Los Altos resident Rosel Barowsky combines knitting talent with giving back

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Rosel Barowsky knits a scarf last March for One Warm Scarf, which donates handmade knitted and crocheted items to local shelters.

“Live to give” could be Rosel Barowsky’s motto.

Centenarian and Olympian still studies the classics

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“Challenge yourself with classes to maintain mental acuity and sharpness,” centenarian Dr. Paul Makler advised.

For BridgePoint at Los Altos resident and centenarian Dr. Paul Makler Sr., healing the body and nurturing the mind have been the guiding principles of his life. Along the way, he found time to represent the United States in the 1952 Olympics in fencing.

Bay Area Older Adults: Helping seniors remain active and engaged

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Anne Ferguson, front row at left, leads Bay Area Older Adults members on a nature hike in the hills in 2017.

Feel like getting out of the house? Prefer to stay in until further notice? Bay Area Older Adults has ideas and resources for hundreds of outdoor and indoor activities.

Past, present and future: StoriesUnfolding participants learn about themselves and each other – two pages at a time

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Los Altos resident Margriet DeLange, above, has been leading StoriesUnfolding Guided Autobiography groups since 2006, an outlet for self-reflection and organizing thoughts.

Taking a cue from Kierkegaard’s quote “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards,” members of the StoriesUnfolding group reflect on the past and use what they learn to better understand their present selves and to better prepare for the future.

Ways you can enjoy life while staying safe at home

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Reading is a good way to find joy while staying safe during the pandemic.

No one could have foreseen the changes in our daily lives brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although nothing is as it was, there are many ways to find joy, connect with loved ones and remain upbeat. Following are a few of the Aware Senior Care team’s favorites.

Pandemic impacts those with dementia, their caregivers

The coronavirus pandemic has affected all seniors, but perhaps none more so than those living with dementia and their caregivers.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. In the United States, one in seven people lives with Alzheimer’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease that typically affects older people and is characterized by impaired memory, thinking and problem-solving skills.

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