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- July 5, 2019

Senior Focus

A NEW, LOCAL PLANET ... The senior services agency Avenidas this month inaugurates Senior Planet, an outpost of a New York City-based group that describes itself as a "tech-themed resource for people 60-plus who are living and aging with attitude." The group, which has a dedicated space inside agency's newly refurbished headquarters at 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto, will offer classes and resources on topics such as finance and technology tips for seniors, healthy aging, senior dating and sex, and senior travel. Classes on technology and finance begin this month, and the interests of members will determine future programs, said Senior Planet Regional Director Ryan Kawamoto. Membership is free. Tuition for a 10-week class that meets twice a week is $50. For more information, go to, or call Kawamoto at 650- 918-5570.

DOCUMENTARY ABOUT TOXINS ... "Stink!" a 2015 documentary exploring why toxins are legally hidden in some American consumer products, will be shown Monday, July 8, at 3 p.m. at the Channing House Auditorium, 850 Webster St., Palo Alto. The 91-minute film, directed by Jon J. Whelan and produced by Whelan and Krista Saponara, is part of the United Nations Association Film Festival. Free and open to the public.

LINE DANCING... Beginners are welcome and no partner is needed for a class on line dancing, offered most Tuesdays from July 9 to Sept. 10, 1-2:30 p.m. at Avenidas@Cubberley, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Line dancing exercises the brain and body while enhancing balance, according to instructors Sandy Hsu and Kent You. Music will include pop from around the world, classics and seasonal songs. Free. For more information, go to

CAREGIVING... Social work manager Paula Wolfson will speak on " the emotional work inherent within caregiving," on Saturday, Aug. 3. The event is part of a series called the Avenidas Care Partners Forum, featuring topics of interest to caregivers. The free event will be at Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center, 270 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 650-289-5400.

FILM FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER ... Oscar-nominated filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman of Menlo Park will screen three of her short documentaries, including "Shattering the Myth of Aging," on Wednesday, July 31, at Avenidas@450Bryant in Palo Alto. The screenings will be followed by a conversation with Fadiman moderated by Jasmina Bojic, director of Stanford's Camera As Witness program and founder of the United Nations Association Film Festival, which holds special screenings for seniors at Channing House and Avenidas. The event is a fundraiser for the United Nations Association Film Festival for Seniors, and a minimum donation of $60 is suggested. For more information, go to

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


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