When Event
08/14/201808/31/2018 All Day

VA Palo Alto Health Care System Research: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to Improve Memory

VA Palo Alto Health Care System3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto

VA researchers are studying whether memory can be improved using a technique called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

  • Are you a Veteran or Civilian aged 50-75 who has had a head injury?
  • Do you forget or miss appointments?
  • Do you lose your train of thought?

Up to $375 compensation for completing the study, plus mileage reimbursement.  Please contact the Study Coordinator for screening to see if you qualify: 650-493-5000 ext: 62930.

If you qualify for the study, you would take part in 20 sessions (approximately 20-30 minutes) over 2-6 weeks at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.  There will be follow-up interviews at 6 months.


For general information about participant rights, contact 866-680-2906.  You can also write to the Stanford IRB, Stanford University, 3000 El Camino Real, Five Palo Alto Square, 4th Floor, Palo Alto, VA 94306.

08/16/2018 11:15 am12:15 pm

The Basics: Memory Loss, Alzheimer's and Dementia

Portola Valley Library765 Portola Road, Portola Valley

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on diagnosis, risk factors, disease stages, treatment options, and much more.

Contact: Stefanie Bonigut at 415-463-8506 or email her at

08/21/2018 9:30 am11:00 am

Come Meet a 70 Strong Navigator

San Carlos Adult Community Center601 Chestnut Street, San Carlos

Free guidance on activities and services for older adults.

Let our 70 Strong Navigator assist you in finding the best resources so you can connect, age well, and stay active.

Free and Low-Cost Activities:

  • Art, meditation, and other classes
  • Softball, tai chi, yoga, and more fitness
  • Social groups
  • Volunteer opportunities


  • Access to resources
  • Community clinics
  • Food, housing, transportation, and much more

70 Strong services are funded by the Sequoia Healthcare District and are available at no cost to district residents.

08/23/2018 9:00 am10:00 am

Senior Safari Walkabout 2018

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo1300 Senter Road, San Jose

Visitors age 50 and up are invited to take over San Jose’s iconic Happy Hollow Park & Zoo!

Happy Hollow is not just a place for kids! Join the early morning Senior Safari Walkabout. Get some exercise while enjoying the beautiful sights and sounds of Happy Hollow Park & Zoo.

Held from 9 am to 10 am, you can stay as long as you like after doors open to the public!

  • Free admission, free parking
  • Early entry to the park
  • Animal meet-and-greets
  • A 10,000-step challenge
  • Fun activities and giveaways
  • Healthy breakfasts available for purchase

Thursdays:  Aug. 23 | Sept. 27 | Oct. 25

For more information, call 1-408-794-6400 or visit

08/23/2018 6:00 pm7:00 pm

Early Alzheimer's Detection Matters: Know the 10 Signs

Atria at Foster Square707 Thayer Lane, Foster City

Join Atria at Foster Square for a presentation by Claire E. Day, about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, what’s involved with getting a diagnosis, risks of the disease, and benefits of early detection.

Clinical social worker Claire E. Day has been on staff with the Alzheimer’s Association since 2001 and is currently the Chief Program Officer for the Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter.  A graduate of Bloomsburg University, she has penned the forewords to two Alzheimer’s caregiver books, Life Lessons from a Baker’s Dozen and Lucy’s Tears.

6 pm – Light refreshments and networking
7 pm – Presentation with Q&A

RSVP by August 22 by calling Karen Malekos Smith at 650.532.2460


08/23/2018 8:30 pm

Movies@Mission Hospice: States of Grace

Mission Hospice & Home Care1670 S Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo

This award-winning film captures the profound transformation of a revered physician and her family after a head-on collision nearly killed Dr. Grace Dammann. The film is a must-see for caregivers and those who struggle with physical challenges. Dr. Dammann and Family Caregiver Alliance will join us.

Contact Susan at 650.532.2396 with questions.

08/25/2018 9:00 am1:00 pm

Senior Showcase Information Fair

Little House Activity Center800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park

Free Admission, Everyone Welcome

Resources and services from all of San Mateo County.  Free services include:

  • Goody Bags
  • Giveaways
  • Refreshments
  • Door Prizes
  • Visit booths with senior services
  • Blood Pressure Check
  • Ask the Pharmacists by Peninsula Pharmacists Association

For more information please call The Daily Journal at: (650)344-5200

08/25/2018 11:00 am3:00 pm

4th Annual Fisher House Fundraiser

Veterans Memorial Center Theater1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City

Support our Veterans

Come join the fun!

Classic Car and Motorcycle Show
Color Guard
Veterans’ Resources
Live Music
Kids Play Zone
Face Painting
Cockpit from USS Hornet
… and more!

The Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major U.S. military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital it serves.

08/31/2018 11:00 am12:00 pm

Super Succulents

Fair Oaks Community Center2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

Join us in the Fair Oaks Garden for this introductory class, where you’ll learn how to grow, care for and propagate these beautiful plants – and how to use them in your home and garden.  This the first in our series of FREE gardening education classes.  You’ll also receive a FREE succulent to take home.

There will be some hands-on practice, so please bring a hat, garden gloves and a beverage for yourself. After class please join us for a delicious lunch.

For more information, and to register for lunch, please call: 650-780-7525

About our expert UC Master Gardener Presenter, Cynthia Nations:
After retiring from a long career in education as a teacher, principal, director of mathematics and science, and working for a national education company as a school improvement consultant, Cynthia retired to live in Half Moon Bay to be near her daughters’ families—especially her four beautiful grandchildren. She became a UC Master Gardener in 2015, and her
garden is full of spectacular succulents.

This free class is offered in partnership with Peninsula Family Service Older Adult Services:

and the UC Master Gardener Program of San Mateo & San Francisco Counties


09/20/2018 11:15 am12:15 pm

Learn About 70 Strong

Portola Valley Library765 Portola Road, Portola Valley

Free educational talk.  Come learn about 70 Strong.

Ask questions.   Get  answers.

70 Strong services are available at no cost to District residents.

70 Strong is an initiative of Sequoia Healthcare District in partnership with Peninsula Family Service.

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