Neighbors Organize Transportation Fair

When members of the St. Francis Episcopal Church participated in a Connections for Healthy Aging workshop, one topic that kept coming up was the lack of transportation options in their neighborhood. Taxis tended not to arrive, or they came so late that people missed their doctors’ appointments. And the newer options required apps on a Smartphone. […]

Keeping Your Brain Fit As You Age

The Cayuga Community Connectors hosted Dr. Christian Thompson for a very-well attended and entertaining talk on brain fitness this month. And he began with the great news that cognitive exercises can actually improve our memory – even in cases where there’s already been some memory decline. To keep your mind fit, Dr. Chris recommends: Eating well and staying […]

Connections for Health Aging Workshops Promote Partnerships

Over the past few years, we have hosted our Connections for Health Aging workshops 11 times in diverse communities across San Francisco. Thanks to support from the May and Stanley Smith Trust, we are able to focus on training new workshop leaders and on adapting the curriculum and material to “go on the road” with […]

A True “Community Connector”

The Community Living Campaign was fortunate to have Deloris McGee as an early staff member who helped create this role of Community Connector, which has been one of the hallmarks of our work in San Francisco.    Who is a Community Connector?  A local leader, often a senior or a person with a disability, who […]

It’s About UNITI

The Food Network in the Bayview would not have been possible without the commitment of Having Pride UNITI, so we want to tell you a little about them.   We had heard about their special “Queen for Today” event.  But it wasn’t until we went to their event on April 27th at Southeast Community College that we […]

The Always Active Program Is Fun (In A Healthy Sort of Way)

Hats off to Glenda Hope and the Cayuga Connectors for finally getting me in an exercise class — and one that fits my abilities and my pocketbook. Thanks to 30th Street Senior Center and On Lok, we now have a wonderful trainer coming to a church in the Cayuga Neighborhood. With her help, there is […]

Support Grows Through Breast Cancer Luncheon 2013

The Community Living Campaign is happy to support efforts of “communities working to help themselves.”   One way is with the annual OMI Breast Senior Cancer Luncheon, held on October 17th at the Lutheran Church of our Savior at 1011 Garfield Street in the Oceanview-Merced Heights-Ingleside (OMI) neighborhood.   The first luncheon three years ago launched a […]

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 […]

Seniors Step Up As Agents for Change

For the past two years, the SCAN Foundation provided funding to several California senior-serving organizations to explore ways to move participants and volunteers into action.  They also funded the California Association for Retired Americans (CARA), in partnership with the Community Living Campaign, to provide training and on-going technical assistance.  The Agents for Change interviewed in the […]

Get Ready to Honor Contribution

The Aging in America Conference energized and inspired colleague Carmen Mendieta, who prepared the following list of resources and ideas in honor of National Volunteer Week –April 15 through 21.   We continue to learn through our work how important it is to give people the chance to give back to their communities. Theme:    Inspire […]