[SENIOR MOMENTS] Making Los Angeles Streets Safer for All

Recently, I joined a walking group to meet with Mary Rodriguez, Field Deputy for City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell. Our objective was to identify the need for safety improvements for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. We...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Advance Planning

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Advance Planning

At a recent presentation at the Griffith Park Adult Community Club, Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks and Mortuaries staff used the term “advance planning.” It makes sense to think ahead for one’s funeral plans, but it...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Aging in Place

There is a term that is used to express the ideal that people, as they are aging, should have the opportunity to remain in their homes as long as possible. It’s called, “Aging in...

[senior moments] City Council Elections: If I Had the Candidates’ Ears

While there are many candidate forums, debates and caucuses planned for voters to get their own read on the candidates, as someone who has been around now for a while, my questions of the candidates might be different than most. I’d like to hear candidate responses on their disaster response plans and if they take into consideration those who are most vulnerable, such as older persons? Or, how would each candidate, if elected, facilitate the construction of affordable housing and services for the older population needing assistance and shelter?

[Senior Moments] About That Word “Senior”

A friend of mine forwarded me a You Tube video clip of Fritz Coleman, the KNBC weathercaster, speaking at a conference on aging in Pasadena. He made fun of the aging process and how...