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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1994 | ALAN EYERLY
Unlike its clients, the 5-year-old Tustin Area Senior Center is experiencing growing pains. While increasingly challenged to meet the diverse needs of people age 50 to 102, the center is also feeling the pinch of funding cuts. "We really outgrew the building in three years," Recreation Supervisor Melissa O'Neal said during a recent ballroom dance party celebrating the center's fifth anniversary.
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HEALTH
April 16, 2007 | From Times wire reports
Being older than 70 should not stop patients from getting aggressive treatment of the most malignant form of brain cancer with radiation therapy, French researchers have reported. Because the tumor, glioblastoma, typically kills half its victims within a year, doctors have been unsure whether it is even worthwhile to treat older patients.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A housing project that for the first time would allow non-senior citizens to live in Laguna Woods, the nation's only city of senior citizens, was approved Tuesday by Orange County supervisors. The action allows 23 lots for single-family homes to be carved into a 10.6-acre parcel of unincorporated land surrounded by city property. The city expects next week to annex the parcel, near its southern boundary with Laguna Beach.
NEWS
January 1, 1997 | KATHLEEN DOHENY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While scientists and entrepreneurs work to unravel the mystery of aging, some older folks think less about birthdays and more about squeezing as much activity as possible into their days. Here, four Southern Californians who don't "act their age." * The air is chilly and it's dark, but Vince Malizia and Chick Dahlsten aren't complaining. They're doing push-ups and stretching alongside people half their age, warming up for a 2 1/2-hour workout with the San Fernando Valley Track Club.
NEWS
March 28, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The state Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of mobile home parks in California to limit their occupants to older residents, saying such restrictions do not violate state law. The justices in a 5-2 decision said the age-based restrictions in mobile home parks are permissible under state civil rights statutes and another law that specifically allows parks to limit residency by age.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1993 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rae Brykman, 82, is one of the most sought-after voters in Los Angeles. Big-name politicians repeatedly visit her home. After all, her home can deliver 800 votes. Tucked into a tree-lined Reseda neighborhood, the two sprawling campuses of the Jewish Home for the Aging are voting precincts in and of themselves. All the residents of the facilities--located about 1 1/2 miles apart and covering about 15 acres--are registered voters and nearly all of them cast ballots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1992 | Dana Parsons
"How long you been on the sheet?" David Sokol asks. "Uh, almost five years," I answer, temporarily stumped by the colloquialism for newspaper that I don't think I've ever heard anyone say aloud. "Have you been with other sheets?" he followed up. I felt like I was talking to Bogart. Sokol walks with a cane, needs a hearing aid and, besides that, says his eyes are going. But what the hell, retiring might be worse. "It's inactivity that kills you," he says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2001 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's newly appointed head of the Area Agency on Aging wants to create a three-digit hotline similar to 411 where senior citizens can immediately gain access to a variety of services like housing, food and transportation. Pamela Mokler took over the county agency after working for years as president of a company that developed programs for retirement housing. She said she will focus efforts on helping poor seniors in Orange County, who she says are not being adequately served.
WORLD
January 29, 2007 | From Reuters
The oldest woman ever to give birth deceived doctors to get the fertility treatment that enabled her to have twins at 67 last month, a British newspaper said Sunday. Carmela Bousada, who gave birth to twins Christian and Pau on Dec. 29, apparently convinced a Los Angeles clinic that she was 55, the cut-off age for its in-vitro fertilization program, Britain's News of the World said. "They didn't ask for my age or my passport.
NEWS
September 19, 1989 | DAVID LARSEN, Times Staff Writer
What the three dozen experts in gerontology and mental health had in mind over the weekend was the minds of others--specifically the aging among us. And here are some of their revelations. * About 15% of Americans 65 or older who are living at home have a clinically significant degree of depression and dysphoria--persistent anxiety or physical discomfort. * Conservative estimates place the number of nursing home patients with diagnosable mental disorders at 60%.
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