Month: October 2019

senior assistance

What To Do When Seniors Refuse Help: How should caregivers respond when older adults won’t accept advice or assistance?


Ask any caregiver about the most challenging aspects of assisting older adults, and you’ll likely hear examples of their frustration when help is offered but refused. There’s no doubt that many senior adults need varying levels of assistance with daily activities, says a recent study from the National Center for Health Statistics. Approximately one in […]

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seniors-and-the-flu

65 or Older? Be Prepared for the Upcoming Flu Season


While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease.  In recent years, it’s estimated that between 71 percent and 85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older Between 54 percent and 70 percent of seasonal flu-related […]

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portola-garden-tour

News from Portola Gardens


Our Portola Gardens community “branched out” and sponsored the Portola Garden Tour which recently celebrated 13 years in San Francisco’s Garden District. The purpose of the tour is near and dear to our heart- to preserve and highlight open space in San Francisco and support horticulture education. Our garden at Portola Gardens is a big […]

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breast cancer awareness

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Learn the Ways To Prevent the Disease in Older Women


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual worldwide campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to raise awareness, offer support, and to encourage research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. Studies show that women in the U.S. who live to the age of 80 have a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer during their […]

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