Archive for the ‘Seniors’ Category
By Sherrill Hecock
On August 9, 2016 at the City Council Chambers, the Antioch High School class of 1956 received a proclamation from Mayor Wade Harper declaring August 27th the “AHS Class of 1956 Day.”
Five members of the class were there to receive the proclamation which was shared with all at their reunion. Those in attendance that evening were Bob Franchetto, Sue Carris Siino, Joan Price Bell, Gayle Gibbs Autentico and Sherill Beckett Hecock and their guests. This class was the second to graduate from the newly built high school at 18th and L Streets.
On August 26th at the 7:00 p.m. football game against Lincoln High school, the class was again honored with special seating, several announcements and a “Class of ‘56…Welcome home” sign prepared by the current high school students. This was arranged courtesy of Principal Louie Rocha. Nineteen class members and their guests were present at the game. (Not all pictured here below).
Their 60th class reunion was held at the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center on August 27th, and attended by 80 classmates including their guests. Masters of Ceremonies were Lanny Bown, who came all the way from North Carolina for the event, and Randy Autentico.
The class was treated to a fabulous “Italian House Buffet” prepared by chefs at the Golf Course. Grace was offered by Sue Carris Siino. Each attendee was greeted by Sue Siino and Gayle Gibbs Autentico at the door and received a packet containing a raffle ticket, name tag with their high school photo courtesy of Teri Bell Johnson, a copy of Mayor Wade Harper’s Proclamation, their class song “No Man is an Island” and a current roster of classmates.
During the evening, Lanny Bown read the bios of Antioch Sports Legends 2011 and 2012 inductees Ray Harrington and Randy Autentico, Gayle Autentico memorialized those who have passed away from a list prepared by Olga Jacques Martinez, and Renee Hunt Holding read the class song lyrics. Olga also prepared memory boards with photos from the past 60 years.
Beautiful flower arrangements were on each table compliments of Paula’s Family Florist. Principal Louie Rocha also arranged for the class to receive a gift basket for their raffle during the evening. It was a month to remember. A year of planning proved to be well worth the effort.
The East County Senior Coalition invites all interested senior citizens to get on the bus and join them for the Senior Rally Day in Sacramento, on Wednesday, May 11
If interested, contact Mary Chapman at either (925) 978-1883 or email@example.com so they can fill an East County bus.
The week of March 21 – 25 marked Meals on Wheels of America’s “March for Meals Community Champions Week,” a national campaign to raise awareness about senior needs, especially around hunger and isolation.
As a member agency, Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services (MOWSOS) participated locally and invited community leaders to take part in meal delivery ride-a-longs to homebound, frail seniors around the county.
Community leaders who participated included Antioch Mayor Pro-Tem Lori Ogorchock; District V Supervisor Federal Glover; Clayton Mayor Howard Geller; Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder; Pleasant Hill Mayor Sue Noack; Oakley Mayor Kevin Romick; Orinda Mayor Victoria Smith; Walnut Creek Mayor Pro-Tem Rich Carlston; Pleasant Hill Councilmember, Tim Flaherty; Concord Councilmember Dan Helix; Walnut Creek Councilmember Bob Simmons; Bay Point All in One President, Delano Johnson; Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, Lt. Paul O’Mary, and Deputies Katie Rhoe and Matt Buckley; Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County Executive Director, Will McGarvey; Bay Point Municipal Advisory Council Member Debra Mason; American Medical Response (AMR), Public Information Officer, Alicia Moore and EMT’s Sarah Dotson and Jason Kalan; Dayna Wilson, Keller Williams Realtor.
“It was a great day,” said Ogorchock, who rode on an Antioch meal delivery route with volunteer driver, Mike Neff. “Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services does a great service in our community by keeping our seniors safe and healthy.”
If you or your civic or community group, are available to help, please contact Carol Louisell, Director of Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-954-8736. An on-line application, an orientation, and background check are required.
By keeping a unwavering focus on creating a caring, nurturing and safe environment for its residents, Quail Lodge Retirement Community in Antioch, Calif., has won the 2016 Best of Senior Living Award from SeniorAdvisor.com, placing the community in the top 1 percent of senior living communities in the United States. Of the nearly 100,000 providers currently listed on SeniorAdvisor.com, just over 1,000 were recognized with this award.
Nestled in lovely Antioch, Calif., the affordable retirement living community offers 121 spacious apartments in three floor plans, all with kitchenettes and beautiful views, plus a host of amenities geared toward healthy senior lifestyle, featuring a chef-driven dining program and free local transportation.
The annual SeniorAdvisor.com Best of Awards celebrate the best of the best in senior living and home care across the United States and Canada. Winners of the SeniorAdvisor.com Best of 2016 Awards represent the top tier of in-home care, assisted living, and other senior living providers, based on the online reviews written by seniors and their families. This exclusive designation places the winners in the top one percent of senior care providers according to those who matter most – the consumers.
To qualify for inclusion in the Best of 2016 Awards, senior living communities must have maintained an average overall rating of at least 4.5 stars while receiving three or more new reviews in 2015.
“This award is quite meaningful for all of us who have the rare opportunity to work at Quail Lodge and spend our days with such amazing residents,” said Manager Timothy Thomas, Quail Lodge Retirement Community.
About Quail Lodge
Family-owned and operated by Sunshine Retirement Living, Quail Lodge offers 121 affordable and spacious, studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes and beautiful views. The vibrant, independent living retirement community provides three, chef-prepared meals daily, free local transportation, weekly housekeeping, beauty salon and library, and daily activities and events geared toward a healthy senior lifestyle. For more information, visit www.QuailLodgeRet.com.
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By Allen Payton
During their 10th Annual Santa For Seniors project the Board of Directors of An Elderly Wish Foundation adopted four board and care homes for Christmas.
On Wednesday, December 16th, nine board members played Santa Claus for 20 seniors, in two homes in Antioch and two in Pittsburg, by delivering a large Christmas bag to each one of the residents which included scarves, socks, combs, toiletries and puzzle books. Each large bag also included a shoulder shawl, a handmade lap quilt, thanks to Bernie Cabrera, owner of Queen B’s Quilt Shop and a stuffed animal from Jim Lanter at State Farm, both located in Antioch.
“All of us enjoyed singing Christmas Carols upon arrival, and then singing with the residents once the gifts were opened,” said Mary Chapman, Executive Director of the foundation. “It was a joyous day for all, as we shared the Christmas spirit.”
This year’s event was sponsored by the Delta Board of Realtors. Many seniors are touched by the giving spirit of Christmas from An Elderly Wish Foundation. For more information about the foundation, visit www.elderlywish.org.
By Lieutenant Diane Aguinaga, Antioch Police Field Services
This is an update to let everyone know that 86-year old John Cubit, who went missing Friday evening, December 11, 2015 from Country Place assisted living center on Olive Lane in Antioch, has been located. He is safe and back at his care facility.
Thank you for all your assistance in trying to locate him.
Editor’s Note: No other details were provided.