Planning for Elders in the Central City

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This practice has been Archived and is no longer maintained.


Planning for Elders in the Central City (PECC) was founded in 1990 by a consortium of senior agencies and community organizations. Funding was provided by the Bay Area Independent Elders Program, San Francisco Foundation, Henry J. Kaiser Foundation, Koret Foundation, and Marin Community Foundation.

The foundation offers programs that utilize community organizing and promote advocacy and education. Programs include The Healthcare Action Team that uses theater, song, storytelling and other popular education and participatory research models to raise awareness of the growing need for quality services and housing in the community.

The senior survival school is an educational program that trains seniors and adults with disabilities to effectively access vital community resources, like transportation, housing and healthcare and to exercise their rights when they do.

Goal / Mission

The goal of Planning for Elders in the Central City is to improve the quality of life of seniors, adults wtih disabilties and care providers in San Francisco and beyond through community organizations, advocacy and education activities.

Results / Accomplishments

The Senior Survival School has trained approximately 2200 seniors and adults with disabilities, providing access to important information. 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.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
James Chionsini
965 Mission Street, Suite 550
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 703-0188
Economy / Homelessness
Health / Older Adults & Aging
Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement
Planning for Elders in the Central City
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San Francisco, CA
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