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Reweaving community and fostering random (and not so random) acts of kindness becomes particularly important as we head for the holidays, a lonely time for many. Activities highlighted below provide examples of ways to connect the generations, preserve the past, and advocate to restore a more hopeful, inclusive future.  
Toward More Just & Equitable Communities
Dignity Fund Roll Out Underway 
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For those who helped win support for the Dignity Fund, it is exciting to see real new dollars begin to roll out to provide services and support. To keep up with the news, be sure to  email us to join the Dignity Fund Coalition email list . And here is a schedule of up-coming events of interest:
DAAS Commission - Wednesday, November 1 , 9:30 a.m., City Hall Room 416 - approves cost of doing business increases from Dignity Fund and provides an update on Needs Assessment process.  Remember,  you can watch on-line too at SFGovTV2.
Dignity Fund Coalition - Wednesday, November 15, 1:00 to 3:00 (note earlier date and time) , 825 Howard Street - identifying issues and building support of the successful implementation and growth of the Dignity Fund.  Guest from the SF City  Controller's Office will attend.
Still Opportunities to Let Your Voice Be Heard 
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Two Dignity Fund Community Forums remaining..Don't miss this opportunity to share your insights and experience to shape future funding and policy decisions. You can attend the Forum of your choice.
District 7 - Wed., 11/1, 1:00 - 3:00pm
@ West Portal Clubhouse, 131 Lenox 
District 4 - Thurs., 11/2, 1:30 - 3:30pm
@ Ortega Library, 3223 Ortega Street

Call Your Representative Now!

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House Votes for a Budget that Will Lead to Massive Medicare and Medicaid Cuts While Providing Tax Breaks for the Wealthy. 
The U.S. House voted 216-212 last week to pass the same destructive 2018 budget that the Senate approved the week before. Representatives did not offer any amendments to the resolution. 

The budget will lead to cuts of nearly $500 billion from Medicare and more than $1 trillion from Medicaid over the next 10 years, and paves the way for massive tax breaks for the rich. It will also add $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit.   With the unveiling of the Republican tax bill set for November 1, and a U.S. House vote that could happen as early as November 13,
the time to call our representatives is now.   Learn more about the impact this proposed budget cuts would have California at the California Budget and Policy website .
Call today and ask friends and family in other states to call too! 
Older Women's League Working to "Make it Fair"
  
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After tackling issues of ageism and the importance of relationships and friendship, Older Women's League (OWL) is turning its attention to the
Make It Fair Campaign with Daniel Hagen, Campaign Coordinator. Join them   Saturday, November 28 10:00 to Noon  at the Northern Police Station Community Room, 1125 Fillmore Street. To learn about the campaign to close corporate tax loopholes, visit  makeitfairca.com   or view the video at right by Robert Reich .  

Bridging the Digital Divide 
Don't Let Those Precious Memories Slip Away   
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Thanks to a generous donation of equipment and technical assistance from Fujitsu, CLC and the San Francisco Tech Council organized their first Preserving Memories Event

On Lok's 30th Street Senior Center hosted the first event with a team of youthful volunteers from Lick-Wilmerding High School. They helped seniors scan a ging family photos, artwork, and even a signed letter from Jacqueline Kennedy. Read more about the event on the SF Health Aging blog.

CLC and the SF Tech Council hope to help Preserve Memories throughout the City.  For more information about scheduling and event at your senior center, neighborhood center, or faith community, contact Marie at marie@sfcommunityliving.org or  download the flyer here.   
CLC Computer Trainers Around the City 

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We are back at Valencia Gardens computer lab  every Tuesday from 10:00 to 1:00  at 360  Valencia  Street. This month is all about celebration: join us for great hands-on presentations on searching for recipes online, finding the best restaurants with Thanksgiving meals, and (after Thanksgiving!), online exercise and fitness resources. 

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. For more info, contact Judy at judyauda@yahoo.com or 415.821.1003, ext. 109. 
Creating an Age and Disability Friendly SF 
Meet Saralyn: It's All About Human Kindness
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Each year, we honor some of the dedicated neighbors who volunteer their time to help seniors and people with disabilities get the resources and support they need to age and thrive in their own homes and neighborhoods. 

We are delighted to name Saralyn as our 2017 Good Neighbor Honoree for the Oceanview/Merced Heights/Ingleside (OMI) Food Network. It's all about "human kindness," Saralyn says, "being kind and giving to others. It's a treat for me to be able to give something to people. I thank God every day. It's a blessing to be alive and to be able to give."   Learn more about Saralyn on our SF Healthy Aging blog

Being "In The Pink" Takes on New Meaning
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Each year, Breast Cancer Survivors and supporters gather at Lutheran Church of our Savior to renew their commitment to life, learning, and each other. See more pictures on our Healthy Aging blog. To learn more about this and other upcoming activities in the OMI, contact Deb Glen at  debglen1@gmail.com  or at  415-821-1003, ext. 104.  Looking for a breast cancer support group near you?  You can find a list of specific support groups at UCSF, Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health.  

Reframing Aging & Disability Through Employment
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Nonprofit organizations in the new SF ReServe Program met over breakfast to talk about how engaging seniors and adults with disabilities through ReServists have enriched their agencies. So far, CLC has placed 27 folks in meaningful, paid part-time work in the not-for-profit sector. More talented folks are waiting in the wings. 
Download  the ReServe Partner fact sheet with success stories to see how your organization might engage a ReServist.   
Cayuga Connectors Learning Cool Stuff
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See what these pictures are all about and learn what makes this neighborhood so special on the  For more info, contact Patti Spaniak at 415.821.1003, ext. 106 or  patti@cayugaconnectors.org .
Faith Community & City:  Coming Together 
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The San Francisco Interfaith Council, in collaboration with the SF Dept. of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), hosted a rich discussion on serving the needs of our older adults and adults with disabilities. At the end of the day, which included a  panel discussion, breakout groups,
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and a resource fair, folks shared their ideas for how to build bridges across different faiths and service needs of their members. Connect with the San Francisco Interfaith Council to learn of up-coming activities and follow-up from the event.  
2 for 1 Special - Less Clutter & More Money 
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St. Francis Square Community Living Committee and Cayuga Connectors each hosted garage or tag sales to encourage folks to reduce clutter and to raise money, both for their needs and support CLC Network activities.
And they seem to be having fun doing it!  
Other News and Upcoming Events 
Health and Wellness Event November 4th 11-3 
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Visit the Mission Neighborhood Health and Wellness Event on Saturday, November 4 from 11:00 to 3:00 at Everett Middle School, 450 Church Street for free Health Screenings and Resources. For more information, contact latinoconnectsf@gmail.com or call Eduardo at 415-350-3315.

FREE Medicare Health Fair
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The Jewish Community Center will host a Medicare Health Fair, with no cost health services and health screenings available. For assistance with your Medicare Part D Plan or a review of your medication, call 415-292-1200 to make an appointment. Please bring your Medicare Card and all of your medication to this appointment. Sunday, November 5th, 2017 from 10am - 4pm  at the  Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California.  Download a flyer with additional information.
A Superbly Accessible Film Festival November 4 & 5
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Superfest International Disability Film Festival brings exceptional disability films from all around the globe, from as close to home as the BART train to a small village in Myanmar. The world's longest running disability festival will make you laugh, cry and think about disability in a whole new way. Every film will be captioned and audio described, and all live dialogue will be available with American Sign Language and live captioning, no requests required!  Dates are November 4 in Berkeley and November 5 in San Francisco.  See what's playing and buy tickets here

Understanding and Combatting Fear 
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Each year, Chapman University does a Survey of American Fears, asking over 1200 individuals about their fears across a huge variety of topics. Political unrest and uncertainty in the wake of Donald Trump's election has significantly increased the level of fear in many areas when compared with last year's survey. 

See how your fear of technology, Trumpcare, high medical bills, and zombies compare to others at the  Chapman University study's website

Two fine thoughts from unlikely sources. Yoda (from Star Wars) said,  "Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering."  And from Dale Carnegie, "Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy!"
Check out the New HSA/DAAS Website 
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Human Service Agency just launched its new website, which includes information about senior and disability services. Come check it out and provide ideas and information to help up grow. Going forward, you will be able to find Commission agendas and meeting minutes, highlights of new programs, and much more at www.sfhsa.org