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The Neilson Villa affordable housing community located at 3100 Neilson Way in Santa Monica.

News, Senior, Santa Monica, Housing

Rents Decrease For 75 Low-Income Senior Households In Santa Monica

Posted Dec. 28, 2015, 9:05 am

Rents decreased substantially for 75 low-income senior households just in time for the holidays, thanks to the City of Santa Monica, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Goldrich & Kest Industries, LLC (G&K) and Shapell Properties, Inc.

 Virginia Avenue Park on the corner of Cloverfield and Pico Boulevard.

News, Health, Senior, Santa Monica

WISE & Healthy Aging’s Benefits Enrollment Clinic Thursdays At Virginia Avenue Park

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 10:05 am

What if you could help a senior save $104.90 a month on the Medicare Part B premium? Or qualify for up to $194 in CalFresh benefits to pay for food? Or get some extra help paying for prescription drugs?

Dr. Maija Sanna is a board-certified geriatrician with the highly regarded UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica and Westwood.  For more information, call 310.319.4371 or visit

News, Health, Ucla, Senior, Santa Monica

Getting A Leg Up On Lower-Extremity Swelling

Posted Jun. 9, 2015, 9:30 am

Do you ever wonder why your socks leave an indentation where the elastic top rests against your skin? Could it be that your socks are too small? What’s more likely is that you have some degree of what doctors call “edema.”

Help the ones you love come to terms with their hearing loss.

News, Health, Senior, Santa Monica

May Is "Better Hearing Month" - How To Help A Loved One In Denial

Posted May. 11, 2015, 9:31 am

Acknowledging hearing loss usually begins with complex reactions, but the first and most common one is denial. Although there are many reasons why people go into denial about hearing loss, the bottom line is: taking that first step to get a hearing test may confirm their worst fear – that they do, indeed, have a hearing loss.

Learn Hobbies At 1450 Ocean.

Seven Days, Senior, Santa Monica

New April-June 2015 Studio Artist In Residence At 1450 Ocean

Posted Apr. 20, 2015, 9:30 am

This April, 1450 Ocean welcomes new Studio Artist-in-Residence Richard Hutman. During his tenure as a 1450 Ocean resident artist, he’ll be exploring permutations in modular folded paper sculpture and creating a new work on a Santa Monica theme.

From left: Warren Olney, Shifra Raz and Dick Grosslight.

News, Senior, Santa Monica

Warren Olney To Emcee WISE & Healthy Aging’s Awards Luncheon Saturday

Posted Apr. 16, 2015, 9:17 am

When the community gathers at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey on Saturday, April 18, for WISE & Healthy Aging’s annual Celebration of Caring awards luncheon, they will be greeted by a familiar face.

WISE and Healthy Aging will honor Dr. Chui Tsang and Drs. Reece and Wang at its ‘Celebration of Caring’ event on April 18.

News, Health, Senior, Non Profits

Wise & Healthy Aging Announces 2015 Honorees For Celebration Of Caring

Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:50 am

Area professionals, caregivers, and volunteers who make a difference in the lives of Southland seniors will be honored by Santa Monica-based WISE & Healthy Aging at its annual Celebration of Caring event, announced Grace Cheng Braun, President and CEO.

Some of the presents that were given to Santa Monica seniors.

News, Senior, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Seniors Receive Gifts Thanks To Local Community

Posted Jan. 2, 2015, 9:41 am

Staff at the Home Instead Senior Care office in Santa Monica would like to thank everyone who helped with their “Be a Santa to a Senior” program during December.

Zachary Bohn has created Insight Patient Advocacy to help seniors.

News, Senior, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Teen Creates Transportation, Advocacy Service For Seniors

Posted Dec. 9, 2014, 9:39 am

Taking action and helping others certainly knows no age, as proven by 19-year-old Zachary Bohn, grandson of the late Santa Monica community leader John Bohn.

News, Senior, Santa Monica

Local Program Brightens The Holidays For Santa Monica Seniors

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:38 am

This season, many seniors who are alone or impoverished will receive some holiday cheer thanks to the Be a Santa to a Senior program.

Health, Senior, Santa Monica, Non Profits

WISE & Healthy Aging To Host Volunteer Orientation Friday, Sept. 19

Posted Sep. 9, 2014, 9:40 am

WISE & Healthy Aging will host a volunteer orientation on the morning of Friday, Sept. 19 from 9:30-11:30 am at 1527 4th Street, second floor, Santa Monica.

Malibu, Senior, Santa Monica, Art

Create A Mini-Masterpiece At Acrylic Painting Workshop In Malibu

Posted May. 17, 2014, 8:00 am

An acrylic painting workshop will be hosted by the Malibu Senior Center on May 23.

Left: Ryan Iwamoto is co-founder and chief marketing officer of Culver City-based 24Hr HomeCare. Right: Yesenia Vallejo Monsour is Director of Public Affairs and Brand Communications for Kaiser Permanente’s West Los Angeles Medical Center.

Health, Senior, Santa Monica, Wise

WISE & Healthy Aging Adds Two New Board Members

Posted Mar. 19, 2014, 9:21 am

Two leaders in the healthcare field have joined the Board of Directors of non-profit senior social services organization WISE & Healthy Aging.

School of Martial Arts is located at 12113 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 201, Los Angeles.

Senior, Fitness, Santa Monica, Hot Flash

Punching, Kicking & Breaking Arms: Learning Self Defense In A Safe Place

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.

News, Senior, Santa Monica, Library

Live Longer: Free Santa Monica Financial Planning For 50+ Panel This Thursday

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.

News, Senior, Santa Monica, Gov

Emeritus Students Union Launch Website To Assist Campaign For Funding

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: to assist in the state-wide campaign to continue funding for older adult classes.

WISE and Healthy Aging President and CEO Grace Cheng Braun.

News, Senior, Santa Monica

Wise & Healthy Aging Receives $200,000 Grant From Weingart Foundation

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.

Sewcranky brings a fleet of their lovingly restored antique hand-cranked sewing machines for attendees to try.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Senior, Santa Monica, Arts

1450 Ocean In Palisades Park Offers New Year Arts & Crafts Fun

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.

This garden was created by a student in SMC Community Education’s “Organic Gardening” class, one of 170-plus offerings this spring.

News, Senior, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

SMC Community Education Offers 170 Spring Classes

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.

WISE and Healthy Aging's unique partnership with Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine brings pain relief, improved vitality to seniors and caregivers, and helps train advanced practitioners.

Health, Senior, Santa Monica

Free Acupuncture Clinic Draws Seniors To Wise & Healthy Aging

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.

Jeannine English, president-elect of AARP, spoke at an event in Santa Monica earlier this month.

News, Senior, Santa Monica

AARP's President-Elect Talks About Aging Baby Boomers At Santa Monica Event

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.

Wise and Healthy Aging offers a free memory screening from 10 am to 2 pm on Nov. 19.

Senior, Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

When "Senior Moments" Become Longer Than Moments

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.

Ron Pollack, Families USA Executive Director

Health, Senior, Columnist

Talking Turkey: New Health Coverage Your Family Needs To Know About

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.

Military service members are covered for the same Social Security survivors, disability, and retirement benefits as everyone else.

Health, Senior, Santa Monica

Social Security Serves Those Who’ve Served

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?

News, Senior, Santa Monica

Santa Monica’s Wise & Healthy Aging Adds Senior Home Care To Its Services

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.

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