Girl’s Night Out! A Talk on Women’s Health,” this Thurs., at AgeSong in SF!

 

AgeSong at Laguna Grove | 624 Laguna Street San Francisco, California 94102 | Phone: (415) 318-8670 | License Number 385600372

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AgeSong Assisted Living and Elder Communities: Locations throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco and the East Bay: San Francisco-Hayes Valley • San Francisco-Laguna Grove • Oakland-Lake Merritt • Oakland-Lakeside Park • Emeryville-Bayside Park • Castro Valley-OakCreek

 

Dance Therapist and Director of China Institute of Psychology in Beijing visit AgeSong

Ilene Serlin, dance therapist, will be visiting AgeSong San Francisco on Monday, June 11, at 2:30 pm.  She will bring with her the Program Director for the China Institute of Psychology in Beijing, where Ilene recently conducted a workshop. AgeSong San Francisco welcomes visitors from around the world to share creative approaches to aging.

Wan in traditional hat

This spring Ilene had the privilege of being invited to the Second International Conference on Existential Psychology at Fudan University in Shanghai. She says:

Based on the warm welcome and collaborative exchanges started two years ago in Nanjing, we continued to find commonalities between Eastern indigenous cultural psychology and Existential Psychology through presentations, demonstrations, and informal collegial exchanges.
Following is an abstract of a paper that Ilene Serlin wrote for the conference related to her work:  Kinaesthetic Imagining: A Phenomenological-Kinetic Method to Know Oneself and Reality

This paper presents a form of embodied existentialism based on the concept of “animate form” by philosopher and dancer Maxine Sheets-Johnstone in her revised book The Primacy of Movement, and “kinaesthetic imagining” by Ilene Serlin in her paper “Kinaesthetic Imagining (1996). Both of these concepts show that an awareness of Husserl’s “things in themselves” starts with the body. This challenges much of Western philosophy, but comes close to Eastern ideas of suchness and Zhi Mien.

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AgeSong at Laguna Grove | 624 Laguna Street San Francisco, California 94102 | Phone: (415) 318-8670 | License Number 385600372

All content © AgeSong. All rights reserved.

AgeSong Assisted Living and Elder Communities: Locations throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco and the East Bay: San Francisco-Hayes Valley • San Francisco-Laguna Grove • Oakland-Lake Merritt • Oakland-Lakeside Park • Emeryville-Bayside Park • Castro Valley-OakCreek

Aging Inspiring Generations with Dr. Allen Power

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AgeSong at Laguna Grove | 624 Laguna Street San Francisco, California 94102 | Phone: (415) 318-8670 | License Number 385600372

All content © AgeSong. All rights reserved.

AgeSong Assisted Living and Elder Communities: Locations throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco and the East Bay: San Francisco-Hayes Valley • San Francisco-Laguna Grove • Oakland-Lake Merritt • Oakland-Lakeside Park • Emeryville-Bayside Park • Castro Valley-OakCreek

AgeSong Presents the 4th Annual EARTH

 

AgeSong at Hayes Valley | 601 Laguna Street San Francisco, California 94102 | 415 252-1128 | License Number 385600373

AgeSong at Laguna Grove | 624 Laguna Street San Francisco, California 94102 | Phone: (415) 318-8670 | License Number 385600372

All content © AgeSong. All rights reserved.

AgeSong Assisted Living and Elder Communities: Locations throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco and the East Bay: San Francisco-Hayes Valley • San Francisco-Laguna Grove • Oakland-Lake Merritt • Oakland-Lakeside Park • Emeryville-Bayside Park • Castro Valley-OakCreek

Shattering the Constraints of Aging

by Matt Perry, Freelance Writer, California Health Report

As Fred Olson’s body is wheeled out of AgeSong, the senior community’s founder Nader Shabahangi is offered a basket with red and white flower petals. Shabahangi solemnly sprinkles the colorful petals on the white sheet that covers Olson’s body.  Continue reading

AgeSong Cafe Hosts STAGEBRIDGE & JAZZ

On Sunday, May 6, from 1 pm to 7 pm, Stagebridge, the first organization in the country to offer classes for elders, teams up with AgeSong Elder and Assisted Living Communities, to offer jazz, improv, storytelling, playback theater, and a musical variety show. The event will take place in a NEW Center for Arts and Community at the corner of Hayes and Laguna, in the heart of San Francisco.

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Two of the nation’s premiere companies serving older adults are joining forces to create a wonderful new space for creativity, culture, food and community. AgeSong, leading provider of assisted living communities in the Bay Area since 1995, is redefining aging as a time of freedom to grow and be! Stagebridge is the nation’s oldest and most renowned senior theatre company based in Oakland. Since 1978 the company has been making the performing arts an opportunity for older adults and bridging the generations. Check out a class, attend a performance, and listen to jazz.

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AgeSong at Hayes Valley | 601 Laguna Street San Francisco, California 94102 | 415 252-1128 | License Number 385600373
All content © AgeSong. All rights reserved.

AgeSong at Laguna Grove | 624 Laguna Street San Francisco, California 94102 | Phone: (415) 318-8670 | License Number 385600372

All content © AgeSong. All rights reserved.

AgeSong Assisted Living and Elder Communities: Locations throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco and the East Bay: San Francisco-Hayes Valley • San Francisco-Laguna Grove • Oakland-Lake Merritt • Oakland-Lakeside Park • Emeryville-Bayside Park • Castro Valley-OakCreek

Centenarian Huston Smith Teaches Us about Aging

Thanks to Rick Moody, editor of Human Values in Aging Newsletter, for referring AgeSong to this interview on the journey into later life with Huston Smith. Interviewer:  Ken Dychtwald. Continue reading

Working Across Generations – When You Are Younger or New to the Field

June 22 – 23, 9:00  am to 5:00 pm. Take charge of your career: A conference and networking event for recent public health alumni from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, sponsored by the Center for Health Leadership and CalPACT and the UC Berkeley SPH Alumni Association.

Would you like to:
•    Revitalize, refresh, refocus, or re-invigorate your career?
•    Remember why you chose a career in public health or health care?
•    Envision where you are going next?
•    Build your professional skills for staying where you are or making a change?
•    Figure out how to move from a “job” to a “career”?
•    Imagine how you could balance work, life and family?

Contact:

Ellie Schindelman, MPH
Lecturer & Education Director,
Center for Health Leadership
273 University Hall
UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Berkeley, Ca 94720-7360
510 642-2084
Fax: 510.643.1200

Skill Development Workshop:  Working Across Generations – When You are Younger or New to the Field (Friday, June 22, 10:45 am to noon; 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm; Saturday, June 23, 9:45 am to 11:15 am)

Explore strategies that work for those who are younger or new to the field and find themselves leading, managing or working on teams with people older and more experienced than themselves. In a discussion led by presenters spanning four decades, we examine our own perceptions of age, how we can look at age differently, and how we can give performance feedback to someone of a different age/cultural background from ourselves. Participants will work in pairs and small groups and view a short video on perceptions of aging.

Speaker Bios
Richard J Barnes, M.A.,  MFTI,  is an outpatient therapist and intake supervisor at Fremont Psychiatric Adult and Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Outpatient Program.  He has trained at USF, Stanford University’s Post Masters Fellowship Program at Vaden’s Health Services, and the City of San Francisco Department of Public Health EAP.  In addition to his clinical training in mental health, Richard has 8  years experience as a businessman in sales & marketing for Pharmacia & Upjohn and Johnson & Johnson in the specialties of Women’s Health Care and Psychotropic medications.  Richard is interested in learning, educating and facilitating community discussions that may help enhance the process of bridging the gap and better managing age related issues in the workplace today. chard321@aol.com

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. She is currently a journalist for AgeSong Elder Communities and AgeSong Institute.  www.agesong.com, www.agesonginstitute.org, www.agesongtoday.com, and www.careerwell.org.

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. www.agesong.comwww.agesonginstitute.org, and www.pacificinstitute.org.

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AgeSong Assisted Living and Elder Communities: Locations throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco and the East Bay: San Francisco-Hayes Valley • San Francisco-Laguna Grove • Oakland-Lake Merritt • Oakland-Lakeside Park • Emeryville-Bayside Park • Castro Valley-OakCreek

AgeSong is a Hands-On Community

 

SFMOMA will be holding a window display contest highlighting The Modern Ball, beginning on April 11. The display will be right at the corner of Laguna & Hayes (inside the widows of Cafe Create). The theme is “AgeSong is a Hands-On Community.” Residents have made ceramic hands which each hold something that is of value to them.

The winner will receive a pair of tickets to The Post-Modern Party, the late-night fete of The Modern Ball ($300 value). The grand prize winner will receive a pair of tickets to The Supper Club, which also includes access to The Post-Modern Party ($1,000 value).

The Modern Ball is the biggest art bash of the year and features three
unique experiences within one unforgettable evening. This signature
celebration is not only a great party, this event raises critical funds to
support SFMOMA’s renowned exhibitions and innovative education programs serving more than 50,000 students, teachers, and families each year.

PRESS RELEASE

Do you enjoy the art of window shopping? Is a leisurely stroll through Hayes Valley one of your most favorite ways to spend an afternoon?

Then please remember to stop by the corner of Hayes and Laguna, where AgeSong has incorporated residents’ artwork in a window display showcase with SFMOMA.

AgeSong’s talented art therapist and artist residents are passionate about the arts and thrilled to participate with SFMOMA. AgeSong’s window display, titled, “AgeSong… a Hands-on Community,” features the ceramic, hand-shaped creations of residents who were asked to portray their hands and contain inside them something meaningful in their lives. Nature, objects, animals, even automobiles and other interesting items are represented and will be featured in a larger annual exhibition of residents’ artwork at AgeSong, Laguna Grove rooftop, on April 28, 2012.

Art therapy at Agesong incorporates the myriad of ways humans show an innate desire to express themselves.  The therapeutic use of art making by people who experience illness, trauma or challenges in living, and by people who seek personal development provides a healing and stress reducing effect. Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes, people can increase awareness of self and others cope with symptoms, stress and traumatic experiences, enhance cognitive abilities, and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art.

In honor of its annual fundraiser, SFMOMA’s Modern Ball, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, SFMOMA invited San Francisco neighborhoods to create window displays highlighting The Modern Ball, an event that raises critical funds to support SFMOMA’s celebrated exhibitions and innovative education programs serving more than 50,000 students, teachers, and families each year. Find out more at http://www.sfmoma.org/exhib_events/modernball_2012.

Please stop by our window display, located just around the corner of Hayes and Laguna – outside of Café Create – and pass this notice on to friends and family members in the neighborhood.

Thank you for all you do to make ours “a hands-on community”!

Laura Gibson, Community Relations Director

AgeSong at Laguna Grove Care and Hayes Valley Care


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AgeSong Assisted Living and Elder Communities: Locations throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco and the East Bay: San Francisco-Hayes Valley • San Francisco-Laguna Grove • Oakland-Lake Merritt • Oakland-Lakeside Park • Emeryville-Bayside Park • Castro Valley-OakCreek

“Generations of Success” Experience Corps Bay Area Event

AgeSong Elder Communities in San Francisco and East Bay are proud to be a contributing sponsor to Experience Corps Bay Area’s second annual Generations of Success event.