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.
Posted Jun. 7, 2013, 8:46 am
In June, you can craft while listening to live music, try your hand at knitted jewelry, hand-crank your way to a new water bottle carrier, transform discards into glamor, learn to Tango, polish your writing and more.
Posted May. 29, 2013, 9:32 am
A valuable new service called Elder Care Mediation has just become available at WISE & Healthy Aging, thanks to a collaboration between the Santa Monica-based non-profit social service agency for seniors and the non-profit Center for Civic Mediation of Los Angeles, announced WISE & Healthy Aging President and CEO Grace Cheng Braun.
Posted May. 5, 2013, 8:53 am
Rickets used to be a fairly common childhood disease due to vitamin-D deficiency and lack of sunlight exposure. It led to bone deformity, including bowed legs that are seen in some older people today.
Posted May. 5, 2013, 8:49 am
With each generation, medical breakthroughs have helped people live longer. But quality of life is one of the most important issues most people face today.
Posted May. 5, 2013, 8:46 am
Tax time has just passed. For many people, that’s a time to take stock of finances and to start planning for the future. That should include plans in case you or a family member needs long-term care. It’s a tough topic. But if you plan ahead, you’re more likely to get the kind of care you want. Here are some questions and answers to help you jump-start the process.
Posted Apr. 17, 2013, 9:28 am
Grace Cheng Braun joined WISE Senior Services in July 2005 as the organization’s President and CEO. The 42-year-old organization merged with Center for Healthy Aging in November 2007 to become WISE & Healthy Aging.
Posted Apr. 14, 2013, 8:59 am
May is designated “National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month” to highlight the importance of maintaining strong, healthy bones. But any month is a good time to think about bone health and osteoporosis.