Help Define Aging in Los Angeles

Take the Survey: Purposeful Aging: Our goal is to make the Los Angeles region the most age-friendly in the world. Your input and suggestions will help us get there. Go to PurposefulAgingLA.com to take the Survey! Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) will prepare the Los Angeles region for a rapidly aging population through an innovative, sustained initiative that unites public…

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Purposeful Aging

The older adult population (65 years and above) in the Los Angeles region will double between 2010 and 2030, from approximately 1.1 million to more than 2.2 million people. To prepare our region for this dramatic demographic shift, the County and City of Los Angeles launched Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA), a landmark initiative that unites public and private resources,…

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La Crescenta Christmas Tree Lighting

December 5th, 2017 at 6:30 pm the 3rd annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place at the La Crescenta Library. This year this wonderful community event, La Crescenta Libraries largest event of the year, will be hosted by LA County 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger, ASTER, and the La Crescenta Library. This year ASTER will take the lead in putting…

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Crescenta Commons Fundraiser

On April 20th, 2017 The Crescenta Commons kids from Monte Vista Elementary held a fundraiser. The Crescenta Commons Kids are a group of 3rd, 5th and 6th graders that signed up to help care for the tiny pocket park next to their school, Crescenta Commons. The fundraiser was a huge success. The kids sold Krispy Kreme donuts. They raised over…

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New Flag Adorns Crescenta Commons

Crescenta Commons, now maintained by ASTER, continues to have tremendous support from the community. The local American Legion and VFW have stepped in twice now to help maintain the American flag. The first flag was installed to acknowledge the 911 tribute sponsored by the local Crescenta Valley Chamber in 2014. The flag became tattered from the weather especially the high…

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Helpful Roommate Rules

Sometimes seniors will look at sharing their home with a roommate to offset expenses, ease the feeling of loneliness or help another in need. However here are some rules if a roommate is being considered. Roommate Rules “Sometimes I feel like I’m being nibbled to death by a duck.” That’s how Jennifer Harbart, a 60-something Chicago homeowner describes her room-mating…

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How to Plan for Aging If You’re an ‘Elder Orphan’

How to Plan for Aging If You’re an ‘Elder Orphan’ Without family members to lean on for assistance in your later years, you must plan ahead so you don’t age alone. As baby boomers head into retirement, many are realizing they will have no family to depend on as they age. Almost one-quarter of Americans over 65 are single and…

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