Once a Year We Throw a Great Party! 
Don't Miss this Special Event to Support CLC's Work 
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Ticket sales have begun and sponsorships are still available for CLC's annual fundraising event. Join us on Sept. 22, 5:30 to 8:00  at the Marine's Memorial at 609 Sutter to honor Dr. Patrick Arbore, this year's award winner. 

Plans are underway, including an inter-generational dance performance, a fun silent auction and raffle, good food and a no host bar. Simply hop online to purchase a ticket or sponsorship. The deadline to have sponsorships listed in the printed Program extended to September 9 at Noon. For more info, download the  ticket/sponsor form.

Funds raised at this event provide "seed money" for us to grow new and innovative programs and to support advocacy efforts like the Dignity Fund.  

      Fighting for Our Future in San Francisco 
Dignity Fund is Prop. I on the November Ballot! 

The Dignity Fund Coalition has taken several important steps forward, winning  support from the Mayor and 9 of the 11 Supervisors.  The list featuring the first 100+ endorsements is here. The Ballot Simplification Committee has 
approved the language for the Voter Handbook   and a broad cross-section of paid ballot arguments will also appear in the Voter Handbook in support of Prop I. 
yes on I - protecting seniors and adult with disabilities without raising taxes

The  Dignity Fund ballot measure  provides an Important foundation of sustained  funding for services and support. But it is much more than that.  It is a campaign that seeks to raise public awareness of the Issues facing seniors and adults with disabilities of all ages and to mobilize a diverse cross-section of the residents to have a larger voice in the programs and policies that Impact their lives. 

Keep reading to find more ways you can help!
The Dignity Fund Coalition Needs YOU! 
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Here is how you can help:

Lend your name as an endorser - download, sign and send in or simply send an email to info@sfdignityfund.org.  See a list of the first 100 endorsing organizations and individuals here

Make a financial contribution - if everyone who opened this newsletter made a donation, it would go a long way toward funding the campaign!  Can we count on you?  Download a donation form or go to www.sfdignityfund.org

Agree to volunteer in phone banking (starting September 12th), precinct walking or otherwise helping the Dignity Fund become a household name between now and November 8th.

Town Hall Forum on Senior and Disability Issues 
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Save the date for the California Alliance for Retired Americans special event in San Francisco - one of fourteen Town Hall meetings in districts across the state. 

Thursday, September 8, 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St.

Hear candidates, learn about propositions, share your voice on issues of concern. Registration fee includes snacks, a box lunch and materials. For more information or to register, download the attached flyer and mail or register online. Senior and Disability Action is helping organize local participation in San Francisco. Contact them at (415) 546-1333.  Event will include a list of recommendations from SDA on the myriad of local ballot initiatives.  
Election Clock Is Ticking
Nov. 8 Election - Be A Voter
Be sure you, your friends, neighbors and co-workers are registered for this most important election.  The deadline for new or updated voter registration is October 24th .  You can get forms to register at City Hall or in public buildings and social service agencies across the City.  Find a full detailed timeline for the election here .

Connectors Build Communities & Friendships

Cayuga Community Connectors
had a very special 110th Birthday celebration  for their  neighbor Lucy, born in Armenia in 1906 and raised in Fresno and San Francisco. 
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They enjoyed lots of wonderful conversation, cake, fresh fruit and chocolates!  Special thanks to her daughter and son-in-law (Sonia and Jack) for including us in this milestone event.

Memoir Writing  -  writing our stories and sharing them is one of the most powerfulways to grow and make that  journey from the head to the heart.  By writing our old story, we find ourselves in the midst of a new story, one in which we have the freedom to be our true selves.

Upcoming events and activities September 2016
(3rd) Cayuga Community Yard Sale 

(7th) at 11:00 AM - Nutrition & Bone Health/American Bone Health

(8th) at 8:00 PM - SF Symphony with CIA

(16) at 11AM - Wills & Trusts  - ask questions &  get answers!

(17th) CLC at the OMI Health Fair - Vial of Life

(14th, 21st and 28th) 11:00 AM, Memory & Aging Workshops; a first time six week workshop  brought  to us by UCSF Dept. of Neurology Memory and Aging Center. Continues for the first three Wednesdays in October.

(24th)  Precita Eyes Senior Mural Workshop; what did our community look like 60 years ago?  

For more details, contact Patti Spaniak at pspaniak@me.com.

Computer Classes and Connectivity 
Stay Engaged with Computer Classes and Tutoring
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We have a great roster of classes, tutoring opportunities and presentations. This month's topics include photoshop, email, smartphones, movies and music, and so much more.  Download a list of classes and open labs here .

We continue to highlight  The History Project with one-on-one training, photo scanning and support every Monday at 360 Valencia from 11:00 to 1:00  and at other sites listed on the schedule. See CLC's History Project.

Comcast Internet Essentials Expands To More Low-Income Households 
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Over the past 10 months, Comcast has been piloting their Internet Essentials for Seniors program in San Francisco and several other cities. Now, they have announced expanding eligibility to include public housing and HUD-assisted residents in Housing Choice Voucher and other Multi-family programs. This expansion will offer access to high speed internet at the same low rate - $9.95 + tax per month, a discounted computer for $150, and free digital literacy classes. 

Learn more here about this new program or the senior and low-income family programs.  More details coming in next month's newsletter.

Community Events & Information 
Senior and Disability Action Annual Celebration 
Support the great work of SDA and have a wonderful evening with friends and
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Friday, September 9, 6:00 to 8:00, 
The ARC SF,  180 11th Street 
Tickets $75 in advance, $100 at the door. 
Drinks, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and entertainment. Comedian Nina G will MC the event again this year, which will also feature a drawing for an iPad mini, a stay at the Russian River, and other prizes.  You need not be present to win! Suggested donation $2 per ticket, 3 for $5, 15 for $20.

Event tickets and drawing tickets available here.

Aging Your Way, A Community Event  

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Join a celebration of aging YOUR
way! Visit the interactive vendor square, get a free blood pressure screening, and learn something new from one of our guest speakers!
Thursday, September 15th
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Martin Luther Tower and St. Mark's 
1001 Franklin Street, San Francisco
Speakers:    Shireen McSpadden, Executive Director
San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Service

Shawna Reeves, MSW, Director of Elder Abuse Prevention Program

Institute on Aging
Dr. Mary Ann Jones, Chief Executive Officer,
Westside Community Services
The San Francisco Community Partnerships are a collaboration of community agencies, advocates, and nonprofit organizations focused on serving the African-American, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latino, and LGBT communities, with ongoing support and sponsorship from the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services.   For more info, please contact Rowena Fontanos at  rfontanos@ioaging.org Download flyers in  English , Spanish Russian  or  Chinese .

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Hip Hop-erations - a film about seniors who compete in a Hip Hop Competition.

Legacy Film Series  presents independent and entertaining films that portray the variety of later life experiences.  Launched 6 years ago, it has built an enthusiastic fan base for the way it educates, entertains and inspires intergenerational audiences about the issues and challenges of aging.  

The series is hosted at New People Cinema, 
1746 Post Street (between Webster and Buchanan) on September 16th thru 18th.  
Please take a minute to view a schedule for each night of the Festival, starting on Friday with films on the theme of "The Art of Living."  you can purchase tickets on-line  here or by calling  (415) 525-8600.  

The Community Living Campaign is a proud sponsor of this festival.  

Have You Checked Out Your Local Library Lately? 

sign that says because more than a quarter of the US Households don_t have a computer with an internet connection
The San Francisco Public Library has evolved into a
fabulous resource for people of all ages and interests. New signs on the branch libraries remind us that they are a great spot to connect on the internet and get some tips on how to better use the many, many on-line resources. 

Looking for classes? Click here.  

Discover a doorway into a rich treasure trove of resources on-line through the library - ebooks, audio books, videos, videos, music and on-line instructional programs of every kind - open that door here.  

Want to get a monthly update of classes and activities? Sign up for a free e-newsletter from Friends of the Library. 

New Home Match San Francisco Program  
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Learn more about a brand new program to help match home seekers and homeowners to the benefit of both through a free-of-charge matching service.  The program is jointly sponsored by Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services and Episcopal Senior Communities. You can get more of the background and contact information here

Job Opportunity - Community Liaisons 
DAAS Benefits and Resource Hub  
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Do you have customer service skills or great people skills?  Are you looking for meaningful work helping seniors and people with disabilities.  Eligibility: Older adults 60+ and adults with disabilties (18-59) $20 hour, 9 hours a week. Send Resumes to: Cathy Spensley, Senior Division, Family Service Agency-Felton Institute. hubposition@felton.org.  Language skills in Cantonese, Spanish, Tagalog and Sign Language needed.  Veterans and LGBT individuals also encouraged to apply.