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 […]

Keep Your Brain Fit By Engaging On-line

Back by popular demand, Michael Merzenich, Ph.D was a main speaker during the plenary session at the Aging and Disability Technology Summit.  Dr. Merzenich is the chief scientific officer for Posit Science.  For more than three decades, he has been the leading pioneer in brain plasticity research — the ability of the brain to contantly change, grow, […]

Summit Registration is Open

It is time to close the digital divide so that all of us, regardless of age, income or abilities, can tap its amazing potential for social engagement, health and well-being, financial security, and opportunities for social action, creative expression and life-long learning. Sign up to be an active part of this movement by registering to […]

Healthy Diet Prevents Memory Loss

Now there is yet one more reason for us all to start eating healthier. A new study led by researchers at the Scottsdale-based Mayo Clinic in Arizona supports the idea that what’s good for your heart is good for your brain.  The study, released last month, suggests that eating too much may double the risk […]