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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Confessions of a New Blogger

First, I have to give you the corrected link for the last Timebank post — I hit “publish” by mistake, before it was done.  Corrected link is http://www.sfhealthyaging.org/the_timebank/ Second, I had so many things I wanted to write about but good intentions quickly became draft posts that never got finished…So please forgive me while I hit the […]

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 […]