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Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi Hosts Art Opening of Artful Aging: Quilts by AgeSong Seniors Art

Friday, January 19, 2007
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
Regina Dick-Endrizzi
Location Details:
San Francisco City Hall
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 282
San Francisco, CA 94102

On Friday, January 19, 2007, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi hosts the monthly Third Friday’s Art Reception in his City Hall office, Room 282. AgeSong, in conjunction with Supervisor Ross Mikarmini, invites the public to enjoy this FREE event which presents the opening of an art exhibit of works by the residents of AgeSong, a senior community in Hayes Valley. The unique quilts handcrafted by 17 artists will be on display. The opening provides an opportunity to meet the artists and speak personally to them about their work.

This show will be dedicated to Harriet Tubman, an African American icon known as "Moses" to her people for her work with the Underground Railroad leading slaves out of bondage to the North. Ninety-nine years ago, in 1908, Harriet Tubman established the first home for the elderly and indigent blacks. Located in Auburn, New York, this has since become known as The Harriet Tubman Home. Her vision and concern for the elderly continues today in assisted living communities throughout the world and specifically in AgeSong’s Hayes Valley Care and Laguna Grove Care.

AgeSong believes, not in treating old age as a negative condition, but in honoring our seniors with reverence. The American Society on Aging Business and Aging Award is just one of the recent reaffirming accolades AgeSong has received. After previewing AgeSong's new Laguna Grove Care program, Jill Gilbert, president of Gilbert Guides, a guidebook to the very best long-term care communities, said that AgeSong was, "Looking at everything they should be…every detail." California Congresswoman and Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Laguna Grove was, "What we all hope for in elder care services. This safe and beautiful environment, with character and warmth, creates a community that feels like home." The San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Business Times have also recently recognized AgeSong. For additional information, visit, or call 415.431.8143.
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