The first annual Seniorly Holiday Party took place on Tuesday, December 8th at the AgeSong Hayes Valley Care community in San Francisco. It was a joyous evening filled with friends, laughter, and the spirit of giving. We wrote this blogpost to share the highlights with those of you who were unable to attend.
The AgeSong community were such generous hosts, offering their beautiful Forget-Me-Not Cafe as the holiday party location. Some Seniorly team members had visited before, while others were experiencing the home-like atmosphere for the first time. The space was warm and intimate, with photos of residents placed lovingly on the walls, and a miniature Christmas tree sparkling in one corner.
The AgeSong community is housed in a beautifully restored Victorian, with common areas like the cafe that were designed to support residents’ connection with the larger community.
Staying true to this theme, the party was open to any AgeSong residents who wanted to attend, and we had the privilege of meeting a few interesting folks throughout the night. Public relations specialist Max Wertheimer had a great conversation with AgeSong resident Nile about his career, which included some time as an actor in the film industry.
Another AgeSong resident named Bill mingled with everyone at the party, telling stories of his family. He is especially proud of his daughter, who is working as a doctor in Orange County, California. Bill was happy to show us his room at AgeSong, which is filled with artwork and creative writing he has produced during his time as a resident. AgeSong executive director Cherese Holland was also in attendance, and her positivity was the perfect representation of AgeSong’s approach to care. Their program is meant to provide elders with the opportunity to live a balanced lifestyle in a comfortable environment, allowing them to be who they really are.
Over the course of the night, we shared stories of holidays gone by and family traditions that mean the most to us. We bonded over our love of San Francisco and shared some of our favorite dining spots in the city.
Delicious food was provided by AgeSong caterers, while festive drinks were provided by the Seniorly team. We had a great time catching up with everyone and learning more about the AgeSong community.
At the end of the party, a few Seniorly team members got up to sing “Deck the Halls” for the room. During the second round, everyone joined in on the Christmas carol. We all left will full hearts and so much gratitude for the incredible team, friends, and partners we get to work with every day.
We look forward to seeing everyone soon, and wish you all the best during this holiday season.
The Seniorly Team