Seniors

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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5:00pm

Tue April 1, 2014
Arts & Culture

Sights and Sounds of Bayview: Dancing with the ladies in line

Pernilla Persson

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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. 

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12:15pm

Tue April 1, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Meals on Wheels: Food and fellowship for Oakland's elders

Hope Fox of Oakland and her daughter, Pat McKern
Visakha Som

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?

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5:20pm

Mon November 4, 2013
Politics

Palo Alto’s Measure D tries to put the brakes on re-zoning

Maria Heredia and Vicente Corona are two of about 500 seniors on a waiting list for affordable housing in Palo Alto.
Audrey DIlling

Palo Alto is one of the country’s wealthiest cities. Yet, a recent study 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.

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5:43pm

Thu September 12, 2013
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. The Forbidden City even inspired a novel, by C.Y. Lee, which was later turned into the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Flower Drum Song”.

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