On Lok: A Pioneering Long-Term Care Organization for the Elderly (1971–2008)


On Lok is a pioneering nonprofit organization that has delivered services to the frail and elderly since its founding in 1971. The agency began as a grassroots effort focused on improving the health care available to older adults living independently in the community. Over its 40-year history, On Lok has evolved into a $70 million nonprofit human service organization with a national reputation for innovation as a leading provider of care to frail elderly. The agency has developed its own model of care that has been replicated in cities around the country. The history of On Lok represents the important impact that donor and community support plays in an organization's long-term success.

Lehning, A.J.
Austin, M.J.
Publication date: 
March 16, 2011
Publication type: 
Journal Article