Our defining approach to creating caring elder communities:
Learning Campus. Our programs and approaches combine research and educational principles with techniques that our resident and family members have taught us about dementia care — a truly individualized experience. AgeSong at Hayes Valley offers a variety of educational, cultural, and social programs, and we encourage residents, their families, staff, interns, and community members to participate.
Vibrant and Healing Environments. AgeSong at Hayes Valley uses natural materials, light, color, and sound to support health and healing. Our comfortable ambience is enlivened by the spirited attitudes of our staff, residents, students, volunteers, interns, and family members.
Integrative Care and Services. Here at AgeSong at Hayes Valley, we are continually adapting to residents' newfound needs. Our comprehensive care coordination supports even the most challenging activities of daily living, allowing residents to feel secure and at home.
Challenging Current Attitudes. Our own attitudes about aging affect how we see our elders and ourselves. AgeSong at Hayes Valley promotes the idea and practice of embracing aging. Given there is a strong societal belief that aging equals decline, we are committed to shift this attitude towards one that celebrates aging as maturing. AgeSong at Hayes Valley encourages people to be who they are, at any age.
AgeSong at Hayes Valley
601 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone (415) 252-1128 | Fax (415) 864-8904
As we age, we deserve to live in an atmosphere that affords us the freedom to be and become who we truly are. Located in San Francisco's vibrant Hayes Valley neighborhood and set in a beautifully restored Victorian, the assisted living community of AgeSong at Hayes Valley imbues a therapeutic feel throughout and serves up to 40 residents. Many rooms feature large windows, allowing natural light to integrate the inner and outer communities. The residential care programs at AgeSong at Hayes Valley offer a different approach to elder care. By integrating our inner community with our outer surroundings, and by offering residents encouragement, support, and opportunities for growth, our high needs assisted living, and dementia care programs counter loneliness and isolation, and encourage learning and community involvement.
AgeSong at University Mound
350 University Street, San Francisco, CA 94134
Telephone (415) 239-6696 |
RCFE License # 380500678
University Mound for the Elderly provides outstanding care to residents in our beautiful home. Our unique nonprofit status has enabled us to create an environment that is culturally and economically diverse. University Mound has continually evolved since 1884 to meet the changing needs of the aging population in San Francisco, and that process continues today.
In 1896 the Home's name was changed to the University Mound Old Ladies Home, after the then-popular name for the neighborhood. The building itself is located on University Street, and the nearby streets are named after colleges and universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Amherst, Princeton, and Dartmouth. For decades the area remained comparatively rural and was home to more than a dozen flower nurseries, including University Mound Nursery.
Spacious, comfortable rooms, either private or shared, furnished or unfurnished.
Three nutritious meals a day, plus two snacks.
Personal care assistance including help with dressing, bathing, and personal appearance.
Caregivers who speak English, Spanish, and Tagalog.
Personal laundry and linen service.
Daily maid service.
24-hour emergency response system.
Full-time Activities Director and extensive activities program.
Secure, quiet environment.
Built in the 1930s, this historic, stately building is located near McLaren Park, in the quiet, residential Portola neighborhood of San Francisco.
The circular driveway in front of the building, along with the adjacent parking lot, simplifies transportation issues.
The elegant front parlor has a fireplace, comfortable seating, and a grand piano.
The spacious, cheerful dining room has floor-to-ceiling windows (pictured above) and visitors are welcome.
The bright sunroom is perfect for residents who play cards or games, or have small gatherings.
The chapel, with its wood-beam ceiling, is a peaceful place where non-denominational services are held on Sundays.
The private backyard and garden features benches, raised planters, accessible walking paths, and is safely enclosed by a fence and locking gates.
Public transportation to the Ladies Home is convenient by Muni (Lines #29, #44, and #52) and BART.
The AgeSong Forget-Me-Not Café
602 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 • 415 861 1381
Elder Food and Elder Values For a New Planet
— An intergenerational meeting place nourishing body, soul and spirit.
The Forget Me Not Café serves ‘elder food’, a new way of eating and looking at what and how we eat. Elder food is a sustainable food choice, good for planet and people. Elders are understood as wise people who live in harmony with people and planet. Elder food is thus food our elders would appreciate and promote in our world where we must share our resources more carefully and lovingly. Our food is right-sized, organic and local. It is creative, whimsical, delicious, fun, inexpensive, always changing and full of surprises – just like life itself.
At the Forget Me Not Café we understand eating also as a social event that brings people together so that they can exchange ideas, warmth and care through conversation and deep connection. We are an intergenerational meeting place that promotes learning between the ages, different life experiences and knowledge. The Forget Me Not Café brings forth elder values – such as patience, compassion, acceptance, mindfulness – that have often been marginalized in our fast paced world of today.
Our restaurant is located inside a care home for elders and was created to integrate the beauty and value of aging and of old age into our larger community. Traditionally those homes are called assisted living communities. At AgeSong we call them AgeSongLiving communities that nurture body, mind and soul. The AgeSong Forget Me Not Café highlights the wisdom that comes with aging, life experience, and life-long learning. It cherishes the aging process as one that allows us to mature and deepen as people. We look forward to growing old and wise and understand our aging as an opportunity and resource, not a liability of which to be ashamed or countered by anti-aging products.
Assorted Teas by Leland Tea
Daily offering of Lemonade on Parade
• Lemon Cucumber Cooler • Berry Lavender Cooler
• Sparkling Peach Spritzer • Hibiscus Mint Lemonade
• Watermelon Lemonade Refresher
Daily offering of Wholesome, Warm Fulfilling Soups
• Pesto Vegetable • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
• Minestrone • Chicken Noodle Soup
• Roasted Tomato Soup • Pasta Fagioli
4 Cheese Grilled Panini
Smoked Gouda, Sharp Cheddar, Havarti and Muenster all grilled to ooey gooey perfection, the perfect dunking sandwich
Chicken Ginger Lettuce Wraps
Finely Chopped Marinated Ginger Chicken served on a bed of cabbage, shredded carrots, green onions and pineapple served in a fresh Boston Lettuce Leaf Cup.
Freekah & Pea Salad
Whole Grained Wheat combined with fresh Peas, Olive Oil, White Wine Vinegar and Dijon Mustard. SuperFood!!!
Parsley Arugula & Red Pepper Pesto Pasta Salad
Penne Pasta Coated in Fresh Pesto, tossed with Parsley, Red Peppers and Arugula
Small heirloom tomatoes roasted in a herbed crust until the tomatoes burst, topped with Gruyere Cheese and Fresh herbs
Lemon Zinger Bundt Cake
Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies
The Forget Me Not Café is part of AgeSongLiving and is managed by AgeSong Management.
Woodpark — An AgeSong Inspired Community
3121 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94602
Telephone: (510) 842-3192 | Fax: (510) 698-4674
Even though not managed by AgeSong itself, WoodPark Care is inspired by people who deeply believe in the AgeSong philosophy. Trained by the AgeSong founder, they have licensed AgeSong's proprietary philosophy, approach, language and programs in their care for and attitude towards our elders.
WoodPark offers levels of care based on each resident's particular needs. Whether it's for independent living, assisted living, memory care, or specialized behavioral/ emotional care, our dedicated staff, psychology and social science interns, and volunteers provide compassionate, attentive services — all in a warm, welcoming environment. We also offer coordination for hospice care, nursing services, home health care, and case management services.