Monthly Archives: December 2009

openhouse in San Francisco

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting with Seth Kilbourn, Executive Director of openhouse, in San Francisco.   Openhouse is building housing, services and community programs to support the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults.  I am really excited by the work they are doing. Continue reading


A Visit to Jewish Home for the Aged San Francisco

The Jewish Home of San Francisco was the first nursing home I ever visited in California back in the 1970’s. Its former Executive Director, Jerry Levine, gave me a personal tour back then that I will never forget. Yes, I have forgotten the facts of the tour, but not Jerry’s enthusiasm, compassion, and the personal way he greeted the individual residents along the way. Continue reading

Smashing Views and Low Utility Costs at Satellite Housing

Would you like your retirement community to have a smashing view of the Bay and the skyline of San Francisco, along with a $10-15 utility bill per month? If you are a resident of Helios Corner, an 80 unit affordable housing community in Berkeley developed and managed by Satellite Housing, that might be just what you have. Continue reading