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San Francisco
San Francisco
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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities

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San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. The consolidated city-county covers an area of about 46.9 square miles, mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is the fourth-most populous city in California, and the 13th-most populous in the United States

The Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) coordinates services for older adults, veterans, people with disabilities, and their families to maximize safety, health, and independence. Services Include:
  1. Access + Empowerment: Find resources to make sure you receive the benefits and services you are entitled to. Includes: DAAS Benefits And Resources Hub County Veterans Service Office

  2. Care + Support: Find in-home care and other support for seniors, people with disabilities, and others in need. Includes: In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

  3. Connection + Community: Stay connected to your community through technology, transportation, and programs to prevent isolation. Includes: Senior Centers And Activity Centers SF Connected


E-mail: DAAS@sfgov.org
Administrative Offices: 1650 Mission Street


Managed by the Age Friendly Foundation

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San Franciscans generally frown on discrimination. There is plenty of subsidized housing, transit discounts for seniors, and care programs.
sophisticated community
Makes it friendly because it provides easy acces for the earderly that are in wheelchairs or that handycap to the restaurants, stores and sidewalks.
Community engagement is lacking

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How did California earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. California has a state sales tax of 7.25%. Of particular interest is that California does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. California has an effective property tax rate of 0.79%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how California earned its state tax grade of C.

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