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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

IHSS (and Technology) into the Future

The IHSS Public Authority drew hundreds of In-home Supportive Services (IHSS) recipients, home care providers and their supporters at a special conference on February 20th. The IHSS Program is facing uncharted waters as the state of California seeks to integrate IHSS into a “managed care” healthcare system. The day was packed with speakers who could […]

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. […]

Be A Gold Card Explorer

Learn Valuable Online Research & Community Organizing Skills While Helping Seniors and People with Disabilities Save Money The Community Living Campaign is seeking volunteers to join our CLC Gold Card Research and Action Project. Together with the support of our staff, this team will research, develop a plan, and make recommendations about how San Francisco’s […]

Are You Shopping Safely On-Line? 10 Tips To Keep You Safe

As we enter the busiest online shopping season, we’re reposting this Tip Sheet to help you be safe and secure as you enjoy the convenience of online shopping. Shopping online has become a part of our lives but some still worry that their credit card details will be given to the wrong person. Online shopping […]

Join the Final Push on This Year’s City Budget

Get Connected! Stay Connected! Public Hearing June 21 at 10:00 at City Hall The Board of Supervisors will hold its last big public hearing on Friday June 21 at 10:00 a.m. before finalizing recommendations from the Budget and Finance Committee to the full Board for Fiscal Years 2013-14 and 2014-15. The Mayor has recommended funding to maintain […]

Woo Hoo – Mayor Lee Supports Digital Inclusion!

We were sooo happy to hear the Mayor and see his proposed budget today.   Our efforts through the Keep Us Connected Campaign put access to computers, training and support high on our list. While we thought there might be good news, seeing it in writing makes it real.  The Mayor’s budget said… “In 2010, […]

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 […]