Real life. Told by SF seniors.

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The Bindery

1727 Haight Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

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Join us for an evening of learning and listening, hosted by My Life, My Stories and special guest, David Romanelli!

My Life, My Stories is a local non-profit that preserves the life legacies of seniors in our community. We match a volunteer with one senior, and over the course of several months, the senior's memories are recorded and transcribed into memoirs. We focus on helping underserved populations in the Bay Area including minorities, immigrants, homeless seniors, vets, and LGBTQ elders.

Our volunteers hear inspiring, heartbreaking, and touching stories that, otherwise, would be left untold and lost forever. My Life, My Stories wants to give seniors a public platform to share their amazing memories with the young SF community in a live event.

David Romanelli is on a journey to give our elders a voice and an audience, to bring the old and the young together. His new book, Life Lessons from the Oldest and Wisest, is inspired by his intergenerational program, Drinks With Your Elders. Having brought these events to cities across the US, Romanelli brings together elders with young people to open a bottle of wine, and talk about life. The book shares some of the best lessons and wisdom from the elders on parenting, marriage, loneliness, resilience, and how things look different through the lens of an elder, nearing the end of life, looking back on the past.

Tonight's theme is resilience. You may be surprised with what you learn and how much you can relate to someone who may be decades older than you. Our senior speakers include:
  • Tom: This Berlin-born, half-Jewish engineer escaped the gestapo and witnessed firsthand the tumult of post-war Germany. His adventures include a stint in the Israeli navy, traveling around the world, and immigrating to the United States.
  • Elyse: A lifelong creative mind, a puppeteer and educator, Elyse will talk about her experience living on both coasts and sharing her love of art with the young and old.
  • Julia: A four-year college graduate and artist who held a corporate job in DC found herself homeless in SF for almost a decade. She has shared unimaginable stories about living in an SRO before getting off a never-ending waitlist for a subsidized apartment.

Come early, grab a drink, meet new friends, and learn something new! The general flow of the evening is listed below.

6:00pm: Doors open
6:30pm-8:00pm: Four unique seniors tell their stories and MLMS volunteers talk about their experience working with their author
8:00pm-8:30pm: Q&A


If available, tickets will be for sale at the door. All ticket sales from the event will go directly to My Life, My Stories to help more seniors preserve their legacy.

Copies of David's book, Life Lessons from the Oldest and Wisest, will be available for sale.
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