Thu05262016

Senior Lifestyles

Realtors lend a helping hand to seniors


Courtesy of SILVAR
Members of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors assist a senior with yard work through the Realtor Service Volunteer Program.

Seniors and the homebound residing on the Peninsula and in the South Bay may request free assistance with household tasks through the Realtor Service Volunteer Program (RSVP) during the week of May 4-8.

The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors and neighboring realtor associations offer their assistance annually to qualified seniors who cannot perform certain household tasks because of physical or financial constraints.

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General Enrollment Period open for Medicare patients

Most people I know are looking forward to signing up for Medicare just as soon as they can.

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A meet & greet for your head & feet: PAMF, El Camino offer care for caregivers


Photo Courtesy of PAMF
The Meet & Move program offers regularly scheduled group walks and other activities that offer a roster of opportunities to socialize.

A new pilot program aims to take care of those who take care of others.

Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) and El Camino Hospital have teamed up to offer Meet & Move, a “walk and talk” program designed to give adult caregivers a breather from their primary duties – caring for elderly or disabled loved ones.

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Los Altos resident celebrates 100th birthday


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Longtime Los Altos resident Art Shattock, who turned 100 in November, reflects on a life well lived.

Art Shattock, a Los Altos resident for 61 years, celebrated his 100th birthday in November with a series of parties attended by family and friends.

Born Nov. 23, 1914, in Chicago, Shattock happily recalls being raised a block from Lake Michigan.

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Rhyme 'em, cowboy


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You lovers of cowboy poetry, this is your month.

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A balanced approach: Los Altos yoga teacher travels East to learn new technique


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos resident Shirley Cavigli, left, strikes a pose with yoga instructor Cheryl Acheson at Yoga of Los Altos.

Safely teaching yoga to the rapidly growing and underserved senior population is Cheryl Acheson’s passion.

In early November, the local yoga teacher completed training at Duke University’s Center for Living in Durham, N.C. The medical facility integrates conventional and complementary medicine that includes nutrition and behavioral health consults, mindfulness-based stress reduction, physical therapy, massage and therapeutic massage, acupuncture and yoga. Board-certified physicians offered advice, precautions and recommendations for teaching seniors.

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Moldaw Singers perform upbeat songs


Courtesy of Moldaw Residences
Serena De Mello performs a tap-dancing number to “Singin’ in the Rain” as Moldaw Residences’ senior residents sing along.

One group of local seniors is doing all they can to make people happy.

Moldaw Residences’ senior choral group, Moldaw Singers, recently performed a lighthearted concert for people of all ages.

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