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Help a Veteran today, beyond just thanking them for their service

The Aid and Attendance benefit is a little-publicized Veterans Administration program. This program allows for a monetary benefit to assist eligible wartime Veterans,...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by Lilly jhonson, on Feb 13, 2017 at 3:36 am | 5 comments | 1818 Views

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Exercise vs. Diet: Which is more important for weight loss and good health?

You can see it every day at the YMCA: folks earnestly "working out", sweating to the oldies, all suited up in tight, occasionally sexy workout attire....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by millie porter, on Feb 11, 2017 at 6:20 am | 26 comments | 26410 Views

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Favorite Maxims to Live By in 2017

These all come from Napoleon Hill, one of the fathers of positive thinking born October 26, 1883 in Virginia. Over 20 million copies of his book “Think and Grow...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by kdkdk, on Feb 9, 2017 at 6:38 am | 2 comments | 886 Views

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It's that time of year again: Beware the Girl Scout Cookies

There they were again. Right outside of Safeway. Not one group of girl scouts, but two. Each with their own competing tables, laden with cookies. Boxes of cookies....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Feb. 15, 2015
Last comment by Girl Scout, on Feb 3, 2017 at 5:03 pm | 34 comments | 9284 Views

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Top 6 Issues Affecting Seniors to keep an eye on as Donald Trump takes over

1. Services funded through the Older Americans Act (OAA) such as Meals on Wheels, adult day care, and information assistance could all be targeted. 2. Significant...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:02 pm | 10 comments | 7665 Views

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When to get on a Retirement Community wait list

If you are considering moving into a retirement community, one of the things you need to be aware of is how the wait list works. If a community has no waiting list...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Sammy, on Jan 13, 2017 at 4:56 am | 5 comments | 3191 Views

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FREE: Opportunities to Join in With Assistive Tech Program at Stanford

I mentioned this Stanford course last year and it’s starting up again tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 4:30pm. The first session will be a course overview....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jan. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 7252 Views

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A Few "Tips" for Christmas Eve 12/24

1) Free coffee today at Peets 2) It's OK to tip your UBER driver, even if the rider app does not give you the option. He/she will take cash. When you pencil...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Dec. 24, 2016
Last comment by Mark Good, on Dec 28, 2016 at 2:55 am | 3 comments | 1473 Views

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Marijuana Use by Seniors in Senior Communities Heading Higher

With the recent vote to legalize marijuana in CA (and other states – plus states that already have legalized pot), it is expected that the use of marijuana...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Brian Kelly, on Dec 15, 2016 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 398 Views

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50 Marathons in 50 Days in 50 States: Don’t try this at Home

Yes, you heard it right. And it was heard last night at Keppler’s Book Store. Dean Karnazes, the “Ultra-Marathon Man” himself, talked about his new book The...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Oct 30, 2016 at 7:09 pm | 3 comments | 5436 Views

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Speak to Dr Katz without getting up at 4am in the morning

As a followup to a recent post about the Katz's Corner radio call-in show out of NYC (very gratified to see that it was of interest to nearly 20,000 readers),...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Oct. 27, 2016
There are no comments yet. 749 Views

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A “Hi-Tech” Solution with a Low-Tech Payoff

One of the primary factors in seniors maintaining their health and independence is the isolation factor. As people age, and especially if they age alone due to the...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Oct 22, 2016 at 6:27 am | 2 comments | 2929 Views

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FREE Stanford Course Explores the Design, Development, and Use of Assistive Technology - Seniors Welcome

Perspectives in Assistive Technology is a Winter Quarter Stanford course - now starting its eleventh year - that explores the design, development, and use...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Oct 21, 2016 at 8:12 pm | 4 comments | 5798 Views

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MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES: DISCOVER HOW OPEN ENROLLMENT COULD SAVE YOU MONEY

Bruce Ackermann (who works as a Personal Financial Assistant for Seniors) advises us to discover how we might save thousands of dollars during Medicare’s...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Oct. 21, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1338 Views

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New Men's Group Forming 55-70 year range

A Baby Boomer Men's Healthy Living Meetup Group has been formed for men 55-70. If you are a male between those ages, you are invited to attend the men's...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by umam, on Sep 23, 2016 at 1:20 am | 2 comments | 1982 Views

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"Aging in Place" - Never Liked the Term

As we get older (and trade years for wisdom), the senior marketplace likes to employ the term "Aging in Place" for people who wish to stay in their...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Mar. 24, 2016
Last comment by David Andrews, on Aug 31, 2016 at 7:52 pm | 5 comments | 2288 Views

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1 pound weight loss unloads 4 pounds of joint stress

If you have problems with your knees (very common amongst seniors – I do, from way too much basketball) it’s a well-known fact that for every...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by reader, on Jun 25, 2016 at 10:35 am | 1 comment | 5156 Views

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Worrying: Would it help?

There’s a scene in the Tom Hanks movie “Bridge of Spies” where Hanks is talking with the captured Russian spy who is to be exchanged...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 19, 2016 at 8:56 pm | 6 comments | 2457 Views

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Documentary worth viewing before worshiping this Memorial Day at the alter of BBQ'd dead animals

No, this is not one of "those" horrible, scare-mongering videos of how the animals we eat are raised and then murdered for our enjoyment. You can...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 30, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Jun 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm | 13 comments | 2089 Views

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In retirement communities, it’s the old “Location, Location, Location” mantra, but with a different meaning

Having worked in 3 very different retirement communities over the past 6 years, I’ve given tours to hundreds of seniors, often with their baby boomer kids...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jun 5, 2016 at 1:19 pm | 1 comment | 2411 Views
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
By Douglas Moran | 12 comments | 3,745 views

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 3,123 views

Checklist before baby arrives
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 1,175 views

The Call for Couples or Marriage Counseling? Communication
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,077 views

 

Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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