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 […]

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 […]

SF Jobs for Seniors — A Hand, Not a Handout

It turns out Freud was right: “work and love” are essential for human happiness. Older adults do not age out of those most human of needs, or the need for cash. While San Francisco cannot requisition a love potion, we can do quite a lot for the work side of the equation. Most seniors, today […]

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 […]

It Was An Honor (and Fun, Too)!

We had a great time celebrating our work together and honoring Hadley Dale Hall on September 18th with the Norma Satten Community Service Award.  Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed — sponsors, auction and raffle donors, performers, volunteers, staff, and the many people who came to share in the fun. Funds raised through this annual event […]

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 […]

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, […]

Thanks, Captain Bill!

At the end of June 2014, Bill Haskell retired from the Department of Aging and Adult Services.  He may be retiring, but has left quite a legacy.  Bill was the staff guru behind the Long Term Care Coordinating Council (LTCCC)  and the development of its many and diverse projects and work groups.  Looking back even further, […]

Remembering Libby Denebeim

Libby, we will miss you!   You brought passion and commitment and so many gifts of time, talent and treasure to make SanFrancisco a better place for all of us. Libby Denebeim was honored last year with the Norma Satten Community Service Innovation Award at the Community Living Campaign’s Annual Event.   We invite you to remember Libby […]