Aging While Black Forum — Visitacion Valley

Article by Deloris McGee, Photos by Etta Jones The community came out to get information on aging at The Village in Visitacion Valley on February 13. LaVaughn King, Executive Director of Reducing Stress in the Southeast, was the skilled moderator for this event.  Uverda Harry gave such a resounding presentation that the community wanted her to […]

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Living Solo in Later Life

What does it take for elders older than 80 to remain at home, alone?” is the question discussed in a thoughtful article by Robert L. Rubinstein and CLC Board member Elena Portacolone.   The article appears in the January-February edition of Aging Today. While the options may be fairly good for those with substantial resources and know-how, for […]

New Video — See What We’ve Been Up To

Thanks to Tree Ring Productions, we have a cool new video that is a preview of things to come — if we can all help raise the money. This is our first try at being part of a crowd funding project, which is a great way to use the internet to get many people to […]

Governor’s Budget Disappoints Around Long Term Services and Supports

The California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports is a coalition of statewide organizations that reach millions of seniors and persons with disabilities.   In December, the organization raised a number of issues with Governor Brown, putting into focus many of the issues important to preserving and to expanding a network of long term services […]

We Need More Norma Sattens

Each year, lots of us work hard to create home and community-based services and supports so that individuals can live with dignity regardless of age or disability. Once a year, we honor leadership in the movement for Community Living. Over the past two years, the Norma Satten Community Service Innovation Award has recognized the work […]

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 […]

Aging While Black Inspires for a Second Year

[Show as slideshow] The popular Aging While Black Forum in the OMI drew an even larger and more engaged audience this year.  The event, held at IT Bookman Community Center on Randolph Street, featured De De Hornes (Forum Moderator), with presenters who brought their wit and wisdom to the topics — Jacqueline Scott (Caregiving and […]

Seniors Struggling — Can We Turn the Tide?

Last Thursday, June 19th,  the Insight Center and UCLA Center for Health Policy Research released the updated Elder Index for seniors living alone or with a partner.   They also released the first-ever Elder Index for the costs associated with seniors raising one, two, or three grandchildren in each California county in a new report called The High Cost […]

SF Connected Blog Supports Connected Aging

We found this interesting post in the Department of Aging and Adult Services’ New Blog at sfconnected.org…  A Framework for Understanding Technologies that Support Older Adults in Aging in Place We are at the dawning of “Connected Aging” in which the growing array of Internet-based technologies and mobile devices increasingly will support older adults to age […]

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 […]