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

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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 […]

What Is Tyze?

What is Tyze and why do I keep seeing and hearing about it here in San Francisco? Tyze was developed by the PLAN Institute of Canada and San Francisco was an early Beta testing site, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. When life is challenging, you don’t have to go it alone if […]