Move Into Action 
Loneliness & Brain Health
Community Connector Patti Spaniak has put together a lecture on Brain Health 
& Loneliness with Dr. Serggio Lanata and Phaedra Bell and from UCSF, in conversation with Glenda Hope from CLC's Community Connector Program. Join us on March 13th at 6pm at St. Anne's of the Sunset.  See attached flyer for more information and directions

About one in 11 Americans age 50 and older lacks a spouse, partner or living child, census figures and other research show. That amounts to about eight million people in the U.S. without close kin, the main source of companionship in old age, and their share of the population is projected to grow. Read more at  "The Loneliest Generation"(Dec. 2018) 
Don't Let Us Get Left Out
Three City departments are seeking input from seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers to better understand the needs around affordable housing and community services.  This is an opportunity to ensure that the voices and concerns of older adults and people with disabilities are incorporated within multiple 5 year strategic planning processes, so please share with your community! Survey is now available in  English , Spanish, Chinese , Vietnamese , Russian , Samoan , and Filipino Let your Voice Be Heard!!

Upcoming CLC Events & Activities 
CLC Computer Lab - Something for Everyone 
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Interested in preserving pictures and documents? Bring  your photos, post cards, letters and  other keepsakes and we can help you save  digital copies that  you can share,  store, and more - for free! Stop by on  Wed. March 6 & March 20 from 10:00 to Noon for free help. 
Looking for work? Get help uploading job applications and filling in online applications. 
Want to learn about the Digital Passport to Learning program?
Download a full schedule here or just search our online calendar.    Email  Peter@sfcommunityliving.org  if you have question.
Seeking Employment? Let Us Support You
ReServe's is hosting a new workshop series in partnership with the YWCA,
It is set for Wednesday, March 27 from 9:00 to 4:00 at 1663 Mission, Suite 525.  Are you a woman 50+ looking for employment? Looking for a workshop to help you tell your success story? If interested in registering or  receiving  more information, call 415-821-1003 ex. 101 or sfreserve@sfcommunityliving.org

SF ReServe March Office Hours at 1663 Mission, Suite 525:
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 12:00 to 4:00
Thursday & Friday 11:30 to 3:00

And Save the Date - May 2 from 9:30 to 2:00 for the upcoming
Work Matters Forum at the Unitarian Conference Center, 1187 Franklin Street.

SF ReServe is growing and we are seeking a Program Director - download job announcement here or go to our website. We send a big thank you to Alicia Crawford (below left) for all her efforts to launch the original program as she returns to being a full-time student and to Louise Vogel (below right) and the SF ReServe Team.  
Empowering Elders Workshop - 
Your Rights During A Hospital Stay 
Save the Date for this joint Community Living Campaign, California Alliance for Retired Americans and Senior & Disability Action workshop to learn more about how to best survive a hospital stay.  Thursday, April 11, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Unitarian Church, 1188 Franklin. 
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Dignity Fund Coalition Vetting
and  Supporting  Leaders
Th e Dignity Fund Coalition (DFC) recently hosted a session to encourage older adults and adults with disabilities to lend their experience and wisdom to one of the many SF Civic Commissions and Advisory Groups. If you missed the session, the DFC is available to help you "learn the ro pes" to join one of these Civic groups.  More information here .  The next Dignity Fund Coalition meeting will be Wednesday, March 27 from 2:30 to 4:30 at 825 Howard Street. Get an update on how funding is changing because of the Dignity Fund Charter Amendment.
Creating Connections 
Get Involved!
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CLC has volunteer opportunities - help people learn basic computer skills (and the joys of being online), help deliver groceries to those in need, help in the office with Wordpress updates, editing video or writing, and other outreach projects. Visit CLC's Volunteer Opportunity page to learn more.
Keep up with the Beat...
SF Senior Beat!
Learn what was discovered in this latest article posted on Senior Beat. Meet Peggy Coster, who is also involved in CLC's VIP Program. Visit this online destination that amplifies the voices and share the lives and experiences of our City's older residents.  Have ideas for a story?  Email info@sfseniorbeat.com .  
CLC Program Spotlight - Food Networks 
Last month, we highlighted how our neighborhood food networks had beenhonored with the Keeping the Spirit Alive Award by the SF Recreation and Parks Department. Learn more about how these networks "run" and how local good neighbors help them reach those in need.     See more on our website here.
CLC Highlights Community Networks 
Weaving Networks with Activities and Friendship
Our Community Connector programs build networks of neighbors and friends by coordinating a range of local activities and outreach for seniors and people with disabilities
Cayuga Community Connectors
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Join neighbors at 2525 Alemany Blvd on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:45 for Always Active exercise class. Check  Cayuga's calendar for Memoir writing, Litquake Elder writing, chair yoga, Tai Chi, dancing and so much more. Or follow their adventures on  Facebook. For more info, contact  patti@cayugaconnectors.org.

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Miraloma Park Community Connectors
Join neighbors for exercise class from 10:30am - 11:30am on Tues. and Thurs. at  480 Teresita Blvd, and Wed. from 10:30-11:30am at 350 O'Shaughnessy Blvd. Stay after for workshops and social events, like the recent information about devices to assist with hearing loss.  View Miraloma's calendar for the times of Exercise Classes. For info,  darlene@sfcommunityliving.org

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Merced Extension Community Connectors
MET Community Connectors meets 1:30pm- 2:30pm on  Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am-11:00am for exercise class, followed by healthy snacks. The Always Active Program is at the heart this Connector Network, as well most of our other neighborhood networks. View  Merced Extension's calendar for Always Active Senior Exercise Classes, coffee hour, and more. For info email  marina@sfcommunityliving.org.

Inner Sunset Community Connectors 
This rapidly growing network meets at St. Anne's of the Sunset on  Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 for exercise, followed by refreshments and other activities. 
For more information,  view the Inner Sunset calendar, contact  marina@sfcommunityliving.org.
Midtown Terrace Community Connectors
Supported by funds from Supervisor Yee, this newest network is star ting to  grow by hosting Always Active Exercise classes - see calendar here. Always Active exercise classes are on Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:30pm-2:30pm  at Forest Hills Christian Church. To get involved, contact patti@cayugaconnectors.org , or stay tuned until next month for more details!
Senior Power March Meeting: "Help Wanted"
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Guest Speaker: Rowena Fontanos, BASW, MNA, will share information about Aging & Disability Centers (ADRCs) in SF that offer free information & assistance on issues affecting older people & people with disabilities, regardless of income.  Raffle prizes will be given.
Thursday, March 14 at 10:00 am
Taraval Police Station,  2345 24th Ave (& Taraval). For more information, contact Margaret Graf at opoygan1@yahoo.com

Before You Leave, Check Out These Great Resources 
DEEP Workshops - Still Time to Sign up 
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Diabetes Education and Empowerment Program (DEEP)  These important sessions are co-sponsored by 30th Street Senior Center/On Lok and the Department of Aging and Adult Services. 

Ingleside Branch Library (English)
1298 Ocean Ave.
415-355-32898 (Nina) or 415-550-2257 (Marina)
Saturdays, Mar 2 to Apr 6, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
 
OMI Senior Center (Cantonese)
65 Beverly St, SF, CA 94132
415-334-5550 (Tiffany Huyuh) or 415-337-6533 (Patti Cheung)
Wednesdays, Mar 13 to Apr 17, 12:30-2:30 pm
Street and Pedestrian Safety for Adults 
People First and the Community Living Campaign are hosting a fun,  upbeat workshop on Friday, March 8 from 3:30 to 5:30pm at CLC, 1663 Mission Suite 525. Session will provide adults practice in skills they can use to take charge of their safety while on foot or using wheelchairs or scooters.  Download flyer in English and Spanish here for more info and to share. For more info, email Jennifer@sfcommunityliving.org.
Aging While Female: Re-imagined 
Author Ashton Applewhite is returning to SF for a special presentation at the Institute on Aging on Friday, March 15 from 7:00 to 8:30pm, 3575 Geary BlvdWhat makes aging different for women - and so much harder than it has to be? How does the double whammy of ageism and sexism affect women's health, income and well-being? 

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Learn About Medicare &  Become a HICAP  Volunteer
Self-Help for the Elderly is hosting a training for new volunteers wanting to provide Medicare benefits counseling.  It will start the week of  April 8 - 11. To learn more and to sign up, contact  Charito Aquino, the  HICAP - Community Outreach Coordinator  at charitoa@selfhelpelderly.org or call  677-7524.   More info on HICAP here.
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What It Takes To Be 'At Home With Growing Older'?
The challenges of growing older require active inquiry. At Home with Growing Older (AHWGO) is a multi-disciplinary group of professionals who have come together to re-envision the aging experience. They present monthly events with top-notch speakers on a wide variety of topics. Use their resources to look beyond your own discipline, both for your professional work and your personal aging decisions. Use their collective experience to create environments that support people as they age.
San Francisco Public Library Newsletter Tells All
Library of the Year Winner 2018
About the fantastic range of events and resources at the network of San Francisco libraries.  You can sign up for their monthly newsletter and be reminded of great offerings in your neighborhood by the best library in the country.   Learn More Here.

Be My Eyes: A Resource for Those with Vision Loss
Be My Eyes - Bringing Sight to Blind and Low Vision People
Be My Eyes - Bringing Sight to Blind and Low Vision People
BE MY EYES helps people who are blind or experience vision loss be less isolated. A blind or a low-vision user may need help with anything from checking expiry dates, distinguishing colors, reading instructions or navigating new surroundings. Through the live video call, you and a volunteer can communicate  directly and solve a problem.  Download Be My Eyes app on your phone and start helping today!
About the Community Living Campaign

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The Community Living Campaign (CLC) works to bring community, joy,  learning, and health to seniors and people with disabilities in San Francisco.  We seek to empower older people and adults with disabilities to come together, organize, and use their many skills and interests to reduce isolation and end economic and other barriers to aging in their own homes and neighborhoods. Learn more.