Born to Age Spring 2022

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A Directory of Services for Older Adults

Peninsula Edition

From the Publisher … Dear Readers, Spring is not only a time of renewal but also a time to plan for the future. In our Indexes, Born to Age offers a comprehensive directory of reliable resources, whether you need solutions for yourself or a loved one. In addition to our helpful listings, this issue features articles on an explanation of the different types of assisted living communities, after-life planning, and activities and events to visit in our community. Born to Age Peninsula offers something for every reader, whether you are a senior making your own plans, a family caregiver, or an industry professional. We hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to hearing from you. We also welcome your feedback on our featured articles and invite you to share your services and experience for future articles. Please contact me at Sincerely,

P.O. Box 5402, San Mateo, CA 94402 (650) 504-8549, Fax (650) 358-9254 Publisher ...............Annamarie Buonocore Managing Editor ...........Vickie Buonocore Designer/Editor ..... Third Avenue Graphics Columnist ............................. Eva Barrows Advertising Sales ..Annamarie Buonocore Business matters, advertising and editorial concerns should be addressed to Born to Age, P.O. Box 5402, San Mateo, Calif. 94402 or by calling (650) 504-8549, fax (650) 358-9254. Born to Age Peninsula is not responsible for any action taken by any person as a result of reading any part of any issue. The pieces are written for information, entertainment and suggestion – not recommendation. The pursuit of making healthcare decisions or any action reflected by this magazine is the responsibility of the individual and not of this magazine, its staff or contributors. Opinions expressed are those of the individual author and not necessarily those of Born to Age. The publisher reserves the right to edit and rewrite, as necessary, all copy submitted for publication. All editorial and advertising matter in this edition is copyrighted. Reproduction in any way is strictly prohibited without written permission of the publisher. ©2022 InFlight Publishing





On the Cover: Photo courtesy of Senior Care Authority, which provides senior living and care solutions for you and your loved ones. For free consultations, seven days a week, at one of its local offices on the Peninsula, contact Annamarie Buonocore at 650-504-8549 or

Planning Index Activities ....................................... 4 Advance Directive for Health Care Affordable Housing Resources Attorneys ................................4 & 5 Care/Management Planning ......... 5 Certified Senior Advisers/ Placement Agents Congregate Meals (Contact each location for information about its programs) Conservators/Trustees Consumer Advocacy Services Counseling Services ..................... 6 Driving Courses Education Emergency Preparedness Estate & Financial Planning Services Fall Prevention Food Pantry ............................6 & 7 Home Energy Assistance ............. 7 Home Improvement Home Rehabilitation Loan Program Home Sharing Home Counseling Independent Living Information & Assistance Insurance Counseling Legal Services .............................. 8 Long-Term Care Insurance Counseling Long-Term Care/Medical Planning Market Days Real Estate Reverse Mortgage

Senior Centers Senior Government

Quality of Life Adult Day Health Care ………… 10 Adult Protective Services Alzheimer’s Referral & Education Assisted Living – Board & Care Assisted Living – Communities Assisted Living — Complaints Assisted Living: Alzheimer’s/ Dementia/Memory Care Caregiver Resources & Support Caregivers ………………… 10 & 11 Caregiver Training Services … 11 Chiropractic Care Chore Services Dental Care Dinner Delivery Program Disaster Assistance Elder Advocacy Family Caregiver Support Services Friendly Visitors Guide Dogs/Service Animals Health & Medical Supplies 11 & 12 Hearing Aids …………………… 12 Home Health Care Services Home-Delivered/Congregate Meal Locations In-Home Supportive Services Medical Transportation Membership Services Mental Health Nursing Home Complaints/ Litigation Nursing Homes Palliative Care …………… 12 & 13

Pharmacies …………………… 13 Physical Therapists Placement Services Recycled Health & Medical Supplies Respite Care Shopping/Errand Services Support Groups Telephone Reassurance Transportation & Escort Services Veterans Services Visually Impaired Services Wheelchairs Wound Care

Final Wishes Body & Organ Donation ……… 14 Burial Cremation & Funeral Services Grief Support Groups Hospice/Palliative Care Trust/Probate Administration A NOTE TO OUR READERS …

We welcome articles from our advertisers and readers for seniors or their families. All submissions will be considered, based on relevancy and space availability. Efforts are made to ensure that all entries are current at the time of printing. Please call the listing you’re interested in for up-to-date information. Submit articles or questions, including any corrections or updated information, to: Born to Age Peninsula 650-358-9908

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Choosing The Right Facility For Long-Term Care Aging can bring many challenges. It’s not unusual for seniors to experience reduced mobility, memory difficulties, or health issues that require a living environment that includes support with daily activities San Mateo County is a popular retirement destination that offers many long-term care options. The challenge is choosing the right one for the care needed. Senior Care Authority is a placement agency that can help you determine the level of care needed, as well as assist in finding the ideal facility that fits those needs. It can also help locate other resources. SCA offers the following helpful tips and resources. Assisted Living vs. Nursing Homes or Memory Care Assisted living facilities are aimed at seniors who are reasonably mobile and generally in good health. The accommodations allow seniors to live independently, while accessing personal care assistance, meal service, and other day-to-day support, as needed. Memory care communities are similar but have more calming and structured environments. They offer enhanced supervision by caregivers who are trained in caring for and supporting those who are living with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. These seniors may be prone to wandering or episodes of confusion, so additional security is a typical feature in memory care communities. Nursing homes are for seniors with more severe health difficulties. They’re staffed 24 hours a day by skilled nurses who can administer medication, provide wound and IV care, and offer other medical services. Nursing Born to Age Peninsula — Spring 2022

homes normally cost more than other care options due to the extra care provided. Some communities offer a continuum of care service. A senior can stay at the same community for the long term, even if their needs change. For those who might have anxiety about moving or changing their routine, remaining in the same community offers peace of mind. Financing Long-Term Care Long-term care can be expensive. Many seniors rely on Medicaid and its associated waivers to cover some of the costs. Those who are fortunate enough to own their own homes may be able to sell their property to finance their time in a nursing home. California offers many support programs, including: Califor-

nia Department of Aging Relocation, VA Aid and Attendance Benefits, and Financial Assistance for Your Elderly Parents. Preparing for the Move Keep in mind that leaving the family home can be a big emotional step. Seniors are often faced with having to downsize. Allowing them a choice, if possible, of what to keep can alleviate some of their stress. Once a facility is chosen, it may be able to recommend movers who specialize in this type of relocation. They will measure the new residence and advise, as an example, of what furniture will fit and assist in selling or disposal of what won’t. Improved Quality of Life Moving to long-term care can be a big decision, but knowing what services are needed can help you choose the right facility. Senior Care Authority can provide advice and assistance with long-term care decisions and help the process go smoothly. At Senior Care Authority, we believe that taking care of the people who mean the most to us is as much a privilege as a responsibility. Let us help you help them. Call 650-504-8549.


Planning Index activities City of San Mateo Parks and Rec 650-522-7400 2001 Pacific Blvd. San Mateo, CA 94403 Daly City Department of Parks and Rec Recreation 650-991-8001 111 Lake Merced Blvd. Daly City, CA 94015 Foster City Village fostercityvillage.clubexpress. com 650-378-8541 1000 E. Hillsdale Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404

Hiller Aviation Museum 650-654-0200 601 Skyway Rd. San Carlos, CA 94070 Los Altos History Museum 650-948-9427 51 S. San Antonio Rd. Los Altos, CA 94022 Millbrae Department of Parks and Rec departments-services/ recreation 650-259-2360 621 Magnolia Ave. Millbrae, CA 94030 Oakland Aviation Museum oaklandaviationmuseum. org 510-638-7100

8252 Earhart Rd. Oakland, CA 94621 Redwood City Dept. of Parks and Recreation departments/parksrecreation-andcommunity-services 650-780-7311 1120 Roosevelt Ave. Redwood City, CA 94061 San Mateo County Historical Association 650-299-0104 2200 Broadway Redwood City, CA 94063 San Mateo Elks Lodge 650-345-4886 229 W 20th Ave. San Mateo, CA 94403

advance directive for health care California Medical Association Call: 800-882-1262 To order a kit! San Mateo County Ombudsman 650-780-5707 711 Nevada St. Redwood City, CA 94061

affordable housing resources Casa De Redwood Low-Income Senior Housing 650-369-4819 1280 Veterans Blvd. Redwood City, CA 94063 Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo 4



650-802-3300 264 Harbor Blvd., #A Belmont, CA 94002 Lesley Terrace lesleyseniorcommunities. org 650-593-1818 2400 Carlmont Dr. Belmont, CA 94002 Peninsula Del Rey Ask about Senior Apartments! 650-741-1537 165 Pierce St. Daly City, CA 94015

attorneys Cookman Law Ellen Cookman, Esq. 650-690-2571 2100 Geng Rd., Ste. 210 Palo Alto, CA 94303 Dolan Law Firm PC 415-619-5204 1438 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94102 Law Offices of Albert K. Martin 650-342-6315 630 N San Mateo Dr. San Mateo, CA 94401 Lee & Haraguchi, APC Erika M. Haraguchi, Esq. Estate and Trust Planning 650-918-7865 611 Gateway Blvd., Ste. 120 So. San Francisco, CA 94080 Continued on page 5

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Planning Index cont’d attorneys cont’d Loew Law Group 650-397-8700 1650 Borel Pl., Ste. 123 San Mateo, CA 94402 San Mateo County Bar Association 650-369-4149 333 Bradford St., #200 Redwood City, CA 94063 Rodnunsky & Associates Don Sweet, Esq. Estate Planning and Legal Services 650-285-5400 2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, #154 San Mateo, CA 94403 Trusted Law Corporation Pamela Bobowski, Esq. Estate Planning Attorney 650-504-1995 951 Mariners Island Blvd., Ste. 300 San Mateo, CA 94404

care management planning Bay Area GCM 650-654-1510 503 Seaport Ct., Ste. 106 Redwood City, CA 94063 Clark Care Associates 650-879-9030 325 Sharon Park Dr., Ste. 408 Menlo Park, CA 94025 Faenzi Associates 650-401-6350 Born


327 N San Mateo Dr., #8 San Mateo, CA 94401 Maxwell Senior Care Services 650-373-2145 1611 Borel Pl., #200 San Mateo, CA 94402

certified senior advisers/ placement agents Dmitri’s Placement Services 415-816-5183 Senior Care Authority Peninsula Annamarie Buonocore, CSA 650-504-8549 1040 S. Claremont St. San Mateo, CA 94402

congregate meals

Contact each location for details Belmont Twin Pines Senior and Community Center 20 Twin Pines Lane 650-595-7441 Daly City Doelger Senior Center 101 Lake Merced Blvd. 650-991-8012 Lincoln Park Community Center 901 Brunswick St. 650-991-8018 East Palo Alto East Palo Alto Senior Center 560 Bell St. 650-329-5900

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Foster City Foster City Recreation Program 650 Shell Blvd. 650-286-2585 Half Moon Bay Senior Coastsiders 925 Main St. 650-726-9056 Menlo Park Peninsula Volunteers Little House 800 Middle Ave. 650-326-2025 Menlo Park Senior Center 110 Terminal Ave. 650-330-2280 Pacifica Pacifica Senior Services 540 Crespi Dr., Hwy. 1 650-738-7350 Redwood City Fair Oaks Adult Activities Center 2600 Middlefield Rd. 650-780-7525 Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center 1455 Madison Ave. 650-780-7259 San Bruno San Bruno Senior Center 1555 Crystal Springs Rd. 650-616-7150 San Carlos San Carlos Adult Community Center 601 Chestnut St. 650-802-4384 San Mateo City of San Mateo Senior Center 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas 650-522-7490

City of San Mateo Martin Luther King Center 725 Monte Diablo 650-522-7490 Self Help for the Elderly 50 East 5th Ave. 650-342-0822 South San Francisco Magnolia Senior Center 601 Grand Ave. 650-829-3820

conservators/ trustee San Mateo County Public Guardian/ Conservatorship Program 800-675-8437 225 37th Ave. San Mateo, CA 94403

consumer advocacy services Better Business Bureau of San Mateo County 866-411-2221 Born to Age Peninsula 650-504-8549 annamarie@borntoage. com California Department of Consumer Affairs 800-952-5210 San Mateo County Consumer and Family Affairs office-consumer-andfamily-affairs 800-388-5189 Continued on page 6


Planning Index cont’d counseling services

Beyond Driving with Dignity Annamarie Buonocore Caminar for Mental Health 650-504-8549 Support services for individuals with mental education health disorders San Mateo Adult 650-372-4080 Education Christian Counseling 650-558-2100 Centers San Mateo 789 E Poplar Ave. christiancounselingcenters. San Mateo, CA 94401 org 650-570-7273 Continuing Community Education Family Caregiver Alliance 650-574-6149 800-445-8106 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd. Bldg. 1 Room 207 HICAP San Mateo, CA 94402 Self-help for the elderly AARP Classes 800-434-0222

driving courses AAA 650-216-3100 510 Veterans Blvd. Redwood City, CA 94063 AARP Smart Driver Course/AARP Driver Safey 888-687-2277

Project Read Literacy Program (Redwood City Library) projectreadredwoodcity. org 1044 Middlefield Rd. Redwood City, CA 94063 Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center 800-445-8106

emergency preparedness American Red Cross San Mateo Area 650-259-1750 1710 Trousdale Dr. Burlingame, CA 94010 San Mateo County Regional Operations Center 650-363-4000 501 Winslow St. Redwood City, CA 94063

estate & financial planning services

1511 Woodside Rd. Redwood City, CA 94061 Lassahn Fiduciary Tirzah Lassahn 650-578-9030 2075 Pioneer Ct. San Mateo, CA 94403 Pettinelli Financial Partners Jonathan Nicolas 650-595-4600 555 Veterans Blvd., Ste. 100 Redwood City, CA 94063

fall prevention

(See estate planning attorneys) Edward Jones Sven Geffken Financial Advisor financial-advisor/svengeffken 650-355-1365 1005 Terra Nova Blvd., Ste. 2a Pacifica, CA 94044 Hecker Fiduciary Iris Hecker 650-361-9703

Bay Grab Bar Will install grab bars to prevent falls at home Bill: 707-509-8222 HomeExcept App-based emergency alert system great for those prone to falling Annamarie: 650-504-8549 Philips Lifeline San Mateo County Llife-alert system that notifies authorities for emergencies Annamarie: 650-504-8549

food pantry Food Distribution Center San Mateo County 650-685-5880 No. Peninsula Food Pantry 650-994-5150 31 Bepler St. Daly City, CA 94014

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Planning Index cont’d food pantry cont’d Samaritan House of San Mateo County 650-347-3648 4031 Pacific Blvd. San Mateo, CA 94403 Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley 650-610-0800 1051 Bing St. San Carlos, CA 94070

home energy assistance Peninsula Clean Energy Save big on energy costs! 866-966-0110

home improvement Rebuilding Together Peninsula rebuildingtogetherpeninsula. org



650-366-6597 841 Kaynyne St. Redwood City, CA 94063 Department of Housing 650-802-5050

home rehabilitation loan program Daly City: 650-991-8068 Redwood City: 650-7807229 So. San Francisco: 650829-6620

HOME SHARING HIP Housing 650-348-6660 800 S Claremont St., #210 San Mateo, CA 94402 WellNest For information on building accessory dwelling units or finding one for rent

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home counseling Housing Leadership Council San Mateo County 650-242-1764 2905 S El Camino Real San Mateo, CA 94403

independent living Brookdale Redwood City 650-366-3900 485 Woodside Rd. Redwood City, CA 94061 Peninsula Del Rey (See listing under Affordable Housing Resources) 650-741-1537 The Villa at San Mateo 650-212-4400 4000 S El Camino Real San Mateo, CA 94403

information & assistance Aging & Independence Services 650-645-1780 2001 Winward Way, Ste. 103 San Mateo, CA 94404 SMC Connected Care connectedcare 650-573-2601

insurance counseling San Mateo County HICAP Office 650-627-9350 1710 S. Amphlett Blvd., Ste. 100 San Mateo, CA 94402

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Planning Index cont’d legal services Aging and Adult Protective Services 800-675-8437 Bay Area Legal Aid 888-382-3406 1735 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94612

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform 800-474-1116 650 Harrison St. San Francisco, CA 94107 Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County 650-558-0915 330 Twin Dolphin Dr., Ste. 123 Redwood City, CA 94065

long-term care insurance counseling San Mateo County HICAP Office 650-627-9350 1710 S. Amphlett Blvd., Ste. 100 San Mateo, CA 94402

long-term care/ medical planning

market days Downtown Palo Alto Farmers’ Market Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon 601-699 Gilman St. Palo Alto, CA 94301

Law Office of Sally Bergman 650-242-9800 1900 S Norfolk St. San Mateo, CA 94403

San Carlos Farmers’ Market Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1001 Varian St. San Carlos, CA 94070

Love at Home Senior Care Malia Vea Home Care Director/CEO 888-842-2923 3723 Haven Ave., Ste. 122 Menlo Park, CA 94025

San Mateo Farmers’ Market Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. College of San Mateo 1700 W Hillsdale Blvd. San Mateo, CA 94402

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Sensible Senior Planning Tzivya Green sensibleseniorplanning. com 855-975-2664

senior centers Avenidas 650-289-5400 450 Bryant St. Palo Alto, CA 94303 Doelger Senior Center 650-991-8012 101 Lake Merced Blvd. Daly City, 94015 Redwood City Senior Center 650-780-7270 1455 Madison Ave. Redwood City, CA 94061

real estate Four Bridges Real Estate Group at Compass John Esplana 650-315-5968

Mike Roza Compass Realtors 650-888-1778

Fare Reverse Richard Wood richard.wood@FAReverse. com 650-750-5032 RFS Lends (Kathy Affeltranger) 650-299-9477

25th Ave. Farmers’ Market Tuesday afternoons 194 W 25th Ave. San Mateo, CA 94403

Keller-Williams Silicon Valley Dmitriy Kruglyak 650-329-0397 650-922-0824

San Mateo Senior Center 650-522-7490 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas San Mateo, CA 94403

senior government San Mateo County Commission on Aging Anna Sawamura 650-713-8610 Senior Citizens Commission (City of San Mateo) Call Parks & Rec: 650-522-7400

reverse mortgage Laura Biche Retirement Mortgages BORN



Hiking Near and Far Over 60 If you have never enjoyed hiking before, or at least not recently, you may have questions. Here are some pointers to help you embark on this healthy exercise. Getting Started Seniors, especially those with health conditions, should consult their doctors before beginning any exercise program. If you’re new to the sport, start slowly. The point of hiking is to enjoy the scenery and fresh air, while getting exercise. You will gradually increase your speed and distance naturally as you become more fit. Take a photo of the map at the trail head for reference, and you can be on your way! Go as far as you are comfortable and remember that you will have to return just as far. Clothing and Gear You do not need a bunch of fancy-schmancy gear to head down your first trail. Just wear tennis shoes and clothing appropriate for the season. Taking sunscreen, insect repellent, and water is recommended. Once you decide you like hiking, you may be ready to upgrade your gear, beginning with good hiking shoes. Taking care of your feet will be worth the extra cost of sturdy boots or shoes. They will protect your feet and give support if you hike any rough terrain. Add a pair of socks, such as Merino wool blends that absorb moisture in all temperatures. You might also invest in a pair of hiking pants with zip-off legs, which allow you to make an easy change from long pants to shorts and vice versa as the weather warms or cools. They should be made of a quick-dry, lightweight fabric with a comfortable waistband and lots of pockets. A long sleeved, quick-dry shirt can serve several purposes. Born to Age Peninsula — Spring 2022

The sleeves protect against sun and insects, as well as provide warmth if the weather cools. Top off your outfit with a hat or visor to keep the sun at bay. Include polarized sunglasses, and your eyeballs will appreciate it. Day Packs As the distance you intend to hike lengthens, the more you may need to carry with you — in comfort. A good day pack has padded shoulder straps, hip and chest belts, and a pouch to carry a bladder for water. Packs come in different lengths and sizes to fit your back (many are adjustable) and conform to all body shapes. Some include a pocket for a bladder, which is a plastic two- or three-liter pouch for water with a tube that comes out and extends within easy reach. A bite valve on the end makes water available at your fingertips whenever you want it without risking spillage. Trekking Poles Trekking poles are lightweight, adjustable metal poles to steady you on downhill slopes or uneven

terrain. They come in handy, especially on muddy trails. Trail Apps There are apps to help you expand your repertoire of places to go. Start by searching online for local hikes, but it is handy to have the trail on your smartphone. Not only can you access trail information, but you can browse recent reviews to find weather conditions, when to avoid crowds, and even identify wildlife in different areas. Some of the best apps: Free hiking: AllTrails Finding trails: Hiking Project Identifying flora and fauna: Seek by iNaturalist A Hiking Buddy Once you are ready for longer hikes, it’s a good idea not to venture too far alone for your safety. Besides, hiking with a buddy — or a group — can add to the experience. If you can’t find a hiking partner, ask around. Check out local MeetUp groups for older adults or beginner hikers. Do a search for local hiking clubs, too. Hiking is great exercise and a fun way to explore. Whether you keep it local, start exploring your state, or even expand across the country, you will add lots of memories and likely friends, too. Article courtesy of Society of Certified Senior Advisors


Quality of Life Index … adult day health care Coastside Adult Day Health Ctr coastsideadultdayhealth. org 650-726-5067 925 Main St. Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 Mills Peninsula Senior Focus services/seniorgeriatric 650-696-3660 1501 Trousdale Dr. Burlingame, CA 94010 Rosener House Adult Day Care 650-322-0126 500 Arbor Rd. Menlo Park, CA 94025

adult protective services Aging and Adult Services Call 800-675-8437 to speak to a trained staff member San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office 650-363-4000

alzheimer’s referral & education Alzheimer’s Association 408-372-9900 2990 N 1st St., #101 San Jose, CA 95131 Alzheimer’s Foundation Hotline 866-232-8484

assisted living board & care East West Board & Care 650-438-5584 1749 Maryland St. Redwood City, CA 94061 Encina Care Home 650-364-1657 354 Encina Ave. Redwood City, CA 94061 Heritage House 650-520-9475 843 Jefferson Ct. San Mateo, CA 94401 Flying Cloud Care Home 650-349-2943 197 Flying Cloud Isle Foster City, CA 94404 Nobis Care Home 650-589-4338 505 Palm Ave. So. San Francisco, CA 94080

The Ark 408-807-1277 1320 Valota Rd. Redwood City, CA 94061

assisted living communities

2500 Middlefield Rd. Redwood City, CA 94063

assisted living alzheimer’s/ dementia/ memory care

Atria Daly City 650-878-5111 501 King Dr. Daly City, CA 94015

Kensington Place 650-363-9200 2800 El Camino Real Redwood City, CA 94061

Atria San Mateo 650-378-3000 2883 S Norfolk St. San Mateo, CA 94403 Brookdale Redwood City 650-366-3900 485 Woodside Rd. Redwood City, CA 94061

Love at Home Senior Care Malia Vea Home Care Director/CEO loveathomeseniorcare. com 888-842-2923 3723 Haven Ave., Ste. 122 Menlo Park, CA 94025

Sunrise Palo Alto 650-326-1108 2701 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306

Meadow Gardens 650-322-4100 800 Roble Ave. Menlo Park, CA 94025

assisted living complaints Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County, Inc. 650-780-5707 711 Nevada St. Redwood City, CA 94061 San Mateo County Human Services 650-599-3811

Palm Villas 650-369-3197 1931 Woodside Rd. Redwood City, CA 94061 Silver Oaks Memory Care 650-322-2022 16 Colman Pl. Menlo Park, CA 94025

caregiver resources & support Area Agency on Aging 650-713-8610

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Quality of Life Index cont’d caregivers cont’d Home Helpers homehelpershomecare. com 650-532-3122 Home Instead 650-314-9660 Live Well at Home 650-291-0009 1875 Trousdale Dr. Burlingame, CA 94010 Love at Home Senior Care Malia Vea Home Care Director/CEO 888-842-2923 3723 Haven Ave., Ste. 122 Menlo Park, CA 94025 Synergy Home Care 650-703-6087 1710 S Amphlett Blvd., #128 San Mateo, CA 94402

caregiver training Center for Caregiver Training 415-563-9286 1320 Divisadero St. San Francisco, CA 94115

1100 Laurel St., Ste. D San Carlos, CA 94070

chore services Seniors at Home San Mateo 650-931-1860 2001 Winward Way San Mateo, CA 94404

dental Care Smile Dental Specialists 650-377-0159 216 De Anza Blvd. San Mateo, CA 94402 NewEnamel Keith Harband, Founder & President c: 925.286.6465 1025 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Ste. #232 Belmont, CA 94002

dinner delivery program Free meal delivery for seniors at risk 800-675-8437

disaster assistance American Red Cross 650-259-1750 1710 Trousdale Dr. Burlingame, CA 94010

elder advocacy Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County, Inc. 650-780-5707 711 Nevada St. Redwood City, CA 94061 San Mateo County Human Services 650-599-3811 2500 Middlefield Rd. Redwood City, CA 94063

family caregiver support services Area Agency on Aging 650-713-8610

friendly visitors Visiting Angels 650-344-2178 1126 Broadway, #7 Burlingame, CA 04010

guide dogs/ service animals Service Dog Tutor 650-593-9622

health & medical supplies Bay City Medical Supplies baycitymedicalsupplies. com 650-347-6606 1465-A Chapin Ave. Burlingame, CA 94010 Bay City Medical Supplies 650-367-6900 1040 Brewster Ave. Redwood City, CA 94062 Bowman Medical Supply 650-654-5525 285 Old County Rd., #4 San Carlos, CA 94070 Health By Heidi 650-572-7100 1212 W Hillsdale Blvd., #G San Mateo, CA 94403 Continued on page 12

chiropractic care Dr. Michael Luu Infinity Spine Center 415-758-2970 950 Ralston Ave. Belmont, CA 94002 Dr. Scott Nissenbaum 650-226-8348 Born


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Quality of Life Index cont’d health & medical supplies cont’d Sutter Safe at Home (Personal alert systems and hospital beds) Mills-Peninsula Medical Center 650-696-4823, Option 2

hearing aids collectors California Hearing Center 650-342-9449 88 N San Mateo Dr. San Mateo, CA 94401 Eartone Hearing Aid Center 650-627-6114 2907 S El Camino Real San Mateo, CA 94403 Miracle-Ear Hearing Aid Center 650-999-8974 1230 El Camino Real, Ste. A San Bruno, CA 94066

home health care services Companion Care Services 650-993-2345 1455 El Camino Real Belmont, CA 94002 FirstLight Home Care of the Peninsula Jim Carteris, Owner/GM 650-534-9907 124 El Camino Real San Carlos, CA 94070 Health Professionals, Inc. 650-997-3200 7216 Mission St. Daly City, CA 94014 Love at Home Senior Care Malia Vea Home Care Director/CEO loveathomeseniorcare. com 888-842-2923 3723 Haven Ave., Ste. 122 Menlo Park, CA 94025

home-delivered/ congregate meal locations

in-home supportive services

mental health Caminar for Mental Health 650-372-4080 2600 S El Camino Real, Ste. 200 San Mateo, CA 94403

San Mateo County In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) 800-675-8437

medical transportation

nursing home compaints/ litigation

Assisted Medical Transportation 650-350-1037 17 Vista Ave. San Mateo, CA 94403

(See Assisted Living Complaints)

nursing homes

Serra Medical Transportation Serramedicaltransportation. com 650-340-9999 1299 Old Bayshore Hwy. Burlingame, CA 94010

membership services Foster City Village fostercityvillage. 650-378-8541 1000 E. Hillsdale Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404

Brookside Skilled Nursing 650-349-2161 2620 Flores St. San Mateo, CA 94403 Carlmont Gardens 650-591-9601 2140 Carlmont Dr. Belmont, CA 94002 Devonshire Oaks Nursing Center 650-366-9503 3636 Jefferson Ave. Redwood City, CA 94062

(See Congregate Meals under Planning Index)

palliative care Mission Hospice & Home Care 650-554-1000 66 Bovet Rd., Ste. 100 San Mateo, CA 94402 Sutter Care at Home San Mateo Hospice 650-685-2830 Continued on page 13




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Quality of Life Index cont’d palliative care cont’d 1700 S Amphlett Blvd., #110 San Mateo, CA 94402 Vitas Healthcare 650-350-1835 3190 Clearview Way, #100 San Mateo, CA 94402

pharmacies Ted’s Village Pharmacy 650-349-1373 29 W 25th Ave. San Mateo, CA 94403

physical therapists Rehab Go San Mateo County Lori Yu 650-224-6886 Synergy Home Care 650-703-6087 1710 S Amphlett Blvd., #128 San Mateo, CA 94402

recycled health & medical supplies ReCARES 63 Dorland St. San Francisco, CA 94110

respite care

(See Assisted Living Communities) Love at Home Senior Care Malia Vea Home Care Director/CEO 888-842-2923 3723 Haven Ave., Ste. 122 Menlo Park, CA 94025

shopping/errand services My House Cleaning & Errand Services 650-918-0354 24 E 25th Ave., #2 San Mateo, CA 94401

support groups Alzheimer’s: Cancer: or 650-508-8186

Women’s Caregiver Support San Mateo, CA 94403 650-445-0748

telephone reassurance Eskaton Telephone Reassurance Program telephone-reassurance 866-375-2866

transportation & escort Services Absolute Senior Solutions 408-610-9997 4125 Blackford Ave., Ste. 140 San Mateo, CA 95117

veterans services San Mateo County Offices 650-802-6598

visually impaired services Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired 650-858-0202 2500 El Camino Real, Ste. 100 Palo Alto, CA 94306

Wheelchairs (See Medical Transportation)

wound care

Get Around San Mateo 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas San Mateo, CA 94403

SMC – Advanced Wound Care Center 650-991-6780 1500 Southgate Ave., #115 Daly City, CA 94015

Get Up & Go Senior Transportation 650-378-2750 800 Foster City Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404

Stanford Advanced Wound Care Center 650-721-8800 450 Broadway Redwood City, CA 94063

placement services Dmitri’s Placement Services 415-816-5183 Senior Care Authority Peninsula Annamarie Buonocore 650-504-8549 1040 S. Claremont St. San Mateo, CA 94402



Age Peninsula — Spring 2022


Planning Your Final Wishes By Eva Barrows After a friend’s mother passed away, she asked me if I had a will in place. She then explained that she wasn’t asking me about the distribution of my assets but about my final wishes. She appreciated that her mother left her a clear plan, detailing her funeral wishes and even her own obituary. Her instructions gave my friend time to grieve without worrying about what her mother would have wanted. I thought this was excellent advice. My parents are seniors, and knowing how they want to be remembered would provide peace of mind for them and me. I did some internet research on how to write your own obituary and record your final wishes. There are many resources on these topics.’s “Fu-

neral Planning Guide” does a comprehensive job outling the end-of-life choices, such as locating important documents and preplanning funeral decisions. The hardest part was telling my parents, but my mom agreed it was a good idea. I created packets for each of us containing printouts of the guide and information on writing an obituary. This end-of-life planning prompted my mom to find her life insurance statement, her safe deposit box key, and copies of my parents’ will. Looking at the will, she discovered their assets had changed and their family had grown. Updating the will became a priority. As we went through the funeral planning checklist, we discovered we all wanted to be cremated, but the way we wanted our

ashes handled varied. We entered our individual wishes on our planning guides. We didn’t plan every detail at once, but we did start an important conversation. The planning guide gave us a framework to plan ahead. End-of-life planning can be an awkward subject to bring up with loved ones, but there is a sense of relief about preparing in advance. Making your wishes known, gives you some level of control over what happens when you are gone and alleviates the burden on those grieving your loss. It’s never too early to start planning. Eva Barrows is a San Francisco Peninsula-based freelance writer and editor.

Final Wishes Index … body & organ donation Brain Support Network, Inc. 650-814-0848 P.O. Box 7264 Menlo Park, CA 94026 California Transplant Donor Network 1611 Telegraph Ave., Ste. 600 Oakland, CA UC San Francisco Willed Body Program San Francisco, CA

burial, cremation & funeral services Crippen and Flynn Woodside Chapel Belmont: 650-595-4103 Redwood City: 650-369-4103 Neptune Society of Northern California 14

650-592-9880 1645 El Camino Real Belmont, CA 94002 Skylawn Memorial Park 650-227-3142 Hwy. 92 at CA-35 San Mateo, CA 94402 Sneider & Sullivan & O’Connell’s Funeral Home and Cremation Service 650-343-1804 977 S El Camino Real San Mateo, CA 94402

grief support groups Visit Kara Grief 650-321-5272 457 Kingsley Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94301

hospice/Palliative Care Mission Hospice & Home Care 650-554-1000 66 Bovet Rd., Ste. 100 San Mateo, CA 94402 Sutter Care at Home San Mateo Hospice 650-685-2830 1700 S Amphlett Blvd., #110 San Mateo, CA 94402 Vitas Healthcare 650-350-1835 3190 Clearview Way, #100 San Mateo, CA 94402

trust/probate administration (See Attorneys in the Planning Index)



Age Peninsula — Spring 2022

Aging in Place … A Los Altos History Museum Program When it comes to living out our senior years, where we live, and with whom, is important to our well-being. This spring, in an exhibit titled “Every Wrinkle Tells a Story: Intertwining Lives,” Los Altos History Museum featured Maud Daujean’s photographs and stories. A French photographer, video­grapher and storyteller, Daujean wanted to learn more about Los Altos and its people. She spent a year photographing and interviewing 35 elders in the community, capturing her subject’s memories and how Los Altos managed to retain its village feel. Local figures, such as Janet and Sam Harding, Chris Nagao, Dinesh Desai and Nomi Trapnell, were among the faces on display. Their videotaped testimonies included Saturday matinees at the Los Altos Theater, harvesting



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apricots, and the rise of Hewlett-Packard. “All the subjects in the exhibition are 65 to 100 years old,” Museum Educator Georgianna Shea said. She pointed out that where we live when we age is an issue we are all going to face. “By working together now, we help not only this generation, but future generations to experience happier and healthier lives in places they call home.” “Stories should not be forgotten,” Daujean said. “I hope the new generation will never forget to ask about the past. I hope they’ll ask their parents or grandparents to tell them stories of what happened when they were young.” Another program held in conjunction with this exhibit, “There’s No Place Like Home,” shared what cities

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are doing to become agefriendly for happy, sustainable intergenerational communities “Through urban planning, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), and Life Plan Communities, like The Terraces in Los Altos, seniors are able to age in place,” said Shea. “These minor changes in a city or town allow older people to live in a home they’re familiar with, in a community they love.” Plan to visit its next exhibit, “Fabulous Food of the 30s and 40s,” July 14 - August 28. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Visit los­ for more information.


PARKINSON’S & OTHER RELATED CONDITIONS EDUCATION DAY 2022 Friday, June 24, 2022 8:00 AM Check-In 8:30 AM Doors Open – 5:00 PM Crowne Plaza Hotel

1221 Chess Blvd. Foster City, CA

$10.00 Seniors (55+) $25.00 General Admission Lunch & Snacks Included for attendees PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics; Dr. Laurice Yang Medical Complications due to Parkinson’s; Dr. Mehrdad Ayati Technology in Aging; Ki Siadatan Parkinson's Rehabilitation; Geoff Fong Physical Therapist Parkinson's Related Dementia; Dr. Elena Sherman Call Truths & Myths about Estate Planning; Roxanne Jen Esq Principal Financial Planner; Curtis Chen, CFP (Presentations Subject to Change)

***Make sure to see our preferred providers & exhibitors***

TICKETS: 1611 Borel Place Suite 200, San Mateo CA or Call 650-373-2145/650-218-5234