Seniors Worried by Rent Hike at Affordable Housing Complex in RichmondHeritage Park on Lakeside Drive is home to more than 200 older residents almost all on fixed incomes who say they can't afford next month's five percent rent increase. Da Lin reports. (7-5-19)
Deal Gives Seniors at San Jose Mobile Home Park Condos in New DevelopmentSome seniors living in a San Jose mobile home park are celebrating a first-of-its-kind deal that lets them stay where they are and upgrade to new luxury condos when they get built. Len Ramirez reports. (6-27-19)
101-Year-Old Woman Evicted from Santa Rosa Senior Living Facility101-year-old Mabel Barnfield and her 90-year-old sister Betty James are learning first-hand how older residents are becoming victims of the greater Bay Area’s brutal housing crunch. Susie Steimle reports. (5-2-19)
Whistlestop Carepool Takes Seniors Where They Need To GoWhistlestop Carepool is a volunteer service helping older adults and people with disabilities get where they need to go. Volunteer coordinator Kathryn Filley tells BAF's Michelle Griego about the work they are doing in Marin County.
Salvation Army Volunteers Bring Christmas Cheer to HomeboundFor hundreds of volunteers in San Francisco, preparing food for the sick and elderly is as much a Christmas tradition as Santa and presents. Devin Fehely reports (12-25-18)
Walnut Creek World War II Vet Remembers Pearl Harbor on Anniversary of Day of InfamyAl Giordano, a World War II veteran, is part of a tight-knit community in Walnut Creek and he remembers hearing news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor 77 years ago as if it were yesterday. Don Ford reports. (12-7-18)
State Says Seniors Were Abandoned During North Bay WildfireTwo Santa Rosa senior care homes are losing their licenses after a state investigation found that staff left residents to fend for themselves during the October firestorm. Betty Yu reports (9-6-18)
Fishing Boat Skipper 'Wacky Jacky' Looks Forward to Catching Salmon and Turning 90Jacqueline Douglas, aka Wacky Jacky, is back at sea aboard her own charter boat based at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf for her 47th salmon season. Don Ford reports. (6-14-18)
100-Year-Old Pilot Flies High With a Little Help From Her FriendsMayetta Behringer, a pioneering female aviator in San Jose, turned 100 last month and was honored by fellow women pilots with an emotional return to the Northern California skies. Devin Fehely reports. (6-10-18)
111-Year-Old S.F. Woman Fights to Convince Feds She's AliveA 111-year-old woman from San Francisco is speaking out Friday about a frustrating mix-up with government officials who were convinced she was dead. Mary Lee reports. (5-25-18)
'Right At Home' Helps Seniors Live IndependentlyJessica Price, owner of 'Right At Home' talks to Bay Area Focus about ways to help deal with aging loved ones and help them live independently, in their own homes.
Oldest Park Ranger Releases Inspiring Autobiography at Age 96At age 96, Betty Reid Soskin is best known for serving as the country's oldest National Park ranger, still giving tours of the Rosie the Riveter National Park in Richmond. Now she's a celebrated author as well. John Ramos reports. (2-22-18)
Retired WWII Veteran Who Lost Home in North Bay Wildfire Gets Lost Medals Replaced92-Year-Old Charles Greene was presented a World War II uniform and the medals he earned while serving as a Marine in the South Pacific after his originals were destroyed in the North Bay wildfires in October. Tony Lopez reports. (12-22-17)
World War II Veteran Who Lost Home in Wildfire Receives Replacements for Lost Medals92-Year-Old Charles Greene was presented a World War II uniform and the medals he earned while serving as a Marine in the South Pacific after his originals were destroyed in the North Bay wildfires in October. (12-22-17)
99-Year-Old Survivor of Pearl Harbor Attack Recalls Day of InfamyIn 1941, Walter Russell Potter was a civilian crane operator on Oahu. During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, according to the Navy, he saved 32 men. On Thursday, Walter was guest of honor at a ceremony in Marin City. John Ramos reports. (12-7-17)
94-Year-Old Woman Escapes Wildfire with Only the Clothes on Her BackIsabel Creager is learning just how generous the Bay Area can be. She has a place to stay tonight but on Monday she barely escaped the fire that raged through her Santa Rosa neighborhood. Kiet Do reports. (10-12-17)
Seniors Thrive on Gourmet Finger Foods at Bay Area Retirement CommunityOlder adults are at a high risk for malnutrition. KPIX 5's Sharon Chin reports on a retirement community in the Bay Area where residents are taking matters into their own hands. (7-4-17)
Teenage Volunteers Teach Technology To Senior CitizensJefferson Award Winner Founded 'Teach Seniors Technology'
Marin Body Builder In Her Seventies Pumps Iron, Inspiring SeniorsDixie James spends more than 25 hours a week in the gym. has run 26 marathons, swims in the bay and is about to do a body building competition. Emily Turner reports. (3-4-16)
Story Of Juanita The Duck May Get Happy Ending For Senior Animal LoversA pet mallard that wandered away from a senior assisted living facility in the North Bay last month has been at the center of a custody battle that has drawn the attention of a local congressman. Sharon Chin reports. (10-23-15)
North Bay Seniors Fight To Get Pet Duck Back From Animal Rescue HospitalA group of residents at a San Anselmo senior-care facility are at odds with a wildlife rescue hospital over a duck named Juanita. Don Ford reports. (10-16-15)
With A Growing Acceptance Of Medical Marijuana, Seniors Ease The Aches Of Age With CannabisAt a gated community in Walnut Creek, Allen Martin reports on the growing popularity of medical marijuana among the elderly. (9-12-15)
If Right-To-Die Becomes Law, What Happens Next?With Friday's senate approval of a bill allowing terminally-ill Californians to end their lives, this controversial law now awaits Gov. Brown's signature. If that happens what will the process be like for patients? Maria Medina reports. (9-11-15)