Family Caregiver Alliance’s New Website Offers Easy Access to Info

If you’re looking for information on caregiving situations and needs, try visiting the Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)‘s new website. They’ve organized the site by types of situations and care needs - from new caregivers to those facing a loved one’s advanced illness and complicated care demands and decisions. You’ll find resources, publications, advice, research, policy reports, […]

Thanks, Captain Bill!

At the end of June 2014, Bill Haskell retired from the Department of Aging and Adult Services.  He may be retiring, but has left quite a legacy.  Bill was the staff guru behind the Long Term Care Coordinating Council (LTCCC)  and the development of its many and diverse projects and work groups.  Looking back even further, […]

Aging While Black Forum — Visitacion Valley

Article by Deloris McGee, Photos by Etta Jones The community came out to get information on aging at The Village in Visitacion Valley on February 13. LaVaughn King, Executive Director of Reducing Stress in the Southeast, was the skilled moderator for this event.  Uverda Harry gave such a resounding presentation that the community wanted her to […]

IHSS (and Technology) into the Future

The IHSS Public Authority drew hundreds of In-home Supportive Services (IHSS) recipients, home care providers and their supporters at a special conference on February 20th. The IHSS Program is facing uncharted waters as the state of California seeks to integrate IHSS into a “managed care” healthcare system. The day was packed with speakers who could […]

Governor’s Budget Disappoints Around Long Term Services and Supports

The California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports is a coalition of statewide organizations that reach millions of seniors and persons with disabilities.   In December, the organization raised a number of issues with Governor Brown, putting into focus many of the issues important to preserving and to expanding a network of long term services […]

Social Security and the LBGT Community

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation, in partnership with Openhouse and a host of other co-sponsors including the Community Living Campaign, addressed a packed house on October 30th in San Francisco.   People came eager to learn what Social Security benefits are now available to same sex partners and their families. For the first […]

Aging While Black Inspires for a Second Year

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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 […]

Know and Support Adult Day Health

If you have never visited an adult day health center, take a glimpse inside one with this wonderful video developed at SteppingStone Day Health. If you like what you see, please mark your calendar to join us at SteppingStone’s 30th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, March 3, 2:00 — 4:30 pm at Bluxome Street Winery in San Francisco.   The event […]

Digital Technology for the Family Caregiver

For so many years, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) has been the “go-to” organization for resources, research, policy issues and practical tips for caregivers — in English and a host of other languages.   Now they are once again providing leadership regarding caregiving and technology. A recent fact sheet prepared by FCA  offers an introduction to some of the […]