Keep Us Connected Campaign Delivers 2000+ Postcards

Last week, we delivered over 2,000 postcards from people all over the City with our message to City Hall: It’s time to close the digital divide for seniors and adults with disabilities. Staying connected and engaged is key to reducing isolation, promoting brain fitness and lifelong learning, keeping us connected to our health providers and to […]

Keeping Your Brain Fit As You Age

The Cayuga Community Connectors hosted Dr. Christian Thompson for a very-well attended and entertaining talk on brain fitness this month. And he began with the great news that cognitive exercises can actually improve our memory – even in cases where there’s already been some memory decline. To keep your mind fit, Dr. Chris recommends: Eating well and staying […]

San Francisco Seniors Close the Digital Divide

Don’t miss this short set of interviews on KALW’s Crosscurrents by Jen Chien on how SF Connected computer training is helping San Francisco seniors and adults with disabilities connect (and reconnect) with friends and family, get access to resources that are moving online, and stay involved in their communities.  Here’s how the computer training has helped […]

Join Us at the Senior Tech Expo — July 25, 12:15-5pm

Join the Community Living Campaign and others at the San Francisco Public Library’s Senior Tech Expo this Friday. We’ll be there with information on upcoming classes plus iPads, tablets and assistive technology devices for you to test out. Who: For tech users of any level who are 50 or older Where: San Francisco Main Library (100 Larkin St.) in […]

Leaders From the Netherlands Help Launch Tenderloin Project

Officials from the Netherlands Come to SF to Kick Off Project Senior Vitality Based on a Successful Dutch Model   Program Connects Seniors to Social Workers and Family via Internet The Mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, and Aging and Adult Services Director Anne Hinton  joined Curry Senior Center Executive Director Dave Knego and CLC Director Marie […]

The Always Active Program Is Fun (In A Healthy Sort of Way)

Hats off to Glenda Hope and the Cayuga Connectors for finally getting me in an exercise class — and one that fits my abilities and my pocketbook. Thanks to 30th Street Senior Center and On Lok, we now have a wonderful trainer coming to a church in the Cayuga Neighborhood. With her help, there is […]

Join the Final Push on This Year’s City Budget

Get Connected! Stay Connected! Public Hearing June 21 at 10:00 at City Hall The Board of Supervisors will hold its last big public hearing on Friday June 21 at 10:00 a.m. before finalizing recommendations from the Budget and Finance Committee to the full Board for Fiscal Years 2013–14 and 2014–15. The Mayor has recommended funding to maintain the […]

SF Connected Blog Supports Connected Aging

We found this interesting post in the Department of Aging and Adult Services’ New Blog at sfconnected.org…  A Framework for Understanding Technologies that Support Older Adults in Aging in Place We are at the dawning of “Connected Aging” in which the growing array of Internet-based technologies and mobile devices increasingly will support older adults to age […]

The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life

Sometimes it helps to look at life from a new perspective.   I’m not a big video game fan, but I found this TED talk by game designer and traumatic brain injury survivor Jane McGonical so thought-provoking and insightful, I had to share.  Really about ways to have a better life until the end of […]

City Hall Transformed To A Place of Learning

Thanks to Jack Chin, Tom Loftus and skilled folks at SFGovTV, we have featured highlights from the 2012 Aging and Disabilities Technology Summit to share and to remember. On May 15th, City Hall was transformed by the  team of organizations listed below to host a stimulating day of speakers, workshops and hands-on learning. What was […]