Welcome to SDA

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.

Get involved! Click here to sign up for email updates or our bi-monthly newsletter. 

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Senior and Disability Action is sad and worried about the fires throughout Northern California. Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones or homes. We worry about people with disabilities and seniors being able to get out of their homes and get the services they need.

For Bay Area residents, please keep yourselves safe with the smoke in our air! Seniors and people with disabilities are especially susceptible to illness from bad air quality. Please stay inside as much as possible, drink plenty of water, and check on your neighbors and friends. Please click here for tips on how to be safe.

We are also concerned about people affected by natural disasters in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Florida, and Houston. If you’d like to donate, here are some suggestions:

Portlight Strategies
Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund
Taller Salud
AgitArte
Mexico & Puerto Rico Resilience Fund

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COMMUNITY FORUMS!

As part of the Dignity Fund, SF’s Department of Aging and Adult Services will hold a series of community forums to hear opinions about the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities, to help create a Community Needs Assessment. Please come to one or more forums and share your thoughts! Raffle and prizes at each event.

Forums run October 13 to November 1.

Click here for flyers in English and several other languages

They are:

  • District 1 – Wednesday, 10/18, 11:30am – 1:30pm @ Richmond Rec Center, 251 18th Avenue
  • District 10 – Wednesday, 10/18, 3:00-5:00pm @Dr. Davis Senior Center, 1753 Carroll Avenue
  • District 6 – Thursday, 10/19, 3:30 – 5:30pm @ Curry Senior Center, 333 Turk Street
  • District 3 – Wednesday, 10/25, 2:00 – 4:00pm @ Lady Shaw Senior Center, 1483 Mason Street
  • District 2 – Friday, 10/27, 10:00 – Noon @Aquatic Park Senior Center, 890 Beach Street
  • District 5 – Friday, 10/27, 2:00 – 4:00 @Western Addition Senior Center, 1390 Turk Street
  • District 11 – Saturday, 10/28, 10:00 – Noon @OMI Senior Center, 65 Beverly
  • District 9 – Monday, 10/30, 1:00 to 3:00 @Mission Neighborhood Center, 362 Capp Street
  • District 7 – Wednesday, 11/1, 1:00 – 3:00pm @ West Portal Clubhouse, 131 Lenox Way
  • District 4 – Thursday, 11/2, 1:30 – 3:30pm @ Ortega Library, 3223 Ortega Street

Our apologies for missing the District 8 meeting, which was held on October 13 at Openhouse.

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SDA is hiring a Community Organizer and Educator!

Please help spread the word. Preference given to applicants with experience in the Chinese community and/or disability community.

Job Announcement is here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis but prefer as soon as possible.

Email info@sdaction.org with questions or recommendations!

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Thank you to those who attended Senior and Disability Action’s 5th Anniversary Event: 5 Going on 55!

 SDA loved coming together with the community to celebrate 5 years since our merger, and close to 55 years combined of community work of our predecessor organizations. We proudly honored Marie Jobling and Jodi Reid.

If you haven’t had a chance to donate but would still like to, please go to npo.justgive.org/sda

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SDA’s Priorities for 2017

Housing: Make it harder for landlords to evict seniors and people with disabilities for no reason.

Preserve Healthcare: Fight back against national plans to gut Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act.

Pedestrian Safety: Make San Francisco’s streets safer for people to get around.

Immigration: Support senior and disabled immigrants and act in solidarity with broader immigrant communities.

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Trainings on Disability and Ableism

SDA is now offering Disability and Ableism training for community organizations, unions, government agencies, and businesses. Priced on a sliding scale, we offer a half-day or full day professional development opportunity for staff, board members, or volunteers to learn or refresh knowledge of systems that oppress people with disabilities. Through interactive presentations, role play, and games, this training includes disability history, cultural competency, ableism, useful communication skills, and more. One of the main goals is to explore our own experiences and views of disability. We hope to provoke deep conversation and create space for personal reflection, thereby giving you the skills to better serve your communities. For more information, please contact Jessica or Alice at 415-546-1333, jessica@sdaction.org or alice@sdaction.org.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

GENERAL MEETING
2nd Thursday of each month, 10 am – 12 pm
Doors open at 9 am, $2 lunch at 12 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street @ Geary
For more info, call 415-546-1333

HEALTH CARE ACTION TEAM (HAT) MEETING
2nd Tuesday of each month, 11 am – 1 pm
Independent Living Resource Center, 825 Howard Street
For more info, call Ligia at 415-546-1333 or email ligia@sdaction.org

HOUSING COLLABORATIVE MEETING
3rd Wednesday of each month, 1 pm – 3 pm
Location: SDA office, 1360 Mission St. #400
For more info, call Tony or Theresa at 415-546-1333

 

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Contact us!

(415) 546-1333
info@sdaction.org
1360 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103
(on Mission Street between 9th and 10th Streets)

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Click here for the 2016 Year in Review.

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.

Check out our video on Community Organizing in the Disability Rights Movement, produced in collaboration with ILRCSF.