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AgeSong in the Press

“I Like to Listen”: The Need for Eldership in Challenging Times

By Nader Shabahangi,, January 8, 2017

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Touch Me In The Morning: Aging, Surrogate Partners and Erotic Healing

by Matt Perry,, September 12, 2016

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The Poetics of Aging

by Nader Robert Shabahangi, Caring Connections, Vol. 11 No.3 -PDF

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Not Crazy, Not Bad: The Aging Gurus of Mental Health

By Matt Perry, The California Health Report, January 18, 2015

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Changing the message of aging…subliminally

by Matt Perry, California Health Report, October 27, 2014 -PDF

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AgeSong Assists Failing Local Care Facility's Residents

By Jaxon Van Derbeken,, January 18, 2014

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Our Earth, Our Elders

by Nader Shabahangi, GERATEC Insight Magazine, October 2013

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Shattering the Constraints of Aging

by Matt Perry, California Health Report, April 22, 2012

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For Baby Boomers, Aging Is The Next Frontier

by Laura Paull,, November 25, 2011

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AgeSong Film Screening: AgeSong Supports Local Arts!

by Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, Dec 1, 2010

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Meet the Boss: Nader Shabahangi, CEO, AgeSong Assisted Living

by Suzanne Herel,, October 24, 2010 -PDF

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Remember What We Can Learn from the Forgetful

by Nader Shabahangi, The Orinda News, July 2010 – PDF

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A Different Way of Looking at Alzheimer's

by Linda Childers, Walnut Creek Magazine, Jan/Feb 2010 – PDF

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New Reality for Residents with Alzheimer’s

By Anya Martin, Argentum(ALFA), August 1, 2009

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Approaches to Aging: A Conversation with Nader Shabahangi

by Barbara Downey, Aging Today Newsletter, July/August 2009 – PDF

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AgeSong opens second assisted living center in San Francisco

by Chrise Rauber, The San Francisco Business Times,  December 9, 2006 – PDF

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A place to age in grace

by Amelia Glynn, The Chronicle,  April 23, 2006 – PDF

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This is not your Grandparent's Old Age Home

by Rainbow Village of California, Villager eNews, Jan 2006 – PDF

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New Assisted Living Community In San Francisco Opens To Great Response

In Home Health Provider, November 29, 2005 – PDF

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Finding a safe place: Gilbert Guide reviews Bay Area long-term care homes

by Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, Sept 22, 2005 – PDF

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Laguna Grove Care Senior Community Opening in Hayes Valley

by Ali Kia Shabahangi, The Hayes Valley Neighborhood Assc., Sept/Oct 2005 – PDF

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Workshops, Events & Conferences

From the Inside Out: Changing our Culture of Care

May 19th, 2016
AgeSong WoodPark
Presentation by empowerment advocate Dr Julia Wolfson, PhD, 

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From the Inside Out: Changing our Culture of Care

May 20th, 2016 
AgeSong University
Presentation by empowerment advocate Dr Julia Wolfson, PhD, 

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AgeSong Guru Project

The AgeSong Guru Project is a an initiative focusing on comprehensive care partnerships with elders to understand need-driven behaviors and minimize risky use of psychotropic medication.

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Existential-Humanistic Institute Conference

Hosted by AgeSong and sponsored by Pacific Institute. 

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AgeWalk Hayes Valley 2013

AgeWalk to City Hall and Reception

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Poetics of Aging Conference 2011

Visit the Poetics of Aging Conference website for more info.

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Find Out More About AgeSong

The AgeSong Story

Find out the in-depth story of why and how AgeSong is “Making a Difference in Eldercare.” This story shares the very beginnings with Nader’s involvement in 1994 in the improvements at a small eldercare facility in the Richmond through the opening of AgeSong Hayes Valley, to the therapeutic and humanistic programs that have informed the continued growth of AgeSong’s current Eldercare communities and programs.

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What Makes AgeSong Special?

AgeSong approaches aging from a different perspective, challenging attitudes about aging and elders.While most providers offer a safe environment, nutrition, housekeeping and other basic services, AgeSong also approaches each aspect of care as an opportunity to interact. AgeSong celebrates the individual and focuses on community living within a learning environment.

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The Poetics of Aging and Dementia

by Nader Shabahangi 

This article suggests a unique way of viewing aging and dementia. Focusing on the process ofaging, the author examines the manner in which we age and the meaning(s)we create while we go through the various stages of life.

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“I want to also thank you for the excellent care you have provided (and continue to provide) my friend, as well as the other residents at AgeSong. I can highly recommend AgeSong to everyone based upon the excellent care I have observed and from the personal experiences of my friend. Thank you. You have wonderful staff and provide exemplary care and assistance for some very difficult seniors and others with disabilities.”

   — Hadley, Friend of Resident

“I wanted to tell you how grateful we, the JFKU team, and our guests from Japan, were to be able to visit your beautiful facilities and to have such an inspiring presentation. Our guests have visited many other senior care facilities in U.S. in the past, but they were very impressed by your unique approach in the elderly care field, with deep psychological understanding of the elders and also of our modern society in general.

   —Yayoi, JFKU

“I appreciate so much what you did for my mom and me. I saw her today, and I am convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that she is safe, content, and feels valued.”

   — Regina, Family Member

“We love what you are doing for our elders; they have given so much, and it’s heartwarming to know there is a place where care and love can show them appreciation, and that life is not over ’til our last breath.”

   — Nora, AgeSong Supporter

“We wanted to thank you and everyone at Hayes Valley so much for the beautiful memorial service that you did for Maria Clara on January 12. It was very meaningful to us that Maria Clara was honored in this way by those with whom she spent the last year of her life. As difficult as things were for Maria Clara over the past year, I think she always felt well cared for and loved by her “family” at Hayes Valley. Since we weren’t able to have the funeral service until February 3 (because of family schedules), it was particularly healing to share the memorial service with all of you in January. We very much liked hearing Heather’s memories of Maria Clara and the Auden poem that you read. I hope that Shelley and I can keep in touch with Hayes Valley/Laguna Grove. You all do very good work.”

   — Lewis, Family Member

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Press Releases

AgeSong and Sutter Care

AgeSong and Sutter Care at Home Form Partnership to Meet the Increasing Demands of the Aging Population

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"The Guru Project"

AgeSong announces an initiative aimed at learning from elders called “The Guru Project”

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