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  • The Healing Power of Pets

    Our animal companions bring us friendship, comfort, unconditional love and a myriad of health benefits. Research shows that having a bond with an animal at home makes people more fit, less stressed and happier. For example, studies have found that: ■■ Having an animal companion, especially a dog, lowers your risk for heart disease and helps […]

  • Caring for Your Teeth as You Age

    There is no reason you can’t take your own teeth well into old age, as long as you take care of them properly. The rules are the same as they have been your entire life: ■ Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush.■ Floss between your teeth once a day.■ Don’t smoke or use […]

  • Appreciating our Volunteers

    During Volunteer Week, we want to take the opportunity to formally thank all of our selfless volunteers. The countless hours they give to our senior community help us in providing the dignity and support our seniors need to do the things that matter most to them. On Lok pioneers programs for older adults that promote […]

  • On Lok Celebrates!

    The On Lok Celebrates! gala will be held on May 17 at San Francisco’s Metreon! Enjoy live entertainment, an open bar, food tastings from Bay Area chefs and a host of live auction items. Our program, from 6-10 p.m., will feature Emmy Award-winning host Liam Mayclem. The auction highlight will be a one week stay […]

  • 5 Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors

    1. Consume more liquids Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated2. Plan your meals Plan your meals throughout the week, you’ll be less likely to stop following your healthy eating habits. 3. Minimize the use of table saltThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that consuming too much salt can lead to high blood pressure. 4. Season […]

  • Everything You Have Always Wanted To Know About On Lok PACE 2.0

    What is PACE 2.0? The National PACE Association (NPA) has launched the PACE 2.0 project with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation and the West Health Policy Center. The initiative will expand access of PACE services to many high-need populations across the country. What is On Lok’s involvement? As part of the NPA PACE […]

  • On Lok Lifeways East San Jose To Be Featured in Jade Channel TV Series

    Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), a Hong Kong-based Chinese broadcast television network, will be featuring On Lok Lifeways in its upcoming series “As Long As You Live.” The show will visit Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the U.S. to see how each country empowers and supports seniors to ensure they stay happy and healthy as they age. […]

  • Mission Nutrition

    For many older adults, especially those unable to shop for food or cook due to a disability or other medical reasons, proper nutrition is a key factor to continue living in their home and community. On Lok’s Mission Nutrition program, headquartered at our 30th Street Senior Center, helps seniors maintain proper health, strength, and independence […]

  • Learning How to Cope with Dementia

    In her youth, my mom was tall, strong and beautiful. In my imagination, she always remained this way, but in reality, she was 80, frail, weak and had advanced dementia. When my dad passed away, my mom was left to live alone in the family home, which she refused to leave despite its constant need […]

  • Love is in the air

    Valentine’s Day Love Story: Wei Yumei and Wu Quanhai It was love at first sight for On Lok Lifeways participants, Wei Yumei and Wu Quanhai, who will celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary in March. Their story began in China in the early 1960’s. They were both teachers at the same school – teaching adult education. Wei […]