SF Digital Inclusion Week a Huge Success

Congratulations to the San Francisco Public Library for bringing this year’s Digital Inclusion Week to the City’s Libraries. From the opening panel of Internet Service Providers to the Resource Fair and scores of workshops and demos at the Main Library and branches all around the City, the event had something for everyone.  Thanks to Supervisors Farrell and […]

CLC Computer Trainers Honored at Digital Leaders Event

Community Living Campaign was delighted to receive the Digital Inclusion in the Community – Older Adults Award at the Digital Leaders event hosted by the Community Technology Network (CTN) at the Twitter Headquarters. We were honored to be included in the impressive group of seven other individuals and organizations. For a full list of awards and honorees, see CTN’s […]

Exciting News for San Francisco Seniors

Comcast just announced a new pilot project in San Francisco to expand its Internet Essentials Program to include low-cost, high-speed internet access for low income seniors.  See pictures from the Press Conference at Lady Shaw Senior Housing below and learn more about this new opportunity for San Francisco to help bridge the digital divide in […]

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 […]

Share Your Photos – Instantly!

Are you new to taking digital photos? Not sure how to get them from your phone (or camera) to a printed version you can share with a friend? Join us for one of our fun (and FREE!) introductory Point, Shoot, and Share introductory programs this month. Learn how to take a photo with your phone or camera, put it […]

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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 […]

Designing Digital Technology for Elders

Technology companies clearly have a long way to go when it comes to designing products for our aging community.  Because tech companies tend to employ younger workers, most technology is designed for young people. But by 2030, approximately 19% of people in the US will be over 65.  Some tech companies are taking note. Smashing Magazine lists some […]

Closing the Digital Divide: More to See and to Learn at Swap Meet #2

How can we all contribute to a future where 90% of all San Franciscans have online access and are connected in ways that matter?  Part of building a movement for change is coming together to strengthen relationships, to learn from one another, to keep focused on some common goals and to celebrate our advances.  The […]

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 Preventative Care Revolution Depends on Closing the Digital Divide

As our health care system continues to put more emphasis on preventive care, those who lack digital skills, confidence or access will lag far behind in terms of being able to manage their own health. This interesting article describes what the Tinder Foundation in Britain is doing, in partnership with their National Health Service (NHS), […]