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Wishing You Peace and 
Good Health in  2019  

Move Into Action 
Dignity Fund Coalition Forum with Mayor Breed 
Mayor London Breed
The Dignity Fund Coalition hosted a Candidates Forum last spring with Mayoral candidates and invited the person elected to join us for a conversation.   That conversation will take place on Friday, January 11.  
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You can participate by watching the Forum  via  livestream on your computer in real time or on SF Gov TV at a later time. Click this link to find the site and be ready to return January 11 at 1:30 p.m.  
More information about the event and how to be a member at the Dignity Fund Coalition website
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Hunger Is Growing Reality in SF
Over the past 5 years, Food Insecurity has only gotten worse in SF, according to a  200-page report  released by the City's Food Security Task Force in December. The City has increased spending on nutrition programs, yet the extra meals and groceries are still not enough to meet the needs of the estimated 227,000 San Franciscans who are at high risk of food insecurity. 
Chronicling statistics district by district, the report finds food insecurity especially acute among pregnant women, low-income families with children, seniors, people with disabilities and those in insecure housing.  The report was featured in a recent Chronicle article.   Find more info and access report here
Time to Speak Your Mind About the City's Future 
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Three City departments, the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and the Planning Department are convening "A Conversation on Housing and Community Development" on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Balboa High, 1000 Cayuga. Focus will be on  affordable housing, community development, workforce development, protecting diverse and vulnerable populations as the City changes. 

This is an opportunity for all San Franciscans, but especially residents of Supervisorial District 11, to share their opinions and experiences related to housing and social service needs, barriers to fair housing, and improving housing affordability. Get more information about similar events in other neighborhoods.  Other January events include the Tenderloin, January 16 and Western Addition, January 31 both from 5:30 to 7:30.  
Attached are flyers for this event in English , Spanish and Chinese.  They will provide food, child watch and Spanish and Cantonese interpretation at the event.
Public Charge Challenges Immigrant Families 
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CLC and others in San Francisco were more among the more than 210,000 comments received on Trump's proposed "public charge" rule change.  This change would drastically limit access to programs that support health, nutrition and economic stability.  The massive number of comments should slow down the adoption of the rule change and support legal action if need. If you submitted comments, Thanks! Follow the  Alliance for Justice for updates.    
Supervisor Yee's Office Seeks Senior Volunteer 
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District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee is looking for experienced older adults or retired professionals to volunteer in his City Hall office. This internship is a great opportunity to work in the fast-paced, dynamic environment of a local elected official's office. Supervisor Yee's priorities are pedestria n safety, early childhood education and senior services. Job duties will include office and event management, research, writing, community outreach  and  advocacy, social media and messaging.

They are  especially looking for a candidate with strong written and verbal communications, critical thinking and analytical skills, ability to provide excellent customer service, and to work well independently and on teams. Social media skills are strongly desired.

If interested, email your resume and cover letter with subject line "Internship-NAME" to  by January 6, 2019.  Learn more about the rewards of this work in this recent article on the SF Senior Beat
Upcoming Events & Activities 
CLC Computer Lab - Something for Everyone 
Interested in preserving pictures and documents? 
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Bring  your photos, post cards, letters and  other keepsakes and we can help you save  digital copies that  you can share,  store, and more - for free! Stop by on  Wed. Jan 9 or Jan 23 from 10:00 to Noon for free help. 
Looking for work? Get help uploading job applications and filling in online applications. 
Want to learn about the Digital Passport to Learning program?
Download a full schedule here or just search our online calendarEmail  if you have question.
Computer Classes Return to the Bayview Library 
Chester Williams and Jerry Mixon will again be leading computer classes for adults and seniors at the Bayview branch of the Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Jan. 8 through Feb. 14 from 1:00 to 3:00 (except Jan. 24 and Feb 7).  Focus will be on computer basics, basic email, word processing, and using the internet.  Call 415-355-5757 to register for these FREE classes. Download flyer here
SF ReServe Offers An Antidote to Ageism 
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Last month's session on dealing with Ageism in the search for work (facilitated by Diane Krantz) was a big success. The next workshops are scheduled for early February to learn about the SF Reserve Program and other job training and placement programs. 
For more information on jobs or partnership opportunities, stop by our office at 1663 Mission Mon, Tues, or Wed between Noon and 3:00 or contact Alicia at 415.821.1003 x114 or email

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Don't Miss a Beat with Senior Beat 
Read about an Artists' community working and aging together in shared space as the latest article posted on Senior Beat. Visit this online destination that amplifies the voices and share the lives and experiences of our City's older residents.  Have ideas for a story?  Email .  
Honor Leadership and Community on January 11 
Flyer about MLK Luncheon
This year's Annual Event gives honor to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Hosted at Minnie and Lovie Ward Rec Center at 650 Capitol Avenue on Friday Jan. 11 from 12 to 2.  

Keynote Speaker will be Mayor London Breed and will feature a great lunch provided by Old Skool Cafe.  Cost is $20 per person.  Download Flyer with info on how to RSVP here.
Hot Garlic Crab Fest 
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The Black Fillmore Heritage Center at 1330 Fillmore Street is hosting a special event, with two seatings (12 to 2 and 3 to 5) of fabulous food prepared by the Verline Iris Culinary Academy with Chef Sharon Lee.  For more information and to purchase a ticket, go to Eventbrite.
CLC Highlights Community Networks 
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Our Community Connector programs build networks of neighbors and friends by coordinating a range of local activities and outreach for seniors and people with disabilities
Cayuga Community Connectors
Cayuga neighbors set off for an adventure that included a visit to Grace Cathedral and the Ferry Building. They also put together a grand surprise celebration for Community Connector Patti Spaniak in honor of her landmark birthday. Upcoming: Memoir writing, chair yoga, Tai Chi, and so much more.  See Cayuga's calendar for upcoming events  at 2525 Alemany and other local sites. For more info, contact .
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Patti Spaniak with Seniors
Upcoming January events: January 10th - Friendship/Relationship workshopLearn how to strengthen and nurture your friendships and relationships at  11:45 am at Cornerstone Trinity Baptist Church,  480 Teresita Blvd.  View Miraloma's calendar  for the times of Always Active Exercise Classes. And Join Miraloma Connectors for another day of exercise and activities starting Wednesday, January 16 at the Miraloma Park Improvement Association Clubhouse! The Wednesday class will be 10:30-11:30 at 350 O'Shaughnessy Blvd. For info, contact Darlene at

MetCC neighbors (right) join Cayuga for their recent field trip.  View Merced Extension's calendar for Always Active Senior Exercise Classes, coffee hour, and more. Neighbors gather twice a week at 201 Head Street.  For  info email .

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Inner Sunset Community Connectors 
This newest and rapidly growing network meets at St. Anne's of the Sunset on  Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 for exercise, followed by refreshments and other activities. Look what's coming: 
Jan 14, 3:00 Chair Dance/Yoga with Dina Lisha
Jan 28, 2:45 Home Match presentation by Karen Coppock. For more information,  view the Inner Sunset calendar
Senior Power January Meeting: "Safe House" 
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Guest speaker is  Mabel Brown, MSW, Environmental Health Branch, Dept ofPublic Health advises on avoiding mold, vermin & clutter in your living environment; compliance with SF Health & Safety. Raffle prizes!   Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10:00 am at Taraval Police Station,  2345 24th Ave (& Taraval)  Flyer here. 
Neighborhood Leaders Nominated for NEN Awards
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The NEN Awards are San Francisco's way of honoring and celebrating the work of the residents and organizations who make our city an amazing place to live. Many residents and organizations make San Francisco a greener, cleaner and more innovative place to live, work, and visit. Join the Neighborhood Empowerment Network at the San Francisco's City Hall Rotunda on February 6th from 6:00 to 9:30 to celebrate.  RSVP here
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Turkeys and Fixin's Fly to Those in Need 
Good neighbors gathered around in the OMI and Bayview neighborhoods to deliver turkeys and fixings to those in needed - almost 1,300 household received 
this  holiday blessing, which would not have been possible without the generous support  of the Glide Food Program.  Special  thanks - in the OMI, to Deb Glen and the CLC team, Patti Clement and Catholic Charities and all the organizations that help arranged delivery to 600 households in the neighborhood. 

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In the Bayview, thanks to the SF Health Department - Veronica Shepard, Tracy-Shaw Senigar, & Dr. Paula Jones; the CLC Team led by Chester Williams, Vernice Ross, Beverly  Taylor and Jerry Mixon, Having Pride UNITI, Dr. Emily Wade Thompson, Joseph Lee Recreation Center and the Bayview Opera Hous e, and the Faith Based Coalition. And we stretched to meet the extra need, thanks again to A. Philip Randolph Institute and San Francisc o Health Department for extra turkeys and Meals on Wheels for delivering turkeys to the delivery site.  See more pictures here

CLC Vision and Hearing Program Spreads Joy 
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December holidays mark a special time for participants in the City's Adult Day Centers, when the CLC Vision and Hearing Initiative provides thousands of dollars of high- and low-tech devices to those in need. Program Coordinator Sherri Sawyer and CLC Operations Manager Peter Karpathakis organized the effort and made holiday deliveries, thanks to support from the Francis Goldsmith bequest to the United Way of the Bay Area.   Learn more here.
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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.