Program Co-Director,
San Francisco Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Senior Services
Benson Nadell brings compassion, curiosity, and decades-long expertise to his role as Co-Director of Felton Institute’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. A federally mandated visiting advocacy program, Ombudsmen are professionally trained staff and volunteers who advocate on behalf of older adults and people with disabilities living in long-term care settings such as nursing homes, board and care homes, and assisted living facilities.
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Felton Institute is a leader in providing cutting-edge services that transform people’s lives. In the 133 years since Felton’s founding, countless individuals, families, and communities have benefited from the enduring dedication of a passionate leadership and workforce that continues to serve and empower others.

In the present day, Felton boasts over fifty programs serving those impacted by the justice system, individuals struggling with mental health, preparing children for educational success, providing older adults with critical resources, and more.
Today, there are nearly 200,000 nonprofit organizations in California but just a fraction of them have been around for more than a few decades. Felton Institute is different. Today, over 130 years after its inception, Felton Institute stands as the oldest non-sectarian relief organization in the Bay Area—serving more clients, more counties, and offering more services than ever before.

So, what is behind the successful longevity of Felton Institute? A willingness to evolve and meet the needs of an ever-changing community.
Visitacion Valley Community Hub's 6th Annual Open House

For over a decade, Felton Institute has responded to the needs of Visitation Valley and the Senior Division has focused on the specific concerns of the older adults living in the neighborhood. Providing social, wellness, educational, and intergenerational activities, in collaboration with multiple community partners, Felton has strived to enrich the lives of older adults, adults with disabilities, and their families.

We are honored to receive Certificates of Appreciation and Honor from the San Francisco City and County Board of Supervisors, District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, Sheriff Paul Miyamoto, and California State Senator Scott Wiener.
Felton Institute is proud to be recognized for 133 years of social services that support families and seniors by providing cutting-edge services that transform people’s lives. We remain committed to leading with intention, compassion, and providing critical services that serve and empower others.
Felton Institute: Providing Service and Innovating Since 1889
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