OWLSF Advocates for Visiting Rights in Nursing Homes


April 7, 2022

California State Assembly
Committee on Health

Dear Committee Members,

     As Vice President of the Older Women’s League of San Francisco and Chair of its Political Advocacy Committee, I am writing to urge you to support Assembly Bill 2546 so that it can find its way to Gov. Newsom’s desk and be signed into law. 

     The Covid 19 Pandemic brought to our attention the tragedy of older people in care facilities who died alone and without access to family members to support them at a time when they needed it most.  Let’s protect our older citizens from this ever happening again. 

     Please support Assembly Bill 2546 by Assembly Member Nazarian to ensure that designated family members or friends can be with their loved ones who benefit enormously from having the support of people who love them and know best how to bring them comfort.


Melanie Grossman, PhD, MSW

President of OWL-SF



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