Posted May. 5, 2013, 8:53 am
Rickets used to be a fairly common childhood disease due to vitamin-D deficiency and lack of sunlight exposure. It led to bone deformity, including bowed legs that are seen in some older people today.
Posted May. 5, 2013, 8:49 am
With each generation, medical breakthroughs have helped people live longer. But quality of life is one of the most important issues most people face today.
Posted May. 5, 2013, 8:46 am
Tax time has just passed. For many people, that’s a time to take stock of finances and to start planning for the future. That should include plans in case you or a family member needs long-term care. It’s a tough topic. But if you plan ahead, you’re more likely to get the kind of care you want. Here are some questions and answers to help you jump-start the process.
Posted Apr. 17, 2013, 9:28 am
Grace Cheng Braun joined WISE Senior Services in July 2005 as the organization’s President and CEO. The 42-year-old organization merged with Center for Healthy Aging in November 2007 to become WISE & Healthy Aging.
Posted Apr. 14, 2013, 8:59 am
May is designated “National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month” to highlight the importance of maintaining strong, healthy bones. But any month is a good time to think about bone health and osteoporosis.
Posted Apr. 12, 2013, 9:22 am
WISE & Healthy Aging and the City of Santa Monica are sponsoring the Westside’s largest older adult expo this Saturday, April 13 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Posted Apr. 8, 2013, 9:15 am
In accordance with the Senior Exemption provision of the Measure R Parcel Tax for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, the 2013-14 forms are being mailed and are due to be returned/postmarked by June 30, 2013.
Posted Mar. 31, 2013, 6:00 am
Today, getting older isn’t about looking back. It’s about moving forward and embracing healthy habits to prepare for what lies ahead. But, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the risk of chronic disease increases significantly with age. In fact, adults 50 and older have a 70 percent chance of developing at least one chronic condition.1
Posted Feb. 10, 2013, 8:59 am
Like many people, as you grow older one of your concerns may be about forgetfulness. You may not recall where you put things and there’s that nagging worry that your mental capacity may not be what it was when you were younger.
Posted Feb. 8, 2013, 8:16 am
For Gloria Keeling, the day personal trainers are banned from holding large fitness classes in Palisades Park can’t come quick enough.
Posted Jan. 27, 2013, 9:00 am
The Fall 2012 issue of “Writings from Emeritus” is a collection of compelling short memoirs from Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College for ...
Posted Jan. 13, 2013, 9:09 am
Weight loss is typically a top New Year’s resolution. We want to get into good shape to fit into nice clothes and feel and look our best. It is well known that a better diet and exercise help us lose weight and fend off diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Posted Jan. 13, 2013, 9:03 am
When January rolls around, many Americans make one or more New Year’s resolutions. Over a third of adults plan to quit smoking, lose weight, get out of debt, stop forgetting stuff, and make other lifestyle changes.
Posted Jan. 6, 2013, 6:00 am
You’ve probably heard expressions like “60 is the new 40.” The truth is actually that anyone can be 68 going on 50. All you need is a motivational mindset. Then you, too, can start counting the calendar backwards at each birthday.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012, 9:03 am
The meaning of the 2012 election results will probably be debated for months, if not years. But a few things are clear: nearly everyone agrees that President Obama’s reelection means that the Affordable Care Act – the 2010 health care law sometimes called Obamacare – will stay in place. And for people with Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, especially those who use a lot of prescription drugs, that’s good news.
Posted Dec. 15, 2012, 10:00 pm
Every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., Brian Hamill masterfully steps into a full class at the Santa Monica Senior Recreation Center and greets his devoted older adult students ready to begin their comedy improv class.
Posted Dec. 15, 2012, 10:00 pm
Many people find the holidays a delightful, upbeat time of year. But for others, the holidays – that time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s – can be a lonely, stressful time of year. Feelings of sadness, low energy, and wistfulness can be hard to cope with, particularly if you’ve lost a family member or friend at this time of year.
Posted Dec. 15, 2012, 10:00 pm
The CLARE Foundation opened a new facility for its Women’s Treatment Program Thursday at 844 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica.
Posted Nov. 16, 2012, 12:39 am
Edgemar Center for the Arts announces the return of an event that will inspire and connect: "Defining Moments, An Evening of Storytelling with Elders from our Community." Join the center this Saturday, Nov. 17 for a free evening of compassionate listening and witness one of our most precious “natural resources” tell it like it is.
Posted Nov. 11, 2012, 1:07 am
If you’ve ever watched ABC’s hit TV show “Dancing with the Stars,” then you know that dancing is hard work. Dance has long been known as being an excellent way to stay physically fit.
Posted Nov. 4, 2012, 1:08 am
November has been designated “National Hospice and Palliative Care Month” to bring awareness to hospice and palliative care. When I am the hospital’s palliative care consultant, physicians frequently ask me to visit their patients. When I introduce myself at bedside, patients and relatives often ask, “What is palliative care?” and “How does it differ from hospice?” Here’s how I explain the differences.
Posted Nov. 4, 2012, 1:06 am
We’ve all heard of athletes who train for years before reaching their goal of winning a big competition, but have you heard of people who actively enhance their ability to remember and learn with innovative brain boosting strategies?
Posted Oct. 17, 2012, 2:16 am
WISE & Healthy Aging has been awarded two federal grants from the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS). The first is a renewal of a previous grant called RSVP which provides personalized volunteer placement for volunteers, age 55-plus, with a partner organization on the Westside.
Posted Oct. 10, 2012, 1:50 am
Santa Monica Family YMCA presents Advance Healthcare Directives from 3-4:30 p.m. today, Oct. 10. Robert Ashley, MD, UCLA family medicine physician will discuss end-of-life care how to choose a durable power of attorney for healthcare and how to make choices about the direction of your healthcare.
Posted Sep. 25, 2012, 3:14 am
The Southern California offices of Home Instead Senior Care, Stroke Association of SoCal, and the LA Caregiver Resource Center invite Santa Monica residents to nominate a worthy caregiver to receive a free cruise for two on Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas.