Resident poet's parody song honors inspiring story

This senior-citizen poet is a member of Sons In Retirement, a group of old retired guys who meet monthly for lunch and a guest speaker.

 Bob Simon

Sons In Retirement Branch 35 has an unusual tradition: We give each speaker both a normal introduction and a musical one. In other words, we serenade every speaker with a parody song related to his or her topic or background.

Consistent joy: Tried-and-true tips for finding happiness

People seem to put a lot of energy into being happy these days. Why are so many struggling to achieve their definition of happiness?

How Medicare covers home health services

A couple of years ago, my father, well into his 70s, finally bought himself a high-performance automobile.

Los Altos Senior Program displays 'Art on the Patio'

Seniors wishing to expand their artistic knowledge and discover what local artists are creating can attend “Art on the Patio,” scheduled 2 p.m. July 19 in the quad outside the Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave.

The Los Altos Senior Program is located at Hillview Community Center. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

Forward-thinking mother encouraged dreams

Those of you who’ve hung in there, reading this column now for four years(!), know me for what I am: a perpetrator of poems intended to be – for the most part – lighter fare (with even a smile or two along the way).

Seniors cut a rug

Courtesy of Los Altos Senior Program

Pauline and Jay Siedenburg, center, and Paul and Ellen Gonella, left, dance to the 17-piece De Anza College Jazz Ensemble at the Los Altos Senior Program’s 40th anniversary celebration, “A la Soirée,” held June 22 at the Los Altos History Museum. Approximately 30 people attended the event, which included hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music and dancing. Costumes provided by the Los Altos Theater Group and Senior Program staff members enabled partygoers to “dress up” before a visit to the photo booth. Participants received coffee mugs, lapel pins and reusable bags as gifts.

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