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Health + Food

We can help you access free or low-cost insurance, assistance to buy or receive food, and services to live healthier with nutrition and fitness resources. If you are a senior or adult with disabilities, we can help you find free and donation-based meals near you.

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Low-income individuals and families use CalFresh to purchase food at many retail food outlets, grocery stores, and farmers markets.

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Medi-Cal provides free or low-cost health insurance for eligible individuals that comes with a range of health benefits and services.

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Covered California Open Enrollment

From October 15, 2019 to January 31, 2020 you can apply for low-cost health insurance from Covered California. You can also change or renew your existing plan.

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Nutrition Services for Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

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Home-Delivered Meals Program

The Home-Delivered Meals Program delivers meals to homebound adults who are unable to shop for or prepare their own meals due to a physical or mental condition.

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Home-Delivered Groceries

The Home-Delivered Groceries program delivers groceries directly to the homes of older adults and adults with disabilities.

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Food Pantry Programs

Food pantry programs offer weekly or bi-monthly supplemental groceries to low-income seniors and adults with disabilities for pick-up at numerous sites in San Francisco.

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Congregate Meals Program

The Community Dining Program (Congregate Meals Program) offers nutritious, low-cost meals to seniors aged 60 and older at numerous sites throughout the city.

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The CHAMPSS Program provides seniors aged 60 and older with a dietitian-approved menu, giving them the ability to sit down and enjoy a complete meal together.

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Health Promotion for Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)

If you are a San Francisco resident who is receiving Medicare or about to receive Medicare, HICAP can help you maximize your health benefits.

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Always Active

The Always Active wellness program offers exercise classes and wellness programs for seniors at numerous sites in San Francisco.

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Healthier Living - Chronic Disease Self-Management

Healthier Living is a six-week health education workshop for persons with ongoing health conditions that affect their quality of life.

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Diabetes Empowerment Education

This is a six-week workshop that provides information and hands-on activities to help manage diabetes, and how to avoid diabetes for individuals who are pre-diabetic.

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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

This program aims to use tai chi to increase physical activity and help reduce the risk of falls and injury for older adults.

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