CELEBRATING EXPERIENCE ... "Lives Well Lived," a documentary celebrating the wit, wisdom and experiences of adults 70 to 100 years old, will be shown Sunday, Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m. at Channing House, 850 Webster St. , Palo Alto. The city's Age-friendly City Community Committee is sponsoring the free showing, and filmmaker Sky Bergman, a professor at Cal Poly, will be on hand to answer questions. To register, go to lwlpaloalto.eventbrite.com.
MEDICARE CHANGES ... Marcelo Espiritu, a volunteer with nonprofit Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, will present an update on Medicare and the new benefits impacting seniors and their families. Topics will include changes to Medicare benefits, the prescription drug plan, cost-sharing gaps and eligibility. The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program is a volunteer-supported program that provides free assistance with Medicare and health insurance. It does not sell, endorse or recommend any specific insurance. The free presentation will be Friday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at Avenidas, 4000 Middlefield Road, on the second floor of Building I. To register, go to Avenidas.org, click on "Programs," then "Lifelong Learning and Leisure," and search for class #6168.
MOZART AND BEETHOVEN... Pianist Ian Scarfe will present "Grace and Drama," a program on the two towers of the classical era, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. Scarfe will discuss the composers and their lives in Vienna in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and present an offering of their piano music, including sonatas and fantasias, from their early, middle and late periods. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center. $15. For more information, contact Michelle Rosengaus at 650 223-8616 or [email protected]
CAREGIVER CONFERENCE ... Philip Choe, associate director of Stanford's Geriatric Fellowship Program will be the keynote speaker at the 15th Annual Avenidas Caregiver Conference titled "Don't Go It Alone: Healthy Caregiving, Community and Connection." The event, on Saturday, Nov. 10, will include nine workshops, a boxed lunch, prizes and a chance to meet others in similar situations. The day will end with a "caregiver cafe" featuring chocolate, coffee and conversation with peers and professionals. For more information, call 650 289-5445 or go to avenidas.org and click on "Conferences."
KICK THE TIRES ... Avenidas Village, a local membership network that helps seniors age in place, invites the public to sample some of its social and cultural offerings by attending an informational "coffee chat" on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. or a lecture and light lunch on Friday, Oct. 26, at 11:30 a.m. The second event will feature a talk and demo by GreenWaste of Palo Alto about how trash and recyclables are processed. RSVP required at 650 289-5405 or [email protected]
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