Redwood Symphony honors LA musician

Margaret Elliott, 95, performs in the orchestra pit during a musical theater performance.

Redwood Symphony paid tribute to Margaret Elliott, longtime musician and Los Altos resident, at its Feb. 11 concert at Cañada College in Redwood City.

Before the concert began, Eric Kujawsky, Redwood Symphony’s founder and conductor, honored Elliott as an original orchestra member, performing with the ensemble since 1985. After playing viola with the orchestra for 31 years, she is retiring at age 95.

LACF highlights volunteer opportunities for seniors

Los Altos Community Foundation officials have challenged local seniors to volunteer.

The foundation, whose mission is to strengthen the community by stimulating local philanthropy and civic engagement, offers a number of volunteer opportunities suited for older adults with time on their hands and expertise to spare – and share.

Farewell poem proves solid as a ... Brick

Rites of passage take many forms. One of the more familiar is the fond farewell when a colleague moves on, leaving one post for another. These affairs usually consist of lubricated toasts and well-wishes; sometimes – like as not – the local poet tunes up.

So it was, some years ago in New York City, where my wife and I attended the Brick Church. The associate pastor was leaving, having been given a well-deserved assignment to head another, albeit smaller, church elsewhere in Manhattan.

List of resources aims to aid seniors

Every person growing old faces concerns about health care, daily living help, driving, staying connected and becoming frail. Seniors look for ways to maintain their independence, dignity and right to choose – and primarily to age the way they want to.

Senior-friendly workout aims to improve momement and prevent injury

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Natural movement – an exercise regimen that incorporates everyday activities like crawling, right, and stepping over objects – can offer seniors a pain-free workout.

Exercise is good for everyone, but seniors with mobility or balance issues may wonder what kind of exercise they can do that will be safe, easy and effective.

Jogging outdoors, running on a treadmill or lifting weights at the gym aren’t always practical – or enjoyable – activities for everyone. However, one type of exercise works for everyone, no matter your age or ability, because it relies on improving practical movements often involved in everyday activities.

Need help finding a good nursing home?

One recent Sunday morning, I woke up to a text message from a co-worker saying that she’d been up all night with her mother in the emergency room.

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