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 […]

Leaders From the Netherlands Help Launch Tenderloin Project

Officials from the Netherlands Come to SF to Kick Off Project Senior Vitality Based on a Successful Dutch Model   Program Connects Seniors to Social Workers and Family via Internet The Mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, and Aging and Adult Services Director Anne Hinton  joined Curry Senior Center Executive Director Dave Knego and CLC Director Marie […]

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Living Solo in Later Life

What does it take for elders older than 80 to remain at home, alone?” is the question discussed in a thoughtful article by Robert L. Rubinstein and CLC Board member Elena Portacolone.   The article appears in the January-February edition of Aging Today. While the options may be fairly good for those with substantial resources and know-how, for […]

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 […]

Leadership for Community Living Honored — Award Event 2013

Leaders and supporters of the growing movement to help individuals age with dignity and human rights in their San Francisco community gathered again this year.  It was a time to reconnect with friends and colleagues and to honor Anni Chung with the 2013 Norma Satten Community Service Innovation Award.   Proceeds of this year’s event […]

SF Connected Blog Supports Connected Aging

We found this interesting post in the Department of Aging and Adult Services’ New Blog at sfconnected.org…  A Framework for Understanding Technologies that Support Older Adults in Aging in Place We are at the dawning of “Connected Aging” in which the growing array of Internet-based technologies and mobile devices increasingly will support older adults to age […]

Know and Support Adult Day Health

If you have never visited an adult day health center, take a glimpse inside one with this wonderful video developed at SteppingStone Day Health. If you like what you see, please mark your calendar to join us at SteppingStone’s 30th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, March 3, 2:00 — 4:30 pm at Bluxome Street Winery in San Francisco.   The event […]

Community Living Campaign Honors Leadership

Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting the Norma Satten Community Service Innovation Award event, honoring Libby Denebeim’s lifetime of leadership.  A gathering of family and friends enjoyed the warmth of community  and a shared vision for a kind and just San Francisco.   A special thanks goes out to all the event’s sponsors […]

The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life

Sometimes it helps to look at life from a new perspective.   I’m not a big video game fan, but I found this TED talk by game designer and traumatic brain injury survivor Jane McGonical so thought-provoking and insightful, I had to share.  Really about ways to have a better life until the end of […]

Save the Date — Sept 27, 2012 for the Community Service Innovation Award Event

Norma Satten was a leader and mentor to so many in San Francisco.  Last year, we honored her with the creation of the Community Service Innovation Award.  Last Fall’s special event was a wonderful gathering of many of the organizations and individuals that Norma helped over the years.   We hope this blog will help […]