Programs (mon ami calendar) - San Francisco Village

Events & Programs

Current Calendar of Events

Our vibrant programming is the gateway through which members gain empowering information, share experiences, and develop a deep sense of belonging to the community. At a time when older adults may find their social networks shrinking, San Francisco Village programs offer opportunities to expand. Programs are continually evolving, reflecting the interests and requests of our dynamic membership, and generally fall into one of six categories: Healthy Aging, Express Yourself, Member-Led, Connections Across Generations, Navigating Today’s World, and Exploring San Francisco. San Francisco Village hosts 40-45 program events per month. Take a look at our calendar and get involved!

If you are a member, you can select an event and at the bottom of the pop up, click on “Learn More” to sign up. You can also call (415) 387 – 1375 or email info@sfvillage.org to send in your RSVPs.

If you are not yet a member, please visit the Join section of our website! While our programs are generally for members of San Francisco Village, we’d love to have you attend one event as a guest.

 

Neighborhood Circles

Neighborhood Circles are smaller, hyper-local groups that enable members to develop relationships closer to home. Currently, there are 15 Neighborhood Circles led by either members or non-member volunteers and supported by our Director of Member Services, Jill Ellefsen. One of the circles is specifically focused on issues relevant to our LGBT members and the Solo Agers address concerns of those aging alone.

If you are interested in learning more about Neighborhood Circles and/or starting one in your area, let us know!  Contact us at info@sfvillage.org or 415-387-1375 x 2.

 

Current Neighborhood Circles exist in the following San Francisco zip codes:

  • 94107/94103 – SOMA, Hayes Valley, Opera Plaza
  • 94117 – Cole Valley, Haight Ashbury
  • 94118/94129 – Inner Richmond
  • 94127/94132 – West of Twin Peaks
  • 94123 – Marina, Cow Hollow
  • 94115 – Pacific Heights, Western Addition, Japantown
  • 94104/94105/94108/94111 -Financial Dist., Embarcadero
  • 94109/94133 – Nob Hill, North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Chinatown, Russian Hill
  • 94121 – Outer Richmond
  • 94116/94122 – Sunset
  • 94127/94132 – West of Twin Peaks:
    St.Francis Wood, West Portal, Forest
    Hill, Park Merced, Ingleside Terraces
  • 94110/94134: Bernal Hts /Potrero/
    Mission/Visitation Valley/Bayview
  • 94114/ 94131- Castro/Noe Valley/ Glen Park
  • Solo Agers’ Circle – all are welcome
  • LGBT Circle – all are welcome

Wellness Program

Sometimes we need a little help after a hospitalization: someone to check in with us, drive us to a doctor’s appointment or pick up groceries. Knowing we’re connected to a caring community can speed our recovery. The SFV Wellness Program supports you in the journey from leaving the hospital to achieving wellness at home, in harmony with your goals and preferences. This program can help you manage your health, prepare for your doctor’s visit, get the community services you need and more.  Participation is completely voluntary. If you start the program and are not satisfied, you may withdraw at any time. This program is available to all current members of SFV and through our partnership with Sutter Health/CPMC Mission Bernal Campus; it’s also available to ACE Unit patients free of charge for 90 days. If a patient chooses to participate, once they go home, SFV volunteers will be available to:

  • Check in by phone or friendly visit
  • Help with grocery shopping, laundry and simple household tasks
  • Provide transportation to a doctor’s appointment

Additionally, our Wellness Program Coordinator is available to connect you with online services and referrals to local community resources that make your life simpler. As a participant in this program, you are invited to any of the more than 40 activities that take place each month. From health and wellness lectures to creative writing classes; from tai chi to film and discussion groups, and so much more. Scroll down to the next section to see our online calendar of events. For more information, contact our Wellness Program Coordinator, Jessica Da Silva, at jessica@sfvillage.org or 415-387-1375 extension 6.

“If you think about it, we are all aging together, even though we’re in different stages of the process; aging is something that everyone is going to experience, so we can learn from each other.”
— Peter Heldman, volunteer since 2013