October luncheon is one the 23rd at Noon

Free Lunch for Seniors @ Noon Oct. 28

Senior’s Wednesday arrives on Oct. 28  @ noon – please RSVP to  415.563.8043.  Every the fourth Wednesday of the month we team up with Episcopal Senior Communities to offer this meal. We also offer seniors a special healing service with Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. and a time for tea and conversation at 10:30 a.m. Presented by Episcopal Senior Communities & St. Cyprian’s.

Tenant Rights Bootcamp For NOPA: Here 6 p.m. Tuesday June 24 & Wednesday, June 25

Tenant Rights Bootcamps are a neighborhood-by-neighborhood effort to empower renters to stand up to speculators and prevent displacement. Featuring tenant rights expert Dean Preston, the bootcamps provide an opportunity for renters to learn their rights and ways to organize and fight back.
 Dean Peterson writes in Beyond Chron: 

Rather than just asking tenants to come to large, centralized events or offices, we could take know-your-rights training and counseling services to where they lived at the neighborhood level—at cafes, libraries, and community centers. And we could do it throughout the City. Thus launched the Tenant Rights Bootcamps, a pilot project of the San Francisco Tenants Union. We’ve now spent the past month holding workshops, it’s safe to say we’ve struck a chord in our city’s renter community.” More 
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Cyprian’s Senior Lunch

Every month Episcopal Senior Communities organizes and cooks a Free Senior Lunch for community members ages 55 and older. I attended for the very first time to document and share what goes on during this event. When I entered Cyprian’s ARC it was already filled with conversation, laughs, and delicious smelling food.

On the menu for the day was green salad, fruit, potato leek soup, fresh baked bread, and a cake for desert.

Green salad

Green salad

Apples and Raisins

Apples and Raisins

Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

Homemade Bread

Homemade Bread

Cake

Cake

 All the food was delicious and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. However, this senior lunch wasn’t just a lunch. During the event the attendees played trivia, joined in on a sing-along with live piano, had free health checks, and most importantly chatted with one another and had a good time. Below are some of the attendees who agreed to have their picture taken:

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Next month’s Free Senior Lunch will be on April 23rd from 12:00 to 1:30 PM. For more information contact: Amy Brokering at abrokering@jtm-esc.org.

After interning at Cyprian’s ARC for the last couple of months the one thing that never ceases to amaze me is how diverse the Turk & Lyon community is. Whether it’s age, ethnicity, or interests there’s a place at ARC for everyone.

–Sam Wilder, ARC Media Intern