Kindness in Chaos

By Teresa Amaral Beshwate, MPH  “One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.” – Gordon Hinckle Research has clearly shown the tremendously positive impact of serving others. Those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression than those who do […]

Bee of Good Cheer

By: Danielle Palli  When I phoned Gloria Casper to learn more about the monthly “Bee of Good Cheer” program she manages at the Beacon Hill community (where she is a resident), the interview took an unexpected turn. What I got, instead, was a lesson in what it takes to live a life of gratitude, and how a positive outlook can […]

Tuesday Table Ladies

At Longwood at Oakmont (a MPL partner), a group of eight ladies who have been regularly meeting every Tuesday for dinner (AKA the “Tuesday Table Ladies”) collaborated on the writing of a book – Where’s Laura – which was published in the winter of 2016. This story truly exemplifies what it means to live successfully and debunks society’s ageist perceptions. It was […]

The Terraces of Los Gatos Build Habitat for Humanity Playhouse

A group of more than 20 residents of ABHOW’s The Terraces of Los Gatos (a Masterpiece Living partner) recently joined forces with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley to build a playhouse and raise funds for affordable housing in Santa Clara County. David Bowman, the chaplain at The Terraces, suggested bringing Habitat for Humanity’s Playhouse Program to their community to both […]