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- January 1, 2016

Senior Focus

SING IN THE NEW YEAR ... The Moldaw Singers, a senior singing group made up of residents of the Moldaw Residences at the Oshman Family JCC, invites the public to its free winter concert with an international theme. Titled "Around the World in Eight Languages," the concert will take place Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Moldaw Residences, 899 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. The concert will feature solos and accompaniments by the full chorus as well as instrumental performances by a pianist and clarinetist and opportunities for audience participation. For more details and to RSVP, call 650-433-3629.

EFFICIENCY AND COMFORT ... Palo Alto's "Home Efficiency Genie" Scott Mellberg will discuss how residents can reduce their energy and water consumption while making their homes more comfortable in a free presentation on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2:30-4 p.m., at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Mellberg will discuss the hows and whys of home energy efficiency, and provide useful tips on how residents can improve their homes' performance.

MANAGING CHRONIC CONDITIONS ... Representatives from Stanford Health Care's Aging Adult Services Program will hold a free, six-session workshop titled "Better Choices, Better Health: Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program." The workshops will be on Thursdays, 1-3:30 p.m., from Jan. 21 to Feb. 25 at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Topics will include techniques to deal with fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercises for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance; appropriate use of medications; communication techniques; and how to evaluate new treatments. Each participant will receive a copy of the companion book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" and an audio relaxation CD, "Relaxation for Mind and Body." Space is limited. Call 650-289-5400 to register. Caregivers are also invited to register and attend.

Items for Senior Focus may be emailed to Palo Alto Weekly Contributing Writer Chris Kenrick at


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