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Bay Area Radio Station Features Engage Founder

KHMB Half Moon Bay recently featured Engage As You Age’s founder on its weekly radio broadcast, Porch Talk, a radio show focused on healthy aging. Host Jeannine Clark interviewed Ben Lewis the KHMB studios January 20. The broadcast is available in its entirety on the station’s website. If you’ve ever wanted to know… The story… Read more »

Strictly Engaged – S.F. Philanthropist, Hellman, Dies at 77

Three months ago, you could find this septuagenarian on stage with his bluegrass band, or in the Presidio, running his daily dose of 16 miles. Sadly, Warren Hellman, founder of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival and the Bay Citizen, died Sunday evening from complications of leukemia, his family said. He was 77. Hellman was certainly on to something…. Read more »

Highway billboard celebrates 95 years for Lou Poletti

Ninety-five years is 34,698 days. Which is another way of saying that 95 years is an achievement. An achievement worthy of a billboard. On Highway 101 South, a billboard celebrates this very milestone, announcing Lou Poletti’s 95th birthday. Poletti started Poletti Realty, a South San Francisco family business founded in 1956. The full-sized billboard at… Read more »

Summitt Still On the Way Up: Coach Says Dementia Won’t Stop Her

One of college basketball’s best female coaches announced in August that she was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s — but that she would continue coaching in spite of the diagnosis. “I plan to continue to be your coach,” Pat Summitt said in a two-minute video statement released by the University of Tennessee’s athletic department. Summitt… Read more »

On the Train Again: Classes Teach Seniors Public Transportation

Three nonprofit groups in the Bay Area are collaborating to offer a Senior Travel Training Program, which is designed to teach older adults — those age 55 and older — how to use public transit, such as AC Transit, BART and city-specific shuttles such as Emeryville’s Emery-go-Round.

Sensor for Seniors No Substitute for Social Circle

Japanese inventors are developing a wearable sensor to improve the care of its nation’s seniors. The device is not yet ready for commercial use, but already senior caregivers in Japan are talking about the broad implications of the invention, which will be able to track a seniors’ movements with a built-in microphone, camera and motion… Read more »

Engage As You Age Continues to Engage Seniors

2010 was a great year for Engage As You Age. We’ve touched a lot of people’s lives in meaningful ways and provided meaningful employment for many San Francisco Bay Area residents. We’re excited about 2011 and look forward to working with many seniors throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. So if you know someone that… Read more »

Free Book Group for Marin County Seniors in Mill Valley

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE An Open Book in Old Age: Start-Up Partners with Berkeley Publisher to Offer Marin Seniors Specialized Book Group San Francisco, CA (December 14, 2010) — Marin seniors will soon have an opportunity to participate in a free book group tailored to their needs, interests and perspectives. Thanks to a partnership between the… Read more »

Senior Care 101 Competes Against World Series Game 5

About 3 months ago it did not look like the San Francisco Giants were going to make it to the playoffs (let alone the World Series!). Engage As You Age scheduled a panel discussion at the Larkspur Library for Monday, November 1st, 2010. We had no idea that Buster Posey would go on a tear… Read more »

Creativity: The Arts and Your Gray Matter

On Saturday, September 11th, San Francisco State University is hosting a fabulous event – Creativity: The Arts and Your Gray Matter. Engage As You Age is one of the events sponsors. Come by our booth and meet our founder Ben Lewis as well as one of our activity specialists. Octogenarian Jimmy Cobb will perform live… Read more »

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