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When to get on a Retirement Community wait list

If you are considering moving into a retirement community, one of the things you need to be aware of is how the wait list works. If a community has no waiting list...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by MFB, on Sep 14, 2017 at 1:45 pm | 4 comments | 8080 Views

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How I decided not to wait for my first heart attack before changing my relationship with food.

When my old doctor at PAMF 2 ½ years ago congratulated me for crossing over into the obese category it finally hit home. What the heck was I doing to myself? I...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Severin @ the Y, on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:01 am | 4 comments | 14289 Views

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Participation Trophy Discussion Continues...

Today's NYT has on opinion piece which argues against those who argue that our kids are coddled with, among other things, participation trophies:

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 4, 2014
Last comment by Awards for Effort, on Dec 7, 2014 at 8:25 am |
4 comments | 29114 Views

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"Aging in Place" - Never Liked the Term

As we get older (and trade years for wisdom), the senior marketplace likes to employ the term "Aging in Place" for people who wish to stay in their home...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Mar. 24, 2016
Last comment by shaggy1991, on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:52 am | 4 comments | 5616 Views

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Avenidas' Boomer University Event Sat 4/2 at Mitchell Park Community Center

Avenidas senior center, in recognition that many of their future members (and some current ones) are of the Baby Boomer persuasion, is having what looks like a great...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Apr 11, 2016 at 8:24 am | 4 comments | 4791 Views

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Senior Focus: ?I?m 75/80 years old, my house is too much for me. Should I stay or should I go..??

Working with seniors, I come across folks on a daily basis who are asking this question. Their knowledge of local senior retirement options varies from thinking...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by jardins, on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm | 4 comments | 20891 Views

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Health Care Conundrum: Solved

In all the discussion about the new health care law, government websites that can't handle the rush of applicants, soaring costs, Obama this, Obama that, universal...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Jan 1, 2014 at 1:48 pm | 4 comments | 5999 Views

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Kaiser?s Sugar & Artificial Sweetener Challenge: Doesn?t go Far Enough

As a Kaiser member, I recently received an email promoting their Sugar & Artificial Sweetener Challenge, which looks like a great idea for a program. Here's the...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Worked for me, on Mar 20, 2015 at 10:20 am | 4 comments | 6950 Views

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FREE Stanford Course Explores the Design, Development, and Use of Assistive Technology - Seniors Welcome

Perspectives in Assistive Technology is a Winter Quarter Stanford course - now starting its eleventh year - that explores the design, development, and use...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Oct 21, 2016 at 8:12 pm | 4 comments | 9226 Views

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"A Wendy’s With No Burgers as Meat Production Is Hit"

That headline is from a NYTimes article published today May 5, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/05/business/coronavirus-meat-shortages.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Lets not not, on May 11, 2020 at 2:54 pm | 4 comments | 3374 Views

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Help a Veteran today, beyond just thanking them for their service

The Aid and Attendance benefit is a little-publicized Veterans Administration program. This program allows for a monetary benefit to assist eligible wartime Veterans,...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Jul 25, 2017 at 6:21 pm | 4 comments | 5705 Views

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A Few "Tips" for Christmas Eve 12/24

1) Free coffee today at Peets 2) It's OK to tip your UBER driver, even if the rider app does not give you the option. He/she will take cash. When you pencil it...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Dec. 24, 2016
Last comment by Mark Good, on Dec 28, 2016 at 2:55 am | 3 comments | 4517 Views

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NO MEAT ATHLETE Workout/Running Group

For those who might be interested, Matt Frazier has initiated local chapters of the No Meat Athlete Running Club which is a fitness/running/social club for plant-based...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Nov 5, 2014 at 8:56 am | 3 comments | 6144 Views

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Eating v. Exercise: Food Always Wins

I like this chart from Dave Smith's "Make Your Body Work" blog. There is also a crazy video on it that proves you can't exercise yourself away from...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Feb. 25, 2015
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Feb 26, 2015 at 3:51 pm | 3 comments | 7873 Views

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SENIOR FOCUS: It's Never Too Late...To Ask for Help from Your Kids

I met a woman who lost her husband a number of years ago and took her on a tour of the retirement community where I work. She loved everything about it: the people...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 24, 2015
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Jun 30, 2015 at 3:48 pm | 3 comments | 6903 Views

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SENIOR FOCUS: 5 Things to Understand When Considering a Retirement Community

1) We are healthy and fine today, but what exactly happens after we move into Independent Living (IL) and one of us needs care? Can we remain in our IL apt and have...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 1, 2015
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Nov 7, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 3 comments | 5047 Views

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Senior Focus: Working with a downsizer/move manager to achieve your goals

When it comes to their personal lives and houses, most folks like to go it alone as much as they can. As we age, “going it alone” can become more of...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Thanks for the blog!, on Nov 14, 2015 at 12:56 pm | 3 comments | 5598 Views

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The medicine ball ? My new best friend

From Wikipedia: A medicine ball (also known as an exercise ball, a med ball, or a fitness ball) is a weighted ball roughly the diameter of the shoulders (approx....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Dec. 7, 2013
Last comment by Steven, on Sep 22, 2014 at 12:40 pm | 3 comments | 7911 Views

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A Checkbox at the Hospital that can Start Costing You Thousands 3 Days Later

Every 6-9 months the NYTimes runs either a front page or Health section article about hospitals placing you "under observation" vs admitting you when you...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Sep. 4, 2017
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Sep 7, 2017 at 6:04 pm | 3 comments | 4332 Views

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Sugary Drink and Foods Could Contain Warning Labels

San Francisco lawmakers unanimously voted in early July 2015 to put warning labels on all advertisements for sugary beverages in the city. This would have been the...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 23, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Nov 26, 2015 at 9:12 pm | 3 comments | 4990 Views
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