Upcoming Events: Grownups

Mon 2/8

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Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.

Date: Mon, February 08, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM

This regular discussion group explores new and emerging solutions to the challenges of growing older. Not only will we be uncovering interesting new products at the intersection of aging and technology, we also will be conducting a series of ongoing deep-dive discussions into topics such as brain health, apps for seniors, hearing and wearables for seniors. The results of our discussions will be shared with a larger community of older adults interested in improving their quality of life through our partner in this initiative, Tech-enhanced Life, PBC. The discussions will be facilitated by Dr. Richard Caro, whom many of you have heard speak at prior Grownups forum events.

Wed 2/10

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A Guide to Retirement Living Alternatives

Date: Wed, February 10, 2016
Time: 5:15 PM

Candiece Milford, MFA
John W. Milford, MHA, M. Div

The speakers will survey the retirement living options available in the Bay Area, from living at home to choosing a communal living option. Learn the key decision points in comparing rental, equity-based options, entry-fee communities, and assisted living. A spreadsheet answering frequently asked questions will be provided. Subsidized housing options are not included in this program.

Mon 3/14

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Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.

Date: Mon, March 14, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM

This regular discussion group explores new and emerging solutions to the challenges of growing older. Not only will we be uncovering interesting new products at the intersection of aging and technology, we also will be conducting a series of ongoing deep-dive discussions into topics such as brain health, apps for seniors, hearing and wearables for seniors. The results of our discussions will be shared with a larger community of older adults interested in improving their quality of life through our partner in this initiative, Tech-enhanced Life, PBC. The discussions will be facilitated by Dr. Richard Caro, whom many of you have heard speak at prior Grownups forum events.

Wed 3/23

The Missing Kennedy

Date: Wed, March 23, 2016
Time: 5:15 PM

Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff, The New York Times Bestselling Author

Koehler-Pentacoff shares Rosemary Kennedy's tragic story about being lobotomized at 23 and being sent away to live the rest of her years at a convent. Rosemary's story is interwoven with the author's own personal tale in the new book The Missing Kennedy. A New York Times bestselling author, Elizabeth is the niece of the nun who took care of Rosemary Kennedy for 35 years. The inspiration behind The Special Olympics and The Best Buddies program, Rosemary led a very meaningful life because of how her family responded to her misfortune. Koehler-Pentacoff will share the impact Rosemary had on her life and the life of so many others.