Archive | December, 2010
Stay as wealthy and as healthy as you can

Stay as wealthy and as healthy as you can

Nearly eight years ago, a health economist who focused on future trends warned his audience of middle-class Peninsula residents to prepare for the potentially burdensome costs of health care in retirement. He predicted in 2003 that the U.S. health care system would “implode” by 2010, forcing Americans to reconstruct their expensive and fragmented method of [...]

Older Californians Missing Opportunity for Food Assistance

Only 10 percent of eligible residents over 60 apply Bob Hyman, a retired salesman with health problems, stocks up at the weekly food pantry at his subsidized senior housing facility. From food provided by the San Francisco Food Bank, he selects carrots, cabbage, potatoes, celery, onions, apples, pears, canned beans, bread and rice. “It’s a [...]