GOVERNMENT

 

National


State and Local


ORGANIZATIONS

 

National

Alliance for Retired Americans
http://retiredamericans.org/

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
http://nepssm.org/


State and Local

CARA California Alliance for Retired Americans
http://californiaalliance.org/
600 Grand Ave., Room 410
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 663-4086
e-mail:  info@CaliforniaAlliance.org


California Clean Money Campaign
http://caclean.org/
A non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to help pass full public funding of election campaigns at all levels of government in California.
3916 Sepulveda Blvd, STE 208
Culver City, CA  90230
(310) 390-6025
Toll-Free: (800) 566-3780


Gray Panthers of San Francisco
http://graypantherssf.igc.org/
2940 16th St,  Room 200-3
San Francisco CA 94103
(415) 552-8800
e-mail: graypanther-sf@sonic.net


Senior and Disability Action
http://sdaction.org
1360 Mission Street, STE 400
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 546-1333


Community Living Campaign
http://sfcommunityliving.org
The Community Living Campaign builds small communities of caring friends – social networks – that engage older adults and persons with disabilities and enable them to live in communities where everyone is valued and everyone is called to contribute.
(415) 821-1003
Blog: SFhealthyaging.org
twitter: @clctweets


NEXT Village
http://nextvillagesf.org
A nonprofit organization providing members the services and expertise they need to live safely and comfortably in their own homes and community as they age. It serves the northeast corner of San Francisco.
P. O. Box 330278
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 888-2868


San Francisco Village
http://sfvillage.org
A nonprofit network of San Franciscans over 60, committed to helping each other when there is a need; offering friendship, expert guidance, services.
3575 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 387-1375


Walk San Francisco
http://walksf.org
Walk SF works in the interest of all pedestrians in San Francisco, but prioritizes our work in order to address the needs of people who are disproportionately affected by pedestrian safety issues. This includes children, communities of color, people with disabilities, and seniors.
 

OTHER RESOURCES

Institute on Aging Friendship Line

The IOA Friendship (800.971.0016) is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls in San Francisco or anywhere in the United States. It is available 24-hours a day and provides emotional support for adults over 60 and for those living with disabilities.

In addition to emotional support, Friendship Line offers  socialization for those feeling isolated,  grief support, elder abuse reporting, suicide intervention and information and referrals services.


San Francisco Women Against Rape

SFWAR provides support for women who have been raped whenever that occurred.  There is a need for volunteers over 60 to be there for older women who are calling. SFWAR is recruiting and training new volunteers for their sexual assault crisis counselor training, to serve our clients who access our 24/7 hotline, request medical advocacy at SF General, or want to participate in peer counseling.

To find out more and to download an application to volunteer  http://www.sfwar.org/volunteers.html


Beware of Medical Fraud

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries avoid, detect, and report health care fraud. They both protect beneficiaries and help preserve the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs by recovering and avoiding the billions of dollars typically lost to health care fraud each year.
https://cahealthadvocates.org/fraud-abuse/senior-medicare-patrol/


Brain Health Registry for Caregivers

In collaboration with researchers at UCSF’s Aging, Metabolism and Emotions Center, directed by Drs. Elissa Epel & Aric Prather, the Brain Health Registry is working to better understand the daily and psychological experience of caregivers

Caregivers care for people with different disabilities, injuries, and illnesses – brain disease, heart disease, autism, and other conditions. Many are caregivers for someone who needs extra help due to age.

Caregivers have a difficult task before them: How do they provide the best care for their loved one AND take care of their own health and wellness? While the answer is complex, research shows that one of the most important things caregivers can do is to take care of themselves. https://www.brainhealthregistry.org/


Women’s Clinical Trials

The FDA Office of Women’s Health (OWH) is partnering with the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health to initiate a Diverse Women in Clinical Trials Campaign (DWCT).  The campaign’s goal is to raise awareness of the importance for women of different ages, races, ethnic backgrounds, and health conditions to participate in clinical trials.

The following websites offer excellent information:
http://www.fda.gov/ForPatients/ClinicalTrials/default.htm
www.fda.gov/womeninclinicaltrials


Attention to Alzheimer’s Crisis

The growing Alzheimer’s crisis is threatening to bankrupt America.  To be an advocate and find out more: Alzheimer’s Association website www.alz.org.