We mourn Hadley’s recent passing and want to honor him and share his story. Hadley remained a force to be reckoned with from his earliest days at San Francisco Home Health to his advocacy for Openhouse. He was a long time visionary in the field of elder care and long term care services and supports. Among his many accomplishments, he was a strong advocate in getting in-home supportive workers their first benefits, saw 30th Street Senior Center open its doors to a full array of programs, was a key figure in the developing Coming Home Hospice, and helped lay the groundwork for Openhouse’ growth as it developed services, social support, and affordable housing.
Community Living Campaign and his colleagues honored him in 2014 with the Norma Satten Community Services Innovation Award. That award was created for those with the qualities of Norma, the first President of CLC’s Board and herself an amazing leader. Their leadership was marked by inclusion, innovation and a commitment to aging with dignity and human rights. We recorded a short video of Hadley sharing his thoughts about Norma and this movement.
Read more about Hadley in CLC’s Norma Satten Award Program Book 2014. Find recollections from Bill Haskell, Adele Corvin, Valorie Villela, Marty Low and Bart Aoki, and former mayor Art Agnos, as well more good wishes. Enjoy a few photos from Hadley’s youth and professional journey!