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 […]

1st Swap Meet Proves Enjoyable and Engaging

Our first Tech Swap Meeting on January 22  brought together seniors, people with disabilities, and a wide range of organizations working to make computers and technology available to everyone. We were thrilled by the response — over 90% of the attendees rated it a great or good event, and most found it fun and engaging. […]

Are You Shopping Safely On-Line? 10 Tips To Keep You Safe

Shopping online has become a part of our lives but some still worry that their credit card details will be given to the wrong person. Online shopping is certainly here to stay and online security continues to advance. There are arguments that shopping online can be safer than shopping over the phone or even in […]

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 […]

Woo Hoo — Mayor Lee Supports Digital Inclusion!

We were sooo happy to hear the Mayor and see his proposed budget today.   Our efforts through the Keep Us Connected Campaign put access to computers, training and support high on our list. While we thought there might be good news, seeing it in writing makes it real.  The Mayor’s budget said… “In 2010, the […]

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 […]

Town Hall Meetings on the Budget — Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Today, Mayor Ed Lee and members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors announced a series of Budget Townhall meetings, with the first set for this Saturday.   These are good opportunities for residents to learn more about the City’s priorities and make their issues know.   We hope you will come and make your […]

10 Ways to Network in the Real World

I came across this article on LinkedIn by Patty Azzarello and thought it offered some useful advice on building networks in our day to day life. . LinkedIn, Facebook and other social networking tools are fine, but they don’t do the work for you. To put real value in your network (and stay connected to people who […]

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 […]

City Hall Transformed To A Place of Learning

Thanks to Jack Chin, Tom Loftus and skilled folks at SFGovTV, we have featured highlights from the 2012 Aging and Disabilities Technology Summit to share and to remember. On May 15th, City Hall was transformed by the  team of organizations listed below to host a stimulating day of speakers, workshops and hands-on learning. What was […]