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Joyce Hanna-Smith, 80

Associate Director of the Health Improvement Program (HIP) at Stanford School of Medicine

Founder of the “Living Strong, Living Well” cancer survivor
program. Designed for adult cancer patients who have become de-conditioned or fatigued from their treatment and/or disease.

A Stanford program, it’s free to participants in 13 Y’s from San Jose to San Francisco. Over 1,800 cancer patients have gone through the 12 week program

Biggest challenge facing older women?

“There are many but I think avoiding “saropenia” (loss of muscle mass) is the big one. I’d like to see every woman over 40 doing some kind of resistance training. It helps.” Read More

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San Francisco Bay Area “Housing & Resource” Guide

“Housing” is one of the most pressing concerns facing seniors today, especially for those living in the Bay Area—one of the most expensive places to live in the United States.

The purpose of the “Housing & Resource” Guide is to give seniors an overview of housing options available in the Bay Area. From mobile homes to independent apartments to assisted living to continuing care retirement (CCRC) to cohousing.

The Housing Guide includes the following articles:

Boomers Changing Senior Communities
Planning Your Next Move
Active Adult Communities
Independent Living vs. Senior Apartments
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)
Assisted Living/Memory Care
Skilled Nursing Homes
Senior Housing Options
Cohousing, Golden Girls & AirBnB
Ask Larry: Time to Move?
Aging in Place

Boomers are changing the landscape of senior living communities and are the future residents. To attract boomers, senior living communities are undergoing major makeovers, spending millions of dollars in the process.

“New buildings, complete remodeling, expanding memory care, adding more rooms to existing units, tearing down walls to accommodate larger living space—these are some of the things being done to attract immediate and future residents,"
Judy Jackson said, director of sales and marketing at Sunny View, Cupertino, CA.

Whatever you’re looking for in senior living—from active adult communities to assisted living to continuing care retirement (CCRC) to cohousing, it’s available in the Bay Area. Read More

Recent Book Releases

"What To Do With Your Stuff?"
By Lois Tager

A guide to decisions about personal possessions and life choices. Self describing book that details the storing, assigning, allocating, organizing or even disposing of all your possessions. This book will encourage you to start the process of making important decisions easily and avoiding conflicts. To order, go to: 408.356.9200

"Second Wind"
Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life by Dr. Bill Thomas.

How do you know that you are outgrowing adulthood?

When you begin to feel that the life you have been living is out of balance; when the need to perform, to hurry and to acquire is no longer compelling. It¹s like the moment when your favorite tennis shoes start to give you blisters. The way you¹ve been living your adult life doesn¹t  fulfill you anymore.

Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative thinkers in medicine, explains that a new life phase is beginning to emerge within our society. When the Baby Boom Generation came of age in the 1960s and 1970s, they jump-started a cultural revolution that shaped today¹s society. Now, many feel they are living a  life of frenzied disharmony. This out-of-balance feeling is a signal that you are ready for your second coming of age, your life beyond Adulthood--"Elderhood."