Metta Fund

Elders: Stories of Resilience

In early 2020, Metta Fund published a photo story collection spotlighting twelve San Francisco elders. We sought to bring awareness to the issues affecting older adults, and to tell real stories and show real faces of people in our community.

Their stories show extraordinary strength despite great adversity, and remind us that elders contribute to our communities every day.

A few months later, when the coronavirus pandemic halted our routines and upended our lives, we reached out to five of the elders to see how they were doing in the midst of this global crisis.

These are their updated stories.