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What Did the Mayoral Candidates Have to Say About Our Issues?
Last week at the Herbst Theater, we asked San Francisco's lead mayoral candidates Angela Alioto, London Breed, Jane Kim and Mark Leno some tough questions about how they will work to make our city a great place for seniors and people with disabilities. Thank you to the nearly 1,000 people who attended or 750 who viewed from afar via a "live stream". 

You can view a recording of this event at, plus read the candidates' responses to written questions. Remember, Election Day is coming up on June 5! 

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You must register to vote by May 21; you must sign up to vote by mail by May 29. Learn more.
Take Action
Tips to Get Ready for June 5 Election Day 
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  1. Decide where and how you are voting. Find the location of your polling place or request a vote-by-mail ballot. You can also vote at the City Hall Voting Hall Center starting May 7.
  2. Learn how the Department of Elections is making voting more accessible for people with disabilities through Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail.
  3. Learn how rank choice voting works.
  4. VOTE! Democracy doesn't work without YOU!
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Dignity Fund Coalition Update
The next meeting of the Dignity Fund Coalition will be Wednesday, May 23, from 2:30 - 4:30PM at 825 Howard Street.
We'll be deciding our follow-up actions in light of what was discussed at the Mayoral Town Hall, especially efforts to weaken the Dignity Fund legislation.
CLC Highlights 
Read the Latest from Our 'Senior Beat' Reporters 
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Our new 'Senior Beat' covers news of interest to seniors as well as showcases what older people have to offer the rest of the City's residents: their experiences, their opinions, their stories.  

New stories from April you may want to read include:

Senior Beat stories are published on CLC's blog as well as in several neighborhood newspapers, with a new website is coming soon. Until then, see all the Senior Beat stories here.
Connect with Tech 
Passport to the Digital World 
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Calling San Francisco seniors and people with disabilities! There's a whole digital world waiting for you. Learn how to get started and safely find your way to information, connections and fun online with the SF Tech Council's  Passport to the Digital WorldWe'll be launching the Passport on May 10 as part of the Library's Connect with Tech Week. Join the party on May 10 from 12:00-1:30pm at the Main Library Learning Center on the 5th floor. 

Please RSVP to or 415.821.1003 x102 so we can have enough food and drink!
Build Your Skills At 'Connect with Tech' Week
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Connect with Tech Week ( May 7-12, 2018 ) is a citywide initiative to promote online access and bridge the digital divide, with lots of free learning events -- including many specifically for seniors and people with disabilities.
Learn from local experts about online health portals  and other tools, or join us for Microsoft's  DigiSeniors , a digital literacy class especially designed for seniors.  Learn more and view the full schedule of events.
There's also a flyer of senior-focused classes and a flyer of classes specifically for people with disabilities. You can call the Bridge at the Main Library at (415) 557-4388 with any questions.

Be sure to join CLC for the following special activities: 
  • Preserving Memories Photo Scanning - May 9, 2:00 - 4:00PM, Oceanview Library, 345 Randolph Street
    Bring your photos and learn how to scan them, save, and share with friends and family. (see more information below)
  • Passport to the Digital World Launch Party - May 10, 12:00 - 1:30PM, 100 Larkin, 5th floor learning studio
    Join the party and start exploring the many things you can find and learn online. (see above for more information)
  • Tech Expo - May 10, 1:00 - 3:00PM, 100 Larkin, Main Library Lower Level
    There will be many fun activities, device giveaways, and lots of information and resources for seniors and people with disabilities. 
CLC Office is Now a Hub for Computer Learning 
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NOW at 1663 Mission Street, Suite 525  
Come on by to learn new skills, get help, and hang out!
Start on your Digital Passport, use one of our touch-screen PCs, get general help on your  smart phone, tablet, or laptops, or scan and save photos letters and documents.
  • Mondays 10am - 2pm
  • Tuesdays 9am - 4pm (Spanish help available from 9-11am)
  • Wednesdays 10am - 2pm
  • Fridays 1:30pm - 3pm
See full schedule here . We are  seeking volunteers  to help keep the lab open for additional hours and days. For more information, please contact .
Upcoming 'Preserving Memories' Events 
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Join us at one of our upcoming 'Preserving Memories' events to scan and preserve your photos and documents. Upcoming dates include:
CLC Hub, May 8, 1:00 - 3:00PM, 1663 Mission Street Suite 525
Oceanview Library, May 9, 2:00 - 4:00 PM , 345 Randolph Street
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood House, TBD, 660 Lombard Street 
Want to share and preserve your own memories? See our computer schedule for upcoming "Preserving Memories" opportunities or contact Marie to host one at your center, housing complex, or neighborhood association. 
Employment Advocacy / Job Opportunities 
Hearing on Senior and Disability Employment 
At our Work Matters! Event in March, Supervisor Yee's staff announced their willingness to sponsor a Board of Supervisors Hearing on the issue of employment for seniors and adults with disabilities. That hearing date was just set for the Board's Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee on Wednesday, May 9 at 10:00 AM in Room 263 at City Hall.
The hearing is co-sponsored Supervisors Ronan, Kim, Sheehy, and Fewer. 

CLC will be organizing some of the testimony.  Here is some background information on the issue . If you would like to speak or provide info, please contact .
Election Poll Workers Needed
The Department of Elections is reaching out find more poll workers for the June 5 election. People can apply at the Department of Elections in City Hall, Room 48.  For one day of service, poll workers receive a stipend ranging from $142 to $195, depending on the assignment. Poll workers also get a custom-designed lapel pin.  To be a poll worker, you must be:
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    at least 18 years old (unless you participate in the High School Student PollWorker Program)
  • a resident of California
  • a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident
People fluent in Chinese, Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, or other languages, in addition to English are encouraged to apply, as they provide vital assistance to San Francisco's diverse electorate on Election Day. 

For more information about volunteering as a poll worker, visit or call (415) 554-4375. 

Job Fair for Individuals with Disabilities at Cal Academy 
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The California Academy of Sciences is hosting its second networking and recruitment event for individuals with disabilities. 
The event will be held Friday, May 18, 9:30AM - 2:00PM at the Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive in Golden Gate Park. 
Meet employers from top Bay Area institutions, network with hiring managers from cultural attractions and participate in onsite informal interviews.  Registration required - sign up here!
For more information, contact

Neighborhood Networks Are Rockin'
Building Connections, Neighbor to Neighbor
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.
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Cayuga Little Book Library Tour 
Cayuga Community Connectors at 2525 Alemany Blvd.  Check out Cayuga's calendar   for Chair Yoga, Boomer events, Learning about Kitchen Herbs, Freedom from Falls, and much more .  
Miraloma Park Community Connectors at  Cornerstone Trinity Baptist Church Hall, 480 Teresita Blvd.  View Miraloma's calendar for the times Always Active Exercise Classes, Emergency Preparedness, Free Accessible Phones, and more. 

Merced Extension Community Connectors at 201 Head Street.  View Merced Extension's calendar for Always Active Senior Exercise Class, Free Accessible Phones, and more.  
2018 Bay Area Community Resilience Summit 
Bay Area leaders, such as yourself, will be coming together with a single mission - to build a more resilient and equitable future for our region's communities - on May 16, 8:00 to 3:00 at SF City Hall. Join FEMA, Cal OES, California Volunteers, USGS, California Earthquake Authority, the American Red Cross and the Earthquake Country Alliance for the first of its kind Summit focused on how to empower communities to achieve true resilience in a culturally competent and equitable manner.
The Summit will provide attendees the following:
  • The very latest information on seismic risks for Bay Area communities
  • A briefing on the tools and methods for engaging communities about disaster resilience
  • Firsthand accounts from sector leaders about the essential role of equity in creating safe, strong and connected neighborhoods
  • The opportunity to engage one on one with peers regarding their community resilience work.
To learn more about the Summit, or to RSVP, please visit the event website.
Please note seating is limited so register as soon as possible.
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.