Expert tells Morning Forum audience good news about Alzheimer's research, care


David Troxel, an internationally known expert on Alzheimer’s disease and memory care, began his Feb. 3 presentation on “The Art of Dementia Care” at the Morning Forum of Los Altos by paraphrasing Charles Dickens: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

For more than 30 years, Troxel has focused on developing best-care practices for those with dementia. His writing and teaching center on caregiver support, staff training and long-term care program development. He has co-written six books, including his latest, “The Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care.” He currently serves as the only U.S. citizen appointed to the advisory board of Alzheimer’s Disease International.

Community Briefs, museum events canceled

Note: Scheduled times and dates are subject to change in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Check with the individual groups before attending.

E3 Youth Philanthropy open to new members

E3 Youth Philanthropy, a program of Los Altos Community Foundation, is accepting applications through March 30 from students entering 10th or 11th grade in the fall.

Foundation looks to help nonprofits in wake of COVID-19

Los Altos Community Foundation is coming to the aid of local nonprofit groups hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

The foundation launched the 2020 Nonprofit Relief Fund to “raise critical resources for immediate use by these nonprofits,” according to executive director Adin Miller. 

Authors discuss 'Paving the Way' at Los Altos main library


Steve Swatt and Susie Swatt, authors of “Paving the Way: Women’s Struggles for Political Equity in California,” are scheduled to appear 7 p.m. today at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The Swatts are speaking as part of the library’s Silicon Valley Reads 2020 program. They plan to discuss the dramatic personal stories of some of the mostly unsung and long-forgotten women who challenged traditional concepts of femininity and helped shape California’s public landscape.

Local dance studio celebrates 30 years Saturday

Courtesy of Jim Carter
Dance Academy USA, founded in 1990 by Los Altos residents Jane and Jim Carter, is holding its 30th anniversary celebration Saturday. 

Jane and James Carter took a chance on opening Dance Academy USA in 1990. After all, most businesses, let alone dance schools, run a high risk of failure.

But passion and expertise combined to make Dance Academy USA one of the go-to dance schools in the area. The Carters tout the school as one of the best nationwide.

Community Briefs, LAH walking tour, Great Decisions

LAH History Committee leads walking tour

The Los Altos Hills History Committee is scheduled to lead a walk 1 p.m. March 22, beginning from Foothill College Parking Lot 1A, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Walkers will visit the Stone- brook area, stopping at two National Register of Historic Places homes in the area surrounding the college.

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