Celebrations, Lectures, Performances, Workshops

The Friends of Laguna Honda presents

The Annual Laguna Honda Golf Tournament

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Time: noon
Where:  Harding Park, San Francisco
To register, send an email to: friendsoflhhgolftourney@gmail.com

12 Noon Shotgun Start / Scramble Format
Golf Cart, Range Balls & Box Lunch
Dinner and Awards
Prizes for the Longest Drive and Closest to the Hole

The Laguna Honda Community Integration Campaign

A Discharge Fair

Thursday, October 6, 2011
2:00 – 4:00 pm
John Kanaley Community Center on the Laguna Honda campus

Asian Law Caucus
Community Living Fund
County Veteran’s Service Office
Department of Aging and Adult Services
Diversion & Community Integration Program
Immigration Services
Independent Living Resource Center
In-Home Support Services
Paratransit Services
Peer Mentor Program
Self-Help for the Elderly
Targeted Case Management
Volunteer Legal Services Program
West Bay Housing           

In 2010, 186 residents successfully moved to independent living or lower levels of care elsewhere in the San Francisco community.  Would you like to be one of those residents in 2011?  Come to the fair and find out what resources are available to you.  Learn about housing sites.  Talk to social workers and community agency staff who can help you plan for the future.

Make your next empowering move.  We can help.

Laguna Honda Celebrates!

What an amazing place to live and work! On September 24 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm, the Laguna Honda community celebrates its accomplishments from the past year.

  • One year ago this summer, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program (LEED) awarded Laguna Honda LEED silver status, making us the first LEED-certified hospital in the state.
  • Just nine months ago, we undertook the largest hospital move in California history, 750 people in two days. State monitors called it "flawless."
  • This past June, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded its oversight of the hospital, writing in a letter to city officials that Laguna Honda's community integration efforts are "creative" and "extraordinary."
  • This month, the federal Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services raised the hospital’s rating to three out of five stars. Our goal? Five out of five by 2014.
  • Plus: During the last five years we have helped over 1,200 disabled Laguna Honda residents move to community-based housing in San Francisco, 70% of them to independent living.

Residents, staff, and friends will gather to acknowledge our progress over the past year, listen to live music, play some carnival games, and enjoy soft drinks and bar-b-que.

We will also honor two special people who helped lay the foundation for our success.

  • 1:30 pm: Dedication of the new Laguna Honda farm to our former chief nursing officer Virginia Leishman.
  • 2:30 pm: Dedication of the hospital's community center in memory of ourformer executive administrator, John Kanaley.

Parking: We encourage everyone to take public transportation.  The hospital is across the street from the Forest Hill Muni station.  For drivers: If you are a Laguna Honda staff member on duty that day, please park in the East Parking Lot. If you are a family member or visitor, please park in the Northwest Lot.

Grand Rounds
Kanaley Community Center

July 7, 2011 – Noon – 1 pm

JoAnne Keatley, MSW, Director of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at UCSF is the speaker for July Grand Rounds. She has directed numerous transgender research projects for the National Institutes of Health, developed and directed transgender intervention projects, and is a recognized international expert in transgender health and HIV issues.

DPH Got Talent
St. Mary’s Cathedral Conference Center

May 26, 2011 – 7:00p.m.

And this is just our day job. Accomplished singers, musicians and performers who also happen to provide some the most skilled and compassionate health care in San Francisco, bring their theatrical talents to the stage on May 26 for a good cause, sending foster kids to summer camp. Tickets are $20 and available by email from lucy.arellano@sfdph.org and faye.deguzman@sfdph.org.

Bring Your Daughters and Sons to Work

April 28, 2011

Laguna Honda staff members introduce their daughters and sons to our community of care.

  • 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. – Welcome (opening remarks and continental breakfast)
  • 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. – Tours of the Wellness Center, kitchen, resident neighborhoods, Farm and Gardens, and operations center
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon – Games in the Clarendon Valley, our backyard
  • Noon - 1:00 p.m. – Pizza in the Kanaley Community Center
  • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. – Daughters and sons go with their parents to work locations
Performers of the Move-About
Theatre inRunning Shorts

The Move-About Theatre
Pavilion Lawn

April 16, 17, and 24 – 2:00p.m.

The talented and creative young actors from San Francisco's Move-About Theatre stage their engaging and thoroughly enjoyable production Running Shorts on the lawn in front of the Laguna Honda Pavilion. Shows at 2 pm each day. See you there! More Information

Friends of Laguna Honda Annual Dinner
Pavilion Café

April 13, 2011 – 7:00p.m.

The Friends of Laguna Honda celebrates National Volunteer Week (April 10 -16) with a festive dinner honoring the work of over 400 San Franciscans who donate their time and skills to the residents of Laguna Honda each year. Our thanks to the Friends, whose benevolent work has provided residents with necessities, services, companionship and enjoyment since 1956. And thanks to the volunteers, who give mightily to make a difference in the lives of Laguna Honda’s residents.

Society for the Arts in Healthcare
Administration Building Lobby

April 13, 2011 – 11:00a.m.

Anshen+Allen's Sharon Woodworth, one of the designers of the new Laguna Honda, brings members of the Society for the Arts in Health Care, in San Francisco for their national conference, by the hospital to see the art installations. San Francisco's civic art collection at Laguna Honda, curated by the San Francisco Arts Commission, adds warmth and vitality to the hospital’s healing environment.

Dr. Donald Abrams speaks at
April Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds
Kanaley Community Center

April 7, 2011 – 12 noon - 1:00p.m.

Donald Abrams, Chief of Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital, is the guest speaker at April's Hospital Grand Rounds. Dr. Abrams discusses about the use of medicinal cannabis in the treatment of cancer, anorexia, AIDS, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, and migraine.

Laguna Honda's Glee moment: Student
singers from the School of the Arts
performing on the Esplanade

San Francisco School of the Arts

March 16, 2011 – 2:30p.m.

The radiant voices of 52 young singers from the San Francisco School for the Arts fill the Laguna Honda Esplanade March 16 when our neighbors from up the hill pay a musical visit to Laguna Honda. The SOTA students present a ringing mix of a cappella liturgical music, folk melodies, and American spirituals big enough to shake the rafters if our new buildings had any. Our thanks to SOTA for adding Laguna Honda to its 2011 tour dates.