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Special Opportunity 
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Energize a Cause with Your Experience  
If You are 60+ or have a disability, with skills & generosity of spirit, then consider becoming a "ReServist". SF ReServe matches talented seniors and people with disabilities with part time positions at community organizations. 
 
The first step in "re-serving" is to register to attend one of our  First Impressions  information sessions. Please click this link and let us know which session you would like to attend . Space is limited; please confirm as soon as possible.    

Tues. April 4, 1:00 to 2:30, CLC Office, 1360 Mission St., Suite 400
Mon. April 10, 10:00 to 11:30,  Dorothy Day Community, 54 McAllister St.
Tues. April 18, 10:00 to 11:30, 1360 Mission St. Suite 400
Thur. April 27, 1:30 to 3:00,  CLC Office, 1360 Mission St., Suite 400
Fri. April 28, 3:00 to 4:30, Excelsior Community Center, 4468 Mission St.

Devote Your Time and Talent to Strengthen Your Community. Reinvest your skills and play a role in helping nonprofit and public institutions stay on mission. Work with people who value experience and dedication.  

 

To sign up for a First Impressions session or to learn more, email info@sfreserve.org or call 415-821-1003, x1. You can also download a factsheet for potential ReServists here.
Bridging the Digital Divide 
Your Voice Matters: Important Survey To Help Bridge the Digital Divide 

Supervisor Mark Farrell and former Supervisor Eric Mar are co-chairing a group called  San Franciscans for Municipal Fiber. With consultant support and advice from community panels, they are looking to determine the role SF government should play in making affordable internet available to all. They are also determining what else is important to assuring everyone's connected.
Read this recent SF Chronicle article to learn more about the effort.

words your voice matters
We want to be sure that seniors' and people with disabilities' views are well represented in this survey. Please help by filing out an online or paper survey, and asking your friends and neighbors to participate too. 

Fill out the on-line Survey at these links:  EnglishSpanishFilipino, and  Chinese.

Or download and print a paper version to copy and share:  English Spanish Filipino  and  Chinese .

Completed surveys can dropped off at or mailed to the CLC office, 1360 Mission Street, Suite 400, SF 94103 or delivered to Supervisor Farrell's Office at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 268, San Francisco, CA 94102. They hope to have most surveys completed by April 18th. Please help us share to your lists.


Stay Engaged with Computer Classes and Tutoring

two seniors looking at a lap top
We have a great roster of technology classes, tutoring opportunities and presentations. This month's topics include Photoshop and Genealogy and so much more. 


SF Tech Council Showcased at Aging Conference
San Francisco Tech Council Chairs presenting at Aging Conference
San Francisco Tech Council Co-Chairs Anne Hinton, David Lindeman and Scott Mauvais delivered a thought-provoking  overview of the SF Tech Council.  See the highlights of their presentation and hear a response from participants at www.sftechcouncil.org.
In its first two years, the Tech Council has worked diligently to understand and bring resources to community-based efforts utilizing technology to improve the lives of neighborhood residents.

The Tech Council meetings are open to the public.  The next one is scheduled for  Wednesday, April 19 from 4:00 to 6:00, followed by a networking reception at 825 Howard Street, home of the Independent Living Resource Center.

Creating an Age and Disability Friendly SF 
Dignity Fund Coalition Update 
Dignity Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee working at a table
The work to implement the Dignity Fund continues at a rapid pace with the Dignity Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee ( pictured right) to make recommendations to the Mayor in April. 
To keep up with the news, sign up at  www.sfdignityfund.org   and attend the next meeting of the Dignity Fund Coalition on  Wednesday, April 26, 2:30 to 4:30 at ILRC, 825 Howard. 

A Mighty Team Ready to Protect Medicare, Medi-Cal and Social Security 
Large group of CARA members ready to lead presentations on protecting Medicare, Medi-Cal, and Social Security

The California Alliance for Retired Americans, with support from CLC and a host of other organizations, has developed a "roadshow" of information about the proposed threats to these senior and disability programs. With a powerpoint presentation and handouts, they will be providing factual information to individuals worried about their future benefits.  They also are working to mobilize people to prevent proposed cuts

If you would like to schedule a couple of trainers from this CARA team ( pictured above ) to come to your organization, contact CARA at 510-663-4086.  See more pictures here.  

Upcoming Events 

Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair at the JCC
Come join us  Thursday, April 6, 9:30am to 3:30pm at the Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, for this wonderful free event. It is open to the public with workshops, presentations and a resource fair. 

Three Cayuga neighbors at last years' JCC Resource Fair
Stay vital, healthy and fit. Make it a day of discovery. Engage with local businesses and organizations who are valuable resources to help you stay healthy and energized through:
  • Presentations from medical professionals and local experts on healthy living.
  • Insights and opportunities to support active, creative aging.

For more information, call (415) 292-1200 or view the JCC website here. Pre-registration recommended.  

Offer Your Gifts & Talents on a Nonprofit Board 
Crowd at Board Match event
Come talk to us (and get a photo with Dignity Dog) at Boardmatch 2017.  Community Living Campaign will be one of the 150 nonprofit organization looking to meet prospective board members at this year's Boardmatch event on Thursday, April 6 from 5:00 to 7:30 at the Union Square Hilton.  

Connections for Healthy Aging
Lizette and Marcia (as Wonder Woman) at a Healthy Aging Cooking Class
Don't miss out on upcoming Connections for Healthy Aging (CHA) workshops this spring! 

Vial of Life.  The Vial of Life is a potentially life-saving tool which will help you be more prepared for a medical emergency. Don't miss your opportunity to learn about how to use this simple form to communicate with first responders when you need them most.  April 4th, 2:00 - 3:30  at Martin Luther Tower, 1001 Franklin St.

Healthy Cooking Classes. Spring has sprung! Learn about the season's bountiful produce and how to incorporate it into your healthy life with a simple, no-cook recipe!
April 26th, 3-4:30 at Openhouse, 65 Laguna St.
May 11th, 3-4:30 at Coronet, 3595 Geary Blvd.
June 9th, 10:30-noon  at St. Francis Square, 45 Western Shore

Suicide Prevention.  Suicide is a difficult topic to discuss, however talking openly about it is the best way to do something about it. Join us for an empowering workshop about how to recognize warning signs and support someone who is struggling.  May 26th, 3:00 - 4:30  at Openhouse, 65 Laguna. 

For more information about these classes, please contact Lizette , ( pictured above with Wonder Woman Marcia Peterzell. )
March On for Human Rights and Justice in April
Marches and activities to push back on the policies and initiatives of the new administration continue, as they have promised to eliminate programs like Meals on Wheels and do away with a long list of programs that serve seniors and adults with disabilities (while greatly expanding the military budget). If you want to join a CLC contingent, watch the CLC Facebook page for details on where to meet.  
Trump Image with bag of cash and the words Tax march
On  Saturday April 15ththe Tax Day March
We march to demand that Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, release his tax returns.
1pm - Organizational booths in Civic Center open up 
2pm - Rally in front of Civic Center with special guests 
3pm - March down Market Street  
For more information, go to www.taxmarchsf.org.

On Saturday, April 22nd, join the Scientists March  
Button that says Science not Silence
"It is time for scientists, science enthusiasts, and concerned citizens to come together to protest how the politicization of science, giving policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, has become a critical and urgent matter." Learn more at  marchforsciencesf.com.
11:00 - Rally at Justin Herman Plaza
12:30 - March leaving Justin Herman Plaza to Civic Center Plaza, ending at the Earth Day Celebration. 
Events at Civic Center Plaza will conclude at 6:00.  
To learn more about the Earth Day activities, go to  www.earthdaysf.org.

Of course, these are just a sampling of activities on every front to protect and to expand human rights and dignity as resistance to repressive federal policies. Just "Google" the issue you are most concerned about and include San Francisco to see what else is planned.  
Having Pride UNITI Event Sunday, April 30th
Chester Williams at the microphone at last year's Having Pride UNITI event
Help support the organization that is the backbone of our Bayview Grocery Delivery Network, HP UNITI. They will be hosting their 2017 Queen for the Day Program on
Sunday, April 30 at 5:00 p.m. at the Alex J. Pitcher Room at 1800 Oakdale Avenue (at Phelps Street).  Event will honor women who have been strong leaders and role models in the community.  It will feature wonderful food and an inspiring program. Tickets are available at the door at $35.  Or contact Chester Williams (pictured left), at ckw_webconnect@sbglobal.net.  
Openhouse Begins A New Chapter 
dignitaries posing for a picture in front of new office.
Crowds gathered to celebrate the opening of 55 Laguna senior community and the new home of Openhouse. It was a joyous celebration of this long awaited LGBT welcoming community. But as many speakers ( pictured left) said, it is just a small part of what is needed. You can support the continuing work of Openhouse by supporting their Spring Fling event set for April 30. More information here.
Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events 
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Watch for more details next month   
  • SF Village Transforming Lives and Communities Luncheon. Tues. May 2, 11:30 - www.sfvillage.org for more information.
  • CLC Good Neighbor Volunteer Appreciation Event. Sat. May 6, 1pm-3pm at the ARC, 1500 Howard. Contact kate@sfcommunityliving.org to RSVP.
  • CLC ReServe and Volunteer Opportunity Fair. 
    Wed.  May 24, 9am- 3pm 1187 Franklin Street
     
  • CLC Norma Satten Award Event honoring Eric Mar. Thurs. Sept. 28, 5:30, Marine's Memorial Hotel