IN THE NEWS
Caring for those who have cared for us.
San Francisco Chronicle
When the phone rang, it was the lady whose granddaughter forgot about her. When it rang again, it was the old man who was feeling unhappy because his TV broke. Read More.
Bay Area Focus
Watch Institute on Aging's VP of Health Services, Dr. Karyn Skultety and Friendship Line Volunteer, Melanie Grossman discuss the Friendship Line on Bay Area Focus. Watch Here.
Author Isabel Allende is 71. Yes, she has a few wrinkles—but she has incredible perspective too. In this candid talk, meant for viewers of all ages, she talks about her fears as she gets older and shares how she plans to keep on living passionately. Watch Here
October 15, 2014
Dr. Patrick Arbore, Institute on Aging's Director and founder of the Center for Elderly Suicide, is the recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service.
July 18, 2014
Watch Institute on Aging's Dr. Patrick Arbore and Dr. Karyn Skultety featured on KRON 4 News discussing loneliness, the Friendship Line, dementia and home care. Watch Now
March 20, 2014
Watch Institute on Aging featured on PBS NewsHour talking about aging and innovation. Watch Now
by Nellie Bowles
December 16, 2013
When 73-year-old Ralph Harris walks down the street in Hayes Valley, he sees scores of interesting young entrepreneurs. But the San Francisco resident, who once grew his own small firm into a successful business, said he feels invisible to them. Read More
by Heather Cassell
October 23, 2013
More than 100 senior care professionals turned out recently for the first LGBT senior seminar hosted by the Institute on Aging in Santa Clara County.
On the same day – October 23 – the Santa Clara County HIV/AIDS Systems of Care Roundtable gathered in San Jose to discuss HIV/AIDS and aging. Read More
We assume depression comes with aging, but one expert says we must learn to detect and treat it rather than accept it as status quo.
By Laurie Sue Brockway
October 3, 2013
A woman who has buried her husband and one of her adult children reaches the age of 80 only to feel isolated, lonely, and as if she has never healed from her grief. A grandfather who proudly served in the armed forces now feels like a burden to his children and uses his hunting gun to end it all. A couple looking forward to retirement is devastated when one partner develops dementia and, as all the dreams for their golden years come crashing down, the other partner begins drinking to drown the pain. Read More
By Paula Span August 7, 2013
In hindsight, Greacian Goeke can see that there were warnings.
Her father, Joseph, had never fully recovered from surgery to repair a heart valve and feared he would soon need a wheelchair, as his own father had. He had developed cataracts and had to stop driving. Along with his increasing physical disability, he had a history of depression that included hospitalizations and electroconvulsive therapy. For years, he had struggled with alcohol abuse. Read More
By Amy Andonian
July 11, 2013
When 52-year-old Rachel brought her elderly mother to visit the adult daycare center I managed, she was clearly overwhelmed. She had recently undergone both surgery and divorce, was providing part-time care for her grandchildren, worked nights make ends meet -- and was providing 24/7 care for her 75-year-old mother, Marilyn, whose recent stroke had significantly affected her memory. Read More
By Matt Perry
July 7, 2013
“It’s the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you.”
That line from the movie “Million Dollar Baby” – the last to screen at San Francisco’s Coronet Theater, now home to the city’s Institute on Aging – captures the dream of aging pioneer Dr. Lawrence Feigenbaum, who nearly 40 years ago envisioned comprehensive health services as an alternative to nursing home placement. Read More
by Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post
June 3, 2013
Dr. Patrick Arbore, IOA's director and founder of the Center for Elderly Suicide, is quoted in the Washington Post regarding suicide among baby boomers. Read More
LAS Conference on Elder Abuse
May 21, 2013
The Institute on Aging’s Elder Abuse Prevention Program with support from the SF Department on the Status of Women is sponsoring full scholarships for this conference on elder abuse for persons working in the field of domestic violence. Read More
April 28, 2013
IOA's Talitha Guinn, director of the Elder Abuse Prevention Program, was interviewed on KTVU's special report on political groups bilking the elderly for donations through mailers. Watch Now
By Carole Moore, Law Enforcement Technology
"The spread of elder fraud and abuse cases has also prompted educational institutions and nonprofits to make their own contributions toward criminal investigation and prosecution of these cases. The University of California at Irvine, together with the Institute on Aging, has come up with a unique and modern aid for California law enforcement officers. Read More
February 28, 2013
In a statement on the passage of the Violence Against Women Act Reathorization, The Institute on Aging was recognized by the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women as one of 24 partner agencies who deliver direct services to women victims of violence and their families. Read More