FRIDAYSalsa city: The Salsa Festival on the Fillmore features Latin-dance bands and the chance to dance at multiple venues. Festivities continue on Saturday. [7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Fillmore Street between Eddy and Post streets, S.F.; www.salsaonfillmore.com]SATURDAYA great bike ride Read More
Ashley McCumber is the executive director of Meals on Wheels of San Francisco. Confronted with an aging population and global cuts to social services, he is finding new ways to raise money. A limited-edition 2012 “Chefs of the Bay Area” calendar went on sale Wednesday at Macy’s Union Square cellar, with all proceeds going to one of The City’s most vulnerable populations — homebound seniors.Where did this idea for a chefs calendar come from? Read More
Even Obamacare’s biggest cheerleaders won’t be able to ignore Medicare chief actuary Richard Foster forever. Based on current law, Foster says, seniors who rely on Medicare will replace Medicaid recipients at the bottom of the health care ladder as early as 2019, five years after the individual mandate kicks in. That’s when the fees Medicare pays to providers will be slashed below Medicaid rates, which are already well below market prices. Read More
A federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request has been filed by a citizens activist group seeking the rest of the story behind the recent gag order issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services against health insurance companies to prevent them from providing customers with information about Obamacare. Read More
Redwood City seniors are putting together a quilt they hope will represent the city’s past as well as present.
A project of the city’s Senior Affairs Commission, organizers are inviting elder residents to participate by contributing a quilt square. Planned squares will include different images of Redwood City, including churches, the farmers market, hospitals and parks. Read More
Rising energy costs are forcing some seniors to dip into their retirement savings, according to an AARP survey.
One-quarter of those making less than $50,000 per year said the economy has led them to prematurely withdraw retirement funds, costing them precious interest income. Read More