Category Archives: Seniors

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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Senior Alliance to Host Safe Driving Meeting Via Zoom on Monday

The Palisades Senior Alliance will hold its monthly meeting via Zoom on Monday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. The topic will be “Safe Driving: DMV, COVID and Seniors.” This is a free event, but one must register in advance, by … Continue reading

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At Age 95, Charlotte Gumbrell Is Still Riding Her Boogie Board

By BILL BRUNS Circling the News Adviser When I was growing up in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, north of San Diego, my two younger sisters and I enjoyed riding waves on our canvas air mats, along with our mother, Charlotte Bruns (now Gumbrell). … Continue reading

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Luxe Homecare Provides Vaccination Assistance for Palisades Elderly

“I just wanted to share this info with your readers,” resident Fay Vahdani, co-owner of Luxe Homecare, said in an email to Circling the News. “My staff checks all the Covid-19 vaccine locations on a daily basis and as soon as one … Continue reading

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Meals on Wheels West Is Serving More Palisades Residents during the Pandemic

Meals on Wheels West Executive Director Chris Baca says that the nonprofit is serving more Pacific Palisades residents than ever before because of Covid-19. In a press release, Baca wrote: “ Meals on Wheels West volunteers and staff are on the … Continue reading

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Alison Burmeister Offers Inaugural Chair Yoga Class on Zoom This Friday

Some of the most popular exercise classes at the YMCA, the Woman’s Club and the American Legion were geared for seniors. With Covid-19 restrictions, all classes at these facilities have been shut down, leaving seniors with walking as their sole … Continue reading

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Realtor Marguleas Provides Novel Fun during Covid-19 Shutdown

Anthony Marguleas, the founder/owner of Amalfi Estates, has found entertaining ways to give back to the community during the Covid-19 stay-at-home mandates. He began by helping people celebrate birthdays. Since parties and large celebrations are nixed, Marguleas and his family … Continue reading

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 Palisades Atria Park Reports Patient Had Covid-19, But Death Related to Underlying Health Conditions 

A resident of Palisades Atria Park, the assisted living and memory care facility on Sunset across from Gelson’s, passed away on April 13. Circling the News contacted Atria, and Mike Gentry, senior vice president of care, responded in an April … Continue reading

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