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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 Kathy, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 468 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 Emadra Quincy, on May 23, 2017 at 11:48 pm | 9 comments | 3167 Views

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Long Term Care Insurance - Friend or Foe?

I'm 62, near the upper limit age-wise of when someone would/should/could be buying long term care insurance. I'm on the fence. I can't decide. Should I spend approximately...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by XRumerTest, on Apr 28, 2017 at 9:35 pm | 19 comments | 4848 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 HcnDes, on Apr 9, 2017 at 8:49 pm | 3 comments | 2860 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 masni, on Mar 12, 2017 at 11:57 pm | 2 comments | 3044 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 dave, on Mar 2, 2017 at 2:35 am | 5 comments | 2813 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 | 1264 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 | 10131 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 | 8463 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 | 3754 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. 7695 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 | 1971 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 | 5729 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. 977 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 | 3470 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 | 6078 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. 1580 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 group which...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by umam, on Sep 23, 2016 at 1:20 am | 2 comments | 2218 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 pound of...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by reader, on Jun 25, 2016 at 10:35 am | 1 comment | 5488 Views
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Cherries and Berries
By Laura Stec | 6 comments | 1,622 views

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,087 views

Meeting Other New Parents
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 780 views

They Are the Lucky Ones
By Max Greenberg | 1 comment | 468 views

 

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