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Oh, My Aching Knees

About 2 years ago I started having knee pain in both knees. I have been a regular player at the Ross Rd YMCA pickup basketball games at lunchtime and Saturday mornings...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jul. 19, 2017
Last comment by Steve Ludington, on Oct 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm | 16 comments | 1297 Views

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Evolution of a Patriotic Man

When Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem last year I was of the mind that he was out of line, being disrespectful of the flag and the anthem and was...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Oct 1, 2017 at 8:03 pm | 13 comments | 771 Views

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How to Encourage Healthy Food Choices & Reduce Health Care Costs

You know how folks who receive food stamps cannot buy certain supermarket items such as cigarettes, alcohol, candy (I think that's on the list) with them? Here's...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by forbrukeretaten.no/, on Sep 16, 2017 at 12:17 am | 5 comments | 5845 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 MFB, on Sep 14, 2017 at 1:45 pm | 4 comments | 4224 Views

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A Checkbox at the Hospital that can Start Costing You Thousands 3 Days Later

Every 6-9 months the NYTimes runs either a front page or Health section article about hospitals placing you "under observation" vs admitting you when you...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Sep. 4, 2017
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Sep 7, 2017 at 6:04 pm | 3 comments | 1737 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 home...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Mar. 24, 2016
Last comment by shaggy1991, on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:52 am | 4 comments | 3314 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 for a captured...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by edwardcross, on Aug 10, 2017 at 3:01 am | 6 comments | 3703 Views

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What the Health – a New Documentary

What the Health is a new film by the creators of Cowspiracy (discussed here in a previous posting.) “This film exposes the collusion and corruption in government...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 30, 2017
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Jul 28, 2017 at 7:18 am | 2 comments | 1505 Views

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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 Max Greenberg, on Jul 25, 2017 at 6:21 pm | 4 comments | 3272 Views

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They Are the Lucky Ones

I’ve spent the past seven and a half years working in sales and marketing in senior retirement communities. And for seven and a quarter of them I’ve purposely...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 28, 2017
Last comment by mj, on May 31, 2017 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 1995 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 | 10570 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 | 8911 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. 8098 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...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Barbara C., on Dec 30, 2016 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 1998 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 it...

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 | 2312 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 | 6275 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. 1293 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 | 4186 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 | 6459 Views
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Mademoiselle Colette opens second location in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 5,203 views

I AM THE GOD OF HELL FIRE AND I BRING YOU
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Couples: Initiators and Implementors
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 666 views

Are We Really Up To This?
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Joe Simitian talk: Listening to Trump's America: Bridging the Divide
By Douglas Moran | 5 comments | 376 views