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Wishing You A Happy Holiday Season 
We are grateful for your readership and your support throughout this past year.  We send forth with this month's newsletter our best wishes for a joy filled holiday season and our hopes for a kinder and more peaceful world.  

Upcoming CLC Events & Activities 
SF ReServe Invites You To Two Sessions
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The path to employment, especially part-time employment, seems wrought with peril. But SF ReServe staff can help. We invite you to one or both of these two sessions at our office, 
1663 Mission Street, Suite 525.

Talking about Ageism and the Employment - learn ways to move forward 
Dec.  18, 12:00 to 1:30, includes lunch.  RSVP here .  

First Impressions - Learn about SF ReServe and partner programs.
Dec. 18, 2:30 to 3:30.  RSVP here Or call 415-821-1003 ex. 110.
CLC Computer Lab - Something for Everyone 
Interested in preserving pictures and documents? 
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Bring  your photos, post cards, letters and  other keepsakes and we can help you save  digital copies that  you can share,  store, and more - for free! We have a special Saturday event on December 15 from 9 to Noon at 1663 Mission Street, Suite 525, with student helpers from Lick-Wilmerding High School. 
Looking for work? Get help uploading job applications and filling in online applications. 
Want to learn about the Digital Passport to Learning program?
Download a full schedule here or just search our online calendarEmail  Peter@sfcommunityliving.org  if you have question.
New Senior Beat Article Features Local Leader
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Ashley McCumber, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels and CLC 2018 Annual Award winner, is featured this month in Senior Beat.  This year, Meals on Wheels will make and deliver 2.2 million meals, and the growth continues at roughly 20 percent annually. "San Francisco has a hidden crisis of senior poverty," says Ashley. Learn more about Ashley and Meals on Wheels on Senior Beat.  Visit Senior Beat soon for an upcoming story about food security in San Francisco. Have ideas for a story? Email info@sfseniorbeat.com.  
CLC Highlights Community Networks 
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Our Community Connector programs build networks of neighbors and friends by coordinating a range of local activities and outreach for seniors and people with disabilities. Spread the word with anyone you know who lives in the Cayuga, Merced Extension Triangle, Miraloma, or Inner Sunset neighborhoods. Up next month, learn about St. Francis Square, Midtown Terrance and Sunnyside! 
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Cayuga Community Connectors
Cayuga neighbors celebrate the season with their annual Holiday Potluck, Raffle and Karaoke on December 8. Upcoming: Memoir writers share a Christmas memory, Gaining Through Loss, Tai Chi, and so much more.  See Cayuga's calendar for upcoming events at 2525 Alemany and other local sites. And check out this month's  Boomer Talks flyer here with talks  Dec. 5 and 12 at Excelsior Works, 5000 Mission Street. For more info, contact  patti@cayugaconnectors.org.

Check out Miraloma Neighborhood participants in the recent Preparedness classes.  View Miraloma's calendar for the times of Always Active Exercise Classes, Holiday Art Project, and the Holiday Pot Luck Party at Cornerstone Trinity Church Hall, 480 Teresita Blvd. And stay tuned for another day of exercise and activities starting in January at the Miraloma Park Improvement Association Clubhouse! For info, contact Darlene at  darlene@sfcommunityliving.org.

In November, MetCC celebrated their first year as a neighborhood network with Supervisor Norman Yee. View Merced Extension's calendar for Always Active Senior Exercise Classes, coffee hour, and more. Neighbors gather twice a week at 201 Head Street.  For more info, email   marina@sfcommunityliving.org.

Inner Sunset Community Connectors 
This newest network meets at St. Anne's of the Sunset on  Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 for exercise, followed by refreshments and other activities. For more information, view the Inner Sunset calendar download an Inner Sunset flyer  or contact  marina@sfcommunityliving.org.

Senior Power Grows in the Outer Sunset 
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Another informal network is growing in the Outer Sunset, with seniors and caregivers welcome to participate for free. They will meet again on Wednesday, December 5 at 10:00 at the Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Avenue at Taraval. Guest speaker is Kate Fitzpatrick from SF Paratransit talking about all the ways you can access transportation for fun, shopping, and other travel needs. And practice a little Qigong. For more info, contact Margaret Graf opoygan1@yahoo.com.
Move Into Action 
Dignity Fund Coalition Update
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Together with the Dignity Fund Coalition, we're working to be sure that the new dollars in the Dignity Fund roll out as fast and effectively as possible.
The Oversight and Advisory Group and Service Providers Workgroup updates and minutes can be found on the City's Dignity Fund website. 
Next OAC meeting will be December 17 3:00 to 5:00 at 1650 Mission Street. 
The Dignity Fund Coalition's December meeting date is Dec. 18 at 2:30. You can keep up to date by signing up for emails on the Dignity Fund Coalition website

The DFC is planning to offer a live stream conversation with Mayor London Breed in the near future, so watch next month's newsletter for more details.
Public Charge Challenges Immigrant Families 
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CLC hosted its first webinar presentation from Alliance for Justice as advocates are gearing up to push back on the proposed "public charge" rule change from the Trump Administration. It puts benefits for immigrants and their families at risk. The proposed change seeks to drastically limit access to programs that support health, nutrition, and economic stability. It will have a chilling effect beyond the specific folks impacted directly. 
December 10 is the  deadline to provide comments on the  proposed
 rule change.  Information above can help you and your organization fight back. 
CARA's Senior Vote Project Scores Big Wins 
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CARA Ambassadors have been phone calling seniors in California key districts encouraging them to do their homework and vote for candidates that will protect Social Security and Medicare. Wins included all 4 seats in Orange County -  Katie Porter (CD 25), Harley Rouda (CD 48) and Gil Cisneros (CD 39) and Mike Levin (CD 49). Tw o additional wins Josh Harder (CD 10) and Katie Hill (CD 25). One final race (CD 21) between T.J. Cox and incumbent David Valadao, is just decide this week in favor of Democrat Cox.  Learn more about CARA's Senior Vote project here.
NEN Awards Now Accepting Nominations!
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The NEN Awards are San Francisco's way of honoring and celebrating the work of the residents and organizations who make our city an amazing place to live. Many residents and organizations make San Francisco a greener, cleaner and more innovative place to live, work, and visit. Take a minute to nominate them for a NEN Award. The nominations window closes December 16th.  Over 12 categories to chose from. Then join the Neighborhood Empowerment Network  at the San Francisco's City Hall Rotunda on February 6th, 2019
Nominate Here
Disability Cultural Center - 
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An Idea Whose Time Has Come 
The SF Dept. of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), with support from the SF Mayor's Office on Disability, is exploring the development of the first-ever municipally-funded community cultural center developed by and for adults with disabilities. The following survey is intended to gauge what would be desired in a Disability Community Cultural Center in San Francisco.  The data collected from this survey is crucial to the success of this endeavor. 
 
The survey will be open until December 15, 2018 and will take approximately 12 minutes to complete - click here for survey.

You can learn more about the Disability Community Cultural Center process here.   If you encounter problems or need support to complete the survey, please contact  pklinst@sfsu.edu.   Please share widely with your networks.
More Upcoming Events 
Less Isolation & More Fun Over the Holidays 
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This can be a lonely time of year for many people, so think about someone who might be feeling a little sad and lonely and reach out to include them in your holiday activities. Attached is a list of the Congregate Meals Sites for the December 2018 Holiday Season. Please feel free to share or better yet, be a friend and take someone with you. Looking for free things to do? Visit the Fun and Cheap San Francisco website for cool events.
Intergenerational Friendship Pop-Up
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CLC Board member Kasley Killam  and the  SF Global Shapers  are excited to introduce the Intergenerational Friendship Pop-Up, an interactive experience to explore conversation and connection across generations.  This event, set for Dec. 15 from 2:00 to 4:00, is a unique opportunity for millennials and older adults to come together and interact through a series of guided activities designed and led by  Ivan Cash  and  Scott Shigeoka , award-winning interactive artists and expert facilitators.

They ask that you attend alone, so that all participants can start as strangers and leave as friends. Please note that RSVP is required; to create an intimate atmosphere and ensure an equal ratio of ages, there are a very limited number of spots available.  Learn more and sign up here
Common Ground in Time: Equity and Aging
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The  Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) will bring together the  leadership of the Atlantic Fellows programs worldwide, their equivalent from UCSF and key people from the Bay Area, at an event called  Common Ground In Time; Equity and Aging on  December 10th from 2:00 to 5:00 in UCSF Mission Bay. It seeks to  connect people working toward equity in older age by developing greater understanding across science and service delivery, and connecting community leadership locally with future leadership across the world.  Please click here for more information and to save your place
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 their many skills and interests to reduce isolation and end economic and other barriers to aging in their own homes and neighborhoods. Learn more.