Are you a senior citizen looking for a new opportunity to spend your time? Are you interested in meeting new people and socializing with them? If you are looking for this, then you have come to the right place. Muslim Support Network provides seniors with a robust network and plenty of opportunities to meet other senior citizens in the Bay Area community and make new friends. We have monthly meeting and other activities for our seniors and are welcoming new members anytime! Click the button below to view the meeting schedule for the year and join us during our monthly meetings to socialize with others, have lunch, learn about local resources and have fun!
In November 2005, the Muslim Support Network (MSN) was established to improve the health and well-being of their elders. The organization was founded upon a realization within the Muslim community that elders’ needs were not being met by the community at large.
This group realized that many Muslim elders were homebound, encountered language and cultural barriers, lacked transportation or finances and were suffering from both physical and mental health issues.
Immediate action was taken by MSN in November, 2006 to partner with the City of Fremont’s Human Services Department (HSD). They created a program where the seniors could come out of their homes, and established a social and educational program to improve their lives. MSN held its first community meeting late in November of 2006.
Salma Ummae lives in Fremont with her husband and two kids. She has a Masters in Computer Applications from Osmania University. Salma is actively involved in volunteering efforts across the Bay Area. She has volunteered and lead events to help the homeless, by providing meals at Abode and in Fremont's Warming Center. Salma is also actively involved in activites for the Muslim Community, serving as a volunteer teacher in Sunday Islamic School of Fremont, working as a Girl Scout Troop Leader, and frequently organizing events for the Islamic Center of Fremont. She volunteers at Kaiser as a spiritual care volunteer and serves as a community ambassador for seniors in the City of Fremont. She has been volunteering with MSN for the past 10 years.
Ambarene Khader has been living in the Bay Area with her family for the past 19 years. She has a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy and Master's degree in Acupuncture.
She has coordinated multiple volunteering events for the homeless, which include Abode homeless shelter and warming center meals, for the past 6 years. She greatly enjoys working with the youth and lead several youth volunteering projects like ‘Make a Difference Day’. She has been active in coordinating different drives ranging from food and clothing for fire victims to refugees settlement drives.
She enjoys working with the elderly in the community and has been volunteering with MSN for the past 4 years.
Rabia Hassan lives in Fremont with her husband and four kids. She has a Bachelor's degree in Commerce and Business Administration and has done Early Childhood Studies (ECS) from Ohlone College. She worked as a substitute teacher at Peace Terrace Academy. She is compassionate about helping others and spends her time volunteering at Abode Homeless Shelter and Islamic Center of Fremont. She has been volunteering at MSN for the past three years.
We have monthly meetings on every fourth Monday of the month at the Fremont Senior Center (40086 Paseo Padre Parkway) from 11 AM to 2 PM. Please refer to the meeting schedule, which has the exact meeting dates for the entire year and a summary of activities planned for the meeting, below. If you have any questions about the meetings, please email us.
We offer assistance to senior citizens who are need help completing certain essential tasks. We provide appointment options for seniors who are need of these services. If you are in need of such assistance, please contact us via email. We will respond to your request as soon as possible. We have helped seniors in the past with the following: