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With Gratitude to All Who Warmed Our New Office with Fun and  Friendship 
People celebrating at the new office
CLC hosted over 110 guests at the launch of our new "hub" at 1663 Mission Street, Suite 525. If you missed the party, stop by to say "Hi" on weekdays between 10:00 and 4:00. Come and try our computer lab, scan some pictures, or just bring your lunch. Many thanks to the generous folks who helped buy chairs, desks, and other items for our new space.  See more pictures on our blog .  
Take Action
Attempt to Weaken Dignity Fund Halted (For Now) 
advocates in front of supervisors chambers
The Board of Supervisors proposed changing the level of funding that would go to the Dignity Fund and other set-asides. The Dignity Fund Coalition mobilized to successfully block efforts to weaken the Dignity Fund and other set-asides at the January 17 and 24 meetings of the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee. However, the legislative sponsors Supervisor Aaron Peskin and Katy Tang only agreed to postpone discussion and action until the November ballot.  

Our next step is to develop a community strategy for this challenge, as well as the 2018-19 budget year. Join us at the next Dignity Fund Coalition meeting on Wednesday, January 31  from 2:30 - 4:30 PM at 825 Howard Street.  To make sure you get the latest updates on the Dignity Fund, please join the DFC email list.
Key Upcoming Meetings for Dignity Fund
Dignity Fund logo
We are working to ensure dollars from the Dignity Fund roll out as fast and effectively as possible to provide needed services and support. We'll be at these upcoming Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) meetings; you are welcome to come, too!
Oversight and Advisory Committee -  February 12, 3:00 to 5:00, 1650 Mission. See presentation of initial results of forums and focus groups.  
DAAS Commission
February 13, 1:00 PM.

City Hall Room 416. Discuss and approve budget to be sent to the Mayor. 
Service Providers Working Group - 
February 14, 3:00 to 5:00 PM.

1650 Mission St. The DAAS consultant will present the community needs assessment community engagement findings to the the group. 

Fight the Fears: Ways to Respond to ICE Raids 
poster that says dignity not detention
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) threatens to carry  out mass  raids in San Francisco and other Northern California cities. Faith in Action and other religious and community service groups are ramping up preparedness, so that we can all better protect our families, our neighbors, and our communities. 
San Francisco Rapid Response Number - (415)200-1548 
SF Immigrant Legal & Information Network provides tip sheets and  other information , available on the website in multiple languages. Check out 
Faith in Action Bay Area Events on Facebook
designed to provide training to community members. Post Hotline Posters in Your Neighborhood. Download and print Hotline poster 11" x 14" here
Our Upcoming Events  
CLC Office is Now a Hub for Computer Learning 
volunteers in the new computer lab
Thanks to The Specialists Guild for donating and setting up the computers!
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, 10am to 2pm
Wednesdays, 10am to noon
Friday, Feb. 9 & 16, 1pm to 3pm

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 c ontact .
Free Computer Classes and Tutoring Across SF 
Wanda shows a student how to use her tablet and phone
Our fabulous Community Connectors and trainers offer free 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 view  our online calendar.   Questions? Contact 415-821-1003 or
Video Shows How to Scan to Preserve Memories 
video ab out scanning
Richmond Senior Center hosted one of our "Preserving  Memories" events for seniors to get their photographs scanned and ready to share with others. 

Director Kaleda Walling shows just how easy scanning is in this video. CLC is working with the San Francisco Tech Council to show how technology can connect people with family and friends, while capturing history!  If you're interested in organizing or attending a scanning event near you, email
CLC Highlights 
Women's March Connects the Generations 
Dr. Miller and friends at the women_s march
Dr. Margaret Miller, former CLC Board member and long-time community leader, organized us to join her for the second year in a row for the Women's March. 

As Margaret approaches her 96th Birthday, she remains committed to supporting the causes of women in our country and abroad.  As she stated, "As a physician, and child and family advocate in my professional life, I feel compelled to participate actively in this important event."
Be Prepared - The Life You Save May Be Your Own 
speakers at a preparedness workshop
While everyone has "the right to be rescued" in an urban area, first responders and other emergency personnel will be overwhelmed in a major emergency. This workshop emphasized the importance for people with disabilities to be prepared, to develop their own personal support team, and to be ready to create their own path to safety.  
CLC sponsored the workshop on emergency preparedness for people with disabilities, along with the FDR Democratic Club, the Lighthouse, and the Independent Living Resource Center featuring speakers in the room and via Skype. 
Let's Help More Seniors and People with Disabilities Find Part-Time Work in 2018 
Rebecca at Aquatic Park Senior Center
O ur SF ReServe program places older adults and people with disabilities in part-time and project-based work at nonprofits in San Francisco. 

The program has been a great success, and there are many experienced and skilled older people and adults with disabilities who could contribute to their community if more funding were available. 

Whether you work for a nonprofit that needs extra capacity or are looking for employment, learn more about SF ReServe  today!   And see our blog as we raise the visibility of this important issue in this year's budget campaign .

Other Upcoming Events
Protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid 
social insurance and social justice
Two leading advocates will speak at a special forum on February 1, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the San Francisco Main Library: Carroll L. Estes, Professor Emerita of Sociology at UCSF, Past-chair of the Board of Directors of The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and Kevin Prindiville, the executive director of Justice in Aging.  Register on Eventbrite or  call (510) 771-0116. Sponsored by At Home With Growing Older and co-sponsored by the Community Living Campaign.   

Free Aging 360 Workshop
woman leading a round table workshop
"Can my home grow old with me and keep me not only safe but also comfortable and happy?" 

This workshop is free and co-sponsored by At Home With Growing Older and the Community Living Campaign Participants will learn about age-friendly design and what they can do to make their home work better for them. 

Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, February 16, February 23, and March 2.
Location: St. Francis Square, Social Hall, corner of Western Shore Lane and Lottie Bennett Lane, near Geary and Laguna.
How to register: Register by contacting Betty Traynor at 415-931-1126 or email This workshop is open to participants 55+; participants are encouraged to attend all sessions.  

About the Community Living Campaign

picture of teh sign on our new office
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.