Thursday, September 30, 2010

Success At The Fourth Annual Health & Information Fair in Altadena CA

The Altadena Senior Center held its fourth annual Health & Information Fair on Saturday, September 25th, from 9 AM-noon.

The Health & Information Fair offered free blood pressure and diabetes screening, over thirty vendors, and much more. A free continental breakfast was being offered to the first 100 attendees. Overall about 250 people attended.

The attendees were very interested in the care management program that ComForcare offers, where the client's situation is periodically reviewed to amend the care plan.

Long Term Care insurance clients appreciated the fact that ComForcare takes complete documentation responsibility and the family is not burdened with paperwork.

Another area of significant interest was the screening process ComForcare adopts to check the background of the caregivers.

The Center is located at 560 E. Mariposa St. in Altadena, and offers a respite for seniors 55 and over to socialize, learn from over 30 classes, take trips throughout California and work in their fitness center.

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Upcoming Event!

Convalescent Aid Society to Sponsor Free Seminar:

"New Concepts in Living Well"

Saturday, November 20th
Lake Avenue Church Skyroom
393 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stress and the Elderly in San Marino CA

Stress and the Elderly

Contrary to what we’ve been led to believe, senior living isn’t always the way it’s portrayed in glossy sales brochures and magazine advertisements. Rather than being a carefree period of life spent on the golf course and traveling around the world, for many of today’s seniors those “golden years” are incredibly stressful times.

What causes seniors so much stress? Change is a huge trigger for stress and seniors definitely experience plenty of change. It can be in the form of declining health, death of friends and loved ones, moving, a bad financial investment, and the list goes on. Here are some other reasons why senior living is stressful.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Former Pasadena Exec Starts Anew With Elderly

Former Pasadena exec starts anew with elderly
By Erick Galindo Staff Writer
Posted: 09/10/2010 08:44:45 PM PDT

PASADENA - On a cool Thursday in Pasadena, Sam Gopinathan, 45, drove a senior citizen to a doctor's appointment.

The new owner of a private non-medical, in-home care franchise, ComForcare Senior Services in Pasadena, was simply going out of his way to add a personal touch for one of his clients.

"One thing I've realized is that retired people just really enjoy company and I really enjoy theirs," he said. "I have several caregivers on my staff but I decided to take my client personally."

Sam Gopinathan
TITLE: Franchise owner
BUSINESS: ComForcare Senior Services
ADDRESS: 1350 N. Altadena Drive, Suite B, Pasadena
PHONE: 626-639-0226
SECRET OF SUCCESS: Lots of business experience and a desire to provide professional service with a personal touch

Things have changed considerably this past year for Gopinathan, who spent the first 22 years of his career as an executive for three Fortune 500 companies, including the Ford Motor Co.

Last September, Gopinathan's career in corporate America took a downturn when he was let go from his position as vice president of M-S Cash Drawer, a manufacturer of cash registers and point-of-sale systems based in Pasadena.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

ComForcare Home Care in Pasadena Celebrates A Luau!

ComForcare Home Care Sponsors Luah in Pasadena!



Vista Cove Arcadia is an RCFE with 100 plus beds. It is a top tier community and they recently celebrated Luau party for the benefit of the residents.

ComForcare Home Care was the proud sponsor of the event. We brought in Hawaiian musicians and dancers who performed for about 3 hours. Some of the residents danced along with the staff and caregivers.

It was wonderful to see the residents transported in their mind all the way to Hawaii. The room decor had beautiful tropical flavor, the chef made some wonderful tropical and Hawaiian dishes. The dancers were wonderful. they performed 5 different types of dances, each of them representing a different island and a different theme.

The residents were very happy with the outings. It is wonderful to see such smiles on the face of the elderly.

Don't forget Grandparents Day Sunday September 12th!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

September is Healthy Aging Month in Pasadena CA!

September is Healthy Aging Month!

What better way to spend a summer afternoon than going to the Farmers Market! The atmosphere, the neighbors, the fresh food! For healthy aging month, going to the Farmers Market is not a bad idea. Exercise and diet are so important for all of us. Our seniors especially benefit. Enjoy this article from and remember, for the best in Home Care Services in the Pasadena area, visit

Farmer’s Markets: A Gathering Place for Community Seniors

By: Michelle Seitzer

One of my favorite things about living near Amish Country is the abundance of farmer’s markets in a 30 mile radius.  My husband and I try to buy the majority of our goods at the market, going only to grocery stores for things like orange juice and toilet paper.

There are a number of reasons we enjoy stocking our kitchen via the farmer’s market. The food is fresher and more affordable, we can shop at a leisurely pace and hardly ever wait in line, we’re supporting local farmers and small businesses, and when recalls dominate the headlines, we don’t have much to worry about. We’ve developed relationships with many of the vendors, sometimes stopping by their stands just to say hello even if we don’t intend to buy that day. It’s also a great place to bring our out-of-town family and friends. In fact, when my parents come to visit, it’s usually the first thing my Dad asks upon arrival: “Can we go to the market?”

A strong sense of community pervades the market. Besides befriending vendors, there are a number of regular attendees that we greet there. I always have my eye out for the seniors. Many of the mature market shoppers come dressed to the nines with a straw basket on their arm or a small metal shopping cart trailing behind them, which is clearly something they’ve done for decades.

Most of the senior shoppers arrive alone, even shop alone, but eventually, they bump into someone they’ve known for years, or maybe even someone whom they have befriended at the market. In downtown York, an old piano positioned in the middle of the market is available for anyone who wishes to tickle the ivories. Like clockwork, two older gentlemen can be spotted (and heard) on Thursday mornings, one plays as the other sings. I’ve sat there several times, enjoying the wide range of music they share, from old hymns to “My Funny Valentine” – each set is interjected with humorous comments and ready smiles for anyone who stops to listen.

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