San Francisco Considers Elderly LGBT Task Force

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is being asked to develop a plan to help aging members of the city’s large LGBT community with a task force that would come up with policy recommendations.



HealthWatch: Bay Area Scientists Work To Reset Biological Clock

Scientists in Menlo Park have developed a new test to measure what may be the best biomarker of overall health status — raising hopes that our biological clocks can be slowed, or even reset.



HealthWatch: SF Fair To Teach ‘Art Of Aging Gracefully’

There is no escaping the aging process, but there are many things you can do to stay fit and healthy longer.


A person walking with a cane. (AP)

Governor Brown Signs Bill to Protect Assets Of Elderly

One of the dozens of bills signed by Governor Jerry Brown helps protect the assets of the elderly by closing an important loop hole.



Good Question: What Makes Our Hair Turn Gray?

Some of us fight this event in our lives, while others just let it happen. In this Good Question: What makes our hair turn gray as we age?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/29/2011

A person walking with a cane. (AP)

ConsumerWatch: Home Care Cottages An Option For Elderly, Disabled

Families in Sonoma and Mendocino counties have an option when it comes to caring for elderly or disabled relatives.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/18/2011

Elderly person gets pushed in a wheelchair

Top Aging Expert Urges Santa Clara County To Prepare For Elder Boom

Aging baby boomers are more likely to need counseling and other mental health services as the population turns gray simply because of their longevity, according to the Obama administration’s point person on disability and aging.


HealthWatch: STDs On The Rise Among People Over 55

Among Americans 55 years and older, cases of sexually transmitted disease are on the rise. In fact, Medicare may soon add STD screenings as a covered benefit.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/20/2011

Dana King

Weighing The Decision On Going Gray

Women and men of a certain age have asked themselves: What would I look like with gray hair? The decision to go gray is often an emotional one.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/17/2011

A person walking with a cane. (AP)

ConsumerWatch: Virtual Aging Photos May Offer Incentive To Save

Researchers at Stanford say having a clear visual image of how we might look like at retirement age could help us face reality and better plan for it.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/09/2011