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Celebrating Our Work Together 
Photo of Becky Fazio and Bert Houle posing in _Old School_ and _Old_s Cool_ tee shirts
photo of auction cards at CLC event
Our September 28th Annual Award Event is
just around the corner.  We want to thank Kaiser Permanente, our lead sponsor and other early sponsors and donors. We invite you and your organization to join the list , to be featured on our website and souvenir program book. We have more fun planned again this year, with a program that includes a salute to Eric Mar, winner of the Norma Satten Innovation Award; our Silent Auction; a raffle; a return of vocalist Johnnie and those crowd pleasers Becky Fazio and Bert Houle (pictured right). And there is more - fun photo ops, good food, no host bar, and an inspiring program. Spend the evening with old friends and new colleagues. What more could you ask for? 

photo of CLC event - full room of people seated at tables_ listening to speaker
Toward A More Just and Equitable Budget 
Dignity Coalition Receives Leadership Award 
photo of Dignity Fund Coalition members at the FDR Democratic Club_s annual awards
The FDR Democratic Club honored the Dignity Fund Coalition at their annual leadership award event.  Coalition members who attended are pictured right, and the leaders from the Club and other awardees are below. 

Join the Coalition for a continuing update on the budget and schedule for fund disbursement at the n ext meeti ng, which will be  Wednesday,  August 23 from 2:30 to 4:30 at ILRC, 825 Howard St.  Help support the continuing advocacy of the Dignity Fund Coalition by becoming an official member.
 
Photo of FDR club members and 2017 award winners
photo of glass award
Bridging the Digital Divide 
CLC Computer Trainers Around the City 

We are back at Valencia Gardens every Monday from 10:00 to 1:00  at 360
Valencia  Street.  Last month, we had a presentation by the Mission Library about all the wonderful  library resources on-line (below left). For more information, contact Judy at 821-1003, ext. 109 or at  judyauda@yahoo.com .

Download a list of all schedule presentations and tutoring times at open labs across the city here Tutoring available in English, Spanish, Cantonese a nd Mandarin. 
 
Learn more about our work with this  story about Wan He Liu at the Excelsior Community Center, where she tutors Chinese-speaking seniors every Saturday from noon until 3pm.
Photo of a presentation in the 360 Valencia computer lab
Photo of Wanda helping two older students learn about tablets and computers
SF Tech Council Promotes Designing for Everyone
Photo of Nicole_ Marti_ and Erin leading a discussion at the SF Tech Council meeting
served as panel members: Marti Goddard, SFPL Access Services Manager; Erin Lauridsen, Director of Access Technology at  LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired; and  Nicole Bohn, Director of the  Mayor's Office on DisabilityAll three panelists stressed that designing for disability works for everyone. Access to technology needs to be seen as a civil right - no one today can thrive without technology for work, healthcare, transportation, communication, entertainment and other daily needs.  Learn more about the meeting on the SF Tech Council blog

The next meeting of the Tech Council is Wednesday, August 16, 2017, from 4:00-6:00 at the Twitter Neighborhood Nest office, 95 Hayes St. Meetings are  open  to non-Council members, but RSVP required. Contact Susan at 415-821-1003, ext. 112 or susan@susanpoor.com for more information.
Creating an Age and Disability Friendly SF 
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Become an SF ReServe Partner 
CLC's newest Initiative,  SF ReServe, is matching part-time jobs at community organizations with talented seniors and people with disabilities. We have a strong list of potential ReServists waiting to be placed. If you can provide the opportunity to a motivate, skilled individual  log to be of service, log into the SF ReServe website and let us know. Contact Alicia Crawford at 415-821-1003 ext. 114 or alicia@sfcommunityliving.org for more information. 

Potential ReServists  can also use the SF ReServe website to sign up for an upcoming "First Impressions" information session - August 23 1:00 to 3:00 at 1360 Mission, Suite 400.  
Meet Some of CLC's Good Neighbors
Photo of Randolph James
Each spring, CLC invites participants and volunteers to our "Good Neighbor" Event,which recognizes the efforts of individuals in CLC programs and activities who are role models for what it means to be a good neighbor.  The awardees are chosen by their peers, announced at the spring event, and then invited as guests to be recognized for their efforts at our September 28th event. 

photo of Sara Taylor
In the coming months, we would like you to meet some of these good neighbors, with profiles done by reporter Judy Goddess. So this month,  meet Randolph James, a leader of Having Pride UNITI and a key volunteer for the Bayview Food Program. And meet Sara Taylor, whose workshops on advance directives and power of attorney are a big hit with Connections for Healthy Aging participants. Stay tuned for more!
Connecting Neighbors with Exercise
Terry wearing a paper crown
What does it mean to be a Community Connector? To use your experience, enthusiasm and commitment to reweave community at the neighborhood level.  
For CLC, this title fits paid staff, neighborhood leaders and those in our midst who empower community. One great example is  Terry Watson (pictured right), the Always Active Trainer who helped grow the group of seniors committed to healthy aging from a few participants to over 50 at Bethel Church on Alameny Blvd. Many of those who Terry brought together came together to say "Thanks" and to wish her well as she and her family are moving to Oregon. 
The senior exercise classes will continue with new trainers from 30th Street On Lok, the sponsor of the Always Active Program. Given space constraints, Cayuga Always Active is limited to people living in the immediate neighborhood, but you can find other times and locations at always active.org. CLC is working with a couple of new neighborhoods to help launch Community Connector programs that will include Always Active classes.  Watch for more next month. 

large crowd of Cayuga Community Connectors
Cayuga Connectors Accept N4A Award
photo of Patti at n4a holding award_ with folks from DAAS and n4a
Congratulations to Patti Spaniak, Glenda Hope, all the Cayuga Community Connectors, many community partners and the Department of Aging and Adult Services! Thanks to their commitment and ongoing vision, Cayuga Connectors 
received a  2017 n4a Aging Innovations and Achievement Award. The award recognizes  aging programs that develop and implement cutting-edge approaches to support older adults, people with disabilities and their family caregivers. 

Check out the video to see the Cayuga Connectors in action!
A part of the criteria for the selection of the honorees was the ease with which other agencies could replicate the program in their communities.  "Our members work tirelessly, and with little fanfare in their communities, and this program enables us to shine a well-deserved spotlight on their critical work to support older adults' health, safety, independence and dignity," said n4a's Chief Executive Officer Sandy Markwood. 

Bring a Vial of Life Presentation to Your Group 
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Want to learn more about CLC's Workshop for Healthy Aging?  Start with an empowering Vial of Life Presentation where we provide Vial of Life packets and how to use them, as well as some highlights of other workshops available for scheduling.  

To set up a session (30 to 60 minutes), contact Lizette Martinez at 415-821-1003, ext. 108 or at  lizette@sfcommunityliving.org . 
CLC Board Meets to Advance Agenda 
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The past month, the CLC Board of Directors met to take stock of the year's progress and set some priorities for the coming year.  On the list is continuing efforts that help reframe concepts of aging, including strengthening our Communication efforts and supporting the growth of Community Connector model in other SF communities. Interested in learning more about the CLC Board of Directors and their working committees (where you don't have to be a board member to help out), email marie@sfcommunityliving .  And see what a fun board this is as we  celebrate a successful "Summer of Love" budget campaign this year.

Other Upcoming Events 
Bayview Transportation Fair Coming August 8th 
crowd of neighbors at Transportation Fair information tables
Hope you can join us for another wonderful Transportation Fair in the Bayview community.
Tuesday, August 8 from 12:00 to 2:00 at SF City College, Southeast Campus at 1800 Oakdale Avenue, Lower Level. The event includes presentations and resources from SF Paratransit, Lyft, BART, and MUNI to name just a few. Event sponsors and partners include Community Living Campaign, Network for Elders, Bayview Senior Services, and HP UNITI. Participants can look forward to give-a-ways, snacks, and the opportunity to meet and to learn the latest news and updates from our transportation partners.  
Call Patti at 415-821-1003, ext. 106 or patti@cayugaconnectors.org, or contact Beverly Taylor at  BTaylor1931@att.net
Show Congress that California Supports Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security -
crowd of older people protesting with signs reading _don_t throw grandma under the bus__ and  _cuts are not reform_
The California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) continues to fight efforts to cut and privatize our country's most essential and popular social insurance programs -  Medicare , Medicaid and Social Security! 
On Monday, August 14 at Noon, folks from the Bay Area will be at Frank Ogawa Plaza, 14th and Broadway in Oakland. We won the first round, we know the fight will continue protect and preserve Medicare, Medi-Cal and Social Security.  Groups are are also circulating petitions to present Go to www.californiaalliance.org to see video and pics from other events and download petitions to share.  For more information call CARA at  510-663-4086  or the Michael Lyon for the Gray Panters at  (415) 215-7575.
 
"Patient No More" Exhibit at SF Main Library
three people viewing the _Patient No More_ exhibit at the library
In 1977, American people with and without disabilities showed the world the power of grassroots activism. In San Francisco, more than 100 people began a 26 day occupation of the Federal Building to insist on getting civil rights. After building a broad coalition of supporters, San Francisco's Section 504 occupiers emerged victorious from the longest unarmed takeover of a federal building in US history. A national disability rights movement was born.  Emily Beitiks, Associate Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University, provided an inspiring "inside look"  at how and why the exhibit was created at the last SF Tech Council meeting.  The Patient No More exhibit is open now until September 8 in the Skylight Gallery of the Main Library, 100 Larkin Street
Senior & Disability Action Event Anniversary Event 
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SDA is proud to celebrate 5 years since our merger, and close to 55 years of combined community work with our predecessor organizations. We will honor those who have founded and built the organization and highlight key victories from the past 5 years: Free Muni for seniors and people with disabilities, the Support at Home homecare program, affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities, and much more. 

Join SDA on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. The event will include live music, good food and wine, a drawing, and a silent auction of art and other items.   Get ticket and sponsorship information here.

Reframing Aging - Growing Old in America

Reframing Aging inside a gold frame
Diane Krantz, facilitator, project manager and strategic planner, works in helping adults 50+ contribute their talents and experience to improving their communities. She will lead a discussion about recognizing both our own and society's current images, biases and prejudices concerning older adults, especially women. She will discuss how we can tap into the life experience, knowledge, wisdom, gifts and skills which older adults bring to the common good.  

This interactive session is Saturday, September  23, 10:00 to Noon, to Latino/Hispanic Community Room at the Main Library, 100 Larkin.  Event is free and e veryone is welcome to attend.  Hosted by the San Francisco Public Library and sponsored by the  Older Women's League of San Francisco (OWL).
Mark Your Calendar for more Upcoming Events
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Legacy Film Festival - September 15-17 at the Kabuki Theater. 
Aging My Way -  Thursday, September 15th, 10:00 to 3:00 
Martin Luther Tower and St. Mark's Church, 1001 Franklin Street.