At 5-foot-7, and about 160 pounds, Jim Gallagher is a lean, gentle man with a short gray ponytail. You might never guess he holds the international powerlifting record for competitors 80 and older. He ISs 86.
DAS Needs Assessment
If you are a senior or take care of a senior, or just care about seniors, now is the time to speak out and give your input as part of the citywide 2022 Dignity Fund Community Needs Assessment. Every four years, the SF Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS) gathers feedback on the needs of older adults and people with disabilities so they can continue to improve how San Francisco residents are served and identify priorities for services.
Local Writer is an Expert on Education and an Advocate for Seniors
Judy Goddess is a Sunset District resident, a writer and living proof that aging does not need to mean slowing down. A lifelong learner, she is an expert in several fields, including education and senior issues.
‘One Hard Thing’ Program Lends a Hand to Seniors in Need
On a sunny Saturday in October more than 42 community members gathered at the Richmond Senior Center (at Geary Boulevard and 26th Avenue) to volunteer their time to help more than 20 seniors and adults with disabilities living in The Richmond District.
Senior Power Meeting Nov. 14
Please join us for a free community meeting to listen to Guest Speaker Nicole Agbayani, office of the Assessor-Recorder share “Property Tax Savings for Seniors,” followed by Bret Putnam on why the 2020 Census Matters and the jobs it can provide. join in with the Qigong exercises, followed by neighborhood announcements and light refreshments.
Initiative to Address Aging Statewide Kicked Off in SF on Sept. 20
Assembly member David Chiu addresses the Sept. 20, 2019 CA Master Plan On Aging forum with San Francisco Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, Shireen McSpadden, executive director San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services, and Janet Spear, CEO of the Metta Fund and S.F. Aging and Adult Services commissioner. To share your input and questions about the CA Master Plan On Aging visit www.sfdignityfund.org and follow @SFDignityFund.
New Senior Center Coming to Outer Sunset
The Sunset District is getting another recreation center for senior citizens thanks to a donation from a local family and SF Supervisor Katy Tang’s acquiring about half a million dollars from the SF Recreation and Park Department.
Unique legal assistance program offers seniors, veterans free help
The Medical-Legal Partner ship for Seniors, or MLPS as it is known, is working to help seniors overcome those obstacles by using a new model for delivering legal help to vulnerable populations.
‘Solo agers’ need to be prepared to reap benefits of a long life
A solo ager is someone who does not have a spouse or children, or their children are geographically or emotionally unavailable, and there are no other family members close by …
Creativity Helps Keep Seniors Healthy; Improves Lives
Negative stereotypes about older adults persist even today. But, when it comes to creativity, old age defies the myths.
IOA sponsors clothes drive for seniors
The Institute on Aging (IOA) will be holding its first Keep a Senior Warm for the Holidays
Drive!, collecting new and unused clothes and personal grooming goods through January
to help seniors stay warm this winter.
Neighborhood Circle Creates Community for Sunset Seniors
The idea of community collaboration to help seniors age at home was conceived in 2002 in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. The Boston model became a prototype for the “senior village” movement, which has spread across the country.
Keeping the Beat!
Taiko drumming also elicits feelings of camaraderie and community in the
SF Village moves to Fulton
The San Francisco Village (SFV) had a grand opening of its new home, an
intergenerational community space located at 3220 Fulton St.
Sunset Spotlight – A Neighborhood Journal
Things to do in the Sunset District