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Celebration A Grand Success
seniors doing a song
Eric Mar at the podium
award presentation
CLC's Annual Event was aglow with fun and friendship for the annual Norma Satten Community Services Award Event. Johnnie Brooks and the OMI Cheers (pictured right) set us on a lively course with special lyrics to the Broadway show tune "I'm Still Here" as CLC begins a celebration of its 10 year anniversary. This year's honoree, Eric Mar, inspired us with thoughts about the importance of grassroots engagement and of following in the footsteps of leaders of courage and commitment like Norma. Eric shared a moving story of his grandfather.
Find a  copy of the evening's Keepsake Program Book here, listing the event sponsors, highlighting the work of CLC, sharing comments about Eric's leadership and concluding with the words from Johnnie rendition of "I'm Still Here."
As always, find more pictures from this year's event  on Facebook or on our blog, Keep a look out in the spring for the Save the Date card marking the date of our 10 year anniversary event. Missed the event, but still want to help support our work?  Just click here!

Great T-shirts with a Message - Paired or Single 
Bert Houle and Becky Fazio were back this year and below showcase CLC's new t-shirts, so you too can be cool. After many requests. we've made the T-shirts available - buy one for yourself or pair up with a friend or family member. Just $20 each -  order an "Old's Cool" T-shirt. Choose unisex or ladies-style shirts in your size. Proceeds benefit the Community Living Campaign. 
image of t-shire saying Old_s Cool and Old School
young and old persons wearing t-shirt
Toward More Just & Equitable Communities
Dignity Fund Roll Out Underway 
dignity fund logo
For those who helped win support for the Dignity Fund, it is exciting to see real new dollars begin to roll out to provide services and support. To keep up with the news, be sure to get on the email list for the Dignity Fund Coalition. And here is a schedule of up-coming events of interest:
DAAS Commission - Wednesday, October 6 , 9:30 a.m., City Hall Room 416 - approves more allocations from Dignity Fund and overview of the plan from consultant to undertake the required Needs Assessment. Remember,  you can watch on-line if you can come in person.
Dignity Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee - Monday, October 16, 3:00 to 4:30, 1650 Mission Street, Golden Gate Room - overall guidance in discussion with the Dept. of Aging and Adult Services. 
Dignity Fund Coalition - Wednesday, October 25, 2:30 to 4:30, 825 Howard Street - identifying issues and building support of the successful implementation and growth of the Dignity Fund.
Community Forums - See article below for a current list of dates and times. 
Community Forums for Dignity Fund Planning 
yes on Prop I poster
The first of a series of 11+ Community Forums have been scheduled to take input on the gaps in services and supports for seniors and adults with disabilities in communities across the City, as required by Prop I. Don't miss this opportunity to share your insights and experience to shape future funding and policy decisions.

District 8 - Fri., 10/13, 11:00am - 1:00pm @ Openhouse, 65 Laguna Street
District 1 - Wed., 10/18, 11:30am - 1:30pm @ Richmond Rec Ctr, 251 18th Ave
District 10 - Wed., 10/18, 3:00 - 5:00pm @Dr. Davis Center, 1706 Yosemite Ave. 
District 6 - Thurs., 10/19, 3:30 - 5:30pm @ Curry Senior Center, 333 Turk St.
District 3 - Wed., 10/25, 2:00 - 4:00pm @ Lady Shaw Senior Ctr., 1483 Mason 
District 7 - Wed., 11/1, 1:00 - 3:00pm @ West Portal Clubhouse, 131 Lenox 
District 4 - Thurs., 11/2, 1:30 - 3:30pm @ Ortega Library, 3223 Ortega Street
Individuals can attend the Forum of their choice. Additional Forums, in remaining Supervisor Districts, are still being scheduled.

For more information, or to request translation or accommodations for disabilities, please contact Melissa McGee at or by calling  415-355-6782.
Bridging the Digital Divide 
CLC Computer Trainers Around the City 
fun picture of computer and a mouse on top

We are back at Valencia Gardens computer lab  every Tuesday from 10:00 to 1:00  at 360  Valencia  Street and have added a new time and place at CLC's offices - every Monday from 10:00 to Noon at 1360 Mission Street (Suite 400).  

Tutoring available in English, Spanish, Cantonese a nd Mandarin.  For more info, contact Judy at 821-1003, ext. 109 or at .
SF Tech Council Meeting - Focus on Action
tech council members discussing around a table
The SF Tech Council meetings continue to focus on mapping out an action plan for its Connectivity + Initiative. And we are excited to announce we will have some excellent assistance over the next few months, as the SF Tech Council was chosen to be a project of the  Harvard Business School Community Partners Program
Learn more about the last meeting on the SF Tech Council blog The Tech Council's next meeting is Wednesday, October , 2017, from 4:00-6:00. Meetings are  open  to non-Council members, but RSVP required. Contact Susan at (415) 821-1003, ext. 112 or for more information.
Creating an Age and Disability Friendly SF 
Meet More CLC Good Neighbors
picture of cathy russo
When Cathy Russo realized that what she really wanted to do was to help seniors, she enrolled in the Gerontology Department at SF State University, where she received her Master's degree in 1977.  Now retired, Cathy remains active. In addition to her involvement with the Community Living Campaign and Parkmerced University Park Grocery Delivery Network (PUP), she also volunteers with the Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals, and is a member of the Advisory Council to the San Francisco Commission on Aging.  It seems that in volunteering with PUP, Cathy is not only recreating the small town of her youth but is also making connections between her vast experience and her commitment to "making it good" for others.
Learn more about Cathy on our SF Healthy blog

Aging While Black Forum Returns
Sometimes, it is important to just reflect on the gifts and experience that a community can bring to the challenge of maintaining the good health, safety, well-being, and quality of life of elders and their families. This year's event, part of the IT Bookman Community Center Senior Luncheon on September 29, included DAAS Commissioner Perry Lang (below left) and Financial Advisor,  Charles Clerky, Financial Advisor. 
The forum also provided an opportunity to recognize those neighborhood seniors who completed the beginning computer class, "Computing Skill-Up" with CLC computer trainer Molly Hanhwitz (pictured below right). Molly will be offering the class again in January.  To learn more about this and other upcoming activities in the OMI, contact Deb Glen at or at 415-821-1003, ext. 104.

picture of Perry Lang
participants at Forum
seniors with certificates

Some Wild Cowgirls!
picture of two seniors in a sign that says Wanted _500 Reward
St. Francis Episcopal Church Western Roundup & Rockathon on September 16th was a foot-stomping', hard-rockin', finger-lickin' hooten and hollerin' good time!  A little group from CLC joined the fun and were delighted to learn that a portion of the proceeds would come to CLC to continue our community-based work. Many thanks to Rev. Beth Sherman and members of St. Francis, especially that long standing, hard riding cowgirl Dr. Margaret (Peg) Miller (pictured right). St. Francis will soon host an Aging At Home 360 Workshop to help participants to find solutions for aging  at home on their own terms, with safety and delight.  
Other Upcoming Events 
Cayuga Connectors Paint the Town 
Those Cayuga Connectors are at it again, focusing on health, fun, and friendship.
neighbors painting mural
October events include: 
  • Thursday, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 DEEP Diabetes education (10 to noon)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 10, Hearing (11 am)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 11 and 25th Brain Health
  • Saturday, Oct. 14, Community Yard Sale
Neighbors turned out to paint a new mural highlighting some of the Cayuga neighborhood history.  See more of what makes this neighborhood so special on the  Cayuga Community Connectors' Facebook page For more info about any of the events above, contact Patti at 415.821-1003, ext. 106 or .

OWL Brings Energy to Efforts to  End Ageism 
Diane with sign behind saying _Let_s End Ageism_
Diane Krantz led an animated discussion with over 50 participants who said zeroed in on recognizing both our own and society's current images, biases and prejudices concerning older adults, especially women. This interactive session on September 23, was hosted  by the San Francisco Public Library and sponsored by the  Older Women's League of SF. 
The next OWL Meeting is set for Saturday, October 28, will be held at the  Northern Police Station Community Room, 1125 Fillmore Street from 10 AM to Noon .  The topic is  Why Bother Making Friends?  Let's Talk About the Importance of Relationships in Our Lives. CLC is a co-sponsor.  Download a flyer with more info here.

Faith Community & City: Coming Together to Support Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities
The San Francisco Interfaith Council, in collaboration with the SF Dept. of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), will host a half-day workshop at which faith communities will engage in a rich discussion with DAAS and its partner organizations on serving the needs of our older adults and adults with disabilities. Rev. Jay Williams, the new Pastor of Glide Memorial Church, will deliver the keynote address on  Monday, October 16, 2017, 8:30 am - 12:00 Noon,  St. Mary's Cathedral (St. Francis Room),  1111 Gough Street, San Francisco.   
Shireen McSpadden, Executive Director of DAAS, will discuss the challenges facing older adults and the services DAAS and its partners offer. Michael Pappas, Executive Director of the San Francisco Interfaith Council, will discuss the perspective and resources the Faith Community brings in serving this population. There will be a panel discussion, breakout groups, and a resource fair. At the end of the half-day session, participants will consider establishing an ongoing form of communication.  Flyer linked here. 
Please  register for the event here. Come visit CLC and a host of other organizations ready to serve.

painting of two seniors walking holding hands
Art With Elders Show on Sunday, Oct. 22
Join the 25th Annual Exhibit and Celebration for Art With Elders on  Sunday, October 22, from 2:00 to 4:00
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.
Event will be hosted in the Gerald Simon Auditorium at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 
375 Laguna Honda Blvd.  Event tickets are sliding scale, ranging from free to to $40.00.  Click Here to order Tickets .

"It Takes a Village" - Some News 
San Francisco Village  Has A New Home
Join SF Village members and staff as they celebrate their grand opening with a celebration  Thursday, October 12 , 4:00 - 7:00 pm at  3220 Fulton Street at 8th Avenue.  RSVP to ( 415) 387-1375  or 

NEXT Village Annual Halloween Gala
Join them for the pre-party party, the musical performance by the fabulous Joni Mitchell Tribute Band, and the after-party party with a DJ playing dancing tunes! Saturday, October 28, 7:00 to 10:00,  The San Francisco Art Institute,  800 Chestnut St.  For info, go to  or call  415-888-2868.  Tickets available online here.

Golden Gate Village
This Village, hosted in partnership with Richmond Senior Center, has a diverse range of activities.  See all activities here  on their lively website.