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Transforming Lives by Building
Aging and Disability Friendly Neighborhoods
SEPTEMBER 2015
See our calendar for more details about upcoming events. Find it on our website and blog!
Special Event Tickets Going Fast 
Purchase tickets on-line to join us picture of invitation front on  Thursday, September 17 from 5:30 to 8:00 to honor Anne Hinton. Enjoy delicious appetizers and wine, engaging displays and entertainment, a fun photo booth and a chance to win prizes and spend time with friends and colleagues. Join the list of current sponsors and bid on some of the wonderful restaurants in the Silent Auction.

Building Connections and Forging Links 
Empowered Elder To Do List, including the Vial of Life and Connections Workshops 
Workshop leaders with Important items on easel pad Over the next few weeks we are planning our schedule of sessions to help empower seniors and people with disabilities to accomplish their own personal Empowered Elder "To Do" list, a copy of which is linked here .  

flexible menu of workshop topics helps us bring topics to organizations individually and in series.  If you would like more information about how to bring a presentation or workshop to your organization, contact Marcia Peterzell at marcia.peterzell@comcast.net. We just hosted a "class reunion" with representatives from each of the 11 sessions we've held over the past three years. See pictures here.

We are thankful for the support of the May and Stanley Smith Trust to further the develop this program in San Francisco and help us bring it to other communities in partnership with the California Alliance for Retired Americans
Comcast to Offer Low Cost Internet 
At a press event in August at Self-Help for the Elderly, Comcast announced that it will begin a pilot project to Representatives from Comcast and local groups offer $10 per month internet to low income seniors 65 and older in San Francisco
While the details are still being worked out for how to expand its Internet Essentials Program, Comcast will work with the Dept. of Aging and Adults Services and SF Connected training partners  - Community Living Campaign, Self-Help for the Elderly and Community Technology Network. See press conference pictures and a link to the full press release here . The expanded Internet Essentials program will start in October/November once all the details and outreach plan have been worked out. Watch for more details soon. 
Walking Is a Healthy Way to Connect 
Community walking groups are an amazing way to get more exercise and build unique friendships, like the OMI Fog Walkers Group  (pictured right).  Ten good reasons to start walking:
1. It strengthens your heart
2. It lowers disease risk
3. It keeps weight in check
4. It can help prevent dementia
5. ...a nd osteoporosis, too
6. It tones your legs, bum - and tum
7. Let's not forget your arms
8. It boosts your vitamin D levels
9. It gives you energy.
10. It makes you happy

So get up, get out and start walking with your neighbors today!

Senior Volunteers Needed, Stipends Provided 
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The Family Service/Felton Institute is expanding their Senior CompanionProgram. They are seeking Individuals to be stipend volunteers.  The first opportunity is the Peer Escort Program to help individuals travel safely in the paratranist program.  The second opportunity are Peer Counselors as volunteers to make home visits to frail, homebound seniors and disabled adults. Volunteers receive a small, tax-free hourly stipend ($2.65 an hour) that does not affect governmental benefits. They are asked to proved 15 to 20 hours per week and access sick leave vacation and holiday.   To be eligible, you need to be 55 years of age or older with an income of no more than $1,915 per month (single) or $2,585 per month (couples).  Volunteers must pass a background check, annual physical and TB clearance.  For more info, contact 415-751-9786.

Calendar of Up-Coming September Events
Aging While Black Forum - September 19th 
2014 Aging While Black Panelists
Save the Date! The fourth annual Aging While Black Forum will be held in the OMI on  Saturday, September 19 from 10:00 to Noon, followed by lunch at IT Bookman Center (446 Randolph St.). 
 
Guest speakers will include Veronica Shepard, SF Dept of Public Health on Food Security; McCrea Parker from Zero Divide around Bridging the Digital Divide and Anthony Lopez about Real Estate, Wills and Trusts. For more information, download a flyer here or contact Deb Glen at debglen1@gmail.com Event is free and lunch included, RSVP appreciated. 
Sheila Malkind, the Director and Creator of the Legacy Film Festival, has curated  another wonderful collection of films that touch on the themes of Love, Sexuality, Generations, Memory, Friendships, Creativity, and Empowerment. 
Hear Shiela share highlights of this year's festival.
See and hear highlights of this year's festival
September 18th through 20th  
New People Cinema,  1746 Post St.
in Japantown (schedule here). 

"For many people, 'old' connotes frailty, loss. I'm not going to deny the downside, but viewers will experience thought-provoking, poignant and humorous films about people who have triumphed over these challenges." says Malkind.
CLC is proud to once again be a sponsor of this wonderful series.  For more info and to purchase tickets, go to  www.legacyfilmfestivalonaging.org
Be a Part of the Action with Aging 2.0 
Consumer panels are a great way to provide feedback to technology developers about their products. Aging 2.0 will hold a Consumer Panel on Wed, September 9 from 2:00 to 4:00 at UCSF Mission Bay. Join Aging 2.0, other consumers, and 3 to 4 tech companies in a lively session where YOU are the judges! To register for the Consumer Panel, contact Susan Poor at susan@susanpoor.com or phone (415) 516-9413.

And there is more!  Following this is a "Pitch Event" for new innovative products and services designed to improve the lives of older adults. It is one of 30 in 30 different cities and will be held Sept. 9  from 5:30 to 8:30 also at UCSF Mission
Aging 2.0 logo with all the event sites around the world
Bay.   If you participate in the Consumer Panel, entry is free. Otherwise, if you are 65+, you can attend the Pitch Event at 1/2 price at $12.50. Get tickets and for more information here .
Disability Unity Conference, Festival & Parade 
San Francisco will be the site of a series of events and activities celebrating the logo for unity festival 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as disability pride and cultural diversity. Learn what more needs to be done to create more just and inclusive communities and get ready to help.  
Disability Unity Festival & Parade on September
26 at UN Plaza and Civic Center Plaza, S.F. from 11:00 to 3:00 - details  here
California #ADA 25 Conference at UC Hastings on September 25-26 - detailed agenda and list of speakers and workshops here.
View "Being Mortal" and Join the Discussion about Compassionate End-of-Life Planning  
pictures of author of Being Mortal
Join the national dialogue taking place in your community concerning aninescapable reality of life: death.  Gather with friends, neighbors, and peers to watch the FRONTLINE documenatry "Being Mortal, which explores what matters most to patients and families experiencing serious illness on  September 16, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m, San Francisco LGBT Center, Rainbow Room, 1800 Market Street, 2nd Floor, co-sonsored by SteppingStone, Openhouse, Kaiser Permanente and Seniors At Home.  More info here
Look What's Coming in October 
Aging and Disability Event October 23rd 
logo for SF Friendly
You're invited to a Party with a Purpose!  
Help fulfill San Francisco's commitment to be an Aging and Disability Friendly Community and help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council.
Friday, October 23, 2015
12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Lower Level
Keynote Speaker: John Feather, PhD, CEO of Grantmakers in Aging and a longstanding advocate of the global Age-Friendly Communities movement, will inform us about an important new initiative to re-frame how we view aging.
Register Early as space is limited.  
On-line Registration Here or call (415) 546-1333 (Senior and Disability Action)
Be part of the Presentation of the first Friendly SF Champion Award.
Then Celebrate with food and drink!
This event is co-sponsored by San Francisco's Long Term Care Coordinating Council, Aging and Disability Friendly SF, San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services, The San Francisco Public Library Access Services, The Mayor's Office on Disability, and The SCAN Foundation.
* Wheelchair accessible
* Spanish and Cantonese interpretation will be available.
* ASL interpretation, captioning, and other accommodations with 72-hour notice. 
19th Annual Golden Gate Self-Advocacy Conference
This year's Conference, celebrating its 19th year, is titled - "Give It to Me Straight, Current Happenings in our Developmental Disability Community."  
The Conference mission is providing self-advocacy education in all aspects of one's life for individuals with developmental disabilities in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties. The conference will be held Tuesday, September 22 from 9:00 to 3:00 at the Milton Marks Conference Center, downstairs of the State Building at 455 Golden Gate Avenue.  
A part of the conference is having resource table materials from Community Advocacy organizations. We welcome you to have materials with or without a representative at the conference. If you have any questions or requests about providing material for the Resource tables or attending, contact Jennifer Walsh at (650) 488-0259 or by email turbo44444@aol.com.  
More for your October Calendar 
ladies in front of quilt with their picture
picture of cake with Breast Cancer Awareness written on it
Breast Cancer Awareness and Support "Pink Luncheons"
Breast Cancer Support Group at LutheranChurch of our Savior will host their 5th Pink Luncheon in support of Breast Cancer awareness on Thursday, October 8 from 10:00 to 1:00 at 1011 Garfield Street. Guest Speaker  Pamela A. Ratliff, MPA,  Senior Manager  Stanford Cancer Institute.  More info and RSVP's to Barbara Tate LCOS Senior Director: 650-873-1955.  Download flyer here.

Bayview Imani Breast Cancer Support Group presents its 15th Annual Breast Cancer Luncheon Saturday, October 17, 11:00 am to 3pm Southeast Community Facility - Guest Speaker Dr. Beverly Yates, ND,  1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco via bayviewimani@ gmail.com OR 415.748.2762   
Events are FREE - Please RSVP to assure lunch for all. 
Upcoming Computer Classes
360 Valencia Street Computer Lab  Free computer classes and one-on-one assistance continues at 360 Valencia on Mondays starting at 9:00 a.m. This month's classes include Skype, Internet Safety, and Earth Cams.  And bring your phones, tablets, laptops and questions to our ever popular "Help Desk"  on Monday, September 21 , 9:00 to 3:00 and join us for lunch on our Meet-Up Monday. 

 

clc logo with bus that says on the road Presentations On The Road  Join us this month for a lively array of free presentations on Photo-sharing and Basic Social Media Refresher, as well as the popular Help with Phones and Other Tech Gadgets.  For information about these and other hands-on presentations, contact Judy Auda at (415) 826-3194 or judyauda@yahoo.com.

Regular CLC-Supported Computer Labs  CLC sends tutors and trainers to senior and community centers around the City as part of the San Francisco Connected program.  
instructor with seniors at computer
young man on Skype from Africa
Judy Auda's daughter Laurel hooks up a Skype call with cousin Ben Cohn in Ghana as part of a class at 360 Valencia.