Brazilian Night at The Berkshire – Berkeley

Brazilian Night at The Berkshire – Berkeley, enjoy samba music with cooking demonstration by chef Fabio

Raffle prizes to Pedro Brazilian Cafe in Berkeley ( Proceeds towards the Walk to End Alzheimer’s)

Friday, August 15, 6 pm

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A Pasta Feed Fundraiser – Vinatage Brush Creek – Santa Rosa

Vintage at Brush Creek – Santa Rosa is raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Walk! Please join them for dine in or take out. Suggested $10 donation will get you your choice of pasta, salad and roll… an additional $5 donation and they will send along a scrumptious tiramisu for dessert. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information call: 877-243-8073.

Wednesday, August 20th, 4 pm – 6:30 pm

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Financial Concierge Program – Emeritus Senior Living

Emeritus Senior Living is offering the Financial Concierge Program. Through their partnership with Elderlife, they can assist with Financing, the Veteran’s Benefit, Insurance and Real Estate solutions.  For more information call: 877-243-8073.


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The merger of Brookdale and Emeritus Senior Living

Emeritus Senior Living is now the part of Brookdale Senior Living comprising over 1,100 communities in 46 states. The companies goal is to provide a comfortable living environment, delicious and nutritional meals, activities that stimulate the body and the mind with  compassionate care.


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Book Signing at Nazareth House – San Rafael

“Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death ”

Book signing by Award Winning Journalist and Marin Resident Katy Butler
Nazareth House – San Rafael
Wednesday, September 10, 1:30 pm
For more information call: 877-243-8073

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Conversations at The Lake Merritt – Oakland

2014 Mayoral Forum: Introducing Councilmember Libby Schaaf
September 4
4 pm – 6 pm

2014 Mayoral Forum: Introducing Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan
September 11
3:30 pm – 5 pm

The Lake Merritt – Oakland

RSVP Mandatory.
For more information call: 877-243-8073

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Sunday Brunch every 2nd Sunday and Elegant Five- Course Dinner

Sunday Brunch every 2nd Sunday and Elegant Five- Course Dinner every 4th Friday
The Commons at Dallas Ranch – Antioch
RSVP Required
For more information call: 877-243-8073

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Exercise & Walking Shoes For Seniors

Walking, whether it be daily or a few times a week, is a critical part of staying healthy and active during your senior years. Not only does it improve your balance, increase your heart rate, strengthen your bones and keep your muscles active, walking also helps to prevent and/or manage both diabetes and high blood pressure. In addition, walking serves as a great reason to go outside and enjoy some fresh air.

Unfortunately, many seniors deal with arthritis, heel pain and joint stress. Because of this, it is very important to do a little research before buying a new pair of shoes. The key shoe qualities to look for are good arch support, level of tightness, motion control and overall comfort.

Another key thing to consider is the price of the shoe. Generally low cost shoes are not worth it. The low price factor may be appealing at first, but in the end wearers are stuck with shoes that either wear out from use or cause foot, knee and hip pain. Remember, you get what you pay for and shoes are no exception.

Below you’ll find 3 examples of shoes that are great for seniors who plan to get some exercise in by either walking or doing a bit of running.

Asics GT-1000 (details here)

asics-gt-1000This shoe is great for both walking and running and comes in many different colors. It is also made of synthetic and mesh which helps to allow your feet to breathe a little while in use. This also helps to cut down on the amount of sweat that can cause your foot to move around while wearing the shoe.

An added comfort factor is achieved by the DuoMax Support System dual-density midsole and both the rearfoot and forefoot GEL cushioning. What this translates to is cushioning at all parts of the bottom of the shoe. This helps to keep your feet in line while they rotate with each step.

This shoe has both and male and female version available.

Brooks Trance (details here)

brooks-trance-12This synthetic shoe comes in a variety of colors and won the Runner’s World International “Best Innovation” award in 2006 for its eco-friendly technology. The Brooks Trance is developed with a segmented crash pad that helps to glide your step, heel to toe, in one fluid motion. This allows the wearer to take each step, either when walking or running, without feeling the different sections of the shoe. Instead you’ll feel as if you’re rotating on a ball rather than stepping on different surfaces with different heights.

This shoe has both and male and female version available.

New Balance 990 (details here)

new-balance-990v3For a more fashionable look, New Balance 990 provides a great look coupled with comfort. With this model you get 10mm heel to toe drop which helps to provide a more natural curve to the shoe that follows the angle of your feet. In addition, the shoe has a duel density collar that uses both a firmer density foam that aids in needed support and a softer density foam that rests against your foot and adds to the comfort factor.

This shoe has both and male and female version available.

At, we are dedicated to helping you and your family ease the search for just the right community!  For more information and to use our Search, Sort and Match ™ tool, please visit our website or call us at 877-243-8073.


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Successful Brain Fair – Santa Rosa

Successful Brain FairBrain Fair
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Auditorium
1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa
Saturday October 4, 2014
For more information call: Successful Brain Fair

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29th Annual Marin Senior Information Fair

29th Annual Marin Senior Information FairMarin senior
Marin Exhibit Hall
10th Avenues of the Flags, San Rafael
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 9 am – 3 pm
For more information click: Marin Senior Information Fair

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