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The San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade 2005 Self Help for the Elderly - Longevity Walkathon, October 2005
The San Francisco Food Bank, March 2005 Japanese Cultural & Community Center, October 2005
The San Francisco Food Bank, September 2005 Self-Help For The Elderly - Woolf House, November 2005
The San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade 2006 Recent Community Services

Self-Help For The Elderly Longevity Walkathon
October 15, 2005

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Originally created as a "War on Poverty" program, Self-Help for the Elderly began serving seniors in San Francisco's Chinatown community in 1966. Self-Help for the Elderly provides social services and hot meals to low-income and isolated elderly. Today, Self-Help for the Elderly serves over 25,000 seniors each year in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

Self-Help For The Elderly is a multi-service organization providing programs along a wellness continuum ranging from employment/training and social activities for those who are more independent to in-home assistance and residential board and care to those who are more frail.

The mission statement for Self-Help for the Elderly is to strive to promote the independence, dignity and self-worth of seniors. They achieve this mission by empowering seniors to help themselves and by providing a comprehensive range of multicultural and multilingual services.

One of the major fundraising activities for Self-Help for the Elderly is the Longevity Walkathon, held on the same day in San Francisco and the South Bay. In San Francisco, the activity begins with registration at 9:00 am at Washington Square. The task for our crew of volunteers was to help set up and support the Walkathon.

The day began at 8:00 am as truckloads of chairs, tables and supplies needed to be unloaded and set up. Once the Walkathon registration was complete and the participants moved off to the walking course, chairs needed to be arranged around the stage area for the returning participants. A few Eagle members staffed a satellite kiosk on the Marina Greens, which served as a way station for the elderly participants to catch a shuttle ride back to Washington Square.

Our youth Eagle members witnessed, firsthand, the strong inter-generational support for Self-Help for the Elderly's services. A large crew of young and older adults volunteered their time and energy to make the Longevity Walkathon a success.

The SF Flying Eagles organization gratefully acknowledges and thanks the following Eagle members:

  • K.P. Bugtong
  • Zachary, Paula and Rudy Concepcion
  • Coach Jon Fong
  • Conrad Fox
  • David, Pat and Jeffrey Fu
  • Darren Lee
  • Candice and Brandon Leung
  • Art, Natalie and Aaron Yan

SF Flying Eagles, giving back to the community.