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Senior Community Mobile Home Parks

Senior Community Mobile Home Parks Some folks reach the golden years without much cash jingling in their jeans.  For some a senior mobile home may make sense.  I recently worked with a buyer on one and here is what I found: Buying a mobile home in a park is really buying the privilege of paying [&…
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Affordable Senior Housing Proposed for Pleasant Hill

Rehabilitation Services of Northern California is proposing an affordable Senior Housing complex near Diablo Valley College. This is exciting because they are proposing 34 units for MODERATE INCOME seniors. This is very, very hard to find. It’s pretty easy for people to find low income housing but…
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A primer on Senior Housing

The names of various senior housing alternatives can be confusing. Here are a couple of different forms: Active Adult: Those many, many communities which have sprung up all over the country offering single family homes with many amenities. There are no provisions for medical assistance other than wh…
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Medi-Cal Long Term Care Coverage

YOU CAN GET LONG TERM CARE COVERED BY MEDI-CAL AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE UP YOUR ASSETS Listen up. I have just attended a seminar with a set of attorneys that have for 45 years gotten 90% of long term health care paid for by Medical. And they did not have to give […]
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Senior Housing’s Senior Housing

If you haven’t been in the market for yourself or a loved one for senior housing, you may not realize it that SF Bay Areas boasts two historical giants. Rossmoor in Walnut Creek and the Sequoias in San Francisco (that tall building on Geary at Laguna). Rossmoor was one of the very first independen…
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OK Ladies (and Gents) We Gotta Be Rosies

There is a beastly competition going on between Richmond, CA and Ypsilanti, MI to be the Guinness World Record winners for the most Rosies. We were the winners, then Ypsilanti (Willow Run Bomber Plant) beat us… NOW IS OUR CHANCE FOR SWEET REVENGE Join me in your Rosie Outfit August 13 at the …
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Walk In Tub for Seniors

I would kill to have one to soak the old bones in, but a word to the wise.  They do not even slightly increase the value of your home/condo/coop.  They may even be a detriment.  Even when OF’s are looking for a retirement home, they hate to see these large, expensive, comfortable bathtubs.  Th…
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Memorial Day Flag Day Fourth Of July

Here’s a photo for all seasons. It’s my best friend Monica who is now 93. She served in the WAVES (Women’s Navy) during WWII. She worked in Washington DC on the Mall in “temporary” Naval Office Buildings that were not pulled down till the 70’s. She was a decoder. …
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Sometimes a great agent isn’t enough

There are a ton of great agents in Rossmoor. I am privileged to know a bunch of them. But sometimes and for some people, there is a need for an agent who can provide more than Rossmoor knowledge. Seniors themselves and often Seniors with their families and sometimes just the families often need more…
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THE PERFECT FIDO

Through a senior friend of mine, I just now became aware of a great organization for seniors and senior dogs.  It is called MUTTVILLE and is located in San Francisco. This group of kind people take in older dogs from wherever they find them, nurse and foster them and then find a great home for [&he…
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CO-OP OR CONDO?

Many people who look at senior housing are confused by the difference between a condo and a coop. The first answer is that they are a different form of ownership.  A condo is simply real estate, you get a deed for your unit and a percentage of the common areas.  Simple. Coop is an older […]
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Rossmoor-ese

For those of you interested in Rossmoor, it has its own special terminology. I can help you navigate this alternative universe. Please see the chart below for definitions:
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Eldercare Services Team

This is the team of social workers and other professionals I work with to help families and seniors make the best decision about short or long term housing.  They are aware of all the options, independent, assisted, memory care, home care, long term care and respite care.  They know the ins and ou…
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If you live long enough…….

Okay, another edition of my walk down Old Fart Lane.  After years of denial, I finally admitted I could not hear 50% of the conversation on the cell phone.  Very bad in my business.  So I got them, hearing aids (plural).  They are teensy tiny, come in chartreuse or purple if you like, you can’…
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Anxiety Remover

Okay, okay, so I passed another milestone.  I got Life Alert (of I’ve fallen and can’t get up fame).  I just wanted to pass along my experience.  Don’t be afraid of it. No one needs to know!  It really has taken a load off my mind because I live in a rather secluded apartment and [……
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Senior Housing 101

If you want to find out anything about different types of senior housing casually online (you should call me first, of course).  There are a couple of things you should know.  First, you may find a facility that looks promising and click on that.  But you don’t usually get what you click on.  …
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The NEW Linda

It is sad to say, but like many of my colleagues in the industry, I too am getting older. Aging right with me (surprise, surprise) are a number of my clients. Recently, more and more of them have asked me to help them choose a retirement home. In response, I hit the books (and the […]
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