Seniors and People with Disabilities Take Over Civic Center for the First Annual “Getting There Together” Celebration on September 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cathy DeLuca

Livable City Senior Project Manager

(510) 421-1034 | [email protected] 

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

Seniors and People with Disabilities Take Over Civic Center for the First Annual “Getting There Together” Celebration on September 8

San Francisco – On September 8, join Senator Scott Wiener, Supervisor Gordon Mar and hundreds of seniors and people with disabilities for “Getting There Together: A Celebration of All Ages and Abilities” at Civic Center from 11 am to 4 pm.

Featuring performances by Marc Brew and Yuko Monden Juma of AXIS Dance Company, a 300+ person choir of older adults, all-abilities fitness classes, and a resource fair, the event will transform Civic Center into a celebration of seniors and people with disabilities. A stage on the Fulton Street steps of the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch will provide the backdrop for this unique event in the heart of the city.

What: Getting There Together: A Celebration of All Ages and Abilities

When: Sunday, September 8, 11am-4pm

Where: Civic Center, San Francisco (Larkin & Fulton Streets)

Who:

Speaking Program (11:30 am): Senator Scott Wiener; Supervisor Gordon Mar; Supervisor Norman Yee; Shireen McSpadden, Executive Director of SF Dept of Aging and Adult Services; Nancy McPherson, AARP State Director

Main Stage (11:00 am – 3:30 pm): AXIS Dance Company, Community Music Center Older Adult Choir (300+ singers); Dr. Mwanza and Chocolate Medicine; Kotobuki Taiko; and more

Visuals:

  • Electeds and City officials on Main Stage during 11:30 speaking program
  • Dancers, singers, and musicians of all ages and abilities, performing on the Main Stage
  • 300+ person choir (1:00 pm)
  • Older adults and people with disabilities taking fitness classes, playing games, making art

Full event schedule below. For additional information, visit the Getting There Together website.

Main Stage (Fulton Street steps of Main Library):

11:00 am: Kotobuki Taiko Drummers

11:15 am: San Francisco Dance Group

11:55 am: AXIS Dance Company (Marc Brew and Yuko Monden Juma)

12:10 pm: Curry Senior Center’s Samahang Pinoy

12:30 pm: Sunny Line Dance Group

1:00 pm: Community Music Center’s Older Adult Choirs — 300+ singers!

1:45 pm: Los Rumberos de MNC

1:55 pm: Dr. George W. Davis Steel Drum Band

2:15 pm: Zach K

2:25 pm: Richmond Senior Center Dancers

2:40 pm: Wake-up Call by Sounds from the Ground Drumming Group

3:00 pm: Dr. Mwanza and Chocolate Medicine

All Abilities Gymnasium:

11:00 am: Line dancing with Allen Isidro

11:30 am: Brain/Body Fitness with Dianna Rowley (BORP)

12:00 pm: Always Active Senior Fitness with Genny Pinzon

12:30 pm: Bollywood Dance Fitness with Shruthi Reddy

1:00 pm: Chair Yoga with Armando Luna 

1:30 pm: Hip Hop Fitness with Carah Herring

2:00 pm: Body of Sound with Alyssa DeCaro

2:30 pm: Always Active Senior Fitness with Genny Pinzon

3:00 pm: Dance Fitness/Dance Party with Dianna Rowley (BORP)

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Getting There Together is presented by CASE (the Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly), in partnership with Livable City/Sunday Streets, the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services, the Dignity Fund Coalition, and Age & Disability Friendly SF.

The event is taking place in conjunction with Sunday Streets Tenderloin.

The Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly (CASE) is a nonprofit organization of agencies and individuals who are committed to protecting and enhancing services to older adults and adults with disabilities in San Francisco. CASE leads advocacy efforts to protect and increase funding for community-based senior services in the San Francisco city budget, and inform and educate decision-makers and the community about the importance of supporting services to seniors. For more information about CASE, visit www.sfcase.org.

Sunday Streets is San Francisco’s open streets program run by the nonprofit Livable City in partnership with the SFMTA, SFDH and the City and County of San Francisco. Currently in its 11th season, Sunday Streets San Francisco serves 100,000 San Franciscans of all ages and abilities with free recreation and open space during 10 annual events held citywide. Visit www.livablecity.org and www.SundayStreetsSF.com for more information.