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Drumming promotes wellbeing, creates community

Category: PACE

The seniors are seated in a circle, hands poised on the drums between their knees, quietly waiting for their leader, Daniel Hirtz, to bang out the first beat of the drumming session. When the music starts, the energy inside the activity room instantly lifts.

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Feeling heard and seen at Club 75

Category: Mental Health

“I’m thankful I’m here.” That’s how Rhonda feels about living in San Francisco and being a participant at Openhouse + On Lok Community Day Services. She and her peers affectionately call the program Club 75—it’s their place to feel seen and heard as LGBTQ+ seniors.

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