Resources from 4th Annual Aging While Black Forum

The Fourth Annual Aging While Black Forum in September drew a large and engaged audience to hear excellent speakers who presented useful information from their perspective. Guest speakers included: Veronica Shepard, SF Dept of Public Health on Food Security McCrea Parker from Zero Divide around Bridging the Digital Divide Anthony Lopez about Real Estate, Wills and Trusts […]

Building Connections for Healthy Aging — Step by Step

We celebrated the third anniversary of our Connections for Healthy Aging Workshops with a reunion, bringing together an enthusiastic and diverse group of participants from past workshops all over San Francisco. These workshops, created and led by Marcia Peterzell and Linda Silver, are a wonderful way to explore issues around aging, including identifying and strengthening networks of […]

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 […]

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

Hundreds of people filled the North Light Court at City Hall on July 1 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and difference it has made in their life and the lives of so many millions more.  Hosted by the Mayor’s Office on Disability (MOD) and the Community Alliance for Disability Advocates […]

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 […]

Help Us Stay Connected: Computer Access and Tutoring

This week we kicked off the next phase of the Keep Us Connected Campaign with a workshop for trainers and participants, as well as the first few meetings with Supervisors and their staff. During April, we will be working to show the Mayor and Supervisors how important it is to support and expand SF Connected so that […]

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 […]

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 […]

SF Jobs for Seniors — A Hand, Not a Handout

It turns out Freud was right: “work and love” are essential for human happiness. Older adults do not age out of those most human of needs, or the need for cash. While San Francisco cannot requisition a love potion, we can do quite a lot for the work side of the equation. Most seniors, today […]

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 […]