28 June 2022

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Resident support could help push reverse mortgages to become reality for co-ops

Resident support could help push reverse mortgages to become reality for co-ops


Resident support could help push reverse mortgages to become reality for co-ops An effort to make reverse mortgages available for cooperative owners in Rossmoor has a chance at success, and supporters are calling residents to action. The U.S. Senate Review Committee is working on a 2023 Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) report that could require HUD to finally write guidelines

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21 June 2022

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Second phase of Gateway studio renovations is imminent

Second phase of Gateway studio renovations is imminent


Second phase of Gateway studio renovations is imminent Al Kaufman doesn’t know yet exactly when it will happen, but he will appreciate the planned improvements to the Woodshop in the Gateway art studio complex. It will include an expanded tool room, updated electrical and dust collection systems, a relocated entry and room for more machines, thanks to a revised layout. “We’ll be able

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New bocce courts are a big hit

New bocce courts are a big hit


New bocce courts are a big hit To steal from an old saying, it’s a whole new bocce ballgame in Rossmoor. That is thanks to the newly resurfaced bocce courts at Sportsmen’s Park. Work on the bocce courts began in early May, and the courts reopened shortly before Memorial Day weekend, Director of Residential Services Jeff Matheson said. The new artificial turf surface was developed specifically

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A thoughtful plan for her children

A thoughtful plan for her children


A thoughtful plan for her children Resident develops detailed, Rossmoor-specific instructions It can be a difficult topic for seniors to discuss with their adult children: what they should do with a home when their parent is gone. This goes deeper than dealing with home sales and inheritances, which are often outlined in wills and trusts, carried out by professionals or at least well understood

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Celebration returns to  Dollar with food trucks, entertainment and more

Celebration returns to Dollar with food trucks, entertainment and more


Celebration returns to Dollar with food trucks, entertainment and more For the first time since 2019, residents and their families can come together again for the annual Fourth of July celebration at Dollar’s picnic grounds. The event will be held Monday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Interrupted for two years because of the pandemic, the day’s events and activities – sponsored

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Trash Tip

Trash Tip


Trash Tip Photo by Kathleen Solmssen While it’s not illegal to throw away an American flag, many view it as dishonorable. Instead, try donating to a flag disposal site. The closest to Rossmoor are the Veterans of Foreign Wars (1919 Wendell Lane, Pleasant Hill) and VFW Post 8063 (3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette).
 

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Pride Week concludes with caravan

Pride Week concludes with caravan


Pride Week concludes with caravan Just two more events remain in the Rossmoor LGBTQ+ Alliance’s celebration of Pride Month 2022. The Alliance invites all of its members and Rossmoor neighbors and friends to join in the fun of these closing events. On Wednesday, June 22, at 4 p.m., the Alliance will hold an online Author Event, with Lucy Jane Bledsoe discussing her new book, “No Stopping
 
14 June 2022

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Rally draws attention to pedestrian safety following spate of accidents

Rally draws attention to pedestrian safety following spate of accidents


Rally draws attention to pedestrian safety following spate of accidents It was a beautiful Tuesday morning – sun shining, temperature creeping up, though not as hot as it would get a few days later. But the mood wasn’t festive at gatherings at two intersections along Tice Creek Drive, at Stanley Dollar Drive and at Ptarmigan Drive, where about 80 people total were either holding signs

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