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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Goldsmith Vision and Hearing Initiative

San Francisco’s At-Risk Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities are benefitting from a grant from the Francis Goldsmith Fund through United Way of the Bay Area.  With this grant, the Community Living Campaign is building community-based and on-line networks of support for isolated and at-risk seniors and individuals with disabilities, especially those with vision and hearing loss. […]

Social Security and the LBGT Community

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation, in partnership with Openhouse and a host of other co-sponsors including the Community Living Campaign, addressed a packed house on October 30th in San Francisco.   People came eager to learn what Social Security benefits are now available to same sex partners and their families. For the first […]

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 the […]

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, the […]

Minimizing Barriers Caused by Hearing Loss — Communications Tips

We know that hearing loss can lead to isolation and loneliness and are working to reduce these barriers to healthy aging.   So that means working to make our Connections for Healthy Aging workshop sessions more accessible to those with hearing loss.   We have been trying personal listening systems, small portable PA’s, and rented […]

City Hall Transformed To A Place of Learning

Thanks to Jack Chin, Tom Loftus and skilled folks at SFGovTV, we have featured highlights from the 2012 Aging and Disabilities Technology Summit to share and to remember. On May 15th, City Hall was transformed by the  team of organizations listed below to host a stimulating day of speakers, workshops and hands-on learning. What was […]

Keep Your Brain Fit By Engaging On-line

Back by popular demand, Michael Merzenich, Ph.D was a main speaker during the plenary session at the Aging and Disability Technology Summit.  Dr. Merzenich is the chief scientific officer for Posit Science.  For more than three decades, he has been the leading pioneer in brain plasticity research — the ability of the brain to contantly change, grow, […]