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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted May. 17, 2014, 8:00 am
An acrylic painting workshop will be hosted by the Malibu Senior Center on May 23.
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.
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).