We mobilize and educate seniors and people with disabilities to fight for individual rights and social justice. Through individual support and collective action, we work together to create a city and world in which seniors and people with disabilities can live well and safely. See our video below.
Remembering Vera Haile
We mourn the loss of Vera Haile, a lifelong advocate for immigrants, seniors, and people with disabilities in San Francisco. She was a beloved member of our community who stood up for justice for all.
Job Announcement: Health Care Organizing Director
SDA is seeking a Health Care Organizing Director to mobilize seniors and people with disabilities, develop and lead campaigns related to health care and long-term services and supports, and support leadership development of our members. The Health Care Organizing Director coordinates the Health Care Action Team, a community group of seniors and people with disabilities who take action on key local and statewide issues related to home care and health care. Issues in the past have included: hospital discharge planning, funding cuts to In Home Supportive Services, changes to Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act, etc. Applicants should have experience with community or labor organizing and proven ability to recruit members, develop leaders, and build organizing groups.
For more information about the job and how to apply, please click here.
Buy your tickets to SDA’s Annual Celebration!
Friday, September 12, 5-8 pm
LGBT Center, 1800 Market St., San Francisco
Please join us to see old friends and make new ones, celebrate our collective accomplishments of the past year, and enjoy good food and drink!
SOUNDS OF SOMA
SDA has published a book of poems and essays by seniors and people with disabilities living in SOMA! Get your own copy now!
MEDICARE’S BIRTHDAY EVENTS: Wednesday, July 30
3:30-4:00 pm: Rally at the Valencia/22nd Street Social Security office
Songs, cake & information on the importance of Medicare, and rally to restore cuts to hours and services
4:00-5:00 pm: Town Hall Meeting at City College Mission Campus (across the street at Valencia/22nd), Room 109
Town Hall Meeting on why Medicare needs to be protected, improved and expanded to cover everyone. Hear about a new campaign for single-payer health care for all.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
HEALTH CARE ACTION TEAM MEETING: Wednesday, August 13
Bayanihan Center, 1010 Mission @ 6th, 11 am – 1 pm
Call 415-546-1333 for more info
AUGUST GENERAL MEETING: Thursday, August 14
Topic: Avoiding Elder Abuse and Isolation
10-12, doors open at 9 am
Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin @ Geary
For more info, call 415-546-1333 or email email@example.com
MAYOR’S DISABILITY COUNCIL MEETING: Friday, August 15, 1-4 pm, City Hall, Room 400
1360 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103
(on Mission Street between 9th and 10th Streets)
Senior and Disability Action was formed by the joining of Senior Action Network (SAN) and Planning for Elders in the Central City (PECC), with a history of working with seniors and people with disabilities for more than 40 years combined.
Check out our video on Community Organizing in the Disability Rights Movement, produced in collaboration with ILRCSF