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May 1st - Honor Workers and the Contributions of
 Immigrants  Today and Everyday!

Opportunities Ahead 
Work Matters! Community Forum on May 24
CLC's newest Initiative, SF ReServe, is an important link in an existing array of
employment and volunteer opportunities in
SF for seniors and adults with disabilities.  

We invite you to a special Forum that will help launch the SF ReServe Program and highlight other resources.  It includes an interactive program of speakers and panelists, resource tables, and hand-on help to sign-up for one or more paid and volunteer opportunities. 

Come join us on Wednesday, May 24 at the Unitarian Conference Center, 1187 Franklin Street. The schedule is as follows:
9:30    Gather, refreshments, visit Resource Tables
10:00  Program Begins
Noon   Lunch (provided) - Please RSVP so we are sure to have enough!
After Lunch - Discussion and hands-on help
Event is free -  reserve your seat here  or call 415-821-1003.

SF ReServe Logo
Energize a Cause with Your Experience  
If You are 60+ or have a disability, with skills & generosity of spirit, then consider becoming a "ReServist". SF ReServe matches talented seniors and people with disabilities with part time positions at community organizations. 
 
The first step in "re-serving" is to register to attend one of our  First Impressions  information sessions. Please click this link and let us know which session you would like to attend . Space is limited; please confirm as soon as possible.   
 
Thur. May 4, 10:00 to 11:30, CLC Office, 1360 Mission St., Suite 400
Tues. May 16, 10:00 to 11:30, Dorothy Day Community, 54 McAllister 
Wed. May 24, 9:30 to 2:00, Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin 
(this is a more extensive forum featured above) 
Thur. May 25, 10:30 to 11:30, 30th Street Senior Center, 225 30th Street
Thur. May 25, 1:00 to 2:30, Richmond Sr Center, 6221 Geary Blvd, 3rd Fl 
Thurs. June 1, 10:00 to 11:30, CLC Office, 1360 Mission St., Suite 400

Devote Your Time and Talent to Strengthen Your Community. Reinvest your skills and play a role in helping nonprofit and public institutions stay on mission. Work with people who value experience and dedication.  

To sign up for a First Impressions session or to learn more, email info@sfreserve.org or call 415-821-1003, x1.
Bridging the Digital Divide 
WOW! Digital Inclusion Week Is Amazing!
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Don't miss the SF Public Library Digital Inclusion Week, May 8 to 13 at the Main Library and beyond. 

Digital Inclusion Week is free, open to the public, and has something for everyone. Events are geared towards people who are interested in connecting or expanding their tech skills, to seniors, people with disabilities, volunteers, tech industry professionals, policymaker and nonprofits working towards digital inclusion.  It will 
feature movie screenings, hands-on classes, panel discussions, a tech expo with resources for seniors and others, a week-long Learning for Action game and raffle, digital device give-aways, exciting keynote speakers and more.  Hightlights at 100 Larkin include 
Opening Presentation  - Dignitaries and Community Leaders Panel - Monday, May 8, 10:30 , Koret Auditorium 
Senior Resource Fair - Tuesday, May 9 10:30 to 2:00 , Latino/Hispanic Room
Techie Volunteer Recruitment Event  - Thurs. May 11, 5:00 , Latino/Hispanic Room
See the Digital Art Display  of Laguna Honda Computer Club in the Poet's Cafe throughout the week.

Your Voice Matters: Important Survey To Help Bridge the Digital Divide 
We want to be sure that seniors' and people with disabilities' views are well represented in a current survey by the City . Please help by filing out an online or paper survey, and asking your friends and neighbors to participate. 
Your Voice Matters
Fill out the on-line Survey at these links:  EnglishSpanishFilipino, and  Chinese.
Or download & print a paper version to copy and share  English Spanish Filipino  and  Chinese .

Completed surveys can dropped off at or mailed to the CLC office, 1 360 Mission Street, Suite 400, SF 94103 or delivered to Supervisor Farrell's Office at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 268, San Francisco, CA 94102. They hope to have surveys completed as soon as possible in May.  Please help us share to your lists.

Digital Leaders Recognized At May 10 Award Event
Digital Leaders Awards 2017
Community Living Campaign is honored to be one of the awardees at the Community Technology Event being hosted on Wednesday, May 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Twitter Headquarters.  More information and to purchase tickets here.

Stay Engaged with Computer Classes and Tutoring

Happy Seniors at Computers
We have a great roster of tutoring opportunities and presentations. This month's topics include Photoshop and so much more. 

SF Tech Council & Key Social Ingredients 
Man pointing to a power power Point on the wall
Chris McCarthy, VP of Strategy & Innovation at  HopeLab and ED of the the  Innovation & Learning Network, gave a great presentation on  Kaiser Permanente's work on aging in place innovation.  See the highlights of their presentation on the SF Tech Council website. 
The Tech Council meetings are open to the public but advance registration required because of building security.  
RSVP to susan@susanpoor.com. The next meeting is scheduled for  Wednesday, May 17 from 4:00 to 6:00 , followed by a networking reception at Twitter's  Neighborhood Nest , 95 Hayes St. between Polk and Larkin. 

Creating an Age and Disability Friendly SF 
Connections for Healthy Aging
Lizette standing in front of a CLC display
Don't miss out on upcoming Connections for Healthy Aging (CHA) workshops this spring, organized by Lizette Martinez pictured left! 

Vial of Life.  The Vial of Life is a potentially life-saving tool which will help you be more prepared for a medical emergency. Don't miss your opportunity to learn about how to use this simple form to communicate with first responders when you need them most. 
Healthy Cooking Classes. Spring has sprung! Learn about the season's bountiful produce and how to incorporate it into your healthy life with a simple, no-cook recipe!
May 11th, 3-4:30 at Coronet, 3595 Geary Blvd.
June 9th, 10:30-Noon  at St. Francis Square, 45 Western Shore
Suicide Prevention.  Suicide is a difficult topic to discuss, however talking openly about it is the best way to do something about it. Join us for an empowering workshop about how to recognize warning signs and support someone who is struggling.  May 26th, 3:00 - 4:30  at Openhouse, 65 Laguna. 

For more information, contact Lizette@sfcommunityliving.org.

Dignity Fund Coalition Update 
Coalition members at the meeting
The Dignity Fund Coalition (pictured right) continues to meet monthly to help keep the Dignity Fund implementation process on track.  To keep up with the news, sign up at  www.sfdignityfund.org
and attend the next meeting of the Dignity Fund Coalition on  Wednesday, May 24, 2:30 to 4:30 at ILRC, 825 Howard. 

Upcoming Events 
Good Neighbor Event Celebrates CLC Leaders 

CLC Good Neighbor Volunteer Appreciation Event is planned for this coming Saturday, May 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 at the ARC, 1500 Howard (at 11th Street).  It is a fun event that helps recognized "good neighbors" for their volunteer efforts across the city.  To learn more or RSVP, contact kate@sfcommunityliving.org

 

 

Curry Gala Honors Betty Traynor 
picture of Betty Traynor
Celebrating 45 years - Curry Senior Center

Join the festivities at the Curry Senior Center Gala. Fri. May 12, 5:30, Fairmont Hotel.  Among the honorees is Betty Traynor, recipient of the Vera Haile Award for her extensive community service.  She is the current president of Senior and Disability Action, long-time leader in efforts with the city's parks, especially in the Tenderloin, active with the Older Women's League and a host of other organizations.  Betty also works with CLC as a Community Connector for St. Francis Square.  For more information about other honorees and to purchase tickets, go to www.curryseniorcenter.org.

 

Budget Rally at City Hall - May 16, Noon
former rally in front o city hall
It's that time of year!  Time to remind the City's policymakers that seniors and adults with disabilities are 25% of the City's population.  Our needs and our numbers continue to grow.  Join us on Wednesday, May 16, Noon, City Hall Steps - chairs provided.  Come and bring a friend!   While the Dignity Fund passed by the voters last November was a hopeful downpayment, the needs and number of San Franciscans at risk continues to grow.  

What's At Stake, What Can We Do
What_s at Stake_ What Can we Do
Join us on Monday, May 22nd to discuss the events of the "first 100+ days" of the new administration, the issues at stake in the next four years, and the work Project Inform and partners will undertake to assure continued progress. The goal: to help support the community to be active in advocating for humane policies to end the HIV/AIDS and HCV epidemics. 

Monday, May 22nd, 5:30PM - 7:30PM at the  SF LGBT Center, Rainbow Room
1800 Market Street (at Octavia Street)
Moderated by Scott Shafer, Senior Editor, Calif. Politics and Government, KQED
  • Dan Bernal, Chief of Staff, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
  • Vignetta Charles, Chief Executive Officer, Education, Training and Research
  • Ernest Hopkins, Director of Legislative Affairs, SF AIDS Foundation
  • Monique Tula, Executive Director, Harm Reduction Coalition
  • Members of the Project Inform staff

Save the Date - CLC Award Event
Save the Date Postcard image

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

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  

If you are interested in sponsorship, you can download a sponsor form here or call 415-821-1003. 

 

Connectors Build Community with Fun & Caring
Easter Bunny and friends
Those are fun folks in the Cayuga neighborhood, as evidenced by their great spirit at a recent spring event at Cayuga Park, complete with a large and good spirited bunny for photo ops.
2017 Queen for a Day Program Honors Leadership 
women honored at event
This recent event helps support the organization that is the backbone of our Bayview Grocery Delivery Network, HP UNITI. This year's event once again  honored women who have been strong leaders and role models in the community. The event also featured great home-styled and an inspiring program. Honorees included Laura Ford, Dr. Veronica Hunnicutt, Barbara (Bobbie) Cooper, Laura Ford (pictured right) and Geneva Whitfield (honored posthumously).  Click here to see more pictures from this wonderful event. To learn more about HP UNITI or the Food Delivery Networks, contact Chester Williams  at ckw_webconnect@sbglobal.net .