Founded in 1992, Senior Survival School is a community education program of Planning for Elders in the Central City. Our curriculum focuses on transportation, housing, and healthcare issues, as well as other information that keeps people living safely in their own homes and communities.
Utilizing presentations, discussions, and popular education activities, Senior Survival School trains seniors and adults with disabilities to effectively access vital community resources and to exercise their rights when they do. Our classes invite participants to draw upon their own experiences, to exchange ideas with each other and with the presenters, and to collectively develop solutions to common problems. All sessions are free of cost, and healthy refreshments are always provided.
To date Senior Survival School has trained approximately 2200 seniors and adults with disabilities, providing access to important information, and developing our participants as strong advocates for themselves and each other. Classes and materials have been translated into Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Italian, and Korean, and have reached people in communities throughout the city.
The Long Term Care News and Views reports on public policy and advocacy efforts to improve SF and California's home and community-based long term care system.
Utilizing presentations, discussions, and popular education activities, Senior Survival School trains seniors and adults with disabilities to effectively access vital community resources and to exercise their rights when they do.
HAT is a coalition of seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers and community agencies working together to advocate for expansion of homecare services and accessible, affordable, supportive housing as well as improvements to hospital discharge planning. We use theatre, song and other creative forms of advocacy and direct action!
The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) - Health Task Force is an on-going group that brings all of the stakeholders together to work for improvements in the IHSS Program and other homecare services.