2014 Participating Businesses & Organizations

Additional businesses and organizations are joining the event every day – check back soon for the updated list!


AGA Medicare Options

AgeSong Senior Communities
AgeSong Senior Communities, at Hayes Valley and Laguna Grove, promotes graceful aging through the belief that as individuals age, they deserve to live in an atmosphere that encourages them to live their lives as they see fit, with "the freedom to be." Our communities offer specialized services for high needs, assisted living for complex medical conditions, innovative forgetfulness care (which others call memory or Alzheimer's care), a behavioral health program and Zen-inspired hospice care.

Bay Area Vital Link
Bay Area Vital Link promotes graceful aging by providing the most advanced medical alert services available, creating independence and peace of mind for you or a loved one. Locally owned and operated since 1981, we offer a variety of services: home and yard monitors, fall sensor pendants, mobile GPS units, wireless monitors and medication reminders.

Braeda Horan Designs
Braeda Horan promotes graceful aging by using her training and experience as a couture designer, stylist and colorist to bring out and enhance the natural beauty of her clients. It isn’t about age. It’s about how you feel. Elegance and style are refined with age.

Brown & Toland Physicians
Brown & Toland Physicians promotes graceful aging through its Bay Area network of experienced physicians who collaborate to provide coordinated, high-quality and affordable health care to patients. Brown & Toland Physicians is proud to support the Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair.

CaptionCall promotes graceful aging by introducing a revolutionary new telephone for anyone who has difficulty hearing on the phone. CaptionCall offers exceptional audio quality along with smooth scrolling captions of what callers say on a large, easy-to-read screen.

Health Net
Health Net promotes graceful aging by highlighting health plans designed for those aging into Medicare. We offer Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug and Medicare supplement plans.

Home Instead
Home Instead Senior Care promotes graceful aging with a dedicated professional care team that provides personalized, quality care, enabling clients to live with dignity and peace of mind.

Itani Dental San Francisco
Itani Dental San Francisco promotes graceful aging through our homecare dentistry services, Dr. Itani's participation in geriatric issues as Commissioner on Aging and Adult Services for the city and county of San Francisco, and our participation in specific forums and events.

Joyful Aging: Psychotherapy and Holistic Wellness for Seniors and Families
Joyful Aging: Psychotherapy & Holistic Wellness Services for Seniors and Families promotes graceful aging through compassionate care. Joan Klein, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, combines Integrative Psychotherapy with healing arts and meditation guiding clients to experience happiness and health.

Lee Abel, CLTC, Long-Term Care Insurance Specialist
Insurance specialist Lee Abel promotes graceful aging by helping her clients prepare for a variety of challenges of aging. Benefits of long-term care insurance include access to quality care, increased peace of mind and financial security.

Peninsula Del Rey
Peninsula Del Rey, an SRG senior living community, promotes graceful aging as a brand-new retirement address serving the greater San Francisco area. This is retirement living the way you always imagined it to be, with all the features and amenities you could hope for, a sophisticated blend of comfort, style, fine dining and endless social opportunities, and a dedicated, professional staff available 24 hours a day.

Pure Puer Tea
Pure Puer Tea promotes graceful aging, as studies show that puer tea naturally improves cholesterol levels, helps people lose weight, lowers blood sugar, lowers blood pressure, aids digestion, fights cancer and aids sleep. Black puer is raw, sun dried and low in caffeine.

Reliable Caregivers
Reliable Caregivers promotes graceful aging by giving dignity to those who need care and prefer to remain in their familiar surroundings. Matching compassionate and skilled caregivers to support individuals through the aging process reduces stress and enhances quality of life.

San Francisco Family Spinal Care
San Francisco Family Spinal Care promotes graceful aging utilizing gentle and effective NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) chiropractic care. Our goal is to keep our patients strong, happy, and healthy throughout the aging process!

SCAN Health Plan
SCAN Health Plan promotes graceful aging by believing in the power and vitality of people with Medicare, now, and as they age. We are dedicated to helping members stay healthy and independent. That's been our mission and only focus for over 35 years.

SevenPonds promotes graceful aging through its contemporary website and blog dedicated to healthy aging, healing and dying well. SevenPonds provides online information, local services and end-of-life planning. We empower people with all of their end-of-life options to make their own educated decisions.

South Bay Health & Insurance Services
South Bay Health & Insurance Services promotes graceful aging by serving as a resource and advocate for our clients when it comes to their Medicare needs. We serve our clients by educating them on their options and helping them improve the quality of their health care.

The Balanced Atlas
The Balanced Atlas promotes graceful aging through the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) technique. The goal of NUCCA is to gently realign the head and upper neck, therefore allowing your body to balance and heal itself naturally.

UrbanCaring promotes graceful aging by changing the way that seniors and their families hire and manage in-home care services: through a combination of technology and human touch, UrbanCaring matches you with the best caregiver for your loved one and then helps you book appointments and pay caregivers for hours they've worked.

Vintage Communities
The San Francisco Vintage Communities promote graceful aging by emphasizing living a full and enriching lifestyle while aging in place. Vintage Coventry & Vintage Golden Gate provide seniors with independent living, assisted living and memory care.

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care promotes graceful aging as a national leader in the field of hospice and palliative care for over 30 years. Our San Francisco Bay Program is accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice. In addition, VITAS' Chief Medical Officer, Barry Kinzbrunner, MD, is both a highly respected oncologist and an ordained rabbi.

Waddell & Reed, Inc.
Wadell & Reed promotes graceful aging through financial wellness. Establishing and maintaining financial wellness, the balance between living responsibly today and planning wisely for tomorrow, is as important to one's well-being as proper nutrition and regular exercise.

Walgreens promotes graceful aging by being the most trusted, multichannel provider and advisor of innovative pharmacy, health and wellness solutions, consumer goods and convenient services in communities across America.

Wendy McLaughlin, Insurance and Investments
Wendy McLaughlin, Insurance and Investments, promotes graceful aging through careful and productive planning with your insurance agent. No more worries about outliving your income. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your retirement years are financially safe and secure.


American Bone Health/FORE
American Bone Health promotes graceful aging by increasing public awareness of osteroporosis and the need for bone density testing. Our goal is to eliminate the falls and fractures that lower the quality of life for so many of the senior community.

American Liver Foundation
American Liver Foundation promotes graceful aging by providing resources and information on liver wellness to our community. Our mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

Cohousing California
Cohousing California promotes graceful aging by helping people find each other and create sustainable neighborhoods for aging in community.

Compassion & Choices Northern California
Compassion & Choices Northern California promotes graceful aging by improving care and expanding choice at the end of life. We offer free counseling, planning resources, referrals and guidance, and across the nation we work to protect and expand options at the end of life.

Department of Aging and Adult Services
The Department of Aging and Adult Services promotes graceful aging by coordinating services for elders/dependent adults and their families to maximize self-sufficiency, safety, health and independence so they can remain living in the community for as long as possible and maintain the highest quality of life.

Department on the Status of Women
The Department on the Status of Women promotes graceful aging by working to foster equitable treatment and the advancement of all women and girls throughout San Francisco through policies, legislation and programs.

Experience Corps Bay Area
Experience Corps Bay Area promotes graceful aging by engaging older adults to serve as mentors and tutors for children struggling with literacy in grades K – 3. Through this intergenerational exchange, older adults thrive, children succeed and communities flourish.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Family Caregiver Alliance promotes graceful aging by providing a public voice for caregivers. FCA can help caregivers with long-term planning, community resource referrals, support, legal consultations, short- term counseling, respite care, and educational programs. All services are free or on a sliding scale.

Health eHeart Study
The Health eHeart Study promotes graceful aging by understanding how our digital behavior improves our heart health. The UCSF and American Heart Association study will show how to live healthier today and in your future.

Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California
The Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California promotes graceful aging by providing lifelong services for people with hearing loss or speech and language delays.

HHS Region IX Office on Women’s Health
The Office on Women’s Health, Region IX, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, promotes graceful aging by providing the public with accurate, evidence‐based health information so that girls, women and their families achieve the best possible health throughout their lives. We provide leadership and coordination through policy, education and model programs.

Institute on Aging
The Institute on Aging promotes graceful aging and enhances quality of life for adults by enabling them to maintain their health, well-being, independence and participation in the community.

Medicare/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Medicare promotes Aging Gracefully by being the largest source of health care insurance for persons over 65 in the United States. We strive to improve the quality of health care, for individuals and for the population as a whole.

NEXT Village San Francisco
NEXT Village San Francisco promotes graceful aging by providing volunteers to help with the challenges associated with aging at home successfully. We promote social connectivity and overall well-being in northeast San Francisco through events, outings and companionship.

Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
The Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi promotes graceful aging by assisting those who may have problems with their Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Administration or other federal benefits.

On Lok Lifeways
On Lok Lifeways promotes graceful aging by helping seniors to remain living independently, in their own home, for as long as possible. All of us want to live and age in the home that we love. At On Lok Lifeways, we share that dream and can help make it a reality for you or a loved one. We offer a comprehensive health care plan for seniors. Our all-inclusive approach provides a wide range of services available in a caring and supportive community. On Lok Lifeways is a nationally recognized leader with over 40 years of experience.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Francisco State University
OLLI San Francisco State University promotes graceful aging by offering stimulating courses, lectures and discussion groups that promote intellectual engagement and community. Small classes on a wide variety of subjects are offered year round.

PDSF (Parkinson's Disease) Network
PDSF Network promotes graceful aging by providing opportunities that engage, empower and encourage the physical and emotional health and well-being of the PD community.

Rhoda Goldman Plaza
Rhoda Goldman Plaza promotes graceful aging by providing elegant assisted living. To age gracefully, we have to take excellent care of ourselves by enjoying freshly prepared meals, housekeeping services, exercise, lectures, cultural events and assistance when needed.

San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco Public Library promotes graceful aging by providing various ways for people whose vision, hearing and mobility isn’t what it once was to access computers, programming, services and materials. Older Adults classes and programs are informative, entertaining and free. There are 28 locations – plus a citywide seniors’ bookmobile.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
The SF Public Utilities Commission promotes graceful aging by delivering high-quality water, generating clean energy and protecting health and the environment by collecting and treating wastewater for residents and businesses. The commission is dedicated to educating the public about proposed rate increases as well as sharing water conservation tips.

San Francisco SPCA
The San Francisco SPCA promotes graceful aging by enhancing and nurturing the dynamic animal-human bond. Older people blossom when pets are near. People in contact with animals have lower blood pressure and reduced anxiety, and often seem happier and healthier.

San Francisco Village
San Francisco Village promotes graceful aging by supporting active aging for San Francisco residents over 60, helping them remain independent in their own homes and neighborhoods. Our network helps with practical support and our members form a vibrant community.

Sinai Memorial Chapel – Chevra Kadisha
Sinai Memorial Chapel promotes graceful aging by providing a time and place for you to develop an end-of-life plan that best meets your financial, emotional and spiritual needs. There is no charge for this service and these advanced decisions will ease future burdens from your family.

Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration promotes graceful aging by paying retirement benefits to more than 37 million Americans. More than half of married couples and nearly three-quarters of unmarried persons receive 50 percent or more of their total income from Social Security benefits. Knowing when and how to apply for Social Security benefits are important questions to consider.

The Transition Network San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
The Transition Network promotes graceful aging by being a community of professional women, 50 and forward, whose changing life situations lead them to seek new connections, resources and opportunities. We offer monthly programs, member peer groups, workshops and social engagement.

UCSF Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
UCSF Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science promotes graceful aging by conducting clinical research dedicated to improving physical function and quality of life in older adults.

UCSF Oral Surgery
UCSF Oral Surgery promotes graceful aging thru comprehensive oral health care and treatment. Growing old does not mean you have to lose your teeth or your smile. Modern treatment means you can keep both.

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
The Osher Center promotes Graceful Aging with a dynamic approach to health, healing and prevention by integrating modern medicine with established practices from around the world, in their clinic and group classes.

UCSF Patient Health Library
The UCSF Patient Health Library promotes Graceful Aging with research services for health and medical information using the most authoritative sources. A professional medical librarian is available for individual consultation.

UCSF Sleep Disorders Center
UCSF Sleep Disorders Center promotes graceful aging by providing an individualized approach to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, and narcolepsy. The center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.


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