Complimentary catered lunch including

delicious vegetarian & vegan choices and no-host wine bar

Book swap

Saturday, December 18, 11:30 AM– 1:00 PM

Jannah Restaurant  at  1775 Fulton Street, at Masonic

Muni 5 and 43; validated parking at Lucky’s, across the street

One guest per member welcome      Wheelchair accessible

RSVP by Wednesday, December 8th

415-712-1695                info@owlsf.org




Come learn about the current state of issues, legislation and resources
impacting people from other countries who hope to live in the U.S.

OWLSF again welcomes knowledgeable and dynamic presenter
Rev. Deborah Lee
Executive Director of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity,
speaking about:

          ♦    Demographics of immigration: The Immigrants and why they immigrate
          ♦    Legal Issues of Immigration: Asylum, Deportation, and DACA
          ♦    Resources for Immigrants: Federal, State, and Local
          ♦    Actions we can take

Rev. Deborah Lee has worked at the intersection of faith and social justice for over 25 years in community organizing and advocacy connecting issues of race, gender, economic justice and immigrant rights. Her work has been recognized as innovative and impactful, with many awards, including the United Nation’s Association of the East Bay and East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy.

To llisten to an audio recording of the meeting, go to:


A Panel Discussion of the Pros & Cons of Banning Cars on JFK Drive and the Great Highway

skip the first 15 minutes!

  • Why is this important?
  • Who benefits? Who loses out?
  • How do MUNI, Recreation and Parks Dept. and other agencies fit in?
  • Does this affect access to public spaces for older people and the disabled?

The panel:

Gordon Mar, San Francisco Supervisor, District 4
Serena Unger, Urban, Rural, Regional Strategies Planning Consultant
Karen Berniker, Logistics and Planning Department, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Sarah Jones, Director of SFMTA Planning Sub-division, SFMTA

Join us to hear all sides of the issue on street closure

Ask Questions!
Join in the Debate!

Zoom Meeting plus telephone call-in

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021—11 AM to 12:15

For more information, call: (415) 712-1695, or email info@owlsf.org



The Pandemic and Beyond:

Looking After our Mental Health

A Presentation by Dr. Patrick Arbore, EdD.

Institute on Aging

  • Taking stock of the effects of this historic pandemic
  • Coping with the resulting changes, losses and emotions
  • Opportunities for learning and growth

Dr. Abore is a nationally recognized expert in the field of mental health and aging.  He has devoted his life to increasing awareness of isolation, loneliness, and depression in older adults.

Zoom video and call-in Meeting

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021—11 AM to 12:15

The meeting was recorded and can be viewed by clicking the link and entering the passcode below

Passcode: ?@!Eh=V6



Dear OWL Members,
In an August 2nd meeting, the OWL Board of Directors made the reluctant decision to cancel our luncheon. When the meeting adjourned, I put on the TV news and found it full of information and warnings about the increase in infections of COVID-19 as the delta variant spreads.  It appears that we made the correct decision.
A while back (I do not remember exactly when), we had a wonderful time gathering at the Jannah restaurant which had made a special arrangement for us. Eating, talking, laughing together, enjoying the delicious Middle Eastern food served by an amiable waitstaff, being entertained by two women singing original compositions, all in an attractive setting made us eager to return.  Alas, it is not to be right now.  We hope for a later date for this delightful time together.
The Board members urge everyone to patronize this local business which has been so willing to be supportive of OWL.  Call Jannah to order pick up or delivery or stop by to eat in their lovely backyard space (a parklet but not on the street). You can also order online at orderjannah.com.
Jannah Restaurant
1775 Fulton at Masonic
415 567 4400
Glenda Hope for your OWL Board

Seasoned Voices: Telling Our Stories, Sharing Our Insights on June 26, 2021, 11 AM to Noon

Women’s voices are important in today’s world.  Voices of older women are especially significant for their perspective on decades lived, and lessons learned.  Writing a memoir is one vehicle for telling stories documenting the history and societal change we have been a part of creating!  Join OWL for a presentation on this unique form of getting voices of older women out into the world.

Program includes:

  • E. Eastman, writer, teacher, and memoir coach, who will talk about what a memoir is, its many forms, how to get started, and how to keep your project focused and engaging.
  • OWL member Melanie Grossman has just published her memoir, Crossing Bayou Teche.  She will share her own process in creating a memoir and new understandings gained, followed by selected readings.
  • Q&A period to follow.

Zoom Meeting link with telephone access will be sent prior to the meeting

2019 Meetings

  • OWL meetings in 2019 included…
  • Kitchen Herbalism: Herbs and Teas as Part of Your Health Program
  • Advocating for Important Legislation Issues Affecting Older Women in 2019
  • Community Housing in San Francisco: What are the Options?
  • Immigration: What’s Going on Now? What’s on the Horizon?
  • Aging and the Brain: A Conversation on Dementia with a Master Clinician
  • Embrace Aging & Reject Ageism: Stretch Body Mind and Spirit
  • The Planet We Are Leaving Our Grandchildren


  • Docent Led Tour at the Museum of African Diaspora
  • Be An Informed Voter!
  • Clearing Out Our Clutter
  • Clean Air: The Environmental Crisis Brought Home
  • Age On! Exploring Aging Resources with The Institute On Aging
  • Ballot Round-Up for November 2018 Elections
  • Dreaming of a More Livable Sf?


  • Coming Together: Broadening Our Base: Learn About What Other Organizations Are Doing in These Unsettling Times!
  • Stand Together and Take Action: Medicare and Medical Are Under Attack…
  • And Social Security Is Next!
  • Women’s Health:  Learn of All the Many Services for Women from Planned Parenthood
  • The Immigration Debate:  What Is True? What Is False? What Is Mixed?
  • Summer Of Love: Garden Party
  • What Does Climate Change Mean for You and Your Health?
  • Reframing Aging: Confronting and Transforming Society’s Current Images, Biases and Prejudices
  • Why Bother Making Friends?  Let’s Talk About the Importance of Relationships In Our Lives!
  • Proposition 13: Make It Fair!


  • Visit The Tenderloin
  • Empowered Elder Workshop
  • Women And Money
  • Ballot Round-Up for November 2016 Elections
  • Considering End of Life Wishes


  • Fracking and Water: The Environmental Impact on Our Lives and What to Do About It
  • Muslim Women in Today’s World
  • How Can We Grow Old and Stay In San Francisco?
  • What’s The Latest on Medicare and Social Security?
  • Legacy Film Festival on Aging Preview
  • Ballot Round-Up for November 2015 Elections


  • Pedestrian Safety and You