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 […]

Goldsmith Vision and Hearing Initiative

San Francisco’s At-Risk Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities are benefitting from a grant from the Francis Goldsmith Fund through United Way of the Bay Area.  With this grant, the Community Living Campaign is building community-based and on-line networks of support for isolated and at-risk seniors and individuals with disabilities, especially those with vision and hearing loss. […]

Join the Final Push on This Year’s City Budget

Get Connected! Stay Connected! Public Hearing June 21 at 10:00 at City Hall The Board of Supervisors will hold its last big public hearing on Friday June 21 at 10:00 a.m. before finalizing recommendations from the Budget and Finance Committee to the full Board for Fiscal Years 2013–14 and 2014–15. The Mayor has recommended funding to maintain the […]

Minimizing Barriers Caused by Hearing Loss — Communications Tips

We know that hearing loss can lead to isolation and loneliness and are working to reduce these barriers to healthy aging.   So that means working to make our Connections for Healthy Aging workshop sessions more accessible to those with hearing loss.   We have been trying personal listening systems, small portable PA’s, and rented […]

Digital Technology for the Family Caregiver

For so many years, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) has been the “go-to” organization for resources, research, policy issues and practical tips for caregivers — in English and a host of other languages.   Now they are once again providing leadership regarding caregiving and technology. A recent fact sheet prepared by FCA  offers an introduction to some of the […]

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 […]

The Timebank — About Something More Important Than Money

Need a massage, a ride to the doctor, or just a friend to share dinner with? Community Living Campaign has been working with a local nonprofit, Bay Area Community Exchange Timebank, to help more seniors and people with disabilities to use this free software to build relationships through exchange. With this system, you can get more […]

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 […]