Joann Sullivan on April 25th, 2009

Ashby Village: Ashby Village has scheduled two more house parties.  The first will be on May 17th at 2717 Hillegass and the second on May 24th at 1711 9th Street.  Both locations are in Berkeley and both will start at 2:00 pm.  People should RSVP to Shirley Haberfeld at if they want to attend.  […]

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Joann Sullivan on April 17th, 2009

There  is a new reverse mortgage program for senior which became available in January as part of the financial stimulus package which Congress passed last fall.  This program is called HECM  for Purchase. HECM stands for Home Equity Conversion Mortgage. This program enables seniors to purchase new homes and never make another mortgage payment. Borrowers […]

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Joann Sullivan on April 8th, 2009

About a year ago my friend Judy Boe, also a Seniors Real Estate Specialist at Red Oak Realty here in Berkeley, and I read about a program in Boston that helped seniors stay in their own homes as they grew older.  The program  is called Beacon Hill Village and had been established by people who […]

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Joann Sullivan on April 1st, 2009

Several months ago I started working on East Bay Smart Senior, thinking that it would take a couple of weeks to get it ready to publish.  It has taken almost ten months, but now I am ready to share it with the world.  I hope that you enjoy reading it and that you learn a […]

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Joann Sullivan on April 1st, 2009

When someone you love needs help with everyday chores, is beginning to suffer from memory loss, or has a number of chronic health conditions, you want to help. Yet how can you be of service when it feels like you can never do enough? And how can you make sure that the person you’re caring […]

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