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- September 6, 2019

Senior Focus

FRIENDLY TECH ... Senior Planet, which describes itself as a "tech-themed resource for people 60-plus who are living and aging with attitude," is offering a series of free basic-technology lectures in September and October. Topics include "Protecting Your Personal Information Online," on Wednesday, Sept. 11; "Mobile Health Apps," on Tuesday, Sept. 24, and Wednesday, Oct. 2; "Meetup," on Wednesday, Sept. 25, and Monday, Sept. 30; and "Money Matters," on Friday, Sept. 27, and Thursday, Oct. 3. Sessions will be held in Senior Planet's dedicated space inside Avenidas at 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Space is limited. For more information or to register, go to

NEW CHOIR ... Avenidas, in partnership with the Community School of Music and Arts, has started a choir. Under the direction of Michael Strelo-Smith, singers will go through 10 weeks of classes, culminating in a performance at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View on Friday, Nov. 15. The choir is almost full so interested people are encouraged to register immediately. No previous choir experience is necessary. Mondays, Sept. 9 to Nov. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. $25. To register, go to or call 650 289-5400.

IS MEAT SUSTAINABLE? ... Isabelle Cnudde, founder of the nonprofit Clorofil, aimed at educating people about the impacts of animal agriculture, will discuss the commercial beef, pork, chicken and fish industries, food labeling, legislation and policies at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The talk will be 1-2:30 p.m. in Room E-104. $15. No advance registration required. The event is part of the JCC's Community Tuesdays series. For more information, contact Michelle Rosengaus at 650-223-8616 or

DEATH CAFE... Mission Hospice will sponsor a "death cafe" on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center, 270 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Death cafes offer people a chance to share their thoughts and questions about death in a supportive and safe environment. There is no agenda and Mission Hospice describes the death cafe as "a discussion group, not a support group or counseling session." Tea and snacks will be served. 3-5 p.m. To register, go to or contact Susan Barber at 650-532-2396. For more information about the event, contact Susan Lam at Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center at 650 289-5481.

TAI CHI Q&A ... Tai Chi Master Ching Lee will discuss principles and concepts of the ancient Chinese practice and answer questions in a free presentation Monday, Sept. 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Avenidas@Cubberley, 4000 Middlefield Road, Building I-2, Palo Alto. The presentation will be in Chinese and English. Pre-registration required. Call 650-289-5409.

CAREGIVER CONFERENCE ... Geriatrician Mehrdad Ayati will be the keynote speaker at the Avenidas "2019 Caregiver Conference" on Saturday, Sept. 28. The annual, all-day conference offers workshops, resources and information for people concerned about an aging loved one. It will be held at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Lunch included in price of registration. For details, go to

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


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