Oct/26/2011 Fusion of the Maturing Mind 2011 Series

Posted by Richard • October 26th, 2011

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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.

Sep/28/2011 Fusion of the Maturing Mind 2011 Series

Posted by Richard • September 28th, 2011

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.

Sep/11/2011 Sunday Streets 2011: Western Addition Route

Posted by Richard • September 11th, 2011

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.

 

Aug/13/2011 Health Fair & Backpack Giveaway

Posted by Richard • August 13th, 2011

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ella Hill Hutch Community Center
1050 McAllister Street (at Webster Street)

Backpack stuffing will occur on 8/12. Volunteers will be needed.

Jul/14/2011 Young Men’s Empowerment Group on Tuesdays July 12 to August 2

Posted by Richard • July 14th, 2011

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

Jul/14/2011 Community Health Fair and Backpack Giveaway Planning Meeting

Posted by Richard • July 14th, 2011

The next planning meeting for the AfroSolo Community Health Fair will take place on

Thursday, July 14th at 1:30 pm
Ella Hill Hutch Community Center
1050 McAllister Street

Meeting at the Center will provide everyone an opportunity to see the space and get a general idea of howthe Health Fair will be laid out.

We will continue our planning for the Back to School Celebration, in collaboration with Mo’ MAGIC’s Backpack Giveaway taking place on Saturday, August 13th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This will be our 3rd annual Celebration where we expect over 1,500 people to attend.

If you have any questions, and/or if you plan to attend, please contact Thomas Simpson at trs100@yahoo.com.

Below is a list of organizations registered to participate. If you would like to participate, email Thomas and he will send you a registration form.

  • American Red Cross
  • Bay Area Black Nurses
  • Bay Area Region Network for a Healthy CA
  • Black Brothers Esteem/SF AIDS Foundation
  • CA Pacific Medical Center
  • Cultivating Unity, Pride and Empowerment of the Deaf
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Maxine Hall Community Clinic
  • On Lok
  • SF African American Community Health Equity Council
  • SF Office of Citizen Complaints
  • SFDPH – HIV Testing
  • SF Rec and Park
  • SF Vegetarian Society
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • Tzu Chi Foundation
  • Walgreens
  • Westside Community Services

Jul/12/2011 July 12 to August 2 | Why Dare To Be Different: Young Men’s Empowerment Group

Posted by Richard • July 12th, 2011

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

Jun/19/2011 June 18 – 19 | The 61th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival

Posted by Richard • June 19th, 2011

WHAT: The 61th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, 2011, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
WHERE: Historic Fillmore District, Fillmore St between Geary Blvd and Fulton Street

Celebrating The 61th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival

Saturday, June 18, 2011 marks the 61th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival, the largest gathering of African-Americans in northern California. It is a popular event among the more than 440,000 black households in the Bay Area because of its historical significance to the community. This year the event returms to the Fillmore with a Parade beginning at Civic Center Plaza June 18 @ 11am, Health Fair. Classic Car and Motorcycle show, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, 3 on 3 Basketball, Skate park, Games2u, and of course live entertainment, food vendors, Arts & Craft Vendors, and Community Information booths.

The mission of The San Francisco Juneteenth Committee Inc. is to continue the historical tradition of our ancestors by celebrating this holiday through education, recreational and entertainment events targeting both the African American community and the general public focusing on youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the greater Northern California regions. The San Francisco Juneteenth celebration is a multi-cultural event drawing attendees not only from local African-Americans, but all San Francisco citizens and ethnic groups. In addition, San Francisco city tour bus operators make stops at the festival bringing national and international attendees. Festival brochures are placed at the San Francisco Visitors Center. The San Francisco Juneteenth Committee maintains an office at the African American Art and Culture complex @ 762 Fulton Street that serves as administrative space and distributes SF Juneteenth year-round events information.

The “Back on the Block” theme will increase the knowledge of all Juneteenth festival attendees and website visitors about the rich past and ongoing contributions and prominence of San Francisco’s African American citizens and institutions in economic, educational and civic activities.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Office: 415.931.2729
Louis Garrett-Chairman 415.515.5732
Kevin Jefferson-Vice Chairman 510.435.8551
Website: www.sfjuneteenth.org
Email: sfjuneteenth@sbcglobal.net
762 Fulton Street, 3rd Fl, San Francisco, CA 94102
www.sfjuneteenth.org

Jun/18/2011 June 18 – 19 | The 61th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival

Posted by Richard • June 18th, 2011

WHAT: The 61th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, 2011, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
WHERE: Historic Fillmore District, Fillmore St between Geary Blvd and Fulton Street

Celebrating The 61th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival

Saturday, June 18, 2011 marks the 61th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival, the largest gathering of African-Americans in northern California. It is a popular event among the more than 440,000 black households in the Bay Area because of its historical significance to the community. This year the event returms to the Fillmore with a Parade beginning at Civic Center Plaza June 18 @ 11am, Health Fair. Classic Car and Motorcycle show, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, 3 on 3 Basketball, Skate park, Games2u, and of course live entertainment, food vendors, Arts & Craft Vendors, and Community Information booths.

The mission of The San Francisco Juneteenth Committee Inc. is to continue the historical tradition of our ancestors by celebrating this holiday through education, recreational and entertainment events targeting both the African American community and the general public focusing on youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the greater Northern California regions. The San Francisco Juneteenth celebration is a multi-cultural event drawing attendees not only from local African-Americans, but all San Francisco citizens and ethnic groups. In addition, San Francisco city tour bus operators make stops at the festival bringing national and international attendees. Festival brochures are placed at the San Francisco Visitors Center. The San Francisco Juneteenth Committee maintains an office at the African American Art and Culture complex @ 762 Fulton Street that serves as administrative space and distributes SF Juneteenth year-round events information.

The “Back on the Block” theme will increase the knowledge of all Juneteenth festival attendees and website visitors about the rich past and ongoing contributions and prominence of San Francisco’s African American citizens and institutions in economic, educational and civic activities.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Office: 415.931.2729
Louis Garrett-Chairman 415.515.5732
Kevin Jefferson-Vice Chairman 510.435.8551
Website: www.sfjuneteenth.org
Email: sfjuneteenth@sbcglobal.net
762 Fulton Street, 3rd Fl, San Francisco, CA 94102
www.sfjuneteenth.org

 

Jun/18/2011 UCSF at Mount Zion Community Health Day

Posted by Richard • June 18th, 2011

We invite you, your family, your friends, and your patients to join us at the Mount Zion Community Health Day on Saturday, June 18th.

Event Details
Mount Zion Community Health Day
Outdoor Street Fair
Saturday, June 18, 2011
11:00 am–4:00 pm
Post Street between Divisadero and Scott streets

You will have access to health screenings, educational materials and activities, along with local entertainment and food vendors. Our goal is to celebrate, educate and promote good health! There will be over twenty booths featuring various Medical Center clinics and services, including:

• the Bloodmobile
• Cancer Center
• Division of General Internal Medicine
• Headache Center
• Nutrition Counseling Clinic
• Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
• Radiology
• Sleep Disorders Center
• Tobacco Education Center
• Women’s Health
• and more.

Did You Know?
We are approaching the centennial of the Hellman Building at Mount Zion—the cornerstone of the twentieth century hospital. Mount Zion has played an important role in San Francisco’s rich history by serving the Western Addition neighborhood and the San Francisco community from the end of the nineteenth century through the twentieth and into the twenty-first century. It has been a part of the UCSF Medical Center since 1990.

Celebrating our Community
The leadership at the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, led by Associate Dean Jeffrey Pearl, M.D., is hosting this Community Health Day. It is a way to celebrate our local community, and to extend our thanks and appreciation to the neighborhood for its support of the Mount Zion campus.

We invite everyone at UCSF and in the community to join us in making this event a success.  For more information, contact the Fishbon Library at Mount Zion, (415) 885-7378 or visit: http://mzhealthfair.ucsf.edu/mzhealthfair/mz_health_fair.pdf