Action Builds The Movement
Struggle to Save Older Adult Classes Goes On
SF Supervisor  Walton and his colleagues proposed $2.7 million in emergency bridge City fun ding to restore 345 City College classes.  It passed the Board of Supervisors on first reading with a vote of 7 to 4, with Supervisors Yee, Stefani, Peskin and Mandelman opposing based on concerns about CCSF and the many competing priorities. Individuals are urged to contact the Mayor to urge her support, which would allow many classes to be restored and teachers re-hired on a late start schedule.  
Masterplan on Aging: Deliberations Move Forward
The upcoming meetings include:  Feb 5th: Transportation, February 12th:  Poverty, Hunger and Homelessness and Feb 19th: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Response. Learn more:  https://www.engageca.org/master-plan-get-engaged
See Sidewalk Hazards? Report by Calling 311 
The CLC Sidewalk Search Party continues to document sidewalk hazards and other problems. You can simply dial 311 or download the app on your phone. That way, you can take a photo and send, because sometimes a picture is worth
1,000  words.  Join us at our next meeting on  Monday, February 10 1:30 to  2:30 at the CLC Office, 1663 Mission Suite 525. Contact  jennifer@sfcommunityliving.org .  
Join us in February as we get our "ducks in a row" for this year's special "duck-inspired" campaign. We promise fun and a special duck for those who help out.  
Connect with Tech
Active Older Adults Higlighted in Senior Beat 
More great stories on SF Senior Beat! You can help support Senior Beat witha donation through a  Go Fund Me site And check out SF Senior Beat's  calendar of local activities  and  add your organization's events .  Read about Filmmaker Allie Light who keeps crafting winners, despite loss of Academy Award-winning partner - her mentor and husband. 
Computers, Tablets, and Smart Phones, Oh My!
CLC offers one-on-one tutoring and workshops around the city.  Download a complete list of CLC computer training sites around the City.
CLC has also expanded its classes in Cantonese and Mandarin - get a schedule here.
Learn to Use Social Media for Your Causes
CLC and Senior and Disability Action are partnering to help us all learn more about how to promote causes and campaigns that affect our communities.  Workshop includes four sessions and is FREE.  The dates are Fridays - February 7, 14, 21, & 28 at the SDA Lab, 1360 Mission Street Suite 400. 
Download a flyer here for more information or call 415-546-1333 for info and to register or email srira@sdaction.org. 
Tech Support for Growing Older with AHWGO
At Home with Growing Older presents how to better understand the potential, hype and future of aging in a digital world. Join them  Thursday, February 6, from  6:00 - 8:00 pm (doors open at 5:30) Rhoda Goldman Plaza, 2180 Post Street, San Francisco. Dinner will be served, so RSVP appreciated. 
Technological advances are increasingly tailored for older adults, but many products fail to serve us.  Join a discussion with  Dan Gillette , educator, researcher and designer, CITRIS and Public Health Institute;  Anita Aaron , Disability Inclusion Strategist, former Executive Director of World Institute on Disability;  Katy Weber , entrepreneur, PopHealth Solutions; and  Alexis Chettiar , Vice President of Clinical Operations, Center for Elders Independence, to uncover what the future of aging technology might look like.  Download a flyer here.  
CLC Highlights Community Networks 
February CLC Presentations & Workshops 
CLC is offering a whole host of interactive and informative workshops this month.  

Rock Music History - Join Rock Historian Richie Unterberger for this month's presentation Part 12: Rock n' Roll: From Elvis to the Beatles with discussion and vintage clips on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6:00 to 7:30 at Crocker Amazon Clubhouse, 799 Moscow at Italy. Flyer with more details here.

Healthy Brain Aging  - New CLC workshops are making the rounds of the CC Networks. All welcome to join... 
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 10:30 to 11:30 Sunnyside Community Connectors at 415 Edna Street. Download flyer here.
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2:45 - 3:45 Inner Sunset Community Connectors at 850 Judah.   Download a flyer here

Learn about the Vial of Life 
Monday, Feb. 10, 2:30 to 3:45 Learn how to protect yourself, your loved ones and those you care for.   Inner Sunset Community Connectors, 850 Judah.
Stay Hydrated, Stay Healthy 
Learn why good hydration is so important and how you can do better with the Midtown Community Connectors 
Friday, Feb. 28, 2:30 to 3:30, 250 Laguna Honda Blvd.   Download a flyer here.

Check out our online event calendar or download print versions by neighborhood:

See below information about our newest network,  Crocker Amazon Community Connectors.   For more information, contact Patti Spaniak at (415) 821-1003 ext. 106 or  patti@sfcommunityliving.org
New Connector Network in Crocker Amazon 
CLC has launched its next new Community Connector Network for the Crocker Amazon neighborhood. First workshops featured Emergency Preparedness with CYC and then the beginning of our exercise program with Kyra. And of course, a buffet of homemade treats and resource material.  We welcome new Community Connector Lorraine Grumet (pictured bottom right where she was also helping out in Sunnyside safety fair.) 

Senior Power - Tackling the Issue of Hearing Loss 
FREE workshop for seniors, their families, friends & caregivers - Hearing Loss 101 with Steven Lopez of the Hearing and Speech Center.  Learn about how to minimize loss and devices that can help on  Thursday, February 13, 10:00 am at the Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th  Avenue. Handouts, Qigong exercises, raffle prizes, and more. Translation into Cantonese available. Check out their website at www.sfseniorpower.com.   For more info, download a flyer here, or contact Margaret Graf at  opoygan1@yahoo.com. 
CLC Employment and Learning Opportunities 
More Events and Resources To Know About 
Dignity Fund Service Providers Work Group Meetings Resume
Dignity Fund legislation created a Service Providers Working Group to provide an opportunity for service providers to keep informed and give input to the implementation of Dignity Fund planning and Implementation. Here are the meeting notes from the January 13th meeting.  
DAS presented the Data And Evaluation Report prepared for the Oversight and Advisory Committee.   
Dignity Fund Coalition will gather for their next meeting on February 26 from 2:30 to  4:00 at 825 Howard Street. 

Assure Seniors, Adults with Disabilities Count
Senior and Disability Action asks your help to make sure seniors and
people with disabilities get counted in the 2020 Census! 
 
Please fill out this quick form  to say how your organization can get involved with outreach and what support you may need.  And think about seniors and people with disabilities would be good at door-to-door outreach! See attached job description .
 
For more information, contact Jessica or Bruce at  (415) 546-1333.

And attend a special meeting  Let's Count SF! Census 2020
Who:  nonprofits, community based organizations, neighborhood groups, etc.
When:  Friday, February 14th 2-4pm
Where:  170 Otis St., Born Auditorium.  RSVP:  bit.ly/feb14census
Home Match SF, A Case Study in Connection 
When Blanca, an elder widow who was living alone, contacted Home Match about renting out the second bedroom in her home, she felt "protected and supported."  For Blanca, home-sharing would be a huge help to her mounting financial burdens. 

Blanca's decision to open her home has made all the difference for Alma, her homemate, for whom Home Match was also the right solution at the right time. 
Now, the women chat about their many commonalities from the comfort of their shared home. "I felt very happy when we met. I liked her immediately and I knew she liked me too!" says Alma.
 
Both Blanca and Alma agree: the two would not have found each other without Home Match, a nonprofit home-sharing program helps people with extra room in their homes connect with people seeking an affordable place to live. Staff interview and run background checks on all applicants and ensure compatibility by understanding preferences and lifestyles. In some cases, rent can be reduced in exchange for services such as lending a hand around the home.
 
Home Match looks forward to finding the right match for you!  Home Match SF is a joint program of two Bay Area nonprofit providers of housing & services, Covia and Sequoia Living. Contact them at (415) 351-1000 or  info@homematchsf.org or see the website:  homematchsf.org.
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 our many skills and interests to reduce isolation, as well as end economic and other barriers to aging in our own homes and neighborhoods. See our annual report here.   Learn more.