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Loneliness Is Bad For Your Health
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Join us for a panel discussion to explore successes and challenges around decreasing loneliness. Social isolation and loneliness are on the rise, especially for seniors, causing poor physical health, diminished quality of life, and shorter lifespans .
Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 - 8:30PM
Speakers include: 
Anika Kumor,  Forget Me Not
Richard Caro,  Tech Enhanced Life
Jane Langridge,  Little Brothers: Friends of the Elderly

Hosted by San Francisco Global Shapers (an initiative of the World Economic
Forum) at the Google Community Space.  Learn more about this issue in the recent Scientific American articleauthored by Kasley Killam, a CLC Board member, panel moderator, and SF Shaper . Reserve your ticket today, and bring a friend!
Take Action
Mayoral Candidate Events - Mark Your Calendar 
sign that says Mayoral Candidate Forum
This June election will decide who will replace Mark Farrell as SF Mayor. The Dignity Fund Coalition is the lead sponsor of a s enior and disability-focused Mayoral Candidate Forum on April 26 at 10:30AM at the Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Avenue.

A second, more informal candidate event is planned for Thursday, April 12 at 1187 Franklin Street, sponsored by SDA, CARA and other local groups. 
Events will focus on issues of concern to seniors and adults with disabilities.  Be sure to mark your calendar. More details will follow soon. 

Dignity Fund Update
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As required in the Dignity Fund legislation, the Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) recently conducted a needs assessment to identify the biggest gaps in services and support. The contractor, RND Consultants, has shared their initial findings, and will release their draft report in mid March.  Material prepared by DAAS in this process can now be found on the HSA website . Learn more at the following meetings: 
Oversight and Advisory Committee meets  March 19, 3:00 to 5:00PM,  1650 Mission Street. 

The Dignity Fund Coalition  will meet  Wednesday, March 14, from 2:30 to 4:30PM at 825 Howard Street to review the report and work on planning and outreach for the Mayoral Candidate Forum on April 26 (see above). 
Bridging the Digital Divide 
CLC Office is Now a Hub for Computer Learning 
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Thanks to our fabulous LaNay Eastman, who is moving to Oregon!
NOW at 1663 Mission Street, Suite 525
We are thrilled to now have our own dedicated computer lab for seniors and people with disabilities. Come on by to learn new skills, get help, and hang out!
Mondays, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesdays, 10:00am to 12:00pm 
     & 2:00 to 4:00pm 
Wednesdays, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fridays, 1:00 to 3:00pm

HELP Desk - Bring your smart phone, tablet, or computer and get help using it and solving problems.  
Preserving Memories - Bring your important photos, letters, and documents. Learn to scan and save them for sharing and safe keeping. Bring your own flash drive or purchase one of ours at a discounted price.
General Tutoring and Support - Help available for PC and Mac.

See full schedule here. We are  seeking volunteers  to help keep the lab open for additional hours and days. For more information, please contact .
Neighborhood-Based Computer Classes & Tutoring 
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Chester Williams completes a computer workshop at the Bayview YMCA.
Our fabulous Community Connectors and trainers offer free computer classes and tutoring in computer labs and senior centers throughout San Francisco - in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi. Download the full schedule  or  visit our online computer class calendar.
Questions? Contact 415-821-1003 or
Scanning Event a Fun Way to Connect and Share Memories 
computer trainers helping grandmother and granddaughter scan pictures
CLC computer trainers Molly Hankwitz and Anna Ng hosted a recent "Preserving Memories" event at Curry Senior Center. Everyone there was charmed by Rebecca Nichols and her granddaughter Destinee. One highlight was a picture of Rebecca with Mick Jagger - part of a collection of photos highlights from her career with Bill Graham Productions and Flights of Fantasy Productions helping organize music and community events. 
Want to share and preserve your own memories? See our computer schedule for upcoming "Preserving Memories" opportunities, including March 10 from 1:00 to 3:00pm  at Excelsior Senior Center and March 16, 5:00 to 7:30pm  at the Bayview YMCA. 
Our Upcoming Events  
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Join us to learn about resources and our efforts to increase pathways to meaningful employment for seniors and people with disabilities.

The Community Living Campaign and our SF ReServe Program are hosting a Work Matters Forum to raise awareness of the issues facing older adults and those with disabilities of any age seeking to work and contribute. The event will include: 
  • Guest speakers and presentations by those ready and able to provide workforce training and support.
  • Resource and information tables hosted by local organizations.
  • Opportunities to share your ideas about how to better put seniors and adults with disabilities to work. 
  • Ways to sign up for free computer help and training.
Join us Thursday, March 22 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM, 1187 Franklin Street. A raffle and delicious lunch are included!  Please RSVP here.
Mark Your Calendar - CLC Fall Anniversary Event
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The Community Living Campaign will celebrate the conclusion of our 10th anniversary year with our annual award event this September. 
Be sure to get the date in your calendar now: Thursday, September 20, 5:30 to 8:00PM! More details to follow. And thanks to SF ReServist Kate Godfrey for our cool anniversary logo!
Other Upcoming Events
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Aging In America Conference Comes to SF
If you're attending March 26-29, check out one of the several workshops in which CLC and our work are highlighted. Click the links to learn about each presentation. 

While tickets to attend are expensive, there is free or reduced price access for volunteers and for the press.  Learn more here. 
Go DEEP To Help Your Community Stay Healthy 
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DEEP stands for Diabetes Empowerment Education Programâ„¢, a training program providing invaluable information and hands-on activities to help people with diabetes or pre-diabetics to better control the disease and avoid complications. Anyone interested in becoming a DEEP peer educator can become certified by attending a three-day training March 19-21, 2018  (8:30am to 5:00pm) in San Francisco's Richmond District. DEEP is especially looking for people with bilingual skills. There is no cost to the training if the trainee agrees to lead 2 DEEP workshops within a year. To learn more and to pre-register for the training, Pre-Registration Training Link Here.  For questions, contact Marina Lazzara, Health Promotion Program Assistant at 415-550-2257 or email:
Professionals Needed To Work with Elders
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With the number of older adults growing at a rapid pace, the need for trained and empathetic professionals is also growing. Interested? Sign up for the Fall 2018 Semester at SF State University for a Masters Degree in Gerontology - Deadline April 1, 2018. Find more information on the SF State Gerontology admissions page or  download a flyer here .
CLC Highlights 
Connections for Healthy Aging Workshops Roll On
We offer a range of presentations on a variety of topics related to aging. Our "Vial of Life" presentation traveled to People First at the ARC with help from Connector Jennifer Walsh, while Chef Lizette got Cayuga seniors thinking about (and sampling) healthy eating. Interested in having a CHA Workshop roll your way? Contact Lizette at
people in a workshop
seniors in a workshop
Neighborhood Networks Are "Always Active"
Always Active  excercise and wellness sessions are at the heart of efforts to create Community Connector Neighborhood Networks. New sessions in Merced Extension and Miraloma Park have been added and will continue, thanks to support from Supervisor Yee and a new grant from the Department of Aging and Adults Services as one of the Community Services Pilots funded by new Dignity Funds. Get Active! So many other things going on - see our Neighborhood calendar online or learn more on the Cayuga Facebook page. Including their new batch of Free Little Library book boxes springing up around the neighborhood. 
seniors exercising
little book library in front of home

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.