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Help Warm Our New Office with Fun and Friendship 
We are excited to show off our new office with an open house and office warming on Thursday, January 25 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at 1663 Mission Street Suite 525. R.S.V.P. here on Eventbrite. Please help us get the things we need as we move from a 200 sq. ft. to a 2,100 sq. ft. space with room for a computer lab, trainings, collaborative work, and socializing.  
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Mayor Lee with Dignity Dog
In Memorium - Mayor Ed Lee 
Mayor Ed Lee's untimely passing was a very sad day for San Franciscans. Our hearts are with his family and friends. We're grateful for the many ways he helped seniors and adults with disabilities throughout his lifetime. As Mayor, this included more funding for services and housing including support for Prop. I, the Dignity Fund. 

Mayor Lee, we thank you and we miss you. 
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Dignity Fund Moves Forward with Your Input
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A big thanks to so many of you for sharing your thoughts and experiences over the past few months so that the new Dignity Fund dollars bring the best and most-needed services to life.  

DAAS (Department of Aging and Adult Services) staff and consultants will make initial presentations on their survey and community input findings at the following sessions: 

Oversight Advisory Group (OAC) - Mon. Jan. 22, 3:00 to 5:00 PM, 1650 Mission St.
Service Providers Working Group - Wed. Feb. 14, 3:00 to 5:00 PM, 1650 Mission St. 
 
Our next step is to develop a community strategy for this budget year for the Dignity Fund. Join us at the next Dignity Fund Coalition meeting on January 24 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm at 825 Howard Street.  To make sure you get the latest updates on the Dignity Fund, please join the DFC email list.
Join the CARA Action Team to Protect Our Earned Benefits
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The GOP  Leadership has already indicated that their tax bill is just the first step in their attack on our earned benefits, turning 2018 into an all-out fight. Analysis after analysis confirms this tax bill is a disaster for California. It triggers automatic cuts to Medicare, undermines the Affordable Care Act, imperils Social Security, and increases taxes for many middle-class and low-income families just to give the wealthiest among us yet another undeserved advantage.  
 
We need to support statewide actions and one great way is to support and take our lead from the California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA). 


Women's March Calls Us All  To Take to the Streets
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The Community Living Campaign will once again participate in this year's Women's March on January 20. The rally at Civic Center Plaza starts at 12:00 PM, with the march at 2:00 PM .  

Our Upcoming Events 
Today's Earthquake: A Reminder to Be Prepared 
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Join the FDR Democratic Club for a critical community conversation about disaster preparedness. Hear from experts, access resources, and learn how you can advocate for your rights. This event will be held on Monday, January 29 at 6:00 PM at the  LightHouse for the Blind and Visually  Impaired,  1155 Market St., 10th Floor.
 
Co-sponsored by the LightHouse for the Blind and Visusally Impaired, Independent Living Resource Center SF, and the Community Living Campaign. Download a flyer here.
Our New Office is Now a Hub for Computer Learning 
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NOW AT: 1663 Mission Street Suite 525
Mondays,  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
We are officially moving our main hub for computer training and tutoring to our new office at 1663 Mission Street, Suite 525. As we get computers and an updated training program in place, you can come by for any of the following:

HELP Desk - bring your smart phone, tablet, or computer and get guidance our how to use and how to solve problems.  
Preserving Memories - get help scanning photos and documents for safe keeping. Bring your own flash drive or purchase one of ours at a discounted price.
General Tutoring and Support - help available for PC and Mac. See schedule here. 

Questions? Contact Judy at judyauda@yahoo.com .
Free Computer Classes and Tutoring Across SF 
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Our fabulous Community Connectors and trainers offer free classes and tutoring in computer labs and senior centers throughout San Francisco - in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi.  Download the full schedule or see our online calendar

Questions? Contact Judy at  415-821-1003, ext. 109 or at judyauda@yahoo.com
CLC Highlights 
1,400 Turkeys Fly to Good Homes for the Holidays 
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Scores of volunteers rallied to deliver turkeys and fixings to those in need on December 13th. A heartfelt "thank you" goes out to those who made this wonderful gift possible: the Glide Food Program, SF Public Health Foundation, Community Living Campaign, and donors who responded to our call for help in last month's newsletter. Learn more and see pictures   of this year's outpouring of help and support to neighbors in need in the south part of the City. 
Building Community, Neighbor to Neighbor 
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The spirit of community and neighborliness has grown so much over the years at St. Francis Square Cooperative in the Western Addition/Japantown. This in large part because of the commitment to celebrate the gifts and talents of its members, including hosting quarterly birthday celebrations.

St. Francis Square was our first "Community Connector" Program and remains strong and growing today. Want to reweave community in your neighborhood? CLC will soon begin workshops on how to do this.  If interested in learning more, contact marie@sfcommunityliving.org.
Let's Help More Seniors and People with Disabilities Find Part-Time Work in 2018  
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We are so excited about our SF ReServe program, which places older adults and people with disabilities in part-time and project-based work at nonprofits in San Francisco. We just finished the pilot phase and now have nearly 30 ReServists on-the-job. But there are many more highly skilled and motivated folks eagerly waiting in the wings, eager for employment!

Do you work for an organization that could use some extra capacity? Whatever your needs are, we will help find you a match from our our vetted pool of experienced ReServists. We take care of all the paperwork and you get a talented new member of your team! Learn more.
Good Neighbor Spotlight: Delfina Pelayo is All 
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About Hospitality and Helping
We are delighted to recognize Delfina as our 2017 Good Neighbor Honoree for the many hours she volunteers with the Cayuga Community Connectors. "Defina's joie de vivre overflows into enthusiasm for the work and events of Cayuga Community Connectors, warm hugs and fabulous baked goods," said Glenda Hope. Read more about Delfina. Do you want to  help our neighbors continue to age and thrive in their communities? Check out our volunteer opportunities.
Miraloma Park Starts New Connector Program 
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Thanks to support from Supervisor Norman Yee and technical assistance from CLC, Miraloma Park neighbors will launch a Community Connector program with organizing support from Darlene Ramlose (pictured right).
Our Community Connector program builds networks of supportive neighbors and friends who can help look out for each other. The program will launch soon on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.   

Other Upcoming Events
Initial City Budget Presentation January 8
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Each year,  we start the public budget planning process with a hearing sponsored by the Human Service Agency and the Department of Aging and Adult Services. This year, the session will be  January 8 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM at 170 Otis in the Born Auditorium Download flyer with more information here.
Senior & Disability Action Hosts Open House (and Seeks New "Roommate")
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SDA has transformed its office with support from the Non-profit Mitgation Fund and is hosting an open house on Friday, January 19 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at 1360 Mission Street Suite 400. Come take a look at their renewed digs.
They also have 3 small offices available to rent to nonprofits, starting  January 1st . Great location (near City Hall), use of a conference room, copier and other amenities, and affordable rents. Call Sarah or Jessica at  (415) 546-1333  or email  sarah@sdaction.org .
About the Community Living Campaign

The Community Living Campaign (CLC) works to bring community, joy, learning, and health to more seniors and people with disabilities in San Francisco.  We seek to empower seniors and people 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.