Venturing into art : Creative spirits meet for inspiration and camaraderie


Photo by Mary Larsen/Town Crier
ArtVentures participants Germaine Decker, right, and Kazuyo Kada work on their current projects.

Wednesday mornings at the Los Altos Senior Center are relaxed and creative, with artists of many styles, media and skill levels meeting to work on projects, offer support and spend time with friends – and make new ones.

Kathryn Macaulay Alexander founded the ArtVentures program. Although “Kay” died in 2016, her spirit lives on in the weekly meetings of a dozen or so artists. They range from former art teachers and lifelong artists to people just discovering art post-retirement.

How to lower your surgery costs

Imagine going to the grocery store and picking up the items you need for the week but not knowing how much anything costs until the store sends you a bill two weeks later. Sadly, that’s how our health-care system works every day.

Exercising your way to an active new year

It’s a new year – the time to set resolutions and jot down how to achieve them.

It’s difficult to establish exercise goals around an activity you’re not interested in doing. That’s the first rule of a New Year’s resolution – only put in motion the activities you enjoy.

Senior Briefs: January 16

MV promotes ‘age-friendly’ status

The Mountain View Senior Advisory Committee held an open meeting on age-friendly and dementia-friendly communities at the Mountain View Senior Center Nov. 29.

According to Diana Miller of the Santa Clara County Department of Aging and Adult Services, each of Santa Clara County’s 15 cities has been designated “age-friendly,” a status defined by inclusiveness, accessibility and the promotion of active aging.

Rhyme on My Hands :Rhymes with 'golf'

So how many hostesses do you know who would go this far to make a dinner guest feel at home? There we were, dining in style in a lovely home on the fourth green at Spyglass during a memorable AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble Beach (this year’s event takes place early next month). And our hostess knows me for what I am.

LA Senior Program Briefs: January 16

The Los Altos Senior Program is located at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

The Grant Park Senior Program is located at 1575 Holt Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.


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