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“Unlocking Creativity,” Safe Access to Arts for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

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In celebration of Lunar New Year, San Francisco Senior Center announces, “Unlocking Creativity,” a recognition event supporting safe access to the arts for older adults and people with disabilities. The ribbon cutting ceremony recognizes Cahill Contractors, Senior Services for Northern California, and Sequoia Living for joining forces to upgrade an existing art space inside San Francisco Senior Center at Aquatic Park.

San Francisco Senior Center serves 2,600 people each year at its two locations. Many participants come for engaging programs such as choir, dancing, acting, painting, and ceramics. Since 1947, the Center at Aquatic Park has offered a fully functioning ceramics studio with two kilns and classes for participants to explore their creativity.

“Over the years, the ceramics studio has seen a lot of talent, and it began to show wear and tear. Thanks to Cahill Contractors and Sequoia Living’s foundation, Senior Services for Northern California, we were gifted a remodel including lockers where participants can secure their wonderful creations and personal ceramics supplies,” said Judith Dancer, Director of the Center.

About San Francisco Senior Center: 

Founded in 1947, San Francisco Senior Center is the nation’s oldest nonprofit senior center, providing meals, activities, classes, and critical information and assistance at its Aquatic Park and Downtown locations. Each year, the Center services more than 2,600 seniors and adults with disabilities and collaborates with Project Open Hand to provide over 60,000 meals. Learn more at

About Cahill Contractors:

Cahill Contractors is a majority family- and woman-owned general contractor with a rich history dating back to 1911. Specializing in multi-family residential, education, hospitality, and commercial construction, Cahill has consistently delivered quality structures while building lasting relationships. Guided by core values such as Safety, Integrity, Commitment, Collaboration, and Continuous Improvement, Cahill serves as a trusted partner to clients throughout every stage of construction.

About Senior Services for Northern California:

As the philanthropic foundation of Sequoia Living, Senior Services for Northern California raises and manages funds that provide support through community programs, tutoring, affordable housing, and more. Visit to learn more.

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