Posted Feb. 11, 2014, 9:13 am
Tuesday – one hour of weight training. Thursday – three hours of Naam Yoga. Friday – one hour of weight training. Walk Zoey every day for at least a half-hour. I am finally incorporating exercise permanently into my life. One New Year’s resolution down – many others to go.
Posted Jan. 21, 2014, 9:33 am
The Santa Monica Public Library will host a free panel presentation “Living Longer: Financial Planning for 50+” on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 pm in the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, Main Library 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Posted Jan. 15, 2014, 8:14 am
The Emeritus Students Union, an independent member-supported association of students attending Emeritus College, has launched a website: www.emeritusstudents.org to assist in the state-wide campaign to continue funding for older adult classes.
Posted Jan. 13, 2014, 9:45 am
WISE & Healthy, a Santa Monica-based social services non-profit, has just received a $200,000 two-year core support grant from the Weingart Foundation of Los Angeles, with a start date of January 2014.
Posted Jan. 13, 2014, 9:33 am
Have a resolution to learn something new this year? Consider taking a look at what’s on offer at 1450 Ocean, Santa Monica’s center for arts, craft, and culture in the Camera Obscura building located at Palisades Park.
Posted Jan. 11, 2014, 8:50 am
More than 170 classes, workshops, and tours, including several new offerings, will be part of SMC Community Education’s upcoming spring semester.
Posted Dec. 29, 2013, 9:32 am
It’s Thursday morning, and Santa Monica resident Rose Kaufman, 99, has an appointment to keep. It’s one she’s looked forward to each week since July 2012, when she first began receiving acupuncture treatments at WISE & Healthy Aging in downtown Santa Monica.
Posted Nov. 26, 2013, 9:46 am
The new president-elect of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) was in Santa Monica Thursday, Nov. 14 to deliver a speech about the growing number of people aged 50-plus, who are living longer and want to do more in their later years.
Posted Nov. 14, 2013, 8:05 am
My friend Grace Cheng Braun sent me some information earlier this week about how her organization WISE & Healthy Aging is offering free memory screenings. It’s in conjunction with National Memory Screening Day on Nov. 19.
Posted Nov. 3, 2013, 8:05 am
Thanksgiving is special – it may be the most family-focused holiday in our calendar. This year, many parents and grandparents can play a unique role, particularly if their children or grandchildren don’t have health insurance because they can’t afford it.
Posted Nov. 3, 2013, 8:03 am
On November 11, we honor our nation’s veterans for their service to America. What better time than now to tell you – and for you to help spread the word – about the many benefits and wealth of information that Social Security has available for veterans and military personnel?
Posted Nov. 2, 2013, 9:47 am
For many seniors, having access to reliable and affordable non-medical home care can make the difference between being able to continue living independently in their own homes or needing to move into an assisted living facility, nursing home, or their children’s house.
Posted Oct. 13, 2013, 9:32 am
October 12-20 is designated as “Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week,” highlighting the importance of maintaining strong, healthy bones, and joints. Here’s what you need to know about joint health and arthritis.
Posted Oct. 13, 2013, 9:29 am
Succulent turkey. Savory stuffing. Green bean casserole. Sweet potato and pumpkin pie. Every family has its Thanksgiving dinner traditions. With a carefully followed recipe, everyone around the table can enjoy their favorite dishes.
Posted Oct. 13, 2013, 9:26 am
If you have Medicare, you may be confused by the buzz surrounding the launch of the new health insurance marketplaces, which are part of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare).
Posted Oct. 9, 2013, 9:52 am
The Santa Monica Main Library will host a memory loss and aging presentation by the Alzheimer's Association this Thursday, Oct. 10.
Posted Sep. 15, 2013, 8:30 am
1450 Ocean, the Camera Obscura building in Palisades Park, is offering plenty of arts, crafts, and culture workshops during the rest of September and October.
Posted Sep. 8, 2013, 9:32 am
Santa Monican Harry Hunt Jr. celebrated his 92nd birthday on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Posted Aug. 27, 2013, 9:00 am
The Wilshire House in Santa Monica provides low-income housing for senior citizens through the Retirement Housing Foundation.
Posted Jul. 14, 2013, 8:57 am
Summer is here – and with it comes warmer weather and more outdoor activities. Unfortunately, getting too hot can make you really sick.
Posted Jul. 14, 2013, 8:51 am
At the end of May, the Medicare Trustees reported that Medicare costs are expected to grow more slowly than was previously expected.
Posted Jun. 27, 2013, 9:39 am
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Posted Jun. 24, 2013, 8:58 am
In a world where social media dominates, the idea of hand-writing a letter may seem obsolete. For 91-year-old Sadie Fanali, however, the age of video chatting, email, and instant messaging has not stopped her from exchanging letters with her pen pal of 80 years, Lorraine Thomas.
Posted Jun. 20, 2013, 8:12 am
A bus full of retirees will travel all around Los Angeles today, including Santa Monica, with the senior citizens delivering letters to the Tribune Company Board Members in their offices. The letters ask Tribune Co. not to sell the Los Angeles Times to the Kochs.
Posted Jun. 16, 2013, 9:17 am
June is “Men’s Health Month,” and the week leading to Father’s Day is “Men’s Health Week” to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases common among men.