Remember an era when mix tapes wound music between the spools of a compact cassette and dance aerobics were dawning in neon spandex at YMCAs around the country? If you miss that subtle hiss of analog sound, head over to Hillview Community Center to get a groove on with Joyce Phillips, dancing to a playlist stretching back 30 years.
In the mid-1970s, a neighbor introduced Phillips, a Los Altos Hills resident, to a dance aerobics class in Palo Alto - and she fell in love.
For seniors in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, a dull weekday at home may be a thing of the past. Local senior programs offer an impressive array of activities. With games, classes, movies, trips, lunches, sports, lectures and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
June is just around the corner; here come the grooms! Grooms? Well, yes. And, it seems, for more good reasons than one.
The statistics on seniors who slip and fall are startling. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Nan and Chuck Geschke, 2003 Los Altans of the Year, have shared their home on University Avenue in Los Altos with the community for two decades.
And they will be doing it again - somewhat of a swan song before they downsize to a townhome downtown - when they host a benefit for the Los Altos History Museum May 7. Nan has played a major role in the creation of the museum through philanthropy and volunteering.
It’s worth pondering who - or what - eats most of the bounty from your backyard fruit trees.
Is it your family and friends or the squirrels and roof rats? Does too much of it rot on the ground? What if you could pick all of the fruit without a ladder, it were higher quality and the tree took up less space in your garden?