Woodside Terrace has available apartments in Independent and Assisted Living

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Woodside Terrace has available apartments in Independent and Assisted Living:

Assisted Living

Nurses on staff 24 hours/day; Diabetic Care; Oxygen Therapy; On-site Physical, Speech, Occupational Therapy;
Assessments 7 days/week (no charge or obligation)
Studios – $3795/month plus cost-of-care (360 to 500 sq. ft.)
One Bedrooms – $4350/month plus cost-of-care (520 to 560 sq. ft.)
Second Person – $500 to $800/month plus cost-of-care (if care is needed)

Independent Living

One Bedrooms – starting at $3200/month (520 to 560 sq. ft.)
Two Bedrooms – starting at $4500/month (800 to 1200 sq. ft.)
Second Person – $500/month

Assisted Living Respite Stays with no minimum days
Home Health Services available throgh Brookdale Home Health

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Large Piece Puzzles for Seniors

Keeping the mind active at any age, but especially during senior years, is an important step to adding years to your life as well as keeping dementia and other ailments at bay. One fun and easy way to keep your mind at its best is to complete puzzles on a regular basis. You’ll find that there is a wide selection of large piece puzzles on the market today, each unique in their own way. Choices range from nature inspired, sport themed, abstract, travel and many more. After you’ve completed your grand masterpiece, you can then either mount the finished product on the wall and start a new one or break it all apart and start all over again.

Bear in mind though, it’s best to complete a few different puzzles a month to keep you on your toes. This way your brain is constantly tested and exercised. Since there is such a large selection of puzzles available, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best ones out there to help get you started.

Ravensburger Sunlit Shores- 300 Pieces Large Format Puzzle 

Looking for a nice beach theme? With pieces coming together to form a lighthouse,ravenburgerSunlightShores beach and more, you’ll find great fun as you put together the 300 pieces included in the box. Overall the end size is 27 inches by 20 inches. Each piece itself is proportionally large compared to most puzzles adding ease when building and great for those with poor eyesight.

Ravensburger Dad’s Shed- 500 Pieces Large Format Puzzle 

Perfect for those who love a good tool shed, this 500 piece puzzle will keep you busy for aravenburgerDad while. If you have young grandsons or granddaughters interested in tools, even better as they can join in on the fun. Once completed, the puzzle will measure in at 27 inches by 20 inches. Each piece itself is made out of extra thick cardboard, making it easier to handle and great for those with arthritic hands.

Summer Bouquet 275 Piece Easy Handling Jigsaw Puzzle 

Experience spring all year round with this beautiful puzzle showcasing a basket of flowerssummerBouquet alongside brightly colored songbirds of different types. With a total of 275 individual puzzle pieces, this particular puzzle is great for those who struggle with eye-hand coordination or those with sight impairments. When completed, your picture will measure out at 24 inches by 18 inches.


MasterPieces Crossing Cedar Creek EZ-Grip Jigsaw Puzzle-1000 Piece 

Though this puzzle comes with 1000 different pieces, don’t let thatmasterPiecesCrossingCedarCreek intimidate you. Each piece is on the large size and is specially made for easy gripping. These pieces are also great for grandchildren and perfect for a shared puzzle making experience. When finished, this winter theme complete with snow, pine trees and a beautiful red painted covered bridge over a frozen river comes together at 39 inches by 27 inches. An added bonus is that each piece is made out of 100% recycled post consumer content and is also printed with soy based inks and finalized with a water based coating.

Cobble Hill Puzzle Company More Ice Cream 400 Piece Family Jigsaw Puzzle

Ice cream lovers, have we got a treat for you. 400 large size, though varying, piecesCobbleHill come together to present a colorful array of ice creams, some topped with sprinkles, cherries, strawberries and other sweets. If putting together with young children, you can take the experience one step further by making a game out of picking which ice cream color represents which flavor. When completing the puzzle, you’ll find that there are three different sizes of pieces, each size pieces together 1/3 of the puzzle. This means that all of the largest pieces will be on one side, while the middle size pieces will make up the center and the smallest pieces will design the other side which adds to your challenge and fun!

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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Senior Expo – Santa Rosa

A fantastic event for Baby Boomers, Seniors, Friends and Family! Join for a day of health and wellness at our 17th annual Senior Expo of Santa Rosa.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
9:00am – 12:00pm

Person Senior Wing
2060 West College
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Explore 80+ interesting and informational exhibitiors. Not just for seniors, bring the whole family!

Discover travel opportunities
Learn about benefit opportunities
Search-out recreation and fitness programs
Take advantage of free health screenings
Visit educational seminars
Tour Santa Rosa’s newest Senior Center, the Person Senior Wing
This is a FREE event for all. Call (707) 545-8608 for more information.

Become an Exhibitor

Contact Jan Post-Schwarz
(707) 543-4624

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Passages on the Lake – The Lake Merritt Oakland

January 28th @ 7:45pm
Passages on the Lake
The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar
Presented by The Lake Merritt – Oakland

This event is a sophisticated, spoken word showcase featuring the most talented storytellers, writers, and musicians in the Bay Area. The performers this month will be Dhaya Lakshminarayan, Lisa D. Gray, and Erika Lutz. Admission for this event is free. The program begins at 7:45pm. Enjoy dinner or cocktails with a stunning view of Lake Merritt while enjoying the very cutting edge of an old art form in a new medium. The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar is located in The Lake Merritt. They open for dinner at 5 pm.

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan was named Best Comedian 2013 in the San Francisco BayDhaya Lakshminarayanan Guardian’s “Best of the Bay” Readers’ Poll and Comedy Central Asia crowned her the Grand Prize Winner of “The Ultimate Comedy Challenge” (2013). Her list of credits include the SF Sketchfest (2013, 2012), the Boston Comedy Festival (2012 semifinalist), the Women in Comedy Festival (2013.) In addition, Dhaya is a storyteller appearing on NPR’s Snap Judgment and is currently the host of San Francisco’s monthly Moth StorySLAM after winning a Moth StorySLAM (2013) and competing in the GrandSLAM at the Castro Theater. She doesn’t want to spend time with people who are too lazy/don’t know how to Google.

Lisa D. GrayLisa D. Gray received her MFA from Mills College where she began writing her novel Stolen Peaches, which tells the story of twelve girls who participated in a demonstration in Georgia, got arrested, and spent fifteen days in the canning house of an old peach orchard because during the long hot summer of 1963 southern jails overflowed with children protesters trying to change a culture and fight for freedom. She also writes short stories and memoir about growing up in New Haven, CT’s mostly Black inner city during the seventies. She has won scholarships to study at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, The Voices of Our Nations Foundation in San Francisco, and The Vermont Studio Center. She recently won the nationally acclaimed Pitchaplooza contest in San Francisco. She teaches a course the focuses on women’s leadership at Mills College in Oakland. Lisa started writing as a child and hopes to publish her book in 2012.

Ericka Lutz writes fiction (long and short), non-fiction (creative and commercial), and soloEricka Lutz performance pieces. She’s a novelist, and the author of many short stories, columns, personal essays, solo performance pieces, and advice books. She began her performing career as the “Resident Little Girl” at the College of Marin, where she performed with notables such as Dakin Matthews, Kathleen Quinlan, and Robin Williams, and worked with Director Harvey Susser. Ericka was part of the 1980’s San Francisco Art Scene, performing solo in venues such as Club 9 and The Lab. During this era, she also worked as a topless dancer in high end clubs and delivered over 1,000 Strip-a-grams, including dancing for a Shriner’s convention, a skinhead party, and some really scary boys in San Lorenzo. In 2007, she began working with acclaimed comic/director W. Kamau Bell, writing and performing two solo shows, “Sh*t Happens,” and “Me, Me, Me” at StageWerx and Solohouse. She is currently developing and workshopping elements of her full-length solo show, “A Widow’s To-Do List.” Who knew that Love and Death came with a side order of So-Much-to-Do?

Scott Russell Duncan is a lingerer and a lurker that gets called “Freak-magnet” by friendsScott Russell who don’t understand it means them, too. Scott has seen a president eat enchiladas, escaped being held hostage by nuns, fled Mills College with an MFA, and made his lair in Oakland. Scott’s ancestors are Californio, Hispano, and Texian, so he’s half white guy and Mexican. His novel in progress is The Ramona Diary of SRD, a fictional travel diary reclaiming the mythology of Chicano California, which has much to do with a 19th century book named Ramona. His website is

THREE TIMES BAD is “a hot new string band born from the soundtrack to the critically3 X Bad acclaimed, transmedia novel “badbadbad” (Hood River News) by group leader Jesus Angel Garcia. Based in Oakland, they play “dirty American roots music” that’s both genre-defying and inclusive. THREE TIMES BAD performs in various configurations, from septet to duo, and often welcomes guest players on the stage. Tonight’s duo is led by unrepentant freak preacher/transmedia artist Jesus Angel Garcia (on acoustic guitar, banjo, and lead vocals), and French Gypsy fiddler St. Jean-Pierre Duboucheron.

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Conversation on The Lake – The Lake Merritt Oakland

January 22nd @ 3:30pmcal band
The Lake Merritt- Oakland
Conversations on The Lake
NEW! Music Series:
Marching Band Bonanza with Ryan Wilcox and the Cal Straw Hat Band

The marching band is a peculiarly American phenomenon. As well as holding a unique place in our national imagination and celebrations, marching bands have developed a surprisingly rich musical culture, history and artistry.

Join Ryan Wilcox to learn more about the wonderful world of marching bands from an insider’s perspective. (Ryan played with and directed the Cal Band for four years). You will learn about and view dazzling videos of all kinds of units, from military, to drum corps, to traditionally black colleges and more. Finally, this jubilant presentation will conclude with a BANG, as members of the Cal Marching Band will give a performance and participate in a Q&A session. DON’T MISS IT!
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Estate Planning: The Lake Merritt – Oakland

January 21st @ 6:00pm

The Lake Merritt – Oakland
Estate Planning: Making Your Wishes Come True
Scott Phipps, an Oakland-based California Licensed Professional Fiduciary, will give anscott phipps overview of the basic documents that people should consider in estate planning: power of attorney, the POLST form (Physicians Order for Life Sustaining Treatment), trusts, conservatorships, advanced care health directives and more. This is a great opportunity for those who have not yet begun this process, for some who are in the middle of it, or for others who just want a refresher.

By definition, a fiduciary is legally appointed and authorized to hold assets in trust for another person. The fiduciary manages the assets for the benefit of the other person rather than for his or her own profit. Many seniors chose to appoint a professional fiduciary to manage their estate rather than burden family or friends with a myriad of financial and legal matters.

Fiduciaries know the law, they are professional and regulated and they have solely your interests in mind. In some instances, family members are already so busy with careers and children that they might not be a good choice, or live too far away, or they do not have the appropriate skills. Occasionally there are emotionally-charged conflicts between family members about the right thing to do. Sometimes a senior outlives those they have designated to help them with their legal matters.

Have your questions ready as Scott has agreed to stay to answer them following his presentation.

Scott Phipps, began working as a private professional fiduciary in 2002, and earned a certificate in Professional Fiduciary Management from California State University at Fullerton. He is also a National Certified Guardian and has served on the board for the Center for Guardianship Certification. Scott is also a proud member of the Professional Fiduciary Association of California (PFAC) and has served as East Bay Chapter Representative, Northern California Regional Vice President and President.

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Institute on Aging Presents the 32nd Annual Dinner a la Heart – San Francisco

Institute on Aging Presents the 32nd Annual Dinner a la Heart – San Feancisco

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Uniting two of San Francisco’s Favorite Things: Good food and a Good Cause Since 1983!DALH-web-banner14

Enjoy an evening of dining at a selection of fine Bay Area restaurants. Treat yourself to an exclusive prix-fixe dinner. Prices range from $75 – $200 per person, including wine and coffee or tea. Proceeds from this event benefit the non-profit Institute on Aging, a neighborhood resource helping thousands of seniors remain independent and healthy in San Francisco, Marin, and the Peninsula. For reservations and additional information, call 415.750.3443.

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Institute on Aging Financial Elder Abuse Conference – San Francisco

Institute on Aging Financial Elder Abuse Conference – San Francisco

A day-long conference addressing Financial Elder Abuse as a key factor affecting the banner_etes IOAhealth and well-being of older adults.
Swindles, Scams and Schemes: Exposing the Elder Financial Abuse and Exploitation Epidemic:
January 23, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
UCSF Laurel Heights Campus, Auditorium
3333 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

8:00am Registration
9:00am – 5pm Conference
Lunch will be provided
Free parking available

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Age Strong Live Long – Concord

Age Strong Live Long – Concord

Health Expo
Saturday, February 28, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Concord Senior Center ~ 2727 Parkside Circle
Concord, CA 94519

Informational Presentations
Interactive Exercises
Health Screenings
Resources on Services and

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Avenidas Fourth Annual Financial Conference – Palo Alto

Avenidas Fourth Annual Financial Conference
“Boomer Bootcamp: Firming Up Your Financial Fitness ”
Saturday, February 7, 2015,9:30am to 4:00pm
Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Local Certified Financial Planner professionals will be offering free consultations during the conference. You may also sign up for a future phone appointment.

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