Resources from 4th Annual Aging While Black Forum

The Fourth Annual Aging While Black Forum in September drew a large and engaged audience to hear excellent speakers who presented useful information from their perspective. Guest speakers included: Veronica Shepard, SF Dept of Public Health on Food Security McCrea Parker from Zero Divide around Bridging the Digital Divide Anthony Lopez about Real Estate, Wills and Trusts […]

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 […]

ADA Month Kick Off Celebration July 1!

In a week with so much to celebrate, get ready for more …   In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA! WHEN:  Wednesday, July 1st, 2015     11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. WHERE: San Francisco City Hall: North Light Court — 1 Dr. Carlton P. Goodlett Place HOSTED BY:  S.F. Mayor’s Office on Disability and Community Alliance for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

It’s About UNITI

The Food Network in the Bayview would not have been possible without the commitment of Having Pride UNITI, so we want to tell you a little about them.   We had heard about their special “Queen for Today” event.  But it wasn’t until we went to their event on April 27th at Southeast Community College that we […]

Aging in America Conference So Engaging (And Exhausting)

As a new blogger, I had this fantasy that I would send  a blog post each day to share what we were learning. But so much to do and see!   Now the conference is over and I’m home and mostly recovered.  So instead we will share ideas, resources and pictures in small portions over […]

SF Long Term Care Council On The Edge…

Cutting edge, that is.  This group, which was created by Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2004, is the single body in San Francisco that evaluates all issues related to improving community-based long term care and supportive services.  The LTCCC, with co-chairs Sandy Mori and Susan Poor and 41 active members, meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday […]

Community Living Campaign — Promoting the Values of a Good Life

In the months and years ahead, the Community Living Campaign will use this site to support activities and ideas that help seniors and people with disabilities have a good life.  The involves promoting the following: Achieving Basic Financial Security Ending Isolation and Loneliness Living In a Home That Enhances Dignity Contributing to Others and the […]