Senior Moment

For Immediate Releasesenior-poster-2016-2
September, 2016
Media Contact: Adrian Williams
Media Phone: (415) 424-2980
San Francisco:  Join the Village Project on Friday, October 21st, for the 6th annual “A Senior Moment.  This awards dinner recognizes outstanding seniors for their contributions and dedication to serving their communities. This year’s honorees are Kenneth Johnson, Lula Jackson, Velma Landers, Patricia Hoskins, Secetra Thomas, Eugene & Lynnette White and Susie Tyner. All honorees have worked diligently to enhance the lives of youth, seniors and families of San Francisco.  A special thanks to District 5 Supervisor, London Breed, for her support of this annual celebration.  After the awards presentations at 7 pm, guests will satisfy their palates with a delectable dinner, followed by some “California” blues, featuring The West Coast Blues Society and of course, DJ, “Mr. C”, will be on hand, spinning his oldies- but goodies from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Join us for “A Senior Prom for the 50 +” and enjoy some good down home blues, tantalizing food, dancing, no host bar and plenty of community connectedness. 
When:  Friday, October 21, 2016. 7 pm to 11 pm
            7 pm: Awards/Dinner
            8:30 pm: Performance: West Coast Blues Society
            Dancing to 50’s, 60’s 70’s & 80’s jams – Mr. “C” – DJ            
 Where:  Westbay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore @ Eddy 
Cost: Free for the 50+; Juniors, under 50: $20 Donation 
Tickets @ or can be purchased at the door
Who: “A Senior Moment” is sponsored by The Village Project in collaboration with the Bayview Y. This year’s community partners are The Fillmore Center Plaza, Bi-Rite Markets, Booker T Washington Community Center, Whole Foods, Western Addition Family Resource Center, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, Western Addition Senior Center, Bayview/Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services, Nia Soul Catering, San Francisco Black Film Festival, Charlie’s Pharmacy, and The Village Project Advisory Board. This community event is funded in part by a grant from the Dept. of Public Health. 
Adrian Williams, the producer, is Executive Director and founder of the Village Project, a service non-profit, focusing on the education and cultural enrichment of youth and their families in the Western Addition. The Village Project produces family/community events, including, most recently, Grilling in the Mo’ blues concert/bar-b-q held at Hamilton Rec. Center, Western Addition Youth Trauma Summits and our upcoming 11th annual Kwanzaa Celebration (Dec. 26 – Jan 1), along with Mardi Gras San Francisco Style/ Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore to be held on February 28th.  


Kwanzaa 2015-16

Mardi Gras *Fat Tuesday* in the Fillmore