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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: www.emeritusstudents.org 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.

Dr. Alia Tuqan 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 www.uclahealth.org.

Health, Senior, Santa Monica

Arthritis: A Joint Discussion - The Importance Of Strong Bones & Joints

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.

Senior, Santa Monica

The Perfect Recipe For Retirement

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.

Ron Pollack, Families USA Executive Director

Senior, Santa Monica, Columnist, Government

Understanding The Difference Between Medicare & The Marketplaces

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).

A free memory loss and aging talk will be held Thursday in Santa Monica.

Seven Days, Senior, Santa Monica, Library

Alzheimer's Association To Present Free Memory Loss, Aging Presentation Thursday

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.

Learn Hobbies At 1450 Ocean.

Seven Days, Senior, Santa Monica, Palisades Park

Enjoy Arts & Crafts Throughout September In Palisades Park

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.

Santa Monican Harry Hunt Jr. celebrated his 92nd birthday on Aug. 29.

News, Senior, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Resident Celebrates 92nd Birthday

Posted Sep. 8, 2013, 9:32 am

Santa Monican Harry Hunt Jr. celebrated his 92nd birthday on Thursday, Aug. 29.

Residents at The Wilshire House have been sewing, crocheting, and knitting as part of the community service endeavor Project H.A.N.D.S.

News, Senior, Santa Monica

Wilshire House Gives Back To Santa Monica Community

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.

Health, Ucla, Senior, Santa Monica

Keeping Cool When The Heat Is On: UCLA Geriatrician Offers Tips

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.

Ron Pollack, Families USA Executive Director

Health, Senior, Columnist, Government

Families USA Executive Director Explains How To Understand Medicare Premiums

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.

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