2015 Open House

On November 18th, Golden Gate Village held an Open House, hosted at the Richmond Senior Center. We invited seniors, neighbors and community partners to learn about Golden Gate Village and anticipated approximately 60 attendees. By 4:30 pm we had surpassed 60 guests and estimate nearly 130 friends and neighbors joined us for the festivities! Live music was provided by pianist Grant Levin and saxophonist Noel Jewkes. Wine was donated by our neighbors at the Grocery Outlet. Village volunteers prepared a repast of guacamole and various taco bar fillings including chicken, beef, mango shrimp, spicy coleslaw, roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts.

We were especially congratulated by attendees from other senior service organizations: NEXT Village, the Community Living Campaign, Curry Senior Center, Episcopal Senior Communities, the Aging and Disability Resource Center, the Institute on Aging, San Francisco Senior Centers, Project Open hand, a representative of the District attorney’s Victim’s Advocates program, and another from the Department of Public Health, the Richmond District Neighborhood Center. Our Richmond District Supervisor Eric Mar made a special appearance as well. Supervisor Mar has been instrumental in securing funding for Golden Gate Village and is an advocate for policies protecting seniors Citywide. Peer support creates an obligation to succeed with our Village model. By succeeding we help give other community partners the opportunity to create villages of their own.

Here are some images from this festive event:

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