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placeholder November 9, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 19   •   Oakland, CA
Senior Living & Resources

Senior Services

The descriptions of senior services in this section were provided by the service agencies, which are responsible for the accuracy of the content.

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Living trust packages

Is preparing a living trust on your to-do list? If you're like a lot of people, it's probably been stuck somewhere on your to-do list for a long time. Let's face it, the prospect of dealing with financial statements, endless paperwork and anyone in the legal profession is about as appealing as a day in the dentist's chair.

Yet taking the time to prepare a living trust is truly one of the most thoughtful things you can do for your loved ones. When you die, your family will be dealing with grief and loss. Without a living trust, they also will be dealing with what can be the nearly overwhelming burden of probate—a process that is not only arduous but expensive. Indeed, probate can take a big bite out of your estate—and your children's inheritance.

Living trusts are one of our most important services. While anyone in any of our three offices can help you, we have dedicated team members who work specifically with living trust clients, and they develop close working relationships with their clients throughout the process. They're knowledgeable, accommodating and work hard to make sure that every client understands the process. They're available by phone and email to answer questions.

Most of our clients tell us that creating their trust was a lot easier than they thought it would be. We use special attorney-approved workbooks that provide a straightforward step-by-step process:

Come in to one of our offices and fill out the workbook.

If you have property that needs to be moved into the trust, we prepare the transfer deed(s) for you.

When your trust is ready—generally within a week, you come in and we review the documents with you. Once you're satisfied that everything is correct, you sign the documents and we notarize them.

We give you a hard copy of your living trust and retain a soft copy/pdf file. We can email this to you if you like; many people want to be able to distribute this to their children or other family members.

Your trust should be updated for important life events, so we make it easy to do this for you as well, from a simple amendment to an entire restatement.

The best part: One flat fee. There are no surprises. We don't charge extra for phone calls, notarizing documents or if you require more help. This is our commitment to our clients.

If you've been procrastinating about creating your living trust, visit or call one of our three Bay Area offices: Dublin, 925-479-9600; Oakland, 510-452-2320; or Walnut Creek, 925-407-1010. Our website has more information: www.cadocpreparers.com. We're here to help.




Hope Hospice — hope for a better today

In 1980, Hope Hospice began as a grassroots effort by a small group of concerned community members who wanted to help terminally ill patients to be cared for at home. During that time, we have delivered care to more than 6,400 patients and their families and have remained a nonprofit serving people regardless of their income or insurance status.

When you need Hope, we are there for you, providing personalized hospice care, relief from pain, symptom management and emotional and spiritual support.

Dial 925-829-8770 for a complimentary evaluation. Visit HopeHospice.com for more information.




Marymount Villa Retirement Center

At Marymount Villa Retirement Center we believe everyone can find meaning and joy in life, even when they need a little help with daily living. We offer a wide range of personal care options which include a custom tailored care-plan, memory care, assisted living, short-term respite and hospice care. Importantly, unlike some independent and assisted living communities, we do not require long-term contracts or elaborate buy-in arrangements.

Our large sunny veranda overlooks the beautiful, historic Casa Peralta in San Leandro. We are located just around the corner from St. Leander Church. For a tour, please contact us at 510-895-5007.




Faith, compassion at Mercy Center

Established in 1872, Mercy Retirement & Care Center was founded on a deep sense of faith, dignity and compassion.

Today, this tradition continues through its dedication to caring for every aspect of physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. Situated on a lush campus in Oakland, Mercy Retirement & Care Center provides a continuum of services to meet a variety of health care needs, including assisted living, memory care and a five-star rated skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.

Mercy Retirement & Care Center believes in celebrating the dignity and individuality of its residents and strives to engage them in meaningful daily activity while providing quality care.

Please visit www.eldercarealliance.org for more information or call 510-534-8540 to schedule a complimentary lunch and personalized visit.




St. Paul's Towers making you feel right at home

Come take a tour and see why we're the East Bay's most appealing senior living community. "We wished we had moved here sooner" is the common refrain from our residents. We offer spacious, maintenance-free apartment homes, wonderfully prepared menu options in our lovely dining room, Wi-Fi and an expanding host of amenities.

True peace of mind is offered through all levels of healthcare. Smart, value-added agreement options are redefining flexibility and predictability to better suit your needs.

Dial 510-891-8542 for your personal tour.




Storyzon helps tell life story

As personal historians at Storyzon LLC we use narratives to capture life's most memorable and defining experiences and events. We tell stories that unify kin and community, preserve traditions, reinforce values and honor legacies. Whether a family history, personal biography, end of life tribute, or celebration of birth, marriage, graduation or retirement, we believe your story, distilled down to every precious moment, is unique and should be chronicled in the most elegant way possible. It is the most precious gift that you can pass on.

 
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