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Insider Voices: Sharing Different Paths Taken, Lessons Learned and Questions Unanswered

Insider Voices: Sharing Different Paths Taken, Lessons Learned and Questions Unanswered

April 5, 2018, 6 pm to 8 pm
Rhoda Goldman Plaza, 2180 Post Street San Francisco


A panel of 4 women, ranging from 63 to 83 in age, will describe and reflect on their personal paths in this stage of life, with “No sugar coating.”    The evening will provide opportunity to learn from first- hand experiences, ask questions about the work it takes to become “at home with growing older,” and reflect about similarities across life stages as defined by anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson:  “the fruit of continuing reflection on encounters over time, …drawing connections and finding similarities, looking for underlying patterns…a process rather than a possession…”

This is a great opportunity to learn first hand from ‘experts’ about how early life decisions influence the later stages in life and the challenges and opportunities along the way.


Sherri Hayes Sawyer 63 ..breast cancer survivor…continues to learn and practice means of self-care and self-compassion that promote living with optimal wellness.

Judy Jacobs 70..currently active member of San Francisco Village, and has much to say about, “How does one find joy in the midst of living with chronic pain?”

Sandy Ouye Mori, 75..has spent her career advocating for community-based long-term care services that are culturally sensitive and language appropriate.

Stephanie Di Giorgio, 83..moved to SF 13 years ago to be close to her children…recalls most fondly her years as a volunteer Marriage Commissioner at SF City Hall.

Moderator: Beth MacLeod, Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the field of aging and services to older adults and their families, and herself in the 6th decade of her life.