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Elder Economic Security

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More and more older San Franciscans have been struggling to manage their finances during this economic downturn. Hard-earned personal and employer-supported retirement savings have evaporated with no guarantees that they will rebound in time. Those who rely on Social Security have not seen increases and those on SSI/SSP have seen their incomes cut three times in the past couple of years.

The Community Living Campaign has been working with the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, Family Service Agency and the National Council of Aging's One Away Campaign to raise awareness about how hard it is for seniors and persons with disabilities "to make ends meet" in San Francisco. Join the conversation at If you are willing to be part of a "production team" to help develop and record more of these stories in San Francisco, email

See our first press event and Community Forum on our Community Living Campaign group on Facebook.

To learn more about what it takes to have economic security in San Francisco County, click here. And then, if you need to start paying for long term care, see more it will take for what you need at right here.

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During 2010, CLC worked with the National Council on Aging and their local partner, Family Service Agency facilitated a series of Community Forums about how San Francisco can tackle this important issue. If you want to be a part of this on-going conversation, contact Marie Jobling at 415.821.1003 or email

More notes from the meetings, go to