Celebrating 150 Years of Care and 40 Years of Seniors Helping Seniors


Mercy Retirement and Care Center is celebrating 150 years of senior care in the San Francisco Bay Area and 40 years of seniors helping seniors and the Mercy Brown Bag Program with our virtual Heart of Mercy celebration on October 13, 2022, from 6 pm – 7 pm.

We will thank our donors for supporting the Moving Mercy Forward Capital Campaign and showcase the fantastic improvements to our campus from our multi-million dollar renovation. During the celebration, we will honor our 2022 Heart of Mercy recipients, Christine Whelan and Dorothy Stack, CSJ– Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, and join together to ensure these programs continue for the next 150 years.

Event tickets, sponsorship opportunities and additional information can be found at https://qrco.de/HeartofMercy.

Established in 1872 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Retirement and Care Center was founded on a deep sense of faith, dignity, and compassion. In 1907 senior care services relocated from San Francisco to the present five-acre Oakland campus. Since then, more than 10,000 residents have passed through Mercy’s doors. Via a scholarship-type program, Mercy provides care for residents who have outlived their resources. Mercy is the sole Catholic retirement home in the Oakland diocese.

Mercy’s community involvement and care for seniors and vulnerable populations extends well beyond campus borders through programs such as Mercy Brown Bag Program. Notably, Mercy Brown Bag Program provides nutritious food and social connection to more than 8,000 Alameda County low-income, food-insecure seniors. In 2020 Mercy Brown Bag Program was in high demand due to COVID-19 impacts on seniors and made 117,000 home deliveries of grocery bags stuffed with more than 2.3 million pounds of food.

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Elder Care Alliance

1301 Marina Village Parkway
Suite 210
Alameda, CA 94501

Phone: (510) 630-2560

Fax: (510) 769-2735

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