SF State Silver Lining Lecture Series: Aging, Health and Wellness in San Francisco

This program is a collaborative effort between the SF Department of Aging & Adult Services and SF State’s Gerontology Program. As SF State Gerontology Advisory Council President, Tom Berry will introduce our inaugural Silver Lining Lecture Series and distinguished keynote. California State Senator Scott Wiener serves as the Chair of the Senate Human Services Committee. He is also a member of the Appropriations, Public Safety, Transportation and Housing, and Energy Committees. Senator Wiener will speak about his legislative agenda for seniors. Professor Darlene Yee-Melichar will introduce the innovative panel on Aging, Health and Wellness in San Francisco. She will talk about Developing Gerontology Workforce Competency to Promote Healthy Aging and Long-Term Care. Valerie Coleman will speak about Ensuring an Age and Disability Friendly San Francisco. Gwen Harris will provide information and training on Palliative Care and Quality of Life.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Apply gerontology workforce competency to promote healthy aging and long-term care.
  • Demonstrate at least two ways to think about the age and disability friendly movement.
  • Prepare advanced directives for coping with palliative care and quality of life including at end-of-life.
  • Tom Berry, MA, Regional Director of Operations, Sunrise Senior Living
  • Valerie Coleman, MURP, Program Analyst, SF Department of Aging & Adult Services
  • Gwen Harris, MA, Geriatric Care Manager, Palliative Care Program, Seniors at Home
  • Scott Wiener, JD, Member of the California State Senate from the 11th district
  • Darlene Yee-Melichar, EdD, Professor/Coordinator of Gerontology, SF State University
WHEN: Friday, September 28, 2018; 12:00pm – 4:00pm
San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA

J.P. Leonard Library, Special Events Room 121

Registration for DAAS Community Training Workshop
This workshop can accommodate 85 people. You must register in advance via e-mail to guarantee a spot.  Include your name, agency, e-mail address, and CEU request (if any).  Once you have registered via e-mail, you will receive a confirmation email securing your place. RSVPs over 85 will be added to a waitlist.  Register no later than 5pm, Friday, September 21, 2018 via e-mail to Sylvia Luong at

Prospective Student News

The Gerontology Program Admissions Committee will begin to review completed applications as of November 1, 2018 for the Spring 2019 admissions cycle.  Applicants must submit all application materials by the December 15, 2018, deadline. After December 15, only evaluators will be able to upload letters of reference. Admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until available seats are filled.

If you have been having issues with your online application, check out these application tips. Graduate Studies at SF State provides support to applicants having questions about and technical issues with CalState Apply.  See below for more information on their workshops.  

Prospective Student Informational Sessions

The Gerontology Program at SF State will host Prospective Student Informational Sessions both online in a webinar and face to face at SF State's Main Campus at 1600 Holloway Avenue, Library 221.  Contact the Program at with any questions.

Wednesday, September 12, 6-7 pm, in person

Wednesday, September 26, 6-7 pm, webinar; Find out how to join the online webinar

Wednesday, October 10, 6-7pm, in person

Struggling to Complete your CAL STATE APPLY Application? 

Attend a workshop to learn about application shortcuts, document scanning and upload support, and hands-on troubleshooting. Workshop attendees will log-in to their CAL STATE APPLY applications and Graduate Studies staff will be available to guide you through any challenges.  Please bring any items you need to be scanned into PDF format or need to upload with you. Personal laptops are recommended, but computers will be available.

Workshops will be held:

When? EVERY Monday through Friday, 9:30am-5:00pm

Where?  SF State Main Campus, Division of Graduate Studies, Administration Building, Room 254, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132

For more information about these workshops or other assistance with Cal State Apply, visit email