Tag: aging in place

89-year-old San Rafael Senior Launches Business with Grandson

  Pearl Malkin might just be the San Francisco Bay Area’s next great entrepreneur. An 89-year-old senior in San Rafael, she began using a cane when she got vertigo. She was depressed just looking at her plain black cane. So this enterprising octogenarian got a hot glue gun, silk flowers and a pair of scissors…. Read more »

Nonagenarian Athletes Look Back on Medals of Olympic Past

This week, Engage As You Age is blogging about three elderly Olympic athletes, who deserve to be recognized for their athletic achievements. Check back tomorrow for another profile of one of the world’s oldest living Olympians—an 89-year-old track star!   In the glitz and glamour of the 2012 Olympic Games, it’s easy to forget that… Read more »

World’s Oldest Billionaire ‘Races’ to Engage

Today, Haefner is 100 years old and worth an estimated $8.3 billion and ranked 27th on the Forbes World’s Richest People list. Even without basic computer skills today, Haefner knew then that computers were the wave of the future and he latched on.
Haefner is a prime example of a person who engages as they age. Rather than retiring and resting on his laurels, Haefner has remained active in his retirement.

KPFA Makes Note of Upcoming Senior Care Panel

San Francisco Bay Area radio station KPFA, 94.1 on the FM dial, made note of the “Senior Care 101” panel discussion in San Rafael tonight, November 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm . The talk will be held at the San Rafael City Council Chambers. Remember, this is a great event and open to anyone that… Read more »

San Rafael Senior Care 101 Panel: Nov. 18th, 2010

The San Rafael City Hall Council Chambers is hosting a “Senior Care 101: Making Sense of Senior Services” panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 18th, 2010 from 6:30 till 8:30. The event is sponsored by the San Rafael Public Library and is a great opportunity for elders, seniors, baby boomers, caregivers, and anyone else interested in… Read more »

2011 Elders Prose and Poetry Contest

Do you live in an assisted living facility? Do you live in a nursing home? An independent-living retirement community? Do you go to adult day care or have homecare or a caregiver help you out so you can age in place as opposed to moving into a facility? Most importantly: do you consider yourself an… Read more »

At 88, Betty White becomes oldest SNL host

As if a 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actor’s Guild wasn’t enough, Betty White made a slam dunk on the May 8 episode of Saturday Night Live. Who better to star in a Mother’s Day-themed show than White, who turned 88 in January. White appeared in every sketch of the show. She never… Read more »

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