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Widow’s list leads to love and marriage

The love story of Robert and Jean Kohler started with a list. In September 2017, Bob, as most know him, lost his wife of 53 years to cancer. Jean had divorced in 2004 and had no plans to remarry. Ever. A year after Judy’s death, Jean’s phone rang. It was Bob, her former supervisor at …

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Heritage’s ‘happiest day of the year’ sees $189,765 given to employees

Disneyland bills itself as “The ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ but on one December day each year, The Heritage at Brentwood wears the title well. The 2021 edition came on Dec. 10, just in time for the holidays. On Friday, over 170 non-exempt employees at the Brentwood senior living community received individual checks totaling $189,765. Each …

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Employee of the Month also a fourth-degree black belt

Ann Vocke is a full-time Dietary Aide in The Heritage at Brentwood’s Somerfield Health Center. She’s also the LifeCare Community’s November Employee of the Month. But there’s a lot more to know about Ann. For instance, she used to teach taekwondo. “Not to show off, but I’m a fourth-degree blackbelt! She shares. “My husband David …

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Forward Thinking – Depression can disguise itself as grief or sadness

With the holidays upon us, family gatherings – especially multi-generational ones – offer the opportunity to reconnect with loved ones we don’t see often. This is especially true as we come out of the pandemic that shut down most Thanksgiving feasts last year. The holidays also provide an opportunity to assess how your older friends …

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Forward Thinking – Don’t let your home define you

Have you ever given a thought about where and how you want to spend your retirement years? I ask because if you, like me, are getting to a certain age, it’s something you should think about. Now. And if your parent or parents have already reached that age, it’s time to have a discussion with …

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The Heritage’s Employee of the Month moonlights as professional musician

  The Heritage’s October Employee of the Month, Lizbeth Amaro Espinoza, was nominated for the honor by her supervisor, Director of Environmental Services Willetta Page for her positive outlook and willingness to help her team and others whenever needed. A full-time housekeeper who has worked over two years at The Heritage, the Venezuelan native has …

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