Category Archives: Seniors

Westchester Senior Center Reopens with Limited Hours: Residents Rally for Traci Park

The Westchester Senior center, which closed during Covid, and now more recently because of security concerns, has reopened with limited hours. Around 200 residents from Council District 11, including Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Mar Vista, Venice, Playa Vista and Westchester, assembled … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Women Celebrated in South Dakota

  At the Missouri River in South Dakota, where Lewis and Clark once camped on their journey across the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, stands Dignity. This 50-foot-high stainless-steel statue by South Dakota artist laureate Dale Claude Lamphere depicts a Native … Continue reading

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 Residents Can Report Sidewalk and Handicapped Parking Issues

Many residents were appalled by the garbage that was in front of handicapped parking spaces in Westchester by the senior center. The garbage and van didn’t allow access for voting in June, and still doesn’t allow access for meetings. “I … Continue reading

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The Remarkable Lee Calvert Keeps in Shape

  By ALISON BURMEISTER Palisadian Lee Calvert, 97, does 15 push-ups every night before bed. “Push-ups are something everyone can do, but not everyone keeps doing them,” she said. I last saw Lee at a “Fall Prevention” event I hosted … Continue reading

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Woman’s Club Celebrates Town’s Elders, Marking a 25-Year Tradition

  Pacific Palisades residents, 90 and older, were given special recognition on Friday when the Woman’s Club held a hybrid celebration on Zoom and members delivered a gift package to every elder who responded to the party invitation. This annual event, … Continue reading

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Margaux Glaser Surprised Seniors with Halloween Goodies

  Palisades Seniors Receive a Halloween Surprise from Realtor Margaux Glaser Margaux Glaser, a senior real estate specialist with Sothebys International, delivered cookies, candy and a handwritten card to about 50 seniors in Pacific Palisades. She shared a few of the cards … Continue reading

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Palisadian June Capp, 106, Receives Covid Shot; She Has Known Many Celebrities in Her Neighborhood

June Capp, who will turn 107 on May 17, is most likely the oldest person in Pacific Palisades. She recently made a trip to CVS with hair stylist George Hutchinson (who has a salon, George and Company, on Via de la … Continue reading

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SCAM: Don’t Be Fooled by Con Artists

(Editor’s note: Long-time resident Haldis Toppel, who serves as Area 3 representative on the Community Council, has shared the following story with Circling the News in hopes that it might prevent others from being scammed. The story is true, but … Continue reading

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Visiting with Three Seniors Who Meet Weekly for an Outdoor Lunch and Camaraderie during the Pandemic

  Circling the News received a tip from a resident, who wrote: “I’m surprised that you have not published a feel-good story about the 90-year-olds meeting at the Veterans’ Garden every Tuesday at noon for lunch, social interaction and bocce … Continue reading

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Highlands Eldercare Construction Has Resumed

Circling the News received the following notice sent to Tenants of the Miller Property on Palisades Drive on March 12: “The assisted living building construction will start up again Monday. The worst of the noise from drilling is over. On … Continue reading

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