We Need More Norma Sattens

Each year, lots of us work hard to create home and community-based services and supports so that individuals can live with dignity regardless of age or disability. Once a year, we honor leadership in the movement for Community Living. Over the past two years, the Norma Satten Community Service Innovation Award has recognized the work […]

10 Ways to Network in the Real World

I came across this article on LinkedIn by Patty Azzarello and thought it offered some useful advice on building networks in our day to day life. . LinkedIn, Facebook and other social networking tools are fine, but they don’t do the work for you. To put real value in your network (and stay connected to people who […]

The Price We Pay for Loneliness

I wanted to share this article by Erin Allday from today’s San Francisco Chronicle.  The reseach highlighted suggests health care and other costs that accrue if we cannot  age in communities where we  belong and contribute.        Loneliness lethal for seniors, UCSF study says    Feeling lonely always hurts, but when it comes to the elderly, it may actually contribute to […]

Martha Never Left the Neighborhood

In the early days of the Community Living Campaign, we struggled with how to develop the small, basic building blocks that make up the foundation of a grass-roots community organizing campaign — you know, the equivalent of the old fashioned house meeting.  The hope was to provide practical support to neighbors while  beginning to look […]