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    Notes on the Dignity Fund Community Needs Assessment

    Notes on the Dignity Fund Community Needs Assessment

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman The San Francisco Dignity Fund Community Needs Assessment (DFCNA) Report is now available online (https://www.sfhsa.org/about/reports-publications/older-adults-and-people-disabilities/dignity-fund-community-needs). The Dignity Fund, passed by voters in 2016, established a stable…

    Building Community

    Building Community

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– As many of you know, last year, after almost 20 years of service, I transitioned off the Openhouse board. I am deeply confident that Openhouse’s Executive…

    The Problem of Physical Inactivity

    The Problem of Physical Inactivity

    By Kaci Fairchild, PhD, ABPP– Physical inactivity is a global public health crisis that accounts for nearly 3.2 million deaths annually, or 49,837 deaths each day. To put that in…

    Successful Outcomes of the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force

    Successful Outcomes of the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Four years ago, this March, the San Francisco LGBT Aging Policy Task Force concluded its 18-month tenure by submitting its final report, LGBT Aging at the…

    2018: The Year of Fighting Harder

    2018: The Year of Fighting Harder

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Just as I sat down to write my end of the year column, news broke that the GOP tax bill had been finalized and appears to…

    San Francisco’s LGBT Welcoming Senior Housing and Longevity/Senior Activity Center

    San Francisco’s LGBT Welcoming Senior Housing and Longevity/Senior Activity Center

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Construction has begun adjacent to the Openhouse Community buiding at 55 Laguna on what will be the center of Openhouse’s hub of LGBT welcoming affordable senior…

    Fountaingrove Lodge Survives the North Bay Fires: An Interview with Resident Bill Baird

    Fountaingrove Lodge Survives the North Bay Fires: An Interview with Resident Bill Baird

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– On October 8, the residents at Santa Rosa’s Fountaingrove Lodge went to bed smelling smoke. The smell of smoke was a concern, but it was not…

    Let the Conversation Begin

    Let the Conversation Begin

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– In collaboration with the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), the San Francisco Interfaith Council will host a half-day workshop on October 16…

    Bay Area Heat Wave

    Bay Area Heat Wave

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– The recent heat wave that hit the Bay Area broke all records. Downtown San Francisco on Friday, September 1, set an all-time high of 106 degrees.…

    Charlottesville

    Charlottesville

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– The President’s statements in his press conference on August 15 were a watershed moment. Trump exposed his true self. There could be no ambiguity about what he…

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