Action Builds The Movement
Be Prepared and Care for One Another Always 
Living in earthquake country reminds us to always be prepared and look after one another. That goal is especially true now, with the coronavirus news everywhere. Below is lots of advice about how to stay healthy and minimize risk. But it is also important to stay engaged and informed.  Everyone is a little on edge, so please lead with kindness, not fear, when dealing with others.

CLC will be working with its staff and leaders to make sure issues of isolation and fear don't overtake us in the coming weeks.  We hope to see you at events and activities highlighted below, which we are working to keep healthy and safe.   Thanks!
Protect Against Viruses, including Coronavirus
The Mayor's declaration of a local  emergency regarding the coronavirus is a reminder of everyday steps you can take to reduce risk. The SF Dept. of Public Health has provided some updated factsheets in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino. They also have a written response to Frequently Asked Questions.  And go to their website for regularly updated information.   
Important to remember, the Coronavirus transmission is related to travel from countries impacted and is not tied to race or ethnicity.  
Mayor Vetos Plan to Restore CCSF Classes

SF Supervisors'  proposal for $2.7 million in emergency bridge City fun ding to restore 345 City College classes was vetoed by the Mayor and there were not enough votes to override her veto. Supervisors Yee, Stefani, Peskin and Mandelman opposed the measure based on concerns about CCSF and the many competing priorities. Now AFT2121, community supporters and the Supervisors are working to craft a measure to stabilize funding for the November ballot.  


OWL (Older Women's League) hosted a lively forum featuring Supervisor Mandelman, AFT2121 rep, and one of the many impacted students. Participants were particularly upset about how classes for older adults were disproportionately targeted. Watch for a newsletter update next month. 
CLC Launches "Quacked Sidewalks" Campaign 
Join us to ramp up our Quacked Sidewalks Campaign, with an upbeat Action hosted by the Sidewalk Search Party on Wednesday, March 18 at Noon at the corner of 12th and South Van Ness (across from Paratransit office at 68 12th Street.) We need lots of folks to show up and take a guided tour of hazards in the area. Be ready by downloading the 311 app on your phone.   That way, we can all take photos and report the hazards!    
Please help us get the word out by downloading and sharing the flyer.
Our last planning meeting will be Monday, March 9, 1:30 to 2:30  at the CLC Office, 1663 Mission Suite 525. Contact  jennifer@sfcommunityliving.org
Schools and Communities First Initiative 
Schools & Communities First ensures that our schools and communities come first with the resources to educate all of our kids and the services to support all of our families. It closes commercial property tax loopholes benefiting a fraction of corporations and wealthy investors, without affecting homeowners or renters, and reclaims $12 billion every year to fund world-class schools and strengthen local economies to lift up all Californians. Organizers are still collecting signatures for the November ballot - if you want to learn more or can volunteer, contact the California Alliance for Retired Americans. 
Connect with Tech
Want to Help Improve the City's Website?
CLC is part of a new effort by Civicmakers and SF Digital Services to get feedback on the City's website as it evolves over the coming year.  If you are an older adult or an adult with a disability, we want to hear from you.   To get started, you can learn more in this attached flyer and if interested, sign up here to be contacted as opportunities present themselves. When you sign up, be sure to say you heard about it from CLC so we can support your participation.  

Keep Up to Date with the SF Tech Council 

Get regular notices about SF Tech Council meetings, activities and interesting news at the intersection of technology, employment for older adults and adults with Disabilties. Sign up here.


Active Older Adults Higlighted in Senior Beat 
Roderick P. Bushnell  never faced age discrimination himself. But he has dedicated the latter part of his legal career to defending people who have. Read about Roderick and other older 
San Franciscans who are making a difference on SF Senior Beat!   C heck out the SF Senior Beat's  calendar of local activities  and  add your organization's events . And learn what else is of interest to the Senior Beat reporters and editors. 
Computers, 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.
Learn to Use Social Media for Your Causes
CLC and Senior & Disability Action are partnering to help us learn how to promote causes and campaigns that affect our communities.   SDA Social Media Lab continues for 3 Weeks in March - Fridays 10 - 12am and 1pm - 3pm, March 6, 13, 20 New students are welcome. Focus on learning Social Media for Advocacy. Learn Facebook, Instagram, and other tools.  The Lab is open to all Seniors and People with Disabilities. One on one instruction. Curriculum provided.  New Session starts April 3 for 7 weeks.  If you are interested, contact SDA  for more information or sign  up by calling (415) 546-1333 or emailing srira@sdaction.org.  Learn more to help with our "Quacked Sidewalks Campaign" (see above).  
CLC Highlights Community Networks 
March CLC Presentations & Workshops 
CLC is offering a whole host of interactive and informative workshops this month.  

Rock Music History - Join Rock Historian Richie Unterberger for this month's presentation of the Golden Age of Soul featuring footage of soul greats such as the Temptations, the Supremes, Dionne Warwick, Sam & Dave, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson Five and others on Thursday, March 12, from 6:00 to 7:30 at Crocker Amazon Clubhouse, 799 Moscow at Italy. Flyer with more details here.
Healthy Brain Aging - Recent research points to lifestyle changes that can protect brain health. Get the news here. 
Thursday, March 24, 11:15 with 
Merced  Community Connectors at 201 Head Street. 

Hospital Stay? Know Your Rights -
Learn how to protect yourself, your loved ones and those you care for.
Friday, March 13, 2:30 to 3:30 , with the Midtown Community Connectors, 250 Laguna Honda Blvd. 

Holistic Fall Prevention -
Learn simple measures and exercise to reduce fall risks and have fun too! 
Thursday, March 19, 2:45 -3:45 Inner Sunset Community Connectors, 850 Judah.

Senior Power - Property Tax Savings 
Special Guest Speaker Nicole Agbayani from Assessor Carmen Chu's office will follow up on her 11/19 presentation of property tax savings for Seniors with an emphasis on Tax Savings Programs on  Thursday, March 12, 10:00 am at the Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th  Avenue. Handouts, Qigong exercises, raffle prizes, and more. Translation into Cantonese available. See their website at  www.sfseniorpower.com.   For more info, download a flyer here, or contact Margaret Graf at  opoygan1@yahoo.com. 
More Events and Resources To Know About 
Census Starts This Month! Be Counted
Senior & Disability Action and CLC ask your help to make sure seniors and
people with disabilities get counted in the 2020 Census!  Starting March 12 households will begin receiving requests to respond to the census. Language support in a vast number of languages is available. 
 
If you or your organization can get involved with outreach, fill out this quick form  to say how your organization can get involved with outreach and what support you may need. High paying part-time jobs still available.   See attached job description .

For more information, contact Jessica or Bruce at  (415) 546-1333.   RSVP:  bit.ly/feb14census
Free Tax Preparations for Seniors 

AARP Foundation  Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 50 and older - at nearly 5,000 locations nationwide. 
See the attached list to find a site near you and learn how to access tax prep help. 
Modern Love: Sustaining Relationships In the
Face of Memory Loss 
Thursday, March 5, 2020,  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA

Millions of Americans currently have some form of dementia, and the majority are cared for in their own homes. Memory loss doesn't happen overnight.  It unravels gradually and in this process, caregivers need to constantly re-evaluate and adjust their role, their relationship to their loved one, and ultimately, the rhythm of their lives.
Confirmed Speakers/Panelists include  Larry Yabroff, Ph.D.:  Psychologist and caregiver;   Kelly Glazer Baldwin, LCSW:  Licensed clinical social worker specializing in aging; and  Michelle Pope:   CEO, Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay  RSVP here or call (510) 771-0116.  And check out AHWGO's lovely new website
Masterplan on Aging: Deliberations Move Forward
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Dignity Fund Coalition Tracks Progress
Dignity Fund Coalition will gather for their next meeting on March 25 from 2:30 to  4:00 at 825 Howard Street.  Topics will include funding for assisted living and affordable housing, Dignity Fund replication, and other updates from the Dept. of Disability and Aging Services.  The  DFC will sponsor the next Service Providers Work Group on April 22. 
Black Cuisine Celebrates Its
40th Anniversary 
Bayview Senior Services presents Black Cuisine on Saturday, March 7 from 11:00 to 6:00 at 1753 Carroll Avenue at 3rd Street.  Food venues, Live entertainment, Marketplace Vendors, Kids Activities and more.  Don't miss this ever popular event that supports community services and outreach. For ticket information and more details, go 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. See our annual report here.   Learn more.