Mental Health Awareness Roundup: San Francisco officials push for universal mental healthcare

San Francisco residents in need can turn to Healthy SF for affordable healthcare coverage, and if two city supervisors have their way, residents will have guaranteed mental health coverage, as well. Supervisors Hillary Ronen and Matt Haney introduced a ballot measure this week to create a program appropriately called Mental Health SF. If approved by […]

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Fall risk is higher for those with cognitive impairment

It’s no secret that as we age, we become increasingly at risk of falling, and fall-related injuries are more dangerousfor older adults. What researchers recently learned, however, is potentially significant: a definitive link between cognitive slowing and fall risk, and an opportunity to provide better care for those living with dementia. Manuel Montero-Odasso, M.D., Ph.D., […]

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Cable Car Caroling Brings the Holiday Spirit to One and All

Carolers young and old will gather Saturday, December 1st for one of Institute on Aging’s most beloved events, the 34th Annual Cable Car Caroling. This multicultural songfest brings holiday cheer to isolated older adults and adults living with disabilities at assisted living centers, skilled nursing facilities and individual homes across San Francisco. More than 500 […]

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