Seniors http://kalw.org en Pioneer Tom Nolan on Aging Gays http://kalw.org/post/pioneer-tom-nolan-aging-gays <p><font size="2" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Tom Nolan ran Project Open Hand for almost two decades. He's the chairman of the MUNI board. But his passion is gay rights and right now it's the plight of the city's gay seniors that has his attention. Marilyn Pittman talks with Tom about the findings of the&nbsp;LGBT Aging&nbsp;Policy Task Force, &nbsp;What is the state of the city's gay elders? What kinds of challenges do they face that others don't? &nbsp;You might be surprised. &nbsp;Thursday, April 10, 2014, &nbsp;at 7pm. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:51:33 +0000 Marilyn Pittman 42202 at http://kalw.org Pioneer Tom Nolan on Aging Gays Seniors in Tech City: An interview with journalist Paul Kleyman http://kalw.org/post/seniors-tech-city-interview-journalist-paul-kleyman <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">More than one in ten people living in the densely packed Tenderloin and mid-Market neighborhoods are age 65 or older, and that percentage is expected to grow significantly in the next decade.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 02:28:25 +0000 Ben Trefny 41791 at http://kalw.org Seniors in Tech City: An interview with journalist Paul Kleyman Sights and Sounds of Bayview: Dancing with the ladies in line http://kalw.org/post/sights-and-sounds-bayview-dancing-ladies-line <p></p><p><strong>Watch:</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jIPmQFHkjdo" width="420"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a wide street full of work spaces, lined with cars and no trees in sight is the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center. It’s the one building on the block where there’s constant activity. Laughter pours out of the cafeteria which for now has been turned into a dance floor.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:28 +0000 Leila Day 34819 at http://kalw.org Sights and Sounds of Bayview: Dancing with the ladies in line Meals on Wheels: Food and fellowship for Oakland's elders http://kalw.org/post/meals-wheels-food-and-fellowship-oaklands-elders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are over 40 million people over the age of 65 in the US today. According to the census bureau, that number is going to double by mid-century. While the senior citizen population grows, the country’s economic health is declining, which brings up questions: How will we care for the elderly? How will we ensure they are fed, clothed, and sheltered?</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:15:00 +0000 Jen Chien 30290 at http://kalw.org Meals on Wheels: Food and fellowship for Oakland's elders Palo Alto’s Measure D tries to put the brakes on re-zoning http://kalw.org/post/palo-alto-s-measure-d-tries-put-brakes-re-zoning <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Palo Alto is one of the country’s wealthiest cities. Yet, </span><a href="http://www.mysourcewise.com/sites/default/files/COASiliconValleyAreaPlan2012.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">a recent study</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by the Council on Aging Silicon Valley found that more than 20 percent of residents over 60 years old live near or below the poverty line. This reality makes competition stiff for the limited affordable housing options available.</span></p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 01:20:05 +0000 Audrey Dilling 35403 at http://kalw.org Palo Alto’s Measure D tries to put the brakes on re-zoning