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Transforming Lives by Building
Aging and Disability Friendly Neighborhoods
OCTOBER 2015
See our calendar for more details about upcoming events. Find it on our website and blog!
Event Honors Anne & Supports CLC's Work

Anne Hinton and Senator Leno
Thanks to all the sponsors, donors, volunteers, and attendees to our event. See more pictures and then plan to join the fun next September!
Building Connections and Forging Links 
Comcast Low Cost Internet Pilot Begins Nov 1
internet image with computers and tablets
Comcast will begin a pilot project to offer $9.95 per month internet to low income seniors 62 and older in San Francisco.  This initiative has been greeted with enthusiasm by seniors and service providers alike, who increasingly depend on the internet to share information, schedule volunteers and communicate with program participants.  

Offer includes free installation and access to low-cost computers for those not current Comcast internet subscribers (it's OK if you have Comcast cable).   Prior to the start date, we will send around more details about the phone number you can call to enroll.  Community Living Campaign, Self-Help for the Elderly and Community Technology Network are ready to offer basic computer training and support.  See the complete list of current DAAS supported computer centers and classes at www.sfconnected.org.

The History Project - Collect, Curate, Collaborate
Our life history is a source of inspiration, connection, and knowledge, but capturing our stories or those of our loved ones can seem complex and overwhelming. The History Project website offers easy tools to organize and add context to their memories and stories.

The History Project provides a single, secure place to collect your most memorable photos, videos, music, and documents. The site lets you tell your story on an interactive timeline and dynamic map that you can share with others. You can even invite family and friends to collaborate in building a history project, adding multiple perspectives and voices.
 
We're delighted to be working with The History Project to help share the stories of San Francisco seniors and people with disabilities. We'll  offer our first 2-part "train the trainer" workshop on October 22 and 29th. To sign up, contact marie@sfcommunityliving.org.   

Learn more about The History Project and even start to tell your story at  www.thehistoryproject.com

Empowered Elder Presentations & Workshops 
Vial for Life on door Time to schedule a short workshop for your organization to learn about the Vial of Life, Advance Directives and other ways to empower ourselves as we age.
  
flexible menu of workshop topics helps us bring topics to organizations individually and in series.  If you would like more information about how to bring a presentation or workshop to your organization, contact Marcia at marcia.peterzell@comcast.net
Calendar of More Up-Coming October Events
Aging and Disability Event October 23rd 
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You're invited to a Party with a Purpose!  
Fulfill San Francisco's commitment to be an Aging and Disability Friendly Community and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council.

Friday, October 23, 2015
12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin - Lower Level

Keynote Speaker: John Feather, PhD, CEO of Grantmakers in Aging and a longstanding advocate of the global Age-Friendly Communities movement, will inform us about an important new initiative to re-frame how we view aging.
Register online here or call (415) 546-1333 (Senior and Disability Action).  Register Early as space is limited.

Help present the Friendly SF Champion Award and celebrate with food and drink.
Co-sponsored by San Francisco's Long Term Care Coordinating Council, Aging and Disability Friendly SF, S.F. Dept. of Aging and Adult Services, SF Public Library Access Services, Mayor's Office on Disability, and The SCAN Foundation.

* Wheelchair accessible,  * Spanish and Cantonese interpretation will be available.
* ASL interpretation, captioning, and other accommodations with 72-hour notice. 
Breast Cancer Awareness "Pink" Luncheons
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Breast Cancer Support Group at Lutheran 
Church of our Savior  will host their 5th annual Pink Luncheon in support of Breast Cancer awareness on  Thursday, October 8 from 11:00 to 1:00 at 1011 Garfield Street. The guest speaker will be Pamela A. Ratliff, MPA, Senior Manager Stanford Cancer Institute. For more info and to RSVP, contact Barbara Tate, LCOS Senior Director: 650-873-1955.  

Bayview Imani Breast Cancer Support Group presents its 15th Annual Breast Cancer Luncheon  Saturday, October 17, 11:00 am to 3pm  at Southeast Community Facility,  1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco. The guest speaker will be Dr. Beverly Yates, MD. Please RSVP to  bayviewimani@gmail.com OR 415-748-2762.   

Events are FREE - Please RSVP to ensure lunch for all. 
On Lok Conference October 8 - 8:30 to 5:00
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The theme for the 2015 Sustainable Long-Term Care Conference is "EmbraceYour Life, Engage Your Community." It will cover a broad spectrum of topics exploring the latest research on regeneration, healing, community and caregiver engagement, emerging technologies and longevity. 

Thursday, October 8, 8:30 - 5:00
UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center

Come enjoy a day of learning as you listen to a wide range of experts present holistic approaches that will enable the aging community to live longer, happier lives and remain living independently in their communities for as long as possible. For more information or to register, go to onlokconference.org See pictures and materials from the  2014 On Lok Conference here .
Sleep Well To Age Well 
Join OWL on Oct. 24 to learn about the importance of sleep for older adults  and for tips on getting a good night's sleep. The guest speaker will be  Christine Walsh, PhD.  Dr. Walsh studies sleep in healthy older adults and in individuals with neurodegenerative diseases at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. The role of sleep disturbance in cognitive decline is of particular interest to Dr. Walsh.
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Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 - 10:00 to Noon 
Ellis Street Family Apartments, 555 Ellis St.
( between Hyde & Leavenworth, wheelchair accessible

Taking Public transit?  
Van Ness Muni 47 - 3 block walk
Geary Muni 38 - 1 block walk
Civic Center BART - 5 block walk
For more information, go to  www.owlsf.org or call ( 415) 989-4422.

Get Paid to Have Fun!
older man with computer tablet
UCSF is looking for adults over 60 to participate in a fun & short research study.
The study looks at using tablet games to assess cognitive functions such as rhythm. It takes 4 hours over 3 sessions at the Mission Bay UCSF Campus and pays $15/hr ($60 total). For more information about the study, feel free to contact Alex Nourished at anourishad@gazzaleylab.ucsf.edu or visit their advertisement here for more details.

Connectors Building Connections & Forging Links 
Golden Gate Self-Advocacy Conference
people with signs that say I matter, We Matter, Keep the Promise This year's Conference --  Give It to Me Straight, Current Happenings in our Developmental Disability Community -- was held in September and celebrated its 19th year. Our own CLC Connector Jennifer Walsh was part of the awesome planning committee. 

Jennifer is also part of the team that does outreach and computer training at Laguna Honda and is a presenter in our Connections for Health Aging Workshops. She is our go-to person for resources and advice around services and supports for people with disabilities.  Learn more about Jennifer and her work at www.comaat.biz.
Aging While Black Forum A Success
2015 Aging While Black Panelists
The fourth annual Aging While Black Forum on September drew a large audience to hear excellent and engaging speakers who present very useful resource information. Thanks to Pilgrim Community Church and IT Bookman Center for co-sponsoring with CLC. 

Guest speakers (pictured l to r) 
Gil Brigham on Men's Health, 
Veronica  Shepard, SF Dept of Public Health on Food Security; 
McCrea Parker from ZeroDivide around Bridging the Digital Divide and 
Anthony Lopez  about Real Estate, Wills and Trusts  with moderating by
Rev. Dr. Harold Pierre and organizing by CLC Connector 

Thanks to Pilgrim Community Church and IT Bookman Center for co-sponsoring with CLC. 
 
Cayuga Connectors Stay True to Motto
cayuga Connectors with Senator Leno
"We turn strangers into neighbors and neighbors into friends" is the motto on the wall at Bethel Grace Lutheran Church on Alemeny Blvd, where the Cayuga Connectors how their weekly Always Active exercise program and other activities.  

The Cayuga Connectors were sponsors at this year's annual event and clearly had a good time.  Here they are some pictured with Senator Mark Leno. You can keep up with this community as it grows and its energetic leaders, Patti Spaniak and Glenda Hope, by going to Facebook and "like" their Cayuga Connectors page

Upcoming Computer Classes
360 Valencia Street Computer Lab  Free computer classes and one-on-one assistance continues at 360 Valencia on Mondays starting at 9:00 a.m. This month's classes include Skype, Internet Safety, and Earth Cams.  And bring your phones, tablets, laptops and questions to our ever popular "Help Desk"  on Monday, October 19 , 9:00 to 3:00 and join us for lunch on our Meet-Up Monday. 

 

clc logo with bus that says on the road Presentations On The Road  Join us this month for a lively array of free presentations on Photo-sharing and a Basic Social Media Refresher, as well as the popular Help with Phones and Other Tech Gadgets.  For information about these and other hands-on presentations, contact Judy Auda at (415) 826-3194 or judyauda@yahoo.com.

Trainer helping students with computers
Regular CLC-Supported Computer Labs  
CLC sends tutors and trainers to senior and community centers around the City as part of the San Francisco Connected program. Maria Campos (at right) provides training and support in Spanish in locations through out the Mission.