SHIREEN MCSPADDEN, Executive Director, San Francisco Aging and Adult Services

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The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the world's tech innovation centers, but older adults and adults with disabilities are often left behind. Over the past several years, the SF Department of Aging and Adult Services and it's many partners have been working to bridge the digital divide for these individuals. One of the reasons this is crucial is because of the growing interdependence of technology and access to health information.

Ned Schaub served as an important thought partner and communications expert for two important initiatives in San Francisco. The first, now called SF Connected, established programs in San Francisco that provide tech access and training for people with disabilities and older adults. The second, the SF Tech Council, engaged leaders from all sectors in a collaboration that supports technological solutions designed to enhance the wellbeing of older adults and adults with disabilities.

For both initiatives, Ned worked with our department and partners to design and deliver compelling outreach campaigns. Ned's skills and experience made him the ideal partner for this work. Both initiatives are still going strong--a tribute to Ned's contributions.