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PAMF & Avenidas to Co-Host “Successful Aging” Celebration on August 10


Community invited to free event celebrating older adults

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) and Avenidas invite the community to a celebration to honor seniors. They will bring together resources and organizations to help seniors “age in place.” The free event will be held at PAMF’s Mountain View Center on August 10, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is the second year of the annual event, which builds upon the momentum of the first Successful Aging Celebration hosted by PAMF and Avenidas in Palo Alto in 2012, attended by more than 400 people.

The City of Mountain View has proclaimed August 4 through August 10 as “Successful Aging Week” in honor of this community event.

“PAMF is committed to supporting a community where seniors can live healthy, vibrant, meaningful lives,” said Lizz Vilardo, M.D., president of the Camino Division of PAMF. “This event is an opportunity for all to learn, share and celebrate our community.”

“This event showcases all the resources in our community – it’s really a great place to grow older,” said Avenidas President and CEO Lisa Hendrickson.

Successful Aging Celebration Activities:

Schedule of Events:

Art Classes: Sessions begin at 10 a.m.

The Village Phenomenon – Aging in Community: Presentation at 10 a.m.

Aging 2.0 – A Whole New World!: Presentation at 11 a.m.

Live Smart After 50: Presentation at noon

The Happy Movie:1 to 2:30 p.m. Register online for the Happy Movie (limited to 100 people)

Note: Seating is limited at the educational seminars and movie. To guarantee a seat at a seminar and/or the movie, call 650-934-7380.

The Successful Aging Event’s Founding Sponsors are the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Avenidas. El Camino Hospital and Stanford Hospitals and Clinics are Platinum and Contributing Sponsors.

Learn more about the event online at