Seniors

9:50am

Thu January 22, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Thursday, January 22, 2015

View of San Francisco's Ocean Beach circa 1905
A private collector and www.outsidelands.org

8:20pm

Tue December 30, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Villages Offer Services and Community for Bay Area Seniors

Members of NEXT Village San Francisco at monthly Scrabble and Lunch event
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.

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5:45pm

Tue September 23, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Working past retirement is a necessity for many seniors

Under CC license from Flickr user Mark Adkin

What happens to people in their 60s who can't afford to leave the workforce, but they can't find a job? One place unemployed seniors might turn for help finding a job is the Senior Community Service Employment Program. It provides job training to low income, unemployed people by finding them temporary work at nonprofits around the country. Roxanne Murray is a director working with the program for the Family Service Agency of San Francisco. 

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5:07pm

Tue September 23, 2014
Transportation

Getting around San Francisco after 65

Christine Atkinson being helped off an On Lok van by driver Esteban Escobedo.
Isabel Angell

Part of getting older means you can’t get around like you used to. Maybe you can’t drive a car anymore, or hike up those big San Francisco hills to catch the bus.

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7:28pm

Tue April 1, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Seniors in Tech City: An interview with journalist Paul Kleyman

A senior in San Francisco
Paul Kleyman

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.

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