Wiener honored for long-term care advocacy at inaugural Silver Lining Lecture

Author: Staff
October 15, 2018
Darlene Yee-Melichar with Scott Wiener and group

The first DAAS Community Training & SF State Gerontology Program’s first Silver Lining Lecture, “Aging, Health and Wellness in San Francisco,” was held on September 28.

The sold-out event drew more than 100 guests. Attendees listened to the inspirational keynote speech of State Senator Scott Wiener, Gerontology’s 2018 SF State Long-Term Care Advocate Award recipient, and learned of his legislative agenda for seniors.

The Gerontology Program (School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagment) gratefully acknowledges the facilitators who made it a thought-provoking and informative educational event: Tom Berry, regional director of operations, Sunrise Senior Living; Valerie Coleman, program analyst, SF Department of Aging & Adult Services; and Gwen Harris, geriatric care manager, Palliative Care Program, Seniors at Home.

Our generous sponsors helped underwrite the event, the net proceeds from which will support scholarships for our graduate students. These community partners include:

  • Platinum: Home Care Assistance 
  • Gold: The Carlisle – A Sunrise Living Condominium, Dignity Health
  • Silver: Rhoda Goldman Plaza, Eldercare Advocacy Bay Area
  • Bronze: Hospice by the Bay, Sahana & Kiron Magal, PMC Pharmacy, Sage Eldercare Solutions


Pictured above (left to right): Tom Berry, president, SF State’s Gerontology Advisory Council; Marcy Adelman, founder, Openhouse; Darlene Yee-Melichar, SF State professor and coordinator of the Gerontology Program; State Senator Scott Wiener