Medi-Cal Planning Workshop – Campbell

Medi-Cal Planning Workshop: Learn How To Protect Your Assets from Catastrophic Nursing Home Costs – CAMPBELL
Law Office of Roy W. Litherland
3425 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 240, Campbell, CA 95008

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Attend this FREE workshop and learn:
How NOT to become impoverished by Nursing Home Costs now averaging over $98,000/year!
Already in a Nursing Home? We can help!
The real look-back gifting rules are not what you think!
Preserve Medi-Cal eligibility and avoid loss of your family home!
How proper planning can Protect Your Assets!
Why traditional Living Trusts won’t help with Nursing Home Costs!
The difference between immediate need and long term planning.

This workshop is limited to 20 people and reservations are required.

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California Senior Legislature Senior Rally Day 2015 – Sacramento

California Senior Legislature Senior Rally Day 2015
Wednesday May 6, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM PDT
West Steps of the State Capitol (10th Street side)
10th and L Streets
Sacramento, CA 95814

Senior Citizens and others concerned about senior issues are invited to participate in the 2015 Senior Rally Day at the State Capitol. The California Senior Legislature is hosting this event and inviting seniors from across the Golden State to encourage State lawmakers to “Make Senior Issues a Priority in 2015 and Beyond!”

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The “Common Cold” of Aging: Depression – Nazareth House – San Rafael

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Nazareth House – San Rafael
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 1:30 pm

Depression as we age is common but it is not inevitable. How is depression in our older years different and what triggers it? What are the signs and that you or loved one is depressed? Learn what to watch for and what resources and help are available.

Nancy Rhine is a licensed therapist and credentialed professional gerontologist. HerdiningRoom recent career has focused on helping middle aged and older adults and their families navigate the territory of older life. Nancy received her Master’s Degree from Dominican University and has a private practice in Marin County.

Please Nazareth House!
Seminars are free and last about 1 hour each. They will be held in our auditorium at 245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA 94903. Refreshments will be served. Please call to reserve your space. Contact Lynetta Matteo at 415-479-8282 ext 12.

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Risk, Recognize, Run: Strokes and Heart Attacks – Nazareth House- San Rafael

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Nazareth House – San Rafael
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 1:30 pm

Brain and heart damage can happen within minutes from a stroke or heart attack. Do you know your risk for experiencing a stroke or heart attack? What lifestyle modifications you can make to potentially reduce your risk? Can you recognize the signs and symptoms of these often deadly events? Learn what actions you should take if you experience or observe the signs.

Chris McCarthy is Stroke Program Coordinator for the Novato Community Hospital. The diningRoomhospital is a nationally certified Primary Stroke Center. Chris has been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years, who launched her career as a nursing assistant at Nazareth House!!



Please join Nazareth House!
Seminars are free and last about 1 hour each. They will be held in our auditorium at 245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA 94903. Refreshments will be served. Please call to reserve your space. Contact Lynetta Matteo at 415-479-8282 ext 12.

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Don’t Get Scammed! – Nazareth House – San Rafael

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Nazareth House
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 1:30 pm

The scammers are everywhere: on the phone, in your mail, on the internet and at your front door. Many specifically target seniors. Come hear about the current trends in consumer fraud in Marin County and across California. Learn how to recognize, avoid, and report the scammers!

David E. Ball has worked as Consumer Services Coordinator of the Marin County District diningRoomAttorney’s Office since 1985. He is co-founder and past President of the California Consumer Affairs Association (CCAA). David holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University. He writes a weekly Consumer Tips column for the Marin Independent Journal.


Please Join Nazareth House!
Seminars are free and last about 1 hour each. They will be held in our auditorium at 245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA 94903. Refreshments will be served. Please call to reserve your space. Contact Lynetta Matteo at 415-479-8282 ext 12.

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2015 SENIOR HEALTH & SAFETY FAIR – San Francisco


californiaPublicOn Lok Lifeways 30th Street Center
225 30th Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94131
9:00am – 12noon

Welcoming Speaker: San Francisco Supervisor Scott WeineronLok



PG&E • 211 • CTAP • CPUC
and many more!



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Walkers For Seniors

As we get older, it’s important to take care of our joints and muscles with both exercise and support. One way to achieve both at the same time is with a walker. Walkers help to both stabilize balance while protecting sensitive joints as well as allow for safer exercise.  With that said, there is a large variety of walkers on the market today, each slightly different from the other. To help you make the right decision for you, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular walkers in today’s market. The walkers below are categorized in three sections- 4 wheels, 3 wheels and 2 wheels.

4 Wheel Walkers

Hugo Elite Rollator Walker ($99.99)

Fitted with a seat, backrest and saddle bag, this walker really is of elite status. The seat is
adjustable with a 2 inch height difference and is great for times of rest during walks or HugoEliteerrands. The seat also comes with a storage area right underneath and a conveniently placed saddle bag that faces outward on the front of the walker. The handle bars are purposely placed at an angle to help your hands rest at a natural degree rather than straight down in an awkward pose. Easy assembly helps you to set up your new walker quickly while also allowing you to fold it up for simple storage or to load into the car. Designed to support weight up to 300 pounds and made to help those with balance issues. Each walker comes with 4 extra large 8 inch wheels adding even more stability.

Hugo Portable Rollator Walker ($92.88)

This portable walker is specially made to be both easy to carry and easy to store, whether itHogo Portable be in the back of your car or in a house closet. With 4 extra large 8 inch wheels, you’ll be able to move around knowing that you have increased stability and security both indoors and out. Made to handle up to 300 pounds, this model is also suited for those who may have compromised balance with it’s adjustable handle bars and a built in seat along with a backrest. The handlebars rest at a slight angle, helping to give your hands a more relaxed and natural stance. You’ll also find that this allows for easier access to the brakes placed under the handle bars. Assembly is tool free, helping you to set up the walker as quickly as possible.

3 Wheel Walkers

Walker 3 Wheel Trio Rollar Walker ($99.86)

With adjustable handles and 7.5 inch wheels, this 3 wheeled walker is great for those whoNew walker 3
plan to use their walker on a regular basis. Due to its compact design, you could easily take this walker with you on errands and maneuver nicely through tight aisles. This walker also comes with a large storage bag that drops from the center of the walker and faces toward you, allowing for you to easily place everyday items such keys and a cell phone within reach.

Duro-Med DMI 3-Wheel Folding Aluminum Rollartor Walker ($68.94)

Colored in royal blue and black, this walker is great for those who are looking for one that Duro Med DMI 3will easily compact to fit in small spaces or the back of a car. It also has a easy to carry as it only weighs 15 pounds, which is great for when you’re taking it out of the car before running an errand. It’s also compact in design, allowing for easier movement through crowded places and narrow sidewalks. For those who like to turn quickly, you’ll find that the front wheel swivels. There is also a basket attached to the front with a tray, allowing you to place items on top.

2 Wheel Walkers

Duro-Med 2-Button Adjustable Aluminum Folding Walker ($40.45)

A silver, 2 wheeled walker, this particular model is great for those who don’t feel the needduro med 2 button for all wheels just yet. Each of the two front wheels come in at 5 inches and are non-swivel, meaning that you won’t be able to make any turns without lifting the entire walker to one side or the other. What this walker can do however, is allow the user to adjust the walker height via adjustable legs that go from 32 inches to 38 inches in 1 inch increments. This is great if you wish to work on your posture during walks. This model can handle weight up to 250 pounds.

Just as with a new pair of shoes, a new walker may need to be broken in a bit. The best way to do this is around your home or just down the street. That way if any complications arise, you’ll have easier access to be be able to fix them rather quickly.

At, we are dedicated to helping you and your family ease the search for just the right community, product or service!  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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CMSA 25th Annual Conference & Expo – Florida

CMSA 25th Annual Conference & Expo

The Case Management Society of America  will host their 25th Annual Conference and Expo June 23 – 26, 2015 in Rosen Shingle Creek 9939 Universal Blvd Orlando, FL 32819

The mission of CMSA is to offer integrated care management by promoting excellence inevents-pict05 education, research, and practice. The organization’s Annual Conference provides a self-directed, facilitated learning environment through classroom sessions, poster displays, exhibits, symposia, and networking opportunities. Incorporating new advances in science and addressing new needs within health care is constantly changing.

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Clinical Webinar – Implementing Accessibility and Safety for the Long Term Care in the Home

Clinical Webinar – Implementing Accessibility and Safety for the Long Term Care in the Home

March 24, 2015
4:00pm – 5:30pm EASTERN
3:00pm – 4:30pm CENTRAL
2:00pm – 3:30pm MOUNTAIN
1:00pm – 2:30pm PACIFIC

Upon conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
learn how to enhance your care management practice through collaboration with occupational therapists and builders who specialize in home modifications
Increase awareness of aging in place concepts by learning about the latest research on healthy homes and communities
Identify barriers in the home that can inhibit occupational performance or decrease safety, and the solutions for them

Carolyn Sithong
Home for Life Design, LLC.
Orlando, FL

Carolyn has thirteen years of experience as a clinical, educational, and community-based occupational therapist with award winning practices. She is specially certified in the area of environmental modifications (SCEM) by the American Occupational Therapy Association and is nationally certified as an Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) by the National Association of Homebuilders. Carolyn was awarded “CAPS Designee of the Year” for her role in advocacy and leadership. She is a 2001 graduate of St. Francis University’s Occupational Therapy Program, where she was recently awarded the “Outstanding Young Alumna” award for 2013. She has spear headed Florida aging in place initiatives and home modification programming for local, state, and national organizations that support healthy and appropriate environments for the aging community. She has served the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the Orlando Senior Resource Alliance, Florida AARP, National Rebuilding Together, and the American Occupational Therapy Association, with her expertise in the home modification area. She advocates for and teaches evidence-based practices related to home modifications to professionals inside and outside of the healthcare field and trains and oversees occupational therapists in the delivery of community programming as managing partner at Home for Life Design, LLC.

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Clinical Webinar – Dental Care in Older Adults – The Underappreciated Domain

Clinical Webinar – Dental Care in Older Adults – The Underappreciated Domain

This webinar will review plaque-related dental disease and techniques for providing oral care to the geriatric population and adults with disabilities. Dr. Harrington will review
appropriate dental hygiene regimen for older adults and how it is different; the importance of dental care plans for people in facilities; frequency of cleaning; different dental needs for people with special health conditions such as feeding  tubes, Webinar Presenter Christine Harrington Feb 2015 and implications of poor hygiene for people with special health conditions such as the risk of aspiration pneumonia due to dental plaque.

February 19, 2015
4:30pm – 6:00pm EASTERN
3:30pm – 5:00pm CENTRAL
2:30pm – 4:00pm MOUNTAIN
1:30pm – 3:00pm PACIFIC

Dr. Christine Harrington, DDS
The Ohio State University – College of Dentistry
Columbus, OH

Dr. Christine Harrington is on the faculty of The Ohio State University College of DentistryChristineHarrington as an Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Prior to that, Dr. Harrington practiced general dentistry for more than 20 years. She has experience providing dentistry for nursing home residents, as well as having experience as a caregiver. Dr. Harrington earned her BS, MS, and DDS degrees from The Ohio State University, and she holds certificates in dental hygiene and oral and maxillofacial pathology. Her advanced education includes a General Practice Residency certificate from St. Luke’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and an advanced externship in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology completed at the University of Toronto. Dr. Harrington has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and she is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. She is also a past recipient of the American Association of Women Dentists Award.

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