Mark Yer Calendars
A reminder, there’ll be the League of Women Voters LOCSD candidates forum, Monday, October 13, at 7 pm at the Community Center on Los Osos Valley Rd. A donation at the door will help cover the cost of the forum and I urge everyone to attend and donate. Helps ensure that such forums can continue and continue to represent all candidates, not just those rich enough to pay the fees. For candidate info: http://smartvoter.org/2008/11/04/ca/slo/
Wednesday, October 15, from 11 a.m. to 3.pm
Unity Church of SLO
1490 Southwood, SLO (off Broad street, sorta near French Hospital/Marigold Center area.)
SLO SENIOR RESOURCE EXPO
It’s free, and will feature over 20 exhibitors whose products & services can help you or a loved one age safely, comfortably, happily at home, free health testing. There’ll be panel discussion at noon: “PUTTING TOGETHER YOUR DREAM TEAM” (the crucial role of core managers, caregivers, financial and legal advocates)
Also on the agenda, Yoga demonstration, Dr. Charles Carlson speaking on Senior Friendly Communities, and Chrys Barnes talking on Reverse Mortgages. Radio Personality Bill Benica, KYNS 1340 AM “Talk is Cheap” host will be on hand.
Presented by Chrys & Larry Barnes in association with the National Aging in Place Council. For information about the show, email: Lbarnes78@hotmail.com For transportation available from Ride-on/Ride Share call 541-8747
I’m posting this here to alert Los Osos residents on Chrys Barnes' Reverse Mortgage talk at 2:15 pm. Since many seniors on fixed incomes here in Sewerville will be facing high sewer bills, the information Chrys has on the variety of reverse mortgages may prove to be the difference between having to leave town vs. being able to stay in your own home.
I met with Chrys months ago to get information for a future column or blog posting and was surprised at the variety of reverse mortgage types there were, as well as the flexibility that’s now on offer, not to mention the various government oversight requirements that offer protection to a “buyer.” While Reverse Mortgages aren't for everyone, far from being the Boogie Man some people have painted these instruments, they may be a lifeline for many seniors. And this is a good place to start getting information and have some numbers crunched to see if RM's might be suitable for your needs.
Finally, RWQCB press release shows up in the Tribune. Of Course, for LO people who don’t subscribe to the Tribune?
Few days ago, I posted a “Fraud Alert” regarding this huge official-looking packet of paperwork from AES (Mr. Murphy) and his Reclamator, a packet that was received by a CDO recipient (and who knows who else. (The Tribune claims “the purveyors of the Reclamator say” they’ve mailed these to everyone in the PZ, but I haven’t received anything. Not even a PR email from the RWQCB, which has my email on file. Have you? Plus, I’m still waiting for a notice from the RWQC in my mailbox. Tick-tick-tick)
At any rate, let me quote the Trib: “Briggs said he turned the documents over to the county District Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution.” I won’t hold my breath, but I will type the words below as my personal opinion on this packet of paper:
FRAUD PHONY MADE UP ARGLE BARGLE CAVEAT EMPTOR TOSS IN RECYCLE BIN DO NOT BUY A TROMBONE FROM THIS MAN KATIE BAR THE DOOR GIT THEM HUNGIN’ HOUND DAWGS OUT FRUM UNDER THA PORCH, MAUDIE, AN’ GIT MAH SHOTGUN! AH FEEL LAK VARMINT STEW TONIGHT!