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Visit Our New Website!! 
We're delighted to introduce our revised website with better navigation and accessibility. You should also find it more read-able on smaller phone and tablet screens. Many thanks to Mighty Minnow for their work on the web design. One exciting new feature is the colorful calendar of CLC classes and activities. Come check it out!
Toward A More Justice and Equitable Budget 
Dignity Coalition Advocacy Blooms at Hearing 
delegations holding flowers at City Hall
Thanks to everyone who came to testify at the June 19 City Budget Hearing and who reached out to their local Supervisor for support. In addition to the Dignity Fund, the Board of Supervisors added significant new funding over the next two years ($4.62 million) for seniors and adults with disabilities, with the largest amount going to  Food & Nutrition Programs (including congregate meals, home delivered meals and groceries) at $3.53 million . Other priorities addressed include efforts to reduce isolation, increase funding for case management and neighborhood senior centers, and targeted services for Veterans and those Aging with HIV/Aging.  Find a detailed list of add-backs from the June 23 Budget Hearing here . The final vote on the budget will be at the July 18 Supervisors meeting, which begins at 2:00.  You can also watch the vote live on SFGovTV

Join us for a continuing update on the Budget and schedule for funding disbursement at the n ext meeti ng of the Dignity Fund Coalition, which will be
Wednesday,  July 26 from 2:30 to 4:30 at ILRC, 825 Howard. 

Arts and Crafts Enliven Community Action
The S.F Budget process can be grueling for everyone involved, including residents whose future can depend on the outcome.  So we kept our spirits up with art and engagement.  This year, the theme was "Summer of Love - 50 Years Later" which suggested tie dyed shirts (we made 42!) and paper flowers that we delivered to Supervisors and their staff with messages about funding needed in the budget.   See more on our SF Healthy Aging Blog
people making paper flyers
bog of bright paper flowers
tie dye volunteers with rummer gloves and a big mess
the diyed shirts with a big heart
Dignity Fund Provider Group Holds Initial Meeting 
The Dignity Fund legislation calls for the creation of a "Service Providers Working Group" to offer input and guidance to the Dignity Fund's enhanced needs assessment and planning process. The provider group, which is open to current and prospective service providers to seniors and adults with disabilities, held its inaugural meeting in June facilitated by Ashley McCumber (pictured below left) and Anni Chung.  Shireen McSpadden and her staff provided a detailed overview of the current status of the fund and timeline for implementation of initial funding and future planning.   View a powerpoint from the meeting here.  

Man at newsprint list
DAAS ED talking to groups

Rally to Protect Health & Long Term Care Benefits  
rally participants with signs in the shape of tombstones
Those whose very lives depend on Medi-Cal and their allies and supporters convened for the second big rally to oppose the dismantling of health and long term care services by the Trump administration and Republican Congress. The National Day of Action was organized by Bay Resistance.  Keep up with developments on the Justice in Aging website or connect with Senior and Disability Action to learn of future actions at info@SDAction.org.   

Bridging the Digital Divide 
We're Back at 360 Valencia!!  Woo Hoo!!
cartoon of happy seniors at the computer
Join us for a little "welcome back party" as CLC trainers and tutors return to the Valencia Gardens Computer lab on July 10 from 10:00 to 1:00.   Then we will be back every Monday from 10:00 to 1:00. Thanks to Mission Housing Development Corporation for welcoming us back after the recent remodel and congratulations to their new managing lab partner dev/Mission, which is providing additional open lab hours.  

SF  Tech Council Hosts LA Senior Tech Leaders
Delegation from LA and local leaders
A delegation of leaders from St. Barnabas Senior Center in Los Angeles came to meet with representatives of the SF Tech Council to share ideas and information and to explore ways to help one another.  St. Barnabas Senior Center has long been ahead of the curve with its popular Cyber Cafe and mobile lab.  
Learn more about St. Barnabas Senior Center and their tech related activities here, including their recent Aging into the Future Conference. Perhaps a new "sister city" relationship around tech is possible?
Tech'd Out: Laptop and Wireless Internet Lending 
logo that says Tech_d Out
San Francisco Public Library is piloting a program to allow patrons to check out laptops and mobile wireless internet hotspot (mifi) devices for use outside the library so that you can connect with the internet on your own terms! 

Creating an Age and Disability Friendly SF 


ReServe Reaches 1st Milestone - 15 People Placed 
participants smiling after session
Participants in a recent First Impression session
CLC's newest Initiative,  SF ReServe, is matching part-time jobs at community organizations with talented seniors and people with disabilities.  Potential partners and participants can make their interests know by logging into the ReServe website . Participants can also use that link to sign up for one of the two upcoming "First Impressions"  session - July 18 1:00 to 3:00 and August 23 1:00 to 3:00 at 1360 Mission, Suite 400.  

Curry Senior Center's Work Shines on KQED 
two seniors at computer tablet
Photo by KQED
Up to 40% of seniors are significantly lonely. Can Tech help?  The answer at Curry Senior Center is a resounding "Yes", according to a KQED's series The Future of You. Learn more about the efforts of Angela Di Martino at Curry and the seniors whose lives are changing with her guidance.   
Read the story and learn how tech is reducing isolation here and around the country. 

Aging 360 Workshop Series Launches in Cayuga 
woman leading groups
At Home With Growing Older  (AHWGO), a Bay Area nonprofit, recently launched a creative workshop series, Aging 360, that teaches participants how to turn their home into an ally that supports a healthy aging experience with safety and delight. 
Susanne Stadler (pictured right) and her colleagues at AHWGO developed this workshop as a response to a growing need for private homes, from apartments to houses, to adapt to changing personal needs as one ages and to unlock the potential of one's home as a resource for healthy aging.  

AHWGO sponsors free monthly, interdisciplinary learning forums with the goal of sparking conversations and encouraging collaboration to help individuals be "at home with growing older."   Learn more at their website.  

Cayuga Community Connectors
The Cayuga neighborhood was host to so many activities this past month, including the Aging 360 Workshops, some craft production for the budget hearing and a visit from CLC's own Lizette demonstrating how food can be a Connection for Health Aging.  
smiling woman with bowl of fresh salad

Other Upcoming Events 
Award Event Honors Former Supervisor Eric Mar
picture of Eric Mar
Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 28 for a return engagement at the Marine's Memorial Hotel for our annual Norma Satten Award event. This year's event will honor community leader and former SF Supervisor Eric Mar.   

During his 8-year tenure on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Eric Mar became the go-to guy on senior and disability issues. In addition to being a strong advocate for his district, he became a key force in brokering agreements to place the Dignity Fund legislation on the November ballot. He continues his public service as an instructor at San Francisco State University and is fostering efforts to expand city investment around internet access for all.  

Sponsorship opportunities are available -   sponsor form here or call 415-821-1003.  Invitations will be mailed later in August. 

FDR Democratic Club Honors Dignity Fund Coalition 
Image of Franklin Delenor Roosevelt
Come celebrate the hard work of the Dignity Fund Coalition and one of its strong partners in the passage of Proposition I, the FDR Democratic Club for seniors and adults with disabilities.  The party is planned for Monday, July 24 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at  Credo,  360 Pine Street ,  San Francisco.