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 […]

Comcast Holiday Event Brings Gifts and Low Cost Connections for Seniors

Comcast and its Community partners brought low cost internet connections, free computers and more to seniors in a special holiday event hosted at Eastern Park Apartments.   Another fun registration event is coming soon.  Watch this space for details.  In the meantime. you can get more information and sign-up for Internet Essentials by going to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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), […]

1st Swap Meet Proves Enjoyable and Engaging

Our first Tech Swap Meeting on January 22  brought together seniors, people with disabilities, and a wide range of organizations working to make computers and technology available to everyone. We were thrilled by the response – over 90% of the attendees rated it a great or good event, and most found it fun and engaging. […]