a BROADER range of services available to seniors than in years past ???

May 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

“Despite government cutbacks, there is a broader range of services available to seniors than in years past – from 30th Street’s classes on how to avoid falls to holistic art classes at the AgeSong residential center in Hayes Valley. But it’s nowhere near enough to keep up with the oncoming silver-haired waves, many say.”

According to Kevin Fagan from the San Francisco Chronicle, there is a “broader” range of services for older San Franciscans. Yet these services will not be enough for the dreaded “silver tsunami”, the alarmist word used to describe the increase in older Americans  – alarmist as it is often used to justify cuts in public services.

Yes,perhaps the offering of services is broader, ranging from aikido, yoga, philosophy, and blogging. What we need to investigate is: who is left out of this offering?
Who is not attending classes? Why?
What are the obstacles to get to the 30th Street center?

And what are the reasons not to attend Age Song? For example, how much does it cost to become a resident of AgeSong? How many can afford its fees?

Link to the article:

http://m.sfgate.com/sfchron/pm_21439/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=GZ9HAqZI

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