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My San Francisco Village Experience: Finding My Identity Through Connection & Community

My San Francisco Village Experience:  Finding My Identity Through Connection & Community

By Ralph Beren, Ed.D. Throughout our lives, we identify ourselves in many different ways. Some are identities that we create through our personal development, such as via professional expertise, parenthood,…

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiving & Connection: You Are Not Alone on This Journey

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiving & Connection: You Are Not Alone on This Journey

Consider this scenario: Your partner of 40 years was diagnosed with dementia 5 years ago. You have been caring for her alone all of this time. You feel isolated, stressed…

Building Connections Is the Key to Healthy Aging

Building Connections Is the Key to Healthy Aging

Connection to community is the number-one predictor of health and well-being for older adults. No matter your income level, cultural background, degree of mobility or living arrangement, it is the…

Challenges and Opportunties

Challenges and Opportunties

There are 20,000 LGBT seniors in San Francisco, and that number is expected to double over the next two decades.  This dramatic increase in our senior population will require new…