Medicare: What it covers -- and doesn't

Medicare helps pay for a wide variety of medical services and goods in hospitals, doctors’ offices and other health-care settings. But it doesn’t cover everything, and it’s useful to know what is and isn’t covered.

Strategies for aging safely at home

Most of us want to age in place. But can we? Affordable, accessible and well-located housing affects the quality of life for all ages, but it’s most significant for older adults. A report released by The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University and AARP claims that these factors are the cornerstone to comfort and security.

Sharing the spotlight

I’ve invited a guest to entertain you today. He’s Wendell Lehr of Los Altos Hills, who wrote a 40th birthday poem for Ken Nix, who lives in Palo Alto. That was a while ago, with both men now over 90.

MV safety foundation helps seniors

The Mountain View Public Safety Foundation has scheduled a Senior Care program to assist seniors and others with home repairs. With help from volunteers and grant funding, MVPSF will assist those in need who cannot otherwise perform certain household tasks due to physical or financial constraints.

Coronavirus prompts senior program closures

Local senior program events have been canceled or postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

The Los Altos Senior Program is closed until further notice.

He has a way with words: Con-verse-ing with local poet Bob Simon

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Bob Simon relaxes at his Los Altos home in front of a framed caricature of former President Barack Obama by cartoonist Joel Pett.

A popular speaker, poet and author of the Town Crier column “Rhyme on My Hands” since 2013, Los Altos resident Bob Simon has a way with words.

His poems are deep and thought-provoking – or light and humorous. The succinct verses can inspire either reflection or (intended) laughter.

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