Social workers at the Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse program, NEWS, in Napa are no strangers to helping people during times of extreme crisis and trauma. But the recent wildfires in the area added an extra layer of challenges to help their clients through.
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Men account for forty percent of family caregivers, according to a 2017 AARP study, but few programs cater to their unique needs. In this story we profile a support group just for male caregivers in Northern California.
Depression is the condition that drives most people to the psychiatrist office seeking treatment. For older people, getting that treatment can be a challenge. There’s a shortage of geriatric psychiatrists in California and across the nation. Giorgio Perissinotto is one such patient. He drives five hours from Santa Barbara to San Francisco to see his doctor.
According to AARP there are approximately 4.45 million caregivers in California. Caregivers are at high risk for mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. One of the main causes is a lack of support system.
After her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis in 2007, Julie Williams decided to commute to work on a bike to improve her health. She quickly found it improved her physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
A San Francisco program connects low-income seniors who have become socially isolated, have trouble connecting with others (or even leaving their homes) with companionship.
Realizing a one doctor’s dream, a combined housing and senior services center serves one of San Francisco’s historically African American neighborhoods.
“Aging With Dignity” interviews Ashton Applewhite (author of “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism”) before her appearance at San Francisco’s Institute on Aging on Monday, February 13, 2017.
The Accessible Yoga movement is introducing yoga to older adults and others not normally included in this largely young, white, middle-class movement: people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, those with different body types, and underserved communities.
“What happens with Seniors who dance on a regular basis is they will find that their balance improves that their strength improves. That their confidence goes way up,” says Kathryn Roszak, founder of “The Next Step” movement for seniors.