Stories from the People Who Make Our Community Strong

What Does It Mean To Belong?

In an era of gentrification and rapid community change, what does it mean to belong – and to age in place?

San Francisco has been one of the fastest gentrifying cities across the U.S., impacting Black communities’ ability to grow old in the neighborhoods that they’ve long called home.

In conversation with Danny Glover and others, we shine a light on San Francisco’s Dr. George Davis Senior Center to explore what it takes to age with equity.

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.