Los Altos senior to throw first ball at Giants game on 100th birthday in June

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Los Altos resident Kathryn Gemello celebrates her 98th birthday with granddaughter Alexis Ferguson.

In celebration of her 100th birthday, longtime Los Altos resident Kathryn Gemello has been invited to throw out the first pitch at a San Francisco Giants game this season.

Gemello is set to take the mound June 26 – her birthday – when the Giants take on the Oakland A’s at Oracle Park. It will make her one of the few centenarians to throw out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game.

Birders near and far prepare for the big count

The mission of the Audubon Society is to raise awareness and appreciation of feathered creatures.

“We care about habitat preservation so that birds can survive,” said Barry Langdon-Lassagne, president of the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society.
He described how different birds prefer different habitats.

Column: Don’t leave money directly to your kids

Most members of this community have established a revocable living trust. It is fundamental, something of a necessity because of the many benefits. But is your trust right for you?

The fact is that most trusts are “vanilla,” in the sense that they rely on many assumptions and include pages of presumptive language. Following are some points to seriously consider. For most, it will move you to review your trust and make some changes.

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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Courtesy of Anne Ferguson
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.


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