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CLC Highlights 
Launched for Our Next Decade (and Beyond) 

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Our annual award event was filled with
warmth and friendship as so many of you helping us mark our 10-year anniversary and honor this year's Awardee, Ashley McCumber, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels SF. 

You can view pictures from the evening here Thanks to all event and raffle sponsors and attendees for your support. If you missed the party but would still like to help us move with strength and vigor into our next decade,   make a donation today.

Stop by our office and see the ten year timeline of CLC's history, displayed at the event by CLC staff. 
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Senior Beat Stories Are Spreading! 
The San Francisco Senior Beat  is now collaborating with  Local News Matters  to share stories of interest to the audiences of both. was rental launched by the new owner of the venerable Bay City News Service.  It includes local news, features and interesting data trends around the area. The San Francisco Senior Beat offers profiles, features and news focusing on older adults in the City. Great stories coming regularly from the three senior beat reporters Judy Goddess, Mary Hunt, and Jan  Robbins and editor Robin Evans. Got a story idea? Contact the Beat Reporters at
Japanese Consulate Honors Sandy Ouye Mori 
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Sandy Ouye Mori, along with husband and fellow community leader Jeff Mori, was honored by Japanese Consul General for her steadfast and effective work on behalf of elders, adults with disabilities, the Japanese American community and the Japantown neighborhood. The Consul General of Japan, Mr. Tomochika Uyama, hosted a conferment ceremony and reception to present the Foreign Minister's Commendation.  Congratulations, Sandy!

Move Into Action 
Election Day is Coming Up on November 6 
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The Community Living Campaign along with Senior & Disability  have studied the ballot measures that particularly impact older adults and adults with disabilities and have recommended YES votes on the following measures:

Prop. 1 - Provide $4 billion for affordable housing 
Prop. 2 - End Homelessness by funding housing and services 
Prop. 8 - Regulate kidney dialysis clinics and put more money into patient care 
Prop. 10 - Allow local communities to pass rent control and tenant protections 

On the local level, SDA recommends a YES vote on Prop C Creates the "Our City Our Home" fund for permanent housing, subsidies, and mental health care.  

There are many other important issues on the November ballot as well as key candidate elections.  Learn more about why they support these measures, go to and .
Immigrants Face Another Potential Attack 
21 million seniors live in poverty
Advocates are preparing for the release of a new "public charge" rule from the Trump Administration that would put immigration status at risk if an immigrant or their family -- including U.S. citizen children and other dependents -- seeks access to an array of programs that support health, nutrition, and economic stability. 

Justice in Aging has a  new fact sheet  that advocates can use to show the harms this rule would pose to older adults, their families, and caregivers. They also have a  California fact sheet containing California-specific data and programs . Watch Justice in Aging for updates and tools to respond when draft rules are published. 
Dignity Fund Coalition Update
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Together with the Dignity Fund Coalition, we're working to be sure that the new dollars in the Dignity Fund begin to roll out as fast and effectively as possible.
The Oversight and Advisory Group and Service Providers Workgroup updates and minutes can be found on the City's Dignity Fund website.
The Dignity Fund Coalition's next meeting is set for
October  24, 2:30pm to 4:30pm  at ILRC SF, 825 Howard Street.  You can keep up-to-date by signing up for emails from the Dignity Fund Coalition website
Upcoming CLC Events 
CLC Computer Lab Has Lots Available for You 
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Visit our computer table at 1663 Mission Street Suite 525. Lab is generally staffed   Monday thru Thursday 10:00 to 4:00  
Are you an Apple computer, iPad, or iPhone user?  Come to our special Meetup group on Thursdays from Noon to 2:00 with the very helpful Rob McBride.

Download a full schedule here or just search our online calendar. We are  seeking volunteers  to help keep the lab open for additional hours and days. For more information, please contact .
Looking for Employment? Don't Miss These Events! 
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Are you an older adult or an adult with a disability looking for a job? Do you want to work part time and make an impact in your community? 

Our SF ReServe program matches older adults 60+ and adults with disabilities 18+ with meaningful part time work in the nonprofit sector with some events in October.  It also refers individuals to other resources. 

First Impression Session on  Tuesday, October 16 at 2 p.m.
Join us for an informal session about the SF ReServe program; learn how to apply to the program and get a better sense of what opportunities through SF ReServe and other local programs to find part-time, flexible job opportunities that meet your skill sets and interests!  Register Today.

Job Hunting Workshop on Thursday, October 25 at 12 p.m.
This is the third in our workshop series focused on the opportunities and challenges faced by older adults and adults with disabilities while seeking employment!  Register today .
Building Community Connections
Our Community Connector programs build networks of neighbors and friends by supporting volunteers in coordinating a range of local activities and outreach for seniors and people with disabilities.
Cayuga Community Connectors
Cayuga neighbors have been "on the road" - to the Symphony (pictured right), the Pinball Museum, and more. Upcoming: Litquake, Herbs for Health, and Cultivating Our Inner Garden. 
Check out Cayuga's calendar for upcoming events including and much more at 2525 Alemany and other local sites.  

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Check out Miraloma Neighborhood graduates of the recent Preparedness, CPR, and First Aid classes.   View Miraloma's calendarfor the times of Always Active Exercise Classes and more at Cornerstone Trinity Church Hall, 480 Teresita Blvd.  

METCC (and CLC) welcome Marina Lazzara as a new Connector. View Merced Extension's calendar  for the  Always A ctive Senior Exercise Class, coffee hour, and more. Neighbors gather twice a week at 201 Head St. (Note: last month's exercise photo about "building clout" should have been attributed to METCC.)
St. Francis Square Community Living
The longest running Connector network is at St. Francis Square Co-op, where earliest members join with newer residents in a special committee working to help aging members stay active and engaged. 

Resources to Stay Connected in SF 
Home Match Builds Community One Home at a Time
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Home Match San Francisco helps homeowners with extra rooms earn income while connecting with home seekers who need an affordable place to live, creating a win-win situation. Home Match connects people based on compatibility, screens all applicants, and is available for on-going support even after the match is made. All of this is free of charge and does not require computer or Internet access. Interested? Contact them at, or call 415.351.1000. For more information, visit their website at
Comcast Expands Low Cost Internet to Veterans 
Comcast just announced that it's expanding its  Internet Essentials  program to veterans. Under this new program, eligible low income veterans will be able to access broadband internet for $9.95 a month plus tax.  To determine eligibility, visit this site. Once approved for the Internet Essentials program, eligible veterans can also get a desktop or laptop computer for $149.99 plus tax.
For more details on eligibility and to start your application for the program, please visit here.  Please note the Internet Essentials Program for seniors and those living in federally subsidized housing continues.  More info here .
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Data by Supervisor District 
If you appreciate data, you will love these new demographic profiles of older adults and adults with disabilities p repared by  the HSA Planning unit. The profiles, detailed by Supervisor District, provide insights to planners and advocates alike. Which district has the most older adults? Which district has the most adults with disabilities of any age?  View and download this new report
More Upcoming Events 
"Mr. DeMille, I'm Ready for My Close-Up": 
The role of film watching and film study for older adults
How does the experience of 'Going to the Movies' change as one grows older? Who still goes to theaters, and why?  Movies can transport us to a different world and can link us with our past, bringing memories not only of the stars, costumes and settings, but also of who we saw the film with, where we saw it, and how we bonded over certain films with certain people.

Andrea Moss will moderate a discussion with  Rachel Main, Alzheimer's Association
and Mary Scott, PhD, SFSU.
Thursday October 4, 2018, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Doors open at  5:30 p.m.

More info and RSVP on Eventbrite or call #(510)771-0116
Give What You Like! Suggested Donation:$15
Sponsored by At Home With Growing Older .  

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Senior & Disability Action Annual Celebration 
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Another festive event for a good cause is the SDA celebration on Friday, October 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Please note the new location! LightHouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired, 1155 Market St., SF.  Drinks, hors h'oeuvres, drawing, silent auction. Tickets $75 in advance, $100 at the door. For more information, call (415) 546-1333.
Wild Tongues Cannot Be Tamed:
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On Racism and Disability -  A Panel Discussion with LGBTQ Elders  
Friday, October 12, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
55 Laguna Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
Wheelchair accessible and gender neutral restrooms available.  Please come as scent free as possible (Note: nearby construction creates intermittent scent).  
Contact Openhouse with access needs by  10/5/18.  RSVP:  or 628-208-0852.
NCPHS Gala Almost Here
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Don't miss the 16th Annual Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services Gala on Tuesday, October 16  at 5:00, dinner at 6:00 at the St. Francis Yacht Club, 99 Yacht Road, San Francisco with a beautiful view of the Bay. Live auction, music, and dancing, with proceeds benefiting senior services. More information at
Art With Elders 27th Annual Exhibit 

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California Dreamin' by   John Lundgren 
In the development of individual artistic talent, public display of the artist's workcan be as important as classroom instruction. Art With Elders takes exhibiting seriously, and each spring Artist Instructors select representative work from their classes for inclusion in the Annual Exhibit. This year's exhibit, their largest yet, includes over 106 works of art augmented by a photograph and biographical sketch of each artist.  The exhibit opens Sunday,  October 21st with an Opening reception from 2 to 4 at and will remain on view through December 1st in the  Gerald Simon Auditorium at  Laguna Honda Hospital, 375 Laguna Honda Blvd. 
Free Conference for Spanish-Speaking Caregivers 

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Hoy Por Mi, Mañana Por Ti is a free
conference for Spanish speaking family and friends caring for someone with dementia, or an aging loved one. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about caregiver self-care, how to advocate for their loved ones during medical visits or hospital stays, and will enjoy a Zumba Gold fitness workshop. Hoy Por Mi, Mañana Por Ti is in Spanish.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m ., (Registration/breakfast 8:30 to 9 a.m.)
30th Street Senior Center, 225 30th Street, San Francisco 
The event is FREE, but registration is required. For more information or to register, please call Adriana Sanchez, (415) 434-3388 ext. 316 (for Spanish) or Calvin Hu, (415) 434-3388 ext. 313 (for English).

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 their many skills and interests to reduce isolation and end economic and other barriers to aging in their own homes and neighborhoods. Learn more.