Barriers to Aging In Place: San Francisco’s Historic Homes May House Safety Concerns for Older Adults

One of the great things about San Francisco is its history—a once rough harbor joint; an international, smoky city full of sailors and dreamers from around the world. It seemed built for mystery: between the colorful characters and smothering fog, it’s no accident that it’s the birthplace of noir. All that history, throughout San Francisco […]

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The Benefits and Dangers of Marijuana for Older Adults: How To Safely Partake in the Bay Area

When California voters passed Proposition 64 last November, legalizing (with restriction) the cultivation, sale, and use of marijuana, it opened up a whole new cultural and economic world for the state. New businesses are flourishing, the tax base is expanded, and fewer people are being arrested for nonviolent crimes. But it also comes with misinformation […]

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How the Current California Marijuana Laws Affect an Older Adult’s Medicinal, or Recreational, Use

California has always had an interesting and contradictory relationship with marijuana. The state is well known, of course, for Haight-Ashbury, the enclaves of Berkeley, the LA jazz scene, and other marijuana-heavy enterprises. But the drug has also been a great way to stall or even kill a promising movie career, and the fierce political backlash […]

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