancer Lois Flood will dig deeper into the artist’s history, including her work to liberate women, and she will perform a potpourri of Duncan dance styles, set to Brahms, Schubert, Chopin and more.

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