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.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES

Stop Care Rationing

We must take action to stop hospitals and states must setting up triage plans that deprioritize older adults and people with disabilities. They say that our lives are not worth as much. But we can fight back.

* Use this sample letter to send a letter to local, state, and federal officials urging them to take action.

* Sign on to an open letter and take a “solidarity selfie!” #NoBodyIsDisposable

* Print out DREDF’s Know Your Disability Healthcare Rights information (here in English/Spanish), available at dredf.org in multiple languages.

 

Mutual Aid Network

SDA has worked with Bay Resistance to set up a network to connect people who can help each other meet basic needs. We can help you with the following:
* get a delivery of food and/or medication
* figure out temporary home care needs
* manage other urgent needs related to the coronavirus crisis.

This is a volunteer network, in San Francisco, Alameda County, Marin, and Contra Costa County.

To ask for support (for you or someone you know) or to offer support, fill out this form:  http://bit.ly/bayareamutualaid.

SDA is working hard to make sure seniors and people with disabilities are safe, healthy, and connected, throughout the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Our physical office is closed, but you can email staff or leave a voicemail message at (415) 546-1333 and a Peer Advocate will respond. We must continue to organize to make sure our communities are heard and that our needs are met.

Please click here to find out more about resources during the crisis, actions you can take, and how to stay connected.

If you are concerned about getting meals, home care, or other essential help, please call the Department of Disability and Aging Services, information and referral line, at (415) 355-6700 or (800) 510-2020, or leave a message for Senior and Disability Action at (415) 546-1333.

TAKE NOTE! The Thursday, April 9 General Meeting will be held BY PHONE & VIDEO instead of in person. You will be able to join from your phone OR your computer. Stay tuned for the meeting agenda and the call information.

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

Better yet — become a Member of SDA!

Members lead SDA. Become a member to:

  • have a voice in the organization and in decision-making
  • grow as a leader, take action in our campaigns, and make change
  • connect with the community and find others who
  • get the SDA News and Views delivered to your home
  • receive postcards and regular phone calls about events, activities, and actions
  • help build SDA and the movement of seniors and people with disabilities!

Dues are $20 per year OR according to your means. Pay more or less as you are able.

Click here to join as a member!

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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 Theresa or Freddy at 415-546-1333

********please note all meetings will be held by phone and/or video for the time being*********

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Senior and Disability Action is a 501(c)3 organization. Our Tax ID # is 94-3213120 and donations are tax-deductible.

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.