Promoting Elder “Walk Ability”

CLICK HERE to download Walk-Ability flyer.

In preparation for the Walk-Ability event,  AgeSong at Bayside Park residents have been mapping out their neighborhood.  Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far:

Created a big map of the neighborhood.

Took photos of popular places of interest in the neighborhood.

Plotted photos of places of interest on the map.

We have had so many contributors from the community:

Tom, Jean D, Ed, and Jack – keep staff healthy by inviting us to accompany them on neighborhood walks.  Jean took us to a pottery yard, Tom showed us the way to watch the trains go by,  Ed and the two Jeans and Tom and others have been to the chocolate factory (and sampled the goodies).  Jack has walked me through the Pet Club across the street to see the goldfish and crickets. Sam modeled in front of Bayside Park and showed us how to exercise in the Wellness Center.

Ed E was a geophysicist for Stony Brook University.  He created the first digital map in the country. Ed is featured in the May issue of AgeSong at Bayside Park and will be an important consultant for us. Bea offered to help us in any way that is needed. We’re also getting wonderful support from the AgeSong students, volunteers, and care partners to join us to map out favorite spots around the neighborhood. Raul Nevarro Rodriguez, who works in dining services for Bayside Park, designed the terrific ECO-Trek logo that will accompany us on our walks.

Thanks for joining us tonight. Thanks Nader, Nate, Raj for joining us tonight.

As we adjourn, Harriet offered to lead us on a mini walk down the halls (this is what we need to do when it rains – Jean D. suggested). All are welcome to join us.






Supervisor Nate Miley was elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in November 2000.  He was re-elected for three terms.  In January 2011, he was appointed as President of the Board. Prior to representing district 4, he served the residents of Oakland City Council District 6 for three terms, 1990, 1994, and 1998. While on the council, Nate earned a reputation as a maverick who proactively worked with the community and his colleagues to address some of the city’s long-standing issues around problem liquor stores, crime, and community development. He has dedicated his entire adult life to community and public service. READ MORE


Raj Ditta is a certified fiduciary approved by the Professional Fiduciary Bureau and Center for Guardianship Certification. He worked as a Deputy Public Guardian with Alameda County and   handled intake/conservatorship of person and estate cases referred by local hospitals, certified nursing facilities, Veterans Affairs, probate court, Board and Care, and the general public.He managed Guardianship, Probate, and Trust Administration.

Nader Robert Shabahangi, Ph.D.,  is a licensed psychotherapist, businessman, author,  publisher, and advocate for marginalized groups of society.  He has led anticipatory bereavements groups for Coming  Home Hospice; founded the Pacific Institute to train psychotherapists in a multicultural, humanistic approach to counseling  and to provide affordable therapy services to the many diverse groups in San Francisco; and developed an innovative Gerontological Wellness Program to provide emotional and mental health care services for the elderly. In 1995, he started AgeSong to develop and operate assisted living communities., and

Sally Gelardin, Ed.D.  (International and Multicultural Education), NCC, DCC, JCTC,  is an Adjunct Faculty and Adult Portfolio Evaluator, University of San Francisco; Publicist; and Author. Her focus is on life/work balance and aging issues.  Gelardin is author of The Mother-Daughter Relationship, Starting and Growing a Business in the New Economy, and Career and Caregiving: Empowering the Shadow Workforce of Family Caregivers. Dr. Gelardin was president of the California Career Development Association and received CCDA’s Robert Swan Lifetime Achievement Award and the HR. McDaniel Award.  She is a journalist for AgeSong Elder Communities and AgeSong Institute.


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