Moli Steinert, Executive Director, moderated a panel on "Technology Coming of Age - In Home Caregiving" on Tuesday April 7, 2015 at the Commonwealth Club. Distinguished panelists included Dr Richard G. Caro (co-founder of Tech-enhanced Life), Bradley Kreit ( Research Director of the Institute for the Future) and Christina Irving, LCSW (Family Caregiver Alliance.) 89 people attended the SRO event which can be heard on http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/podcast/technology-coming-age-home-caregiving.
After three years of struggling with an imposed 10% rate cut to our Adult Day Health Care services, we achieved an historic victory!
On March 20th, the California Dept. of Health Care Services agreed to restore San Francisco’s request for an exemption to the MediCal ADHC 10% rate cut. This will allow us to continue to provide uninterrupted Adult Day Health Care services to the hundreds of seniors and disabled adults we serve.
So please come and celebrate this historic win for SteppingStone and thank our champions who fought so hard on our behalf!
Anne Hinton, SF Dept.of Aging & Adult Services
Moli Steinert, SteppingStone Adult Day Health
When : June 5, 2014 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where : Victory Hall, 360 Ritch Street, S.F.
(off Townsend between 3rd & 4th - Parking garage on Ritch)
30th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, March 3
Bluxome Street Winery
Founded in 1983 as North & South of Market Adult Day Health by what is now Curry Senior Center under the leadership of Marilyn Beffort, its first Executive Director at a time when the only alternative for those frail and disabled who could no longer manage on their own was placement in nursing homes.
We are proud to be the largest independent provider of Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) in San Francisco and the first provider in the country to develop the innovative model of co-location of ADHC with affordable senior housing. Over the past 30 years we have enabled thousands of frail seniors and disabled adults to live independently at home while thriving in a community that promotes health and social connection, in addition to providing much needed respite and peace of mind to family caregivers.
At the 30th Anniversary celebration we honored Elizabeth Boardman who served as Executive Director of North & South of Market Adult Day Health from 1989 to 2005 and was instrumental in building the four SteppingStone centers -- Mabini Day Health, Golden Day Health, Presentation Day Health, Mission Creek Day Health -- and their innovative model of care that enables frail seniors and disabled adults to age in place.
From 2005 to 2009 Cynthia Davis served as Executive Director and created the momentum for increasing business and marketing strategies for greater visibility as a community-based organization that included a name change to SteppingStone in 2008.
Moli Steinert joined SteppingStone in 2008 and first served as Program Director of its SteppingStone Mission Creek Day Health center and in 2009 to present serves as Executive Director. She has led advocacy efforts in response to cut-backs and threats of elimination of ADHC and its transition into the new era of health care reform.
In 2013 as SteppingStone marks its 30th year, it continues to be a proven cost-effective and reliable model of care, especially with a growing aging population that wishes to age in place, stay connected to community while living longer with more complicated medical conditions.
Curry Senior Center
Vartain Law Group
Zephyr Real Estate
Chefs and Restaurants
Sarah Ballard, Wood Tavern
Sarah Burchard, S&S Barbeque
Sam Ehrlich, Mission Rock Resort
Mike Espinoza, Town Hall
Guilio Te, Umbria
San Francisco Symphony Musicians
Silent Auction Donors
Susan Maerki, Michael Chen, Sue McMeekin, Cheryl Brink Jewelry, 25 Lusk, Beach Blanket Babylon, City Club, City Sights Limo, Cornerstone Cellars, Hi Dive, Hotel Vitale, Metro Hotel Petaluma, Milvali Salon & Cosmetics, Oakhust Country Club, Page Wine Cellars, Pampered Hands Salon, Paragon Restaurant, S&S Barbeque, Petro’s Cantina, Pete’s Tavern, Philz Coffee, Lodge at Tiburon
30th Anniversary Event Committee
Sue McMeekin, Spencer O’Meara, Frances Good, Darren Fanelli, Audrey Dang, Mi Young Galanty, Moli Steinert
Fiona Chow, producer of SteppingStone 30th Anniversary video
Karen Ande, photographer of Mission Creek Day Health photo exhibit
Lyndon Lloyd, event photographer
SteppingStone Board of Directors
SteppingStone, 930 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94158 www.steppingstonehealth.org 415-974-6784