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Make 2023 a FALL FREE year with Spectrum Fall Prevention. We are excited to add new members to our team and continue to provide the educational workshops and exercise classes we all need to stay strong as we age.

We have a new program starting in 2023 for those with arthritis!  Walk With Ease will begin in February at the San Leandro Senior Community Center. This 6 week, 1 hour program will help you become self motivated to use walking as an effective tool to increase strength, improve balance and help improve the symptoms of arthritis.

It’s most people’s worst nightmare - driving home from work like any other day, then suddenly your life changes forever.

This happened to Debbie on August 12, 2020 when she suffered major injuries as the result of a head-on collision in a San Leandro tunnel and had to be extracted from her vehicle using the jaws of life. The other driver had crossed over the dividing line traveling at excessive speeds and lost control as she bent down to search for a dropped cell phone. A passing BART train operator saw the collision and called first responders to the scene. Months later, Debbie would find out that the train operator was the son of one of her good friends.

We are so excited to announce Spectrum’s newest program: Connect. This program is designed to bring together people, pets and learning opportunities for older adults in our community. We will begin with providing reassurance calls, friendly visits, and pet food and supplies. We know how important being connected is to our seniors. COVID amplified this need. We utilized our Meals

on Wheels & Fall Prevention teams to bridge the gap during COVID. We have now officially expanded this program.

Recipe of the Quarter - Beef Stew (serves 6 people) 


  • 2.75 pounds boneless beef chuck roast cut into bite sized pieces
  • splash of olive oil2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 2 large shallots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 cups low sodium beef or vegetable broth
  • kosher salt and pepper

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans 65+ falls each year?

Falls are the number one cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries to older adults. The annual cost of falls is $50 billion, and it is estimated that by the year 2030, that number will reach over $101 billion. Even if you’re healthy or have talked with your healthcare provider, it’s important to be aware of your risks.