Seniors

5:00pm

Mon May 11, 2015
Arts & Culture

Keeping memories of Chinatown alive – and kicking!

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.

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3:57pm

Wed February 18, 2015
Your Legal Rights 7pm 02.18.15

The Educating Seniors Project of the Trusts & Estates Section of the State Bar

The Educating Seniors Project of the Trusts & Estates Section of the State Bar.
Guest: Jennifer Wilkerson, a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law.
Listeners with questions for Chuck Finney &/or Jennifer Wilkerson, please call 415-841-4134.
Our special once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night also is this evening. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts over 91.7 FM (online at kalw.org), 7 to 8pm, listeners can call the off-air attorneys, 800-525-9917, for private/no-fee consultation on any law questions they are prepared to discuss.

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4:10pm

Tue February 10, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

CAPS bridges the gap for Fremont seniors

The main prayer hall at Gurdwara Sahib Fremont, the Fremont Sikh temple, is a cavernous room. A beautiful marble center aisle leads to an altar, which contains the holy book, or Guru Granth Sahib. This is one of the biggest gurdwaras in the Bay Area -- every Sunday, around 3,000 people come to worship, eat, and find fellowship.

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6:00am

Thu February 5, 2015
Out In The Bay 2-5-15

Tom Nolan on Gay Seniors

Tom Nolan

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. 

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5:38pm

Tue February 3, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Senior villages weave a safety net for older adults

Members of NEXT Village San Francisco hard at play.
Jen Chien

California leads the nation in its population of senior citizens. The ratio of working-age adults to those over 65 is projected to plunge in the next few decades. Meanwhile, the need for financial and social support for this growing number of older adults presents new challenges for our society and our economy. One of the most pressing issues facing seniors is isolation.

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