[SENIOR MOMENTS] Realizing a Livable Community

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times entitled, “Angelenos Take the Long View,” was encouraging for those of us who are wringing our hands over an uncertain future with a new White House...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Keeping Safe

No one is immune from falling. After all, when we were learning to walk, we did a lot of falling. However, the risk of falling is greater as you get older. According to the...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Voting for a Livable Community

There is angst about our upcoming general election, particularly relating to the choice of presidential candidates. However, in addition to that race, and the contests between other political candidates on the ballot, we in...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] A New Lexicon for a Livable Community

With the Mayor’s Executive Directive No. 17 and the proclamation that Los Angeles is part of the American Assoc. of Retired Persons (AARP) Network of Age-Friendly Communities, you might be wondering what features would...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Congress Can Agree Sometimes

In this political season, you might have concluded that Congress and the President can never agree on anything. But on April 19, 2016, President Obama signed Senate Bill 192, the reauthorization of the Older...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Increasing our Life Span

A research study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicated that the gap in life spans between the rich and the poor widened between 2001 and 2004. The conventional wisdom...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] A New Local Resource for Seniors

Saint Barnabas, a social service non-profit organization, is opening a satellite multipurpose center to serve older adults of Echo Park and surrounding communities on March 17th. The center is located at Sandra Cisneros Learning...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Help in Our Home

As I am entering my eighties, I keep thinking of the words, “Old age isn’t for sissies.” I realize that aging is a reality, and with time, I may not have the physical or...