Meaning of Place | San Francisco Village


Our vibrant programming is the gateway through which members gain empowering information, share experiences, and develop a deep sense of belonging to the community. At a time when older adults may find their social networks shrinking, San Francisco Village programs offer opportunities to expand. Programs are continually evolving, reflecting the interests and requests of our dynamic membership, and generally fall into one of six categories: Healthy Aging, Express Yourself, Member-Led, Connections Across Generations, Navigating Today’s World, and Exploring San Francisco.

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Meaning of Place

11/8/2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM PST

Our attachments to the places we call home – apartment, house, neighborhood, city – are fundamental to how we know ourselves, our sense of belonging, the memories that anchor us in our own history and how we harmonize with others. We’ll use art and storytelling to explore the meaning of place in our own lives and how our identities are shaped by that understanding. We’ll introduce you to Olive Shaughnessy, SFV member
and professional storyteller, and Emelle Sonh, a local artist and gerontologist who studies the meaning of place and how to elicit individual stories as a means to deepen relationships and our social fabric.
We encourage all members, especially newer members, to attend as a way to build connections. New connections can and will be made every time this program is offered; we’d love to see you again if you attended this event in the past! 

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