In the News 2009

Elderly Oakland Couple Hit with Huge Unwarranted Bill

By Michael Finney, ABC 7 - KGO-TV San Francisco
December 30, 2009
"An elderly Oakland couple received a big bill for something they did not remember ordering. The bill totaled $1,820 and that is nothing to sneeze at, especially if you are retired and living on a fixed income. Read More

Red tape stands in way of police volunteers

By Brent Begin, SF Examiner
November 7, 2009
"There are financial experts waiting to donate their time to help San Francisco police crack down on elder fraud, but they have been held up by bureaucracy. New police Chief George Gascón is pushing for creative ideas as the Police Department deals with budget cuts, and one of those ideas could be to let civilian investigators assist in solving crimes instead of always using additional police officers."

Ladies Home commemorates the 125th anniversary of its founding

By Kaleene Kenning, SF Examiner
October 24, 2009
"The University Mound Ladies Home, a little-known part of San Francisco’s past, present, and future, will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its founding on Thursday evening, November 12, and the public is invited to attend."

Elder Abuse News: San Francisco District Attorney hosts a Chinese press conference in Chinatown

KTSF
October 7, 2009
The press event was reported in both Sing Tao Daily and World Journal on Thursday, 10/8. See the KTSF video news clip. Read More

Volunteer Serves San Francisco Seniors

Jefferson Award Winner: Ruth Ann Rosenberg
CBS 5
September 30, 2009
Ruth Ann Rosenberg has been selected to receive the Jefferson Award for Public Service. The Jefferson Awards are a prestigious national recognition system honoring community and public service in America.

Senior Campus News

June 19, 2009
State Assembly member Fiona Ma visited IOA's new building site on June 19th. Ma has been a longtime advocate for seniors and senior services is currenty advocating for more funding for affordable housing. We appreciated her visit!

StoryCorps, the National Oral History Project, Partners With San Francisco Institute on Aging

By Tracy McCloud and Dina Zempsky, Forbes.com
January 5, 2009
Institute on Aging Hosts StoryCorps for a Recording Day as Part of the Memory Loss Initiative. StoryCorps, a national initiative to document everyday history and the unique stories of Americans, will visit Institute on Aging's Alzheimer's Day Care Resource Center on January 13, 2009 to celebrate the stories of the center's participants as part of its Memory Loss Initiative. StoryCorps is a national independent nonprofit project in partnership with NPR and the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress....  Read More