See What Your Support Made Possible 
If you have not yet had a chance, take a look at our 2019 Annual Report . It provides a great overview of our programs and the impacts they are having across the City and beyond.  
 
If you like what you see, please help us continue to grow our work in 2020.  We need the hope and the inspirations our neighbors
provide for us and for one another.   Donate here


Action Builds Movement
#EndAgeismSF: Ageism Ends with Action
Although the first phase of San Francisco's EndAgeism.com campaign officially ended in December, you can still find the ads on light poles, transit shelters and more - keep looking for them and sending in photos to us! And stay tuned for more on the next phases of the campaign. 

Mario Martinez_ Leadership Never Gets Old
Xie Ya Yue_ Determination Never Gets Old
Take action yourself to help reframe how we talk about the strengths that endure throughout our lives.
  1. Join EndAgeismSF Facebook group, and post your own stories with the #EndAgeismSF tag.
  2. Visit SF Senior Beat for profiles on some of the older San Franciscans featured in the campaign advertising, including Mario Martinez and Xue Ya Yu
  3. Visit EndAgeism.com and take the pledge. Sign up for emails with tips on how to share the Reframing Aging message.
Struggle to Save Older Adult Classes Goes On
SFCC Chancellor Mark Rocha acted to cut virtually all classes in the Older Adult Program (OLAD), which provide seniors vital help in overcoming isolation and maintaining interests and acuity. City College administrators say the cuts are part of a planned restructuring of City College.

SF Supervisor  Walton has proposed $2.7 million in emergency City fun ding to restore 345 City College classes and is looking for veto-proof support, with a hearing expected in January. Contact your Supervisor to support. Mayor Breed and Dept of Disability and Aging Services are working together to help by saving some of the classes in senior centers by using one time only Dignity Fund dollars. But for City College to target older adults for cuts across its system means the struggle for fairness goes on. 
Masterplan on Aging: Deliberations Move Forward
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Following the big San Francisco kickoff event, the statewide efforts to create a Masterplan on Aging roll forward.  Meetings and deliberation are open to the public online and via call-in line at this website.
The next in-person meeting of the statewide group (and folks can call in to hear the proceedings) is  January 21, 2020: 10:00am-3:00pm at 1414 K Street, Sacramento.  Sign-on to receive emails directly here . Read background  material provided by the SCAN Foundation entitled  Elevating Voices - Strategic Recommendations for the California Masterplan on Aging.    
See Sidewalk Hazards? Report by Calling 311 
The CLC Sidewalk Search Party continues to document sidewalk hazards and other problems. You can simply dial 311 or download the app on your phone.  That way, you can take a photo and send, because sometimes a picture is worth 1000 words.  Join us at our next meeting on  Monday, January 6, 1:30 to 2:30 (new start timeand again on Monday, January 27 from 1:30 to 2:30 at the CLC Office, 1663 Mission Suite 525.  Contact  jennifer@sfcommunityliving.org .  
Join us on January 6 as we get our "ducks in a row" for this year's special "duck-inspired" campaign. We promise fun and a special duck for those who help out. We will also be reviewing our outreach material. 
CLC Events & Activities 

Turkeys Fly to Good Homes for the Holidays 
A holiday tradition continues, thanks to the efforts of so many, to deliver turkeys and fixings to over 1,500 households.   Read the story and see lots of great pictures of this hard working holiday crew! And a special thank you to Glide Memorial United Methodist Church and A. Philip Randolph Institute for donating turkeys and fixings.

Computer, Tablets, and Smart Phones, Oh My!
CLC offers one-on-one tutoring and workshops around the city.  Download a complete list of CLC computer training sites around the City.
CLC has also expanded its classes in Cantonese and Mandarin - get a schedule here.
CLC Highlights Community Networks 
January CLC Presentations & Workshops 
CLC is offering a whole host of interactive and informative workshops.  

Rock Music History - Join Rock Historian Richie Unterberger for this month's presentation Part 1: Rock n' Roll: From Elvis to the Beatles with discussion and vintage clips on Thursday, January 9 from 6:00 to 7:30 at Crocker Amazon Clubhouse, 799 Moscow at Italy. Flyer with more details here.

Healthy Brain Aging  - New CLC workshop is making the rounds of the CC Networks. All welcome to join on Wed. January 22, 10:30 at 415 Edna Street with Sunnyside Community Connectors. Download a flyer here or contact Estelle@sfcommunityliving.org.

Miraloma Ukelele Lessons- New workshop 
Tuesday,  January 7, 2:30 to 3:30 at 350 O'Shaunessy at MCIP Clubhouse. Bring your ukulele and $15 for a songbook. Instructor is Abby Margolis, performer and leader of the Coastside Strummers ukulele group.  Download a flyer here  for more details.
 
Understanding Your Transportation Options
Learn about all the transportation choices and tools to get you where you need to go!   Thursday, January 16 , 10:30 am with Miraloma Community Connectors, 480 Teresita Blvd.  Flyer here. And again  Wednesday 29, 10:30 am with the Sunnyside Community Connectors at 415 Edna Street,  Flyer here.  Presented by SFMTA Paratransit program.
 
Stay Hydrated, Stay Healthy 
Learn why good hydration is so important and how you can do better with the Miraloma Community Connectors, Thursday, January 23, 11:00 to Noon, 480 Teresita Blvd. Flyer here.

Hospital Stay? Know Your Rights!
Learn how to protect yourself, your loved ones and those you care for.  Thursday, January 23, 2:45 - 3:45 , Inner Sunset Community Connectors, 850 Judah. Flyer here.
Check out our online event calendar or download print versions by neighborhood: 

Our newsest network,  Crocker Amazon Community Connectors , will begin hosting activities in January.  For more information, contact Patti Spaniak at (415) 821-1003 ext. 106 or  patti@sfcommunityliving.org
Senior Power Can Get You Moving in Many Ways
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FREE workshop for seniors, their families, friends & caregivers to learn about Housing Options for Seniors &  People with Disabilities  Thursday, January 9, 10:00 am at the Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th  Avenue. Handouts, Qigong exercises & raffle prizes and translation into Cantonese available. Check out their website at www.sfseniorpower.com.   For more info, download a flyer here, or contact Margaret Graf at  opoygan1@yahoo.com or 415-652-4751.
Celebrations In the Networks In Pictures!
Promoting Wellness and Friendship  - One Network at a Time
Enjoy our photo album of many of our December celebrations by clicking the links to visit the news section of our website.
  
For more info on Community Connector networks, contact Patti Spaniak  at (415) 821-1003 ext. 106 or  patti@sfcommunityliving.org .
CLC Employment and Learning Opportunities 
Check Out Current SF ReServe Job  Opportunities 
SF ReServe sends a big thanks to all Partners and ReServists, past and present, for your support & advocacy. 

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Talent never grows old.  Bringing together talent and purpose-driven work is what happens when Partners and ReServists are matched.  Please join us in the New Year to continue expanding the opportunities for  employment by recommending non-profits and small businesses that are anchors in their communities, as well as friends and family looking for part-time work.
 
The following are open positions around the City - click this link to be more info.
Learn more about these and other work opportunities at a friendly  " First Impressions" session. C ontact  john@sfcommunityliving.org  for more info. 
More Events and Resources To Know About 
Dignity Fund Service Providers Work Group Meetings Resumes
Dignity Fund legislation created a Service Providers Working Group to provide an opportunity for service providers to keep informed and give input to the implementation of Dignity Fund planning and Implementation.  The Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly and the Dignity Fund Coalition are hosting the four meetings this year.  Service providers invited  Monday, January 13, 3:45 - 5:00 pm at Catholic Charities, 990 Eddy Street.  The SPWG will immediately follow the CASE meeting, which starts at 2:00 and will feature  Louise Aronson. 

Dignity Fund Coalition will gather for their next meeting on January 22 from 2:30 to  4:00 at 825 Howard Street. 

IHSS Program Facing Major Deadline 
As you may know, there is a new Federal mandate that requires all In-Home
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Supportive Services (IHSS) recipients and their care providers to enroll in an Electronic Timesheet System (ETS) by June 30, 2020. This means the City needs to enroll over 45,000 IHSS recipients and their care providers into ETS in the next 6 months!
 
The Dept. of Disability & Aging Services is hosting in-service presentations on ETS for community service providers. The next one is  Jan. 9, 2020 10:00 - 11:30am  170 Otis Street, Born Auditorium    Please sign-up for a session at  https://ihssevv.eventbrite.com .

IHSS Providers and Recipients can attend targeted workshops - download flyers with dates here English, Vietnamese, Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese and Russian
If you would like more info, please contact   Luciana.Tsay@sfgov.org.
Local Leader Wins More Honors 
Janet Tom, reference librarian at the San Francisco Public Library, is a winner of this year's I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized for her leadership in her community and commitment to transforming lives, she is one of only 10 librarians in the country to receive this national honor out of nearly 2000 nominees. Learn more about her Library Award here.  Janet was also winner of the Good Neighbor Award from CLC and St. Francis Square (see more here).
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, as well as end economic and other barriers to aging in our own homes and neighborhoods. Learn more.