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Help Improve our Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Participate in the 2022 Dignity Fund Community Needs Assessment

If you are an older adult, a person with a disability, a veteran, a caregiver, or a service provider who works with these populations, please take our survey and attend a forum for the 2022 Dignity Fund Community Needs Assessment. The SFHSA Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS) conducts this needs assessment every four years to evaluate and improve our services.

We value your opinions, and want to know about the strengths, opportunities, challenges and gaps in our current services. Your feedback will help inform future decisions about funding and investment in services.

Take our survey

This survey is voluntary and all information you provide will remain confidential and will NOT impact your access to services.
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Register for a forum

Register online for a virtual or an in-person forum today. Please try to register at least three days before the forum you wish to attend to ensure we can meet your language and accessibility needs.

Register now:  English | Español | 中文 | 日本 | 한국인 | русский | Filipino | Tiếng Việt

View the forum flyer:  Download, print, and share the flyer listing all the forums. English | Español | 中文 | русский | Filipino | Tiếng Việt

Virtual forums

All virtual forums will be conducted online using Zoom. We will email you the link a few days before the event. All virtual events will offer live captioning in English, as well as interpretation in the languages listed below.

You may attend any virtual forum below regardless of the district. For more information on district locations, view the Supervisorial District map

  • District 1: 11/29, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (Cantonese, Russian)
  • District 2: 11/30, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (Cantonese, Russian)
  • District 3: 12/2, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (Cantonese)
  • District 4: 12/2, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Cantonese, Russian)
  • District 5: 12/2, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Russian)
  • District 6: 12/3, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. (ASL, Cantonese, Russian, Tagalog, Vietnamese)
  • District 7: 12/6, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Cantonese, Russian
  • District 8: 12/6, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (Cantonese, Spanish)
  • District 9: 12/7, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. (Cantonese, Spanish)
  • District 10: 12/8, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (Cantonese, Spanish)
  • District 11: 12/8, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Cantonese, Spanish)

In-person forums

All in-person forums will be held at ADA accessible venues listed below. They will also offer interpretation in the listed languages. Note: You must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and wear a facial mask at all times to attend an in-person community forum.

  • Jackie Chan Senior Center 5757 Geary Boulevard: 12/9, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Russian)
  • Stonestown YMCA - 3150 20th Avenue: 12/10, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Cantonese, Russian)
  • Curry Senior Center - 333 Turk Street: 12/11, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.,  ASL (Cantonese, Russian, Tagalog, Vietnamese)
  • Mission Neighborhood Center - 362 Capp Street: 12/13, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Cantonese, Spanish)  
  • Bayview Senior Services - 1751 Carroll Avenue: 12/15, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Cantonese, Spanish)

About the Dignity Fund Community Needs Assessment

DAS conducts the Dignity Fund Community Needs Assessment every four years to gather community input on the needs of older adults and people with disabilities. We do this through a citywide survey, community forums, focus groups, and interviews. We analyze this information, along with population and service participation data, to develop summary findings and recommendations that we will publish in the Dignity Fund Community Needs Assessment report in April 2022. We’ll use our needs assessment findings and recommendations to develop a Services and Allocation Plan outlining how we will use the Dignity Fund to meet the identified needs of our community.