Demystifying Resident Contracts

For people who are considering moving to a community, many of the benefits are obvious: a beautiful location, friendly neighbors, great amenities, and supportive staff. But moving to a senior community is a big decision, and one that can raise many questions - especially when it comes to signing a contract or resident agreement. The resident agreement may seem imposing at first, but it also holds the answers to many questions prospective residents may have, such as: What's included and n…

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Carlsbad By The Sea Resident Author Debuts New Memoir During Quarantine

When the quarantine hit, almost 90-year-old Jackie Epstein, a former writer for the L. A. Herald-Examiner, Los Angeles Times, Tennis Illustrated, and National Enquirer, did what she’s often done to navigate life’s uncertainties: she sat across from a blank white page and let the words flow. My Love Affair with Hollywood is a book Jackie started writing over 30 years ago, initially entitled Hollywood, Behind the Scenes, when she and her husband, Robert Epstein, a Los Angeles T…

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Old Men and The Sea

In August 2014, my lifelong friend, Dave Radcliff, invited me to join a 20-plus-mile swim relay across Catalina Channel.  As it had never been attempted by 80-year-olds, we would set an international record.  I feared I wouldn't measure up, but I accepted. Dave swam in the 1956 Olympics.  Our teammates, all Masters Swimmers, compete in events around the world.  I was, and still am, in awe of their accomplishments.  To avoid letting them down, I increased my swim …

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Carlsbad By The Sea Resident Takes “Alexa” for a Test Run

Enthusiasts were delighted that so many people (perhaps 40-50) attended the first meeting of the Carlsbad By The Sea Alexa Club last week.   Using the Amazon Echo or Dot has proved great fun and an enormous convenience for many of us, and sharing the latest "trick" we've discovered with our own use of "Alexa" has become a daily pleasure.  We act like proud parents showing off our kids…….  or the owners of especially cute dogs, who revel in the admiration of others…

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