Help inform the need for culturally-responsive mental health services for the Black and African American communities

Today at the African American Arts & Culture Complex “Mo’MAGIC Meeting” the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) will be presenting ways to increase mental health awareness, promote access to prevention and early intervention services, and improve treatment, wellness, and recovery programs. Feedback is crucial to ensuring the MHSA programs meet community mental health needs. Refreshments will be served.

Bike to Work Day

Today is Bike to Work Day. Join tens of thousands of San Franciscans by pedaling to work on the biggest biking day of the year! Take the pledge to join us on Bike to Work Day and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win one of three Levi’s Commuter X smart jackets (a $350 value!).

For more information click here.

Air Quality

Due to the “Camp Fire” in Paradise Butte County, the air quality has been very poor and unhealthy. If possible try to stay indoors with your windows closed. Getting a good air purifier for your home. If you must go outside for an extended period of time please bring an N95 mask and remember those are one use only once you take it off even to blow your nose you will have to replace it. STay safe and stay healthy.

 

Fusion of the Maturing Mind 2011 Series

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Fusion of the Maturing Mind 2011

A six-part series hosted by AgeSong Institute at Laguna Grove & Hayes Valley Care, and the Jewish Home of San Francisco

Mindfulness-based Approaches to the Maturing Mind (Part 6 of 6)
Wednesday, October 26
5:00-6:30 pm

Dr. Nader Shabahangi, AgeSong founder and CEO

Jewish Home of San Francisco
302 Silver Avenue, SF
415-469-1584

RSVP to sfevents@agesong.com or call 415-318-8670
CEUs available for nurses, MFTs & LCSWs. Light hors d’oeuvres served.

Fusion of the Maturing Mind 2011 Series

fusion aging mind postcard Final 300x213 Fusion of the Maturing Mind 2011 Series

Fusion of the Maturing Mind 2011

A six-part series hosted by AgeSong Institute at Laguna Grove & Hayes Valley Care, and the Jewish Home of San Francisco

Nutritional Issues of the Elderly (Part 5 of 6)
Wednesday, September 28
5:00-6:30 pm

Jen M. Meltz, registered dietitian experience in clinical dietetics, food management, and weight loss

Age Song Institute at Laguna Grove & Hayes Valley Care
624 Laguna Street, SF
415-318-8670
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Mindfulness-based Approaches to the Maturing Mind (Part 6 of 6)
Wednesday, October 26
5:00-6:30 pm

Dr. Nader Shabahangi, AgeSong founder and CEO

Jewish Home of San Francisco
302 Silver Avenue, SF
415-469-1584
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RSVP to sfevents@agesong.com or call 415-318-8670
CEUs available for nurses, MFTs & LCSWs. Light hors d’oeuvres served.

Sunday Streets 2011: Western Addition Route

Sunday Streets season kicked off last weekend and runs through October 23. These events, which are sponsored by the City of San Francisco, create a large, temporary, public space by closing off a portion of a neighborhood’s streets to automobile traffic, and opening them to pedestrians, bicyclists, and activities for several hours on a Sunday.

Sunday Streets 2011 Season Schedule (subject to change):

  • March 20: kick off event along the Embarcadero from Fisherman’s Wharf to Mission Bay;
  • April 10: Great Highway and Golden Gate Park;
  • May 8: Mission route, including the popular route along 24th and Valencia Streets;
  • June 12: Bayview route, 3rd Street from Mission Bay, Dogpatch to the Bayview Opera House;
  • July 10: Great Highway route #2;
  • August 14: Civic Center/Tenderloin route;
  • September 11: Western Addition route, including North of Panhandle, Alamo Square and Fillmore and Japantown neighborhoods;
  • October 23: Mission route #2

What’s New in 2011:

Event Hours: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This change is in response to the chorus of requests for the event to go later each day.  The later schedule allows participants to attend their regular Sunday morning activities or linger over breakfast and still have time to enjoy a full day of Sunday Streets.

Emphasis on local programming and spontaneous activities: We are looking to community leaders, merchant associations and neighborhood groups to play a larger role in creating activities along each route. Sunday Streets will still offer free bike rentals (one hour, credit card and ID required) and repairs, bike education, outdoor roller rink, kids and pet programs and have areas set aside for specific activities and community outreach. The rest of Sunday Streets programs will be community-driven and produced events and activities.  Go to www.SundayStreetsSF.com to find a downloadable version of Sunday Streets 2011 Program Guidelines.

Zero waste: Large banners with maps and program areas will replace printed schedules, and we are asking our program partners to minimize hand outs and engage participants through interactive activities instead.

Improvements to established routes: We are working to improve routes, focusing on using merchant corridors and routes that connect to new neighborhoods.

  • Bayview: Connect via Lower Portrero Hill and Mission.
  • Mission:  24th Valencia Streets (dropping Harrison and adding another commercial street).
  • Western Addition: Includes North of Panhandle, Alamo Square, Fillmore neighborhoods.
  • Civic Center/Tenderloin: New route in Tenderloin/Civic Center area that creates a connected route through the area.

For more information, please visit www.SundayStreetsSF.com.

 

Young Men’s Empowerment Group on Tuesdays July 12 to August 2

Truancy Assessment and Resource Center presents

Why Dare To Be Different

Young Men’s Empowerment Group
44 Gough Street, Ste. # 106
San Francisco, CA 94103
Workshops will be held on Tuesdays’ beginning

July 12-August 2, 2011
3:15pm-4:30pm
*Doors open @ 2:45pm*

The Truancy Assessment & Resource Center presents the Young Men’s Empowerment Group. This group is about keeping it real and being able to express what is on your mind. We plan to have fun and talk about issues that happen in our community. With the assistance from experts in the field of youth & community advocacy, a four-week workshop will address core issues of violence, police stereotyping, and drug & alcohol addiction. Through these series of workshops, young men will be able to learn ways to self -reflect upon their life choices in order to refresh and redirect their educational and career dreams. Final workshop will be a career panel of desired careers suggested by participants during the first workshop.

For More Information Contact:
Christopher Rollins or Damon Whitaker at: 415-437-1700