tv Disability and Aging Services Commission SFGTV November 28, 2021 12:00pm-2:16pm PST
this is the disability and aging committee. i am the commission president martha knudsen. to facilitate teleconferencing to reduce the risk of covid-19 transmission at public meetings. ordinarily, the brown act sets strict rules for teleconferencing. the governor recently signed new amendments to the brown act for public meetings during a state of emergency provided that commissions such as ours make certain findings. to comply with this new requirement, we will amended this morning's agenda and add a
new item 4a to consider whether continuing use of teleconferencing will minimize health risks and whether our commission is able to use teleconferencing in a manner that allows public participation and transparency. members of the public may observe this meeting via sfgov.org and channel 26. they may offer public comment by calling the public comment phone number. i'd like to welcome the members of the public and staff who are watching us on tv. the commissions and and thanks you for your patience during this time. expect displays and gaps during the meeting particular lie during public comment. and i want to thank the staff and sfgov tv and our staff to
ensure that public comment runs smoothly. the san francisco hsadas commission acknowledges we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the ramaytush ohlone who are the original habitants. as the indigenous stewards of this land, the ramaytush ohlone have never ceded, loss, nor forgotten their responsibility as the caretakers of this place as well as automotive people to reside in their traditional territory. as guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. we wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the ancestors, elders, and relatives of the ramaytush ohlone and by affirming their sovereign right as first people. madam secretary, can you please take the role. >> clerk: thank you, president knudsen. commissioners, please respond with 'present' when i call your
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and slowly and turn down your television or radio. you will have three minutes to speak and you will be informed by the moderator when you have 30 seconds left. after 30 seconds, you will be muted and placed back to listening mode. alternatively, public comment can be submitted by e-mail to myself firstname.lastname@example.org. if you submit public comment via e-mail, it will be forwarded to the commission and it will be included as part of the official docket. are there any other communications from the das commission members at this time? if none, we can move on to the next item. >> president: thank you so much. your next agenda item is item four. approving the minutes of the wednesday, september 1st, 2021, d.a.s. commission meeting and i want to take this point for
thanking vice president shears for the meeting. i got great reviews and was assured you did such a great job. so i really appreciate you doing that. so i could visit members of my family. so thank you for that. are there any comments or questions from the commission regarding the september 1st, 2021, d.a.s. commission meeting minutes? all right. then i don't think i hear anything. we all had a chance to review it. are there any public comments? >> clerk: moderator, please open the phone line for public comment. we will allow some time for callers to submit their requests. and do we have any callers in
the queue? >> madam secretary, with there are no callers in the cue. >> president: thank you. is there a motion to approve the september 1st, 2021, d.a.s. commission meeting minutes. >> commissioner: i move. >> commissioner: i second. >> president: commissioner lum seconded. madam secretary, can you please take a roll call vote to approve the september 21st, 2021, meeting minutes? >> clerk: certainly. [roll call] the vote was unanimous.
>> president: okay. thank you. commissioners, your next item as i mentioned before is agenda item 4a, a resolution making findings to allow teleconference meetings of the das commission. on september 16th, 2021, the governor signed ab61 a bill that allows the brown act by allowing local government bodies to meet by teleconferencing during a state of emergency providing that the policy body makes certain findings at least once every 30 days. san francisco continues to operate under mayor breed's emergency order of july 1st, 2020, which prohibits in-person public meetings to ensure the safety of policy body members, city staff, and the public. the d.a.s. commission has met remotely during covid-19 pandemic in a manner that allows public participation and transparency while minimizing health risks that would be
present with in-person meetings. under the recently signed amendment to the brown act, if the d.a.s. commission will continue to meet remotely, we must find there are still risks when meeting in person and that the d.a.s. commission resolves a teleconference in a manner that protects the participation rights of the public. and i want to note that our city attorney david reese has assisted us in making sure that we state the resolution clearly is here for any questions the commissioners might have about this resolution that we're having today. are there any questions that you have? >> commissioner: i think it's a good idea. it's a really good idea for
to go to city hall and all, but this makes it easier. and also even though we're doing really well in san francisco, since we serve seniors and people with disabilities, i think we have to be extra careful. >> president: thank you for that comment. any other comments or questions from commissioners? okay. madam secretary, then do we have any members of the public who wish to comment on this
item? >> clerk: moderator, please open the phone line for public comment. we will allow some time for members of the public to submit their requests and do we have any callers in the queue? >> madam secretary, we have one caller in the queue. i will be transferring them now. caller, you have three minutes. >> caller: so my name is francisco de costa and i'm a member of the environmental justice advocacy. i've been the director for the last 40 years and i have poliomyolitis on my left leg, but most people don't consider me physically challenged.
i want to bring to your attention that over 30% of our population which is 840,000 have some kind of disability. and disability and aging services commission, and i've spoken once or twice, has done a very poor job when it comes to outreach. just making superficial statements doesn't count. actions count. so a lot of people that are mentally challenged and physically challenged have issues with food security. how are ya'll helping them? i want to say this because a lot of seniors who are physically challenged were not being given an opportunity to get their vaccinations.
so i took it upon myself to provide transportation to get them to a center to get vaccination. i got no response from the disability and action services commission after i made my comment. so i'm asking ya'll, this pandemic has been with us for 19+ months. what have ya'll done to serve those who need help most and where can we get the data? do you have a backside that really has the true data and start making general statements. we, the physically challenged, the mentally challenged, the seniors want good actions. good actions that come from a clean heart. stop making general statements.
thank you very much. >> clerk: thank you, caller. >> president: okay. and, thank you. hearing no further requests to speak on this item, is there a motion to adopt a resolution finding that city officials continue to recommend social distancing and that the d.a.s. commission will continue to meet by teleconferencing with opportunities for public participation? >> commissioner: so moved. >> president: moved by vice president spear, seconded by commissioner bitner. madam secretary, can you please take a roll call vote to approve the proposed resolution making findings to allow teleconference meetings? >> secretary: certainly. [roll call]
the vote was unanimous. >> president: great. thank you so much, commissioners. now, i'll call item five which is the executive director's report and welcome director dearman. >> director: thank you so much president knudsen and good morning to you all. i'm happy to see you. first, i'll talk about the state eviction prevention. our communications team has been working on getting out information about the funding that the state is making available for eviction prevention activity. flyers have been sent out to 35,000 clients in english, spanish, and chinese. renters are now responsible for paying 100% past due rent, but
there's funding available for all the individuals who need this in specific criteria. in all cases, the landlord must apply for the covid-19 rent relief program before they can proceed with an eviction lawsuit against the renter. callers are directed to the state's hot line where they can directly apply for assistance and that number is (833) 687-0967. and it's also possible to apply online at housingiskey.com. and if you have additional questions or need help on that you can call (355) 555-6700. d.a.s. is continuing to support
the department of homelessness in support of housing with their effort to reduce individuals in an effort to rehouse individuals. we are doing this by tailoring our program including a.p.s. and ihss services to better meet the needs of individuals who are formerly homeless. d.a.s. intends to utilize the department of assisting the homeless. but need to final details of this plan attending notification from the state
regarding our local funding allocation. next, i want to remind you about a virtual event happening in support of the master plan for aging that will happen on october 26th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. the city is adopting a policy for older adults with disabilities. there will be a panel session on these important issues. hopefully you all have received an invitation. next, d.a.s. has launched the dignity funds needs assessment process which will last throughout this fiscal year. for background, this process is conducted every four years in order to identify gaps and needs in services. starting next school year,
[inaudible] service and allocation plan. [inaudible] funding over the following fiscal years. we have met with the oversight and advisory committee about the process. community stake holders are now conducting key informed interviews. they will be meeting with the service provider working groups and they will be working with scheduled focus groups and town hall meetings. including all facilities that are licensed. this includes residential care facilities and adult residential facilities. all workers are also required to be vaccinated and this
including in-home supportive services workers although it's not responsible for that mandate. as you know, we're not the employers for the i.h.s.s. also included in our expansion there's hospitals [inaudible] in terms of boosters, the department of health are encouraging people who are seeking boosters to access them through their health provider or retail pharmacies such as cvs walgreens or safeway. this is also reaching people who are home bound. d.a.s. is working with a vaccination branch regarding working on getting a pop-up
site. while [inaudible] and h.s.a. are coming back to work now that the vaccine is approved, the city has required all city and county of san francisco employees to get vaccinated. all staff have to be vaccinated by november 1st with only a few exceptions. and, that is all i have to report right now unless there are any questions. >> president: are there any questions from commissioners at this point? comments? okay. then, let's move along to our d.a.s. employee recognition. >> secretary: certainly.
the d.a.s. employee recognition. the d.a.s. commission will honor from the d.a.s. integrated. >> president: congratulations. this is an honor very well deserved. epe wears many hats. >> no matter which hat he's wearing, he's always a helpful, and knowledgeable team member who cares about his clients and team members. he pays a wide range of contributions to his team and his clients. he adopts the whole person approach and provides comprehensive assessment of clients approaching the intake
units for services. he is the one updating other co-workers about new change and community resources. epe has a vision in anticipating future clients' needs. in the beginning of the pandemic, epe had already expressed the rise in social isolation. epe is also very attentive to his co-workers. he uses his lunch break to run chair yoga for his co-workers. he is a health champion and a role model on how to have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a balance between work and leisure. it's my honor to recognize him as employee of the month. congratulations.
president knudsen, do you have anything to add? >> president: just as i always say, it is so wonderful for us to be able to put a face to the work that we understand is going on and i can't think of a better articulation of this than what you just said today. so i just want to say thank you on behalf of the commission and all the people we represent that we are particularly concerned and always focused on the benefits hub and what they do and how to make sure as many people as possible get the services in hearing how you approach that. if anything, i'd say just to be sure you get your lunch. you're working through it so but thank you very much on behalf of all of us. >> thank you very much. i appreciate that. and also, i appreciate all the support i've been receiving from my supervisor and my
co-workers and also my clients. the people who are teaching me for centuries. thank you very much. >> okay. thank you. >> president: thank you. do we want to move to item seven then? >> secretary: yes. commissioners. item seven is the advisory council report presented by diane lawrence. >> good morning executive director dearman and commissioners. i want to just make a comment before i begin my report. it's wonderful to have that
phone number in my phone so that i can contact about how to get resources in san francisco. and i'll talk a little bit more about it's a great resource. and congratulations to the employee of the month. i agree, president knudsen, it's always my favorite part of the meeting to get to see the faces who do such great work for the city and county of san francisco and those that we serve. so the advisory counsel met on september 15th and then we had a special counsel meeting on
september 27th. at our september 15th meeting, member cathy was a guest. we continue to work on filling the vacancy positions. we have two of the supervisors who are working with possible members of their community to provide us new members, one i've been in contact with who this new person would be replacing. executive director dearman has offered to provide a cover e-mail from those that we haven't heard from and jasmine has our third letter ready to go and we've targeted that so
there were no dignity updates for the month. the counsel's interest in what will be coming out of the needs assessment and any help we can provide. the third circuit held an lgbtq bill of rights has mandated the pronouns and if violated to do so would violate free speech. the site visits, we continue to explore where we go from here. it's an ongoing discussion and one of the points, of course, is how comfortable our members are going into sites.
we have an update quickly on the hudson spokes process. this was part of the discussion at the tack meeting last month which i'll report on next month to the counsel, to the commission. just wanted to give you a brief heads up, dr. marcy edelman who is on the california commission along with annie chung who cohosted a town hall on september 14th. there's one coming up. there's the los angeles county and southern california town hall on the hudson spokes. our benefits and resource hub is a bit of a model for that.
annie chung, also the executive director of self-help for the elderly along with dr. marcy adelman co-chaired. the goal is that by december of this year, they'll be a model for the aaa and there will be a virtual briefing to share the findings and next steps and the date for that is to be determined. okay. as you know, we've had an ad hoc committee begin late last year and has been going on through this year on senior homelessness and you each have received a copy of that report. the ad hoc group presented their report at both our august and september meeting and then
our september 27th meeting was to finalize the counsel approval and the plan to move forward. as you read in our report and i'll just do briefly a variety of agencies were interviewed due to the pandemic, it was difficult to schedule one with d.a.s. staff. the coalition on homelessness report provided the in their survey provided some results that were then recalculated in order to just look at seniors and the disabled. so they focused on residents who were 60+ in age. african americans represented about 57% among the 60+ responsibilities as opposed to 38% in the larger survey.
lgbtq are underrepresented. and there was a question of where the last residence was before someone became homeless. 25% of those over 60 reported that it was a single residency occupancy compared with [inaudible] in the full survey. and 81% of senior homeless traditional shelters and 14% in navigation centers compared to the larger survey. the stayed in shelters and 20% in navigation centers and executive director dearman just pointed out in the work going forward, the focus is on seniors and the disabled. some of the top needs include
case management. top service needs include mental health treatment, substance abuse. also looked at what the drugs of choice were. serious mental illness was at about 8.3% of this 60+ group where it's 3.3% in the general population. one thing that was noted is a physical disability including mobility issues and chronic pain were reported among the older, unhoused adults compared to younger ones. and then, the team also reached out to 17 different agencies and city agencies. some of the key findings services are scattered and coordinated within the shelter navigation centers, shelter-in-place hotels and the executive director dearman said
that this is something that's being discussed. the shelter residents faced a variety of challenges such as dementia, urinary, and constipation issues. and one of the challenges that the centers often times shelters and navigation centers are not structured from a building standpoint with ramps and beds and all that meet that group. one of the other issues that was pointed out in the findings is that often times that typically residents of the navigation centers and shelters need to be out early and sometimes as they're going out looking for employment and
others, there may need to be some flexibility with older citizens. a need for training and to look at on how to deal with mental health issues and dealing with seniors and potentially provide for needs for -- this looks luke i skipped a page here. okay. so some of the recommendations are to endorse a healthy aging model. the group endorsed the healthy aging model that's provided by the community services which provides a model that could be applied to various groups. provide for admittance to shelters where the clients go through a comprehensive needs
assessment process. obviously, the availability of increased long-term, ongoing rent subsidies for seniors and persons with disabilities. as i mentioned previously, increased training for shelter and center staff, provide orientation sessions for shelter clients about case management, how to report. look at why seniors are moving out of s.r.o.s and utilizing shelters over navigation centers. the h.s.h. adult coordinated entry personnel resources hub. obviously greater access to assisted living facilities, skilled nursing and hospice. and universal case managers that could act as a team and work across the departments
would be helpful. develop programs such as alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous and other programs to address some of the behavioral needs. and that provides exclusive transportation because that often times becomes another problem. the report has been sent to all of you. it has been sent to executive director of the department of homeless and housing support shareen mcspadden. and we have a plan in place and that will take place in the next few -- hopefully a week
and a half. to see how we move forward. >> president: that concludes your report? >> it does. >> president: okay. it was very comprehensive, so thank you so much for all of the work that went on in the last couple of months especially around this important issue and we appreciate you sending us the report so we could view it. i'm sure we all read it and we'll try to work on focusing on some of these recommendations. do we have any comments or questions from the other commissioners on any parts of the advisory committee in the last month or so?
>> secretary: seeing no comments or questions there. we can move on to the next item. item eight. commissioners, item eight is the joint legislative report. also presented by advisory counsel president, ms. diane lawrence. >> good morning again. the governor has until october 10th, so i guess that's sunday, to sign bills and elect and expire. we know that many of them that are expired will come back next year. the governor did do quite a lot of bill signing earlier this week and those will have an update for you in the final report of the november meeting. there are a number of bills that have gone to what is
called 'engrossing and enrolling' which is an individual unit in a house that's responsible for proofreading and amending the measure so that they match if there were two. the assembly had a version and then that group sends them to the governor for consideration. so some that have been engrossed enrolling are communications and this is advanced services for death and disabled telecommunications program. it allows the sur charges to continue for 10 years. for periods of disabilities between january 21st, 2023, and
before january 1, 2025. the ab279, immediate care facilities which prohibits until mid 2022. an independent care facilities or a skilled nursing facility for terminating or making significant quality of care changes to its services or supportive care services. and it puts into place some where the owner has to give 90 days notice while we're in a period of emergency. long-term care health facilities ab323 defines a class a violation for not following the law and ab580
emergency services looks at vulnerable populations and this is going to require counties to develop and revise emergency plans to address the issues identified by the office of emergency services in their review of the county and then requires the the county to send a copy of its plan to o.e.s. before march 1, 2022. this is legislation, types of legislation we've seen in the last couple of years because of the wild fires. ab636 on financial abuse for elder dependent care for elder independent adults and this allows information with federal law enforcement and then is
shared locally. and the sb48, medi-cal, this requires an annual cognitive assessment and it makes the medi-cal provider eligible to receive payments for this benefit only if they comply with certain requirements including completing training. on timely access to care. sb380 on the ends of life. sb591, senior citizens and inner generational housing developments. then we go to this veterans services notice for residential care facilities for the elderly and what those duties are. we expect those bills will probably come back next year.
so it will be another busy season starting in january. >> president: okay. >> we appreciate the help of our partners from the commission who are on that committee. look forward to working with them again. >> president: thank you so much. and, yeah, thank you for including our parties and highlighting the work that's been done for veterans and disabled community as well as seniors. so it's a lot of work. thank you so much. are there any comments or questions from the commission regarding the joint legislative report? all right. then should we move on to item nine? >> secretary: certainly. commissioners, item nine is the case report presented by daniel gallagher. >> good morning commissioners. i'm going to provide just a
brief update on the case project and some case programming before we talk about the service provider working group. so the case writing project moves along. judy godess who's the program coordinator for this project interviewed all of the agencies and started the writing of their innovative efforts this past year and a half to provide services both virtually and even in-person services as we move forth here. again, we hope to have this project finalized by the end of november, early december time frame that we mentioned in the last commission meeting. and, you can see there the themes that we have targeted
and the organizations that are associated with those themes. case programming in september, we had a presentation on hiv from the director of the san francisco and the founder and director of the long-term international network group and that was really a terrific presentation of that. that really brought highlights to what the long-term survivors of hiv and aids are facing currently. so i listed a few key issues and forgot to list one, but
certainly housing is an issue. isolation was highlighted. health care and what i didn't include here was behavioral health care. so those were four key issues that hiv, long-term survivors are facing as they age in san francisco. and some of these issues you'll note in the recommendations were emerging needs at the service provider working group have identified as well. in october, our meeting on october 18th, we will have a training on ablism and that is going to be presented by members of the senior and disability action organization
and that would start at 3:00 p.m. on october 18th. and then in november, our presentation is from sf reserve on employee recruitment and retention during covid which has been an emerging need as well. the service provider working group as executive director dearman mentioned, we are working with the research development associates on october 27th to begin the needs assessment process through the lens of the service provider working group. and these are the emerging needs that we've identified thus far. the challenges of a hybrid work environment for both staff and participants. i think everybody believes that hybrid programming is essential as we move forward here in the
next year. staffing challenges that agencies are facing to help with -- so agencies really need help with recruitment from staffing levels and replace those with relieving and the vaccine requirements have affected staffing levels as well with the mandates and employees choosing to leave rather than to meet those requirements. continuing increasing needs in support of remote learning and telehealth. again, part of the hybrid model of providing services. the service delivery suspension and the challenges to plan for the future and, i think this is an ongoing issue for many of our agencies in san francisco as we all tried to navigate the pandemic and how to provide
services in a safe and reliable way for our participants, but also meeting some really essential needs that can't be met through telehealth. so it's a combination of providing virtual services, but also in-person services as well. transportation is an emerging need. obviously, there's just a lack of capacity for transportation right now for seniors and adults with disabilities. we all know that social isolation was a key issue prior to the pandemic. it has obviously increased since the pandemic and still is
a strong driver of peoples' health in san francisco and so we've included social isolation as an emerging need. the health issues are on the rise. a digital divide and a lack of resources and this has been an ongoing effort, an ongoing advocacy effort to increase support of closing the digital divide. and, lastly, the need for case management. i forgot to include the need for housing and to pay attention to evictions for seniors and adults with disabilities as well.
and then, finally, as kelly mentioned, holding myself and the other co-chair of the case, our interview is scheduled for october 8th to inform on these efforts and approach to the needs assessment process. and that concludes my report. >> president: great. thank you so much. mr. gallagher, thank you for that comprehensive and all the hard work assessing and that will inform our dignity fund review and also informs us as you indicate all of that. so thank you for providing that detail today as we go through and help develop our action plans for the future. so this is all very helpful and reflective of our lives because you're addressing things we
know very well about and we appreciate the work that goes into that. are there any other comments or questions from other commissioners in mr. gallagher's work? if not, we can move on to public comment. >> secretary: great. commissioners, item ten is public comment and opportunity for members of the public to address the commission on matters that are not on today's calendar. moderator, please open the phone line for public comment and we will allow time for callers to submit their requests. and do we have any callers in the queue? >> madam secretary, there is one caller in the queue. i am transferring now.
>> secretary: thank you. >> caller: commissioners. >> secretary: hello, caller. >> caller: i was wondering if you've ever read the brown act. in this difficult world, if you want us to participate especially in this digital world having a virtual meeting. what use is it to have agenda items when the public at large cannot give their feedback. i participate in many of the virtual meetings, and each item
has public comment. so you want us to hear about many things. the reports are very detailed and i'm sure many of the elderly participant viewers would want to ask some questions and you don't allow that. so you might as well have your virtual meetings by yourself. you have ten agenda items and only on two is the public allowed to give their input. there's something wrong with this. and you can watch the other virtual meetings and find out if what i said is factual.
i admire the presenters who are giving a detailed report, but we also should have on the left side time lines and goals of those things that are suggested how they're executed, in other words, action. what is happening is our seniors are [inaudible] many have resulted to recreational vehicles living in despicable conditions and all this and more can be brought to your attention if you allow for public comment after each agenda item. thank you very much. >> secretary: thank you, caller. and moderator, are there any other callers in the queue? >> madam secretary, there is one additional caller.
our event will beon ending homelessness among seniors and people with disabilitiesin san francisco . your wonderful director, director dearman will be on our panel . director mcfadden from the department of homelessness and housing will be on the panel. we will have beth stokes from testable community services,
yolanda harris, acommissioner on the san francisco housing authority discussing these issues together . we are pleased the half doctor margo kushel the director of the benioff homelessness housing initiative coming to talk about what she knows and the research she and her team have done to give us that bigger picture of what's going on with older adults and adults with this abilities that are housing insecure, homeless or even formerly homeless in san francisco. i hope you will join us this great event. it will be a great chance for this commission to continue this conversation by redesigning their wonderful report on thisissue. it feels like things are coming together with everyone working on this at the same time so i hope you'll join us . it's october 26 1:00 to 3:00 and for more information or just to rsvp you can go to
online to bit.ly/masterplanfor aging or you can call me. that's 415-638-9183. thank you for all you do. in all parts of your life including thiscommission and i hope you'll join us for this conversation . thank you so much. >> thank you caller moderator, do we have any other colors in the queue ? >> there are no other colors in the queue. >> clerk: thatconcludes the members of the public that wish to address the commission and we can move on to the next item commissioners, your next item is item11 , old business. commissioners please indicate
by raising your hand if there's any old business you would like to discuss . seeing none, i'll hand it over to the president to call the next item.>> thank you so much commissioners the next item is item 12 . this item constitutes a consent agenda and considered to be routine by the disability and aging services commission and will be acted upon by a single vote of the commission. there will be no separate discussion or presentation of this item unless on member of thecommission or the public so requests in which event the matter will be removed from the consent calendar and considered as a separate item . are there any comments or questions from the commission regarding item 12 consent agenda? which of course is part of your agenda to take a look at it. all right, do we have anyone
from the public who wishes to comment on agendaitem 12 ? >> please open the phone line for public comment. we will allow time for callers tosubmit their requests . and do we have anycolors in the queue? >> there are no callers in the queue . >>includes the members of the public that wish to address the commission under this item . >> thank you, hearingno further requests to speak we will close publiccomment . is therea motion to approve the consent agenda ? >> so moved . >> commissioner sklar has moved. second i think from commissioner long. madam secretary can youplease take a roll call vote to
approve agenda item 12 ? >> president martha knutzen how do you vote? [roll call vote] the vote was unanimous. >> thank you so much. next orderof business isagenda item 13 . new business . is there an informationalreview of the fiscal year 2021 22 action plan presented by executive director kelly dearman . this item is presentation only and does not require a vote . so welcome. >> bellows, please get access. >> you should have presenter
capabilities . >> while the presentation is being filled out i want to thank dc and everyone planning for helping me put this together and i look forward to tonight. also at and understand there are times when my voice cuts out so let me know if you can't hear me. i'm sorry. so i am happy to present to you all the fiscal year 21 plan highlights. next slide please. so this is, we will be looking
at our annual strategic reports. we have recently published our 2 annualreports . first is action plan which outlines what we will be working on this year for our regionals certificate goals and then secondly our year end review. this is a look back reports that sites achievements from last year. there are single votesposted online in our report page . i'd recommend looking at the year in review all of you were able to accomplish last year. today i'll be talking about our action plan for fiscal year 2122. is that right? so our work isstructured by five main goals . maintaining a robust network of
community services and to is protecting people from abuse and neglect while threeis providing consumers in this program with each persons informationand needs. 4 , planning and evaluation of our work . in my presentation this year i'm going to highlight one action from each of these goals. please note you can refer tothe report . next slide. goal one maintain a robust network. we have stations that were launched as to sites beginning in july 2021. san francisco va medical center and memorial veterans building were the outstation. without them we have a memorial one day a week with personnel. the memorial is often found in additional days with volunteers
for the success center who helped sign up for virtual appointments with staff. we've had a lot of success in these compliances at the va hospital in particular and we can work with traffic there an in a typical day , especially during the pandemic. we're working to build our consensus further, with volunteers from the va center. next slide. two is attached to older people and adults from abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. one of our strategies is to work with governments partners to enhance the systems level response over these dementia and other factors. >> the city as a resilient plan and details climate and other
risks to the community which were buyers who keep the high heat.the report contains recommendations for city departments. two or three of these items involve a specific way. one recommendation is about making municipal investments in committee-based organizations who prepare emergency plans for their own organizations and disclose their client health. this helps facilitate preparedness. we believe this item and staff will be working closely with them to plan and implement this item. this will be fleshed out in moredetail over the coming months . next slide. all three provide support for
to best address claims. our goal is to streamline access to resources and advanced service innovation across departments and communities to promote timely access for fellow services. our plans are to build a dynamic online resource directory for disability services. we have a target launch of fiscal year 23. the direct rest practices switch and it will inform the design and function of this centralized school really we're excited about this online resource directory and we've been talking about it now . next slide. four is the evaluation efforts which are investment of resources andmaximize land .
that you see is the third planning process and implementation of numbers to promote inclusion of older people with disabilities within the widercommunity . so according to a mobile ordinance, jobs is an obstacle for facilitating and preparing two major reports on affordable housing and people with disabilities. the first of which will be published later this year. this report provides existing affordable housing units occupied by olderadults and people with disabilities .in the production pipeline to these populations. we are preparing this overview report for the first time this
year and expected to provide an updated overview annually except in years where ... [inaudible] the second report is an assessment on affordable housing for older people and people withdisabilities . we will begin the needs assessment process this year. i plan to publish the report late last year in accordance with the legislative timeline. city departments and development of these reports include housing and community development , mayer fund ability and affordable housing. [inaudible] it all comes at the same time that the advisory council publishes their report. next slide please. this report develops and engages a professional workforce of people with
disabilities. our strategy b is to collaborate with education, training and workforce programs locally and regional to address the shortage of adequately trainedand engaged professionals in this field. last month , our partner that offers agency based care for clients unable to manage their own care notched a 15 week certified nurse assistant training program in partnership with the university of california san francisco and city college of san francisco. this work builds on continued efforts by dawson umbrage to support the recruitment and retention of the professional workforce. for example our skills training and employment wage program which is combined to include the skills and retention of home care providers.
this was piloted years ago and continues its success so we ar steadily trying to build that workforce . that is just a snapshot of some of the strategies within each goal but i urge you all to read the entire report. and that's all ihave . >> thank you so much director dearman. i know that this does include a lot of comments and suggestions we've been receiving from our advisory committee on homelessness around the homeless issue and also all of the other goals and needs mentionedin the case report today. i think we are gratified to see that being reflected . especially as we look forward to the online benefits.
it's going to be a real improvement although i think our website rightnow is pretty darn good and using the phone number works . but we're going to build on that and all those things. this is a lot. in this report is important to us. are there any comments or questions from the other commissioners? miss bittner. >>. [inaudible] >> what's involved with the emergency preparedness? >>. [inaudible] >> it's been something i've been personally worried about.
>> sometimes don't just have a number to call. >>. >>. [inaudible] >> that's just a thought. >> thank you commissioner. will be working with the mayor's office on disability with the emergency preparedness plan and i will definitely let them know they areparticipating at some level on that . in terms of our resource directory, it will be an online resource directory this will always be a phone number that
they can call and always be a place where you can go if that online access is for everyone. that'sanother tool . >> and then thank you. >>. >> commissioner did you have a question or comment. >> i have actually more comments in general. i just want to first thank and command director dearman and her staff for the excellent work that you and your staff continue to do. i really appreciate both reports on action plan and i'll focus on action plans since this is what we went through. i have to say in general this really helps me and the commissioner to help focus the work that office is doing. with the many committees groups, ceos, contracts that we
hear and hear from. and contracts that we reveal. this holds it all together and it keeps the work that we do for this important community of older adults and adults with disabilities to ensure that there is good planning, good thoughts. ensuring that we been maximizing ourresources so i really appreciate this format . as far as on the specific goal, the roles appreciate our format and how we do get your plan as to what are you working on here and there's a whole lot of work and i really doappreciate all
the work . the sense that you had commissioner dearman, i think our kind of my, i totally agre . they're getting the information out, they were stillimportant . too often people are not aware what's available and i think it's right on. that's after the group is working with cboand disaster planning . working basically close to the ground, making sure we are working directly for those individuals and families that are being impacted potentially by the disasters. online resource is so important again. as much as we do we see that there's a gap in getting this mission out to what the
resources are. and next in terms of affordable housing, just again really important, really right on especially when looking at law older adults and people with needs to ensure that they are getting the helpthat they need . where in terms of the prevention , the way that happens. what can we do to set up a pla ? it's so important for the growing population of san francisco . and as far as supporting our staff, especially our workforce it's so important because there are people who do that work and we need to make sure they continue to get the training and support they need.
thank you again.i think it's greatwork and your action plan is right on . >>thank you . >> thank you so much commissioner jones. it's an amazing staff over here. they work really hard and it's been so helpful for me because one of my visions is all about outreach and that speaks to how are we going to reach people where they are and we have to lift up rocks and knock ondoors and that's what we'll do . so yes. i agree with you. it's a lot ofwork . and i'm really looking forward to what we will do this year. thank you.
>> clerk: any other comments o questions from our other commissioners on this action item ? okay. seeing no further comments i will move on to the bls six-month report presented by fanny levitan, this item is presentation only and does not require a vote read welcome . i can see you right below me. >> good morningcommissioners and executive director dearman . my name is fanny, program managerfor the office of community partnerships . i'm presenting the community living six-month report which covers january through june 2021. my and my place i don't have pretty powerpoint presentation to share so i'm going to try to be brief and make sure that i can give you really good information here as you may already know , the
community working fund or clf was created in 2006 to support aging in place and provide community alternatives for people who would otherwise require care within an institution . this fund serves adultsan francisco residents with incomes that are up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level . you must be willing and able to live in the community with a perfect support and they must have a demonstrated needfor support that will enable them to live in the community or prevents institutionalization . >> i feel it sounds like someone is also talking. i want to make sure you guys hear me clearly. >> someone's not muted. i'm having a hard time. >> could you tell who's
talking? >> i can't see itthere. but allow me to shed a little light . >>. >> target population is for individuals ready for discharge from laguna honda hospital san francisco general or other and francisco facilities. for individuals who are already in the community but are imminent risk of institutional placement but with appropriate supports can remain in the community. cff uses a two-pronged approach to provide home and community-based services. we provide coordinated case management and then we also
provide purchases of goods and services that are not accessiblethrough other resources. the institute on aging or ila is currently the contracted service provider in this program . so a section in the san francisco administrative code requires that report level of service provided byclf as well as the cost that are incurred every six months . so again i want to highlight just a few things from the report wasshared with you all ahead of time. so hopefully you have access to that . first i want to highlight that clf received a total number of 68 new referrals and a total of 201 clients during the six-month recording period. six receive case management and then we also had a totalof 100 for clients . who received rental subsidies through the housing program that was administered by our community partner brilliant quarters.66 percent of the referred clients were older
adults aged 60 and up and 34 percent were adults age 89 to 59 with disabilities. trends in the ethnic profile of new referrals remain generally consistent with writer period. referrals for myclients make up the largest group of 35 percent . on byafrican-americans at 26 percent . latinx at eight percent. we also have seen during this six-month period 72 percent of our referred clients most commonly againthe finest heterosexual and nine percent . the most commonly requested services for clf would be case management and that's about 64 percent of enrolled, of our clients in-home support at 47 percent and housing related services about 41percent . last year due to the pandemic
and the shelter in place order, the clf program modified its services to provide telephonic and virtual engagement with clients for their care coordination andother support. clf put in place an essential home visit protocol to allow for in person visits as of april of this year and then since june of this year , the program has gone back to doing most face-to-face visits and related services. staff were trained on safety precautions and provided with personal equipment to ensure both staff are kept safe when meeting in person and the program continues to monitor any changes in the guidelines directed from thedepartment of public health related to vaccination, equipment and other protections . and then also clf continues to
support the vast public guardian's office through the tg housing fund provides individuals concerned by that pg with housingsubsidies and assistance with move related costs . during the last six months clf supported a total of six participants with boarding care passages. since march of last year clf has been collaborating with in-home supportive services, other adult protective services, old bridge and a department of homelessness and supportive housing to assist individuals who were discharged from laguna honda and san franciscogeneral and placed in a project room or shelter in place site . the clf programs rapid transition team uses a modified fast track process to assess and enroll these individuals in the program and help them with their transition so thatthey become it could be stable during their stay at the hotel
. to date elf has served 49 participants through this effort. with that, i'd be happy to answer any questionthe commission may have about the report at this time . >> thank you for always getting an update every six months. i've learned a lot about this program.i have one question which was i think there was a slight drop in participants and some aspect of the program and i wondered if thatwas probably pandemic related or something . is there any particular reason we should be aware of for that. >> it's really many factors but certainly the pandemic has affected as youknow , as we get referrals from facilities for the hospital it's really also with the need for placement for housing in the community. so with the pandemic there was in the last six months some
delays in discharges because of some quarantine procedures happening at laguna honda but also finding appropriate housing for them in the community before has been a struggle. many of our referrals are you know, they have disability, mobility issues and most of them do use wheelchairs so it's been difficult to findada units to accommodate those .. we need the space, we need the accessibility. so that's been sort of a factor as well. >> that helps us understand why we're setting priorities aroun housing and other categories . that's good to know. any othercomments or questions from commissioners . i'm seeing no other comments or
questions we will move on to dock for your 2122 scheduled for request for proposals and contract renewals presented by troy alvarez and hope. this item is for presentation only and does not require a vote. i'll see our participants so welcome. our presenters. welcome. >> can i get sharing capabilities? >> give me just one moment here. >> and was there tarathat's sharon or sarah . one moment, i apologize.
>> i believe justin would have to do it. >> thank you. it's either that or the last presenter.>> perfect, there it is. >> thanks justin and jim. >> good morning commissioners. on the hsa office of contract management and with me as my colleague program analyst sarah hosford. we are here to present before you a son cycle along with the schedules for fiscal year 2122 requesting aproposal and contracting . the contract and program staff work together to develop this schedule.
this gives an overviewof what we are working on and what programs and contracts we will be bringing to the staff commission for approval . sarah will give an overview of the display of the cycle. >> thank you tara, good morning everyone. thank you. executive directorbierman and all the commissioners . and in front of you you're looking at a very simple calendar. here's an assessment that identified 17 service areas and divided them into three cycles, a b and c and we are currently in cycle see for fiscal year 2122. through 2425. and then moving on to the next slide, there we go. shared in front of you is the list of requests for proposal
for rfps for fiscal year 2122 and the next two slides you will see a continuing list of rfps they released this year. these programs are either new programs or existing programs expiringthat require a new procurement. the listing will begin service in fiscal year 2223 contracts start date of july 21 or july 1, 2022 . they include the program name, but much in which contract plans release the rfp and the month in which contract plans to bring item to the commission forapproval. these dates are tentative and could change. the department will try to fix this schedule as much as possible . this takes three months from the time the department issues rfp to the time we bring it to the commission for approval. the last set will be issuedin april with a commission date in june. in total the department had 17 rfps scheduled for this fiscal year and just to compare to
last year there were 17 rfps . taking it throughthe slide we have long-term health and subsidies, lgbtq+ access and health , hazard employment resilience, nutrition and the disability community cultural center and i thought i would take a couple minutes to highlight some of the new programs on this list . first of all the lgbtq+ community social isolation and help. this program will allow for a new telehealth program to provide no-cost mental health treatment to lgbtq+ older adults and adults with disabilities and a pilot program to provide access to approximately 500 clients. theplan is to develop a centralized system for connecting lgbtq+ adults and adults with disabilities to mental health providers trade in intersectional strategies . it will provide detailed training in working with
marginalpopulations and provide critical mental health services for lgbtq+ folks concerning depression and anxiety as a result of the pandemic . funding will address the digitaldivide by providing devices and internets to connect toconsumers so they can participate in programs and services available . next we have a nutrition services , this will be supporting the launch of 2 to 3 new and or nontraditional models of service to provide nutritional support in the community for older adults with an emphasis on choice and cultural relevancy . there will be a focus on providing nutritional support in districts that have less options for support such as the fifth 11 . there will be a focus on partnerships fornew nutrition providers to have the ability to reach eligible clients that they have not access services and would benefit from them . another new program is a disability community cultural center which is a project that
we've been working on with the mayor's office on disability this will be open at the kelsey center site for the civic center area. theccc will provide virtual and in person community service programming , educational artistic and social networking opportunities focus on serving individuals with disabilities and their allies in the city. san francisco disability community will bring diverse people withdisabilities together to access resources, advanced social justice and foster capability culture . so those are some of the new programs and then moving on to the next line , you will see a list of existing contracts requiring new procurement. so to them we have technology connections at home, nutrition and supportive services for healthy outcomes, legalservices program for health, housing research list , service programs for lgbtq+ older adults and adults with disabilities. in this list i thought i would
talk about the technology actions at home. the purpose of this plan is to deliver our committee-based program for older adults and adults with disabilities provide long-term access to technology devices, technology instruction and health coaching. the program enables consumers torequire information beneficial in supporting their health and well-being . grantee will provide the results with disabilities who are isolated or heightened risk of isolation withtechnology devices on a long-term basis , ongoing technical support and training on the device issue. the technology devices provided by the grantee include an ipad, a wireless account. the training program consists of a q. week defined curriculum with opportunities twice a week. programming includes one-to-one health coaching, supplemental training and technical support. moving on to the next slide, this continues with a list of existing programs that require
a newprocurement. with this we have a kinship family caregiver support services , sunset care, lgbtq+ focused community services at an adhd. committee service program for veterans, supportive services and services connection for veterans and the high risk multiplex disciplinary team. and so with that, we can take thelist of rfps and i will head back to karen . >> okay. shared in front of you is the list of the meals were 2122. as you can see there are only one and the purpose of this emergency on-call in-home supportive services is to improve consumer access to the independent provider of ihss emergency situations. and since there's only one renewal out there are forecasting this will be much more balanced agenda throughout the year.
shared in front of you is the list of grants for fiscal year 2122. there will be six golf coast grants total.so far we determine these projects are the only agencies to provide specific services for appointments. those resources ultimately get ridof the certification process . the grant want to highlight is assistance for veterans and local health teams. for purposes of this grant is to provide the legal counseling and representation for vulnerable and underserved communities with claims to remove legal barriers and increase access to veterans administration healthcare, benefits and assistance. and with that, i will give it to you for thepresentation. >> thank you miss alvarez . we are very comprehensive about
the head rush and we do appreciate the balance commission agenda that we will actually appreciate everything that all of these programs represent.are there any questions. there's a lot presented to us butit is pretty straightforward report. any comments or questions from commissioners ? >>. >> see no further comments or questions we will move on . >>. >> can we get a copy of that presentation? >> you did share a presentation withus . thank you. >> if you send it to me i'll ensure all the commissioners receive it . >> chair: commissioner lum. >> my only problem is when
we're getting a comprehensive report on the program it would be nice to know that the cause of the program and estimated cost of the program and the number of people each one of these will serve so that we can get a better idea of the total assessments. >> chair: you want to provide anexplanation for that question ? >> is not an exclamation, just additional information. >> chair: i was asking our presenter to answer the question . i'm sorry. i was just seeing if they could answer it for you. >> i can take a stab at it and mikeif you're out there, feel
free to jump in . this is just the plan for the year and once we dig into the rfps abit more , when contractors you know, we have a certain dollar amount that we will put out an rfp in this situation we might not havethat dollar amount available yet and also , once we get the proposal, the contractors will give us an idea of a budget and also the number of folks that they plan on serving and that's how we asked how all those details. so if we were to give youthose today that might change significantly by the time it's brought the commission when we have an agreement with the contractor . >> clerk: any other comments or questions about this? then we'll move on to review of thefiscal year 2122 department of aging area plan contract .
with the 22 06 amendment presented by mister zahn. >> inmorning commissioners. executive director dearman . i mike's on program director for officeof community partnerships . i am back following up from my presentation last month where we talked about the area of plant contracts.we got it approved its the fund that they give five, almost $6 million in funding for over the older americans and last month it had the unusual situation where we had an incorrect dollar amount which we still needed to approveanyway . so i'm back to reports on what has happened since then and i have good news since then. we have received so through the department of aging is able to amend the contract periodically through the year. they do that sincethey had an
additional dollars.they have done that . we have gotten information about that with members or amendment 1. yet through that process, they have corrected the nutritional meals amount as well as provide an additional dollar. it's exciting and comes from some new state funding initiatives to support these programs. the headline from last month was our congregant meals showing a year-over-year passage of $467,000 which was significant . through this amendment they have corrected that calculation and given us back just a little over$350,000 . that means in the congregant meal world we do show a year-to-year decline of about $100,000 in decreased funding the programarea. for the moment, we're not worried about that . we know that there is additional inbound state and federal funding that would be
tied eventually to this program. we will also get a feel for where were at with service demands and i think the next few months we will have a better feel for whether they will be an increase in this area. a couple of other areas to highlight this amendment with we saw a significant increase in funding for home delivery meals. about $700,000 in new funding. this includes significant chunks of that money coming from the state of california. this is part of the state investment in new services. so they have chosen to write these dollars through the california department of aging and through our grant to support that service. we also have a new investment from the state of $100,000 . the state set aside i think $3.3 million for the last
$100,000 for every aaa in the state with the idea that this would be dedicated to a greater support so those are something that would be used internally to offset costs for administering our area agency on aging and all the work. although i think this area this amendment brought in i think just a little over 1.1 million dollars in additional funding, which we will utilize in supporting cognitive deals and expanding capacity for our programs. and that's been my updates i'm happy to answer anyquestions . >>thank you for explaining all of that . any questions orcomments from our commissioners .
see no further comments we will move on. commissioners, the next agenda item a through cr action items that do require a vote by the commission and the first is item a which is review and approval of the california department of aging medicare improvements for patients and providers . that is contract and line 2122 in the amount of $3221 for self help for the elderly and a contingency for a total amount not to exceed $110,353. the associated budget and access code amendment and commissioner lee will present this item. >> i can see miss mcgee, thank you for coming.
>> hello commissioners and executive director dearman. my name is melissa mcgee, i'm a programmanager with office of community partnerships the department of disability and aging . i am seeking your review and approval of the california department of aging medicare improvements for patients and providers contract 1212 six. the budget and all amendments. for your information presentation of this standard contract document is part of the disability aging services commission for approval as required step in the california department of agingcontracts certification process . funding provided for the grant was increased medicare beneficiary enrollment in the drug benefit low income program and medicare savings program and medicare update. the program will be completed
by san francisco's health insurance counseling program which is operated by a contract with ocp. self-help for the elderly has committed the program as part of their larger inception. self-help for the elderly has been very successful in grant purposes. monitoring for fiscal year 2021 was conducted injune 21 . the program was in compliance withcontract terms with between findings on corrective action . i request approval of this older contract document. thank you. >> thank you somuch. are there any questions from commissioners .
hearing and seeing on, we have anyone from the public who wishes to comment on agenda item a . >> moderator, please open the phone lines forpublic comment . on agenda item a. we will will havesome time for callers to submit their requests . and do we have any colors in the queue? >> there are no callers in the queue . >> back includes members of th public that was to address the commission under this item . >> .no further requests on the item you will recall forpublic comment. input for commissioners to approve item a . i'm good forcommissioner bittner, and a second . vice president spheres. 600,please call roll call vote to approve item a . >> president martha, how do you
vote west and mark. [roll call vote]. >> the vote was unanimous. >> thank you so much. commissioners neck next order of business is agenda item the report by the commission. the posting authorization to modify the existing grant agreement for multiple providers for the provision of community services to older adults and those with disabilities during the period july 1 to june 30, 2023. in the amount of 1,000,529 thousand $505. that's a 10 percent contingency for a total amount not to exceed 10 million$552,342 . and then a class one will
present this item. >> i'm here. >> welcome. there you are. >> good morning commissioners and executive directors. my name is laura mccasland and i'man analyst . i'm speaking herefor a role to modify multiple grants for the provision of community services . community centers throughout the city provide community services programming for older adults and adults with disabilities. community services include activities scheduling, translation services, social services and an enhanced outreach each community center provides unique set of activities and services based on participant needs .each year the board of supervisors has opportunities to provide and thatfunding to enhance services in the district . this modification includes add back funding frommultiple grantees allocated during the
florida supervisors add . modifications are tailored to thecivic district needs including funding for technology training , positionaltranslationservices , grocery support during the pandemic and safety seminar for the api community . in addition to community servicesprogramming , some agencies provide higher learning classes which are college-level courses were originally sent to colleges san francisco's older adult program. 20/20 we began funding the continuation of higher learning class. this is to continue higher learning classes december 2022. first topics are physical fitness, wellness, nutrition, art,music and language arts . during the pandemic some classes will be offered virtually by otherswill be in person .i'm happy to answer any questions you haveabout the modifications .
>> chair: thank you very much miss mccaskill and i for one was heartened by hearing we were going to be able to fund thesevery important programs . i know it got cutand people were upset in the community about that . any other questions or comments from commissionersand vice president spheres ? >> i have one question. whatdistrict is not covered by these programs ? >> i count 10 and i think there's 11districts so i was just curious . >> that is a great question. i would need to look that up and provide that information. >> commissioner bittner did you have a question west and mark.
[inaudible] would that be for older adults ? or is it for younger people with disabilities to. >> community services is for older adults and adults with disabilities and that includes higher learning classes as well. >> and thank youbill. >> it's great to hear that.>> any other questions or comments fromcommissioners . >> sf commission . >> commissioner drum. >> any records from this agenda item, where are the list of grantees.
>> thank you for reminding me and i recognize that recusal and youwill have an adequate quorum today to pass this . thank you though for that. do we have any medicine. anyone from the public who wishes to commenton the agenda item . >> moderator please open the phonelines for public comment on agenda item be . and we will allow some time for callers to submit their requests. and do we have anycolors in the queue ? >> there are nocallers in the queue . >> includes membersof the public that wish to address the commission under this item . >> .no further requests we will closepublic comment. is there a motion from commissioners to approve item the ? >>. [roll call vote] madam
secretary could you please state the approval for item be. >>. [roll call vote] commissioner, how do you vote? >> she's refused. >> commissioner long how do yo vote . and commissioner sklar how you vote.>> you have a unanimous vote. with the infusion of miss john. >> the next order of business is agendaitem see it also requires a vote by the commission . she's requesting authorization to modify the grant agreements for providers in the provision of a diligent community connector model as period of
july 1 through june 30, 2023 and an additional amount of 283,000 $861 as a 10 percent contingency for a total amount not to exceed 2 million 391 thousand $102 and again, the task force will present this item. >> director dearman. >> i'm seeking approval to modify grants to provide community services for the village and community connector model. unlike traditional community services programs, these models provide services in a distinct neighborhood rather than a specified community center. the village model is a membership driven program. these will receive assistance with services as well as educational neighborhoods. the program alliance on the networks volunteers that are able to assist members with access as requested . because of this and working
with volunteer apps, the subscription allows them to keep track of volunteer hours and feedback without visits as well as coordinate membership renewals , post their calendar of events and register in advance and a required participant data. the purpose of this modification is to support both grantees and continuing their subscriptions. additionally the next modification includes funding for the village program and district 2. the next village expanded their programs into districts to in 2018 and this funding will allow them to continue providing services for members who live in district 2. community connector program serves multiple neighborhoods at each neighborhood has activities and services tailored to their community. the purpose of this modification is to expand community living teams services and their district for
neighborhood locations. during the pandemic connector coordinator for this neighborhood has kept in touch with participants through zoom calls and letters as well as holding monthly outdoor pop-ups. this funding will support the continuation of these activities as well as supportingsenior power and moving back to an indoor location at the police station . additionally this modification covers the link for filters and purifiers at each of their connector sites to help them safely reopened in person activities and prevent the spread of lgbtq+ the spread of covid. >> do thecommissioners have any other questions at this time . around this item. >> i have aquestion. >> commissioner jung .>> i wanted to promote the question vice president spheres asked on the contract.
under the community connector program sf is providing services to theneighborhood throughout san francisco and i was wondering whichthose are ? >> i can let you know that . >> may provide services in district 11, seven, five, or an 11 . but the neighborhoods are in cuyahoga community near a loma park, sunnyside neighborhood, midtown terrace, inner sunset, outer sunset which is the funding for this pacific and the excelsior. >> thank you. >> i have a question. i'm not asking for scientific based on everything but just
the general sense of it. it's the use of technology to connect volunteers and i know that came about and was utilized more during the pandemic . are we seeing any improvement interms of the ability to connect volunteers to services ? andanalysis . we went into depth about what the capabilities were people were thinking that there's a good program that we could continue to use for that reason. >> definitely. it's still new so we don't have a lot of data around how much it has been able to help but anecdotally from our providers it's been really helpful for them to be able to connect with volunteers more and provide kind of in time feedback about
any participants as the volunteers are working with. it also helps with providers connecting with covid-19 status so they are able to see that on the app. there's more data that can be connected collected through the app which helps with volunteer coordination in addition to the app being able to collect data for about participants as well so it really helps the agencies collect that data that is required by law. so they know more about their participants. >> that's what ihad thought. i had heard but thank you for that, i'm interested in classification . then any other comments or questions on item c . from the commissioners and can we open the phone lines to the public comment on agenda item c . >> moderator. please open thephone lines for public comment on agenda item c . and we will allow callers sometimes dismiss their
requests. do we have any colors in the queue? >> madam secretary,we have one color in the queue i am transferring now . hello, color. you have three minutes beginning now. >> thank youcommissioners. my name is jacqueline jones and i am the executive director of next village sanfrancisco . we are operating in the northeast effective san francisco and accu so much for your support . i invite you to give a little bit of on the ground examples of what we do . for folks and i want to let you know that we have been working weekly with more money to make that platform as responsive as we needed to be and to provide us with the capacity to better report data to the city department of aging and get
care platforms so we're very grateful for it and it's really fantastic. it's the best one we'veused . i want to tell you about a member who came to us. we did run a program with in partnership with food runners and we delivered almost 5000 meals during about a 14 month period to seniors who were playing itself and staying at home during the pandemic. that's pretty amazing and we were so grateful to be able to do that. we have one member agreement during that time and hehas right now about eight different volunteers . we just installed a lockbox on the back of her building so that volunteers could get in and out of her building. she has rheumatoidarthritis . she can't get down to the front door. there's no building elevatorif she could get to the front door
it's too heavy for her to open . it's a north beach neighborhood building and so tohave people come in and help her , it's very hard for her to open up the door so we put a lockbox in. we signed meals on wheels and arrange for people to go over and take her garbage out every other day so that the packaging doesn't build up in her home and attract rodents. we are taking her laundry somewhereand having it done because there's no laundry facility in her building . we got her a new phone because of the arthritis in her hands she's notable to use the phone she had on hand anymore . we have a number of friendly colors and visitors going to her home and also unfortunately she is porting a lot of materials in her home and is at risk of being affected and we have steadily been working with her these past seven or eight months to help move things from her home out so that there's a clear path for people to get in
and out. so this is just a tremendous example of what a village can do for people. all the volunteers that help her live nearby. last week she ran out of plymouth paper and you were able to find someone at the lastmoment to run over and hang toilet paper on her door . this is just an example of some of the services we are providing forpeople beyond technology help , beyond we host about 500 social cultural and educational events each year on zoomand in person . more than any other village in the country and we just launched a podcast called not born yesterday and wehope you'll get a listen. if there's any questions i'm happy to answer them . >> thank you colorand moderator do we have any other colors in the queue . >> there are no other colors. >> this concludes the members
of the public that wish to address the commission under this item. >> and hearing nofurther requests to speak we will close public comment. is there a motion from the commissioners to approve item be . >> so moved. >> moved by commissioner bittner, seconded by commissionerclark. madam secretary can you please take a roll call vote to approve item c . >> how do you vote.[roll call vote] the vote was unanimous. >> chair: thank you so much. any announcements?
hearing none then, i am going to adjourn yet anothermeeting . >> i have one announcement. >> chair: go ahead. >> i'm not sure if everyone has seen but the governor appointed ms. wade who was previously the executive director of the department of aging to be the senior advisor on aging disability announcements which is a new position that the governor has created. and then taking her place in the act the california department of aging will be susan, let me get her last name. susan to marcus, then iris, i believe it's her name and she was previously leading by
alzheimer's director of alzheimer's education. with the commission with the previous ... i'm having a senior moment. with driver, former first lady maria shriver. that's where shecame from. that announcement came out yesterday . >> and why it is important is i think we have someone that is moving from the department of agingto and new position to the governor that can assist us with the master plan for aging >> thank you so much . vice president spears because of your special place in this community you knew about those things and we appreciate your telling us and we are so
grateful we have to governor to appoint and make good appointments so not far. so i'm if there's any other announcements of commissioners. and hearing none i'm going to adjourn our october meeting. 12:15. thank you againcommissioners, staff , ourdirector . all the people who come to attend from the public. thank you for coming together sowe will see you next time . meeting adjourned. >>