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Media Coverage

2021

English

Valorie Villela, Director of Well Senior Program Development at On Lok, featured in profile about a career spent in service to others - Senior Beat

On Lok 30th Street Center member discusses the impact of COVID-19 - KQED Forum

Learn how On Lok is vaccinating On Lok PACE participants through easy access and education - SF Chronicle

Learn how On Lok provides meal delivery and healthcare to seniors - The Bay Area Reporter Learn how On Lok frontline healthcare staff are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations – SF Chronicle

2020

English

On Lok driver, Michael Torres, is featured in a story about everyday San Franciscans who are stepping up for the community during this challenging year. – SF Chronicle

On Lok partners with Kara's Spanish Services to help provide grief support in the Spanish-speaking community – Palo Alto Weekly Dr. Ben Lui speaks on “Your Actions Save Lives” COVID-19 public awareness campaign – cdph.ca.gov

Dr. Elisa Chavez receives the California Dental Association Foundation’s Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award – CDA.org Dr. Jay Luxenberg, Chief Medical Officer at On Lok is interviewed on access to the COVID-19 vaccine – KCBS Radio

On Lok is included in roundup of Bay Area eldercare services – ABC 7 Dr. Theresa Pham speaks on the Managing Dementia Care Panel co-hosted by IOA and On Lok – Institute on Aging

Dr. Ben Lui is recognized as one of Northern California’s “Top 50 Diverse Leaders” - top50diverseleaders.org Dr. Jay Luxenberg, Chief Medical Officer at On Lok shares tips for keeping seniors safe amidst coronavirus worries – KQED Radio

On Lok receives masks and shields from student-run nonprofit, Break the Outbreak – CBS 5 On Lok is included in round up of organizations providing services to seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic – NBC 11

Hadley Hall, founder of San Francisco AIDS hospice, dies at 87 – SF Chronicle

Police to perform traditional lion dances in Noe Valley – SF Gate / SF Chronicle

Chinese

Dr. David Chuang, an On Lok network podiatrist, gives foot care tips for diabetic patients - weixin.qq.com Dr. Ben Lui discusses senior health issues and how the health care industry has adapted to the Shelter-in-Place order – 不老80 (Forever Young) Sky Link TV Chef Martin Yan shares healthy cooking options for the senior community – 不老80 (Forever Young) Sky Link TV

Joyce Leung, an On Lok Activity Therapist, shares how seniors can keep their memory sharp and stay physically fit – 不老80 (Forever Young) Sky Link TV

On Lok celebrates Chinese New Year with its annual lion dance – Sky Link TV

Spanish

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On Lok PACE provides home delivered services for participants – Buenas Tardes con Celina On Lok PACE's social worker shares how she stays connected to participants on a weekly basis – Buenas Tardes Con Celina Dr. Elana Shpall discusses the health risk of loneliness – Hecho en California

Vietnamese

Ms. Lan Anh talks about On Lok PACE's benefits and how to enroll – Vietoday Media Dr. Nguyen talks about how COVID-19 affects the lives of the elderly – Vietoday Media

Dr. Nguyen talks about COVID-19 symptoms – Vietoday Media

2019

On Lok hosts archery event with seniors – KTSF TV

On Lok Builds New Skills with Seniors – KGO (ABC)

"Asian Pacific America” interviews Tammie Pitkin, Senior Director of Health Plan Services, On Lok PACE – KNTV (NBC) April 29, 2019

On Lok’s 30th Street Senior Center paints new mural with Precita Eyes artists on Community Paint Day – KGO (ABC) April 15, 2019

On Lok Chief Development Officer John Blazek interviewed about On Lok Mission Nutrition meal programs on “Bay Area Focus” – KBCW-TV (The CW) January 28, 2019

2018

As Long As You Live – TVB Hong Kong

Thanksgiving at On Lok 30th Street Senior Center – KGO (ABC) November 26, 2018

Anti-bullying program wraps up at On Lok 30th Street Senior Center – KTVU (FOX) June 1, 2018

On Lok’s 30th Street Senior Center initiates bullying prevention program – KTVU (FOX) May 21, 2018

2017

KTVU features On Lok along with Senator Kamala Harris - KTVU July 2017

On Lok helps seniors cool off during heatwave, as featured on KGO June 2017

On Lok helps seniors cool off during the heatwave, as featured on KDTV June 23, 2017

KCBS features On Lok for its cartooning class at Powell PACE center - Pt. 1

KCBS features On Lok for its cartooning class at Powell PACE center - Pt. 2

KCBS features On Lok for its cartooning class at Powell PACE center - Pt. 3

KCBS features On Lok for its cartooning class at Powell PACE center - Pt. 4

KPIX”s Bay Area Sunday features On Lok - May 2017

KGO-TV features On Lok for its Boomers and Beyond event - May 2017

KGO-TV featured On Lok for its Boomers and Beyond event #2

On Lok PACE PSA March 2017

2016

On Lok 30th Street Senior Center on Comunidad Del Valle NBC Bay Area - November 2016

On Lok on KNBR’s Hooked on Golf podcast (starts at 32:57) June 2016

On Lok on Asian Pacific America May 2016

On Lok’s 45th Anniversary PSA featured on ABC Bay Area April 2016

On Lok’s 45th Anniversary Gala PSA featured on NBC Bay Area April 2016

KTVU coverage for On Lok’s Lunar New Year celebrations February 2016

KTVU coverage for On Lok’s Lunar New Year celebrations #2 February 2016

KGO-TV coverage for On Lok’s Lunar New Year celebrations February 2016

KTSF coverage for On Lok’s Lunar New Year celebrations February 2016

On Lok is featured on Bay Area Focus February 2016

2015

On Lok’s Spotlight on Asian Pacific America

Print and online coverage

2019

Outtake – LGBTQ Seniors Aging Services Crisis

San Francisco Bay Times – Innovation and Hope: A Tale of Two Studies

International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) Newsletter, vol. 19, no. 23 – Stats: 20% of LGBTQ older adults in SF fear senior services

Bay Area Reporter – Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: New day program for SF LGBT seniors to be launched in spring December 2019

Bay Area Reporter – SF’s 30th Street Senior Center turns 40 (print and online) September 2019

Noe Valley Voice – Senior Center Not As Old As You Think (print and online) September 2019

KGO – Bay Area seniors participate in laughing yoga for good health August 2019

San Francisco Business Times – People on the Move: John Blazek & Helen Huckleberry July 2019

Capital Public Radio – California’s Aid In Dying Law Is Mostly Used By White People. Here’s Why. July 2019

SFGate – Annual Noe Valley Garden Tour Slated For Saturday May 2019

Patch.com: On Lok’s 30th Street Senior Center Hosts Community Paint Day April 2019

Skylink TV – On Lok Lifeways Celebrates Lunar New Year with Traditional Lion Dances for Seniors February 2019

Aging Today – Partnership by Design: New Project Aims to Improve LGBTQ Elders’ Lives

2018

The loneliest generation: Americans, more than ever, are aging alone – Toronto Star December 2018

The Loneliest Generation: Americans, More Than Ever, Are Aging Alone – Wall Street Journal

On Lok helps LGBT seniors this holiday season – Bay Area Reporter November 2018

Challenges and cultural barriers faced by Asians and Latinos at the end of life – KALW November 2018

Openhouse and On Lok Join Forces to Help San Francisco’s LGBTQ Seniors – San Francisco Business Times September 2018

The Singular Needs of LGBTQ Seiors: San Francisco Funds Training For Workers - San Francisco Chronicle June 2018

A Surprising Bullying Battleground: Senior Centers - Associated Press May 2018

Openhouse Forms New Partnership to Support the LGBTQ Community- Bay Area Reporter

Partnership by design: new project aims to improve LGBTQ elders’ lives – Aging Today

2017

Seniors Tell Harris How GOP Health Plan Will Hurt Them San Francisco Chronicle July 2017

Seniors--maybe you, too--need Medicaid-paid care - An Op Ed by On Lok CEO Grace Li - July 2017

Senior citizens hold their own prom in San Jose - The Mercury News June 2017

Helping Seniors Build Strong, Meaningful Friendships - Tri-City Voice June 2017

Art with Heart: Mural Artist Sirron Norris Teaches SF seniors to Draw - The Bay City Beacon May 2017

"Bob's Burgers" Illustrator Teaches Cartooning to North Beach Seniors - Hoodline May 2017

Being a Caregiver Doesn't Mean You Have to Do It Alone - El Observador May 2017

Bay Area LIFE: On Lok provides innovative ways to help elders thrive in Bay Area - ABC 7 News February 2017

Cities of the Old - Politico January 2017

2016

Holi Just One of Many Colorful Springtime Festivals - San Jose Mercury News March 2016