Volunteers needed for Tech Allies Program

  Help us help San Francisco’s older adults stay connected, respected, and valued through our new and improved digital literacy training program! Tech Allies is a 10-12 session long program where you will teach an older adult the digital skills they need to use an iPad independently.   No prior experience is required! Just an open mind and a little […]

Stroll Buddies Update

Please JOIN US– Stroll Buddies: One walk per week: Matched pairs will schedule at least one walk per week and coordinate with one another according to their individual needs and availability. Volunteer-led—Once matched, full autonomy is transferred to the older adult and volunteer to limit the amount of work for staff. To learn more, please sign up: https://forms.gle/J33i4CRaMf4pr2PB7 On Saturday, […]

Creativity Connects

An intergenerational creative engagement project Triads meet 8 times over 10 weeks. This is a 3-month intergenerational opportunity where an older adult collaborates with a pair of younger partners on a creative project. Meetings can take place in the older adult’s home or another agreed-upon location. Here is an example of a project by one of triads: https://youtu.be/IxGnV-v6Fvk Sign up […]

Looking for Volunteers for Visiting Volunteer Program

Did you know that prolonged loneliness and isolation are equivalent to health results from smoking 15 cigarettes a day? Join this team to join the fight to help older adults in San Francisco. We are looking for volunteers who will be able to commit to visiting an older adult twice a month for 6 months with the aim of building […]

Do you have 8 minutes twice a week?

A New York Times article this month suggested that it only takes an 8-minute phone conversation to make a difference. A recent study said when participants received brief phone calls a few times a week, their levels of depression, loneliness, and anxiety were “rapidly reduced” compared with people who didn’t receive a call. Check out the article below.   If you […]

If you are struggling and need some help here are some numbers to keep handy

● Institute on Aging Friendship Line. 800-971-0016  ● Mental Health Association Peer-Run Warm Line. 855-845-7415   ● Family Caregiver Alliance Support Groups. www.caregiver.org/support-groups  ● LGBT National Hotline. 888-843-4564  ● Trans Lifeline’s Peer Support Hotline. 877-565-8860