Building a movement of seniors, people with disabilities, and allies
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P.O. Box 423388, San Francisco CA 94142-3388
What you can do right now:
Join us this Friday, August 12, at 3 pm, for a Safe Streets Rally & Street Party! We’ll meet at the northeast corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. & 55th Street in Oakland, with neighbors and city officials, to call on the City of Oakland to extend crossing time so that seniors, disabled people, kids, and everyone can cross safely. Free snacks from Earthly Coffee. See our video at https://youtu.be/RdDyhewbMHM Sign up at https://www.facebook.com/events/609159013898283
Come to the Free Wifi Press Conference on Thursday, August 18, 2022, 2-3 pm, at 365 Fulton – Richardson Apartments (behind City Hall). We will gather to emphasize the need for digital access in supportive and affordable housing buildings, for low-income senior, disabled, immigrant, and Black and Brown communities. Please urge corporations like AT&T to do their part in making internet access more affordable and available in supportive housing sites around San Francisco. Use this toolkit to take action.
Watch the recording of Honoring the ADA Anniversary: Reproductive Rights, Deinstitutionalization and Disability Pride, a joint event with SDA and the NDLA Organizers Forum.
Listen to a radio show on KQED Forum about the crisis at Laguna Honda Hospital. Call on the City & County of San Francisco to expand home & community-based services (HCBS) so that people have alternatives to skilled nursing facilities and other institutions. Laguna Honda residents (and all nursing home residents) have the rights to ask for a placement to community, with all needed supports. Click here for more information.
Watch the video of SDA members talking about social media advocacy! Thanks to AARP California for funding this project. Translations are coming soon.
Join the campaign for Free Wifi for seniors and people with disabilities in San Francisco! Sign the petition in support of Free Wifi and share with your friends! To get involved, email Peter or Dasom (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Share this survey for newly ill or disabled people. Over the past 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have become disabled or chronically ill for the first time — due to COVID-19, mental health effects of the pandemic, lack of access to healthcare, and more. SDA is hosting a training program for people who are new to disability or chronic illness and want to connect with other people and/or change the way disabilities are created and treated in our society. Help us spread the word.
If you like being able to join meetings by zoom or phone, rather than having to go in person, or a remote option make it more possible for you to participate, please fill out this form! It’s time to work together to make sure that as people start to meet in person again, disabled people and seniors don’t lose our ability to participate.
Watch recent SDA events on SDA’s youtube channel.
Attend an upcoming SDA event! See the calendar here.
What we do
Working in partnership with other senior and disability organizations, over the past year we have:
- Supported CA Domestic Workers to win Health & Safety Protections with the SB321.
- Pushed the Governor to sign AB1194 into law, so that conservatees have the right to choose their own attorney.
- Secured millions of dollars in city funding for rental subsidies for seniors and people with disabilities.
- Worked with partners to develop Senior Operating Subsidies — and the city of San Francisco just got $40 million from the state for these project-based subsidies!
- Won funding for tech devices and training for seniors and people with disabilities.
- Won rent relief for hundreds of residents of SRO hotels.
- Stopped the MTA fare increase.
- Advocated to stop COVID-19 care rationing and to win vaccine equity for seniors and people with disabilities.
- Made sure Governor Newsom did NOT grant immunity to nursing homes for dangerous practices.
Want to support SDA? Want to get involved?
Senior and Disability Action is a 501(c)3 organization. Our Tax ID # is 94-3213120 and donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you to the many organizations, foundations, and governments who help fund SDA’s work!
AARP California Kaiser Permanente Joseph & Vera Long Foundation
Metta Fund San Francisco Foundation City & County of San Francisco Borealis Philanthropy Ford Foundation Menorah Park Community Fund University Mound Ladies Home
Housing, health care, empowerment, and Peer Advocate programs are funded in large part by the City of San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services.
San Francisco Senior and Disability Action mobilizes and educates 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.