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You Took Action 
Budget Rally And Advocacy Leads to Good Results 
Rally on steps of City Hall
CLC and other members of the Budget Justice Coalition and the Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly worked hard to bring a list of funding priorities to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors.  CLC focused on putting seniors and adults with disabilities to work to help address the issues.  
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woman with sign that says we have experience and skills
man in a wheelchair with a sign that says Experienced Community Organizer
man with a sign that says Experienced Tech Tutor
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ducks in a row
An enthusiastic rally, hours of testimony (1 minute at a time), walking the halls, talking with staff, and a final push on Wednesday night led to the initial list of "add-backs" posted the next day on Budget Chair Malia Cohen's site.  

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CLC delivered scores of "worker ducks" with messages about the importance of employment to seniors and adults with disabilities and to the future of the city.  The final list included $600,000 to employment programs focused on seniors and adults with disabilities. 

First of two votes on the Final Budget - Tuesday, July 24.   In the meantime we will work to keep our ducks in a row!

Congratulations to Mayor-Elect London Breed! 
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mayor elect London Breed
In a close, competitive race, London Breed pulled ahead to claim the job of Mayor to the City and County San Francisco. She is assembling her staff and preparing for the inauguration, scheduled for July 11 at City Hall. The Dignity Fund Coalition has invited Mayor-elect Breed to another Town Hall for a dialogue about the priorities now, and in the future with required re-election vote November 2019. We wish our new Mayor much success. 
CLC Highlights 
Be a Part of our Future - Sign on As A Sponsor 

Event chair, Debby Satten, speaks to early
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post card to save the date of Sept. 20
event sponsors as we prepare 
to celebrate our community and launch another decade of awareness and action.  We would welcome your investment in our future through sponsorships. You can download a sponsor form or simply contribute online. Early sponsors are listed on the invitation.

Thursday, September 20
6:00-8:30 pm
Cocktail Buffet
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street, San Francisco

We are especially pleased to honor  Ashley C. McCumber  with the Norma Satten Community  Service Innovation Award.  Learn more about this event and our honoree here.   Questions? Please call (415) 821-1003 x101.
Reporters Keep the News Local and Engaging 
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Our new 'Senior Beat' covers news of interest to seniors as well as showcases what older people have to offer the rest of the City's residents: their experiences, their opinions, their stories.  Here are the latest offerings: 

Bay Area Senior Games: Running, swimming, cycling, you name it, San Franciscans are winners


Senior Beat stories are published on CLC's blog as well as in several neighborhood newspapers.  See more Senior Beat stories here .
Connect with Tech 
Use Your Passport - Win An iPad 
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There's a whole digital world waiting for you, your
friends, and colleagues. Learn how to get started and safely find your way to information, connections, and fun online with the SF Tech Council's digital literacy project: Passport to the Digital World

Learn more on the SF Tech Council website. Contact passport@sftechcouncil.org  for info about where to get your passport, as well as resources for "learners" and "teachers".  This pilot will lead to a celebration in October where seniors and people with disabilities who have started a passport will be entered into a drawing for an iPad and other cool prizes.  

Get Your Passport At the CLC Lab  
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You can get your Digital Passport and start the journey at our computer lab at 1663 Mission Street, Suite 525.  T he lab is staffed most days from 10:00 to 4:00.  
Come by to learn new skills, get help, and hang out!
Start on your Digital Passport, use one of our touch-screen PCs, get general help on your  smart phone, tablet, or laptops, or scan and save photos letters and documents.  

Download a full schedule here . Or just search our online calendar. We are  seeking volunteers  to help keep the lab open for additional hours and days. For more information, please contact lizette@sfcommunityliving.org .
Preserving Memories All Over the City  
At our Preserving Memories events, participants bring photos and learn how to scan them, save, and share with friends and family. In June, we went out to  Aquatic Park Senior Center. Scan photos, documents, even 3D objects. And with our newest scanner, you'll be able to scan slides too. Want to schedule your own scanning event? Make a date by emailing info@sfcommunityliving.org

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man and grandson scanning
Who Has the Best Library in the Country?  
San Francisco!  
The country's foremost Library journal has declared San Francisco Public Library at the best library in the country in 2018.   The journal wrote: 

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SFPL Library Team - It Takes a Village. 
Photo by Jason Doiy
"A model and inspiration  for
public libraries worldwide, the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL)-with its committed staff, transformational leadership, amazing array of programs, partnerships, popularity, and community connections - is the 2018 Gale/LJLibrary of the Year. 

SFPL's aggressive yet compassionate approach and the resulting services, outreach, alliances, and innovation offer new directions public libraries everywhere can apply to their services."

Upcoming Events 
Help Us Build Connections - 'Like' Us on Facebook!
Our Community Connector programs are using Facebook to share what they are doing and inspiring others as they build networks of neighbors and friends. 
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"Like" Cayuga Community Connectors here
See more pictures of recent Good Neighbor honorees Marvin and Tony (pictured right) on Facebook. 
Check out Cayuga's calendar  for Chair Yoga, Boomer events, Learning about Kitchen Herbs, Freedom from Falls, and much more at 2525 Alemany and other local sites .  
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View Miraloma's calendar for the times of Always Active Exercise Classes, Emergency Preparedness , and more at Cornerstone Trinity Church Hall, 480 Teresita Blvd. 


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View Merced Extension's calendar for the  Always Active Senior Exercise Class, coffee hour, and more. Neighbors enjoy a recent workshop on Recycling.  They gather twice a week at 201 Head Street.

Reframing Aging Webinar 
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Learn how the SF Dept. of  Aging and Adult Services is working on both the macro and micro levels to adopt and implement a  Reframing  Aging initiative across the Department, as well as with community partners and service providers.  The free Webinar  is  Monday, July 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  

Presenters include  Shireen McSpadden, DAAS Executive Director;  Anni Chung CEO of Self-Help for the Elderly;  Joe Molica, Senior Communications Manager at SF Human Services Agency.  Sponsored by Grantmakers in  Aging , this web seminar is free and includes complimentary CEUs.  


We Need to Pause and Reflect 
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We will take a break from our regular monthly email newsletter in August to update our mailing lists, re-think our newsletter format, better integrate our outreach through social media and more. But don't worry, we will be back in September - Recharged and ready to go!
To keep up with what's happening in August, be sure to like our Facebook pages (see above) and check our online calendar

And Now for Something Personal - and Fun!
As a proud mom, I just had to invite you to the first performance in San Francisco of New Ground Theatre Dance Company, with lead company member Rebecca Fazio.  It is part of a double bill with a theater performance. 
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Shekinah - A dance story about our "split" in today's society, and an ancient wisdom that will revive us...the human heart connection.
Also featuring:

Watch Yourself - A female detective in the 1940's must solve a mystery to prevent sabotage at the shipyards in San Francisco before more live are lost in this short play.  

This is a production of ArtsUnityMovement performed at Magic Theatre, Building D, Fort Mason Center, on Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21 at 8:00 p.m.
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.