Building Connections for Healthy Aging – Step by Step

We celebrated the third anniversary of our Connections for Healthy Aging Workshops with a reunion, bringing together an enthusiastic and diverse group of participants from past workshops all over San Francisco. These workshops, created and led by Marcia Peterzell and Linda Silver, are a wonderful way to explore issues around aging, including identifying and strengthening networks of support, and advocating for oneself and others.

During the reunion, we caught up on what’s been happening and talked together in small kitchen table conversations. Everyone shared resources and ideas we thought would be helpful to one another to keep us all prepared for whatever lies ahead, including completing a Vial of Life (emergency medical form) and the other items on our Empowered Elder To Do List.

Marcia and Linda also shared the new one and two hour workshop options to share valuable information on Healthy Aging with those who might not want to sign up for a four-week full workshop. These shorter session topics include:

  • The Lifesaving “Vial of Life”
  • Protecting Our Rights in a Hospital Stay
  • Strategies to Finish Your Advance Directive
  • Building Your Personal Support Safety Network
  • Coping with Grief and Loss
  • Finding Ways to Have More Fun

With renewed funding from the May and Stanley Smith Trust, we are ready to accept invitations to bring this conversation with resources and humor to your neighborhood, faith community or retiree group.  More details on their flyer here or contact Marcia Peterzell at 415-359-1816 or


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