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Surprise! There Is An Upside To Aging

Upside of Aging: 2017

That's what more than 300 members and guests learned at a presentation by Dr. Pinchas Cohen and Helen Dennis at the Palos Verdes Golf Club October 17, 2017.

Dr. Cohen is the Dean of USC’s Davis School of Gerontology, holds the William and Sylvia Kugel Dean's Chair in Gerontology and serves as the executive director of the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center. He has advanced the concept of personalized aging to ensure that extended lifespans are spent in good health.

Helen Dennis, a nationally recognized leader on issues of aging, employment and retirement, is well known to the South Bay community for her weekly syndicated column, Successful Aging, with a readership of over 1.6 million. PBS recently named her one of the top 50 Influencers in Aging. She also is a Board member of the Peninsula Village.

Guests at the presentation also had a chance to learn about various services that are available in the community, from representatives who helped sponsor the event.

Village Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Peninsula Village Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary

Villagers celebrated one year of growth, friendship, learning, volunteering and having fun at a July get-together at the Palos Verdes Peninsula Library. 

In addition to reviewing a successful year of growth, members also learned about two resources that are available in the community. 

1. HomeShare: This organization facilitates housing options for the aging in a variety of ways. A client can agree to have someone move in with them to pay rent and help defray expenses, or perhaps give daily help with more challenging activities, or simply for companionship. Or, a senior could elect to move in with someone else, for companionship or to reduce living expenses.

2. Center for Optional Aging, located at  Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital, San Pedro,  provides a three-part assessment performed by an expert multi-disciplinary team of therapists, dietitians, pharmacists and eldercare specialists to insure that the patient is receiving all necessary medical care. 
 The program is covered by Medicare and PPO Insurance.
Call 310 514-5370 for more information.
We Like To Learn...

After a little more than a year in operation, it turns out that aside from needing a variety of services, members of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Village like to get together and explore new ideas and have fun. Two of the latest activities involved: 1) A discussion on the high cost of earning a college degree and 2) Listening to Atul Gawande, author of "Being Mortal" discuss medical and life decisions that everyone has to make.

Learn a little more about these and other activities by viewing the Photo Albums of our activities. We have gathered for a barbershop quartet concert, a "mystery tour,"  a flute recital that included information about a variety of instruments, a vodka tasting, and a wildflower tour, as well as lectures on medical ethics, Chinese culture, and the Upside of Aging. All this is in addition to casual get-togethers for brunch, get-acquainted coffees and salons where members pick a subject of mutual interest and meet to talk about it. (A special thanks to Member Norm Zareski and his trusty camera, for this photographic record of our activities)

...We Also Enjoy Lending A Helping Hand

Ed Newhall and his handy travelling toolkit changes some lightbulbs for a Village member

These Are Our Sponsors

We are grateful for the support of these local businesses.

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