Neighbors Organize Transportation Fair

When members of the St. Francis Episcopal Church participated in a Connections for Healthy Aging workshop, one topic that kept coming up was the lack of transportation options in their neighborhood. Taxis tended not to arrive, or they came so late that people missed their doctors’ appointments. And the newer options required apps on a Smartphone. […]

ADA Month Kick Off Celebration July 1!

In a week with so much to celebrate, get ready for more …   In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA! WHEN:  Wednesday, July 1st, 2015     11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. WHERE: San Francisco City Hall: North Light Court — 1 Dr. Carlton P. Goodlett Place HOSTED BY:  S.F. Mayor’s Office on Disability and Community Alliance for […]

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 […]

Community Forum on Transit Justice March 10 in the Bayview

Community Forum on TRANSIT JUSTICE for seniors and people with disabilities in collaboration with Network for Elders TUESDAY, MARCH 10 12 noon – 2 pm Southeast Community Center City College of SF 1800 Oakdale Avenue Sign up for Free Muni for Seniors & People with Disabilities Find out about problems and solutions regarding taxis, Paratransit, […]

Cayuga Connectors Create Community

In San Francisco’s Cayuga neighborhood, the Cayuga Community Connectors continue to turn strangers into neighbors and neighbors into friends. This intergenerational network of neighbors nurtures the friendships and connections that seniors and people with disabilities need to age and thrive in their own homes. Join Us! How To Keep Your Brain Healthy at 60, 70, 80+ On Thursday, March 12 at 1:30PM at Bethel Church at […]

Free MUNI Victory — Sign Up Now for March 1 Start Date

Thanks to a year of advocacy, low and moderate income seniors and people with disabilities will be able to ride MUNI for free!  See a list below of the many groups that helped make this possible. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) voted unanimously on January 20 to approve this program. We applaude Tom […]

Annual Breast Cancer Support Luncheon is Enjoyable and Informative

The LCOS Breast Cancer Support Group, located in San Francisco’s OMI neighborhood, held it’s annual luncheon at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior on October 16. The group meets regularly to support one another, and has organized activities including community quilts and healthy eating classes for its members. The luncheon included an informative presentation by guest speaker […]

Connections for Health Aging Workshops Promote Partnerships

Over the past few years, we have hosted our Connections for Health Aging workshops 11 times in diverse communities across San Francisco. Thanks to support from the May and Stanley Smith Trust, we are able to focus on training new workshop leaders and on adapting the curriculum and material to “go on the road” with […]

A True “Community Connector”

The Community Living Campaign was fortunate to have Deloris McGee as an early staff member who helped create this role of Community Connector, which has been one of the hallmarks of our work in San Francisco.    Who is a Community Connector?  A local leader, often a senior or a person with a disability, who […]