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New social club for seniors in S.F.

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Connection — that’s the simple idea behind a new club at Rhoda Goldman Plaza that aims to connect seniors to one another, and to the world at large.

The Plaza Social Club, which launched earlier this month, meets every Tuesday at the San Francisco residential facility, offering seniors a chance to shmooze, eat lunch and learn together. Talks on politics, art and film are woven with programming on Jewish history, culture and traditions.

Family members and friends are welcome, as are seniors who do not live at Rhoda Goldman but who want to join the club. Membership is $36 per month.

One of the goals of the Plaza Social Club is to help counter the isolation and anxiety many seniors feel with engaging social activities, from current event discussions to musical performances, workshops and art talks. Representatives from Seniors at Home, a division of Jewish Family & Children’s Services, will offer their expertise on health and wellness and other relevant topics.

The topic on March 26 will be “The Language of Flowers in Asian Art,” presented by the Asian Art Museum. Activities planned for April include a performance by a tango string ensemble, a talk about new Jewish literature, a presentation on Andy Warhol, and a film screening and Q&A.

The club meets at Rhoda Goldman Plaza, 2180 Post St., S.F. For information or to sign up, visit or call (415) 449-3849