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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

It’s About UNITI

The Food Network in the Bayview would not have been possible without the commitment of Having Pride UNITI, so we want to tell you a little about them.   We had heard about their special “Queen for Today” event.  But it wasn’t until we went to their event on April 27th at Southeast Community College that we […]

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 […]

Support Community Organizations with Crowdfunding

Over the past month, the Community Living Campaign has been part of our first crowdfunding campaign with Tree Ring Productions and nine other small but mighty Bay area organizations. We are honored to be part of this group. Grassroots Funding: Every Little Bit Helps! If we succeed, we will have raised enough money to produce professional videos that […]