Move Into Action 
Work Matters May 2 Forum Another Success 
This year's event launched more active and coordinated efforts to help you find the right door with support to be successful. Many thanks to the participants, many organizations, and others who shared their experiences and resources at this year's event.
We are also delighted to welcome Jamie Goddard, our new Director of SF ReServe (pictured below with Ted Jang). Jamie brings years of workforce development experience that will continue to strengthen our efforts to increase senior and disability employment.

Particpants at Work Matters forum
Jamie and Ted at Work Matters 2019

You can  learn about resources  and combine our efforts to  increase pathways to meaningful employment  for older adults and adults with disabilities - go to or contact Jamie Goddard at or 415-821-1003, ext. 114.

Got Skills? Need a Job? Want Work Experience? We Can Help!
Budget Season Is Heating Up - Hearings Ahead
Budget stock image with pen and 3-D graphs
Be a part of shaping the City's two year budget.  Budget hearings on various Departments are beginning.  See the budget calendar here. 
The priorities for this year's $3 million increase in the Dignity Fund have been established by the Dignity Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee. In addition, the Budget Justice Coalition has summarized additional requests from the community totaling $3.92 million in DAAS for Senior Arts/Older-Adult Choir Program, Dementia Day Care Programs, Technology for Seniors & Adults with Disabilities, Group Van Transportation, Community Connector and Aging in Place Programs, Congregate Meals for Seniors and Adult with Disabilities, and selective staffing and salary increases.
Dignity Fund Coalition Supports Action 
Dignity Fund Coalition logo
Th e Dignity Fund Coalition (DFC) last meeting heard a report from the City Controller, Ben Rosenfield, about changes designed to make the contract and payment process less stressful for non-profits and a presentation by Shireen McSpadden, DAAS Executive Director about a proposed name change for the Department. Members voted to support efforts to make upcoming housing bond issue more inclusive of options for extremely low income seniors.  
Come join in the  continued discussion at the  next Dignity Fund Coalition meeting on  Wednesday, May 22 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at 825 Howard Street.  
Shireen McSpadden at the Dignity Fund Coalition
Dignity Fund Coalition meeting
Dignity Fund Coalition meeting

Area Construction Creates Pathway Hazards 
Photo of dangerous sidewalk due to construction
Older adults and people with disabilities (and really all pedestrians) are being put at risk by the temporary pathways around the many construction projects near Market and South Van Ness. Uneven surfaces, lack of signage and assistance with wayfinding, and inaccessible curb cuts are just a few of the challenges facing those traveling to the CLC office, DAAS, and many of the other social services and advocacy organizations in the neighborhood. 

We are doing our homework and are planning some action on May 23rd and May 30.  If you would like more information, or to be involved, download the attached flyer or contact CLC's Abilities Integrator, Jennifer Walsh at  

At Home with Growing Older Celebrates 10 years
With the 1st "Age-In" :
Ed Reed, Bay Area Jazz Singer and Educator, 90 years of age, will set the tone, followed by 3  Learning circles:
Social Justice: Discussing and introducing the concept of a 'Emancipatory Gerontology - a tool that informs both direct services and the ways consumers and patients advocate for themselves and their communities. 
Technology: How not to age-out of the everchanging digital tool-rich world we live in? Explore differences between physical and digital world thinking and ways to become fearless in the digital world. 
Design: Nature, architecture, day-to-day tools - they all play a role in keeping us connected. 
Get engaged in the creative process of shaping your own world as you grow older.  Connect with thought leaders and professionals in design, social justice and technology Light breakfast and lunch and birthday cake included!
Group ticket sale options available.   Tickets Available Online
For more information, call 510-771-0116 or email
Disabilities and Aging Capital Action Day 

Join groups from across California in Sacramento on Thursday, May 23 (10am-3pm). Free Transportation from various locations is available. Call CARA to reserve a seat at 877-223-6107!  If you cannot attend in person, you can call and talk to your Assemblymember and Senator and show your support on May 23rd.  Activities include: 

  • Resource Fair and Rally at Cesar Chavez Park at 10:00 am
  • March to the South Steps of the Capitol - 11:30 am
  • Free Lunch for Participants - South Steps of the Capitol (must have a ticket) 12:30pm
  • Legislative visions on key disability and aging issues - 1pm - 3-pm)
Age On. Rage On. 
Support Amazing Aging
LeadingAge California kicked off the campaign in January to raise awareness about the aging demographic in our state, the need for long term services and supports, and the related workforce.  We want to encourage as many as possible to "take the pledge" (meaning you agree with the campaign.)

They are on FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram and would love as many followers as possible. Age On. Rage On. #AgeOnRageOn @AgeOnRageOn

Go to  Age On Rage On to learn more about the campaign and take the pledge. 
Connect with Tech Week Showcases  Digital Inclusion Opportunities at the Library & Beyond
The SF Public Library's Connect with Tech Week brought together a wide range of organizations to give all of San Francisco a chance to explore and learn  something new about technology.  CLC was involved in five events, including the Mission Photo Walk/Intro to Instagram, several Preserving Memories classes, and Intro to Coding for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (together with Techtonica).  Learn about the tech classes that the Library has to offer throughout the year. 

Photo class group photo in front of mural

Scanning family letters from the 1920s and 30s

Coding class group photo at CLC_s computer lab
Upcoming CLC Events & Activities 
It's Showtime!
graphic of video camera
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. You can now see their first video on Channel 26 Community Access, airing  Tuesday-Friday the following times on channel 76:
5:22 PM.  5:52 PM.  6:22 PM.  6:52 PM
Interested in learning more about creating and editing video? Join the team. Learn more at CLC's Volunteer Opportunity page.
Senior Beat Launch Greatly Increases Readership 
Visit this  online destination  that amplifies the voices and share the lives and experiences of San Francisco's older residents.  Have ideas for a story? e mail
Beekeeper in full gear
It's a honey of a job, but the payoff is in saving the creatures who foster our food - Terry Oxford
Marina gardening at Merced Extension Connectors
Poet's interest in herbs and healing leads to growth of Kitchen Herbalism workshops - Marina Lazzara

CLC Computer Lab - Something for Everyone 
We welcome older adults and people with disabilities to ue our computer lab at 1663 Mission Street most weekdays between 10am and 4pm. Interested in signing up for future workshops and classes at the CLC Lab? Contact
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.  

For more information on Community Connector networks, contact Patti Spaniak at 415-821-1003 ext. 106 or email
More to Do 
Save these Dates!  
Post it note with the words Mark Your Calendar!
  • 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 
Get Involved and Volunteer!
CLC staff get emergency preparedness kits ready for the Bayview Network for Elders

Students from Lick Wilberding help make packets for Hospital Stay Rights Workshop

There's so much going on, it's hard to keep up! Come volunteer with us and join the fun. We have opportunities for helping with outreach, computer tutoring, job coaching, grocery delivery, and much more. Interested? Contact or fill out our online volunteer form.

About the Community Living Campaign

CLC Logo
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.