Tag: assisted living facility

Occupy Goes Grey: As Seniors Demonstrate, Bank Shuts Down

With their wisdom and white hair, a group of elderly activists shut down a San Francisco Bank of America branch near Bernal Heights on Mission Street. Calling themselves “wild old women,” the group of 12 protesters ranged in age from 69 to 82. On Jan. 5, they traveled to the bank with their walkers and… Read more »

Australians Seek to Eradicate Social Isolation of Elderly

“Social isolation is equivalent to the health effects of smoking 15 cigarettes a day or consuming more than six alcoholic drinks daily,” says Univeristy of Adelaide Professor Andrew Beer. Because of this, Beer has begun a research study to find out how to end social isolation of seniors. Beer is determined to combat the pernicious… Read more »

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 »

Mae Laborde, 93 and begins an acting career, not homecare!

She stands two inches shy of five feet and didn’t begin acting professionally until she was 93. Mae Laborde isn’t looking to move into an assisted living facility or seeking homecare. Chances are that she is on the phone trying to track down her agent. At the age of 93, Mae Laborde became a professional… Read more »

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