Press Releases

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” - Søren Kierkegaard

October 15, 2018
An expanded statewide waiver program aims to keep 10,000 MediCal recipients out of nursing homes by allowing them to receive treatment at home or in a community setting. Read More

Coalition launches new screening tools to protect senior veterans from financial abuse

November 8, 2017
The San Francisco Veterans Benefits Protection Project (VBPP), led by Institute on Aging’s Elder Abuse Prevention program, is rolling out new screening tools and training to protect senior veterans from financial abuse. Read More

Veterans protection coalition awarded for elder abuse prevention efforts

August 22, 2017
The San Francisco Veterans Benefits Protection Project (VBPP), led by Institute on Aging’s Elder Abuse Prevention program, received a 2017 Aging Innovations Award from the National Association of Area Agencies for Aging (n4a) for its efforts to prevent and combat elder abuse. Read More

Institute on Aging Wins $100K Grant for Nursing Home Diversion Project

June 6, 2017
Institute on Aging (IOA) was recently selected as one of eight national winners of Sorenson Impact Center’s Pay for Success Competition. Read More

Institute on Aging Welcomes Four New Board Members

February 22, 2017
The Institute on Aging recently welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors with expertise in corporate finance, corporate management, legal matters, and gerontology. Read More

34th Annual Dinner à la Heart Adds Lunch, Bourbon Pairing Options

January 17, 2017
This year’s Dinner à la Heart fundraiser, slated for Tuesday, February 7, is expanding to offer lunch options in San Francisco, Marin and the Peninsula and a bourbon pairing dinner in Oakland. Read More

Bay Area Senior Services Leader Whistlestop Partners with Lyft – Two Leaders Team Up to Provide Seniors at Institute on Aging With Safe, Reliable Transportation to Medical Appointments

August 18, 2016
Marin Senior Coordinating Council, better known as Whistlestop, today announced a joint partnership with ride sharing service Lyft and San Francisco’s Institute on Aging (IOA) to provide older adults safe, reliable transportation to medical appointments and other services. Read More

Sutter Care at Home to Transfer Bay Area Private-Duty Services to San Francisco’s Institute on Aging

May 31, 2016
Not-for-profit Sutter Care at Home announced its intent to transfer ownership of its private-duty home care services to the non-profit Institute on Aging in San Francisco beginning July 25. Read More

One More Chance for Prix Fixe Dining in Support of Local Seniors

February 2, 2016
For food enthusiasts who are already missing the excitement of Restaurant Week, Dinner à la Heart provides one more chance to enjoy an evening of fine dining for a good cause. Read More

Reservations Open for 33rd Annual Dinner à la Heart

January 19, 2016
More than 40 Bay Area restaurants will host specially created prix fixe dinners on Tuesday, February 9, to raise money for the Institute on Aging, the long established nonprofit agency that makes growing older better for local seniors. Read More

Local Experts on Aging Tapped for National Conferences

June 2015
Two leading experts from San Francisco’s Institute on Aging have been tapped to share their knowledge at national conferences later this month. Read More

Crowdfunding Campaign Helps Save the Friendship Line, For Now

June 2015
The IndieGoGo Campaign to help save the Insitute on Aging’s Friendship line, the nation’s only accredited, 24-hour suicide hotline and warm-line for seniors, has surpassed its $100,000 crowdfunding goal and secured additional support to continue operations for the next fiscal year. Read More

Local Restaurants Step Up to Support Seniors
32nd Annual Dinner à la Heart Fundraiser Slated for February 24

January 30, 2015
More than 45 local restaurants are hosting prix fixe dinners on Tuesday, February 24 to raise money for the Institute on Aging, a decades-old non-profit agency that makes growing older better for Bay Area seniors. Organizers expect upwards of 600 diners to attend Dinner à la Heart, hosted at some of the best-known eateries in San Francisco and beyond. Read More

Institute on Aging Grants 100-Year Old Russian Immigrant’s Birthday Wish Hornblower to host brunch cruise plus political discussion with Dr. Andrei Tsygankov

January 20, 2015
He’s no Batkid, but 100-year-old Georgy Sobolev is getting his ambitious birthday wish granted next weekend, thanks to the Institute on Aging. For his 100th birthday, San Francisco resident and Institute on Aging client Georgy Sobolev said he’d like to take a Hornblower cruise on the San Francisco Bay and have an in-depth political discussion, in Russian, about the future of democracy in his home country. Read More

Institute on Aging and UCSF Division of Geriatrics, Northern California Geriatric Education Center present the conference:
LGBT & Aging: Equality—Opportunities Now

October 23, 2013
The third and final part of this groundbreaking conference series, “LGBT & Aging: Equality—Opportunities Now” takes place on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 8 am – 5 pm at Techmart, 5201 Great America Pkwy, #122, Santa Clara, CA 95054.

With the LGBT & Aging conference series, Institute on Aging brings together leaders in LGBT issues and providers to improve their individual and agency level care, their understanding of older LGBT adults, and their approach to serving this community. Read More

Institute on Aging 2013 Recipient of “Innovative Geropsychology Training Award”

July 31, 2013
Institute on Aging’s Psychology Student Training Program has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the “Innovative Geropsychology Training Award” by the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs. This national award is given annually to a program that demonstrates excellence and creativity in geropsychology training and is meant to inform development in other training programs across the country. Read More

Institute on Aging Announces Four New Board Members

April 15, 2013

Institute on Aging (IOA) is excited to welcome Jonathan Schwartz, the former President and CEO of Sun Microsystems, Inc. and the current President and CEO of CareZone is a cloud service for individuals caring for children, parents or other loved ones. Read More

Patrick Arbore, ED.D., recipient of the 2013 American Society on Aging Mental Health and Aging Award

March 12, 2013
Dr. Patrick Arbore of Institute on Aging (IOA) is today’s recipient of the 2013 Mental Health and Aging Award presented by the American Society on Aging for outstanding contributions to the field of aging. IOA would like to congratulate Dr. Arbore on this extraordinary achievement and thank him for is innumerable contributions to the wellbeing of elders and the advancement of IOA. Read More

Institute On Aging and UC Irvine launch mobile app with Elder Abuse Resources

December 13, 2012
One in 10 older Americans experiences abuse or neglect each year. The number of abuse reports is growing at a time when resources necessary to properly respond are shrinking. To assist California law enforcement when dealing with abuse of elders and dependent adults – vulnerable adults with disabilities, the UC Irvine Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect has partnered with the nonprofit Institute on Aging to develop a mobile app guide called 368+ Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Guide for CA Law Enforcement. Read More

San Francisco senior home care provider, Institute On Aging presents Dinner a la Heart: Institute on Aging presents 29th Annual Dinner a la Heart fundraiser on Feb. 7

January 17, 2012
The community is invited to join friends and supporters of San Francisco’s senior home care provider, Institute on Aging (IOA) for the 29th Annual Dinner à la Heart fundraiser, which places caring for older adults and community building as the centerpiece. Dinner à la Heart is taking place on Tuesday, Feb.7, 2012 at over fifty of the Bay Area’s most popular restaurants. Read More

Bay area Senior Resource provider, Institute on Aging, presents the 25th Annual Cable Car Caroling

November 29, 2011
Bring joy and cheers to seniors this holiday season by singing Christmas carols. Bay Area senior resource provider a non-profit organization, Institute on Aging will be holding their 25th Annual Cable Car Caroling on Sunday, December 4. The annual fundraiser will start at The Event Center at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 12:30pm. Free parking will be provided all day, and participants will be transported by motorized cable cars to senior homes and private residences where they will sing Christmas carols to elders. Read More