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Our computer classes, Healthy Aging Workshops, and other learning opportunities provide seniors and people with disabilities with necessary skills to better advocate for themselves and others. These participants have much to offer, including experience, energy, and first-hand knowledge about about what they and their neighbors need and want. Our goal is to provide the resources to support their ideas.
Programs Available to All. Our programs and activities are available to everyone in the community. We partner with the City and local churches and other organizations to offer free and low-cost classes, grocery delivery, and other community-building activities.
We offer free computer workshops and drop-in tutoring at local senior and community centers in partnership with the City's SF Connected program. Over the past year, our trainers and volunteers many of whom are older or disabled themselves, provided over 2,400 hours of computer training to more than 650 low and moderate-income seniors. We start with classes that meet people where they are - topics like finding books and movies online, video chats on Skype, digital photography, and genealogy. As participants overcome fears and gain confidence, they learn to use the Internet to connect with family and friends wherever they're located and to find healthcare, transportation, and other useful information. Learn more.
CLC offers a four-part workshop series called Connections for Healthy Aging through local churches, senior centers, and other organizations like Openhouse and the Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California. It's a great way for people to meet in a small group, explore issues around aging, prepare for health emergencies, strengthen their support network, and learn to advocate for themselves and others. We've already reached over 300 people through these workshops, and are now partnering with CARA (California Alliance for Retired Americans) to expand the program throughout the state.