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Election Day Is Here & You're Not Ready?  Fear Not!

Forgot to update your registration?  San Francisco now has

same day registration and voting at the  City Hall Voting Center. Just head there on Tuesday, June 5.

Don't know where to go to vote?  

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Find your polling place location here.

Still confused about rank choice voting? 

Reminder of how rank choice voting works here.

 

Want to watch the elections results roll in?

The Dept. of Elections posts minute-by-minute updates on their website when the polls close.

 

What's really fearful?  Seeing democracy slipping away because people don't believe their vote counts. SO VOTE! Democracy doesn't work without YOU!

 

Will the New Mayor Remember Our Issues? 
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In April at the Herbst Theater, the Dignity Fund Coalition asked the leading mayoral candidates some tough questions about how they will make our city a great place for seniors and people with disabilities. Click here to see and download the fabulous infographic about the event. 
To help the new Mayor remember promises made, including protecting the Dignity Fund and the critical programs it provides, the Dignity Fund Coalition has invited the newly-elected Mayor to come back to a follow-up event within 90 days of taking office. 
Want to learn more about the questions raised by folks at the mayoral forum? Check out the Dignity Fund Coalition website.
Help support efforts to make our city more senior and disability friendly by joining us for the next meeting of the Dignity Fund Coalition  Wednesday, June 27, from 2:30 - 4:30PM  at 825 Howard Street.
Will This Year's Budget Be More Just & Equitable?
CLC and other members of Budget Justice Coalition and the Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly are waiting for the details of the Mayor's budget to see if it reflects all the recent talk by policymakers about bringing more equity across groups and neighborhoods. As we step up our advocacy with the Board of Supervisors, here are several key dates:
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Friday, June 1 - Mayor's Budget Released 

Monday, June 18, 9:30 Rally on Steps of City Hall, followed by hearing at the Board of Supervisors - Plan to attend the Rally and speak at the hearing about employment and other issues important to you and other seniors and people with disabilities!


Final Deliberations on the Budget - Tuesday, June 26 (and Wednesday, June 27)
First Vote on the Final Budget - Tuesday, July 24

CLC Highlights 
Ten Years? Oh My, How Time Flies!

Ten years ago, a small group of activists founded the Community Living Campaign. Thanks to their vision, CLC is charting a new path for what it means to age in place in San Francisco.

Help us celebrate our community and launch another decade of awareness and action.  

save the date card for 10th anniversary September 2018
Thursday, September 20
6:00-8:30 pm
Cocktail Buffet
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street, San Francisco

We are especially pleased to honor  Ashley C. McCumber  with the Norma Satten Community  Service Innovation Award.  Learn more about this event and our honoree here.   We would welcome your investment in our future through sponsorships. You can d ownload a sponsor form or simply contribute online . Questions? Please call (415) 821-1003 x101.
Speaking Out Loud and Clear That Employment Matters!
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Supervisor Yee kept his promise and hosted a hearing at the Board's Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee on May 9th about the gaps in employment and related services for older adults and adults with disabilities. The hearing was co-sponsored Supervisors Ronan, Kim, Sheehy, and Fewer. 

Our own Alicia Crawford, SF ReServe Program Director (pictured right), spoke at the hearing about the benefits of the SF ReServe Program to participants and organizations alike. See more pictures and watch the hearing on our blog. The call for this hearing is part of CLC's campaign to put issues of economic security and employment in focus for this year's City budget.
Celebrating Our Phenomenal 'Good Neighbors' 
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Neighbors throughout San Francisco are at the heart of creating community. These dedicated neighbors who share their lifetime of experience and talents demonstrate just how much better we can make our communities when we create opportunities for everyone to contribute. 
What does it take to be a good neighbor? You just had to look around the room at the recent Good Neighbor celebration hosted at the ARC. Leaders from neighborhoods across the city came to meet each other and learn about the good deeds that have multiplied in their communities. 
'Senior Beat' Reporters Help Us Reframe Aging 
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Our new 'Senior Beat' covers news of interest to seniors as well as showcases what older people have to offer the rest of the City's residents: their experiences, their opinions, their stories.  

Senior Beat stories are published on CLC's blog as well as in several neighborhood newspapers.  See the latest Senior Beat stories here.
Addressing the Loneliness Epidemic 
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CLC recently participated in a forum in the Google community space on reducing the loneliness epidemic. Read the recent blog by CLC board member Kasley Killam for the  World Economic Forum Global Shapers to learn more about the 5 ways panelists suggested to help reduce isolation and loneliness.:
1) Use technology to help, not hinder
2) Connect the disconnected through shared interests.
3) Bridge millennials with perennials
4) Design with, not just for, the people you are serving
5) Take ownership (call your grandparents/parents)  

Connect with Tech 
Get Your Passport - The Journey Is Starting
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There's a whole digital world waiting for you, your
friends, and colleagues. Learn how to get started and safely find your way to information, connections, and fun online with the SF Tech Council's digital literacy project: Passport to the Digital World

The Project launched with an overflow crowd at a special event during the Library's May Connect with Tech Week. Now we are beginning the journey - won't you come along? Learn more on the SF Tech Council website. Contact passport@sftechcouncil.org  for info about where to get your passport, as well as resources for "learners" and "teachers"
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See more pictures from the Passport Launch Party at the Main Library

Get Your Passport At the CLC Lab  
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You can get your Digital Passport and start the journey at our computer lab at 1663 Mission Street, Suite 525.  
Come on by to learn new skills, get help, and hang out!
Start on your Digital Passport, use one of our touch-screen PCs, get general help on your  smart phone, tablet, or laptops, or scan and save photos letters and documents.  

Download a full schedule here . Or just search our online calendar. We are  seeking volunteers  to help keep the lab open for additional hours and days. For more information, please contact lizette@sfcommunityliving.org .
Preserving Memories with Help - from Friends! 
At our Preserving Memories events, participants bring photos and learn how to scan them, save, and share with friends and family. Our Preserving Memories adventure continued with an event at the Oceanview Library with help from volunteers from City departments during Connect with Tech Week (pictured right), and another with a crew of eager students from Lick Wilmerding High School (pictured left). See more pictures on our blog

We're next heading out to Aquatic Park Senior Center on June 11. Want to schedule your own scanning event? Make a date by emailing info@sfcommunityliving.org

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Our Upcoming Events 
Building Connections, Neighbor to Neighbor
Our Community Connector programs build networks of neighbors and friends by supporting volunteers in coordinating a range of local activities and outreach for seniors and people with disabilities.
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Merced Extension hears about accessible phones 
Cayuga Community Connectors at 2525 Alemany Blvd.  Check out Cayuga's calendar   for Chair Yoga, Boomer events, Learning about Kitchen Herbs, Freedom from Falls, and much more .  
Miraloma Park Community Connectors at  Cornerstone Trinity Baptist Church Hall, 480 Teresita Blvd.  View Miraloma's calendar for the times Always Active Exercise Classes, Emergency Preparedness, Free Accessible Phones, and more. 

Merced Extension Community Connectors at 201 Head Street.  View Merced Extension's calendar for Always Active Senior Exercise Class, Free Accessible Phones, and more.  
Remember Those Who Made a Difference
We Lost An Amazing, Resilent Community Leader 
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Some of us were lucky enough to have known Margaret Miller, MD (also known as Peg Kaplan to friends and family). An early CLC Board member, she had a long and distinguished career, following by an amazing "retirement" with unbelievable pace of community engagement.  We are writing a short memorial to Peg and are looking for ways to preserve her memory and those of others like her - Dr. Harry Weinstein and Vera Haile, to name a few. Share your thoughts about who should be included and how better to preserve their memories with  marie@sfcommunityliving.org.
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.