State master plan on aging deserves review

Recognizing that California’s over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order recently calling for a Master Plan for Aging to be developed by Oct. 1, 2020. The master plan will serve as a blueprint for state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropists to build [...]

By |2019-12-02T23:30:55+00:00November 21st, 2019|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Seniors at risk during outages

Psychologist Abraham Maslow developed his famous “hierarchy of needs” theory in 1942. At the time, he saw food, water, sleep and shelter as the most basic of all human needs. I would contend electricity has now become a basic human need. Without electricity, it would be extremely difficult to lead our daily lives: We wouldn’t [...]

By |2019-12-02T23:31:04+00:00November 7th, 2019|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Are America’s seniors facing and ‘aloneness’ epidemic?

Recently, my coworkers and I have begun to see a spike in the number of seniors in our community who go days on end without human contact. Yet when asked if they’re lonely, they say no. These individuals are quite content with their daily schedule. In many cases, they’re proud of their independence—even if it [...]

By |2019-12-02T23:31:11+00:00October 31st, 2019|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Want your legacy to live on? Consider a charitable gift

When most people hear the words “planned giving,” their eyes glaze over. In the over-50 population, there’s a general lack of awareness and understanding about the concept. This is too bad, because with the collective wealth of baby boomers, their planned gifts can have significant social impact. Planned giving is the process of making a [...]

By |2019-07-29T20:41:03+00:00July 29th, 2019|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments