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Windsor Manor, recently hosted ”Moving Forward, New Beginnings” an informative Senior Fair especially designed for seniors’ and their adult children. The event was held at their facility located at 1230 E. Windsor Road, Glendale. Public safety, finance and adult care experts spoke to more than 40 seniors about some of the challenges that come with living longer. “I just believe the more information they have, the better they can make important choices,” stated Michael Walper, manor executive director. Residential Living, Reverse Mortgages, Senior Banking Needs Long Term Care Insurance, Elder Abuse, Identity Theft, Trust/Wills, Staying fit & Active, Real Estate Options of transitioning from your home into Residential living were covered at the Senior Symposium. Present at this Senior Event was from the far right: Kelly Finney, director of community relations; Michael Walper, executive director Windsor Manor; and Jeanette Beurekjian, director of marketing Windsor Manor. For information visit:

San Juan Capistrano’s Gary DiSano. member since 1972, will preside over the 2009-10
Tournament of Roses, The new Tournament of Roses President unveiled the theme for next year’s Rose Parade: “2010: A Cut Above the Rest.” The theme is partly a nod to the year and to hopes that the 121th Rose Parade will score a perfect 10 with audiences. But it also relates to the fact that the 96th Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1 and the 2010 Citi BCS National Championship Game a week later “will be a 10 of a game,” he said. Professionally, he is the director of heavy duty purchasing for Century Wheel and Rim in Montebello and RGGL Corp. in Newport Beach. He has served as planning commissioner for Newport Beach and is a USC Cardinal and Gold life member, among other activities. With the economy souring, he recognizes that some sponsors and cities - including self-built floats from Sierra Madre, La Canada Flintridge, South Pasadena and others - may opt out of the 2010 Rose Parade

Providence Health & Services in California has begun a new service for people 50 and older with limited resources that identifies programs to help pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, food and other basic needs. Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank; Mission Hills; and Providence Tarzana Medical Center, have launched BenefitsCheckUp at to help link residents to these benefits. The Web site guides users to public and private programs identified by the National Council on Aging that can help in a variety of ways ranging from heating and energy assistance to prescription savings programs to income supplements. This Providence site links older adults to this information and helps those who qualify apply. For example, many people with lower incomes who have Medicare would qualify for a Medicare Savings Program that would pay for their monthly Medicare premiums – a savings of almost $1,200 a year. Others may qualify for property tax assistance or benefit from meal programs offered in their communities. Developed by The National Council on Aging, BenefitsCheckUp is the nation’s most comprehensive Web-based tool to screen for benefits programs for older adults with limited income and resources.