Ageism Ends with Action 

Keep a lookout this month to look for San Francisco's advertising on bus shelters, light poles, social media, and more. And take action yourself to help reframe how we talk about the strengths that endure throughout our lives. 
Kindness Never Gets Old - picture of two smiling older women

Advocacy Never Gets Old. Picture of Jennifer and two officials talking about safe sidewalks

Passion Never Gets Old. Picture of older woman in front of gallery wall

Leadership Never Gets Old. Picture of smiling woman sorting vegetables for delivery


Action Builds Movement
Masterplan on Aging Deliberations Move Forward
picture of California and the words together we engage
Following the big San Francisco kickoff event, the statewide efforts to create a Masterplan on Aging roll forward.  Meetings and deliberation are open to the public on-line and via call-in line at this website.
The next meeting of the statewide group (and folks can call in to hear the proceedings) is  January 21, 2020: 10:00am-3:00pm at 1414 K Street, Sacramento.  Sign-on to recieve emails directly here . Check out a couple more stories about the SF Masterplan on Aging Forum in the Bay View Time s and in Hoodline . Read background  material provided by the SCAN Foundation entitled  Elevating Voices - Strategic Recommendations for the California Masterplan on Aging.    
Help for Last Minute Voters - Prop A & B
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vote yes on A
Missed the voter registration deadline? If you live in San Francisco, you may visit City Hall Voting Center to receive a provisional ballot. You will be asked to  fill out a paper registration application when you arrive at City Hall.   Forgot  where you polling place is? Put in your address here to locate Not sure what measures to vote for (in addition to Yes on Prop. A and B)? See Senior and Disability Action's recommendations for November 5th election . Other questions, call the Dept. of Elections at Registrar of Voters at  (415) 554-4375 or sfvote
Because of the holidays, the next DFC meeting will be December 11 from 2:30 to 4:30 at ILRC, 825 Howard St. 
CLC Events & Activities 
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Senior Beat Tells Great SF Stories 
More great stories on SF Senior Beat! Learn how the habit of visiting thrift stores leads Chinese singer Terri Wong to vintage dress, fabrics career and reunification with her cultures here.
You can help support Senior Beat with a donation through a Go Fund Me site Visit or "like" their facebook page to learn about new  articles when posted.  
And check out SF Senior Beat's  calendar of local events and add your organization's events
Why Sidewalk Search Party? The Search Goes On 
See if you can find the safe path of travel! 
The area around the CLC Office (and other nearby senior and disability offices) is fraught with contruction mayhem. Our search for safe passage around construction sites is a continuing challenge - be a part to the campaign by taking this short survey and helping post the attached flyer. Tom Nolan from the Mayor's Office on Disability, was the most recent guest to our bi-weekly meetings. Join us at our next meeting on  Monday, November 21, 1:00 to 2:30 at the CLC Office, 1663 Mission Suite 525.  For more information, contact .  

broken sidewalk with scores of metal plates instead
where is the sidewalk?
pathway with many tripping hazards
pathway hazard-filled
more tripping hazards
extra tripping hazards on the pedestrian walkway
CLC Highlights Community Networks 
Always Active & CLC Community Connectors
Promoting Wellness and Friendship  - One Network at a Time 
women with supplies for shelter
Cayuga and Sunnyside Connectors gather resources for Casa de las Madres during domestic violence prevention month. 
Check out a calendar of activities in each of the following communities. 

St. Francis Square Co-op Community Living Campaign is getting ready to celebrate its 10th Anniversary and Senior Power is growing quickly - see their new website
For more info on Community Connector networks, contact Patti Spaniak  at (415) 821-1003 ext. 106 or .
More November CLC Presentations & Workshops 
CLC is offering a whole host of interactive and informative workshops making the rounds in our networks and beyond. In addition to our Always Active sessions, there is chair yoga and dance, tai chi, walking groups, holistic fall prevention, technology help desks, and so much more. And join these special November events: 

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logo for free holistic fall prevention workshop
stylish boot
kitchen herbalism sign
Rock Music History - Join Rock Historian Richie Unterberger for this month's presentation with discussion and vintage clips of David Bowie as part of the Boomer Series on Thursday, November 7 from 6:00 to 7:30 at Crocker Amazon Clubhouse, 799 Moscow at Italy.    Flyer with more details here.    Take a few minutes to read about this fun series in a  recent story on Senior Beat.

Holistic Fall Prevention - New CLC workshops are making the rounds of the CC Networks.  All welcome to join  on Tues. November 9 at 12:30  at 1751 Carroll with Bayview Network for Elders.   Download a flyer here or contact or 415-821-1003 ex.121.
Aging with Style is back - a fashion workshop to explore your personal style at Sunnyside Community Connectors at St. Finn Barr's, 415 Edna Street.  
Session 1: November 20, 10:30 a.m
Session 2: December 4, 10:30 a.m
Download a flyer here or contact Olivia at 415-821-1003 ex, 121 or 

Kitchen Herbalism - Join Marina on Wednesday, November 23 at 2:40 (after Always Active) to learn about common kitchen herbs, their use and cultivation as ingredients and medical teas, as well as their use to decrease sugar and salt intake.  Meet at Forest Hill Christian Church, 250 Laguna. For more info, email or download a flyer here.  Read more about workshop leader, Marina Lazzara at Senior Beat

For more information, contact Patti Spaniak at (415) 821-1003 ext. 106 or
Next Stroke Awareness Workshop November 6
woman demonstrating how to test for strokes
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and leading cause of disability in the US and is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. But 80% of strokes are preventable.  
Join CLC-UCSF on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6pm for Dr. Serggio Lanata's presentation on STROKE - an attack on the brain. The workshop will take place at St. Anne's of the Inner Sunset located at Judah and Funston, enter on Funston street side. *FREE PARKING* Download flyer here
At the previous workshop, Arete Nicholas, RN, M.A., Geriatric Care Management ( pictured  right) demonstrated what to look for if you think you are having a stroke.  Workshops co-sponsored by UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences Memory and Aging Center and the American Stroke Assn.  For more info, contact Patti Spaniak at
Inner Sunset Celebrates Its First Anniversary 
Just one year ago, the Inner Sunset Community Connectors was launched and just celebrated their first year at St. Anne's Church, 850 Judah Street. You can read more about their successful journey with the blog post on the CLC Website. Supervisor Vallie Brown, who helped support the creation of this site, was on hand for a little exercise and to join the festivities.  If you live in the neighborhood and want to join in, click this link for the November calendar
Senior Power Launches New Website 
woman holding book and smiling
Check out their website at  and get more information  about their next meeting  Thursday, November 14, 10:00 am at the Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th  Avenue.  Guest speakers will be Nicole Agbayani from the Office of the Assessor-Recorder to talk about property tax savings for seniors and Bret Putnam 
people with assisted listening devices
CLC staff and local volunteers help out
on the 2020 census and the jobs it can provide.  The  meeting will include interpretation into Cantonese as well as the usual meditation exercises, neighborhood announcements, and refreshments. For more information, contact Margaret Graf at or 415-652-4751 or download a flyer here.
CLC Employment and Learning Opportunities 
Check out New SF ReServe Job Opportunities 

The following are open positions with organizations around the City - click this link to be more information.   
Read more about these and other work opportunities at a friendly  
First Impressions session,   
November 8th: 12 pm - 1 pm:  Bayview Hunter's Point YMCA,1601 Lane St
Find out more about any of these jobs, click into the  ReServe site. to apply, fill outnthe  Inquiry form.  For more information, contact John Edmiston at 
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Learn about Many Census Jobs In Person at CLC
Jobs Available help us be counted
Earn extra income while helping your community! The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.  A representative from the US Census will be on-site at CLC's computer lab every Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 to assist you with your online application for many types of jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisory staff.
CLC Computer Lab: Something for Everyone 
woman tutoring a man at the computer
We welcome older adults and people with disabilities to use our computer lab at 1663 Mission Street most weekdays. We are also expanding our tutoring and training in Cantonese and Mandarin in our office on Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00 with Wand a (pictured left). 
Download flyer with a list of all other Wanda's sessions around the city.
Email for more information. 
We continue to provide computer training and support in the Bayview at the Bayview library.  The upcoming dates are November 14, 21 and December 5 and 19 at the Bayview/Linda Brooks-Burton Branch at 5075 3rd Street.  Email for more information. 
More Events and Resources To Know About 
Healthwise - Providing Healthcare At Home? 

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AHWGO is hosting this fascintating forum. Where else do you get the perspectives of a systems designer, a nurse practitioner and an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing at UCSF on
providing healthcare at home? 
Thursday, November 7, 6:00 - 8:00, 
Ed Roberts Campus 3075 Adeline Street Berkeley @ Ashby BART Fully Accessible
Tickets Online or call (510) 771-0116 Suggested Donation: $20, Scholarships available - Refreshments will be served
Please spread the word - it is in Berkeley but easy to reach by public transit. See attached flyer
Interesting Studies Help Us Think about Priorities 
Department of Aging and Adult Services 
Recently published their Year-in-Review for Fiscal Year 2018-19 and their Action Plan for 2019-20.  
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San Francisco Community Health Needs Assessment 2019
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In September, the San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership released their most recent Community Health Needs Assessment, with a focus on critical health and related issues in the City.  The report targeted 5 health needs that heavily impact disease and death in San Francisco.  
A Closing Quote from a Satisfied CLC Participant...
"I just want to say how happy I am with the services and programs being provided to us the seniors by you and your organization.  So many.  Because of my recent heart attack the walking is really helping me, every time I see my doctor he asks "how much walking are you doing? ".  I would respond hardly any.  Now I can report that I walk a minimum of two hours a week.  Could not go walking alone in the hood, too many stories of what sometimes happens.  Again, thank you so much.  God bless you."
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 and end economic and other barriers to aging in our own homes and neighborhoods. Learn more.