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, […]

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 […]

Governor’s Budget Disappoints Around Long Term Services and Supports

The California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports is a coalition of statewide organizations that reach millions of seniors and persons with disabilities.   In December, the organization raised a number of issues with Governor Brown, putting into focus many of the issues important to preserving and to expanding a network of long term services […]

Are You Hungry? Too Many San Francisco Seniors Are

Lots of us could be heard complaining we ate too much over the holidays. But many of our neighbors have had far too little to eat over the past year. The recently released report “Assessment on Food Security in San Francisco,” produced by the San Francisco Food Security Task Force,  highlights the food insecurity issues faced […]

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

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 is certainly here to stay and online security continues to advance. There are arguments that shopping online can be safer than shopping over the phone or even in […]

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 […]

Aging While Black Inspires for a Second Year

[Show as slideshow] The popular Aging While Black Forum in the OMI drew an even larger and more engaged audience this year.  The event, held at IT Bookman Community Center on Randolph Street, featured De De Hornes (Forum Moderator), with presenters who brought their wit and wisdom to the topics — Jacqueline Scott (Caregiving and […]

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Human Chain Against the Chained CPI

” The Chained CPI event, organized by the California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) with the support from lots of other labor and community groups, made a strong statement on July 2 in San Francisco and in 50 other communities across the country.   Look and see if you can find someone you know!   And keep […]

Seniors Struggling — Can We Turn the Tide?

Last Thursday, June 19th,  the Insight Center and UCLA Center for Health Policy Research released the updated Elder Index for seniors living alone or with a partner.   They also released the first-ever Elder Index for the costs associated with seniors raising one, two, or three grandchildren in each California county in a new report called The High Cost […]