"Our 20th Wedding Anniversary Shifted From a Nightmare Into Paradise"
By Rica Ruiz

My husband, Rob, and I set off for Antigua in March to celebrate our 20th anniversary with dreams of turquoise waters and balmy breezes. Little did we know, the island had other plans.

"Who Wants To Live Forever?
--Matt Reynolds, Wired

Jean-Marie Robine is not impressed by your centenarian grandma.

Sure, she’s sprightly for her age, but how unusual is making it to 100, really?

And what are the secrets to living a long, healthy life?

"Chillin' Out In London"
By Don Mankin, Travel writer

I lie on my back on the cool grass, the sound of quacking ducks and raucous frisbee players wafting my way on the soft breeze drifting across the meadow.

Sheer bliss! A welcome respite from the crowds cramming Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral.

We had already visited the most popular tourist destinations in London and were looking for something different, something calming that would refresh my lagging spirits.


"How We Helped Jim & Kris Start a New Life"
By Patricia Hontalas,
Realtor/ Real Estate Planner

"We’d like for you to meet our clients, Jim & Kris.

We were introduced from one of our assisted living community partners and they were unsure of their options.

How could they afford assisted living and the daunting task of getting moved in."

It was very overwhelming!


"How Much Money
Is Enough?"

By Evelyn Preston, Money Lady

“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a big ship.”
--Benjamin Franklin

This and similar quotes equal financial planning in the proverbial nutshell.

And I’ll add close-to-home “advice.”

“You have plenty of money, mother; you’ve saved for years,” says one son. “You’ll be fine.”

“You don’t have as much you think, Mom,” says another; “better watch what you spend.”

My daughter hopes I’ll blow it all…on myself!


By Larry Hayes, A050 publisher

"Why Am I Homeless And Living In My Car?"

I recently reconnected with an old business friend and was shocked to discover that he's now homeless, living in his car at the age of 75.

This friend, a San Jose University graduate, was my graphic designer for over a decade and successfully ran his own graphic design business for 20 years.

What happened?


"Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is"
By Karen Zamel

I’ve always considered myself a rescue person–formally or informally.

From a young age, I brought home stray kittens to an allergic mom.

From the moment I got married and had a house, we adopted cats from rescues.

When my crazy career made way for a personal life, I went to an animal welfare conference to learn how I could help save lives and connect with a local organization.

As a result, I became involved with San Jose Animal Advocates and Silicon Valley Pet Project (SVPP).

Get Active And Enjoy The Great Outdoors

This month is the perfect time to prioritize your health and well-being by spending time outdoors.

Being outside can provide a much-needed break from daily stressors and improve your mood.

Take up outdoor hobbies like hiking, biking or gardening to rejuvenate your mind and body.

Spending time in nature can reduce stress and boost your overall well-being.

To learn more, call
Physicians Medical Group of San Jose. 1.408.937.3600 pmgmd.com.

Afraid Of Losing
Your Marbles?

French Professor Bruno Dubois,  says don't worry about it.

"If anyone is aware of their memory problems, they do not have Alzheimer's."

After 60 years, most people have
"anosognosia" or temporary forgetfulness.

It is not a disease but rather a characteristic due to the passage of years.


Time Does Not
Stand Still

Life is a task that we do ourselves every day.

When you look... it's already six in the afternoon; when you look...it's already Friday.

When one looks...the month is over; when one looks...the year is over; when one looks...50, 60, 70 and 80 years have passed!

When you look...we no longer know where our friends are. When you look...we lost the love of our life and now, it's too late to go back.

Do not stop doing something you like due to lack of time.

--Author unknown


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Don't Forget To Ask For a Senior Discount!

You're leaving money on the table by not taking advantage of senior discounts. Just ask! You can save up to 20%.
Partial list
• Denny’s and IHOP offer a 55-plus menu with discounted prices

• Kohl’s offers a senior discount
of 15% every Wednesday

• Marriott offers a 15% discount or more to those 62 and older on stays at participating locations

• Best Western gives older Americans 15% off when booking reservations

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