OWL-SF Meeting May 27: GUN VIOLENCE IN CALIFORNIA AND THE USA

GUN VIOLENCE IN CALIFORNIA AND THE USA

Saturday, May 27, 2023
11 AM to 12:30 PM Zoom Meeting 

 

Speaker: Ruth Borenstein, Brady United Against Gun Violence, Past Legislative and Policy Chair for Brady California.

  • Update on status of SF & CA gun laws.
  • What are most pressing needs: local, state, national?
  • How gun violence affects women in particular.
  • Getting our voices heard on state and national levels.
For more information, contact OWL-SF
Call:  (415) 712-1695                            Email:  info@owlsf.org

OWLSF April 22, 2023 Meeting on Laguna Honda: Video and Additional Resources

 

— Here is a link to the current Grey Panthers Call to Action on Laguna Honda: Laguna Honda Call to Action April 2023

— Here is a link to a San Francisco Chronicle article about Laguna Honda, published April 13: These 26 ‘original sins’ brought S.F.’s Laguna Honda to the brink of closure

— Here is an article in neighborhood newspaper Westside Observer, published April 10: Root Cause Factors Refute DPH Claims Minimizing LHH’s Violations 

OWLSF MEETING April 22: LAGUNA HONDA–Issues, Current Events, Actions to Take

WHY IS LAGUNA HONDA HOSPITAL IMPORTANT
TO SAN FRANCISCO’S OLDER WOMEN?Saturday, April 22, 2023
11 AM to 12:30 PM Zoom Meeting
LEARN THE FACTS:
  • What are the problems?
  • How did we get here?
  • Where do things stand now?
  • What can we do to ensure the future of this much needed skilled nursing facility? 

Speaker: Dr. Teresa Palmer, geriatrician and family physician working in San Francisco for over 30 years, 15 of them at Laguna Honda Hospital.

ZOOM link and call-in information to follow

For more information email or call:

info@owlsf.org                   415-712-1695

ART WITH ELDERS Social Connection Event April 1

AWE-SFAC Art & Social Connection Event

Sat. Apr. 1, 12-2p

Art With Elders uses the power of art, creativity, and community to enrich the journey of aging.

The Role of the Arts in

Building Social Connection:

The Art With Elders Senior Bridge Project

Sat. April 1, 12-2p (Free and open to the public)
SFAC Main Gallery (War Memorial Veterans Building)

401 Van Ness Ave. Ste. 125SF, CA 94102

 

Please join us for this special event! 

Free Registration on Eventbrite

 

Listening to our seniors and hearing their need for social connection.

Art With Elders program participants discuss their experiences moving from isolation to connection by engaging in group creative practice. This event will be presented in English and Spanish.

Cover art: “Untitled” by Irene Higgins – On Lok PACE

 
Also coming soon:

San Francisco Cares:

Inclusivity and Accessibility in Senior Arts Programming

Tue. May 23, 12-2p (Free and open to the public)

SFAC Main Gallery (War Memorial Veterans Building)
401 Van Ness Ave. Ste. 125SF, CA 94102

 

Please join us for this special event!

 

Arts programming provides participants with a forum for expressing themselves while cultivating a sense of identity and belonging.

San Francisco senior service providers discuss the role arts programs play in the lives of the older adults they serve, and will share their strategies to address the need for inclusivity and accessibility among marginalized older adults and people with disabilities.

Cover art: “Solitary Confinement” by Kim Ringle – Openhouse

OWLSF Member Meeting March 25: PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

SAFE STREETS 

What can we do to make our lives as pedestrians safer?

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 11AM to 12:30 PM

Zoom in and join OWL for a panel discussion on what is being done to make us safer as pedestrians, what more can be done, and what we can do to make a difference.

  • Jodie Medeiros, WalkSF. As Executive Director she is responsible for leading Walk San Francisco’s strategic work. 

  • Jamie Parks, SFMTA Livable Streets Director. His organization leads the projects focused on creating safe and inviting streets and sidewalks for all who walk and use a bicycle

Note: The last 10 minutes of the meeting will be devoted to the re-election of the current OWL-SF Board

Zoom Link and telephone information to be provided 

For more information, Call: (415) 712-1695;  Email: info@owlsf.org

OWLSF MEETING February 25: CURRENT STATE OF MEDICARE & SOCIAL SECURITY

SAVE THE DATE

Update on Protecting and Improving
Social Security & Medicare

 

SPEAKER Jodi Reid, Executive Director of California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) returns to OWL with important updates:

  • The facts on how Social Security & Medicare are funded
  • Ongoing threats toward privatization
  • Improving Social Security and expanding Medicare
  • Action items for Members of Older Women’s League 

DATE & TIME: February  25, 2022, 11 AM to 12:30 PM

Check out CARA’s video on Social Security
 
ZOOM Link to Follow
 
(415) 712-1695           info@owlsf.org

OWLSF ANNUAL PLANNING MEETING January 28

LET 2023 BE THE YEAR OWL-SF TAKES FLIGHT!

OWL-SF ANNUALL PLANNING MEETING
Saturday, January 28, 2023
11 AM to 12:30 PM Zoom Meeting 

Let’s make OWL more relevant, inclusive, and vibrant than ever!

Help us plan:
  • Informative, inspiring activities and programs
  • Political actions that support our mission to improve lives of midlife and older women
  • Membership meetings featuring speakers who bring you the health information you need
  • An outlet for our idealistic and creative spirit
  • Opportunities for friendship, community and support
Email or call for Zoom or other information:
 
info@owlsf.org                  Phone 415-712-1695

2022 MEMBER MEETINGS

  • 2022 meetings included…
  • GETTING OUR AFFAIRS IN ORDER FOR 2023: Subsequent to the meeting, presenter Susan Pollack made her list of priorities available to us. Click HERE for a list of Estate Information Essentials.
  • Celebrating Creativity
  • Get Ready for the November Election
  • Protecting Social Security and Medicare
  • Strengthen and Stretch
  • Your Internet Security
  • Older Women and Employment
  • What’s New With the Corona Virus

2021 MEETINGS

  • 2021 meetings included…
  • The Human Face of Immigration: To llisten to an audio recording of the meeting, go to:
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!BOcjC88eJNeggZMC4ZUNbY4rFemxUQ?e=Me6JcV
  • Turning Streets into Walkways
  • Looking After Our Mental Health
  • Seasoned Voices: Telling Our Stories, Sharing Our Insights
  • Environment, Health & Advocacy
  • Improved Physical and Mental Agility
  • The Future of Health Care – A Social Justice Issue
  • What You Need to Know About Patient Rights!

2020 Meetings

OWL meetings in 2020 included…

  • Practicing Gratitude
  • Witnessing History, Telling Our Story: Historical Events of The Past 60 Years
  • Pandemic Doldrums Got You Down? Let’s Have Some Fun!
  • Equal Justice Initiative Presents a Talk and Discussion on Racial Justice
  • Social Justice: Showing Up for Racial Justice
  • Owl Wants to Stay In Touch With You
  • Civil Discourse: A Roundtable Discussion on Supporting Civil Conversations
  • Making Sense of What’s Happening at City College

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

2018 MEETINGS

  • OWL meetings in 2018 included…
  • 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?

2017 MEETINGS

  • OWL meetings in 2017 included…
  • 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!

2018 Meetings

  • OWL meetings in 2018 included…
  • 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?