aging

Ladies in line

May 18, 2016
PERNILLA PERSSON. Cropped and resized

The Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center is the only building on the block where there is constant activity. Laughter pours out of the cafeteria, which for now has been turned into a dance floor. 

Sandip Roy: Auntie

Feb 17, 2016

Sandip says a heartfelt goodbye to a favorite Aunt.

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 On the February 17th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the economic realities facing senior citizens.

  

On the September 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll revisit our conversation with neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki about the mind-body connection. 

  

On the June 25th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki about the mind-body connection.

  

On the May 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about how to get more from Social Security. The new book Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security by Laurence Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller, and Paul Solman offers strategies for how to maximize this benefit. According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, we’re foregoing nearly $10 billion a year in Social Security spousal benefits. What do you want to know about Social Security? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

http://louisearonson.com

We're all getting older, so what are some ways we can embrace it better? When women hit major markers with aging, like menopause, Dr. Louise Aronson, a geriatrician and professor at UCSF, says that there is no reason to get so down about it.

Living with HIV as a senior

Feb 10, 2015
Jasmin Lopez

People 50 years or older now make up the majority of HIV and AIDS cases in San Francisco. Since HIV emerged in the 1980s, treatments have improved -- allowing people to live longer with this chronic illness. So as the number of older people living with HIV grows, so do the other things that come with age -- like access to affordable housing and health care, mental health issues and isolation.

Tom Nolan on Gay Seniors

Feb 5, 2015

For almost two decades, Tom Nolan ran Project Open Hand, a meal service created during the AIDS crisis.  He's now chairman of the MUNI board. But his passion is gay rights, specifically the plight of the city's gay seniors.   What kinds of challenges do they face that others don't? You might be surprised. Marilyn Pittman talks with Tom about the findings of the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force. Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 7pm on kalw.org and 91.7fm. 

Jen Chien

Many older Americans today want to age in place. According to a recent AARP survey, 90% of seniors say they want to stay in their homes as long as possible. Aging in place has been shown to have great financial, emotional, and health benefits for seniors, but it can be difficult to actually pull off, as more support may be needed as time goes on. It can also be taxing on family members who may eventually become responsible for managing their care at home.

On the December 25th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett about his new documentary Alive Inside. The film explores music’s ability to combat memory loss through the experiences of individuals who have been rejuvenated by listening to music. How does music affect our brains and people who are aging or mostly unresponsive? What role does music play in your life?Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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On the September 24th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll reboradcast a conversation with filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett about his new documentary Alive Inside. The film explores music’s ability to combat memory loss through the experiences of individuals who have been rejuvenated by listening to music. How does music affect our brains and people who are aging or mostly unresponsive? What role does music play in your life?Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Out In The Bay 9/4/14

Sep 4, 2014

Interview with Tom Nolan, long time San Francisco gay rights leader on the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force.

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Miguel Garcia has tears in his eyes while he’s singing a an old Righteous Brothers tune. This song brings back memories. He’s wearing a red Manchester United jersey, navy blue track pants and bright green flip flops.  Sixty one year old Garcia is  used to having a microphone in front of him, so he begins belting out a medley of his favorite songs. He says that his past was at times, well, unhealthy.

Courtesy of Grant Avenue Follies

From the 1940s until the 1960s, San Francisco’s Chinatown was home to a thriving Chinese American nightclub scene. The clubs had names like Forbidden City, the Chinese Skyroom, and the Shanghai Low. They had showgirls, ballroom duos, comedians, jazz singers, and magic acts -- all featuring Asian-American entertainers. These clubs had wide appeal: celebrities like Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, and Lauren Bacall were all spotted over the years, along with tourists, businessmen and locals.