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A passenger uses a Clipper card at a fare gate. (CBS)

Bay Area Transit Officials Tout Clipper Card In New Campaign

Both BART and SamTrans are making changes to paper pass policies in the new year, meaning the Clipper card will be more important for many users.



California Health Care Centers for Seniors to Stay Open

State health officials say adult day health care centers across California will stay open following the settlement of a federal court lawsuit brought by disability and senior advocates.


A person walking with a cane. (AP)

Oakland Conference To Offer Tips For Seniors In Village Movement

The movement is a nationwide, neighbor-to-neighbor effort to assist seniors stay in their homes and neighborhoods.


Harriet Gregg (left,) John H. Gregg and John M. Gregg are accused of swindling senior citizens in San Jose through a bogus roofing scam. (San Jose Police Department)

3 Accused Of Roofing Scam Targeting San Jose Seniors

Two men and a woman suspected of swindling the elderly through a bogus roof repair scam were arrested in San Jose last week, police announced Tuesday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/10/2011

Elderly person gets pushed in a wheelchair

California Governor Vetoes Adult Day Care Alternative

The future is uncertain for many of California’s frail and elderly after Governor Jerry Brown rejected an alternative to Adult Day Care Services around the state.


Homeless. (AP)

South Bay Homeless Survey Finds Some Seniors Spend Decades On Streets

One of the senior citizens approached during a recent survey of the homeless in San Jose and Palo Alto had been living on the streets for the past 58 years.



Efforts Renewed To Make Streets Safe For San Francisco Seniors

A grass-roots organization is trying to bring to light what they call one of the city’s most dangerous intersections in the Bayview District.


A person walking with a cane. (AP)

Program Feeding Sunnyvale Seniors May Be On Chopping Block

A program to help out seniors in Sunnyvale is facing the chopping block due to a lack of federal funding.


San Francisco Celebrates International Condom Day

HealthWatch: STDs On The Rise Among People Over 55

Among Americans 55 years and older, cases of sexually transmitted disease are on the rise. In fact, Medicare may soon add STD screenings as a covered benefit.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/20/2011

digital divide

Oakland Campaign Brings Internet Access To Seniors, Low-Income Families

A campaign launched in Oakland Thursday looks to close the digital divide by getting more low-income families and seniors hooked up to the Internet.