Leave the legacy you want with end-of-life checklist

A lifetime of hard work may have rewarded you with a nice home and hefty bank accounts, but it may be time to consider what happens to all those assets once you’re gone.

Maybe you want everything to go to the kids. Perhaps a charity or a cause you champion should get a portion. And what happens if, before you die, your mental capacity diminishes and you can no longer make decisions for yourself?

How to prepare for a smooth post-hospital recovery at home

Whether a hospital stay comes as a surprise or is planned well in advance, it’s important to prepare.

LACF highlights volunteer opportunities for seniors

Los Altos Community Foundation officials issued a challenge to local seniors: Make it your New Year’s resolution to volunteer in 2017.

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.

Senior Program Briefs

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.

Open Enrollment deadline looms for drug, health plans

Last month I hosted the 12th annual Friends of Elaine Kortzeborn Medicare Open Enrollment Party.

CSA issues call for 'elves'

Calling all elves: Community Services Agency needs your help.

The Mountain View-based social services provider that serves as the community’s safety net plans to provide its senior clients with gifts for the holidays this year.

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