When 45-year-old Felipe Martinez suffered a massive stroke that left him unable to stand, walk, swallow or handle any of the activities of daily living, the one thing he was certain of was that Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center wasn’t for him. Now in his early 60s and after 17 years of intensive physical therapy as a resident patient there, he’s regained some of those skills and his feelings about the hospital have changed. “I don’t know what I will do if they close Laguna Honda down.”
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.
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.
This monthly column offers useful information for seniors and their caregivers. and uplifting stories for all.
Judy Goddess provides helpful tips for Sunset seniors.
Helpful resources for seniors who can use assistance coping with financial impacts of the shut down due to COVID-19.
In pre-COVID times, the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank partnered with churches, schools, and senior and community centers to provide free food to San Franciscans. Because COVID closed so many of these buildings, the Food Bank has opened temporary pop-up pantries.
A variety of resources are available to help seniors cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suggestions for coping in these difficult times when classes, activities, and events have been shut down and those of us who are older are being strongly encouraged to stay home.
Information and activities for seniors in San Francisco.
Sunset Spotlight features activities, events and programs designed especially for seniors.
Older people are the fastest growing age group in San Francisco. By 2030, nearly 30 percent of all San Franciscans will be 60 years of age or older. Many have likened it to a silver tsunami, and, like all tsunamis, something to be feared.
Self-Help for the Elderly operates three centers on the west side: one in the Richmond District and two in the Sunset District.
Seniors are among California’s fastest growing population. Currently, 10 percent of Californians are seniors; by 2030, that percentage is expected to almost double to 19 percent. How can we create a future that guarantees that every senior lives with the dignity and independence we all deserve?