Move Into Action 
Work Matters Forum Returns May 2 
Got Skills? Need a Job? Want Work Experience?  
Come to this Forum! There is a fit for you in the workplace puzzle. Join us to learn about resources and combine our efforts to increase pathways to meaningful employment for older adults and adults with disabilities. Come to the Unitarian Universalist Center at 1187 Franklin Street on  Thursday, May 2, Registration at 9:30 am, event starts at 10:00 am and concludes at 2:00 pm. Lunch provided, so please RSVP by registering here on Eventbrite or call 415-821-1003. More information on the attached flyer. Please download and share!

Empowering Elders Workshop - 
Your Rights During A Hospital Stay 
Save the Date for this joint Community Living Campaign, California Alliance for Retired Americans, and Senior & Disability Action workshop to learn more about how to best survive a hospital stay.  Thursday, April 11, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin. Lots of great resource material available. See attached flyer for more info.  RSVP to Michael at 415-215-7575 or David 415-939-5149. Please share. 
Budget Session Is Heating Up - Hearings Ahead
It's that time of year. Be a part of shaping the City's two year budget.  Budget hearings on various Departments are beginning.  See the budget calendar here.  CASE is also pumping up its budget campaign. Click here to get postcards, petitions and more info.  
Increasingly, the planning required by the Dignity Fund legislation will be shaping future budgets. See the current priorities for the coming year to be accepted by the Dignity Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee for submission to DAAS at their meeting on April 15 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at 1650 Mission Street, Golden Gate Room.  Open to the public.   
Connect with Tech Week May 5 through 11
Connect with Tech Week gives all of San Francisco a chance to explore and learn  something new about technology. A citywide initiative spearheaded by San Francisco Public Library, supported by Microsoft and Friends of San Francisco Public Library and made possible by an inspiring team of nonprofit organizations, companies and city departments, Connect with Tech Week is a week of fun and instructive classes, workshops, fairs and talks.
Click here for the schedule of activities. 

Upcoming CLC Events & Activities 

CLC Program Spotlight - Vision & Hearing Program
With support from United Way of the Bay Area, CLC has fostered a strong and diverse program to increase information, support and assistive technology to seniors with vision and hearing loss.  
Upcoming classes include:
Emergency Preparedness Academy
OMI/IT Bookman Community Center, April 8, 15, and 21 from 11:00 to Noon
OMI/Lutheran Church of our Savior, May 4, time TBA
Hearing Loss 101 - Presentation and Screenings 
Martin Luther Tower Apartments  - April 18, 1:30 to 4:00
For more information about these and other activities, contact Sherri Sawyer at sherri@sfcommunityliving.org or by calling (415) 821-1003 ex. 111.
Get Involved! Videographers in Production (VIPS)
Community Living Campaign video

Our Videographers in Production (VIP) team has been working on filming and editing videos to showcase the work of CLC and to highlight issues of interest to older adults and the wider community. At right, you can see a soon-to-launch video on Channel 26 Community Access. Interested in learning more about creating and editing video? Join the team. Learn more at  CLC's Volunteer Opportunity page .
Keep Up With the Beat...
Learn about what Nicolette Noyes (left) does all day, every Thursday.

Meet Dorothy Quock (right) who continues to give back to Chinatown and the people who gave to her. 

Visit this online destination  that amplifies the voices and share the lives and experiences of our City's older residents.  Have ideas for a story?  Email info@sfseniorbeat.com .  
CLC Computer Lab - Something for Everyone 
We welcomed Openhouse participants for computer and cell phone classes during the months of March and April. Interested in signing up for future workshops and classes at the CLC Lab? Contact peter@sfcommunityliving.org
We will be welcoming student volunteers from Lick-Wilmerding High School on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 to 1:00. Projects they can help with are scanning photos and documents. Got some pictures and documents needing to be scanned and preserved? Sign up to have these enthusiastic and savvy young folks help, or just stop by our lab at 1663 Mission St.  Click here for a complete list of computer classes  around the City. 
Seeking Employment? Let Us Support You
SF ReServe hosted our first new Women 50+ Job Workshop in partnership with the YWCA San Francisco & Marin. The next one, on interviewing and networking, is planned for late April. If you are interested in  registering or  receiving  more information, call 415-821-1003 ex. 101 or sfreserve@sfcommunityliving.org

SF ReServe April Office Hours at 1663 Mission, Suite 525
Tues. & Wed. 12-4, Thurs. 12-3, and Fri.  11:30 to 3:00
Dignity Fund Coalition Vetting  Bond Issues
Th e Dignity Fund Coalition (DFC) last meeting focused on  understanding how seniors are being left out of past and currently proposed bond issues. We will continue the discussion at the  next Dignity Fund Coalition meeting on  Wednesday, April 24 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at 825 Howard Street. Get an update on how the funding process is changing because of the Dignity Fund Charter Amendment. Guests will include staff from the Controller's Office and DAAS. 
CLC Highlights Community Networks 
Weaving Networks with Activities and Friendship
Our Community Connector programs build networks of neighbors and friends by coordinating a range of local activities and outreach for seniors and people with disabilities. Click the links below for a calendar of activities in each neighborhood. You can also follow on Facebook

And we are excited to announce that we will be launching our newest network in the Sunnyside neighborhood.  This will likely begin with an Always Active demo on April 15 at 9:30am, followed by twice weekly sessions on Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 at St. Finn Barr Church. 

We also want to celebrate our earliest Connector Network at St. Francis Square Coop, which recently held popular  BYOBowl Soup Event. Janet Tom (pictured right) helped start this tradition, and now has several others who bring big pots of soup, bread and salads.  Their most recent event had more than 20 people present, ranging from age 7 to 91. 
For more information on Connector networks, email Patti Spaniak call (415) 821-1003 ex. 106  patti@sfcommunityliving.org.
Senior Power April Meeting: 
"Caregiving Tools"

Guest Speaker: Annie Roche, MSW, MPH, & Family Consultant for Family Caregiver Alliance- to help us understand dementia, prioritize care needs, and developing strategies and resources to support caregiver and care recipient. Free plus  Raffle prizes!  Thursday, April at 10:00 am  Taraval Police Station,  2345 24th Ave. For more info, contact Margaret Graf at opoygan1@yahoo.com

Before You Leave, Check Out These Great Resources 
April is Poetry Month at the SF Library and Beyond
Tony Robles will  read from one of his published b ooks of poetry and short stories when he presents to Cayuga Community Connectors on April 3, 11:00 am at Bethel Church, 2525 Alemany. A free public event open to all. Learn more at:  tonyrobles.wordpress.com.   
And check out a rich array of other poetry offerings throughout the SF Library System in April. 
And while we are on the topic of SF's great libraries, we say  Congratulations to Michael Lambert, who Mayor Breed recently appointed as the City Librarian for the  SF Public Library. Michael is also a member of the SF Tech Council. We know he will continue and grow the SF's world class library system

The Art of Aging Gracefully 
We all look forward to meeting friends and learning about local resources at the annual Jewish Community Center's Art of Aging Gracefully.  The event is free and set for Tuesday, April 9 from 9:20 to 3:00 at the JCC, 3200 California Street. Resource tables, presentations, and more draw a good crowd, so be sure to register in advance by calling (415) 292-1200 or at jccsf.org/aginggracefullyDownload a flyer with more details and to share.  
Lift Your Glass to Senior and Disability Action 
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Join SDA Friends and supporters for a fundraising event at the Cadillac Bar and Grill, Monday, April 8 from 4:00 to 7:00 at 44 9th Street. A portion of the sales benefit SDA.  For more info, call SDA at 415-546-1333. Help support their work on housing, healthcare, and pedestrian safety. 
SF National Healthcare Decision Day 
On April 16th, join a national day dedicated to helping you plan for care that is consistent with your preferences. Get the  tools to identify future desires for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life.  Learn how to select someone who will speak for you if you can't. Workshops in English, Spanish, Cantonese and Vietnamese. 

Please see the attached English and Spanish fliers for the April 16th events for San Francisco National Healthcare Decisions Day, an initiative of the SF Palliative Care work group.  For more information on these events, please contact Rachel Lovett at  rlovett@tipsf.org . Visit the  web page for more details of events across the city's neighborhoods. And visit and like their new Facebook page .
The Planet We are Leaving our Grandchildren
OWL asks "What Can We Do to Insure a Healthier Earth For the
Younger Generations and Ourselves?"
Hear what Food and Water Watch-California has to say!
  • Effect of corporate greed and government policy on the environment
  • What communities and individuals can do differently
  • Environmental crisis brought home:  simple things you can do
Sat., April 27, 10:00am to Noon,  Northern Police Station Community Room  1125 Fillmore St. at Turk St. more info at  www.owlsf.org  or Phone 415-712-1695.
More "Save The Date" Reminders  
Post it note with the words Mark Your Calendar!
  • At Home with Growing Older - "Age In" event celebrating AHWGO's 10 year anniversary - June 1, 9:30 to 3:30 Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley.  Learn more and get tickets here
     
  • CASE - Celebrate Aging EventSeptember 8th, around Fulton and Larkin in conjunction with Sunday Streets. Resources, entertainment, health and more. 
  • CLC Annual Award Event - Thursday, September 26, 6:00 pm, Marine's Memorial. Mark Your Calendar for this fun event 
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.