Aging in Place with the Home Sharing Model: Karen Coppock, PhD

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Institute On Aging

3575 Geary Boulevard

San Francisco, CA 94118

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We all know that there is a housing crisis in San Francisco, an event which is hitting older adults particularly hard. Fixed incomes, threat of eviction, rising costs and lack of affordable units are contributing to housing insecurity among the over-50 population, many of whom have lived and contributed to the City during their whole lives.

Non-profits are working hard to spearhead and create options to ensure that older adults continue to have a place in the community. One such model, Home Match, is a new program of Covia (formerly Episcopal Senior Communities). This type of home sharing model is increasingly being viewed by experts as a way of the future, by experts across the country.

In this local-resource training, we will start by covering some key demographic data about older adults by San Francisco Supervisorial District. We will then hear about a variety of creative learning and nutrition programs available to older adults in the City. Lastly, we will do a deep dive on the home sharing service, Home Match SF. Home Match SF helps San Francisco meet three important goals: Empowering aging community members to stay in their chosen homes, combating social isolation; and creating affordable places to live. By circumventing the need for new construction, the home sharing model also produces economic benefit for all involved.

About Your Instructor:

Karen Coppock, PhD is the Director of Home Match SF, an innovative home sharing program which creates affordable places to live by leveraging existing housing stock, and increasing social connections. In addition to running the program in San Francisco, Karen oversees the strategic direction and operational alignment of Covia’s Home Match programs in Fremont and Marin and Contra Costa Counties. Ms. Coppock has 15+ years of experience in developing strategies, partnerships, and teams to expedite the sustainable growth of mission-oriented organizations. Ms. Coppock has a joint B.S. in Business Administration and Spanish from California State University and an MA and PhD in International Relations from Tufts University.


As a result of attending this program, participants will be able to:

  • Present basic demographic data about older adult needs, as gathered by the SF Supervisorial District, with an emphasis on housing and nutritional needs.
  • Cite 3 evidence-based ways in which a home sharing model is of benefit to older adults.
  • Outline the steps towards qualifying an older San Franciscan for the home-sharing model, Home Match SF

Continuing Education will be offered for this training.

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Doors to the training will open at noon. The program will begin on time, so please be prompt.

Place: Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Directions and Parking: Limited street parking around the building, in mostly 2-hour increments. Public transportation is nearby, with the Geary bus running right in front of the building.

Attendees are welcome to bring lunch, snack and beverages into the training, but none will be provided by IOA.


Continuing Education Information (1.0 Continuing Education Units): APA; BRN; CAMFT (serves LCSWs); MCLE.

If you seek 1 professional Continuing Education Unit, please note this in your reservation. There will be no charge for this.

Also note that BBS no longer delivers CEs. CAMFT does offer CEs to LCSWs.

For further information or cancellation (within 24 hours prior to event), in addition to questions, grievances, concerns, and special accommodations for disabilities, please contact Caitlin Morgan, Education Manager, Institute on Aging, at, or (415) 750-4114. This training is taking place within a fully ADA-compliant building.

Introductory Level: No knowledge of the specific content area is required---you need not have in-depth knowledge or skills. The activity will provide information in accordance with basic knowledge of the topic.

All Continuing Education certificates will be delivered digitally, within 5 working days of the event. An evaluation-test will be provided to all CE registrants, who must then attend the entire program and turn in their evaluation at the end of the program in order to qualify for a CE certificate.

American Psychological Association (APA): Institute on Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Institute on Aging maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Provider # CEP13610, for 1 Contact Hour.

CAMFT: Institute on Aging is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for this program. IOA maintains responsibility for the course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT provider number is #135377.

State Bar of California (MCLE) : Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for Attorneys (Provider #13264).

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