May 14, 2016

The Senior Olympics

As the world prepares for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this summer, we'd like to give a nod to the National Senior Games Association (NSGA).

"The NSGA is a 501(c)3, non-profit, corporation dedicated to promoting healthy and active lifestyles for athletes age 50 and over. A recognized multi-sport organization of the United States Olympic Committee, the NSGA is comprised of 49 Member Organizations and 2 Associate Member Organizations who conduct state or national multi-sport competitions, which serve as qualifiers for the National Senior Games."

The California Senior Games will be held soon!
May 27-June 26, 2016 in Pasadena, CA.

The National Senior Games will be held next summer:
June 2-15, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama.


You can follow the links for more information, plus tips on getting moving, staying moving, and more.

February 27, 2016

Remember to Keep Moving!

What's the secret to still dancing through life at 106 years old?  According to Virginia McLaurin: "Just keep movin!"

Ms. McLaurin was overjoyed to meet the President and First Lady at the White House last week to celebrate Black History Month, and she filled everyone around her with joy as well. Her mobility and positivity are an inspiration, and we hope everyone out there is also reminded and encouraged to keep moving!!



You can read more about this story by clicking here.

February 13, 2016

Workshop: Advance Directives for Healthcare


Workshop to create your Advance Directive for Healthcare
Monday, 02/22/2016  -AND-  Monday, 02/29/2016
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Jewish Family & Children's Services
2150 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94115

Cost: $20.00 for members and non-members
Contact: Janice Wallace 
Email: eldercoach@sbcglobal.net

Join the Solo Aging Special Interest Group and the Seniors at Home program of the JFCS for “It’s About How You L.I.V.E” workshop to learn about and create your Advanced Directive for Healthcare. 

This will be a two-part workshop. Sessions will be led by Redwing Keyssar, RN, Director of the Palliative Care Program at Seniors At Home, a division of JFCS, and Gwen Harris, MA, care manager. 

Session 1

  • Overview of healthcare advocacy and how to make healthcare decisions for yourself as you age
  • Learn about palliative care
  • Learn about the different types of advance directives
Session 2
  • Hands on guidance and assistance in creating, completing or revising an Advance Directive for Healthcare
  • You will understand the difference between the various advance care planning documents
  • A notary will be available to notarize documents without charge

January 1, 2016

It's 2016!

A Better Choice Home Care Agency wishes you and your loved ones a happy and safe New Year!




December 5, 2015

Easton Home recreates the past to help Alzheimers patients retrieve memories

by Michael Rubinkam for The Morning Call


"As soon as they walk in, they become comfortable … and it just takes them back to a place that they're familiar with," said Jennifer Woolley, community life coordinator. "They can talk about their stories and share their experiences, so you're just walking into the past, and they love it."




Nursing homes and assisted living facilities increasingly use sight, sound and other sensory cues to stimulate memory and provide a touch of the familiar for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia — part of a broader shift toward specialized memory units that care for this large and growing segment of the population. About 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer's, a number expected to rise dramatically as Baby Boomers age.

To read more, please follow this link for the full article.