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 […]

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 […]

Leadership for Community Living Honored — Award Event 2013

Leaders and supporters of the growing movement to help individuals age with dignity and human rights in their San Francisco community gathered again this year.  It was a time to reconnect with friends and colleagues and to honor Anni Chung with the 2013 Norma Satten Community Service Innovation Award.   Proceeds of this year’s event […]

Healthy Aging — on the Edge of A Fiscal Cliff

Congress finally took action at the 11th hour with a tax package, leaving Social Security mostly intact (for now).   All the letters and San Francisco’s fiesty San Francisco’s Social Security Flash Mob surely helped keep the pressure on.   So let’s celebrate and thank our elected representatives for helping hold the line.   But the larger issue […]

A Commitment to Community Living — At All Levels

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently issued a statement on the creation of the  Administration for Community Living.  The goal is for people with disabilities and seniors to be able to live at home with the supports they need — participating in communities that value their contributions – rather than in nursing homes […]

Community Living Campaign — Promoting the Values of a Good Life

In the months and years ahead, the Community Living Campaign will use this site to support activities and ideas that help seniors and people with disabilities have a good life.  The involves promoting the following: Achieving Basic Financial Security Ending Isolation and Loneliness Living In a Home That Enhances Dignity Contributing to Others and the […]