July 2019: Action Builds Movement
Job Fair Focused On Older Adults Set for August 5

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An Older Adult-focused Job Fair will be held Monday, August 5 from 10am-2pm at the War Memorial building, 401 Van Ness Avenue. Join Mayor London Breed and a host of potential employers and resource agencies. If you are serious about getting a full time or part-time job and have skills and tale nts you are ready to share, come with resumes in hand and be prepared to meet potential employers and perhaps land an interview that day.  The event is being sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development in partnership with the Dignity Fund Coalition, the SF Department of Aging & Adult Services, and a network of other organizations. Sign-up today on Eventbrite.  And  download a list of participating employers here
More of Us Are Getting Old - Does California Have a Plan? Come find out..
Save the Date - Friday, September 20th, 1:30 to 3:30. 
Doors open at Noon with information & resources of interest to all. The event will be at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero - Main Floor Ballroom.
The event is being co-sponsored by the San Francisco Long Term Care Coordinating Council and the Dignity Fund Coalition with support from the Metta Fund and the SCAN Foundation. Visit the Dignity Fund Website after August 15 to register. This event will be simultaneously interpreted in Spanish, Chinese and ASL.
Want to learn more about the Masterplan for Aging? Read this great Op Ed in the SF Chronicle by Jeannee Parker Martin
Senior Beat Features Those Who Inspire Us 
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Visit  www.sfseniorbeat.com or "like" their facebook page to learn about new  articles when posted.  Here's a  shortcut to the latest story  about Mary Rose Mitchell's adventure  chasing down the family tree: tripping over software, relatives' impatience - and longevity.  And find other great new stories added this month. The site now includes a calendar of events and a way you can add your organization's events.  Check it out!
Upcoming CLC Events & Activities 
CLC Annual Award Event is coming September 26
Save the Date_ Celebrate with Us on Septeber 26_ 2019. Community Living Campaign Gala
Our Annual Gala is coming up on Thursday, September 26 from 6:00 to 8:30. This year, we are pleased to honor Michael Blecker, Executive Director of Swords to Plowshares.  Support the outreach and advocacy efforts of the Community Living Campaign. 
For more information, you can  download a Sponsor Packet here.
New Pilot Project to Reduce Transit Barriers 
CLC is looking for just the right person to be a part of a new effort to reduce transportation barriers and help individuals access health and related services. The pilot is a partnership between the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, SF Accessible Services, the SF Department of Public Health, the Potrero and Southeast Health Center and CLC, who will hire two part-time transportation liaisons through our SF ReServe Program who will be stationed first at the Potrero Hill Health Center. See job description here.   If you are interested or would like more information, contact Jamie@sfcommunityliving.org. 

Join the Safe Sidewalk Search Party 
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There has been some progress on the list of sidewalk problems on the block between the  CLC Office and the Market/South Van Ness transit hub - but not enough. We've invited the MTA back, and are helping folks learn how to use the 311 app to report and track progress on complaints. Join the Facebook page to stay up-to-date on progress. T he next meeting of this group will be Monday, August 12, 1:00 to 2:30 at the CLC Office.  For more info, contact Jennifer Walsh at jennifer@sfcommunityliving.org .  
How to Use Social Media for Advocacy
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Join Senior and Disability Action and Community Living Campaign to learn how you can use Social Media  to make the City better for you and your community. Molly Hankwitz will teach the class that  will cover how to use social media programs (Facebook and Instagram) to promote causes and campaigns. Four sessions on Fridays, August 16, 23, 30, Sept 6, 10 am - Noon at  1360 Mission Street, Suite 400 (between 9th &10th Streets). The SDA  office is scent free. Please do not wear fragrances (perfume, cologne, etc.), in order to keep their space accessible to people with all disabilities.  For more information please call 415-546-1333.  
CLC Highlights Community Networks 
Promoting Wellness - One Network at a Time 
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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. Click the links below to view each neighborhood's calendar of activities.  

** Inner Sunset Community Connectors will move back to St. Anne's after August 8. Always Active will continue to be Mon. & Thurs. 1:30 to 2:30, but it has been filling up early. For safety reasons, we need to limit class size to no more than 38 people.  For more info on Community Connector networks, contact Patti Spaniak at (415) 821-1003 ext. 106 or  patti@sfcommunityliving.org .
August Presentations & Workshops 
CLC is offering a whole host of interactive and informative workshops that are making the rounds in our networks and beyond. Here is a sampling: 

Calling All Writers:  
Writing Workshop
Exercising in Miraloma
90s and still going strong
Fall Prevention Workshop
Cayuga neighbors
Writing For Remembering on Wednesdays, August 7, 21, 28 in Cayuga, 2525 Alemany (flyer)
Memoir Writing every Monday 10:30-11:30  in Sunnyside, 419 Hearst Ave.
Memoir Writing every other Monday, 2:30-3:30 in the Inner Sunset. August 5 at 1290 5th Ave and August 19 at St. Annes (corner of Funston and Judah. Use the entrance on Funston.) (flyer)

Health and Wellness:
Herbal Supplements & Vitamins
August 8, 11:30 in Miraloma Park, 480 Teresita (flyer)
August 14, 10:30 in Sunnyside at 415 Edna St. (flyer)
Holistic Fall Prevention:
August 21, 11:00 in Sunnyside at 415 Edna St. (flyer)
August 28, 11:00 in Cayuga at 2525 Alemany (flyer)
Hearing Screenings in OMI  (must have signed up at last month's Aging While Black event)  (flyer)
Chair Yoga or Dance (alternate weeks):
Fridays, 11:00 in Cayuga, 2525 Alemany (flyer)

Boomer Talks:  Rare Woodstock,  Part II
August 7, 6:00-7:30 at Excelsior Works, 5000 Mission St. (flyer)
Learn About the Home Match Program:
August 7, 2:45 in Midtown Terrace at 
250 Laguna Honda Blvd.
August 22, 11;30 in Miraloma Park at 480 Teresita

And Save these Dates in September!
Miraloma Park - Aging in Style - September 5 & 12, 11:30 to 1:30, 480 Teresita Blvd. (flyer
Sunnyside - Celebrating Mexico - September 11
OMI - Photo Walk and Instagram with Harvey Castro in partnership with the Ingleside Branch Library, September 20, 2:00-5:00 

For more information, contact Patti Spaniak  at (415) 821-1003 ext. 106 or  patti@sfcommunityliving.org . 
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Senior Power Promotes Brain Health 
Join this growing network in the Outer Sunset.  Their next gathering will be  Thursday, August 8, 10:00 am at the Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th  Avenue.  Guest speaker will be Anna Chodos from UCSF talking about reducing the risks and maintaining brain health. For more info, contact Margaret Graf at  opoygan1@yahoo.com or 415-652-4751.
CLC Employment and Learning Opportunities 
CLC Computer Lab: Something for Everyone 
We welcome older adults and people with disabilities to use our computer lab at 1663 Mission Street most weekdays between 10am and 4pm. 
Interested in signing up for future workshops and classes? Contact estelle@sfcommunityliving.org.
More Job Opportunities on the Way

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The SF ReServe team has expanded (welcome  John Edmiston!) and has held five First Impression sessions in the past month, including at the Older Women's League (O.W.L), Richmond Senior Center, SF Village and two of the CLC Connector Networks. The team met many engaged older workers and adults with disabilities who we look forward to supporting in finding employment opportunities aligned with their talents.  
Current job openings here and more on the way.
Come  visit us at the Job Fair on August 5 (see above).  For more information, contact Jamie Goddard,  Jamie@sfcommunityliving.org .
Covia Helps Seniors Get "Well Connected" to Tech 
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Join CLC trainers by phone or computer for our Passport to the Digital World series through Covia's Well Connected Program on Fridays from 1:00--2:00pm. Topics include Online Safety, Social Media, Health Information. Identifying Fake News, Finding Healthy Recipes, Online Fun, and Job and Volunteer Opportunities. 

Well Connected (formerly knows as "Senior Center Without Walls") is a phone and
onlin e program offering activities, education, friendly  conversation, and an assortment of topics accessible from the comfort of home.  

Learn more about these sessions and others at  covia.org/services/well-connected .  To register, call 877-797-7299 or email coviaconnections@covia.org . View the current catalog here.
More Events and Resources To Know About 
Getting There Together Event Sept. 8, 11 to 4 
Be part of a celebration of all ages and abilities!  The inaugural Getting There Together event is a signature citywide celebration of San Francisco seniors and adults with disabilities. Presented by CASE (Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly) in partnership with Livable City/Sunday Streets, the Department of Aging and Adult Services, Age and Disability Friendly San Francisco, and the Dignity Fund Coalition, the event will bring together seniors, people with disabilities, service providers, City officials, and the general public to celebrate and ensure San Francisco is a great place to live and age.  Learn More Here.

When Immigrants Need Legal Help...
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You can help those with immigration issues find assistance through the website immigrants.sfgov.org. If someone needs immediate help because they have been detained by ICE,  call the  SF Rapid Response Network 24 hour hotline at ( 415) 200-1548. 
Housing Bond Heads to November 2019 Ballot  
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A $600 million affordable housing bond measure is headed for the  Nov ember ballot, including dedicated funding for senior housing A t the next meeting of the Dignity Fund Coalition, we will assess how the DFC and its members can mobilize to help win the 2/3 majority needed to pass the measure. 
We will also work on outreach for the September 20 Ma sterplan on Aging event,for which the Dignity Fund Coalition is a co-sponsor. See more info above. The next Dignity Fund Coalition meeting on 
Wed., August 28, 2:30 to 4:30
at ILRC, 825 Howard St.  
And thanks to Mayor Breed, Supervisors Sandra Fewer and Norman Yee, the Dignity Fund will grow as the Mayor signs this new two-year budget.  
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 our many skills and interests to reduce isolation and end economic and other barriers to aging in our own homes and neighborhoods. Learn more.