SF Dept of Public Health recommendation on Masks

San Francisco”s Department of Emergency Management issued a recommendation last week that all Bay Area residents cover their mouths with cloth when leaving home for essential trips such as grocery or medical needs. This guidance matches what State officials have also recommended.

face-coveringsFace coverings can be scarves, cloth masks, etc. Medical-grade masks are not recommended. Read official press release below. If you don’t have such an item already, you can search online to find instructions for sewn and no-sew cloth masks–there are many creative ideas out there, such as these made from a t-shirt.

News items about the recommendation: Continue reading “SF Dept of Public Health recommendation on Masks”

Stressed? Anxious? Some guidance from CA Surgeon General

The California Surgeon General has put forward some guidance for helping people regulate their stress and anxiety in this time of Covid-19. Being stuck at home, isolated work, friends, and family, is stressful, and not knowing when it all will end, adds to the anxiety.

But there are simple things everyone can to do to regulate stress and care for ourselves. Maintaining social and family relationships; getting good nutrition, exercise, and sleep; having a regular mindfulness practice; and finding mental health care if needed, are all things that will help regulate stress and anxiety.


Brief summary of guidance from Surgeon General: https://covid19.ca.gov/manage-stress-for-health/ Continue reading “Stressed? Anxious? Some guidance from CA Surgeon General”

Have your say: SF Recreation and Parks asks you how to improve parks

In gearing up for a big bond measure in November, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Dept. (SFRPD) is asking park-users how they would improve the playgrounds, picnic areas, soccer fields, trails, and other amenities of the city’s parks.

Take the survey here: https://app.maptionnaire.com/en/7025/

Read more here: https://sfbike.org/news/invest-in-your-public-parks/

Some SFRPD facilities in Sunnyside:

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Nov 24: Detroit Steps Fundraiser: Rise and Run Step-a-Thon



Date and Location
Sunday, November 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon. Meet at Lower Steps, Detroit Street at Hearst Avenue, San Francisco CA.

The Detroit Steps is an ambitious project to beautify the Upper and Lower portions of the Detroit Steps, via landscaping and art. In 2019, District 7 Participatory Budget funding was awarded to the project, to beautify the entrance to the Lower Steps. In addition since June, three major cleanup events have been geared at cleaning the overgrowth in the Upper Steps. Download the FLYER (PDF).

Proceeds from the Rise & Run Step-a-Thon fundraising event will directly pay for the purchase of California native plants to be planted along the Upper Steps. Participation in the event is open to all. Questions? Email: detroitstepsproject@gmail.com

How to register 

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Free program on Sept 18: Learn about Vial of Life

vial-of-life_2019_09Sunnyside Community Connectors is holding an informational session of the Vial of Life program. Learn about how individuals can have their complete medical information ready in their home for responder personnel to use during an emergency.

This easy-to-use Vial provided crucial medical information when a patient is not able to speak or remember this information. The Vial program is easy to implement and you can do it this to protect yourself in the event of an emergency. More here: http://www.vialoflife.com/how_to_use_the_vial_of_life/

  • Date: Wednesday September 18th
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Place: St Finn Barr Hall, 415 Edna Street (Hearst)
  • Questions? Patti Spaniak patti@sfcommunityliving.org