Connections for Health Aging Workshops Promote Partnerships

Over the past few years, we have hosted our Connections for Health Aging workshops 11 times in diverse communities across San Francisco. Thanks to support from the May and Stanley Smith Trust, we are able to focus on training new workshop leaders and on adapting the curriculum and material to “go on the road” with […]

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 […]

Remembering Vera Haile

Vera Haile was a force for compassion, inclusion and justice that shaped organizations in San Francisco for over 55 years.  She was an inspiration, role model, friend and colleague to a most diverse following. Many of her friends and admirers will come together to celebrate Vera and her work on Thursday, July 31 from 5:30 […]

Seniors Step Up As Agents for Change

For the past two years, the SCAN Foundation provided funding to several California senior-serving organizations to explore ways to move participants and volunteers into action.  They also funded the California Association for Retired Americans (CARA), in partnership with the Community Living Campaign, to provide training and on-going technical assistance.  The Agents for Change interviewed in the […]

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 […]

Confessions of a New Blogger

First, I have to give you the corrected link for the last Timebank post — I hit “publish” by mistake, before it was done.  Corrected link is http://www.sfhealthyaging.org/the_timebank/ Second, I had so many things I wanted to write about but good intentions quickly became draft posts that never got finished…So please forgive me while I hit the […]

What Makes a Good Leader?

This question was one of the first posed to recent participants in the California Alliance for Retired American’s (CARA) Leadership Academy, co-sponsored by St. Barnabas Senior Services in Los Angeles. “Good listener”, “concern for others”, “vision” were among the qualities identified.   When asked for examples of leaders they admired, their answers  were as rich […]