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Joan’s Story: Lessons on Adventure, Travel, and Retirement from a Project Manager

The following is from a conversation in September between retiree Joan Gurasich, at Little House Activity Center in Menlo Park and 70 Strong Lead Navigator Theodora Kyle-Singer. What struck Theodora was Joan’s warm demeanor and her approach to transitioning from a high level Product Management and Marketing executive in the heart of Silicon Valley to a lifestyle of retirement. Joan graciously agreed to sit down over coffee to reflect on her life, decisions and philosophy…

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Interview with Lee Michelson, CEO of Sequoia Healthcare District

As Summer gives way to Fall in southern San Mateo County, schools resume for the year and families prepare for the next several months, it was fitting to explore transitions within the leadership of the Sequoia Healthcare District (SHD) where CEO Lee Michelson has just recently announced his retirement from over 8 years of tenure at the helm. Lee’s years of inspirational leadership and service in the non-profit sector included several organizations in the Midwest…

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Click, call or meet with 70 Strong!

Senior social isolation increases the risk of mortality; it affects the mental and physical well-being and leads to risky health behaviors. As we prepare for a growing population of older adults, Peninsula Family Service in partnership with the Sequoia Healthcare District, look to strengthen the connections between seniors and services in San Mateo County. Are you 70 or older, or do you know someone 70 or older living in Atherton, Belmont, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Redwood Shores,…

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