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- June 4, 2021

Senior Focus

BUILDING A SUPPORT SYSTEM ... Avenidas Village, a fee-based network for older adults that offers practical help, resources and social connections will hold Zoom coffee chats for prospective members Tuesday, June 8,Thursday, June 17, and Wednesday, June 30. All sessions will be at 10 a.m. To learn more, go to To register, email [email protected]

RETIREMENT PLANNING ... Retirement coach Lyn Christenson will present a free, online workshop on non-financial aspects of retirement planning on Monday, June 14, at 1:30 p.m. To register for Zoom link, email [email protected] For more about Christenson, go to

CONDOR RESTORATION... Researchers and biologists Chris West and Tiana Williams-Claussen will discuss their work in restoring California condors to the Pacific Northwest in a free Zoom presentation Tuesday, June 15, at 1 p.m. The two will discuss California condor biology, declines and efforts to recover the species from near-extinction as well as the outlook for overall recovery of the species. The talk is part of the "Community Conversations" series of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center.To register, email Michelle Rosengaus at [email protected]

HELP FOR CAREGIVERS... Hospice physician Ellen Brown and caregiving researcher and consultant Rita Ghatak will discuss caring for someone with dementia and preserving brain health in a free Zoom presentation Wednesday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is part of an ongoing forum for caregivers organized by Avenidas social work manager Paula Wolfson, who will moderate. To register for zoom link, go to and click on the registration link, or call 650 289-5400.

FILM ON CAREGIVING... Mission Hospice & Homecare will present a free, online screening of the 2021 documentary " Caregiver, a Love Story," on Thursday, June 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The film, co-directed and co-produced by palliative care physician Jessica Zitter, profiles what happens when 59-year-old Bambi decides to forgo further cancer treatment and die at home and her husband, Rick, leaves his job to become her primary caregiver. For the Zoom link, go to and click on "events calendar."

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


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