Seniors

Petaluma Flood Fight

Band Of 80-Year-Old Heroes Saves Senior Mobile Home Park From Devastating NorCal Storm

The men at Leisure Lake Village Mobile Home Park stayed up for 2 days, making sure the seniors were safe from flooding.

12/12/2014

Granada High School in Livermore. (CBS)

Livermore Police Discouraging High School Seniors From Playing ‘Assassin’ Game

Livermore police were asking high school students to refrain from playing a game police say has led to injuries, property damage and the unnecessary expending of police resources.

12/02/2014

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Are Gays And Lesbians Less Prepared For Retirement Than Their Hetero Counterparts?

We hear a lot about Americans not being prepared enough for their retirement, but there is now word that gays and lesbians are even less prepared than people who identify as straight.

12/01/2014

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Four East Bay Assisted Living Centers Cited For $3 Million In Labor Violations

Four East Bay assisted living facilities were issued more than $3 million in citations for violations related to minimum wage, overtime and rest periods for their workers, state labor officials announced Thursday.

10/31/2014

Students walk through Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

5 Websites That May Help You Choose The University Or College That’s Right For You

Picking a college is nothing like it once was. In 1980, there were 3,150 colleges and universities. Now, there are close to 4,700 and data crunchers hope to help.

10/28/2014

Dr. Patrick Arbore checks in with the staff at Friendship Line. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Reaches Out To Seniors With “Friendship Line”

National estimates show a third of older Americans living in nursing homes suffer from depression, and 60% don’t receive any visitors. But this week’s Jefferson Award winner has created a one-of-a-kind program to lift their spirits.

10/15/2014

A passenger boards a San Francisco Muni bus on June 3, 2014 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Muni Fares To Increase First Time In 5 Years Starting September 1st

For the first time in five years, the basic fare to ride San Francisco’s Muni is going up 25 cents on September 1st.

08/06/2014

University Mound Ladies Home

New Hope For Senior Residents At Historic Assisted-Living Home In San Francisco’s Portola District

Despite a warning that University Mound Ladies Home in San Francisco’s Portola District would close earlier this week, the debt-ridden assisted living facility remains open with a plan in place for 20 seniors who remain.

08/01/2014

Medical marijuana strains at Harborside Health Center in Oakland (photo credit: Doug Sovern)

KCBS Cover Story: A Touch Of Grey At Bay Area Medical Marijuana Clubs

Seniors make up about 30 percent of Harborside Health Center’s current clientele of patients seeking medicinal marijuana. The facility claims to be the largest medical cannabis outfit in America.

05/27/2014

Animal Assisted Therapy - A Golden Retriever acts as an assistance dog. (Wikipedia)

Animal Update: Senior Pets For Seniors

Animal shelters tend to get a lot of elderly cats and dogs in their facilities and the San Francisco SPCA is no different. According to the the facility’s co-president, these animals happen to make great companions for senior citizens.

05/19/2014

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