February 19, 6 pm to 8pm
Francis of Assisi Residence
145 Guerrero Street, San Francisco
This AHWGO forum will focus on the special challenges of being ‘at home with growing older’ in the LGBT community, the work of Openhouse San Francisco and current political issues such as the financial challenge older people in the community face who are transitioning from private disability to social security.
Fairley Parson, MSW, ASW has over ten years experience working with older adults, within the adult day health center system, as a political organizer and as a group facilitator and MSW-trainee. Fairley received her MSW at the University of California, Berkeley where she concentrated on gerontology and LGBT aging issues. She joined Openhouse in 2011. Openhouse is a progam rich organization in San Francisco that provides services and community to LGBT elder. Its LGBT friendly senior housing project in San Francisco has been approved.
January 15, 2015 6 pm to 8pm
Ed Roberts Campus (Koret Conference Room)
3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley
(Across from the Ashby Bart Station)
Aging In Place for low income seniors is currently only possible for people who can live independently. As people age and need more help with activities of daily living, the only alternative in California is a move to the nursing home. A much more cost effective approach would be to provide Medicare coverage for assisted living care in independent senior housing. That means bringing care to the people where they need it, keeping people in their home and community.
Lamar Turner, founder of ElderFocus, an advocate for low income seniors, developer and serial entrepreneur has been working on bringing together the many stakeholders and funding sources that would allow for such new Aging In Place model for low income seniors. He will present this new model and talk about his vision.