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May is Older Americans Month and we're sharing stories from San Franciscans 80 years and older as part of the "80 Over 80" project.

80 Over 80 San Francisco: Brenda Joyce

Brenda Joyce
Brenda Joyce
Brenda Joyce

Brenda Joyce’s life has been characterized by world travels and frequent stops back in San Francisco, which she considers her real home base. She spent a good part of the pandemic in Long Beach with her family, including an older sister who is living with dementia, and that’s where we were able to catch her for this interview. Brenda’s life has truly been her own and one that when she was a young adult was counter to expectations for women, but then and now is a life that she relishes. Currently, she is living and working at a new job in San Francisco.

Click the play button above to listen to an excerpt from her interview with the 80 Over 80 San Francisco project. You can find her full profile and interview at the link below.

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Ozzy Llinas Goodman is a freelance writer and journalist based in Berkeley. Their reporting interests include the uses and policing of public space, underground communities and solidarity economies, and other topics related to human movement, urban space, and civil rights.
Angela Johnston is the Senior Producer of Uncuffed and an editor in the KALW newsroom. She holds a Master’s degree in journalism and graduated from KALW’s Audio Academy program. She’s worked for KALW in numerous roles - from the deputy news director, to the health and environment reporter, and she's covered everything from lead poisoning to climate change. Her work has aired on KALW, KQED, Reveal, and The Pulse. She also freelances as a producer and editor for Cosmic Standard and AFAR Media. Outside of work, she loves to swim in the bay, surf small waves on her longboard, read, backpack, cook, and garden.